Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala has published Syllabus for the Posts of Inspector, Cooperative Societies, Candidates who have submitted online applications and deposited fees on or before the closing date are hereby informed that admit card is available to download for Written Test for the 300 Posts of Inspector, Cooperative Societies, in the Department of Co-Operative, Govt. Of Punjab,
Syllabus for Inspector Cooperative Societies
1. Everyday Science:
States of matter, structure of atom, versatile nature of carbon.
Acids, bases, salts, corrosion in metals, action of soaps.
Life on earth-evolution, marine & terrestrial life. Human body and life processes,
nutrition, disease- its causes & prevention, infectious diseases, lifestyle diseases.
Public health initiatives, mother and child health, immunization & vaccination,
HIV-AIDS, TB, POLIO etc.
Force-laws of motion & gravitation, Archimedes principle. Energy-kinetic & potential.
Light – reflection & refraction – concepts and applications.
Sound – propagation & reflection – concepts and applications.
Electric current – concepts and application.
Computers and telecommunication -concepts and applications.
2. Political theory & international order:
Basic concepts of freedom, equality social justice, rights &duties, citizenship,
nationalism, secularism etc.
United Nations and its organs/agencies, other international organizations like the
World Bank, IMF, WTO, EU, G20, BRICS etc. and their role in the World peace, trade & development.
3. Indian policy:
Basic features, provisions, schedules of the Indian Constitution, Key amendments.
Panchayati Raj. Elections – people’s Representation Act, electoral reforms. Rise of
regionalism and coalition politics.
Armed challenges to the Indian state since independence.
4. History of India:
The Indus valley civilization.
The Aryan and the Vedic age;
Jainism and Buddhism.
The Maurya Gupta Periods.
Advent of Islam and Sultanate period (political, social & cultural).
The Bhakti Movement.
The Mughals (political, social & cultural till Aurangzeb).
The coming of the European Powers and the advent of the British rule.
The Mutiny of 1857.
The British rule and the Indian National Movement (1857-1947).
5. Indian Economy:
Indian economic development (1950-1991) – key economic policies, public sector
dominance, bank nationlisation etc.
Five year plans – key goals and main achievements.
Liberalisation, privatization and globalization era since 1991 – key policies,
decision and results.
Performance of Indian economy since 1991 – Growth, fiscal & revenue deficits,
trade, commences & balances of payments, inflation, and growth of service
Key challenges and responses – agriculture and food security, industrialsation,
poverty alleviation & employment, rural & urban infrastructure, social sector –
health, education etc.
Population – distribution, density, growth and comparison.
Migration – types, causes and consequences.
Human development. Human settlements.
Land resources and agriculture.
Mineral and energy resources.
Planning and sustainable development in India.
Transport and communication.
Geographical perspective on selected issues and problems.
7. Current events of national and international importance.
Geographical and agro-climatic regions, rivers, water resources, sharing of
waters, demographics, human development indices.
b) People, Society and Culture:
Major personalities in history of Punjab, religious movements, major religions &
spirituals personalities, Punjabi Literature, folklore, performing arts, fine arts and
Sufis, saints and gurus, Lodhis and Mughals, Sikh rulers, the British period,
nationalist movement in Punjab, Punjab in independent India.
Agriculture, animal husbandry, industrial & service sectors, major occupations,
development & economic growth, public finance (including central-state fiscal
issues), public sector institutions, cooperatives etc.