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TNPSC Social Case Work Expert Syllabus 2023: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has been uploaded the Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the post of Mass Interviewer and Social Case Work Expert. The syllabus is available in Annexure-II to this Notification and also available in the Commission’s website

TNPSC Mass Interviewer Syllabus 2023

Name of the Board Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Post Name Mass Interviewer and Social Case Work Expert
No of Vacancy 02
Exam Date 09.12.2023 & 10.12.2023
Selection Process   Written Exam & Interview

TNPSC Mass Interviewer Exam Pattern 2023:

Subject Duration Maximum marks Minimum qualifying marks for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs BC(OBCM)s & BCMs Others
Paper–I:- (subject paper) (UG Degree Standard) (200 Questions)

For the post of Mass Interviewer:-

1)    Anthropology(Code No.417)

2)    Sociology (Code No.369)

3)    Economics (Code No.416)

4)    Home Science (Code No.340)

5)    Social Work(Code No.371)

For the post of Social Case Work Expert:-

(Single paper covering the following subjects, Social Work, Social Science, Sociology, Criminology and Andragogy)(Code No.423)


3 Hours 300 135 180
Paper – II:-


Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard) (100 questions/150 marks)

3 Hours 150*
Part-B (General Studies)

(Code No:003) (100 questions) (150 marks)

General Studies

(Degree Standard) – 75 questions


Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

(SSLC Standard) – 25 questions

Total   450    

TNPSC Vacancy Notification 2023 Out – Salary is up to Rs. 1,30,800/- per Month

  • The questions in paper-I (Subject paper)(Sociology, Economics, Home science and Social Work) will be set both in English and Tamil and Anthropology will be set in English only for the post of Mass Interviewer.
  • The questions in paper-I (Subject paper) will be set in English only for the post of Social Case work Expert. The questions in Part – B of Paper-II will be set both in English and Tamil.
  • The said exempted candidates must also enter into the examination hall in the A.N. session half an hour before the commencement of examination. In the case of OMR method of examination, they shall be allowed to write the examination from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm., and in the case of CBT method, they shall be allowed to write the examination from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm All the candidates are permitted to leave the examination hall only after the closure of examination even though they are exempted to write Tamil Eligibility Test.

TNPSC Mass Interviewer Syllabus 2023:

ANTHROPOLOGY (UG Degree Standard):

UNIT -I: INTRODUCTION Anthropology – Origin and History; Meaning and Definitions; Uniqueness and approaches – Holistic, Comparative, Integrative, Cross-Cultural, Human Friendly and Relativistic, etc; Scope and Utility; Subfields / Branches – Physical / Biological Anthropology, Archaeological / Prehistoric Anthropology, Social – Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics Anthropology; Relationship of Anthropology with Sociology, Psychology, Archaeology, History, Economics, Geography and Politics. Indian Anthropology.

UNIT-II: HUMAN BIOLOGY AND VARIATION Emergence and dispersal of Homo sapiens-Characteristic and geographical distribution of early humans; Theories of human origin and Evolution; Position of Human in the Animal kingdom; Stages of Human Evolution; Adaptation and change; Race and Ethnicity; Peopling and People of India.

UNIT-III: FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIETY AND CULTURE Society – Characteristics and Types; Individual and Society; Status and Role; Groups, Association, Community, Institution, Social Structure, Socialization, Social Organization, Social System and Social stratification; Society in India. Culture – Elements, Culture and Civilization; Material and Non-material Culture; Cultural trait, Culture complex, Culture area, Cultural diversity and Multiculturalism; Ethnocentrism, Egalitarianism, Enculturation, Acculturation, Cultural Lag and Culture Shock; Culture of India. Social and Cultural Change-Diffusion, Assimilation, Integration, Innovation, Syncretism, Dominance, and Subjugation. Institution and Organization -Meaning and Definition.

UNIT-IV: MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND KINSHIP Marriage – Definition, Universal Definition of Marriage; Nature, Functions, and Forms of Marriage; Rules of Marriage, Incest Taboo; Ways of acquiring mates, Marriage Payments: Bride Price, Bride Wealth, and Dowry; Divorce; widowhood and remarriage; Marriage systems in India. Family-Definition, Functions, and Universality of Family; Types and classification of Family; Nature of Family in India; Household vs Family; Lineage, Clan, Phratry, Moiety; Right – de-passage; Ritual, Myth, Folklore. Kinship-Definition, Terminology, and Types of Kinship; Kinship BehaviourAvoidance, Joking Relationship Teknonymy, Avunculate, Animate and Couvade; Descent and Descent groups; Importance of Kinship; Kinship system in India. Social and Cultural Change-Global and Indian context.

UNIT-V: RELIGION, MAGIC AND SCIENCE Religion – History, Meaning and definition; Theories and Forms of Religion – Animism, Animatism, Fetishism, Ancestor Worship, Nature Worship, Zoomorphism, Anthropomorphism, Totemism, Polytheism and Monotheism; Oral Religion and Religion with books. Concept of Magic: Meaning and definitions; Elements of Magic; Forms and Types of Magic. Science – Meaning and definition; Elements and Features; Relevance of Science. Relationship between Religion, Magic and Science.

UNIT-VI: ECONOMIC ORGANISATION Economic Organisation-Meaning and definition; Key Concepts-Production, Distribution, Re-distribution and Consumption; Concept of Property and Wealth; Division of labour; Types of Traditional Economic Organizations – Hunting and Gathering, Fishing, Shifting Cultivation, Pastoralism, Agriculture; Forms of Exchanges – Ceremonial, Ritual etc. UNIT-VII: POLITICAL ORGANIZATION Political Organisation – Meaning and Definitions; Concept of Power, Leadership and Authority; Law, Conflicts and Social Control; Concept of Crime and Punishment; Typology of Political Systems – Band, Chiefdom, Bigman, Tribe, State.

UNIT-VIII: TRIBE, RURAL AND URBAN SOCITIES Tribe – Meaning and Definition; Characteristics, Classification and Distribution in India; Tribal Administration and Constitutional safeguards; Tribal Development, Problems and Tribal movements in India; Tribal Communities of Tamil Nadu. Rural or Village Society-Community, Peasant and their Significance; Structure and Function of Indian Village; Significance of Caste & Class System in India; Agrarian and Peasant movements in India. Panchayat Raj, Social Change and Impact of Market/Industrial Economy on Indian Villages. Urban and Complex Society – Meaning and characteristics; Urbanism and Urbanisation; Folk – Urban – Continuum; Urban problems-Migration, Poverty, Culture of Poverty, Study on Slum, Study on Beggars, Drug, Alcoholism, Environmental degradation, Pollution and Health issues; Development and Globalisation in Indian Context.

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UNIT-IX: APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY Applied Anthropology – Definition and Scope; Application-Teaching, Research, Administration, Governance, Planning and Development; Social Engineering and Social Doctor; Action, Advocacy and Public Anthropology; Utility in various other fields-Global, National, Local, and Domestic.

UNIT-X: RESEARCH AND PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGY Research – Meaning, Definition, Objectives and Characteristics; Significance of research; Scientific Research; Qualitative and Quantitative Research; Research Methodology-Methods, Techniques, Tools, and Instruments; Fieldwork and Ethnography; Types of Research; Pilot study and Research Design; Steps involved in Research process. Practicing AnthropologyApplied, Advocacy, Action and Public Anthropology.

CODE: 416

UNIT-I: MICRO ECONOMICS: Definitions and Scope of Micro Economics – Importance of Micro Economics – Is Economics Positive or Normative – Law of Demand – Utility Analysis – Elasticity of Demand – Theory of Consumer Behaviour – Consumer Equilibrium – Consumer Surplus – Indifference Curve Analysis – Theory of Production – Definition – Production Function – Factors of Production – Least Cost Combination – Marginal Rate of Substitution – Laws of Returns – Returns to Scale – Producers Equilibrium – Producers Surplus – Economies of Scale – Cost and Revenue Curves in the Short-run and Long-run – Price and Output Determination under different Market Structures – Perfect and Imperfect Competitions – Theory of Distribution – Rent, Wages, Interest and Profit – Welfare Economics – Different concepts of Social Welfare.

UNIT-II: MACRO ECONOMICS: Definition, Nature and Scope of Macro Economics – Circular flow of income – National Income – Definition, Concepts – Computation of National Income – Difficulties in calculating National income. J.B.Says’ Law of Market – Keynesian Theory of Employment – Consumption Function and Investment Function – Multiplier -Accelerator – Inflation – Deflation – Trade Cycle.

UNIT-III: MONETARY ECONOMICS: Barter Economy – Evolution of Money – Functions of Money – Classifications of Money- Significance of Money in Modern Economic life, Value of Money – Quantity Theory of Money – Cambridge Version – Fisher and Friedman – Keynesian Critique – Components of Money Supply and Demand – Functions of Commercial Bank and Central Bank – Monetary Policy – Functions of Money Market – Capital Market.

UNIT-IV: PUBLIC FINANCE: Nature and Scope of Public Finance – Principle of Maximum Social Advantage – Theory of Social Goods – Public Expenditure – Causes and Growth – Principles of Taxation – Canons of Taxation – Types of Taxation – Incidence and Shifting of Taxation – Public Debt – Sources and Methods of repayment Management of Public Debt – Budget – Techniques – Types of Budgets – Fiscal Policy.

UNIT-V: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS: Importance of International Trade – Basis of Trade – Classical Theory of International Trade -Ricardo’s Comparative Cost Theory of International Trade – Heckscher-Ohlin Theory of International Trade – Exchange Rate – Balance of Trade and Balance of Payment – Difficulties – Measures – Free Trade vs Protection – International Liquidity – International Institutions – IMF and SDR – IBRD, WTO – UNCTAD.

UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY –I: Meaning of Economic Development and Economic Growth – Difference between Economic Growth and Economic Development – Indicators of Development- Features of Indian Economy and Tamil Nadu Economy – Obstacles of Development – Economic and Non-economic Factors – Agriculture -Role and Importance – Low Productivity – Causes – Measures – Green Revolution -Land Reforms – Development in India and Tamil Nadu – Economics of Planning: Meaning and Objectives of Economic Planning – Types of Planning – Five Year Plans in India – Objectives of Indian Plans and Failures & Achievements – Industry – MSME and Large scale Industries – Development in India and Tamil Nadu – Industrial policy – 1948-1991 and 2022 – Trade Unions – Industrial Disputes –Measures to settle Industrial Disputes.

UNIT-VII: INDIAN ECONOMY –II: Population – Causes for the growth of Population – Measures to control Population – Population Policy – Poverty – Causes, Alleviation Programmes in India and Tamilnadu – Rural Industrialisation – SIDCO – DIC – Industrial Estates – Role of Transport.

UNIT-VIII: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: Different data types – Nominal, ordinal, binary and categorical data types – Diagrammatic representation of data – Standard charts, curves diagrams and plots including box plots – Statistical measures – Measures of central tendency – Measures of dispersion – Regression and Correlation coefficient.

UNIT-IX: SAMPLING METHODS AND STATISTICAL TEST: Official Statistical System in India – Sampling versus Census – preparation of schedules and questionnaires – Probability and non-probability sampling method including simple random sampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling. Single proportion, equality of two proportions (large sample) – single mean, equality of two population means (small and large samples) – single variance and equality of two variances – independence of attributes.

UNIT-X: ETHICS IN RESEARCH: Scientific Methods – Types of Research – Research Process – Research Designs – Basics in Computers.


UNIT–I: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK Meaning, Definition, Objectives, functions of Social Work, ConceptsSocial Welfare, Social Development, Social Work, Social Service, Social security, Social Reforms, Social Legislation, Social Policy, Social Justice; India as a Welfare State, Historical development of Social Work in the West and in India, Social Work as a Profession-Values, Principles and Code of Ethics, SocialWorker as enabler, broker, mediator, advocate and facilitator; Sociology and psychology for social work. UNIT–II: SOCIO–RELIGIOUS THOUGHT OF INDIA AND SOCIAL REFORMS Religious Values, Ethics and Contribution-Hinduism (four values-Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha) Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity; Social Reforms and Reform Movements: Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj, Gandhian Movement, Dravidian Movements, Dalit and tribal movements- Contributions of Dr. Ambedkar.

UNIT–III: CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS, SOCIAL LEGISLATIONS AND UN CHARTERS Fundamental Rights in the Indian Constitution, Directive Principles of State Policy, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Policies and programmes, for Social Legislations for Vulnerable Groups.

UNIT–IV: SOCIAL CASE WORK Definition, Objectives, Values and Principles, Case Work Components – Person, Place, Problem, Process; Case Work stages-Study, diagnosis, treatment, termination, evaluation; Recording in Case Work, Skills of a case worker. Application of Case Work in various settings.

UNIT–V: SOCIAL GROUP WORK: Definition of Groups, types and characteristics, Stages of Group development, Group Dynamics Definition of Social Group Work: Objectives, Values and Principles, Group Work Process: Beginning, middle and ending stage, Programme Planning in Group Work, Recording in Group Work, Skills of a group worker; Application of Group Work in various settings.

UNIT–VI: COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AND SOCIAL ACTION Definition of Community and community Development, types and characteristics of Communities, principles of CO, difference between CO and CD, Community power structure, CO process, Recording in Community Organisation, Skills of a community worker; Application of Community Organization in various settings; Social Action; Concept, definition, approaches –Paulo Freire, Saul Alinsky and Gandhi, Medha Patkar, Sudarlal Bahuguna, Application of Community Organization Method. UNIT–VII: SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH AND SOCIAL WORK ADMINISTRATION Definition, Objectives, Types– Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methods; Research Designs, Sampling methods: Probability and NonProbability, Tools and Techniques of Data Collection – Observation, Questionnaire, Interview Schedule, Focus Group Discussion, Sources of Data, Coding and tabulation, analysis and interpretation; Basic Statistics–Mean, Median and Mode; Standard Deviation, Report Writing. Social Work Administration: Definition, Principles and Process, Structure and Functions of Central and State Welfare Departments and Boards; NGOs: Definitions, Characteristics, Problems and challenges of NGOs, Laws Relatedto NGOs –Societies Registration Act, Trust Act and Companies Act.

UNIT–VIII: RURAL/ URBAN AND TRIBAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Community and Development: Definition, philosophy, objectives and scope; Rural,urban and tribal problems, Organization and administration of rural, tribal and urban development from block to National level; Panchayat systems and local self-government in India; 73rd Amendment, Development policies and programmes; Urban Habitat Development Corporation.

UNIT–IX: HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK Definition and Concept, Status of health in India, Health indicators, diseases, types and prevention, Mental health: definition, concept, mental retardation and mental illness, common mental disorders; Alternate systems of health care, Health care services and programmes, National Health Mission; Disability – types, causes and rehabilitation.

UNIT–X: FAMILY AND SOCIAL WORK Family as a social institution, concept, characteristics, types, emerging family patterns, definition of marriage, forms, functions and problems. Constitutional Safe guards assuring rights of children in India, UNCRC, Problems of Children and Youth: Street Children, Child Labour, Child Abuse, Child Trafficking, Child Protection Services: Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act. Sex and Gender Discrimination against the Girl Child; Gender Development Indicators – GDI, GEM, Protective Measures, Constitutional and Legal Provisions. ElderCare: meaning and definition; special needs, disorders, diseases and disabilities, Role of NGOs;

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