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Mission TNPSC: How to Get a Top Rank in TNPSC Exams?

 

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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 it’s 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 doesn’t 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 (Sorry for saying this). 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.

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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 it’s notification, you can go by Individual Preparation Strategies.

Yes you can. Anybody can. It doesn’t depend on the person’s ability or knowledge. It entirely depends on the person’s 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 parent’s or neighbour’s 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?

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.

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.

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

The below Section deals with TNPSC Integrated Preparation Strategy for all TNPSC Exams. For Individual Preparation Strategy Click Here –>> TNPSC Group 1  |  TNPSC Group 2A

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 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:

Science

Physics, Chemistry, Botany &Zoology

Current Affairs of

History, Polity, Geography, Economy & Science

Geography

History and Culture of India

Indian Polity

Indian Economy

Indian National Movement

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 exam’s syllabus. We have analysed the topics and simplified it for you as given below:

Subject[General Topics( Included in all TNPSC Exams as Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4 & VAO)][Topics forGroup 2 and Group 2A][Topics for Group 1]
Science
PhysicsUniverse -General Scientific laws -Inventions and discoveries - National scientific laboratories - Mechanics and properties of matter - Physical quantities, standards and units - Force, motion and energy- electricity and Magnetism - Heat, light and sound - Electronics[General Topics] + Scientific instruments - Science glossary - Atomic and nuclear physics[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Electronics &communications - Solid State Physics-Spectroscopy – Geophysics - Astronomy and space science.
ChemistryElements and Compounds - Acids, bases and salts - Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides[General Topics] + Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals - Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Biochemistry and biotechnology - Electrochemistry - Polymers and plastics
BotanyMain Concepts of life science - Classification of living organism - Nutrition and dietetics - Respiration[General Topics] + The cell - basic unit of life[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Excretion of metabolic waste - Bio-communication
ZoologyBlood and blood circulation - Reproductive system - Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies - Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseasesAnimal, Plant and Human Life[General Topics] + Endocrine system - Genetics the science of heredity - Bio- diversity and its conservation -[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Alcoholism and drug abuse
Current Affairs
HistoryLatest diary of events – National - National symbols - Profile of States - Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games - Books & authors -Awards & honours- India and its neighbours[General Topics] + Latest historical events- Appointments-who is who?[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Defence, national security and terrorism - World organizations - pacts and summits - Cultural panorama - Latest terminology
Political ScienceProblems in conduct of public elections - Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration - Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility[General Topics] + Role of Voluntary organizations &Govt.,[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + India’s foreign policy - Latest court verdicts – public opinion
GeographyGeographical landmarks[General Topics] + Policy on environment and ecology[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A]
EconomicsCurrent socio-economic problems[General Topics] + New economic policy & govt. sector[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A]
ScienceLatest inventions on science & technology[General Topics] +Latest discoveries in Health Science - Mass media & communication[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A]
GeographyEarth and Universe - Solar system - Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate - Water resources - rivers in India - Soil, minerals & natural resources- Forest & wildlife - Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries - population - density and distribution - Natural calamities – disaster managementTransport including surface transport and communication- Social Geography (Not in VAO)[General Topics] + Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere - Natural vegetation[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Climate change - impact and consequences - mitigation measures-Pollution Control
History and culture of IndiaIndus Valley Civilisation – Guptas – Delhi Sultans – Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bhamanis 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[General Topics] +Advent of European invasion - Expansion and consolidation of British rule-Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors - Social reforms and religious movements- Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music- Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Pre-historic events -Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age - Mauryan dynasty - Buddhism and Jainism
Indian PolityConstitution 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 – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India - Right to information - Empowerment of women -Consumer Protection Forms[General Topics] + Status of Jammu & Kashmir - Indian federalism – Center – state relations- Emergency provisions - Election Commission Union and State - Amendments to constitution - Schedules to constitution - Administrative reforms & tribunals- Central and State Commission[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Civil services in India - Administrative challenges in a welfare state - Complexities of district administration - Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal
Indian EconomyNature of Indian economy - Five-year plan models-an assessment - Land reforms & agriculture - Application of science in agriculture -Industrial growth - Rural welfare oriented programmes - Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty - Economic trends in Tamil Nadu[General Topics] + Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure- National income - HRD – sustainable economic growth- Energy Different sources and development - Finance Commission - Planning Commission - National Development Council[General Topics] + [Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] +Capital formation and investment-Public finance & fiscal policy - Price policy & public distribution- Banking, money & monetary policy - Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - WTO - globalization & privatization
Indian National MovementNational Renaissance -Emergence of national leaders- Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore,Different modes of agitationsRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others[General Topics] + Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt - Indian National Congress - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji - Growth of militant movements -Communalism led to partition- Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle
AptitudeConversion 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- Time and Work[General Topics] + Area-Volume- Decision making and problem solving[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A] + Parametric representation of data - Basic terms, Communications in information technology - Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - Behavioural ability
Logical ReasoningPuzzles –Visual Reasoning- Number Series - Dice – Alpha numeric reasoning (Not in Group 3 alone)[General Topics] + Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic Sequences[General Topics] +[Topics for Group 2 and Group 2A]  


Note: Italic topics in [General Topics] are not needed in Group 2 and Group 2A Exams.
Things to Note from the above Syllabus:

    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.
    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 VAO).

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.

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 sources.

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. Don’t waste your hard earned money on other study materials unless it is worth and important.

Note:

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 exams.
** - Indicates topic important for Group 1 and Group 2 alone.


SubExamsTopicsWhere to Study
Science
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[General Topics]Mechanics and properties of matterStd 9 - Liquids
Physical quantities, standards and unitsStd 6 -Measurement and Motion
Std 7 – Measurement
Std 8 – Measurements
Std 9 – Measurements and measuring instruments
Std 10 – Measuring instruments
Force, motion and energyStd 6 – Types of Energy
Std 7 – Motion
Std 8 – Force and Pressure
Std 9 – Motion
Std 9 – Work, power and energy
Std 10 – Laws of Motion and Gravitation
electricity and Magnetism, ElectronicsStd 6 – Magnetism
Std 7- Electricity
Std 8 – Electricity and Heat
Std 10 – Electricity and Energy
Std 10 – Magnetic effect of electric current and light
Heat, light and soundStd 6 – Light
Std 7 – Heat and Light
Std 8 – Light and Sound
Std 9 – Sound
Std 9 – Heat and Gas laws
Nature of Universe - General Scientific laws - Inventions and discoveries - National scientific laboratories[Read from Lucent’s or Arihant’s General Studies] |
[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
[Group 2 & 2A]Scientific instruments - Science glossary[Read from Lucent’s or Arihant’s General Studies] |
[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
Atomic and nuclear physicsStd 8 – Atomic StructureStd 9 – Atomic Structure
[Group 1]Electronics & communications - Solid State Physics - Spectroscopy – Geophysics - Astronomy and space science.[Read from Lucent’s or Arihant’s General Studies]
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[General Topics]Elements and CompoundsStd 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
Std 7 – Combustion and Flame
Std 8 – Elements and Compounds around us
Std 9 –Is matter around us pure?
Std 9 – Periodic Classifications of elements
Std 10 - Solutions
Acids, bases and saltsStd 10 – Chemical Reactions
Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides[Read from Lucent’s or Arihant’s General Studies]
[Group 2 & 2A]Oxidation and reduction[covered in Acids, bases and salts topics]
Chemistry of ores and metalsStd 8 – Coal and Petroleum
Carbon, nitrogen and their compoundsStd 9 – Chemical equation
Std 10 – Carbon and its compounds
[Group 1]Biochemistry and biotechnology – Electrochemistry - Polymers and plastics[Read from Lucent’s or Arihant’s General Studies]
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[General Topics]Main Concepts of life scienceStd 7 – Animals in daily life
Std 7 – Plant Morphology
Std 8 – Crop production and management
Std 10 – Life Processes
Classification of living organismStd 6 – Diversity of Organisms
Std 7 – Basis of Classification
Std 8 – Pictorial feature of Plant Kingdom
Std 8 – Microorganisms
Std 9 – Animal Kingdom
Nutrition and dietetics - RespirationStd 7 – Nutrition in Plants and Animals
Std 7 – Respiration in Plants and Animals
Std 9 – Structure and physiological functions of plants
[Group 2 & 2A]The cell - basic unit of lifeStd 6 – Cell Structure
Std 9 - Cells
[Group 1]Excretion of metabolic waste[covered in zoology general topics]
Bio-communication
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[General Topics]Blood and blood circulation - Reproductive systemStd 9 – Human Body organ system
Std 10 – Structure and Functions of Human Body Organ System
Std 10 – Reproduction in plants
Std 10 – A representative study of mammals
Environment, ecology, Bio- diversity and its conservationStd 6 –Our Environment
Std 7 – Eco System
Std 7 – Water a precious resource
Std 8 –Air, Water and Soil Pollution
Std 8 – Diversity in Living organisms
Std 8 – Conservation of Plants and Animals
Std 9 – Bio Geo Chemical cycle
Std 9 – Pollution and ozone depletion
Std 10 – Conservation of Environment
Std 10 – Waste water management
Health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies - Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseasesStd 6 – Food Habits
Std 7 – Human body form and function
Std8 - Reaching the age of Adolescence
Std 9 – Improvement in food resources
Std 10 – Immune system
Animal, Plant and Human LifeStd 6 – The World of Plants
[Group 2 & 2A]Endocrine system[covered in zoology general topics]
Genetics the science of heredityStd 10 – Hereditary and Evolution
[Group 1]Alcoholism and drug abuseStd 9 – Addiction and Healthy lifestyle
Current Affairs
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[General Topics]Latest diary of events – National - National symbols - Profile of States - Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games - Books & authors -Awards & honours- India and its neighboursRead Current Affairs directly from https://www.tnpsc.academy/ Current Affairs Section (https://tnpsc.academy/current-affairs/) - tnpsc.Academy doesn’t lists the important news alone, rather you will get an overall view of the relevant issues with it’s backgrounds and needed facts (which you cannot find in any newspaper or magazine or other listed current affairs sites). This will make you to answer any current affairs questions in tnpsc exams. tnpsc.Academy also provides exam oriented current affairs compilation.  
[Group 2 & 2A]Latest historical events - Appointments - who is who?
[Group 1]Defence, national security and terrorism - World organizations - pacts and summits - Cultural panorama - Latest terminology
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[General Topics]Problems in conduct of public elections - Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration - Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
[Group 2 & 2A]Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.
[Group 1]India’s foreign policy - Latest court verdicts – public opinion
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[General Topics]Geographical landmarks
[Group 2 & 2A]Policy on environment and ecology
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[General Topics]Current socio-economic problems
[Group 2 & 2A]New economic policy & govt. sector
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[General Topics]Latest inventions on science & technology
[Group 2 & 2A]Latest discoveries in Health Science - Mass media & communication
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[General Topics]Earth and Universe - Solar systemStd 6 – The Earth and the Solar System
Std 6 – Rotation and Revolution of Earth
Std 6 – The Earth we live in
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 *
Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climateStd 7 – Weather and Climate
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]
Soil, minerals & natural resourcesStd 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 *
Std 8 – Industries; Types of Industries *
Std 9 – Resources of Tamil Nadu **
Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Manufacturing Industries **
Std 10 – India Natural Resources
Std 10 – India Industries *
Forest & wildlifeStd 9 – Environmental Issues
Std 9 – Conservation of Resources and Sustainable Development
Std 10 – Environmental Issues
Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheriesStd 8 – Agriculture; Crops
Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Agriculture **
Std 10 – India Agriculture
Population - density and distributionStd 8 – Population Growth and Distribution; Population and Resources
Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Population
Natural calamities – disaster managementStd 7 – Disaster and Disaster Management
Std 8 – Responding to Disasters
Std 9 – Disaster Management
Std 10 – Disaster Risk Reduction
Transport including surface transport and communication- Social Geography (Not in VAO)Std 8 – Trade
Std 8 – Transport and Communication
Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Transport and Communications
Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Trade **
Std 10 – India Trade Transport and Communications
[Group 2 & 2A]Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereStd 7 – An Introduction to Oceanography *
Natural vegetation[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
[Group 1]Climate change - impact and consequences - mitigation measures-Pollution Control[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
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[General Topics]Indus Valley CivilizationStd 6 – Indus Valley Civilization
Std 9 – Ancient Civilizations
GuptasStd 6 – India After Mauryas
Std 11 – Post Mauryan Empire
Std 11 – Gupta Empire
Delhi SultansStd 7 – The Kingdoms of the Deccan
Std 7 – Arab and Turkish invasion
Std 7 – Sultanate of Delhi
Std 9 – Medieval Age
Std 11 – Early Medieval India
Std 11 – Delhi Sultanate
Std 11 – India under the Delhi Sultanate
Mughals and MarathasStd 8 – The Great Mughals
Std 8 – Rise of the Marathas
Std 11 – The Mughal Empire
Std 11 – India under the Mughals
Std 11 – The Marathas
Age of Vijayanagaram and BhamanisStd 7 – The Vijayanagar and Bhamani Kingdoms
Std 11 – The Vijayanagar and Bhamani Kingdoms
South Indian history - Culture and Heritage of Tamil peopleStd 7 – The South Indian Kingdoms
Std 8 – The Nayak Rule in Tamil Country
Std 8 – The Rule of Marathas of Thanjavur
Std 9 – Cultural Heritage of Tamil Nadu
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 independenceStd 12 – India After Independence
Characteristics of Indian culture - Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom - India-as secular stateStd 7 – Bakthi and Sufi movements*
Std 11 – Bakthi Movement in Medieval India
Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN - Political parties and populist schemesStd 12 – Role of Tamil Nadu in the Indian National Movement
Std 12 – The Justice Party Rule
[Group 2 & 2A]Advent of European invasion- Expansion and consolidation of British ruleStd 8 – Advent of the Europeans
Std 8 – Anglo French Struggle (Carnatic Wars)
Std 11 – The Coming of Europeans
Effect of British rule on socio- economic factorsStd 8 – Rule of English East India Company
Std 8 – Lord Cornwallis **
Std 8 – Marquess of Hastings **
Std 8 – Lord William Bentick **
Std 8 – Lord Dalhousie **
Std 12 – India under the English East India Company
Std 12 – Revenue Administration and Economic Policy of the British
Social reforms and religious movementsStd 10 – Social and Religious Reform Movements in 19th Cen.
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 Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.[General Topics – Some overall view is enough]
[Group 1]Pre-historic eventsStd 6 – Pre Historic Period
Std 11 – Pre Historic India and Harappan Culture
Vedic, Aryan and Sangam ageStd 6 – Ancient Tamil Nadu
Std 6 – The Vedic Period
Std 11 – The Vedic Culture
Std 11 – Sangam Age
Maurya dynastyStd 6 – The Raise of Kingdoms
Std 7 – The North Indian Kingdoms – The Rajputs
Std 11 – The Raise of Magadha and Alexander’s Invasion
Std 11 – Mauryan Empire
Buddhism and JainismStd 6 – Jainism and Buddhism
Std 9 – Intellectual awakening of 6th Century BC
Std 11 – Jainism and Buddhism
IND

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[General Topics]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 – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India - Right to information - Empowerment of women - Consumer Protection FormsStd 7 – Our Nation
Std 7 – Indian Constitution
Std 9 – The Union Government
Std 9 – The State Government
Std 9 – Rights and Duties of Citizens
Std 10 – Consumer Rights
Std 12 – Indian Government and Politics
Std 12 – Organisation of State Government – Tamil Nadu
Std 12 – Local Self Government in Tamil Nadu
 [The above topics cover only some syllabus. It is important to read other topics from either Lucent or Arihant’s General StudiesOrIndian Polity by Laxmikanth]
[Group 2 & 2A]Status of Jammu & Kashmir - Indian federalism – center – state relations- Emergency provisions - Election Commission Union and State - Amendments to constitution - Schedules to constitution - Administrative reforms & tribunals- Central and State Commission
[Group 1]Civil services in India - Administrative challenges in a welfare state - Complexities of district administration - Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal
IND

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[General Topics]Nature of Indian economy Std 6 – Economics An Introduction
Std 10 – Indian Economy after Independence
Std 9 – Indian Currency *
Five-year plan models - an assessmentStd 11 – Economic Planning
[more study materials will be posted in our website later]
Land reforms & agriculture - Application of science in agricultureStd 11 – Agriculture
Industrial growthStd 11 – Industrial Sector
Rural welfare oriented programmes - Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, povertyStd 8 – Socio Economic Problems
Std 11 – Population
Std 11 – Poverty and Unemployment
Economic trends in Tamil Nadu[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
[Group 2 & 2A]Role of public sector & disinvestment - Development of infrastructure[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
National income - HRD – sustainable economic growth - Energy Different sources and developmentStd 7 – Tax and its Importance
Std 10 – National Income
Std 11 – Economic Growth and Development
Std 11 – National Income
Std 11 – Human Resource Development
Finance Commission - Planning Commission - National Development Council[more study materials will be posted in our website later]
[Group 1]Capital formation and investment - Public finance & fiscal policy - Price policy & public distributionStd 7 – Factors of Production
Std 9 – Equilibrium Price
Std 9 – Demand and Supply
Std 12 – Fiscal Policy
Banking, money & monetary policyStd 8 – Money savings and Investment
Std 11 – Banking
Std 12 – Monetary Policy
Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - WTO - globalization & privatizationStd 11 – Foreign Trade
[more study materials will be posted in our website later]
IND

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[General Topics]National Renaissance - Emergence of national leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Different modes of agitationsStd 10 – Freedom Movement in India – Phase I
Std 12 – Indian National Movement (1885-1905)
Std 12 – Indian National Movement (1905 – 1916)
Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& OthersStd 8 – Vellore Mutiny (1806)
Std 10 – Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement
Std 12 – Palayakkarar Rebellion
Std 12 – Vellore Mutiny
Std 12 – Role of Tamil Nadu in Indian National Movement
[Group 2 & 2A]Early uprising against British rule - 1857 RevoltStd 8 – The Great Revolt of 1857
Std 10 – Great Revolt of 1857
Std 12 – The Great Revolt of 1857
Indian National Congress - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji - Growth of militant movements - Communalism led to partition - Birth of political parties /political systemStd 10 – Freedom Movement in India – Phase II
Std 12 – The Indian National Movements (1917-947)
India since independenceStd 12 – India After Independence
[Group 1]Era of different Acts & Pacts - World war & final phase struggleStd 12 -Constitutional Development
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[General Topics]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 - Time and Work  Prepare for Apps and Logical Reasoning directly from our website www.tnpsc.Academy/aptitude Don’t READ more no. of Apps, rather PRACTICE needed limited Apps and Reasoning from our site. Each topic is covered based on TNPSC exam point of view so as to make you to prepare for all TNPSC Exams such as Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A, Group 3, Group 4, VAO and Others. You will get example questions and also practice questions so as to make you to get familiar. We highly recommend to go through all our Apps and Logical topics so as to get top rank in TNPSC Exams.
[Group 2 & 2A]Area-Volume- Decision making and problem solving
[Group 1]Parametric representation of data-Basic terms, Communications in information technology - Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Behavioural ability
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[General Topics]Puzzles –Visual Reasoning- Number Series - Dice – Alpha numeric reasoning (Not in Group 3)
[Group 2 & 2A]Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic Sequences

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.

Read Current Affairs daily from https://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 Exams.

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 ½) 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 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).

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 rest.

Wish You All the Best!

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