TNPSC DEO 2019 District Educational Officer Written Examination Details - Syllabus for TNPSC DEO 2019

Syllabus for TNPSC DEO 2019 District Educational Officer

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (DEGREE STANDARD)
General Studies
Aptitude & Mental
Ability Test
COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES
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 – 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, prevention and remedies – Communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases – 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 – India’s foreign policy – Latest court verdicts – public opinion – Problems in conduct of public elections – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness & General administration – Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt., – Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
Physics Geography – Geographical landmarks – Policy on environment and ecology.
Economics – Current socio-economic problems – New economic policy & govt. sector.
Science – Latest inventions on science & technology – Latest discoveries in Health Science – Mass media & communication.
UNIT – II
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 India – Pre-historic events- Indus valley civilizationVedic, 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.
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 provisions – Civil services in India – Administrative challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration.
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.
UNIT -VII
INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT – National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – 1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress – Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji – 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.
UNIT – VIII
APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS – 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 – Behavioural 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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