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TNPSC GROUP I MAIN (DESCRIPTIVE)
TNPSC GROUP II PRELIM (INTERVIEW & NON-INTERVIEW POSTS)
TNPSC GROUP II MAIN (DESCRIPTIVE) - {NEW PATTERN}

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APPOLO STUDY CENTRE
COACHING FOR DEO MAIN EXAMINATION

ORIENTATION PROGRAMME - 06.06.2015

SPECIAL TRAINING FOR DESCRIPTIVE PAPER UNDER THE PERSONAL GUIDANCE OF MR. SAM RAJESSWARAN

FOCUSING ON HOW TO WRITE, WHAT TO WRITE, HOW TO PRESENT ANSWERS.

Programme Highlights

1. Coaching for Paper I and II

2. Well prepared Topic wise materials both English and Tamil medium

3. General Studies Subject wise Tests - 30

4. Number of Model Exams - 2

5. Instant Evaluation and Feedback

6. Marks via SMS within 24 Hrs.

7. Classroom coaching for Mental Ability and Aptitude

8. Reference Materials for General Studies Tests

9. Individual Attention

10. Air-conditioned Class / Test and Reference Rooms

11. Model Exams with review sessions

APPOLO STUDY CENTRE

TEST SCHEDULE

Customized exclusive Test Schedule for DEO Main Exam
TEST NO SUBJECT MARK
I INDIAN POLITY
II INDIAN POLITY
III INDIAN POLITY
IV INDIAN POLITY
V INDIAN POLITY
VI MODERN INDIA
VII MODERN INDIA
VIII MODERN INDIA
IX MODERN INDIA
X SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – LIFE SCIENCE
XI MENTAL ABILITY
XII SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – PHYSICAL SCIENCE
XIII MENTAL ABILITY
XIV TN GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
XV SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – LIFE SCIENCE
XVI MODERN INDIA
XVII MENTAL ABILITY
XVIII MENTAL ABILITY
XIX GEOGRAPHY
XX GEOGRAPHY
XXI INDIA AND WORLD AFFAIRS
XXII INDIA AND WORLD AFFAIRS
XXIII TAMIL LANGUAGE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE
XXIV TAMIL LANGUAGE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE
XXV TAMIL LANGUAGE / ENGLISH LANGUAGE
XXVI AMINISTRATION OF UNION AND STATES
XXVII AMINISTRATION OF UNION AND STATES
XXVIII STATISTICS
XXIX COMPUTER RELATED
XXX SCIENCE TECH - CHEMISTRY

SYLLABUS FOR PAPER I & PAPER II

PAPER – I
GENERAL STUDIES (DEGREE STANDARD)
TOPICS FOR DESCRIPTIVE TYPE

UNIT 1 Modern history of India and Indian culture - 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 ‐ a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu ‐ Political parties and populist schemes ‐ National renaissance ‐ Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 Revolt ‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐ 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

UNIT 2 General Mental Ability - Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐ School arithmetic ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability ‐ Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology.

UNIT 3 Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu - Nature of universe ‐ General scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories ‐ Science glossary ‐ Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Heat, light and sound ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Atomic and nuclear physics ‐ Astronomy and space science ‐ Elements and compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction ‐ Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Chemistry of ores and metals ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides ‐ Biochemistry and biotechnology ‐ Polymers and plastics – Electrochemistry ‐ Main concepts of life science ‐ The cell ‐basic unit of life ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietics ‐ Respiration ‐ Excretion of metabolic waste ‐ Bio – communication ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Endocrine system‐ Reproductive system‐ Animals, plants and human life ‐ Govt. policy /organizations on Science and Technology ‐ Role, achievement & impact of Science and Technology ‐ Energy ‐ self sufficiency ‐ oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organization ‐ Ocean research and development ‐ 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 ‐ Alcoholism and Drug abuse ‐ Computer science and advancement ‐ Genetic Engineering ‐ Remote sensing and benefits.

PAPER – II
General studies (Degree Standard)
Topics for Descriptive type

UNIT – I Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India

Indian polity:- Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship ‐ rights and duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Directive principles of state policy ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union executive ‐ Union legislature – parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government ‐ panchayat raj ‐ Indian federalism ‐ center state relations ‐ Judiciary in India ‐ Rule of law /Due process of law ‐ 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

Emerging political trends across the world affecting India - Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region ‐Security and defence related matters ‐ Nuclear policy, issues and conflicts‐The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.

Geography of India 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 & communication ‐ Centers of trade, commerce & art ‐ Social geography ‐ population ‐ density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities ‐ disaster management ‐
Bottom topography of Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ‐ Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures ‐ Pollution Control

Candidates may choose to answer EITHER the Tamil question only in Tamil OR the English question only in English. Candidates writing in English shall if they choose to answer the Tamil question, write only in Tamil

2. Tamil language, Tamil society it’s culture and Heritage / English Language

(OR)
English Language Skills
1. Précis writing.

2. An Essay writing on current issues.

3. Comprehension of a given passage and answering questions thereupon.

3. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu- State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ District administration ‐role in people’s welfare oriented programmes ‐ Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐ role of state government ‐Public Services ‐ role of recruitment agencies ‐ State finance ‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in the State ‐ Natural calamities ‐strategic planning in the State ‐ Social welfare ‐ Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu ‐ Union government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ Relationship between State and Union ‐ Industrial map of India ‐‐ role of Union government ‐ Public Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agencies in Union Government ‐ Union finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐e‐governance in Union Government ‐Natural calamities ‐strategic planning by the Union ‐ Social welfare ‐ government sponsored schemes by Government of India

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APPOLO STUDY CENTRE
RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI)

COACHING FOR SBI PO IN CHENNAI

WEEKDAY AND WEEKEND BATCHES
MOCK TEST

PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES

TIME MANAGEMENT

ENHANCING ENGLISH LANGUAGE ABILITY

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Preliminary Examination will be conducted tentatively in June 2015


SELECTION PROCEDURE :
Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online.
This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

English Language
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
Total = 100 Questions Total 100 Marks

Phase – II: MAIN EXAMINATION
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Final Selection:-
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection
only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25.

REASONING ABILITY
Coding & Decoding – Alphabetical series – Circular Seating Arrangement – Symbols and Letter Code Problems – Logical Order (Syllogism) – Ranking – Direction Sensing – Statement and Conclusions – Blood Relations – Statement Assumptions – Data Sufficiency- Courses of Action- Reason and Assertion – Deriving Conclusions from Passages – Pictures Representation Series – Analogy - Classification.

NUMERICAL AND QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE:
Number Series – Simplification (BODMAS Rule) – Find Approximate Value – Averages – Ratio and Proportion – Time and Work – Pipes and Cisterns – Train Problems – Time and Distance – Percentage – Profit and Loss – Simple and Compound Interest – Mensuration – Age Problems – Data Interpretation.

GENERAL ENGLISH
Reading Comprehension – Synonyms and Antonyms – Error Spotting – Jumbled Sentence (Order or Statements) – Cloze Test – Fill in the Blanks – Idioms and Phrases – Identify the Correct Sentences.

GENERAL AWARENESS RELATED TO BANKING INDUSTRY
This section test your awareness in various categories. You must have some understanding of the latest and current events happening across world especially in India.
This section will include questions related to Economy, Sports, Science and Technology, Awards, Literature, Politics, Indian Constitution, Geography, Culture.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
Basic Fundamentals of Computer – Input and Output Devices – Operating Systems – Networks – Excel – Power Point.

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