CSS General Science Ability Paper Syllabus

Part-I (General Science) 60 Marks
I. Physical Sciences
Constituents and Structure:-Universe, Galaxy, Light Year, Solar System, Sun,
Earth, Astronomical System of Units.
Process of Nature: - Solar and Lunar Eclipses, Rotation and Revolution, Weather
Variables (Global Temperature, Pressure, Circulation, Precipitation, Humidity) and
Weather Variations.
Natural Hazards and Disasters: - Earth Quake, Volcanic Eruption, Tsunami,
Floods, Avalanche, Travelling Cyclone (Tropical Cyclone, Middle Latitude Cyclone
and Tornadoes), Drought, Wildfire, Urban Fire. Disaster Risk Management.
Energy Resources: - Sources of Energy (Renewable i.e. LED Energy, Solar
Energy, Wind Energy and Non-Renewable Energy conservation and its sustainable
Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Electromagnetic Radiations.
Modern Materials/Chemicals: - Ceramics, Plastics, Semiconductors. Antibiotics,
Vaccines, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
II. Biological Sciences
The Basis of Life: - Cell Structures and Functions (Subcellular Organelles such as
Nucleus, Mitochondria and Ribosomes).
 Biomolecules: - Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates and Enzymes.
 Plant and Animal Kingdom: - A brief survey of plant and animal kingdom to
pinpoint similarities and diversities in nature.
 A Brief Account of Human Physiology.
 Common Diseases and Epidemics: - Polio, Diarrhea, Malaria, Hepatitis, Dengue
their Causes and Prevention.
 New Model Concept of Producing BIO Fuel Method
III. Environmental Science
 Environment: - The Atmosphere (Layered Structure and Composition), Hydrosphere
(Water Cycle, Major Water Compartments), Biosphere (Major Biomes) and
Lithosphere (Minerals and Rocks, Rock Types, Plate Tectonics).
 Atmospheric Pollution: - Types, Sources, Causes and effects of major air
pollutants (COx, Particulate Matter, NOx, SOx, Tropospheric Ozone, Volatile Organic
Compounds, Dioxins). Regional and Global air pollution issues (Acid-rain, Ozone
Depletion, Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming). International agreements on air
pollution control (Montreal Protocol and Kyoto Protocol).
Water Pollution:- Types, sources, causes and effects of major water pollutants
(Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Oxygen Demanding Wastes, Plant Nutrients, Thermal
Pollution, Infectious Agents, Sediments, Radioactivity, Heavy Metals and Acids).
Drinking water quality and standards.
Land Pollution: - Solid waste management and disposal.
Revised Scheme and Syllabus for CSS Competitive Examination-2016
Role of Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Science.
Population Planning.
IV. Food Science
Concept of Balance Diet: - Vitamins, Carbohydrates, Protein, Fats and oil,
Minerals, Fiber.
Quality of Food:- Bioavailability of Nutrients, Appearance, Texture, Flavor, Quality
of Packed and Frozen Food, Food Additives, Preservatives and Antioxidants
Food Deterioration and its Control: - Causes of Food Deterioration, Adulteration,
Food Preservation.
V. Information Technology
Computer (Hardware & Software Fundamentals); I/O Processing and data
storage, Networking & Internet Standards, Application and business Software, Social
Media Websites. Information Systems. Fundamentals of artificial intelligence.
Telecommunications: - Basics of Wireless Communication (Mobile, Satellite,
Surveillance and GPS and Fiber Optic etc.
Part-II (General Ability) 40 Marks
VI. Quantitative Ability/Reasoning
Basic Mathematical Skills.
Concepts and ability to reasons quantitatively and solve problems in a
quantitative setting.
Basic Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry (Average, Ratios, Rates, Percentage,
Angles, Triangles, Sets, Remainders, Equations, Symbols, Rounding of Numbers
Random Sampling
VII. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning/Ability
Logical Reasoning includes the process of using a rational, systematic series of
steps based on sound mathematical procedures and given statements to arrive at a
Analytical Reasoning/Ability includes visualizing, articulating and solving both
complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts and making decisions that are
sensible based on available information, including demonstration of the ability to
apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information.
VIII. Mental Abilities
Mental Abilities Scales that measures specific constructs such as verbal,
mechanical, numerical and social ability.


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