29 Mar 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus and Exam Pattern PDF:

TNPSC Group 1 Exam notification is going to be released on January 2022. It’s not easy to clear the exam without knowing the TNPSC New Group 1 Prelims and Main Syllabus. Group 1 Revised/ New Syllabus 2022 released officially by TNPSC in English and Tamil Medium 2021 PDF. First and foremost is to understand the syllabus, go through once before starting preparing. Prepare a Study plan/ Preparation plan based on TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus and try to follow that plan prepared. Also, see TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern below. Complete New Syllabus and Study Material Books 2021-22 for the Preliminary and Main Examination available on our site, check that link below. Here is the TNPSC Group 1 New Syllabus 2021-2022 PDF Free Download in English and Tamil below:

For TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam New Syllabus 2021 PDF, Click to download –  TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus PDF.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Selection Procedure:

The Group 1 Examination is based on 3 modes:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main/ Written Examination
  • Oral Interview

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern:

Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern for the upcoming exam given below:

Name of Subjects No. of Questions Marks Minimum qualification marks
General Studies 150 225 For Unreserved – 120 marks &
(Cutoff may vary)
BC/MBC/SC/ST – 90 marks
Aptitude Test 50 75
Total no. of Questions 200 300 (3 hours)

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus:

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus consists of 2 parts: 1. General Studies and 2. Aptitude Test. The complete syllabus list is given below:

Unit I – General Science:

General Science topics in four streams: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology:

(i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present, and future.
(ii) Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.
(iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
(iv) Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.
(v) Environment and Ecology.

Unit II – Current Affairs:

(i) History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports – Books and authors.
(ii) Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare-oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.
(iii) Geography – Geographical landmarks.
(iv) Economics – Current socioeconomic issues.

Unit III – Geography:

(i) Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather, and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals, and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
(ii) Transport – Communication.
(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups, and major tribes.
(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.

Unit IV – History and culture of India:

(i) Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.
(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
(iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
(iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

Unit V – Indian Polity:

(i) Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State, and Union Territory.
(ii) Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
(iv) Spirit of Federalism: center-state Relationships.
(v) Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
(vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

Unit VI – Indian Economy:

(i) Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
(ii) Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.
(iii) Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programs – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.

Unit VII – Indian National Movement:

(i) National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose, and others.
(ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
(iii) Communalism and partition.

Unit VIII – History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu:

(i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
(ii) Thirukkural : (a) Significance as a Secular literature
(b) Relevance to Everyday Life
(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc
(e) Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
(f ) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
(iii) Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in the freedom struggle.
(iv) Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement, and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

Unit IX – Development Administration in Tamil Nadu:

(i) Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
(ii) Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu.
(iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
(iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
(v) Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
(vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
(vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

Unit X – Aptitude & Mental Ability Test:

(i) Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
(ii) Ratio and Proportion.
(iii) Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
(iv) Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series.


For TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam New Syllabus PDF, click to download –  TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus PDF.
Group 1 prelims previous year question paper PDF, Click the link to viewTNPSC Group 1 Question Papers
Group 1 prelims model question paper PDF, Check the link – TNPSC Group 1 Model Question papers.

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern:

Group 1 Main examination pattern is given below:

Name of Subjects Maxi. Marks Minimum qualification marks
GS Paper I 300 For Unreserved – 408 marks

BC/MBC/SC/ST – 306 marks

GS Paper II 300
GS Paper III 300
Interview & Record 120

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Syllabus:

Main examination group 1 consists of three-part. Complete Group 1 Main Syllabus below:

GS Paper-I:

Unit I – Modern history of India and Indian culture
Unit II – Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu
III – General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard)

GS Paper-II:

1. Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India
2. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India
3. Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage

GS Paper-III:

Unit I – Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu
Unit II – Environment, Bio-Diversity, and Disaster Management
III – Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of the global economy on India

For complete TNPSC Group 1 revised syllabus PDF, Check the link – TNPSC Group 1 Main Syllabus PDF.
TNPSC Group 1 Study Materials PDF Free download – TNPSC Group 1 Study Materials

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