TNPSC Group 2A Preparation Strategy and Study Plan

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This Preparation Strategy exclusively focuses on TNPSC Group 2A Exam (Combined Civil Services  II, Group 2A Service) to make you to get a TOP RANK in tnpsc Group 2A Exam. If you wish to prepare for all TNPSC Exams in one single preparation, read our Integrated Preparation Strategy for TNPSC exams (includes Group 1, Group 2, Group 2A,  Group 3, Group 4, VAO and Others).

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If you are new to tnpsc exams, we recommend you to read our Integrated Preparation Strategy before starting this Group 2A preparation strategy as our Integrated Preparation Strategy will give you an overall view about tnpsc exam preparation. Most of your doubts about tnpsc exam preparation will be cleared by our tnpsc integrated preparation strategy.

Note: This Preparation Strategy for TNPSC Group 2A Exams has been updated with the present trend (2017 tnpsc exams).  It is a very lengthy post. Sorry for that, but it is worth to read till the end so as to prepare for TNPSC Group 2A Effectively. 

How to get a TOP RANK in TNPSC Group 2A Exam?

TNPSC Group 2A Where to Study Topics – Download as PDF   Group 2A TNPSC 4 Month Study Plan – Download as PDF

 

The TNPSC Group 2A exam is conducted to select candidate for various services like Ministerial Services, Subordinate Services, etc in many departments all over Tamil Nadu. The Post is generally known as Assistant (in tnpsc group 4, it is “Junior Assistant/Typist/Steno” ).

The starting salary will be nearly Rs.16,500 (approximate take home) at present pay band of 5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay Rs.2800. (It is expected to raise higher if the 7th pay commission is announced).

The general nature of work will be Desk Job based on the department. The promotion varies from 5 to 7 years based on the departments.

Eligibility criteria for TNPSC Group 2A

Age:

Minimum Age – 18 years.

Maximum Age – 30 (Other category) ; No Maximum Age Limit for Candidates belonging to SC, SCA, ST, MBC, DC, BC, BCM & DW.

 

Educational Qualification:   Any Degree.

PSTM (Persons Studied in Tamil Medium) – For PSTM, it is needed to have studied the degree in Tamil Medium.

 

How to Apply: Through online registration. TNPSC One Time Registration is required.

As like our Integrated Preparation Strategy, to achieve a top rank in tnpsc group 2A exam, you need to do the Smart Preparation (rather than Hard Preparation) in Right Time.

How to Prepare for Group 2A TNPSC Exam?

Know the TNPSC Group 2A Syllabus and Exam Pattern for General Studies and General Tamil/General English. Get the Analysed topic oriented preparation materials. Know the best way to complete the syllabus to get a top rank in TNPSC Group 2A Exam.

What is the Smart Preparation for TNPSC Group 2A? It is very simple, you need to know

What to study to complete the overall preparation

Where to study and

How to study so as to achieve a top rank

It is very important to note that, TNPSC Group 2A has only Single Stage Exam (No Mains/Interview). The best thing is if one clears this Single Exam (Objective Type), then he/she will get a post directly after counselling. The difficulty is, this objective type exam has much competition. So, it is important to get TNPSC Group 2A Cut Off mark higher so as to get a post.

Group 2A exam has one Optional Paper as General Tamil/General English. Choose your Option correctly to score higher cut off in Group 2A Exam. It is the only exam with Degree Qualification (higher post) with just one exam. So, competition is somewhat higher in this exam.

What to Choose: General Tamil/General English? Read our suggestion in How to Study. 

What to Study

What to study is what TNPSC has given us as the Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

TNPSC Group 2A Exam Pattern:

Exam: Objective Type ;  Questions : 200 ;   Total Marks: 300 ; Total Time : 3 Hrs ;

General Studies                               – 75 Questions

Aptitude & Mental Ability             –  25 Questions

General Tamil / General English –   100 Questions

Total                                                 –  200 Questions 

 

Note: Aptitude and Mental ability will be combined with General Studies itself. Hence, the GS paper will have 100 questions in total. Candidates are required to choose either General Tamil OR General English one option for the Exam at the time of applying for the exam itself.

 

Group 2A General Studies Syllabus Topics can be summarised 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

 

It is important to note that, Aptitude and Reasoning alone have 25 questions. So give much importance to aptitude and reasoning also (we have seen many tnpsc aspirants not giving importance to Aptitude and Reasoning, hence worth mentioning).

TNPSC has given a clear cut syllabus for above topics. It is important to know from where to study those topics. The breakup of Syllabus and detailed analysis to study those syllabus topics is given below.

Where to Study the above syllabus

TNPSC Group 2A Exam Syllabus Analysis

In this section, the books and study materials which covers the above syllabus are given. This TNPSC Group 2A exam preparation strategy gives you the books which are easy for you to read rather than listing complicated and costly study materials. Here, not only the required books for the syllabus are listed, and also each and every topic of the syllabus will be analysed separately and the details of from where you can read those topics in the related books is given in the tabular column. As we have already said in our Integrated Preparation Strategy this Group 2A preparation strategy too relies mostly on Samacheer Books. You can read the importance of Samacheer books for TNPSC Exam preparation here.

TNPSC Group 2A Where to Study Topic – Download as PDF

SubTopicsWhere to Study
Science
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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 MagnetismStd 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]

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 Structure

Std 9 – Atomic Structure

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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]
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

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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

The cell ‐ basic unit of lifeStd 6 – Cell Structure

Std 9 – Cells

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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

Endocrine system[covered in zoology general topics]
Genetics the science of heredityStd 10 – Hereditary and Evolution
Current Affairs
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Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐ Profile of States ‐ Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games ‐ Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐ India and its neighbours 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Current Affairs directly from https://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.

 

CURRENT AFFAIR QUICK NOTES: Monthly Current Affairs are compiled in exam point of view and Current Affair QUICK NOTES VIDEO CLASS are posted for ready reference. Watch them @

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-videos

 

https://www.youtube.com/tnpscacademy

 

Latest historical events ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who?
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Problems in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.
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Geographical landmarks
Policy on environment and ecology
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Current socio‐economic problems
New economic policy & govt. sector
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Latest inventions on science & technology
Latest discoveries in Health Science ‐ Mass media & communication
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereStd 7 – An Introduction to Oceanography *
Natural vegetation[More study materials will be posted in our website later]
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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

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]
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Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, State and territory

 

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

 

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

Std 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 Studies

Or

Indian Polity by Laxmikanth]

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
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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]
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]
IND

 

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Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreStd 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

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
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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 WorkPrepare for Apps and Logical Reasoning directly from our website www.tnpsc.Academy/aptitude

 

TNPSC Aptitude (Maths) & Mental Ability VIDEO CLASS in Tamil & English are posted in our website for Apps preparations.

Watch them @

 

https://www.tnpsc.academy/tnpsc-videos

 

https://www.youtube.com/tnpscacademy

 

 

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.

Area‐Volume‐ Decision making and problem solving
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Puzzles –Visual Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐

 

Dice – Alpha numeric reasoning

Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic Sequences

* Indicates topics which are not exclusively given in TNPSC syllabus but questions were asked in exams.

In the above where to study chart, You can see, some of the topics are not covered in Samacheer books. In that case, We are recommending you to prepare those topics from either Lucent’s General Studies or Arihant’s General Studies book. The chapters from Lucent’s General Studies is given in the STUDY PLAN below.

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How to Study?

Here, We are giving you a full fledged 4 month study plan for TNPSC Group 2A exam exclusively.

Group 2A Exam 2017 Free Test Series and Syllabus Completion Plan –>

In this study plan, we are guiding you to complete the Group 2A syllabus in four months and make you get top rank in TNPSC group 2A exam. Instead of giving the syllabus and their corresponding books, we are providing you revision tests in certain gap while in your preparation and also final full mock test series. This will make you to face your exam more effectively and efficiently.

 TNPSC Group 2A 4 Months Study Plan – Download as PDF

Study Plan Overview:

Month 1 – Fully General Studies

Month 2 – General Studies + Optional (1 hr daily)

Month 3 – General Studies + Optional (1 hr daily) + Apps & Mental Ability (1 hr daily)

Month 4 – General Studies + Optional (1 hr daily) + Apps & Mental Ability (1 hr daily)

 

Points to Remember:

  • General Studies covers History (including National Movement), Science, Polity, Geography, Economy and Current Affairs.
  • The important subjects among these are History, Science, Current Affairs and Polity.
  • Current Affairs read at least 6 month before exam (8 Month is Good).
  • In the Study Plan below, the “Std” indicates the “Samacheer Standard” and the number denotes the “Chapter No.”
  • POLITY – Just read the Chapters listed from “Lucent’s General Studies”. For those listed from SAMACHEER, study thoroughly.

Aptitude & Mental Ability:

Total : 10 to 12 Topics.

If you practice 1 Topic for 2 Days, then within a Month, you can complete all the topics and then revise the same for another month.

Current Affairs – Read Current Affairs on All Days.

Month 1

DAYSUBJECTTOPICWHERE TO STUDY
Day 1HistorySouth 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

Day 2SciencePhy:

Mechanics and properties of matter

 

Chem:

Elements and Compounds

Phy:

Std 9 – Liquids

 

Chem:

Std 6 – Chemistry in Daily life

Day 3PolityConstitution of India ‐ Salient features of constitutionStd 7 – Our Nation

Std 7 – Indian Constitution

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 2 – Constituent Assembly and Making of the Constitution

Chapter 6 – Some special features of Indian Constitution

Day 4HistoryAdvent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British ruleStd 8 – Advent of the Europeans

Std 8 – Anglo French Struggle (Carnatic Wars)

Day 5ScienceBio:

Main Concepts of life science

Botany:

Std 7 – Animals in daily life

Std 7 – Plant Morphology

Std 8 – Crop production and management

Day 6Geo + EcoGeo:

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system

 

Eco:

Nature of Indian economy

Geo:

Std 6 – The Earth and the Solar System

 

Eco:

Std 6 – Economics An Introduction

Day 7Previous Portions Revision and Test
Day 8HistorySouth Indian history ‐ Culture and Heritage of Tamil peopleStd 9 – Cultural Heritage of Tamil Nadu

Std 11 – South Indian Kingdom – I Pallavas

 

Day 9ScienceChem:

Elements and Compounds

Chem:

Std 6 – Separation of Substances

Std 6 – Changes around us

Day 10PolityPreamble to the constitution –  Union, State and territoryStd 9 – The Union Government

Std 9 – The State Government

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 8 – The Preamble

 

Day 11HistorySouth Indian history –  Advent of European invasionStd 11 – South Indian Kingdom – II Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas

Std 8 – Rule of English East India Company

Day 12ScienceBio:

Blood and blood circulation – Reproductive system

Zoology:

Std 9 – Human Body organ system

Std 10 – Structure and Functions of Human Body Organ System

Std 10 – Reproduction in plants

Day 13Geo + EcoGeo:

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system

 

Eco:

Nature of Indian economy

Geo:

Std 6 – Rotation and Revolution of Earth

Std 6 – The Earth we live in

 

Eco:

Std 10 – Indian Economy after Independence

Day 14Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 1 to 13)
Day 15
Day 16HistoryAdvent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule –  Effect of British rule on socio‐ economic factorsStd 11 – The Coming of Europeans

Std 8 – Lord Cornwallis

Day 17SciencePhy:

Physical quantities, standards and units

Phy:

Std 6 -Measurement and Motion

Std 7 – Measurement  

Day 18PolityUnion, State and territoryStd 9 – The Union Government

Std 9 – The State Government

 

Lucent’s General Studies

Chapter 11. The Union and its Territories.

Day 19HistorySouth Indian history ‐ Culture and Heritage of Tamil peopleStd 11 – Imperial Cholas

Std 11 – The Spread of Indian Culture in Other Asian Countries

Day 20ScienceBio:

Main Concepts of life science –  Reproductive system

Botany

Std 10 – Life Processes

 

Zoology

Std 10 – A representative study of mammals

Day 21Geo + EcoGeo:

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system

 

Eco:

Nature of Indian economy

Geo:

Std 6 – Maps and Globe

Std 7 – The Earth Its Structure and tectonic movements

 

Eco:

Std 9 – Indian Currency

Day 22Previous Portions Revision and Test (Day 16 to Day 21)
Day 23HistoryEffect of British rule on socio‐ economic factorsStd 8 – Marquess of Hastings *

Std 8 – Lord William Bentick *

Std 8 – Lord Dalhousie *

 

[* All the above Chapters, reading is enough]

Day 24ScienceChem:

Elements and Compounds

Chem:

Std 7 – Matter in our surroundings

Std 7 – Matter and its nature

Day 25PolityFundamental rights ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charterStd 9 – Rights and Duties of Citizens

Std 10 – Consumer Rights

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 14: Fundamental Rights

Day 26HistoryCharacteristics 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

Day 27ScienceZoo:

Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Std 6 –Our Environment

Std 7 – Eco System

Std 7 – Water a precious resource

Day 28Geo + EcoGeo:

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system

 

Eco:

Five‐year plan models ‐ an assessment

Geo:

Std 9 – Tamil Nadu ; Physiography of Tamil Nadu

 

Eco:

Std 11 – Economic Planning

 

Lucent’s General Studies

Chapter 6 – Planning

Day 29Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 1 to 28)
Day 30

Month 2

DAYSUBJECTTOPICWHERE TO STUDY
Day 1Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 1 to 28)
Day 2
Day 3HistoryEffect of British rule on socio‐ economic factorsStd 12 – India under the English East India Company

Std 12 – Revenue Administration and Economic Policy of the British 

Day 4SciencePhy:

Physical quantities, standards and units

Chem:

Elements and Compounds

Phy:

Std 8 – Measurements

 

Chem:

Std 7 – Combustion and Flame

Day 5PolityUnion legislature – ParliamentStd 12 – Indian Government and Politics

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 18. Executive of the Union

Day 6HistoryGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN – Political parties and populist schemesStd 12 – Role of Tamil Nadu in the Indian National Movement
Day 7ScienceBio:

Classification of living organism

Botany:

Std 6 – Diversity of Organisms

Std 7 – Basis of Classification

Std 8 – Pictorial feature of Plant Kingdom

 

Day 8GeographyGeo:

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate

 

Geo:

Std 10 – India Location and Physiography *

Std 7 – Weather and Climate

Std 9 – Climate of Tamil Nadu

 

[* Reading is Enough]

Day 9Revision and Test (Day 1 to Day 8)
Day 10HistoryGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN – Political parties and populist schemesStd 12 – The Justice Party Rule
Day 11SciencePhy:

Physical quantities, standards and units

 

Chem:

Elements and Compounds

Phy:

Std 9 – Measurements and measuring instruments

Std 10 – Measuring instruments

 

Chem:

Std 8 – Elements and Compounds around us

Std 9 –Is matter around us pure?

Day 12PolityUnion legislature – ParliamentLucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 19. The Parliament of India

Day 13HistorySocial reforms and religious movementsStd 10 – Social and Religious Reform Movements in 19th Cen.

Std 10 – Social Transformation in Tamil Nadu

Day 14ScienceBio:

Classification of living organism –  Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Botany

Std 8 – Microorganisms 14

 

Zoology

Std 8 –Air, Water and Soil Pollution

Std 8 – Diversity in Living organisms

Day 15Geo + EcoGeo:

Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate

– Water resources ‐ rivers in India – Soil, minerals & natural resources

 

Eco:

Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture

Geo:

Std 10 – India Climate

Std 7 – The Surface of Earth and changing face of Earth

 

Eco:

Std 11 – Agriculture

Day 16Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 3 to 15)
Day 17
Day 18HistorySocial reforms and religious movementsStd 12 – Educational and Social Reforms
Day 19SciencePhy:

Force, motion and energy

 

Chem:

Elements and Compounds

Phy:

Std 6 – Types of Energy

Std 7 – Motion

 

Chem:

Std 9 – Periodic Classifications of elements

 

 

Day 20PolityState executive ‐ State Legislature assemblyStd 12 – Organisation of State Government – Tamil Nadu

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 20. Executive of the State

Day 21HistoryEmergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreStd 10 – Freedom Movement in India – Phase I

Std 12 – Indian National Movement (1885-1905)

Day 22ScienceBio:

Classification of living organism –  Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Botany:

Std 9 – Animal Kingdom

 

Zoology:

Std 8 – Conservation of Plants and Animals

Std 9 – Bio Geo Chemical cycle

Day 23Geo + EcoGeo:

Water resources ‐ rivers in India – Soil, minerals & natural resources – Soil, minerals & natural resources

Eco:

Industrial growth

Geography:

Std 8 – Resources and their types

Std 8 – Resources and Economic activities

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Water Resources and their Utilization in India

 

Economy:

Std 11 – Industrial Sector

Day 24Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 1 to 23)
Day 25
Day 26HistoryEmergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreStd 12 – Indian National Movement (1905 – 1916)
Day 27SciencePhy:

Force, motion and energy

 

Chem:

Elements and Compounds

Phy:

Std 8 – Force and Pressure

Std 9 – Motion

Std 9 – Work, power and energy

 

Chem:

Std 10 – Solutions

Day 28PolityState executive ‐ State Legislature assemblyStd 12 – Organisation of State Government – Tamil Nadu

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 20. Executive of the State

Day 29HistoryRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& OthersStd 8 – Vellore Mutiny (1806)

Std 10 – Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement

 

Day 30ScienceBio:

Nutrition and dietetics – Respiration- Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Botany:

Std 7 – Nutrition in Plants and Animals

Std 7 – Respiration in  Plants and Animals

 

Zoology:

Std 9 – Pollution and ozone depletion

 

Month 3

DAYSUBJECTTOPICWHERE TO STUDY
Day 1Geo + EcoGeo:

Soil, minerals & natural resources

 

Eco:

Social sector problems

Geography:

Std 8 – Types of Primary Activities; Mining *

Std 8 – Industries; Types of Industries *

Std 9 – Resources of Tamil Nadu

 

[* Just Reading is enough]

 

 

Economy:

Std 8 – Socio Economic Problems

Day 2Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Month 1 & Month 2)
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5HistoryRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& OthersStd 12 – Palayakkarar Rebellion

Std 12 – Vellore Mutiny

Day 6SciencePhy:

Force, motion and energy –  Electricity and Magnetism

 

Chem:

Acids, bases and salts

Phy:

Std 10 – Laws of Motion and Gravitation

Std 6 – Magnetism

 

Chem:

Std 10 – Chemical Reactions

Day 7PolityLocal government – panchayat raj – Tamil NaduStd 12 – Local Self Government in Tamil Nadu

 

Lucent’s General Studies

Chapter 22 Panjayat

Chapter 23 Municipality

Day 8HistoryRole of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others – Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 RevoltStd 12 – Role of Tamil Nadu in Indian National Movement

Std 8 – The Great Revolt of 1857

Day 9ScienceBio:

Nutrition and dietetics – Respiration- Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Bot:

Std 9 – Structure and physiological functions of plants

 

Zoo:

Std 10 – Conservation  of Environment

Day 10Geo + EcoGeo:

Soil, minerals & natural resources

 

Eco:

population

Geo:

Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Manufacturing Industries

Std 10 – India Natural Resources

Std 10 – India Industries *

 

[* Reading is enough]

 

Eco:

Std 11 – Population

Day 11Revision and Test (Day 5 to 10)
Day 12HistoryEarly uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 RevoltStd 10 – Great Revolt of 1857

Std 12 – The Great Revolt of 1857

Day 13SciencePhy:

Electricity and Magnetism

 

Std 7- Electricity

Std 8 – Electricity and Heat

Std 10 – Electricity and Energy

Std 10 – Magnetic effect of electric current and light

Day  14PolityJudiciary in IndiaLucent’s General Studies

Chapter 24 The Supreme Court

Chapter 25 The High Court

Day 15GeographyForest & wildlifeStd 9 – Environmental Issues

Std 9 – Conservation of Resources and Sustainable Development

Std 10 – Environmental Issues

Day 16ScienceBio:

The cell ‐ basic unit of life –  Environment, ecology, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation

Botany:

Std 6 – Cell Structure

Std 9 – Cells

 

Zoo:

Std 10 – Waste water management

Day 17Economyemployment, povertyStd 11 – Poverty and Unemployment

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 7 Unemployment

Day 18Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Day 1 to 17)
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21HistoryIndian 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)

 

Day 22SciencePhy:

Heat, light and sound

Phy:

Std 6 – Light 6

Std 7 – Heat and Light

Std 8 – Light and Sound

Std 9 – Sound

 

Day 23PolityElections –  Status of Jammu & KashmirLucent’s General Studies

Chapter 24 Special Position of Jammu & Kashmir

Chapter 34 Elections

Day 24GeographyAgricultural pattern, livestock & fisheriesStd 8 – Agriculture; Crops

Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Agriculture

Std 10 – India Agriculture

Day 25ScienceBio:

Health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Zoo:

Std 6 – Food Habits

Std 7 – Human body form  and function

Std8  – Reaching the age of Adolescence

 

Day 26EconomyRole of public sector & disinvestment – Development of infrastructure  – 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

 

Day 27Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Month 1, Month 2, Month 3)
Day 28
Day 29
Day 30

 

Month 4

DAYSUBJECTTOPICWHERE TO STUDY
Day 1HistoryIndia since independenceStd 12 – India After Independence
Day 2SciencePhy:

Heat, light and sound –  General Scientific laws – Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories

 

Chem:

Chemistry of ores and metals

Phy:

Std 9 – Heat and Gas laws

 

Lucent’s General Studies

Chapter 20 Scientific Instruments

 

Chem:

Std 8 – Coal and Petroleum 13

Day 3PolityCorruption in public life ‐ Anti‐ corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India ‐ Right to information ‐ Empowerment of womenIf Needed,  Read from Laxmikanth’s Indian Polity
Day 4GeographyPopulation ‐ density and distribution –  Natural calamities – disaster managementStd 8 – Population Growth and Distribution; Population and Resources

Std 9 – Tamil Nadu Population

Std 7 – Disaster and Disaster Management

Day 5ScienceBio:

Health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases –  Genetics the science of heredity

Std 9 – Improvement in food resources

Std 10 – Immune system

Std 10 – Hereditary and Evolution

Day 6EconomyNational income ‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth – Energy Different sources and developmentStd 11 – National Income

Std 11 – Human Resource Development

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 5 National Income

Chapter 4 Agriculture and Land Development

 

Day 7Revision and Test (Day 1 to Day 6)
Day 8
Day 9SciencePhy:

Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories

 

Chem:

Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds

Phy:

Lucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 21 Inventions

Chapter 22 Important Discoveries relating to Physics

 

Chem:

Std 9 – Chemical equation

Day 10PolityEmergency provisions ‐  Amendments to constitutionLucent’s General Studies

Chapter 32 Emergency Provisions

Chapter 17 Procedure for Amending the Constitution

Day 11GeographyNatural calamities – disaster management –Std 8 – Responding to Disasters

Std 9 – Disaster Management

Std 10 – Disaster Risk Reduction

Day 12SciencePhy:

Atomic and nuclear physics

Chem:

Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds

Phy:

Std 8 – Atomic Structure

Std 9 – Atomic Structure

Chem:

Std 10 – Carbon and its compounds

Day 13EconomyNational income ‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth – Energy Different sources and developmentLucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 12 Banking in India

Day  14PolitySchedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Central and State CommissionLucent’s General Studies:

Chapter 4 Important Articles of the Constitution

Chapter 31 Interstate Relations

Day 15GeographyAtmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere – Natural vegetationStd 7 – An Introduction to Oceanography *

 

[* Just reading is enough]

 

Lucent’s General Studies:

Agriculture in India

Land use pattern of India

Day 16Previous Full Portions Revision and Test (Month 3 & Month 4)
Day 17
Day 18Previous Full Portions Revision and Mock Test
Day 19
Day 20HistorySouth Indian History & Culture
Day 21SciencePhysics & Chemistry
Day 22PolityFULL PORTIONS
Day 23GeographyFULL PORTIONS
Day 24EconomyFULL PORTIONS 
Day 25HistoryIndian National Movement
Day 26ScienceBiology
Day 27Previous Full Portions Revision and Mock Test
Day 28
Day 29
Day 30

Generally in TNPSC Exams, Questions in Aptitude and Mental Ability are in basic level, so you can attend 20 to 23 questions easily if you are practicing it in correct way.

In TNPSC Group 2A syllabus, there are 10 – 12 topics in aptitude are given. So its easy to complete the aptitude portion within a month even if you prepare 1 topic for 2 days. As per the number of topics and its standard, We, in our 4 month study plan, allocate last 2 months for tnpsc aptitude and its revision. Therefore in last 2 months, you have to practice aptitude in basis of 1 hour on everyday along with GS and optional paper. In total 2 months of aptitude schedule, first month is for preparation and second month is for revision. So, you can solve the sums in exam faster than before.

Study Materials for Aptitude & Mental Ability Preparation:

You can learn how to solve TNPSC Aptitude and mental Ability from our Aptitude free video class.

We are recommending Fastrack Objective Arthimetic by Arihant. In that book, its enough to practice level 1 since TNPSC asking questions in basic standards.

Time management is main aspect in exam hall while writing exam. So, You have to utilize your time effectively in exam to avoid silly mistakes due to last minute rush.

TIME MANAGEMENT RULE 

To avoid those last minute tensions, Here we suggest you to divide your time (Total hours of Exam – 3 hours) into three part like  1 hour to 1 hour 15 mins for General studies, 45 mins to 1 hour for aptitude and 1 hour for optional paper General Tamil / General English.

By dividing the time into 3 parts, what we are saying is spend those allocated time for that particular area exclusively.

For example, in a question paper, While you are attending GS, if aptitude question comes following that GS, Don’t intend to attend that aptitude. Just skip that and continue to attend GS as per our time management rule, after completion of GS in an hour, then start attend aptitude question. Try to complete in 45 mins to 1 hour and then move on to optional area General Tamil/ General English.

The biggest advantage in TNPSC Group 2A is Optional (General Tamil / General English). Because there are 100 questions in optional and most importantly its not hard as General studies. In  General studies, you have to  study various subjects like History, Science, Polity and so on for 100 questions, but here in optional , its easy to read either General Tamil or English alone for 100 questions. And the happiest point is Optional either Tamil or English are asking in SSLC standard in TNPSC group 2A exam i.e. its more than enough if you are prepare it from School level Samacheer books.

As stated earlier, due to its topics, standard of questions, its easy to study optional either Tamil or English rather than General Studies. You don’t have to worry about keep all the data, incidents of various subjects in mind. 100 questions from single language paper, so if you concentrate it on correctly, You can get 95 to 98 questions correct in optional. Then it will automatically boost your cut off in TNPSC Group 2A exam. So to increase your cut off in TNPSC Group 2A exam, you have to be strong in Optional.

Generally, You have to choose your optional either Tamil or English while you are applying TNPSC group 2A exam in online. As per your selection in applying exam, You will get your question paper in TNPSC Group 2a exam.So its important to know what to choose?

First of all, Remember that there is no criteria like questions asked in Tamil is easier than questions asked in English or vice versa. Nowadays , TNPSC are asking the questions in both Tamil or English in same standard. TNPSC are setting both the questions in easy or moderate or difficult level. Not one as easy and another one as difficult.

Now may be clear about the standard of questions of both Tamil & English are same.

Our guidance for Choosing Optional

Don’t s

First, don’t choose Tamil or English merely because you did your schooling in Tamil medium or English medium, Matriculation like that.

Don’t choose that you are having an interest to learn Tamil or English. (We think, here your interest is  to get your dream post, so choose wisely)

Don’t choose what others says. Choose which optional is you can prepare easily, attend and crack the exam confidently.(Like Friends say I’m gonna choose English or Sister advise you to choose Tamil)

Do’s:

Get the previous year question papers of TNPSC group 2A, 2, 4, VAO, and just read the questions of optional, both Tamil & English. Now analyse which optional paper is easy for you to understand and easy to recall something (yeah! i remembered, this is the poem i liked when i was in 8th standard, just your mind murmuring those lines 🙂 ) and able to answer. Then Go for it.

Read the syllabus of both and decide on which you are confident at. (Remember this is biggest advantage for you to boost your cut off)

On analyzing the recent trend of TNPSC exams, 15 to 20 % questions in General studies are asking from Current affairs alone, which means Current affairs plays an important role in TNPSC Exams. So its best to read 6 to 8 months current affairs till the 2 weeks before the exam date.

Its easy to boost your General studies marks by attending current affairs correctly since you don’t want to prepare it from various books like General studies preparation. And also note that you can’t study the entire 8 months current affairs in overnight. So you have to complete daily current affairs on everyday. That’s why in our 4 month study plan, we are including current affairs preparation in daily basis.

We are highly recommending you to follow our daily Current affairs for all TNPSC exams. Because, we are not only just listing the NEWS, Instead we are preparing it in exam point of view and also our Current affairs gives you the clarity under which topic the NEWS related to. For your understanding purpose, We are giving it with the  background of the NEWS. No need to worry to spend money for prepare Current Affairs. You can download or read from our website tnpsc.academy 

For Daily and Monthly Compilation of Current Affairs

And for revision purpose, we gives you Monthly Current affairs as Quick Notes for Quick revision.

You can view it in our Video class and download as PDF 

In every exam preparation, its most most important to check how far you are ready for exam. In our 4 month study plan, there are certain revision test after certain period of gap and series of full mock test at the end.

Attend it and analyse yourself and change your negatives into positives and boost your positives more. 

Group 2A 2017 Free Test Series

Because, how many number of tests you have attended will replicate your way of answering in TNPSC group 2A exam.

Test Series gives you,

Analyse yourself – How much you have studied and whether you have recall the things what you have learnt.

Its a best place to practice our Time Management Rule (Just check whether its working or flap) 

Increase your questions reading speed and accuracy of shading answers.

More helpful in Revise your total syllabus.

Attend Free Online Test 🙂

Our First and foremost tips – Be CONFIDENT in Your Preparation.

Use our practiced TIME MANAGEMENT RULE. For know how to use our time management rule effectively watch our Study plan video class

Last but not least,  Attention! Remember ! There is NO NEGATIVE MARKS.

Try to follow strictly Our 4 Months Study Plan of TNPSC Group 2A Exam.

Choose Optional (General Tamil / General English) Wisely.

Read Daily TNPSC Current Affairs.

Practice Aptitude & Mental Ability.

Revise the syllabus what you have studied.

Attend Test Series – Try to adopt our Time Management Rule.

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