CSS Syllabus General Science & Ability
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 use.
· 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.
· 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 conclusion
· 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.
|1.||Asimov’s New Guide to Science 1993||Isaac Asimov|
|2.||Science Restated: Physics and Chemistry for the Non-Scientist 1970||Harold Gomes Cassidy|
|3.||Eminent Muslim Scientists 1991||S. Fakhre Alam Naqvi|
|4.||Exploring Life Science 1975||Walter A. Thurber, Robert
E. Kilburn, Peter S. Howell
|5.||Exploring Physical Science 1977||Walter A. Thurber, Robert
E. Kilburn, Peter S. Howell
|6.||Principles of Animal Biology 2011||Lancelot Hogben|
|7.||The Impact of Science on Society 2005||Isaac Asimov, A. S. a. N. A. S. a.|
|8.||Fundamentals of Forensic Science 2010||Max M. Houck, Jay A. Siegal|
|9.||Forensic Science Fundamentals & Investigation 2008||Anthony J. Bertino|
|10.||Physical Geography 2013||Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, James E. Burt, Joseph A. Mason|
|11.||Physical Geography-Science and Systems of the Human Environment 2009||Alan H. Strahler, Arthur N. Strallar.|
|12.||Introduction to Information Technology 2005||I. T. L. Education Solutions
|13.||Management Information Systems 2014||Ken Sousa, Effy Oz|
|14.||Fundamentals of Telecommunications 2005||Roger L. Freeman|
|15.||Basics of Environmental Science 2002||Michael Allaby|
|16.||Food Science 1998||Norman N. Potter, Joseph
|17.||Environmental Science: Systems and
Solutions. 5th ed. 2013
|Michael L. McKinney, Robert Schoch and Logan Yonavjak|
|18.||Environmental Science: A Global Concern
|William P. Cunningham, Barbara Woodworth Saigo|
|Books for Logical Reasoning|
|19.||Logical Reasoning||Rob P. Nederpelt, Farouz
|20.||Elements of Logical Reasoning||Jan Von Plato|
|21.||Reasoning Builder for Admission and
|Staff of Research
|22.||Test of Reasoning||Thorpe|
|23.||Mental Ability||Dr. Lal & Jain|
|24.||The Brain Book: Know Your Own Mind and
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