Check out Latest Syllabus for Child Development Project Officer (Post Code 1798) in Tamil Nadu General Service (Code No.035) Exam 2014 Tamil Nadu PSC Written Exam Syllabus Important Topics to Study
TNPSC Exam Syllabus 2014
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) will conduct a Written exam (Computer Based Test) for recruitment of Child Development Project Officer (Post Code 1798) in Tamil Nadu General Service (Code No.035). Nowadays Competition Level become very high so Competitive Exams gets too tougher. Candidates facing critical problem of “What to prepare” and “How to prepare”. So, here we are providing the latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern of Child Development Project Officer Exam conducting by Tamil Nadu PSC.
Exam Pattern : Exam Pattern for the Child Development Project Officer written Exam is as Follows:-
|Paper||Subject||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper – I||Nutrition and Dietetics (Code No. 087)
Home Science (Code No. 175)
|Paper – II||General Studies||200||02:00 Hrs.|
► Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection 171 (for SC, ST, MBC/DC, BC(M) & BC) & 228 (for Others).
► There will also be a Interview of 70 marks.
Exam Syllabus : Exam Syllabus for Tamil Nadu PSC Child Development Project Officer Exam is given below :-
Nutrition & Dietetics (DEGREE STANDARD)
a) Food groups – basic 4, 5 and 7 and functional Food groups b) Importance of cooking – Methods – Advantages and disadvantages – physio – chemical changes.
Structure, Composition, nutritive value, selection, processing methods, principles of cooking. i) Cereals ii) Pulses iii) Vegetables and fruits
Structure, composition, Nutritive value, selection, storage, quality, kinds, methods of processing, uses in cookery i) Milk and Milk products ii) Fleshy foods – Meat, Poultry, fish and organ meats iii) Eggs
a) Beverages – classification – nutritive value and role in diet – Methods of preparation b) Spices and condiments – Commonly used ‘Spices and condiments – uses and abuses’.
a) Fats and oils : – Composition, Nutritive value, properties, storage, processing, factors affecting absorption, care during cooking. b) Sugar and Sugar cookery :- Types, Nutritive value, stages in sugar cookery and application in the preparation of Indian sweets.
Food preservation – Importance of preservation. i) Food spoilage – Types, causes – principles of food preservation. ii) Methods – a) by using sugar iii) Drying and dehydration iv) Refrigeration and freezing v) Canning vi) Pickling vii) Chemical preservatives.
a) ENERGY:- Energy content of foods, BMR and total energy requirements. b) Carbohydrates, fats and proteins – classification, d functions, digestion, absorption and metabolism, requirements, sources and effects of deficiency.
a) Vitamins – water and fat valuable vitamins; chemistry, properties, functions, deficiency and toxicity. b) Minerals – Macro and Micro minerals – occurrence, functions, absorption, Sources, requirements, utilization, deficiency and toxicity
a) Importance and principles of meal planning based on 5 food groups at different income level. b) ICMR Nutritional requirements for different age groups – Infancy, Children, Adolescents, Adults and the aged and Pregnancy and lactation.
a) Nutritional assessment – Methods – Advantages and disadvantages. b) Malnutrition – causes, methods to alleviate malnutrition – importance of nutrition educaiton. c) Feeding programmes in action in State.
a) Diet Therapy – Definition, concept, principle, classification of therapeutic diets, feeding the patient. b) Dietitian – Role, qualities, types c) Diet counseling.
Etiology, signs and symptoms, dietary modifications and counseling measures for a) Castro intestinal Nutrition & Dietics disorders – Peptic ulcer, diarrhea, constipation, malabsorption syndrome. b) Liver and Gall Bladder: Hepatitis and cirrbosis, hepatic coma, cholethiasis and cholecystitis. c) Pancreas: Pancreatitis and diabetes mellitus
Etiology, signs and symptoms dietary modifications and counseling measures for a) Obesity and underweight b) Cardio-vascular diseases: Hypertension, atherosclerosis, Ischemic heart diseases, cardiac failure c) Renal disorders – nephritis, Nephrosis, Urenia and Renal failure, Renal Stones.
a) Diet in allergies, causes, tests, elimination diets. b) Pre-Operative and post operative diets. c) Cancer – causes, dietary modifications, different types of therapy.
a) Types of catering – Commercial, transport, industrial and Hospital b) Quantity cookery – Selection, Purchasing and storage, standardization of recipe, portion control, utilization of left over food.
a) Organisation – Types and principles, organizational structure. b) Management – Principles, techniques and leadership and managerial abilities – Tools of management.
Personnel Management – Selection, induction, training and supervision, motivation and performance appraisal, legal aspects of catering.
a) Cost control – Principles and methods of food cost control b) Sanitation and safety; Significance, health care measures – in preparation and service and for service personnel, safety measures in food service.
a) Art in food service – Design, selection, structural and decorative, Elements and principles of design, their application in food service institutions. b) Colour – Colour schemes. c) Flower arrangements – Types and styles d) Table service – Styles – Indian, Western and oriental.
a) Food plant – Layout, different work centres, Lighting, ventilation and Pest control. b) Equipment i) Major and Minor equipments, for food storage, preparation, service and cleaning. ii) Their selection, arrangement, use, care and maintenance.
Home Science (Degree Standard)
Food pyramid, functions, classification, conservation of nutrients, cooking methods, meal planning for different age & income groups, food safety, food adulteration and food laws, food spoilage and preservation of foods. Weaning foods – meaning, importance and preparation.
Nutrition – Definition of nutrients, components, requirements, metabolism –carbohydrate, protein and fat, nutritional assessment of the community and dietetics – normal and therapeutic nutrition, nutritional deficiency. Nutrition and health intervention programmes in India.
3. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Resource Management: Concept of home management, systems approach to management, care of household equipment, classification of resources, – human and material – time, energy, and money management, principles of interior design, work simplification.
4. INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT
Concept of community resource management, consumer education, management of hospitality – hospital, hotel, restaurant ; Management of social institutions – family, child and geriatric care, Management of special institutions – physically, mentally and socially challenged.
5. HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Principles of development, lifespan approach, growth monitoring, child rearing and socialization practices. Developmental tasks and problems and disabilities during childhood, child study methods. Population education, Sex education. Habit formation, behaviour problems and discipline.
Early stimulation, activities during infancy, early childhood, childhood and adolescence, child welfare programmes. Structure of family and its functions. Family crises, Guidance and counseling, Schools and community relationships. Family and legal issues.
7. FUNDAMENTALS OF TEXTILES
Principles of clothing construction, factors in selection of fabrics and garments, identification and properties of fibres, care and maintenance of garments, principles of textile designing, stain removal, dyeing , printing and finishing of fabrics; socio – psychological aspects of clothing.
Concept of Extension – Principles and scope; formal, non-formal and vocational education; programme planning for women and children and transaction, elements of communications, methods of communication; ICDS programme and role of different functionaries.
Concept of Development, early experiments in rural development; national programmes for women and children; orientation to problems and issues in rural and urban development. Community based Institutions – Village Panchayats, Schools, and Primary Health Centres; Science and Technology for rural development; Health promotion, environmental sanitation, waste disposal and recycling.
Research in Social Science – concept and methods; Project proposal preparation, tools of research, concept of evaluation, steps in evaluation and report writing.
PAPER-II Degree Standard GENERAL STUDIES
Unit-I General science
Physics : Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication -Heat, light and sound-Atomic and nuclear physics-Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy- Geophysics – Astronomy and space science
Chemistry : Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation and reduction-Chemistry of ores and metals-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics
Botany : Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration-Excretion of metabolic waste-Bio-communication.
Zoology : Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio- diversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases- prevention and remedies- Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life
Unit- II. Current Events
History : Latest diary of events – National–National symbols-Profile of States-Defence, national security and terrorism-World organizations-pacts and summits-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours-Cultural panorama-Latest historical events– India and its neighbours– Latest terminology- Appointments-who is who?
Political Science : 1. India’s foreign policy-2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion-3. Problems in conduct of public elections-4. Political parties and political system in India-5. Public awareness & General administration-6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,-7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography : Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology.
Economics : Current socio-economic problems-New economic policy & govt. sector Science-Latest inventions on science & technology-Latest discoveries in Health Science-Mass media & communication.
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 including Surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster management-Climate change – impact and consequences – mitigation measures-Pollution Control.
Unit-IV. History and culture of India
Pre-historic events–Indus valley civilization-Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age-Maurya dynasty-Buddhism and Jainism-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-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-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes- Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamurthy etc.
Unit-V. Indian Polity
Constitution of India-. Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, State and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties- Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Status of Jammu & Kashmir- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law- Indian federalism – center – state relations-. 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-. Administrative reforms & tribunals- Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, – Comptroller and Auditor General of India- Right to information – Central and State Commission- Empowerment of women- Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal- Consumer protection forms
Unit- VI. Indian economy
Nature of Indian economy-Need for economic planning-Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth-Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure- National income- Public finance & fiscal policy- Price policy & public distribution- Banking, money & monetary policy- Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)- WTO-globalization & privatization- Rural welfare oriented programmes- Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-HRD – sustainable economic growth- Economic trends in Tamil Nadu -Energy Different sources and development- Finance Commission -Planning Commission- National Development Council
Unit-VI. Indian national movement
National renaissance-Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt- Indian National Congress-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji -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-Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence-
Unit-VII. APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY TESTS
Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data-Analytical interpretation of data -Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work-Behavioral ability -Basic terms, Communications in information technology-Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- Decision making and problem solving-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series-Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.
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