Effectiveness of online and offline classes for Government job examination post-COVID-19

The Pandemic has changed the education sector; it has pushed optimization in delivery methods. Schools, colleges, and other educational institutions have been forced to move online. A new normal has been created for the Govt job preparation. While a lot of institutions have moved online the question is, have they moved online completely?  

Covid-19 Impact  

If one sees the impact of Covid-19 globally, at its peak 95 per cent+ learners were affected which includes Government job aspirants. This ensured that learners moved from offline methods of delivery to online and the shift was quick.  

Online education is a bit of a challenge mainly due to reduced face-to-face interaction, the attention span of the student, user motivation, class control, adoption of new technology, and technical issues (bandwidth, device issues, etc.).  

Initially, in institutions, instructors were simply not ready to deliver high-quality lectures remotely. However, given where we are today, most users have got accustomed to Video Conferencing tools and can use them with ease.  

All about the offline environment  

An offline environment is such where a teacher can see students. A teacher simply can pay attention to 40 students(for example) at one go.   

Maintaining the right teacher-student ratio is very important in this environment to maintain class control. It enables direct interaction between the teachers and students and  facilitates good classroom communication that helps in understanding the concepts  

The online world  

  While the online world has its own set of challenges, there are many benefits to it too. Students in online methods can see faster learning, and retention rates of students are higher between 25-60 percent versus 8 percent (offline learning). The flexibility to go back and forth, learn at your pace, maintain time flexibility, etc. all lead to better learning for students and hence better outcomes. EdTech companies have been capitalizing on this shift to their advantage and have seen huge growth.  

There has been a fair degree of work taking place in online learning, a lot of it has been focussing on the area of delivery, and a higher amount of work needs to be done on pedagogy and content too.  

While, the shift from offline to online has been an emergency response, and there has been a digital transformation all around. Online adoption has been at a break-neck speed, and learners have moved online. One thing is for sure, online education is growing and it is here to stay.  

  Most of the students taking the government exam are working professionals. Hence, opting for regular coaching classes or even taking days out to visit institutions for mock test papers is quite difficult. This is where e-learning comes into the picture. 

Most of the academies are now offering online live classes along with recorded videos, doubt clearing classes, study materials, and mock tests for our future nation builders. 

RICE Smart is one such education academy that provides a golden opportunity through online and offline coaching for you to reach your goal of cracking government job exams. Grab the opportunity and start your government job preparation.   

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Tripura Civil Service Recruitment 2021

Tripura Public Service Commission (TPSC) conducts recruitment examination for the post of Tripura Civil Service (TCS) Grade-II & Tripura Police Service (TPS) Grade-II, Group-A Gazetted under GA (P & T) Department, Govt. of Tripura every year. Let us check some details of the said examination.
Latest Update and Notification

  1. The Mains exam was held on 12th March, 2021 against 2020 exam notification released by the Commission.
  2. Commission has also released the cut-off marks for eligibility in Personality Test.
  3. For further updates the candidates are requested to regularly follow the official website of TPSC.

Age eligibility

A candidate shall not be below 21 years and over 40 years of age as on a specific date mentioned in the official notification released by the Commission. Upper Age-limit is relaxable by 5(five) years in case of SC, ST, Differently abled (PH) candidates and Government Servants, provided that the Govt. servants of SC/ST/ Differently abled (PH) category shall not get this relaxation over and above the general relaxation of 5 (five) years available to them.


Educational qualification

The applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University. Knowledge of Bengali/English/Kokborok language is desirable for the service posts.

Exam Cut-off

Lowest marks to qualify for Personality test against each category:

Sl. No. Category Lowest marks to qualify for Personality test
1 UR 398.25
2 SC 358.75
3 ST 358.25
4 PH (Locomotor) 267.75
5 PH (Visual Impariment) 268.75


Examination Pattern

The examination is conducted in three phases namely,

  1. Preliminary (200 marks)
  2. Mains (800 marks)
  3. Personality Test (100 marks)

1. Preliminary Examination Pattern:

  • The Preliminary Examination will consist of only one paper viz. a paper on "General Studies".
  • The Preliminary Examination is a screening test only to select candidates for the Main Examination. The marks obtained in this examination by the candidates will not be considered for preparing final merit list.
  • The paper will be of an Objective Type consisting of 200 Multiple Choice Question.
  • The paper will carry 200 marks and will be of two and half (2½) hours duration.
  • There shall be negative marking of ¼ (one-fourth) of the marks assigned to that question for each wrong answer/multiple answers.
  • The standard of the paper will be of the level of knowledge as expected of a graduate of any faculty of the recognized University.

The paper will include questions covering the following field of knowledge:

Topic Marks
(i)English Composition 30 marks
(ii) General Knowledge & Current Events Of Local, National & International Importance 30 marks
(iii) History of Modern India and Indian National Movement for the period 1857 to 1947. 20 marks
(iv) Geography of India 20 marks
(v) Geography, History & Culture of Tripura 15 marks
(vi) Indian Polity and Economy 25 marks
(vii) General Science and Environment 25 marks
(viii) General Mental Ability 20 marks
(ix) Numerical Ability 15 marks


Syllabus : English Composition
Important Topic
1. Question on English Composition will cover Synonyms  5. Ordering of sentences,
2. Antonyms, use of common Phrase & Idioms 6. spotting of errors
3. use of appropriate Prepositions and Articles, Comprehension 7. Use of appropriate and qualifying words.
4. Ordering of words in a sentence  


Syllabus : History of Modern India & Indian National Movement for the period

1857 to 1947:

Important Topic
1. In History, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its Social, Economic and Political aspects  3. Growth of Nationalism and attainment of Independence.
2. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the Nineteenth Century resurgence  


Syllabus : Geography of India
Important Topic
1. Question on Geography of India will relate to Physical 2. Social & Economic Geography of the country including the main features of Indian Agriculture and Natural Resources.


Syllabus : Geography, History & Culture of Tripura
Important Topic
1.  Geography of Tripura 5. There will be questions on different Tribes
2. emphasis will be on its natural resources with special reference to its soil 6. Languages,
3. Forest, water and power. 7. Customs
4. The period from 1857 to 1949 will be considered for setting question on History of Tripura. 8. Festivals, Important Historical sites
Syllabus : Indian Polity and Economy
Important Topic
1. Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the candidates in Country’s Political system and Constitution of India 5. Community development
2. Panchayatee Raj 6. Economic development during Plan periods



General Science and Environment: - Questions on General Science and Environment will cover general appreciation and understanding of science and environment including matters of everyday observation and experience along with general awareness of Information & Communication Technology as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.

General Mental Ability: - On General Mental Ability questions will be set on logical perception, understanding, natural conclusion etc.

Numerical Ability: - Questions on Numerical Ability will be similar to that the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of Tripura Board of Secondary Education.

2. Mains Examination Pattern:


Paper-I              Full Marks – 100     Time – 3 hr

01 A. General English Essay

Two Essays (Word Limit – 400 for each)

(Write one alternative to each topic; one on the affairs relating to the State and the other on general topics)

B. Report Writing

Word Limit – 200

(One event or situation with one alternative)

C. Précis

(With one alternative)

25 marks for content and 5 marks for Title.




Paper-II              Full Marks – 100     Time – 3 hr

02 Section -I

English Composition

50 Marks

i. A passage for Comprehension with four questions (4 x 3)=12
ii. Paper use of Articles and Prepositions (4 x 2)=8
iii. Transformation of Sentences 3
iv. Correction of Error (Correction shall be based on use of Tense and Concord) 4
v. Synonyms 4
vi. Antonyms 4
  vii. Official Letter Writing

with one alternative

(Word Limit 200)

  Section -II

Bengali or Kokborok Composition and Translation or Alternative English

50 Marks

  প্রবন্ধ রচনা  20
  প্রতিবেদন রচনা 10
  শিরোনামসহ সারসংক্ষেপ 2+8=10
  ইংরেজি থেকে বাংলায় অনুবাদ 10 বাক্যে দুটি অনুচ্ছেদ এর মধ্যে একটি 10
  Kokborok Composition and Translation  
  1. Essay Writing ( One out of three) Word limit 600 20
  2. Report Writing ( One out of Two) Word limit 250 10
  3. Précis Writing with title 8 + 2 =10
  4. Translation

a.    English to Kokborok

b.    Kokborok to English


A.    Text


1.           Shooting an Elephant     --- George Orwell

2.           Tobatek Singh     ----  Saadat Husan Manto

3.           After Twenty Years ----    O. Henry


1.           Ode to the West Wind-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

2.           The Heaven of Freedom -----         Rabindranath Tagore

3.           In the Bazaars of Hyderabad  ----- Sarojini Naidu

Question Pattern and Distribution of Marks

i. Five compulsory objective type questions covering both Prose and Poetry pieces

ii. Two short answer type questions from Prose pieces  (Each question shall have one alternative)


iii. Two short answer type questions from Poetry pieces (Each question shall have one alternative)
















5 x 2 =10







  B.     Summarizing a Prose Passage or making Substance of a Poetry Piece 15
  C.    Two make five meaningful sentences with Phrases and Idioms 5x1=05


Syllabus for General Studies

Paper-I              Full Marks – 150     Time – 3 hr

3. Section-A


25 Marks (25 Multiple Choice Type Questions)



25 Marks (25 Multiple Choice Type Questions)


1. Cell: Ideal Structure, types with examples and functions.

2. Human Nutrition: Different nutrients their sources and importance, Balanced Disorders, Dietary Fibres- their sources and importance.

3. Plant Nutrients, improvement of Food Production using Chemical Fertilizers, Bio-Fertilizers and Vermicompost.

4. Blood Grouping and Rh Typing. Blood Transfusion: its importance, Precaution and Hazards of Mismatched Blood Transfusion.

5. Health and Hygiene:

i) Diseases

> Communicable Diseases, Epidemic, Endemic, Pandemic and Vector Born Diseases. Basic knowledge of Infections caused by different groups of Microorganisms Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Ring Worm, Candidiasis. Viral Infections like HIV. Encephalitis, Chikungunya, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, Dengue their Preventive Measures during outbreaks.

> Non Communicable Diseases- Autoimmune Disease, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Osteoporosis, Cataracts

> Substance abuse (Dries, Alcohol and Tobacco) - Health Hazards and impact on Society

ii) Immunity and Vaccination:

> Concept of Immunity Innate and Acquired Immunity

> Concept of Vaccinations: Vaccination Schedule

> Live attenuated vaccine like OPV, MMR, BCG, Small Pox, Chicken Pox, Rota virus, Influenza etc.

> Killed vaccine like Typhoid, Cholera, Rabies, Plague etc., Toxoid like Diphtheria, Tetanus etc. > Combination vaccine like DTP, MMR etc., Conjugated vaccine like Hepatitis B, Haemophilus, Influenza Type B..

iii. National Health Mission - Different Initiatives.

  6. Biotechnology:

Bio-Fertilizer, Vermicompost, Biopesticides, Bio-fuels; Genetically Modified Crops like BT Brinjal, BT-Cotton, Golden Rice etc; Transgenic Animals - examples and their uses in Huan Welfare; Nano particles and their applications in Agriculture and Medical Science. Application of DNA Finger Printing.

7. Bio-medical Engineering:

MRI, USG. CT SCAN. ECG, EMG, EEG, PET, ELISA- Full form and application.

8. Units of Physical Quantities, Force- Laws of Motion and Gravitation, Work, Power and Energy.

Light Reflection, Refraction and Dispersion - Concepts and applications.

Heat and Thermometry, Sound- Propagation in different media - Concepts and applications.

Electric Current: Concepts and applications, Idea about Electromagnetic Spectrum.

9. Preliminary idea about atoms and Molecules, States of Matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas

10. Concept of Acid, Base, Salt and Neutral Solutions; pH scale - its importance and use in everyday life, Chemicals used in everyday life.

11. Energy Resources Hydel, Thermal, Nuclear Energy, Renewable Energy Resources

12. Communication System

Geostationary Satellites, Sp Progranimes In India INSAT and IRS Systens. Applications of Space Technology in India with special references to Educational, Agricultural and other Rural Developmental Activities, EDUSAT- its applications, Use of ICT in e- Governance and e Commerce Principle of Optical Fibre Communication.

13. Basics of Computer:

Terminology and Abbreviations, Operating Systems, Hardware and Software, Number Systems, Basic Internet knowledge, Security Tools, Virus and Hacking.

14. Scientific Instruments in everyday use, Important National Scientific Laboratories, Contributions of Scientists in the development of Science and Technology with particular reference to India


NUMERICAL ABILITY (Class X Standard) 25 Marks

(25 Multiple Choice Type Questions)

1. Number System, Problem on Numbers and Order of Magnitude, Average, H.C.F and L.C.M., Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest Area and Perimeter of Simple Geometrical Figures.

2. Data Analysis (Tables, Bar diagram, Line graph, Pie - chart) Interpretation of Categorized Data: Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation.

Set theory, Equality. Union, Intersection, Difference of Two Sets, Venn Diagram.



25 Marks (25 Multiple Choice Type Questions)

Alphabetical Test, Coding and Decoding Test, Finding out the Dissimilarities, Analogy Test, Arranging in Order, Problems relating to Relation, Logical Reasoning, Statement and Arguments, Series Completion Test. Direction Sense Test, Assumption Type Test



25 Marks

1. Biodiversity and it's Conservation:

Types of Biodiversity; Genetic, Species and Ecosystem Biodiversity; Importance of Biodiversity; Hot Spot of Biodiversity: Mega Diversity Countries; Threats to Biodiversity: Rare, Endangered. Threatened and Endemic Species, Red Data Book; Biodiversity Conservation: In-Situ and Ex- Situ Conservation.

2. Ecological Concepts:

Ecosystem Definition, Structure and Function of Ecosystem; Types of Ecosystem; Energy Flow. Food Chain and Food Web, Ecological Pyramids.

3. Environmental Resources:

Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management and Conservation: Rain Water Harvesting, Conventional and Non-Conventional Energy Resources

4. Environmental Pollution:

Types of Pollution; Causes of Pollution, Major Pollution Air, Water. Soil, Noise. Thermal, Nuclear, Effects of Pollution and Control Measures; Solid Waste Management.

5. Global Environmental Issues:

Global Warming and Climate Change: The Greenhouse Gases – CO2 Emissions – The Earth’s Carbon Reservoirs – Carbon Cycling; Ozone Depletion, Acid Rain

6. Environmental Management and Legislation:

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Environmental Protection Acts in India. Air, Water, Bio-Diversity, Wildlife, Forest; Lake and River Action Programmes; Role of Pollution Control Boards

7. Environmental Organizations and Agencies:

International Organizations; United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Earth Summit, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Wildlife Fund (WWF). National Organizations: Man and Biosphere Program (MAB), Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Role of NGOs.



25 Marks

1. Types of Hazards and Disasters: Natural Disaster Volcanic Eruption, Earthquake, Tsunami, Cyclone, Flood, Drought, Wildfire Hazard, Landslide; Man-Made Disaster- Industrial Hazard, Nuclear, Biological, Engineering Hazard and Terrorism.

2. Management and Planning for Disaster - Preparedness, Adaptation to Hazards, Mitigation Strategies, Relief, Rehabilitation, Role of Administrators - Scientists, Planners, Volunteers, NGOs, Early Warning System And Forecasting.

3. Hazards and Disaster in Tripura:

i) Earthquake Vulnerability of North East India.

ii) Flood Hazards in Tripura

iii) River Bank Erosion.

iv) Tropical Storm

v) Role of Govt. and NGO in Disaster.

Question Pattern and Distribution of marks for Each of the Sections – E and F

Marks for each section - 25

Sl. No. Question Pattern No. of Questions to be attempted Marks per Question Total marks Grand Total
1. Objective type 05 questions out of 06 questions. 01 05  




2. Very short answer type 05 questions out of 06 questions. 02 10
3. Short answer Type 02 questions out of 03 questions. 05 10


Syllabus for General Studies

Paper-II              Full Marks – 150     Time – 3 hr



50 Marks


i. Revolt of 1857- Causes, Effects, Historiography.


ii. Growth of Indian Nationalism: Historiography, Causes, Growth of Organization, Press and Literature in Nineteenth Century India.

iii. Indian National Congress: Formation, Moderates and Extremists.

iv. Revolutionary Activities: Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra.

v. Rise of Gandhi: South African Experience, Satyagraha, Non-Cooperation, Disobedience, Quit India Movements.


vi. Alternative Ideologies and Practices: Left Wing Politics


vii. Dalit Movements - Bengal, Bombay and Madras Presidencies.


viii. Muslim League Politics.

ix. Working Class Movement.

x. Women in National Movement.

xi. Role of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in National Movement; RIN Mutiny, Tebhaga and Telengana Uprisings.

xii. Towards Partition: Cripps Mission to Indian Independence Act. 1947, Partition and Independence.




20 Marks


i. Era of Reformative Measures:


>Political Agent.

>Assistant Political

> Princely Tripura.


ii. Administrative and Reform Measures of


>Maharaja Birchandra Manikya

> Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya

> Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya

> Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya


iii. Socio-Political Movements


> Jamatia Uprising.

> Reang Uprising.

> Janashiksha Movement.


iv. Towards Integration: Political Scenario in Princely Tripura from 1947 till Merger.



30 Marks


i. Salient Features of Ancient and Medieval Indian Literature - Sanskrit, Pali, Persian, Urdu. Bengali and Hindi.


ii. Salient Features of Art and Architecture of Ancient and Medieval India - Mauryas, Pallavas, Cholas, Sultanate and Mughai Perious.

iii. Syncretist Movements in Medieval India- Bhakti and Sufi Movements.


iv. Salient Aspects of Diversity of Indian Society-Religions, Languages, Castes and Tribes, Marriage, Family and Kinship Institutions.

v. Art and Architecture of Tripura.


vi. Contribution of Princely State towards development of Bengali Language and Literature; Rabindranath Tagore and Tripura; Development of Kokborok language and literature in the 20th Century.



35 Marks


i. Physical Background:


> Location, Physiography, Geology, Drainage and its characteristics, Climate and Climatic Divisions after Koppen and Trewartha, Soil and Natural Vegetation.


ii. Socio-Economic Background:


> Population: Distribution and Density, Growth, Sex Ratio, Literacy, Age Sex Composition, Ethnic Composition, Racial Groups, Migration.


> Agriculture: Types of Farming:


i. Intensive Subsistence Agriculture- Rice.


ii. Extensive Commercial Agriculture- Wheat


iii. Plantation Agriculture- Tea.


> Power Resources.


> Industry: Iron and Steel, Aluminum, Petroleum Refining, Cotton Textiles, Engineering. Tourism.



15 Marks


i. Physical Background


> Location, Physiography, Geology, Drainage, Climate.

> Soil: Types, Erosion and Conservation.

> Natural Vegetation.


ii. Economic and Socio-Cultural Background


> Population: Distribution and Density, Growth, Sex Ratio, Literacy, Ethnic Composition.


> Agriculture: Types, Distribution of Crops, Irrigation: Types and Importance.


> Forestry: Economic importance of Forests, Deforestation, Shifting Cultivation.


> Power Resources and their Utilisation.


> Industry: Agro- based and Small scale.


> Transport Systems and their importance.


> Rural and Urban Development Programmes.





Question Pattern and Distribution of marks for the Portion ‘History and Cultural Heritage’ (Covering Section – A, B and C) of General Studies Paper-II

Marks - 100

Sl. No. Question Pattern No. of Questions to be attempted Section wise No. of Questions Marks per Question Total marks
1. Multiple choice type 20 Section A- 10, Section B- 05, Section C- 05 01 20
2. Short answer type 08 i. From Sections A--04 questions to be attempted out of 05 questions.

ii. From Sections B-- 01 question to be attempted out of 02 questions.

iii. From Sections C --- 03 question to be attempted out of 04 questions

05 40
3. Descriptive  answer Type 04 i. From Sections A--02 questions to be attempted out of 03 questions.

ii. From Sections B and C-- 01 question to be attempted out of 02 questions.


10 40

Question Pattern and Distribution of marks for the Portion ‘Geography’ (Covering Section – D and E) of General Studies Paper-II

Marks - 50

Sl. No. Question Pattern No. of Questions to be attempted Section wise No. of Questions Marks per Question Total marks
1. Multiple choice type 10 Section D- 05, Section E- 05 01 10
2. Short answer type 04 From Sections D and E --02 questions to be attempted out of 03 questions. 05 20
3. Descriptive  answer Type 02 From Section D--02 questions to be attempted out of 03 questions.


10 20


Syllabus for General Studies

Paper-IV              Full Marks – 150     Time – 3 hr



50 Marks


i. Salient Features of the Constitution of India.

ii. Fundamental Rights and Duties.

iii. Directive Principles of State Policy.

iv. Union Government and State Government: President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers; Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers: their Power, Position and Role.


v. Centre State Relation; Recent Trends of Centre-State Relation.


vi. Union and State Legislature: Composition and Functions.

vii. Judiciary in India.

viii. Provision for SCs, STs, OBCs and Minorities.

ix. Right to Information Act


x. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


xi. Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 with special reference to National and Human Rights Commissions.


xii. Rights of Vulnerable Groups: Women. Children and Disabled.

xiii. National Commission for Women and Tripura Commission for Women.



35 Marks


i. Party System and Pressure Groups: Nature, Functions and Role.


ii. Coalition Politics in India.

iii. Local Self Government with special reference to 73rd and 74th Amendments to Indian Constitution.


iv. Part XIV of the Indian Constitution (Article 308 to 323).


v. Election Commission: Composition and Functions.

vi. Challenges to Indian Democracy: Communalism, Provincialism and Corruption.

vii. Lokpal and Lokyukta: Composition, Functions and Role, Administrative Tribunal (Article 323 A).

viii. Bureaucracy in India: Its Changing Role and Accountability.

ix. Ethical and Moral Values in Governance.



15 Marks


A Brief History of Political Development in Tripura: From Monarchy to Democracy


i. Socio-Political Movements in Tripura.

ii. State Secretariat: Organization and Functions.


iii. Directorates and their Functions.


iv. Administrative Structure and Development Authorities: Districts, Sub-Divisions and Blocks: their Functions and Role.


v. TTAADC: Structure and Composition; Functions and Role.


vi. Local- Self Government in Tripura: Urban and Rural.



25 Marks


i. Features of Indian Foreign Policy.

ii. Determinants of Indian Foreign Policy.


iii. Relation of India with Neighbouring Countries.


iv. Look-East and Act-East Policy.



25 Marks


i. UNO: Objectives and Principles. Composition, Functions and Role of the UNO in maintaining World Peace and Security.

ii. Role of Various Organs of the UNO ii.


iii. SAARC: Composition, Functions and Role.



Question Pattern and Distribution of marks of General Studies Paper-III

Sl. No. Question Pattern No. of Questions to be attempted Section wise No. of Questions Marks per Question Total marks Grand total
1. Multiple choice type 30 Section A- 11, Section B- 08, Section C- 05, Section D- 03, Section E- 03 01 30  









2. Short answer type 12 i. From each of the Sections A and B -- 03 questions to be attempted out of 04 questions.

ii. From each of the Sections C, D and E -- 02 question to be attempted out of 03 questions.

05 60
3. Descriptive  answer Type 05 i. From Section A--02 questions to be attempted out of 03 questions.

ii. From each of the Sections B, D and E-- 01 question to be attempted out of 02 questions.


12 60


Syllabus for General Studies

Paper-IV              Full Marks – 150     Time – 3 hr



30 Marks


i. Basic Features of Indian Economy.

ii. National Income.

iii. Agriculture, Industry and Service Sector.

iv. Poverty.

v. Unemployment.

vi. Inflation.



30 Marks


i. Concept of Budget.

ii. Analysis of Central and State Budget (Latest Ones).

iii. Fiscal Policy.

iv. Centre - State Financial Relation.

v. Finance Commission.

vi. Monetary Policy.

vii. Reserve Bank of India.



30 Marks


i. Banking System in India.

ii. Role of Commercial Banks.

iii. Supply of Money.

iv. Money Market.

v. Capital Market Including Share Market in India

vi. Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).



 30 Marks


i. Social Security Measures: Concept and different aspects.

ii. Education.

iii. Health.

iv. Infrastructure.



30 Marks


i. Agriculture.

ii. Forestry and Plantation.

iii. Industry, Commerce and Tourism.


Question Pattern and Distribution of marks of General Studies Paper-IV

Sl. No. Question Pattern No. of Questions to be attempted Section wise No. of Questions Marks per Question Total marks Grand total
1. Multiple choice type 30 06 questions from each Section 01 30  




2. Short answer type 10 From each Section 02 questions to be attempted out of 03 questions. 05 50
3. Descriptive  answer Type 05 From each Section 01 question to be attempted out of 02 questions.


14 70

3. Personality Test:

On the basis of result of Main Examination candidates will be called for Personality Test. The final selection will be made in order of merit on the basis of the marks obtained by a candidate in the Mains Examination in aggregate and by adding the marks obtained in the Personality Test.


How to apply

Before applying through online portal, candidates should thoroughly go through the official notification. The following steps will be beneficial to apply for the aforementioned exam.

  1. First visit the official website of TPSC tpsc.gov.in
  2. Applicant first has to register his/her bio-data details through One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) in the Commission’s website.
  3. Filling up the one’s particular will lead to the generation of a User ID which will be sent to his/her registered mobile number and email ID.
  4. Applicants need to apply for the post using the OTPR User ID through the Commission’s website.
  5. After successful payment of the application fee the candidates are requested to save the final application form for future reference.



The scale of pay is Rs. 15,600—39,100/- (PB-4) with grade pay of Rs. 5,400/- (Pre-revised).


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