UNIT-I: GENERAL SCIENCE
(ii) Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics -Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.
UNIT-II: CURRENT EVENTS
(i) History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.
(ii) Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.
UNIT- III: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.
UNIT – IV: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA
(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
UNIT-V: INDIAN POLITY
UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY
(iii) Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.
UNIT-VII: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
(i) National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others.
(iii) Communalism and partition.
UNIT- VIII: History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
(i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
(a) Significance as a Secular literature
(b) Relevance to Everyday Life
(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality,
(e) Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs
(f ) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
(iv) Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.
UNIT – IX: Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
(i) Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
(ii) Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu.
(iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
(iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
(vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
(vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.
UNIT-X: APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY
(i) Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
(ii) Ratio and Proportion.
(iii) Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
(iv) Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.