Friday, 9 February 2018

KERALA PSC RESEARCH ASSISTANT -STATE PLANNING BOARD - FULL SYLLABUS

PART I  
General Knowledge , Current Affairs & Renaissance in Kerala

Salient Features of Indian Constitution    
Salient features of the Constitution - Preamble- Its significance and its place in the
interpretation of the Constitution.
Fundamental Rights - Directive Principles of State Policy - Relation between Fundamental
Rights and Directive Principles - Fundamental Duties.
Executive - Legislature - Judiciary - Both at Union and State Level. - Other Constitutional
Authorities.
Centre-State Relations - Legislative - Administrative and Financial.
Services under the Union and the States.
Emergency Provisions.
Amendment Provisions of the Constitution.

Social Welfare Legislations and Programmes
Social Service Legislations like Right to Information Act, Prevention of atrocities against Women
& Children,  Food Security Act,  Environmental  Acts  etc.  and Social  Welfare  Programmes  like
Employment Guarantee Programme, Organ and Blood Donation etc

Renaissance in Kerala
TOWARDS A NEW SOCIETY
Introduction to English education - various missionary organisations and their functioning- founding
of educational institutions, factories.printing press etc.
EFFORTS TO REFORM THE SOCIETY
(A) Socio-Religious reform Movements
SNDP Yogam, Nair Service Society, Yogakshema Sabha, Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham, Vaala
Samudaya Parishkarani Sabha, Samathwa Samajam, Islam Dharma Paripalana Sangham, Prathyaksha
Raksha Daiva Sabha, Sahodara Prasthanam etc.
(B) Struggles and Social Revolts
Upper cloth revolts.Channar agitation, Vaikom Sathyagraha, Guruvayoor Sathyagraha, Paliyam
Sathyagraha. Kuttamkulam Sathyagraha, Temple Entry Proclamation, Temple Entry Act .Malyalee
Memorial, Ezhava Memorial etc.
Malabar riots, Civil Disobedience Movement, Abstention   Movement etc.
ROLE OF PRESS IN RENAISSANCE
Malayalee, Swadeshabhimani, Vivekodayam, Mithavadi, Swaraj, Malayala Manorama, Bhashaposhini, Mathnubhoomi, Kerala Kaumudi, Samadarsi, Kesari, AI-Ameen, Prabhatham, Yukthivadi, etc
AWAKENING THROUGH LITERATURE
Novel, Drama, Poetry, Purogamana Sahithya Prasthanam, Nataka Prashtanam, Library movement etc
WOMEN AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Parvathi Nenmenimangalam, Arya Pallam,  A V Kuttimalu Amma, Lalitha Prabhu.Akkamma
Cheriyan, Anna Chandi, Lalithambika Antharjanam and others
LEADERS OF RENAISSANCE
Thycaud Ayya Vaikundar, Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyan Kali.Chattampi Swamikal, Brahmananda
Sivayogi, Vagbhadananda, Poikayil Yohannan(Kumara Guru) Dr Palpu, Palakkunnath Abraham
Malpan, Mampuram Thangal, Sahodaran Ayyappan, Pandit K P Karuppan, Pampadi John Joseph,
Mannathu Padmanabhan, V T Bhattathirippad, Vakkom Abdul Khadar Maulavi, Makthi Thangal,
Blessed Elias Kuriakose Chaavra, Barrister G P Pillai, TK Madhavan, Moorkoth Kumaran, C.
Krishnan, K P Kesava Menon, Dr.Ayyathan Gopalan, C V Kunjuraman, Kuroor Neelakantan Namboothiripad, Velukkutty Arayan, K P Vellon, P K Chathan Master, K Kelappan, P. Krishna Pillai, A K Gopalan, T R Krishnaswami Iyer, C Kesavan. Swami Ananda Theerthan , M C Joseph, Kuttippuzha Krishnapillai and others
LITERARY FIGURES
Kodungallur Kunhikkuttan Thampuran, KeralaVarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran, Kandathil Varghesc
Mappila. Kumaran Asan, Vallathol Narayana Menon, Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer, G Sankara Kurup,
Changampuzha Krishna Pillai, Chandu Menon, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Kesav Dev, Thakazhi
Sivasankara Pillai, Ponkunnam Varky, S K Pottakkad and others

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
General Knowledge and Current Affairs

PART  II
ECONOMICS
1) National  income  and  balance  of  payment:-  Concepts  and measurement of national income – changing contribution of various sectors in national income-structure of balance of payment accounts – exchange rate determination – performance of  foreign trade of India
2) Poverty,inequality  and  unemployment :-  Role  of  planning  in India's  development  –  concepts,  measurement  and  magnitude  of poverty – inequality in income distribution – regional disparity in income – definition and measurement of  unemployment – NSSO reports on consumption and unemployment – employment creation and poverty eradication programmes of Centre and State of Kerala.
3) Financial System:- Organised and unorganized financial market – money and capital market – various instruments and institutions in money and capital markets in India – instruments and performance of  monetary  and  credit  policy  –  role  of  RBI  –  financial  sector reforms since 1991 – concepts and measurement of money supply – digital money – effects of demonetization.
4) Public Economics:- Concepts of social and merit goods – Growth and structure of public expenditure of Centre and States – cannons of taxation – tax structure in India – Direct and Indirect Tax reforms in India – Goods and Service Tax(GST) – Concepts and methods of measuring inflation in India .
5) Budgetary Control:- Concepts and structure of government Budget –  innovation  in  budget  such  as  performance  Based,  Zero  based Budgeting  and  Planning,  Programming  and  Budgetary
System(PPBS),Growth  of  revenue,  fiscal  and  primary  budget  of centre and state governments – Budgetary Process and Control in India – Fiscal Responsibility Budgetary Management (FRBM) policy in India.
6) Fiscal  Federalism  and  role  of  Government  in  economic development:-  Concept of Federal Finance – Principles of Federal Finance – Fiscal Imbalance – Vertical and Horizontal Imbalance –
Methods  of  Inter  Governmental  Resource  Transfer  –  Fiscal Federalism in India – Centre–State Financial Relations in India – Finance  Commission  in  India  –  Recommendations  of  the  14th Finance Commission – State Finance Commission in Kerala

PART III
STATISTICS 
UNIT  I:-  DESCRIPTIVE  STATISTICS  AND  PROBABILITY: Measures of  Central  Tendency,  Measures  of  Dispersion,  Skewness, Kurtosis,  Probability  –  Definitions,  Limit  of  Sequence  of  events, monotone and continuity properties of probability measure, conditional probability,  Bayes'  Theorem,  Borel  – Cantelli  lemma,  Borel  Zero-one law,  Kolmogrov  zero  -one  law.   Random  variables,  probability distribution and distribution function -its properties, Moment generating function and characteristic function.
UNIT  II:-  DISTRIBUTION  THEORY:-  Standard  distributions:Uniform,  Binomial,  Poisson,  Geometric,  Hypergeometric  ,  Normal, Exponential,  Pareto,  Gamma  and  Beta  distributions      and their characterizations  ,     sampling    distributions   -   chi   square,  F distributions and their properties and applications, Law of large numbers, Central limit theorem.
UNIT  III:-   SAMPLING  AND  DESIGN  OF  EXPERIMENTS: Probability and non-probability sampling, Sampling design, Probability sampling  methods  –  Simple  random  sampling,  Systematic  sampling, Stratified  sampling,  Cluster  sampling  ,  Multi  –  stage  sampling,  PPS
sampling,  Non-Probability sampling methods;  Principles  of  Design of Experiments,  Completely  Randomized  design,  Randomized  Block Design, Latin square design, Incomplete block design, BIBD,  PBIBD, Factorial experiments
UNIT  IV:-  STATISTICAL  INFERENCE:  - Point  estimation  –properties of estimators, BLUE UMVU estimators, Interval estimation , methods of estimation – MLE, Method of moments, Minimum chi square, Testing of hypothesis – Types of hypothesis, significance level, power of a  test,  Most  powerful  Test,  UMP test,  Parametric  tests(tests  of  mean, variance, proportion)and Non-Parametric tests,Analysis of variance
UNIT V:- REGRESSION ANALYSIS AND TIME SERIES :- Simple linear  regression,  Simple  Correlation,  Multiple  Correlation,  Ordinary Least  Square   estimation  of  regression  parameters,  Inference  on regression  coefficients,  Multiple  regression  models,  Estimation  , Properties, Assumptions, Solutions to the violation of assumptions.  Time series  –  additive  and  multiplicative  models,  determination  of  trends, Growth  curves,  Analysis  of  Seasonal  fluctuations,  Construction  of seasonal indices.

PART  -IV 
COMMERCE
1) Basics of Accounting :- Fundamentals of accounting – accounting assumptions and Principles.  Journal – subsidiary books – Ledger – Preparation of accounts – Trial Balance – Trading, Profit and Loss account and balance sheet
II) Management Information Systems:- Meaning of MIS – Need for a database  – utilization of  models  – characteristics  of  MIS – Sub Systems  of  MIS – Executive  information systems  – Information resource Management – Role of MIS  - Data Information – features of information – Types of  information – quality of information – value of information.
III) Banking :- Banking Regulation Act 1949 – Basic Terms,  Reserve Bank of India , Role – Scheduled Bank – Credit information – Non -banking  Financial  Institutions  (NBFC)RTGS(Real  Time  Gross Settlement)-Types   of  electronic  payment  system-  credit  cards  – Debit cards – Smart cards – Internet Banking and Mobile banking.
IV) Marketing Management :- Introduction to Marketing –Marketing Management  –  Product   Mix  –  Market  environment  –  Market Segmentation  –  Targeting  and  positioning  –  Products,  Brands  Marketing Channels – Retailing and Wholesaling, Advertising and Sales  Promotion. Consumer  behavior  :importance and nature  of consumer behavior – Types of consumers and their role – Role of consumer behavior in marketing .
V) Financial Management :- Introduction – meaning – importance – Nature –scope – components – objectives – principles – functions – liquidity Vs Profitability


PART- V
Differential Equations:- Orthogonal trajectories,  exact equations,  NonLinear differential  equations  of  first  order,  second  order  differential equations  with  constant  or  variable  coefficient  and  its  solutions, Simultaneous  differential  equations  and  its  applications.   Linear differential equations of first order.
Linear  Algebra :-  System of  linear  equations;  Elementary  matrices, process of Gaussian elimination, Row-reduced echelon matrices, Rank of a matrix.   Determinants-Eigen values  and eigen vectors,  characteristic equations.  Vector  space-Examples  and  properties,  subspaces,  linear independence of vectors,  finite vector spaces,  basis,  dimensions,  linear transformations, representation of linear transformations as matrices.
Abstract Algebra:- Groups, subgroups, normal subgroups, cyclic groups, permutation groups,  group homomorphism,  isomorphism,  isomorphism theorems, Sylow theorems and applications.  Rings and fields, examples.
Real Analysis :- Algebraic and completeness properties of real numbers, intervals,  cluster points,  open and closed set,  sequence and their limits, monotone  sequences,  subsequences,  divergent  sequences,  Limit  of functions,  continuous  functions,  combination  of  continuous  functions, sequence of functions, uniform convergence and point wise convergence, properties of Riemann integral, integral as a limit, convergence of infinite series, test of convergence, series of functions, derivatives.
Complex Analysis:- Analytic and harmonic functions, Cauchy Riemann equations,  analytic  function  as  mappings,  Mobius  transforms,  power series  representations of  analytic functions,  zero of  analytic functions, singularities,  residue  theorem  and  applications  in  the  evaluation  of intergrals.
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.

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