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TNPSC study materials from Appolo Study Centre G.K.

Course Materials
(Comprising of 25 volume of books and Test papers.
(State Board Syllabus)
6th Std. to 10th Std - Science
6th Std. to 10th Std - Social Science
9th Std. & 10th Std - Mathematics
11th Std & 12th Std - Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, History,
Geography, Statistics
+ 1 - Economics
+ 2 - Political Science
+ 2 - Indian Culture
General Tamil - Appolo Course Material
General English - Appolo Course Material
India Year Book, Manorama Year Book - Tamil / English
Kaiyalavu Kalanjiyam( ifasT fsQ;rpak); Published by Vikatan Publications

The Preliminary Examination is one of the toughest exams in India and you should not take it
lightly even though it is meant to serve as a screening test. This examination is conducted
according to the following pattern:



General Studies

2 hrs


Objective Type


Optional Subject

2 hrs


Objective Type

General Studies:
General Science
Current Events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
India and World Geography
Indian Polity and Economy
General Mental Ability (Reasoning & Analytical ability)

Optional Subjects:
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Civil Engineering
*Commerce & Accountancy
Electrical Engineering
*Indian History
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Science
*Political Science
*Public Administration
*offered by Manidha in online ---- Register with us
If you want to any other optional other then this please contact through email.
Basic readings for Preliminary
1. News paper The Hindu
2. Magazines Civil services chronicle, Competition Wizard; Yojana; Kurushetra; Frontline
3. Text Books NCERT text books on science & Tech, Indian History,
Indian Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy from standard VI XII
4. General Mental Ability Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
5. General studies manual Tata McGraw Hill Pub / Spectrum Pub
6. Indian polity P.Lakshmi Kanth
7. Modern Indian History "Indias struggle for Independence" Bipin Chandra
8. Indian Economy Pradhyogita Darpan

9. Manorama Year book of publication division

10. Indian Year book of publication division
11. Atlas Orient Longman
12. Previous years solved questions.
Strategy -CCRR
1. Collection of Study Materials
2. Consolidation of topics in study materials that are civil services exam oriented
3. Reading (Comprehensive Reading)
4. Revision (Periodical)
SWOT Analysis
SWOT analysis will be extremely helpful in choosing an optional
Based on your area of interest, availability of study materials & coaching facilities available for
an optional You can choose your own.
1. Strengths
2. Weakness
3. Opportunities
4. Threats
How to tackle Negative Marking
1. There will be penalty for wring answers marked by a candidate in the objective type
question paper
2. There are four alternatives for the answers for every question
3. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate 1/3 of the
marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty
4. If a question is left blank there will be no penalty for that question
5. For example in an optional subject for prelims there are 120 MCQs
If you answer 101 questions and 80 questions correct, but 21 questions are wrong, therefore there
will be (80-7) x 2