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TNPSC Recruitment 2016: Scheme of Examination/ Syllabus


TNPSC Recruitment 2016: Scheme of Examination/ Syllabus, Note: i. The question paper in Paper - I will be set in English only and Paper-II will be set both in English and Tamil.

TNPSC Recruitment 2016: Scheme of Examination/ Syllabus



Scheme of the Examination (Objective Type) and Oral Test : 

SubjectDuration of
Maximum MarksMinimum Qualifying
Marks for
SCs, SC(A)s,
STs, MBCs/DCs,
BCs and BCMs
PAPER I (200 Questions)
Subject paper in U.G.
Degree Standard

Mechanical and
Production Engineering
(Code No.074)

(100 Questions)

Automobile Engineering
(Code No.015)

(100 Questions)
3 Hours300171228
PAPER II (100 Questions)
General Studies
(Degree Standard)
2 Hours200
Interview and Record70


i. The question paper in Paper - I will be set in English only and Paper-II will be set both in English and Tamil.

ii. The existing syllabi for the above subjects under Paper-I (10 Units) and Paper-II (10 Units) have been clubbed together and constituted as a Single syllabus (20 Units). A single question paper in Paper-I will be set in English only.

iii. The syllabi for Paper - I & Paper-II have been furnished in Annexure-IIA and IIB to this Notification and also available in the Commission’s Website ‘’.


1. To use either blue or black ink Ball Point pen only.

2. Answer sheet will be invalidated if shaded in pencil. 

3. The answer sheet will be invalidated if the box provided for booklet series mentioned in the Question Paper is not shaded / incorrectly shaded.

4. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.


General Studies
Degree / P.G Degree Standard
Topics for Objective Type 

Unit­-I General science : 
Physics Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and  nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy‐ Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science 

Chemistry Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐ Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics 

Botany ­Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐communication 

Zoology­ Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐ prevention and remedies‐ Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life 

Unit­ -II. Current Events 
History ­­Latest diary of events – National‐‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours‐‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who? 

Political Science­-1. India’s foreign policy‐2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion‐3. Problems in conduct of public elections‐4. Political parties and political system in India‐5. Public awareness & General administration‐6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility 

Geography Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology - 

Economics­­ Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector Science­Latest inventions on science & technology‐Latest discoveries in Health Science‐ Mass media & communication 

Unit­-III. Geography 
Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐‐‐ rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐Transport including Surface transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control 

Unit-­IV. History and culture of India 
Pre‐historic events‐‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of  Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐  Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy  – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc. 

Constitution of India‐. Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐ State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐. Emergency provisions‐ Civil services in India‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state‐ Complexities of district administration‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule‐VIII‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐. Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central  Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, ‐ Comptroller and Auditor General of  India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal‐ Consumer protection forms 

Unit-­ VI. Indian economy 
Nature of Indian economy‐Need for economic planning‐Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income‐ Public finance & fiscal policy‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐Energy  Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐Planning Commission‐ National Development Council 

Unit-­VI. Indian national movement 
National renaissance‐Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence‐ 

Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work‐Behavioral ability ‐Basic terms, Communications in information technology‐Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)‐ Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences‐ 



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