SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT TOURIST
MAIN EXAMINATION (DEGREE STANDARD)
PAPER – I: TRAVEL AND TOURISM (OBJECTIVE TYPE)
UNIT- I: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TOURISM
Introduction to tourism- Meaning and Scope, Concept ,Components, and types of
Tourism – Emerging trends- Evolution of Tourism in India- Ministry of TourismGovernment of India - Department of Tourism – Government of Tamil Nadu.
UNIT- II: TOURISM PRODUCTS OF INDIA
Unique features of Tourism Products- Tourist attraction Hills/ Beaches/ Mountains/ Water
Bodies- Forts/ Palaces/ Fairs and festivals/Folk dances/Dance /Music/-Art and craftsTemples/Churches/ Mosque and other religious worship places- UNESCO World Heritage
sites- Flora and Fauna- Major wildlife sanctuaries and National parks- Major Tourist
Circuits of India- Land, Air and Water based adventure activities, Guidelines and
Regulations -Ancient Monuments Preservation Act 1904- Ancient Monuments and
Archaeological Site and Remains Act 1958.
UNIT – III: TRANSPORT
History- Land-Water and Air- Air Industry / Airlines in India/ Functions/ Present policies-Air
Charters- Growth of Road Transport – Indian Road Network - Major rail network of Indiatypes of Rail Tours in India- Water Transport- History and Development-Historical PastCruise ships-Ferries- Hovercraft- River and Canal boats- Boat Houses.
UNIT- IV: ACCOMMODATION OPERATIONS
Origin and growth of hotels- Classification of Hotels on the basis of Size, Location,
Facilities, Plan , Service and Ownership- Allied Catering services- Supplementary
Accommodation- House Keeping- Front Office Management- Booking procedures- Types
of Food and Beverages.