Topics for Objective Type
UNIT – I - GENERAL SCIENCE :
PHYSICS ‐ Nature of 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 ‐ Heat, light and sound.
CHEMISTRY ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides ,insecticides.
BOTANY ‐ Main Concepts of life science ‐ Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration.
ZOOLOGY ‐ Blood and blood circulation‐Reproductive system‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Human diseases including communicable and non communicable disease - prevention and remedies‐ Animals, Plants and human life.
UNIT ‐ II. CURRENT EVENTS
History ‐ Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States-Eminent persons & places in news - sports & games - books & authors - awards & honors - india and its neighbors.
Political Science - problems in conduct of public elections - political parties and political system in india - public awareness & general administration - welfare oriented govt. schemes their utility.
Geography - geographical landmarks.
Economics - current socio - economic problems.
science - latest inventions on science & technology.
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 & 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 INDIIA
Indus valley civilization- Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Maraths - Age of Vijayanagaram and The bahmanis - south indian history- culture and heritage of tamil people- india since independence- characteristics of indian culture- unity in diversity- race , colour, language, custom - india as secular state- Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN - Political parties and populist schemes.
UNIT – V ‐ INDIAN POLITY
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 ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ 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.
UNIT – VI ‐ INDIAN ECONOMY
Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmers ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.
UNIT – VII ‐ INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
National renaissance - Emergence of national leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, tagore- Different modes of agitations - Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle,Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others.
UNIT – VIII – APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS
Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ 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 ‐ Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series.
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