Tnpsc Group-I Syllabus for Prelims along with Reference and Notes

Links to Notes as per the latest syllabus are given on this page. Most of the topics are covered on this page. Some topics are merged together, and as a result, topics might have links to them.

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(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 UniverseGeneral 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.

Environment and Ecology


(i) HistoryLatest diary of eventsNational symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in 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 socio – economic issues.

(v) Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.


(i) Location – Physical featuresMonsoon, rainfall, weather and climateWater resourcesRivers in India Soil, minerals and natural resourcesForest and wildlifeAgricultural pattern.

(ii) TransportCommunication

(iii) Social geography – Population density and distributionRacial, linguistic groups and major tribes.

(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measuresClimate changeGreen energy


(i) Indus valley civilizationGuptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and MarathasAge of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani KingdomsSouth 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


(i) Constitution of IndiaPreamble to the ConstitutionSalient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

(ii) Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

(iii) Union Executive, Union legislatureState Executive, State LegislatureLocal governments, Panchayat Raj.

(iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

(v) Election – Judiciary in IndiaRule of law.

(vi) Corruption in public lifeAnti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.


(i) Nature of Indian economyFive year plan models – an assessmentPlanning Commission and Niti Ayog.

(ii) Sources of revenueReserve Bank of India Fiscal Policy and Monetary PolicyFinance 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 agricultureIndustrial growthRural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.


(i) National renaissanceEarly uprising against British ruleIndian National CongressEmergence of leadersB.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 struggleEarly agitations against British RuleRole of women in 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 ResourcesEconomic 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.


(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 – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

Standard Books for Tnpsc Group-I

  1. SURA`S TNPSC Group 1 Exam CCSE-1 (Graduate Level) General Studies Preliminary Exam Book in English Medium (TNPSC New Syllabus) – LATEST EDITION 2022


2.SURA’S TNPSC Group-I Preliminary Exam Q-Bank (7 Previous Year’s Original Question Papers Included) Book – 2022 Latest

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Anusuya J
Anusuya J
3 years ago

Why don’t you give notes for Group 2 mains. Because still we are confused like where to study and where do we get notes and then give notes for all the topics for Group 2 prelims (since Group 1 prelims syllabus is same). Please provide full notes for all the topics in prelims first. Your notes are really great and keep going with your good work

2 years ago
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aptitude and mental abiity

* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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