COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES - I
Group I B Services (Preliminary Examination)
General studies (Degree Standard)
Topics for Objective Type
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 ‐ 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‐
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, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐
communicable diseases‐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 ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ Problems
in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system in India ‐ Public
awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt., ‐ 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.