DETAILED SYLLABUS FOR THE POST OF REPORTER GRADE II (TAMIL)
LEGISLATURE SECRETARIAT (Category No.: 309/2022)
I. General Knowledge & Current Affairs – 10 Mark
II. Computer Wordprocessing – 40 Mark
III. Typewriting – 10 Mark
IV. Regional Language (Tamil) – 20 Mark
V. General English – 20 Mark
PART – I ( 10 Marks)
Facts about India
Geography of India – Physical features – Climate – Soils – Rivers – Famous sites – etc.
Demography – Economic and social development – Poverty alleviation – Economy and planning – etc.
History of India – Period from 1857 to 1947 – National movement
Five Year Plans
Facts about Kerala
Geographical Facts – Physical features – Climate – Soils – Rivers – Famous sites – Economic and Social deve – Historical importance – etc.
Renaissance in Kerala
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi, Chattampi Swami, Sree Narayana Guru, Vagbhatananda, Thycaud Ayya, Ayya Vaikundar, Poikayil Yohannan (Kumara Guru), Ayyankali, Pandit Karuppan, Mannathu Padmanabhan,V. T. Bhattathirippad, Dr. Palpu, Kumaranasan, Vakkom Moulavi, Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara, Etc.
Important world, national and regional events related to the political and scientific fields, sports, cinema and literature etc.
Part II (40 Marks)
Computer Word Processing ( Word 2007, Excel2007, Powerpoint 2007)
Basics of Computer – Input devices, Output devices, Hardware, Software, Memory, Storage devices, Latest Pheripherals, E-mail, Browsers, Search Engine, Social Networking, Antivirus Softwares, Unicode, Websites, Windows.
Introduction, Word Window, Title bar, Ribbon, Status bar, Tool bar
Document – Create, Open, Save, Print, Close
Font – size, style, effects.
Formatting Paragraph – Bold, Italics, Underline, Justify, Bullets and Numbering,
Dropcap, Change case, Alignment, Tab setting, Line spacing, Character spacing,
Styles and Editing, Cut, Copy, Paste.
Shortcut keys & function keys
Insert- Tables, Pictures, Cliparts, Shapes, Page number, Headers and Footers, Symbols, Links, word art.
Page layout- Page size, Margin, Line spacing, Orientation, Indentation
Creation of Table of contents, Index, Footnotes and endnotes
Mail merge, proof reading , add or remove comments
Views – different page views, guides, rulers
Introduction of Excel – Adding and Removing Workbook, Rows and Columns Formatting a Cell, Different functions in Excel, Charts, Pivot Table, Sort, Filter, Conditional Formatting, Creating formulas, Inserting date and time, Data validation. Shortcut keys.
Inserting & Deleting a Slide, Views
Inserting chart, diagram, SmartArt, Sound, Video, Slide number, Links, Date and Time, Page setup, Slide orientation, Slide show, Slide Layout , Arrange objects
on the slide
Part III ( 10 Marks)
History of Typewriter, Keys of Typewriter, Parts of Typewriter, Cleaning a Typewriter, Rocker Mechanism, Dog block, Movements of Typewriter, Officials abbreviation, Functions of Typewriter, Symbols.
Part IV. REGIONAL LANGUAGE (20 Marks)
- Correct Word
- Correct Structure of Sentence
- Single Word
- Antonyms / Opposite
- Phrases and Proverbs
- Equal Word
- Join the Word
- Gender Classification – Feminine, Masculine
- Singular, Plural
- Adding Phrases
Part V ( 20 Marks)
Module 1 : Comprehension Passage
A comprehension Passage
A comprehension passage is useful (to test the accuracy and clarity) of the student.
- Synonyms and Antonyms can be asked from the passage.
- It can test the Past tense / Past participle of the Verb of given word from the passage.
- Different aspects of grammatical usages can be tested
- To give one word answers
Module 2 : Editing
This module aims at sentence correction and the correction of a given passage.
- Punctuation eg. (exclamation marks, column)
- Sentence Correction
- Subject verb agreement (eg. Police are looking for the thief)
Module 3 : English usage in day to day affairs.
Incomplete sentence in dialogues are asked to complete them using question tags / usages such as had better, not only – but also, if clause etc. conditional clauses (eg. Unless)
Module 4 : Idioms and Phrases
Idioms that are commonly use can be asked by giving options.
eg: It is a red letter day for me.
Module 5 : Word order and sentence order
Jumbled sentences can be given, A given sentence is inverted so that different options may be given for selecting the correct answer.
Module 6 : Basic Grammar
e. Phrasal Verbs
Module 7 : Voice
Change of Voice : Active and Passive
Module 8 : Reported Speech
Module 9 : Spell Check
Hattric, vaccum, accommodation, queue, tuition, enmity
NOTE: – It may be noted that apart from the topics detailed above, questions from other topics prescribed for the educational qualification of the post may also appear in the question paper. There is no undertaking that all the topics above may be covered in the question paper