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We highly suggest you to read the full post. We have made this post very
elaborate so as to simplify your preparation efforts and timings. So, pls read
the full post till the end.

Achieving a top rank in any competitive exam will be easier, if we are doing the Consistent Precise
Preparation. Top rank in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) exams can be achieved with
the consistent precise preparation for TNPSC.
What do we mean by Consistent Precise Preparation? The Preparation Strategy which makes you to
complete the overall TNPSC syllabus (and Revision too) so that, you will be confident of clearing the
exam while getting out of the exam hall itself. Whatever the preparation strategy be, but its success
lies only within you. We will show you here, what is meant by precise preparation, but it is you who
can make it Consistent. Consistency doesnt mean preparing fully for 3 days in a week and taking 4
days leave by satisfying that, we have prepared much. Consistency is, preparing daily upto a
satisfactory level so as to complete our planned syllabus.
Every preparation strategy for TNPSC aims to complete the overall TNPSC Syllabus. Our strategy here
too does the same. But, we aim to give you the best self study strategy which will be a simplified one
and avoids the unwanted burden of reading many books, so as to make you to achieve a top rank in
TNPSC exams.
Nothing can be achieved without hard work. We strongly believe in that. If you are looking for an
easy trick to clear TNPSC, then this is not right place for you. Here we fully focus on Smart
Preparation which will make you to clear TNPSC exams without the need of attending any
commercial academy or spending too much money in study materials (for this reason, our online
free academy is launched). Here we will give you the simplified strategy by which reading only the
needed books & materials (Most are available freely) you can achieve a top rank in tnpsc exams as
many has already done so.

We had made the preparation strategy for TNPSC exams as Integrated Preparation Strategy and
Individual Preparation Strategy (specifically focusing on individual TNPSC exams). The Integrated
TNPSC Exam preparation strategy gives you the full preparation guide so as to clear any TNPSC
exams right from Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, and Group 3, Group 4, VAO and others. Integrated
Preparation Strategy is a one preparation strategy by preparing in that method, you will be able to
get through any TNPSC exams. The individual exam preparation strategies specifically focuses the
individual Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, Group 4, VAO exams so as to clear them if you are
specifically targeting them.
If you are new to TNPSC exam preparations, we highly recommend you to go with Integrated
Preparation Strategy as it will give you an overall preparation guide. If you are focusing any one
exam or wish to prepare them after its notification, you can go by Individual Preparation Strategies.
Here are some this and that about TNPSC. You can ignore them and go to Preparation Strategy or
read them for more elaborate view on TNPSC exam preparation.
Can I Clear TNPSC Exam?

Yes you can. Anybody can. It doesnt depend on the persons ability or knowledge. It entirely
depends on the persons Preparation (Smart Work). We will show you what this smart work means
in our preparation strategy. Before that, go through this little calculus:
TNPSC Notifies for any exam Say there are some 1000 vacancies
Person applying for exam - nearly some 10,00,000 (10 Lakhs)! Therefore Competition is 1000
persons for 1 vacancy.
Person thinking to study for the exam (neglect those who apply based on parents or neighbours
pressure and those simply for name sake) nearly 2,00,000 goes. Now competition is among the
remaining 8,00,000.
Person studying for exam (by joining in any institute or self study, etc) 1,00,000 (we are serious
here. It is true, nearly 1 lakh students are only studying among those applying)
Person actually preparing (we mean here consistent precise preparation) 30,000 to 40,000. These
are the real competitors. Now the competition is 30 to 40 people for single vacancy. Here the
difference lies among those who uses those 3 hours of examination well and clears the exam (it
relies on solving question papers).

Now you tell With a simplified strategy, Consistent Precise preparation, you
can clear the TNPSC exams or not? Yes You Can. We believe, Do You?

Myths about TNPSC Exam Preparation

1. Need to go to a commercial academy and attend classes Not needed. We will give you the
simplified preparation strategy by which you can study by yourself without the need of going
to any institute. We are not against attending classes in commercial academies, we wish to
help those who cannot spend money on commercial tnpsc academies.
2. Need to read many bulk materials Definitely not. Should focus on what are the needed
materials alone. Here we will suggest you the needed books and materials so as to make you
to get a top rank in TNPSC exams.
3. Can I clear the exam while working Yes you can. Our preparation strategy will help you.

Preparation Strategy

In any Preparation Strategy we need to know:

What to Study (General Syllabus and Approach)
Where to Study (Books and Materials)
How to Study
Integrated Preparation Strategy
The Integrated Preparation Strategy gives you a full-fledged guide for preparing all TNPSC exams viz
Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, Group 3, Group 4, VAO and Others in a one go.

What to Study:
What to study is what TNPSC has given as Syllabus. As we analyse the TNSPC syllabus for various
exams, we can see related topics being asked in many prelims (almost all). So preparation for all
prelims will be almost same, except some variations. Note that, the below preparation strategy
covers the General Studies Paper in prelims of all exams. For the second paper (General English/
General Tamil) of Group 2, Group 2A, Group 3, Group 4, VAO a separate preparation strategy will be
posted shortly.

The Entire TNPSC Syllabus can be simplified as:

o Science
Physics, Chemistry, Botany &Zoology
o Current Affairs of
History, Polity, Geography, Economy & Science
o Geography
o History and Culture of India
o Indian Polity
o Indian Economy
o Indian National Movement
o Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
In the breakup of above TNPSC Syllabus, certain General Topics is same for all exams (Group 1,
Group 2, Group 2A, Group3, Group 4, and VAO) and certain additional topics are included in
corresponding exams syllabus. We have analysed the topics and simplified it for you as given below:

[General Topics( Included in all

[Topics for
Subject TNPSC Exams as Group 1, Group 2, [Topics for Group 1]
Group 2 and Group 2A]
Group 3, Group 4 & VAO)]
Universe General Scientific laws [General Topics] +
Inventions and discoveries National [Topics for Group 2 and Group
scientific laboratories Mechanics and [General Topics] + 2A] +
properties of matter Physical Scientific instruments Science
Physics Electronics &communications -
quantities, standards and units Force, glossary Atomic and nuclear Solid State PhysicsSpectroscopy
motion and energy electricity and physics Geophysics Astronomy and
Magnetism Heat, light and sound -
space science.
[General Topics] + [General Topics] +
[Topics for Group 2 and Group
Elements and Compounds Acids, bases Oxidation and reduction
2A] +
Chemistry and salts Fertilizers, pesticides, Chemistry of ores and metals
insecticides Carbon, nitrogen and their Biochemistry and biotechnology
compounds Electrochemistry Polymers
and plastics
[General Topics] +
Main Concepts of life science [General Topics] + [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Botany Classification of living organism 2A] +
Nutrition and dietetics Respiration The cell basic unit of life Excretion of metabolic waste
Blood and blood circulation [General Topics] +
Reproductive system Environment, [General Topics] +
ecology, health and hygiene, Human Endocrine system Genetics [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Zoology diseases, prevention and remedies the science of heredity Bio 2A] +
Communicable diseases and non diversity and its conservation
communicable diseases Alcoholism and drug abuse
Animal, Plant and Human Life
Current Affairs
[General Topics] +
Latest diary of events National
[Topics for Group 2 and Group
National symbols Profile of States [General Topics] + 2A] +
Eminent persons & places in
History Latest historical events Defence, national security and
newsSports & games Books & authors
Appointmentswho is who? terrorism World organizations
Awards & honours India and its
pacts and summits Cultural
panorama Latest terminology
Problems in conduct of public elections [General Topics] +
Political parties and political system in [General Topics] + [Topics for Group 2 and Group
India Public awareness & General Role of Voluntary organizations 2A] +
administration Welfare oriented govt. &Govt., Indias foreign policy Latest
schemes, their utility court verdicts public opinion
[General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Geography Geographical landmarks [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Policy on environment and ecology 2A]
[General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Economics Current socioeconomic problems [Topics for Group 2 and Group
New economic policy & govt. sector
[General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Latest inventions on science &
Science Latest discoveries in Health Science [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Mass media & communication 2A]
Earth and Universe Solar system [General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Water resources rivers in India Soil, Atmosphere hydrosphere, 2A] +
minerals & natural resources Forest & lithosphere - Natural vegetation
Climate change impact and
wildlife Agricultural pattern, livestock
consequences mitigation
Geography & fisheries population density and
measuresPollution Control
distribution Natural calamities
disaster management
Transport including surface transport
and communication- Social Geography
(Not in VAO)
Indus Valley Civilisation Guptas Delhi [General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Sultans Mughals and Marathas Age Advent of European invasion [Topics for Group 2 and Group
of Vijayanagaram and Bhamanis Expansion and consolidation of 2A] +
British ruleEffect of British rule on
South Indian history Culture and socioeconomic factors Social Prehistoric events Vedic, Aryan
Heritage of Tamil people India since reforms and religious movements and Sangam age Mauryan
History and independence Characteristics of Indian Organizations for fine arts, dance, dynasty Buddhism and Jainism
culture of culture Unity in diversity race, colour, drama, music Prominent
India language, custom personalities in the various spheres
Indiaas secular state Growth of Arts, Science, literature and
rationalist, Dravidian movement in Philosophy Mother Teresa,
TNPolitical parties and populist Swami Vivekananda, Pandit
schemes Ravishankar, M.S.Subbulakshmi,
Rukmani Arundel and
J.Krishnamoorthy etc.
Constitution of India Preamble to the
constitution Salient features of
constitution Union, State and territory
Citizenship rights amend duties
Fundamental rights Fundamental [General Topics] + [General Topics] +
duties Human rights charter Union [Topics for Group 2 and Group
legislature Parliament State Status of Jammu & Kashmir Indian 2A] +
executive State Legislature assembly federalism Center state
Local government panchayat raj relations Emergency provisions Civil services in India
Indian Polity Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India Rule of Election Commission Union and Administrative challenges in a
law/Due process of law Elections State Amendments to constitution welfare state Complexities of
Official Language and Schedule VIII Schedules to constitution district administration
Administrative reforms & tribunals Voluntary organizations and
Corruption in public life Anti Central and State public grievances
corruption measures Central Vigilance Commission redressal
Commission, lokadalats, Ombudsman,
Comptroller and Auditor General of
India Right to information
Empowerment of women -
Consumer Protection Forms
[General Topics] + [General Topics] + [Topics for
Nature of Indian economy Fiveyear Group 2 and Group 2A] +
plan modelsan assessment Land Role of public sector & Capital formation and
reforms & agriculture Application of disinvestmentDevelopment of investmentPublic finance &
Indian science in agriculture Industrial growth infrastructure National income fiscal policy Price policy &
Economy Rural welfare oriented programmes HRD sustainable economic public distribution Banking,
Social sector problems population, growth Energy Different sources money & monetary policy Role
education, health, employment, poverty and development Finance of Foreign Direct Investment
Economic trends in Tamil Nadu Commission Planning Commission (FDI) WTO globalization &
National Development Council privatization
[General Topics] +

National Renaissance - Early uprising against British [General Topics] +

Emergence of national rule1857 Revolt Indian National [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Indian Congress Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, 2A] +
leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore,
National Netaji Growth of militant
Different modes of agitations Era of different Acts &
Movement movements Communalism led to
Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle PactsWorld war & final phase
Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others partition Birth of political parties
/political system in India since
[General Topics] +
Conversion of information to data [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Collection, compilation and 2A] +
presentation of data Tables, graphs,
[General Topics] + Parametric representation of
diagrams Analytical interpretation of
Aptitude data SimplificationPercentage data Basic terms,
AreaVolume Decision making and Communications in information
Highest Common Factor (HCF)Lowest
problem solving technology Application of
Common Multiple (LCM) Ratio and
ProportionSimple interestCompound Information and Communication
interest Time and Work Technology (ICT) - Behavioural
Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number [General Topics] + [General Topics] +
Logical Series [Topics for Group 2 and Group
Logical Number/ Alphabetical/
Reasoning 2A]
Dice Alpha numeric reasoning (Not in Diagrammatic Sequences
Group 3 alone)
Note: Italic topics in [General Topics] are not needed in Group 2 and Group 2A Exams.
Things to Note from the above Syllabus:
1. Indian History may be divided as Ancient, Medieval and Modern. In that, Ancient and
Medieval Histories are not included in Group 2 and Group 2A Exams.
2. If you complete the General Topics first, you can complete nearly 70% of the overall
TNPSC Syllabus for any exams (Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, Group 3, Group 4, and
The above is the complete set of Syllabus for preparing TNPSC Exams. We highly
recommend you to take a print out of the above syllabus and keep it handy for your
preparation. For PDF of the above simplified syllabus, Click Here.
So, now we know, what to study. Next is Where to Study.

Where to Study:

This section covers the books and study materials for the above syllabus. This Integrated TNPSC
exam preparation strategy focuses on giving you the simplified books rather than listing complicated
and costly study materials. We are not just going to list the books needed for each syllabus. Instead,
each and every topic will be analysed separately and individual topic oriented preparation chapters
will be specified. It is very important to note that, our preparation strategy for TNPSC Exams mostly
relies on SAMACHEER Books rather than other study materials. It is also very important to note that,
we strictly suggest you to go by Samacheer Books directly for the topics rather than reading any
Samacheer Guides (notes out of samacheer books, which are available as study materials). Also for
those topics, in which Samacheer books are insufficient, we will give you the most reliable other

Why Samacheer Books?

It is a simple answer, TNPSC is directly asking from them. Take any recent TNPSC Question paper
and analyse the questions, you can see that most conventional topics are asked from Samacheer
books. For your surprise, even TNPSC Group 1 (2015 & 2016) and Group 2 (2016) Mains written
exam questions are directly asked from SAMACHEER BOOK BACK QUESTIONS. Also Samacheer
books will give you an overall view of any topic. Why we suggest going directly by samacheer (rather
than guides) is that, to cover the relevant topics fully. Remember that, our aim is to get a TOP RANK
in TNPSC Exams. All Samacheer books are available for free in pdf. Dont waste your hard earned
money on other study materials unless it is worth and important.

Topic oriented preparation:

Italic topics in [General Topics] are not needed in Group 2 and Group 2A Exams.
* - Indicates topics which are not exclusively given in TNPSC syllabus but questions were asked in
** - Indicates topic important for Group 1 and Group 2 alone.
Sub Exams Topics Where to Study
Mechanics and properties of matter Std 9 - Liquids
Std 6 -Measurement and Motion
Std 7 Measurement
Physical quantities, standards and
Std 8 Measurements
Std 9 Measurements and measuring instruments
Std 10 Measuring instruments
Std 6 Types of Energy
Std 7 Motion
Std 8 Force and Pressure
Force, motion and energy
Std 9 Motion
Std 9 Work, power and energy
Std 10 Laws of Motion and Gravitation
Std 6 Magnetism
Std 7- Electricity
electricity and Magnetism, Electronics Std 8 Electricity and Heat
P Std 10 Electricity and Energy
H Std 10 Magnetic effect of electric current and light
Y Std 6 Light
Std 7 Heat and Light
Heat, light and sound Std 8 Light and Sound
Std 9 Sound
Std 9 Heat and Gas laws
Nature of Universe - General Scientific
*Read from Lucents or Arihants General Studies+ |
laws - Inventions and discoveries
[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
National scientific laboratories
Scientific instruments - Science *Read from Lucents or Arihants General Studies+ |
[Group 2 & glossary [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
2A] Std 8 Atomic Structure
Atomic and nuclear physics
Std 9 Atomic Structure
Electronics & communications - Solid
State Physics - Spectroscopy
[Group 1] *Read from Lucents or Arihants General Studies+
Geophysics Astronomy and space
Std 6 - Chemistry in Daily life
Std 6 Separation of Substances
Std 6 Changes around us
Std 7 Matter in our surroundings
Std 7 Matter and its nature
Elements and Compounds
[General Std 7 Combustion and Flame
Topics] Std 8 Elements and Compounds around us
Std 9 Is matter around us pure?
C Std 9 Periodic Classifications of elements
H Std 10 - Solutions
E Acids, bases and salts Std 10 Chemical Reactions
Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides *Read from Lucents or Arihants General Studies+
Oxidation and reduction [covered in Acids, bases and salts topics]
[Group 2 & Chemistry of ores and metals Std 8 Coal and Petroleum
2A] Carbon, nitrogen and their Std 9 Chemical equation
compounds Std 10 Carbon and its compounds
Biochemistry and biotechnology
Electrochemistry - Polymers and
[Group 1] *Read from Lucents or Arihants General Studies]
Std 7 Animals in daily life
Std 7 Plant Morphology
Main Concepts of life science
Std 8 Crop production and management
Std 10 Life Processes
Std 6 Diversity of Organisms
[General Std 7 Basis of Classification
Topics] Classification of living organism Std 8 Pictorial feature of Plant Kingdom
Std 8 Microorganisms
Std 9 Animal Kingdom
Std 7 Nutrition in Plants and Animals
Nutrition and dietetics - Respiration Std 7 Respiration in Plants and Animals
Std 9 Structure and physiological functions of plants
[Group 2 & Std 6 Cell Structure
The cell basic unit of life
2A] Std 9 - Cells
Excretion of metabolic waste [covered in zoology general topics]
[Group 1]
Std 9 Human Body organ system
Blood and blood circulation - Std 10 Structure and Functions of Human Body Organ System
Reproductive system Std 10 Reproduction in plants
Std 10 A representative study of mammals
Std 6 Our Environment
Std 7 Eco System
Std 7 Water a precious resource
Std 8 Air, Water and Soil Pollution
Environment, ecology, Bio diversity Std 8 Diversity in Living organisms
[General and its conservation Std 8 Conservation of Plants and Animals
Z Topics] Std 9 Bio Geo Chemical cycle
O Std 9 Pollution and ozone depletion
O Std 10 Conservation of Environment
Std 10 Waste water management
Std 6 Food Habits
Health and hygiene, Human diseases,
Std 7 Human body form and function
prevention and remedies
Std8 - Reaching the age of Adolescence
Communicable diseases and non
Std 9 Improvement in food resources
communicable diseases
Std 10 Immune system
Animal, Plant and Human Life Std 6 The World of Plants
[Group 2 & Endocrine system [covered in zoology general topics]
2A] Genetics the science of heredity Std 10 Hereditary and Evolution
[Group 1] Alcoholism and drug abuse Std 9 Addiction and Healthy lifestyle
Current Affairs
Latest diary of events National
National symbols Profile of States
[General Eminent persons & places in
Topics] newsSports & games Books &
authors Awards & honours India and
its neighbours
[Group 2 & Latest historical events
2A] Appointments who is who?
Defence, national security and
terrorism World organizations
[Group 1]
pacts and summits Cultural
panorama Latest terminology
P Problems in conduct of public Read Current Affairs directly from http://tnpsc.academy/ Current
O elections Political parties and Affairs Section http://tnpsc.academy/current-affairs/
L. political system in India Public tnpsc.Academy doesnt lists the important news alone, rather you
S awareness & General administration will get an overall view of the relevant issues with its backgrounds
C Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their and needed facts (which you cannot find in any newspaper or
I utility magazine or other listed current affairs sites). This will make you to
[Group 2 & Role of Voluntary organizations & answer any current affairs questions in tnpsc exams.
2A] Govt. tnpsc.Academy also provides exam oriented current affairs
Indias foreign policy Latest court compilation.
[Group 1]
verdicts public opinion
G Geographical landmarks
[Group 2 &
O Policy on environment and ecology
[General Current socioeconomic problems
[Group 2 &
O New economic policy & govt. sector
[General Latest inventions on science &
Topics] technology
[Group 2 & Latest discoveries in Health Science
2A] Mass media & communication
Std 6 The Earth and the Solar System
Std 6 Rotation and Revolution of Earth
Std 6 The Earth we live in
Earth and Universe Solar system Std 6 Maps and Globe *
Std 7 The Earth Its Structure and tectonic movements
Std 9 Tamil Nadu ** ; Physiography of Tamil Nadu **
Std 10 India Location and Physiography *
Std 7 Weather and Climate
Monsoon, rainfall, weather and
Std 9 Climate of Tamil Nadu **
Std 10 India Climate **
Water resources rivers in India [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
Std 7 The Surface of Earth and changing face of Earth
Std 8 Resources and their types
Std 8 Resources and Economic activities
Std 8 Types of Primary Activities; Mining *
Soil, minerals & natural resources Std 8 Industries; Types of Industries *
Std 9 Resources of Tamil Nadu **
[General Std 9 Tamil Nadu Manufacturing Industries **
Topics] Std 10 India Natural Resources
Std 10 India Industries *
Std 9 Environmental Issues
Forest & wildlife Std 9 Conservation of Resources and Sustainable Development
Std 10 Environmental Issues
Std 8 Agriculture; Crops
Agricultural pattern, livestock &
Std 9 Tamil Nadu Agriculture **
Std 10 India Agriculture
Std 8 Population Growth and Distribution; Population and
Population density and distribution Resources
Std 9 Tamil Nadu Population
Std 7 Disaster and Disaster Management
Natural calamities disaster Std 8 Responding to Disasters
management Std 9 Disaster Management
Std 10 Disaster Risk Reduction
Transport including surface transport Std 8 Trade
and communication- Social Std 8 Transport and Communication
Geography (Not in VAO) Std 9 Tamil Nadu Transport and Communications
Std 9 Tamil Nadu Trade **
Std 10 India Trade Transport and Communications
[Group 2 & Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere Std 7 An Introduction to Oceanography *
2A] Natural vegetation [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
Climate change impact and
[Group 1] consequences mitigation [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
measuresPollution Control
Std 6 Indus Valley Civilization
Indus Valley Civilization
Std 9 Ancient Civilizations
Std 6 India After Mauryas
Guptas Std 11 Post Mauryan Empire
Std 11 Gupta Empire
Std 7 The Kingdoms of the Deccan
Std 7 Arab and Turkish invasion
Std 7 Sultanate of Delhi
Delhi Sultans Std 9 Medieval Age
Std 11 Early Medieval India
Std 11 Delhi Sultanate
Std 11 India under the Delhi Sultanate
Std 8 The Great Mughals
Std 8 Rise of the Marathas
Mughals and Marathas Std 11 The Mughal Empire
Std 11 India under the Mughals
Std 11 The Marathas
Std 7 The Vijayanagar and Bhamani Kingdoms
Topics] Age of Vijayanagaram and Bhamanis
Std 11 The Vijayanagar and Bhamani Kingdoms
Std 7 The South Indian Kingdoms
Std 8 The Nayak Rule in Tamil Country
Std 8 The Rule of Marathas of Thanjavur
South Indian history Culture and Std 9 Cultural Heritage of Tamil Nadu
Heritage of Tamil people Std 11 South Indian Kingdom I Pallavas
Std 11 South Indian Kingdom II Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas
Std 11 Imperial Cholas
Std 11 The Spread of Indian Culture in Other Asian Countries
India since independence Std 12 India After Independence
Characteristics of Indian culture
Unity in diversity race, colour, Std 7 Bakthi and Sufi movements*
language, custom - Indiaas secular Std 11 Bakthi Movement in Medieval India
Growth of rationalist, Dravidian
Std 12 Role of Tamil Nadu in the Indian National Movement
movement in TN - Political parties and
Std 12 The Justice Party Rule
populist schemes
Advent of European invasion Std 8 Advent of the Europeans
Expansion and consolidation of British Std 8 Anglo French Struggle (Carnatic Wars)
rule Std 11 The Coming of Europeans
Std 8 Rule of English East India Company
Std 8 Lord Cornwallis **
Std 8 Marquess of Hastings **
[Group 2 & Effect of British rule on socio
Std 8 Lord William Bentick **
2A] economic factors
Std 8 Lord Dalhousie **
Std 12 India under the English East India Company
Std 12 Revenue Administration and Economic Policy of the British
Std 10 Social and Religious Reform Movements in 19 Cen.
Social reforms and religious
Std 10 Social Transformation in Tamil Nadu
Std 12 Educational and Social Reforms
Organizations for fine arts, dance,
drama, music Prominent
personalities in the various spheres
Arts, Science, literature and
[General Topics Some overall view is enough]
Philosophy Mother Teresa, Swami
Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar,
M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel
and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.
Std 6 Pre Historic Period
Prehistoric events
Std 11 Pre Historic India and Harappan Culture
Std 6 Ancient Tamil Nadu
Std 6 The Vedic Period
Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age
Std 11 The Vedic Culture
Std 11 Sangam Age
[Group 1] Std 6 The Raise of Kingdoms
Std 7 The North Indian Kingdoms The Rajputs
Maurya dynasty
Std 11 The Raise of Magadha and Alexanders Invasion
Std 11 Mauryan Empire
Std 6 Jainism and Buddhism
Buddhism and Jainism Std 9 Intellectual awakening of 6 Century BC
Std 11 Jainism and Buddhism
Constitution of India Preamble to
the constitution Salient features of
constitution Union, State and

Citizenship rights amend duties

Fundamental rights Fundamental

duties Human rights charter Union
legislature Parliament State
executive State Legislature assembly Std 7 Our Nation
Local government panchayat raj Std 7 Indian Constitution
Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India Rule Std 9 The Union Government
of law/Due process of law Elections Std 9 The State Government
Official Language and Schedule VIII Std 9 Rights and Duties of Citizens
Std 10 Consumer Rights
Corruption in public life Anti Std 12 Indian Government and Politics
corruption measures Central Std 12 Organisation of State Government Tamil Nadu
Vigilance Commission, lokadalats, Std 12 Local Self Government in Tamil Nadu
Ombudsman, Comptroller and
Auditor General of India Right to [The above topics cover only some syllabus. It is important to read
information Empowerment of other topics from either Lucent or Arihants General Studies
women - Consumer Protection Forms Or
Status of Jammu & Kashmir Indian Indian Polity by Laxmikanth]
federalism center state relations
Emergency provisions Election
Commission Union and State
[Group 2 &
Amendments to constitution
Schedules to constitution
Administrative reforms & tribunals
Central and State
Civil services in India Administrative
[Group 1]
challenges in a welfare state
Complexities of district administration
Voluntary organizations and public
Std 6 Economics An Introduction
Nature of Indian economy Std 10 Indian Economy after Independence
Std 9 Indian Currency *
Fiveyear plan models an Std 11 Economic Planning
assessment [more study materials will be posted in our website later]
Land reforms & agriculture
[General Std 11 Agriculture
Application of science in agriculture
Industrial growth Std 11 Industrial Sector
Rural welfare oriented programmes
Std 8 Socio Economic Problems
Social sector problems population,
Std 11 Population
education, health, employment,
Std 11 Poverty and Unemployment
Economic trends in Tamil Nadu [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
IND Role of public sector & disinvestment
E [More study materials will be posted in our website later]
- Development of infrastructure
C Std 7 Tax and its Importance
O National income HRD sustainable Std 10 National Income
N economic growth - Energy Different Std 11 Economic Growth and Development
[Group 2 &
O sources and development Std 11 National Income
M Std 11 Human Resource Development
Finance Commission Planning
Commission National Development [more study materials will be posted in our website later]
Std 7 Factors of Production
Capital formation and investment
Std 9 Equilibrium Price
Public finance & fiscal policy - Price
Std 9 Demand and Supply
policy & public distribution
Std 12 Fiscal Policy
Std 8 Money savings and Investment
[Group 1]
Banking, money & monetary policy Std 11 Banking
Std 12 Monetary Policy
Role of Foreign Direct Investment
Std 11 Foreign Trade
(FDI) - WTO globalization &
[more study materials will be posted in our website later]
National Renaissance - Emergence of Std 10 Freedom Movement in India Phase I
national leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Std 12 Indian National Movement (1885-1905)
Tagore, Different modes of agitations Std 12 Indian National Movement (1905 1916)
[General Std 8 Vellore Mutiny (1806)
Topics] Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom Std 10 Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement
struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Std 12 Palayakkarar Rebellion
Bharathiar& Others Std 12 Vellore Mutiny
Std 12 Role of Tamil Nadu in Indian National Movement
Std 8 The Great Revolt of 1857
N Early uprising against British rule
Std 10 Great Revolt of 1857
A 1857 Revolt
Std 12 The Great Revolt of 1857
Indian National Congress Gandhi,
[Group 2 &
Nehru, Tagore, Netaji - Growth of
M 2A] Std 10 Freedom Movement in India Phase II
militant movements - Communalism
O Std 12 The Indian National Movements (1917-947)
led to partition - Birth of political
parties /political system
India since independence Std 12 India After Independence
Era of different Acts & Pacts World
[Group 1] Std 12 -Constitutional Development
war & final phase struggle
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
P Prepare for Apps and Logical Reasoning directly from our website
Compound interest Time and Work
P www.tnpsc.Academy/aptitude
[Group 2 & AreaVolume Decision making and
2A] problem solving
Parametric representation of Dont READ more no. of Apps, rather PRACTICE needed limited Apps
dataBasic terms, Communications in and Reasoning from our site. Each topic is covered based on TNPSC
information technology exam point of view so as to make you to prepare for all TNPSC Exams
[Group 1] such as Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, Group 3, Group 4, VAO and
Application of Information and
Communication Technology (ICT)- Others. You will get example questions and also practice questions
Behavioural ability so as to make you to get familiar. We highly recommend to go
Puzzles Visual Reasoning Number through all our Apps and Logical topics so as to get top rank in TNPSC
Series Exams.
O [General
G Topics]
I Dice Alpha numeric reasoning (Not
C in Group 3)
A [Group 2 & Logical Number/ Alphabetical/
L 2A] Diagrammatic Sequences

How to Study:

Completion of the full syllabus is needed to get a Top Rank in TNPSC Exams. So always focus to
complete the overall syllabus of TNPSC.
Complete the General Topics first so as to get an overall view of TNPSC Exams and also to get ready
to face any TNPSC Exams in the near future. Keep in mind that, do not wait till TNPSC notifications to
start your preparation. You will hardly get less time for preparation after notifications. So, start your
preparation right from today to get a Top Rank in TNPSC Exams.

Current Affairs
Read Current Affairs daily from www.tnpsc.Academy/current-affairs You need to have current
affairs knowledge atleast of past 6 months before the notification of any TNPSC exams (Past 8
months is best). But do not read current affairs of past 6 months by buying any books or materials
and reading one month before the exam. Because, reading current affairs like a subject before the
exam may help you to answer the Objective type but for Mains in TNPSC Group 1 and Group 2
exams, consistent analysis of current affairs is enough. Our current affairs will give you the important
news and analysis from all National and State Newspapers and also we cover important Government
websites and other reliable sources so that you can answer any current affairs question in TNPSC
Optional Papers & Mains Preparation
Prepare for optional papers General Tamil Or General English. If you specifically focus only Group 1
Exam of TNPSC, you can ignore this. If you are familiar with optional subjects already, then read it
daily atleast an hour for one and a half (1 ) months before the exam. If you are new to preparing
your optional subject, then read it atleast three months before the exams (Separate optional subject
preparation strategy will be covered later).
When you have completed the General Topics in our preparation strategy, then start with the
specific topics (Group 2A, Group 2, Group 1 topics). While you are about to start the specific topics
for preparation, start your Mains preparation too for Group 1 and Group 2 Exams.

Practice Aptitude and Reasoning

Practice Aptitude and Logical reasoning atleast one month before the TNPSC Exam. Remember that,
TNPSC will ask 25 Apps & Reasoning questions. If you practice the apps and reasoning syllabus for
just one month, we are sure that, you can attend minimum of 22 questions out of 25 questions (Get
all 25 correct with best practice). We have simplified the Apps and Reasoning preparation specially
for your TNPSC Exams here. If you need books for Apps and Reasoning Preparation, we suggest you
to go by Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications. You need to practice only
Base Level Questions from that book. It is enough for TNPSC (No need of Higher Skill level
questions from that book). Also we highly suggest to NOT to go with RS Aggarwal aptitude book. It
is an aptitude book for Engineering Placement (People practice apps from this book for competitive
exams and feel apps and reasoning as tedious).

Final Sum up
Read Current Affairs Daily.
Prepare your General Topics.
Prepare for Optional Papers.
After completing General Topics, Prepare for Other topics and Mains in Group 1 and Group.
Prepare for Aptitude and Reasoning atleast 1 hr.

As we have already told, whatever the Strategy be, it is in your hand to prepare
consistently so as to get a Top Rank in any TNPSC Exams as Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A,
Group 4, VAO and Others. Prepare consistently and just be relaxed, the results will tell the

Wish You All the Best!

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