COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - III
Group III Services
(Main Examination)
General Studies – Higher secondary standard
Topics for Objective Type
UNIT – I ‐ General science
Physics ‐ Nature of Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National
scientific laboratories ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Physical quantities, standards and
units ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Heat, light and sound
Chemistry = Elements and Compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides
Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietetics
– Respiration
Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Reproductive system ‐ Environment, ecology, health and
hygiene ‐ Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases ,
prevention and remedies ‐ Animals, plants and human life
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 & honors’ ‐ India and its
neighbors
Political Science ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system
in India ‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their
utility
Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks
Economics ‐ Current socio‐economic problems
Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology
UNIT ‐ III. Geography ‐ Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Monsoon, rainfall, weather &
climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources ‐ Forest & wildlife
‐ Agricultural pattern – Transport including surface transport & communication ‐ Social
geography – population‐density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities‐Disaster Management.

UNIT ‐ IV. History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu ‐ Indus valley civilization‐ Guptas, Delhi
Sultans, Mughals and Marathas ‐ Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis ‐ South Indian history
‐ Culture and Heritage of Tamil people ‐ India since independence‐ Characteristics of Indian
culture ‐ Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom ‐ India‐as secular state ‐ Growth of
rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN ‐ Political parties and populist schemes 

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