TNPSC GROUP 1 – Prelims Books

As a beginner, to have fundamental knowledge about the syllabus, you may start with Tamilnadu State Board Books. Cover every line of the 6th Std – 12th Std Science, Social Science Books as per the TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus.

TNPSC Group 1 Preparation Books:
Here we have given the important book list for TNPSC Group – I based on the syllabus of TNPSC.

The booklist has been given topic wise as syllabus, reference books and Mark analysis for TNPSC Group I – Prelims.

Question analysis is depends on previous year question paper model.

Subjects Marks
General Science30-35
Indian Polity22-26
Geography11-20
Economy16-19
History/culture/TamilNadu26-28
Mental Ability/Aptitude48-50
Current Affairs /GK27-41

GENERAL SCIENCE (Physics)

Topics Reference Books
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 – Magnetism
Std 7- Electricity
Std 8 – Electricity and Heat
Std 10 – Electricity and Energy & 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 & Heat and Gas laws
Atomic and nuclear physicsStd 8 – Atomic Structure
Std 9 – Atomic Structure

GENERAL SCIENCE (Chemistry)

Topics Reference Books
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
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

GENERAL SCIENCE (Botany)

Topics Reference Books
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
The cell – basic unit of lifeStd 6 – Cell Structure
Std 9 – Cells

Suggested Books:-

1.General Science – Master Blaster, by Venkatraman.R (English)
2. Lucent’s General Science (English)
3. Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions (Arihant, English)
4. General Science for Gs Paper I – Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change (English, TATA McGraw Hill)
5. TNPSC General Science (Pothu Ariviyal) 3420 Q & A Tamil
6.TNPSC GENERAL SCIENCE previous year examination questions & answers.(English)

GENERAL SCIENCE (Zoology)

Topics Reference Books
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 – Wastewater 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
Std 8 – Reaching the age of Adolescence
Std 9 – Improvement in food resources
Std 10 – Immune system
Animal, Plant and Human Life.Std 6 – The World of Plants.
Genetics the science of heredityStd 10 – Hereditary and Evolution
Alcoholism and drug abuseStd 9 – Addiction and Healthy lifestyle

Current Events

Current Events Topics
Current Events (History)1 Latest diary of events – National – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games – Books & authors -Awards & honors- India and its neighbours
2 Latest historical events – Appointments – who is who?
3 Defence, national security and terrorism – World organizations – pacts and summits – Cultural panorama – Latest terminology.
Current Events (Political Science)1 Problems in conduct of public elections – Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration – Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
2 Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.
3 India’s foreign policy – Latest court verdicts – public opinion
Current Events (Geography)1 Geographical landmarks
2 Policy on environment and ecology
Current Events (Economics)1 Current socio-economic problems
2 New economic policy & govt. sector
Current Events (Science)1 Latest inventions on science & technology
2. Latest discoveries in Health Science – Mass media & communication

Reference Books:-

1. Sun IAS Academy is the best source for Current Affairs.
2. The Hindu Newspaper.
3. Last 10 Month Current Affairs.
4. Other Sources like gk today.

Suggested Books:-

1.Manorama Yearbook (English and Tamil)
2. TNPSC Current Events Previous Years Examination (English)
3. TNPSC CURRENT EVENTS previous years examination Q & A (Tamil)

GEOGRAPHY

Topics Reference Books
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
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 GeographyStd 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
Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereStd 7 – An Introduction to Oceanography

Suggested Books:-

1.GEOGRAPHY – World And India [ ENGLISH MEDIUM ] (Author: ADV Ramana Raju)
2. TNPSC Geography (Puviyiyal) 1262 Q&A (Tamil)
3. TNPSC Geography (Tamil) by V.V.K Subburaj

HISTORY & CULTURE OF INDIA

Topics Reference Books
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
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
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

Suggested Books:-

1.Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth (English)
2. TNPSC Group 1 Prelims General Studies Indian Polity Exam Guide by V.V.K. Subburaj(English)
3. TNPSC Indian Polity Previous Years Examination Q & A (English)
4. Magbook Indian Polity & Governance (English)

INDIAN ECONOMY

Topics Reference Books
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 FormStd 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
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 CommissionStd 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
Civil services in India – Administrative challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration – Voluntary organizations and public grievances RedressalStd 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.
Nature of Indian economyStd 6 – Economics An Introduction
Std 10 – Indian Economy after Independence
Std 9 – Indian Currency
Five-year plan models – an assessmentStd 11 – Economic Planning
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
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
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

Suggested Books:-

1.Magbook Indian Economy 2019 P (ENGLISH) by Arihant
2. General Study Indian Economy (English) by Lucent’s
3. Pratiyogita Darpan Indian Economy – Special Edition

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

Topics Reference Books
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
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
Era of different Acts & Pacts – World war & final phase struggleStd 12 -Constitutional Development

Suggested Books:-

1. Struggle for Independence k Venkatesan.
2. TNPSC Indian history & Indian national movement (Tamil)
3. TNPSC Indian history & Indian national movement (English)

APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY TEST

Topics Reference Books
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 WorkEach 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 Parametric representation of data-Basic terms, Communications in information technology – Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Behavioral abilityEach 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.
Puzzles –Visual Reasoning- Number Series – Dice – Alpha numeric reasoning Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic SequencesEach 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.

Suggested Books:-

1.Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Aggarwal

About Exam

As a beginner, to have fundamental knowledge about the syllabus, you may start with Tamilnadu State Board Books. Cover every line of the 6th Std – 12th Std Science, Social Science Books as per the TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus.

TNPSC Group 1 Preparation Books:
Here we have given the important book list for TNPSC Group – I based on the syllabus of TNPSC.

The booklist has been given topic wise as syllabus, reference books and Mark analysis for TNPSC Group I – Prelims.

Mark Analysis

Question analysis is depends on previous year question paper model.

Subjects Marks
General Science30-35
Indian Polity22-26
Geography11-20
Economy16-19
History/culture/TamilNadu26-28
Mental Ability/Aptitude48-50
Current Affairs /GK27-41

Topics & Books

GENERAL SCIENCE (Physics)

Topics Reference Books
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 – Magnetism
Std 7- Electricity
Std 8 – Electricity and Heat
Std 10 – Electricity and Energy & 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 & Heat and Gas laws
Atomic and nuclear physicsStd 8 – Atomic Structure
Std 9 – Atomic Structure

GENERAL SCIENCE (Chemistry)

Topics Reference Books
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
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

GENERAL SCIENCE (Botany)

Topics Reference Books
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
The cell – basic unit of lifeStd 6 – Cell Structure
Std 9 – Cells

Suggested Books:-

1.General Science – Master Blaster, by Venkatraman.R (English)
2. Lucent’s General Science (English)
3. Encyclopedia of General Science for General Competitions (Arihant, English)
4. General Science for Gs Paper I – Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change (English, TATA McGraw Hill)
5. TNPSC General Science (Pothu Ariviyal) 3420 Q & A Tamil
6.TNPSC GENERAL SCIENCE previous year examination questions & answers.(English)

GENERAL SCIENCE (Zoology)

Topics Reference Books
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 – Wastewater 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
Std 8 – Reaching the age of Adolescence
Std 9 – Improvement in food resources
Std 10 – Immune system
Animal, Plant and Human Life.Std 6 – The World of Plants.
Genetics the science of heredityStd 10 – Hereditary and Evolution
Alcoholism and drug abuseStd 9 – Addiction and Healthy lifestyle

Current Events

Current Events Topics
Current Events (History)1 Latest diary of events – National – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games – Books & authors -Awards & honors- India and its neighbours
2 Latest historical events – Appointments – who is who?
3 Defence, national security and terrorism – World organizations – pacts and summits – Cultural panorama – Latest terminology.
Current Events (Political Science)1 Problems in conduct of public elections – Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration – Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
2 Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.
3 India’s foreign policy – Latest court verdicts – public opinion
Current Events (Geography)1 Geographical landmarks
2 Policy on environment and ecology
Current Events (Economics)1 Current socio-economic problems
2 New economic policy & govt. sector
Current Events (Science)1 Latest inventions on science & technology
2. Latest discoveries in Health Science – Mass media & communication

Reference Books:-

1. Sun IAS Academy is the best source for Current Affairs.
2. The Hindu Newspaper.
3. Last 10 Month Current Affairs.
4. Other Sources like gk today.

Suggested Books:-

1.Manorama Yearbook (English and Tamil)
2. TNPSC Current Events Previous Years Examination (English)
3. TNPSC CURRENT EVENTS previous years examination Q & A (Tamil)

GEOGRAPHY

Topics Reference Books
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
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 GeographyStd 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
Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphereStd 7 – An Introduction to Oceanography

Suggested Books:-

1.GEOGRAPHY – World And India [ ENGLISH MEDIUM ] (Author: ADV Ramana Raju)
2. TNPSC Geography (Puviyiyal) 1262 Q&A (Tamil)
3. TNPSC Geography (Tamil) by V.V.K Subburaj

HISTORY & CULTURE OF INDIA

Topics Reference Books
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
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
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

Suggested Books:-

1.Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth (English)
2. TNPSC Group 1 Prelims General Studies Indian Polity Exam Guide by V.V.K. Subburaj(English)
3. TNPSC Indian Polity Previous Years Examination Q & A (English)
4. Magbook Indian Polity & Governance (English)

INDIAN ECONOMY

Topics Reference Books
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 FormStd 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
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 CommissionStd 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
Civil services in India – Administrative challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration – Voluntary organizations and public grievances RedressalStd 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.
Nature of Indian economyStd 6 – Economics An Introduction
Std 10 – Indian Economy after Independence
Std 9 – Indian Currency
Five-year plan models – an assessmentStd 11 – Economic Planning
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
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
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

Suggested Books:-

1.Magbook Indian Economy 2019 P (ENGLISH) by Arihant
2. General Study Indian Economy (English) by Lucent’s
3. Pratiyogita Darpan Indian Economy – Special Edition

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

Topics Reference Books
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
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
Era of different Acts & Pacts – World war & final phase struggleStd 12 -Constitutional Development

Suggested Books:-

1. Struggle for Independence k Venkatesan.
2. TNPSC Indian history & Indian national movement (Tamil)
3. TNPSC Indian history & Indian national movement (English)

APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY TEST

Topics Reference Books
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 WorkEach 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 Parametric representation of data-Basic terms, Communications in information technology – Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Behavioral abilityEach 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.
Puzzles –Visual Reasoning- Number Series – Dice – Alpha numeric reasoning Logical Number/ Alphabetical/ Diagrammatic SequencesEach 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.

Suggested Books:-

1.Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Aggarwal