TNUSRB SI Exam pattern, syllabus and Preparation tips

TNUSRB SI syllabus has been radically changed. By following the pattern of other exams ,more marks has been devoted to aptitude, logical reasoning and Psychology test from this year. Selection process consists of three stages 1. Written test (70 marks) 2. Physical efficiency test(15 marks) 3. VIVA voice (10 marks) . 5 marks has been dedicated as special marks for those who were in NCC(2 marks), NSS(1 mark) and Sports(2 marks).

Written test has 140 questions , each question has 0.5 marks and time to complete them is 2 and half hours. There will be 80 questions from General studies such as history, Geography, General science, Economics, Polity and Current affairs. So General studies section contributes to 40 marks and there will be 60 questions from aptitude, logical reasoning and Psychology so this section contributes 30 marks.

To be on safer side, you need to answer at least 75% of the questions correctly that is you need to answer at least 104 questions correctly. Questions from general studies will be of HSC standard. So prepare from TN books. Except polity ,you can prepare all other subjects related to General studies in TN books. For polity, Lakshimikanth is the best. You can selectively read the Lakshimikanth book as per syllabus.

For aptitude and Reasoning, RS Agarwal book is the best. As more marks is dedicated to this section, prepare well from the RS Agarwal book.

Syllabus( Source: TNUSRB website)

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The Written Examination for Sub-Inspectors of Police selection will be of degree level with basic knowledge of Class XII of all the subjects as the datum. The syllabus includes the following topics.

Part- I GENERAL KNOWLEDGE – BOTH FOR OPEN AND DEPARTMENTAL CANDIDATES 1. GENERAL SCIENCE: It will cover general appreciation and understanding of science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz. Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions, Human Physiology, Diseases and their cause, cure and prevention, Diet and Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied subjects, Motion, Newton’s Laws of motion – Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics. All these topics will be of basic nature.

2. HISTORY OF INDIA: Dates and events of Indian History from Indus Valley Civilisation to the present day Indian modern administration.

3. GEOGRAPHY: Regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Crops, Crops pattern, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National Parks, Major Ports, Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.

4. ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE: Agriculture, Major crops and crop pattern in India, Industrial Development, Major, Medium, Small Scale and Cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other development schemes – price policy, inflation, population and unemployment problems, imports and exports Industrial development and five year planning.

5.INDIAN POLITY: Indian Constitution, Salient Features, Citizenship, Elections, Parliament and State legislature, Executive, States, Judiciary system, Local SelfGovernments, Centre-State Relations, Language Policy and Foreign Policy.

6. CURRENT EVENTS: Latest development in Science and technology, political developments in India, new developments in Trade, Transport and communication, historical events. Fine Arts like dance, drama, films, painting, major literary works, Games and Sports, National, International awards, National and International organizations, Abbreviations, Who is Who, Books and Authors, General Technology, India and its Neighbours, present day India and other related topics. Arts, Literature, Culture of India and Tamil Nadu.


1. LOGICAL ANALYSIS: Analysis of any information logically to find out various dimensions of the information.

2. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS: Quick response with regard to numerical ability will be tested.

3. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Effective usage of languages will be tested.

4. INFORMATION HANDLING ABILITY: For any given information, the various aspects of the information, the inferences and connected facts will be tested.

5. MENTAL ABILITY TESTS: These tests are meant to verify the candidate’s capability to draw conclusions through, inductive or deductive reasoning. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.

In addition to the above, the Departmental Quota candidates will have question on the following police subjects in Part-II

1. POLICE STANDING ORDER (PSO): The provisions of PSO and its application at various points during the functioning will be tested.RECRUITMENT OF SUB-INSPECTORS OF POLICE (TALUK) – 2015 3

2. POLICE ADMINISTRATION: General rules with regard to the day to day administration of the department will be tested.

3. CrPC., IPC., EVIDENCE ACT: The basic knowledge and day to day usage in the Police Station and in cases which are handled in the Courts. ***

Note: Departmental quota candidates will write exam for 85 marks. 30 more question will be asked from the above section. For more details regarding Eligibility, Physical Fitness, Reservation, please refer the official notification. If you still have doubt, please do leave a comment.