i. Physics– Nature Of Universe, General Scientific Laws, Inventions & Discoveries, National Scientific Laboratories, Mechanics And Properties Of Matter, Physical Quantities, Standards & Units, Force And Motion, Energy, Magnetism, Electricity, Electronics, Heat, Light And Sound.
ii. Chemistry- Elements & Compounds, Acids, Bases And Salts, Fertilizers, Insecticides, Pesticides.
iii. Botany– Main Concepts Of Life Science, Classification Of Living Organisms, Nutrition & Dietetics, Respiration.
iv. Zoology- Blood & Blood Circulation, Reproductive System, Environment And Ecology, Health & Hygiene, Human Diseases, Communicable & Non-Communicable Diseases, Prevention And Remedies, Animals, Plants and Human Life.
i.History– Latest National Events, National Symbols, Profiles Of States, Eminent Persons/Places In News, Sports & Games, Books & Authors, Awards & Honours, India & Its Neighbours.
ii. Political Science– Problems In Conduct Of Public Elections, Political Parties & Political System In India, Public Awareness & General Administration, Welfare Oriented Government Schemes And Their Utility.
iii. Geography- Geographical Landmarks
iv. Economics- Current Socio-Economic Problems
v. Science- Latest Inventions In Science And Technology
i. Earth location - Earth & Universe, Solar System, Monsoon And Rainfall, Weather & Climate, Water Resources, Rivers In India, Soil, Mineral & Natural Resources, Forest And Wildlife, Agricultural Patterns.
ii. Transport - Communication
iii. Population density and distribution in Tamil Nadu and India
iv. Calamities - Disaster management- Environment - Climate change
|History & Culture Of India & Tamil Nadu|
i. Indus Valley Civilization, Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, Marathas, Age Of Vijayanagram And Brahmins, South Indian History, Culture & Heritage Of Tamil People, India Since Independence.
ii. Characteristics Of Indian Culture, Unity In Diversity- Race, Colour, Language, Custom
iii. India As A Secular State
i. Constitution Of India, Preamble Of The Constitution, Salient Features Of The Constitution, Union, State & Territory
ii. Citizenship Rights, Amend Duties, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, DPSP
iii. Union Legislature, Executive-State Legislature, State Executive, Local Government, Panchayat Raj,
iv. Spirit of Federalism: center-state Relationships.
v. Election- Judiciary In India- Rule Of Law
vii. Corruption in public life, Anti-Corruption measures, Lokpal and Lokayukta, Right to Information, Empowerment of Women, Consumer Protection Forums, Human Rights Charter
i. Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
ii. Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.
iii. Economic Trends – 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.
|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, Rajaji, Subhash Chandra Bose, Muthulaksmi Ammaiyar, Muvalur Ramamirtham and Other National Leaders.
ii. Different modes of Agitation of Tamil Nadu and movements
|History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements of Tamil Nadu|
i. History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
ii. Thirukkural: a) Significance as a Secular Literature. b) Relevance to Everyday Life. c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity. d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc. e) Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs. f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural.
iii. Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in the freedom struggle.
iv. Various Social reformers, Social reform movements, and Social transformation of Tamil Nadu.
|Development Administration in Tamil Nadu|
i. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
ii. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
iii. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.