TCS/TPS Grade- II Mains Syllabus

TPSC Mains Syllabus (Total Marks -800)

[ Language Papers- 200 Marks & General Studies Papers -600 Marks]





Language Paper-1


General English:

Essay – 40 marks

[Two essays- 20 marks each/word limit-400]

(Write one alternative to each topic one on the affairs relating to the states and the other on general topics)

Report writing – 30 marks

[Word Limit-200]

(One event or situation with one alternative)

Precis Writing – 30 marks

[25 marks for content and 5 marks for the title]

(With one alternative)

100 marks

3 Hours

Language paper-2

[English Composition and Bengali/KokborokComposition and translation/Alternative English]

Section-I: English Composition – 50 marks

Ø  A passage for comprehension

4 Questions (3 marks each)

Articles and Prepositions

4 Questions (2 marks each)

Ø  Transformation of sentences (3 marks)

Ø  Correction of Error(4 marks)

Ø  Synonyms(4 marks)

Ø  Antonyms(4 marks)

Ø  Official Letter Writing with one Alternative[ word limit-200] (15 marks)

Section-II: Bengali/Kokborok/Alternative English Composition – 50 marks


  • Essay writing – one out of three alternatives (Word limit-600)     [20 marks]
  • Report Writing – one out of two alternatives (Word limit-250)     [10 marks]
  • Summary with Title [10 marks] (one out of two)
  • English to Bengali Translation [10 marks]


  • Essay writing – one out of three alternatives (Word limit-600)     [20 marks]
  • Report Writing – one out of two alternatives (Word limit-250)     [10 marks]
  • Summary with Title [10 marks] (one out of two)
  • English to Kokborok and Kokborok to English Translation     [10 marks]

Alternative English:

A) Text- 30 marks


I)Shooting an Elephant- George Orwell

II)Tobatek Singh-Saadat Husan Manto

III)After Twenty Years-O. Henry


I)Ode to the West Wind-Percy Bysshe Shelley

II)The Heaven of Freedom-Rabindranath Tagore

III)In the Bazaars of Hyderabad – Sarojini Naidu

B) Summarizing a Prose passage or making the substance of a poetry piece – 15 marks

C) To make meaningful sentences with phrases and idioms- 5 marks

100 marks

3 Hours

General Studies-1/Paper 1

Section-A: GK and Current Affairs of National/International Importance – 25 marks (MCQs)

Section-B: Everyday science and technology – 25 marks (MCQs)

1. Cell: ideal structure types with examples and functions.

2. Human nutrition: Different nutrients and their source, importance, balanced diet, nutritional disorder, Dietary fibers, and their sources and importance.

3. Plant nutrients, improvement of food production using chemical fertilizer, biofertilizer, and vermicompost.

4. Blood grouping and RH typing, Blood transfusion: Its importance, precaution, and hazard of mismatched blood transfusion.

5. Health and hygiene

i) Diseases:

Communicable diseases, epidemic and endemic, pandemic and vector-borne diseases, basic knowledge of infection caused by different groups of microorganisms-diarrhea, dysentery, Cholera, tuberculosis, Malaria, ringworm, Candidiasis viral infection like HIV and encephalitic, bird flu, swine flu, dengue, and preventive measures during outbreaks

Non-communicable diseases: Autoimmune disease, heart disease, diabetes cancer, chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis cataracts.

Substance abuse -health hazard and impact on society

Immunity and vaccination-Concept of immunity innate and acquired immunity, Concept of the vaccinations vaccination schedule, Live attenuated vaccine-like OTV, MMR, BCG, smallpox, chickenpox, rotavirus, influenza, etc.

A killed vaccine-like typhoid cholera etcetera conjugated vaccine-like Hepatitis B, Influenzae type B.

National Health Mission -Different initiatives

6. Biotechnology:

Biofertilizer, Vermicompost, biopesticides, biofuels, generally modified crops like BT -brinjal BT -Cotton Cold and dry 17 transgenic animals’ examples and their uses in human welfare, Nanoparticles and their applications in agriculture and Medical Science.

Application in DNA fingerprinting

7. Biomedical engineering MRI, City scan ECG pet ELISA- full form and application

8. Units of physical quantities force and laws of motion and gravitation work power energy

  • Light reflection refraction and dispersion concept and application
  • Heat and thermal tree sound propagation in different media concepts and application
  • Electric current concept and application
  • The idea about the electromagnetic spectrum

9. Preliminary idea about atoms and molecules state of matter solid liquid and gas

10. Concept of acid-base salt and neutral solution pH scale its importance and use in everyday life chemical used in everyday life

11. Energy resources Hydel thermal nuclear energy renewable energy resources

12. Communication system: geostationary satellites, space programs in India INSAT and IRS system, application of space technology in India with special reference to educational agricultural and other rural development activities as is application use of ICT in e-governance and e-Commerce.

Principle of Optical Fibre communication

13. Basic of computer terminology and abbreviation of operating system hardware and software number system basic internet knowledge security tools virus and hacking

14. Scientific instruments in everyday use, Important National scientific Laboratories, contributions of scientists in the development of Science and Technology with particular reference to India.

Section-C: Numerical ability of 10th standard – 25 marks

1. Number system, problems on numbers and order of magnitude, average, HCF and LCM, ratio and proportion, percentage, profit and loss, time and work, time, speed and distance, simple and compound interest, area and perimeter of simple geometric figures.

2. Data analysis(tables, bar diagram, line -graph, pie chart), interpretation of categorized data, Mean, Median, Mode, standard deviation

3. Set theory, equality, Union intersection, the difference of two sets, Venn diagram.

Section-D: Reasoning and mental ability – 25 marks

Alphabetical test, coding-decoding, find out the dissimilarities, analogy test, arranging in order, problems relating to relation, logical reasoning, statement and arguments, test direction sense test, series completion sense test, assumption type test.

Section-E: Environment conservation – 25 marks

1. Biodiversity and its conservation

Types of biodiversity, genetic species and Ecosystem biodiversity, the importance of biodiversity, a hot spot of biodiversity, Mega diversity countries, threats to biodiversity, rare endangered, threatened, and endangered species, red data book, biodiversity conservation, in-situ, and ex-situ conservation.

2. Ecological concept

 Ecosystem definition, structure and function of ecosystem, type of ecosystem and energy flow, Food Chain and Food Web, ecological pyramids

3. Environmental resources

Renewable and Non-Renewable natural resources, natural resource management and conservation, rainwater harvesting, conventional and non-conventional energy resources

4. Environmental pollution

Types of pollution, causes of pollution, measures of pollution, air, water, soil, noise, thermal, nuclear effects of pollution and control measures, solid waste management.

5. Global environmental issues

Global warming and climate change, the greenhouse gases CO2 emission, the earth’s carbon reservoirs, carbon cycling, ozone depletion, acid rain.

6. Environmental management and legislation

Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Protection Acts in India: air, water, biodiversity, wildlife forest, lake and river action programs, the role of Pollution Control Boards

7. Environmental organizations and Agencies

International Organisation United Nations Environment Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, International Panel on Climate Change, Earth Summit, Convention on Biological Diversity, World Wildlife Fund, NationalOrganisations, Man and Biosphere Programme, Ministry of Environment and Forest Ministry of Earth sciences, the role of NGOs

Section-F: Security and disaster management – 25 marks

1. Types of hazards and disasters

volcanic eruption, earthquake, Tsunami, cyclone, drought, wildfire hazard, landslide, manmade disaster, industrial hazard, nuclear, biological, engineering hazard, and terrorism

2. Management and planning for disaster

Preparedness, adaptation to hazards, mitigation, strategies, relief, rehabilitation, the role of administrators, scientists, planners, volunteers, and NGOs, early warning system, and forecasting.

3. Hazard and disaster in Tripura

Earthquake, the vulnerability of North East India, flood, Hazard in Tripura, riverbank erosion, tropical-storm, the role of government and NGO in disaster

150 marks

3 Hours

General Studies-2/ Paper-2

Section-A: Modern history of India – 50 marks

  • The revolt of 1857 causes affects historiography
  • Growth of Indian nationalism, historiography, causes, growth of organization, press, and literature in 19th century India
  • Indian National Congress formation, moderates, and extremists
  • Revolutionary activities Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra
  • Rise of Gandhi, South African experience, Satyagraha, Non-Cooperation, civil disobedience, Quit India Movement.
  • Alternative ideologies and practices left-wing politics
  • Dalit movements, Bengal Bombay and Madras Presidency
  • Muslim League politics
  • Working-class movement
  • Women in the national movement
  • Role of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in the national movement, Rin mutiny, Tebhaga and Telangana Uprising
  • Towards partition -Cripps Mission to Indian Independence Act 1947, partition and independence

Section-B: History of Tripura – 20 marks

  • The era of reformative measures political agent, assistant political agents, princely Tripura
  • Administrative and Reform measures of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya, Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya, Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya
  • Socio-Political movement Bharatiya Uprising, Reang Uprising, Jana Shiksha movement
  • Towards integration political scenario in princely Tripura from 1947 till Merger

Section-C: Indian Socio-cultural heritage with special reference to Tripura – 30 marks

  • Salient features of ancient and medieval Indian literature -Sanskrit, Pali, Persian, Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi
  • Salient features of art and architecture of ancient and medieval India, Mayuras, Pallavas, Cholas Sultanate, and Mughal periods
  • Syncretic Movement in medieval India -Bhakti and Sufi movement
  • Salient aspects of diversity of Indian society- religions, languages, castes and tribes, marriage, family, and kinship institutions
  • Art and architecture of Tripura
  • Contribution of the princely state towards the development of Bengali language and literature, Rabindranath Tagore and Tripura, development of Kok Borok language and literature in the twentieth century

Section-D: Geography of India – 35 marks

  • Physical background, location, physiography zoology, drainage, and its characteristics, climate and climatic divisions after Koppen and Trewartha, soil and natural vegetation
  • Socio-economic background, population: distribution and density, growth, sex ratio, literacy, age, sex composition, ethnic composition, racial groups, migration
  • Agriculture- types of farming, intensive subsistence agriculture -rice, extensive commercial agriculture-wheat, plantation agriculture- tea
  • Power resources
  • Industry, iron, and steel, aluminum, petroleum refining, cotton, textile engineering, tourism

Section-E: Geography of Tripura – 15 marks

  • Physical background,location,physiography,geology,drainage,climate, soil types,erosion and conservation, natural vegetation
  • Economic and socio-cultural background, population distribution and density, growth, sex ratio, literacy, ethnic composition, agriculture, types distribution of crops, irrigation, types and importance, Forestry -economic importance of forest, differentiation, shifting cultivation, power resources, and their utilization, industry agro-based and small-scale transport system, and their importance, rural and urban development programs.

150 marks

3 Hours

General Studies-3/Paper-3

Section-A: Constitution of India and Human Rights – 50 marks

  • Salient features of the Constitution of India
  • Fundamental rights and duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Union government and state government, president, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers and their power position and role
  • Center-state relation recent trends of center state relation
  • Union and state legislature composition and functions
  • Judiciary in India
  • Provision for SC ST OBC and minorities
  • Right to Information Act
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Protection of human rights act 1993 with special reference to National and State Human Rights Commission
  • Rights of vulnerable groups of women children and disabled
  • National Commission for Women and Tripura Commission for Women

Section-B: Indian political system and governance, Ethical and Moral values in governance – 35 marks

  • Party system and pressure groups nature function and role
  • Collision politics in India, local self-government with special reference to 73rd and 74th amendments to Indian Constitution
  • Part 14 of the Indian constitution article 308 to 323
  • Election Commission composition and function
  • Challenges to Indian democracy communalism provincialism and corruption
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta composition functions and role Administrative Tribunal article 323 A
  • Bureaucracy in India its changing role and accountability
  • Ethical and moral values in governance

Section-C: Political and administrative system of Tripura – 15 marks

  • A brief history of political development in Tripura from monarchy to democracy
  • Socio-Political Movement in Tripura
  • State Secretariat organization and functions
  • Directories and their function
  • Administrative structure and Development Authority in subdivisions and blocks and their functions and role
  • TTAADC structure and composition function and role
  • Administrative structure and Development Authority is district subdivisions and their functions and role
  • Local self-government in Tripura Urban and rural

Section-D: Indian foreign policy – 25 marks

  • Features of Indian foreign policy
  • Determinants of Indian foreign policy
  • Relation of India with neighboring countries
  • Look east and act East policy

Section-E: International institutions and their role in maintaining world peace and order – 25 marks

  • Uno objectives and principles, composition function, and role of the UNO in maintaining world peace and security
  • Role of various organs of the UNO
  • SAARC- composition, functions, and role

150 marks

3 Hours

General Studies-4/Paper-4

Section-A: Indian economy, poverty, unemployment, and inflation – 30 marks

  • Basic features of the Indian economy
  • National income
  • The agriculture industry and service sector
  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Inflation

Section-B: Concept of budget, fiscal and monetary policy – 30 marks

Concept of budget, analysis of Central and state budget, Center-state financial relations, finance commission, monetary policy, Reserve Bank of India

Section-C: Banking, money supply and share market – 30 marks

The banking system in India, the role of commercial banks, supply of money, money market, capital market including share market in India, Security, and Exchange Board of India

Section-D: Social security measures in India with special reference to Tripura – 30 marks

Social security, measures, concept and different expectations, education, health, infrastructure

Section-E: Economy of Tripura, agriculture, industry, and commerce – 30 marks

Agriculture, Forestry and plantation, industry, commerce and tourism

150 marks

3 Hours

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