CSS General Science & Ability (GSA) Syllabus for 2022 & onwards

Here, you will have the subject of General Science & Ability (GSA) Syllabus of CSS 2022 and onwards.

CSS GSA Syllabus 2022 will have the following main categories which are sub-divided into its parts.

  • I. Physical Sciences
  • II.Biological Sciences.
  • III. Environmental Science.
  • IV. Food Science.
  • V. Information Technology.
  • VI. Quantitative Ability/Reasoning.
  • VII. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning/Ability
  • VIII. Mental Abilities

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CSS General Science & Ability (GSA) Syllabus for 2022 & onwards

Part – I (General Science) 60 Marks

I. Physical Sciences

  • Constituents and  Structure:- Universe,  Galaxy,  Light  Year,  Solar  System,  Sun, Earth, Astronomical System of Units.
  • Process  of  Nature:- Solar and  Lunar  Eclipses,  Rotation and  Revolution, Weather Variables  (Global  Temperature,  Pressure,  Circulation,  Precipitation,  Humidity)  and Weather Variations.
  • Natural  Hazards and  Disasters:- Earth  Quake,  Volcanic  Eruption,  Tsunami, Floods,  Avalanche,  Travelling  Cyclone  (Tropical  Cyclone,  Middle  Latitude  Cyclone, and Tornadoes), Drought, Wildfire, Urban Fire. Disaster Risk Management.
  • Energy  Resources:- Sources of  Energy  (Renewable i.e.  LED  Energy,  Solar Energy, Wind  Energy  and  Non-Renewable  Energy conservation and its sustainable use.
  • Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Electromagnetic Radiations.
  • Modern  Materials/Chemicals:- Ceramics,  Plastics,  Semiconductors.  Antibiotics, Vaccines, Fertilizers, Pesticides.

II. Biological Sciences

  • The Basis of Life :- Cell Structures and Functions (Subcellular Organelles such as Nucleus, Mitochondria and Ribosomes).
  • Biomolecules:- Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates and Enzymes.
  • Plant and  Animal  Kingdom:- A brief survey of plant and  animal kingdom  to pinpoint similarities and diversities in nature.
  • A Brief Account of Human Physiology.
  • Common  Diseases and  Epidemics:- Polio,  Diarrhea,  Malaria,  Hepatitis,  Dengue their Causes and Prevention.
  • New Model Concept of Producing BIO Fuel Method

III. Environmental Science

  • Environment:- The Atmosphere (Layered Structure and Composition), Hydrosphere (Water Cycle, Major Water Compartments), Biosphere (Major Biomes) and Lithosphere (Minerals and Rocks, Rock Types, Plate Tectonics).
  • Atmospheric Pollution:- Types, Sources, Causes and effects of major air pollutants (COx, Particulate Matter, NOx, SOx, Tropospheric Ozone, Volatile Organic Compounds, Dioxins). Regional and Global air pollution issues (Acid-rain, Ozone Depletion, Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming). International agreements on air pollution control (Montreal Protocol and Kyoto Protocol).
  • Water Pollution:- Types, sources, causes and effects of major water pollutants (Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Oxygen Demanding Wastes, Plant Nutrients, Thermal Pollution, Infectious Agents, Sediments, Radioactivity, Heavy Metals and Acids). Drinking water quality and standards.
  • Land Pollution:- Solid waste management and disposal.
  • Role of Remote Sensing and GIS in Environmental Science.
  • Population Planning.

IV. Food Science

  • Concept of   Balance   Diet:- Vitamins,   Carbohydrates,   Protein,  Fats and oil, Minerals, Fiber.
  • Quality  of  Food:- Bioavailability  of  Nutrients,  Appearance,  Texture,  Flavor,  Quality of Packed and Frozen Food, Food Additives,  Preservatives and Antioxidants
  • Food  Deterioration and  its  Control:- Causes  of  Food  Deterioration,  Adulteration, Food Preservation.

V. Information Technology

  • Computer   (Hardware   &   Software   Fundamentals); I/O   Processing   and   data storage, Networking & Internet Standards, Application and business Software, Social Media Websites. Information Systems. Fundamentals of artificial intelligence.
  • Telecommunications:- Basics   of   Wireless   Communication   (Mobile,   Satellite, Surveillance and GPS and Fiber Optic etc

Part – II (General Ability) 40 Marks

VI. Quantitative Ability/Reasoning

  • Basic Mathematical Skills.
  • Concepts   and   ability   to   reasons   quantitatively   and   solve   problems   in   a quantitative setting.
  • Basic Arithmetic, Algebra  and  Geometry  (Average, Ratios, Rates, Percent age, Angles, Triangles, Sets, Remainders, Equations, Symbols, Rounding of Numbers
  • Random Sampling

VII. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Reasoning/Ability

  • Logical  Reasoning includes  the  process of  using  a  rational,  systematic  series  of steps based on sound mathematical procedures and given statements to arrive at a conclusion.
  • Analytical  Reasoning/Ability includes  visualizing,  articulating  and  solving  both complex  and  uncomplicated  problems  and  concepts  and  making  decisions  that  are sensible  based  on  available  information,  including  demonstration  of  the ability  to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information.

VIII. Mental Abilities

  • Mental   Abilities Scales   that measure specific   constructs   such   as the verbal, mechanical, numerical, and social ability