Group VIII (Executive Officer, Grade IV) – MAIN EXAMINATION

(Objective type) (S.S.L.C Standard)

Aspirants who are applied for the Group 7 Services examination may hurry in their preparation. Some applicants may not able to cover all the portions prescribed in the syllabus, those candidates may prepare by referring the previous year question papers of TNPSC Group 7 Exam. 

To give collective information about the sample and previous year’s question papers this post has been published by us. The question pattern for this exam comprises two sections, which are General Studies (General Knowledge, Aptitude and Mental Ability) in SSLC STD and இந்து மதம் (
சைவமும் வைணவமும்).

Here, we have listed new revised syllabus of GROUP 8 Exam.

Unit-I General science :

Physics Nature of Universe - General Scientific laws - Inventions and discoveries - National scientific laboratories - Mechanics and properties of matter - Physical quantities, standards and units - Force, motion and energy - Magnetism, electricity and electronics - 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, 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
PoliticalScience 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- Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-Water resources - rivers in India - Soil, minerals & natural resources - Forest & wildlife - Agricultural pattern - Transport & communication - Social geography – population-density and distribution - Natural calamities – Disaster Management.
Unit-IV. History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu

Indus valley civilization - Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas - 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.


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 - Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu - Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law – Elections - Official language and Schedule-VIII - Corruption in public life - Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman = Right to information - Empowerment of women - 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 - Rural welfare oriented programmers - Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty - Economic trends in Tamil Nadu
Unit-VI. Indian national movement

National renaissance - Emergence of national leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore - Different modes of agitations - Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others –

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 - Visual Reasoning - Alpha numeric Reasoning - Number Series.

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