Tamilnadu PSC Superintendent Recruitment 2016 Syllabus

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TNPSC Superintendent Recruitment 2016 Syllabus

Tamilnadu Public Service Commission posts of

  1. Psychologist in Department of Social Defence,
  2. Psychologist in Tamil Nadu Jail Service and
  3. Psychologist in Government Institute for Mentally Retarded, Tambaram

TNPSC Syllabus for Paper-I
Post Graduate Degree Standard
Subject Code : 101

Unit I
Introduction :
Psychology as a science, Methods, Recent trends, Areas, Relationship between Psychology and Behavioural Sciences.

Unit II
Indian Psychology :
Indian and Westrern Approaches, Applications of Yoga and Meditation, Psychotherapy in Indian Tradition.

Unit III
Theories of personality :
Theories of Freud, Cattell Kurt Lewin, Allport, Skinner, Bandura, Carl Rogers.

Unit IV
Psychological Testing :
Congnitive Abilities : Tests of Intelligence, Memmory, Creativity, Aptitutde and Interests.

Unit V
Measurement of Personality :
Questionnaries, Inventories Projective Tests, Rating – Scales.

Unit VI

Mental Health Assessment : Type ‘A’ Personality, Anger scale, Adjustment Inventories, Anxiety scales, Scales of neuroticism, problem check – lists, well – being scales.

Unit VII
Research Methods :
Nature of Types of hypothesis Variables, Types of Research Design: Factorial Designs Expost – Facto designs, within subject Design, survey Designs.

Simpling Techniques :
Probability and non – probability sampling.

Unit IX
Test Construction :
Item preparation and Analysis Types and estimation of Reliability and Validity.

Unit X
Statistical Analysis :
Non – Parametric Tests Analysis of variance, Correlations, Factor Analysis, Regression.


Unit I
Guidance and Counselling :
Concepts and goals, Different Approaches, Counselling applied to Family, Educational and Industrial Institutions.

Counselling to special groups – Delinquents, Terminallyill people, Aged, Addicts, people in crisis, Parents of Mentally Retarded and other disadvantaged groups.

Psychological Therapies :
Behaviours Modification, – Positive and Negative reniforcements, Relaxation Techniques, Asserrtive Training, Desensitization Procedures.

Cognitue Therapies – Rational-Emotive Therapy, Congnitive Restructuring, Bio-Feedback.

Educational Psychology :
Problems of students, Classroom Management, Training of Students, Teachers and Parents for Academic Achievement, Personality development of students, Improvement of school Climate.

Industrial and Organisational Psychology :
Psychological Assessment for recruitment, Types of Training for motivation and Productivity, Team building, Performance appraisal, Conflict Resoultion and Job Satisfaction, Organisational Development.

Health Psychology :
Stress – Causes, effect and Coping Strategies, Barriers to effective health Promotion; Techniques for health promotion.

Psychopathology :
Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorder – causes Symptoms and Treatment.

Consumer and Marketing Psychology :
Consumer Needs, Strategies for influencing consumer Behaviour; Marketing Research, Advertising.

Psychology in Every Day life :
Application of psychology for Self Family and Community Development, New frontiers of Applied Psychology.

For the posts of

  1. Psychologist in Department of Social Defence,
  2. Psychologist in Tamil Nadu Jail Service and
  3. Psychologist in Government Institute for Mentally Retarded, Tambaram

TNPSC Syllabus for Paper-II
General Studies :
Degree Standard :

Unit-I General Science :

Physics Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication-Heat, light and sound-Atomic and nuclear physics-Solid State Physics–Spectroscopy-Geophysics-Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation and reduction-Chemistry of ores and metals-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics

Botany-Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism- Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration-Excretion of metabolic waste-Bio-communication.

Zoology-Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio- diversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases-prevention and remedies-Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life.

Unit-II. Current Events :

History–Latest diary of events–National–National symbols-Profile of States-Defence, national security and terrorism-World organizations-pacts and summits-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours-Cultural panorama-Latest historical events–India and its neighbours– Latest terminology- Appointments-who is who?

Political Science-1. India’s foreign policy-2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion-3. Problems in conduct of public elections-4. Political parties and political system in India-5. Public awareness & General administration-6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Government,-7. Welfare oriented government schemes, their utility.

Geography Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology—

Economics–Current socio-economic problems-New economic policy & government sector

Science-Latest inventions on science & technology-Latest discoveries in Health Science-Mass media & communication.

Unit-III. Geography

Earth and Universe-Solar system-Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere-Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate-Water resources—rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Natural vegetation-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries-Transport including Surface transport & communication-Social geography–population-density and distribution-Natural calamities–disaster management-Climate change-impact and consequences-mitigation measures-Pollution Control.

Unit-IV. History and culture of India

Pre-historic events–Indus valley civilization-Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age-Maurya dynasty- Buddhism and Jainism-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-Advent of European invasion-Expansion and consolidation of British rule-Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors-Social reforms and religious movements-India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity–race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes-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.

Unit-V Indian Polity

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-Status of Jammu & Kashmir-Local government–panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu-Judiciary in India–Rule of law/Due process of law-Indian federalism– center–state relations-. Emergency provisions-Civil services in India-Administrative challenges in a welfare state-Complexities of district administration-Elections- Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule-VIII-Amendments to constitution-Schedules to constitution-. Administrative reforms & tribunals- Corruption in public life-Anti-corruption measures–Central Vigilance Commission, lok- adalats, Ombudsman,-Comptroller and Auditor General of India-Right to information- Central and State Commission-Empowerment of women- Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal-Consumer protection forms

Unit- VI. Indian economy

Nature of Indian economy-Need for economic planning-Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth-Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure-National income-Public finance & fiscal policy-Price policy & public distribution-Banking, money & monetary policy- Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)- WTO-globalization & privatization- Rural welfare oriented programs-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-HRD–sustainable economic growth-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu-Energy Different sources and development- Finance Commission -Planning Commission- National Development Council.

Unit-VII. Indian National Movement

National renaissance-Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt-Indian National Congress-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji-Growth of militant movements – Different modes of agitations-Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle-Communalism led to partition-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle-Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others-Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.

Unit-VIII. Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation and presentation of data-Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data-Analytical interpretation of data – Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work-Behavioral ability-Basic terms, Communications in information technology-Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- Decision making and problem solving-

Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series-Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences-

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General Studies (Degree Standard)
Unit­ I General Science

Physics­Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry­Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany­­ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

Zoology­ Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Unit­ II. Current Events

History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections‐Political parties and political system in India‐Public awareness & General administration‐Role of Voluntary organizations & Government,‐ Welfare oriented government schemes, their utility‐

Geography­­ Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐

Economics­ Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & government sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication.

Unit III. Geography

Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography-population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities–disaster management‐

Unit IV. History and culture of India

South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity–race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ 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.

UNIT ­V. Indian Polity

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‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government–panchayat raj–Tamil Nadu‐Judiciary in India–Rule of law/Due process of law‐Indian federalism–center–state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐Elections‐Election Commission Union and State‐Amendments to constitution‐Schedules to constitution‐Administrative reforms & tribunals‐Corruption in public life‐Anti‐corruption measures–Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐Right to information‐Central and State Commission‐Empowerment of women.

UNIT­ VI. Indian Economy

Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programs ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty ‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission ‐ National Development Council.

UNIT­ VII Indian National Movement

Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence—

UNIT ­VIII Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytica interpretation of data ‐ Simplification ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐Time and Work Decision making and problem solving ‐ Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning ‐ Number Series‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

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