TCS/TPS Grade- II Mains Syllabus
TPSC Mains Syllabus (Total Marks -800)
[ Language Papers- 200 Marks & General Studies Papers -600 Marks]
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
(One event or situation with one alternative)
Precis Writing – 30 marks
[25 marks for content and 5 marks for the title]
(With one alternative)
[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
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
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
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
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
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
General Studies-2/ Paper-2
Section-A: Modern history of India – 50 marks
Section-B: History of Tripura – 20 marks
Section-C: Indian Socio-cultural heritage with special reference to Tripura – 30 marks
Section-D: Geography of India – 35 marks
Section-E: Geography of Tripura – 15 marks
Section-A: Constitution of India and Human Rights – 50 marks
Section-B: Indian political system and governance, Ethical and Moral values in governance – 35 marks
Section-C: Political and administrative system of Tripura – 15 marks
Section-D: Indian foreign policy – 25 marks
Section-E: International institutions and their role in maintaining world peace and order – 25 marks
Section-A: Indian economy, poverty, unemployment, and inflation – 30 marks
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