TSPSC Telangana CDPO Syllabus 2017 | Exam Pattern | Books & Question Papers PDF

Telangana CDPO Syllabus 2017:- The Telangana Public Service Commission, is going to conduct written examination on 68 posts of child development project officer (CDPO) and additional child development project officer (ACDPO) in the upcoming months. Candidates who are willing to appear in this exam can prepare for the written exam and interview. The recruitment will be done in two stages. First stage is online written exam (computer based test) and second one is oral cum interview. On this page you will find Telangana CDPO Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern, Question Papers PDF and important books to prepare for the online written examination.

Telangana (TSPSC) CDPO Syllabus 2017

About This Recruitment:- According to notification number 50/2017, the Telangana state public service commission has invited application forms for 68 posts of Child Development Project Officer/ Additional Child Development Project Officer in Women Development and Child Welfare Department. The application process is still underway but candidates have already start preparing for the written online exam. Get you examination syllabus, pattern, previous year question papers (if available), and some books suggestions to prepare for TSPSC CDPO Exam 2017.

TSPSC CDPO Online Exam Pattern 2017

  • There are two papers in the written exam.
  • Paper-I for General Studies And General Abilities and Paper-II for Concern Subject (This will be common to all candidates like Paper-I).
  • Both question papers will have 150 questions with maximum 150 minutes (2 Hr 30 Mins) of duration.
  • Both question papers will be of objective type.
  • Negative Marking:- There is no mention of negative marking in the official notification.
  • Question Paper will be provided in English and Telugu language.
  • See the below table.

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 Paper  Max Question  Max Marks  Time Duration
 Paper-I: General Studies And General Abilities  150  150  150 Mins
 Paper-II: Concern Subject (Common to All)  150  300  150 Mins
 Interview    50  
 TOTAL    500

Telangana CDPO Syllabus 2017

Paper-I: General Studies And General Abilities:-

  1. Current affairs – Regional, National and International.
  2. International Relations and Events.
  3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  4. Environmental issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.
  5. Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.
  6. Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.
  7. Physical, Social and Economic Geography and Demography of Telangana.
  8. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Modern India with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.
  9. Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana state.
  10. Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.
  11. Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive policies.
  12. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
  13. Policies of Telangana State.
  14. Logical Reasoning; Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.
  15. Basic English. (10th Class Standard).

Paper-II: Concern Subject (Common to All)

Social Structure:- Man and Society – Society – Characteristics and functions of Society – Community: meaning and types of communities – characteristics of rural and urban communities – Social processes – Concept of Socialization. Social control – Rural Social Stratification – Caste System – Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes in Rural society – their conditions and problems – welfare measures for S.C., S.T. and O.B.C. – Agrarian Social Structure – culture and civilization.

Basic Social Institutions:- Basic Social Institutions in Rural Society – Family: Nature of Family organization, change in role and status of women and factors affecting functions of family, approaches to the study of family; Family life cycle and development tasks; Family life education. – Marriage: Changing patterns of marriage and its consequences – marital disharmony and counseling. Kinship, Religion, Economy, Polity and Education – Status of Women in Indian Society – Specific Problems of Women in Rural Society – Social legislation / Laws related to women.

Human Life Span Development:- Growth and development – concepts, major issues, principles, Developmental stages, Developmental tasks during life span, Factors for growth and development; Pregnancy-Care, complications, critical periods in development, Types of birth, complications during delivery; Post natal care of mother and child; Care of new born – Importance of breastfeeding, weaning; Characteristics of new born, Characteristics and care of premature baby; Development in Infancy – physical, motor, socio-emotional, cognitive, language development, Importance of infant stimulation – Definition, Importance, Materials, things to consider; Stimulating materials for different senses; Day Care centers- Practices to be followed, material required; Developmental delays during infancy; Early Childhood Period–Significance, Physical, motor, socio-emotional, cognitive and language development, Importance of play in development, Methods of child study, Disciplinary practices, Behavior problems.

Human Nutrition and Food Science:- Importance of nutrition for well being; Nutrients-carbohydrate, protein, fat, energy, fat soluble vitamins-A,D,E,K, water soluble vitamins-B-complex and Vit.C, minerals-Ca, P, Fe, I, Zn, Na, F – Role, Functions, Sources, Requirements, Deficiency signs and symptoms and Health problems associated; Basic food groups – Composition and Nutritive value, selection, processing, Cooking methods, Changes during cooking, Prevention of losses of nutrients; Food Adulteration; Food hygiene and laws, Nutraceuticals in foods; Food fortification; Processed and convenience foods.

Family and Community Nutrition:- Functional food groups; Concept of Balanced diet; Principles of meal planning; Nutrient requirements and Dietary guidelines in -Pregnant, lactating women, Infants, Preschoolers, School Children, Adolescents and adults; Therapeutic modifications in Diet during -Fevers, Gastro intestinal, liver, heart and kidney diseases, obesity and Diabetes; Assessment of Nutritional Status of Community-Direct methods – Anthropometry, Clinical, Biochemical and Dietary methods and Indirect methods. Malnutrition in India-types, prevalence, causes, prevention strategies, and treatment; Nutrition policies and programmes in operation in India; National and International agencies working to eradicate malnutrition, and their services.

Early Childhood Development and Education:- Characteristics and Significance of ECDE; Motor, Language, Cognitive, Socioemotional and Moral development -Concept /Meaning, principles, importance, classification and influencing factors; Early Childhood Education – Concept, Types, Need and History of ECE; ECE centers-Need, for ECE centers, Objectives of ECE Programme, Basic requirements; Curriculum Planning for early childhood period-Types, Steps, Factors, Characteristics of Curriculum Planning; Different types of ECE centers; Qualities of an ECE teacher; Records and reports maintained in ECE center; Parental participation in ECE programme.

Health, Hygiene and Sanitation:- Health-Definition, importance; Health indicators- Mortality, Morbidity, and other secondary data – definitions, incidence; Immunization- Importance, vaccines and their  12 utility, immunization schedule for children and others; Water- importance, sources, safety, water treatment/ purification methods, water borne diseases; Personal hygiene importance, methods, health problems due to poor hygiene; Environmental Sanitation safe methods of disposal of waste, common communicable diseases air, water, soil, and vector borne diseases; Food Poisoning and Food Allergy; Primary prevention and treatment of communicable diseases: Health facilities available; First Aid at home level.

Policies and Programmes related to Rural Development, Women and Children:- Rural development: concept, need, meaning, and objectives, functions of extension education for rural development; Panchayati Raj institutions – concept, structure and functions. Rural Development Programmes – Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY), National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), National Social Assistance Programme, Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), Swachh Bharat Mission, Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bhima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bhima Yojana. Programmes for women welfare and dvelopment – Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls, (RGSEAG); Janani Suraksha Yojana, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Dhanalaxmi, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahayog Yojana, Support to Training and Employment Programme for women (STEP), Swadhar, Ujjwala. Policies related to women and children: National Policy for women – National Mission for Empowerment of Women – National Commission for women – National Policy for children – Protection of Children from Sexual offences Act, 2012 – National Policy for children – National Commission for Protection of child Rights (NCPCR) – Health and Family welfare – Major Initiatives under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) – National Health Programmes related to women and children – Integrated child Development Services (ICDS) scheme: programme components and its administration – Five year plans and development services for women and children.

Social problems:- Poverty, Unemployment, Migration, Alcoholism, Caste conflicts, Dowry, child marriage.

Social work Intervention and communication:- Social work intervention in the areas of women’s welfare and child development; working with individuals, group, families and communities. Communication – process, elements, models, and barriers; Conventional and new media communication technologies – Classification, types, advantages and limitations; Criteria for selection of audio visual aids and factors affecting their selection.

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