TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus 2014

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General Studies Topics for Objective type

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 including communicable and non – communicable 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

Political Science-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and political system in India3. Public awareness & General administration-4. 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 inIndia Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surfacetransport & 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

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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- 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, CAG - Right to information- Empowerment of women-Consumer protection forms

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-VI.  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-VII.   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.