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
(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
(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.
UNIT – IV: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA
(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
(iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
UNIT-V: INDIAN POLITY
(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
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.
(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
(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.