OPSC Pre Exam Syllabus : Home Science

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013
Section - A Food & Nutrition
1. Study Of Foods : Composition And Nutritive Value Of Cereals, Pulses,Vegetables And Fruits, Fleshy Foods (Meat, Fish, Egg, Poultry) Milk & Milk Products, Oils & Fats.
2. Nutrients : Properties, Functions, Requirements, Sources And Effect Of Deficiency Of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals And Water.
3. Balanced Diet, Basic Food Groups (Basic Five, Basic Seven) Planning Of Balanced Diet On The Basis Of Recommended Dietary Allowance (ICMR) For Adult Man And Woman On The Basis Of Activities; (Sedentary, Moderate & Heavy).
4. Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation, Infancy, Child Hood, Adolescence And Oldage.
5. Meal Planning : Significance And Factors Considered In Meal Planning. Food Processing : Methods Of Food Preparation Changes In Food During Preparation,Effect Of Preparation On Nutritive Value.
6. Food Preservation : Causes Of Food Spoilage, Importance And Principles Of Food Preservation, House Hold And Commercial Methods Of Food Preservation.

Section - B Child Development & Family Studies.
1. Meaning & Principles Of Growth And Development Prenatal Growth And Development : Conception, Stages Of Prenatal Growth And Development, Factors Affecting Prenatal Growth And Development.
2. Developmental Milestones From Birth To Two Years Physical Development -Growth Cycle, Body Size, Body Proportion, Bones, Muscles & Teeth Development,Motor Development - Principles And Sequence Of Motor Development & Motor  Skills.
3. Emotional Development - Pattern & Characteristic Of Children’s Emotion,Common Child Hood Emotional Patterns. Social Development - Socialization And Social Expectation, Importance Of Early Social Experiences. The Pattern Of Social Development.
4. Cognitive Development In Children - Stages Of Cognitive Development According To Jean Piaget.
5. Marriage; Definition, Function, Types Of Marriages, (Arranged And Love) With Their Advantages And Disadvantages Factors To Be Considered In The Selection Of Marriage Partner.
6. Family : Structure, Characteristic And Function Of Family, Types Of Family (Joint,Nuclear And Extended) - Their Advantages And Disadvantages, Changes In Family System, Causes, Features And Factors Contributing To Change.

Section C - Family Resource Management.
1. Concept Of Home Management - Importance Of Home Management, Family Goals, Values Standards And Decision Making Process. The Qualities Of A Good Home Maker.
2. Types Of Family Resources And Their Management : Management Of Time -Methods & Techniques Of Time Management, Money Management - Types Of Income, Planning And Steps In Budget Preparation, Engel’s Law Of Consumption,Keeping Financial Records & Accounts, Savings And Investments.
3. Management Of Energy : Energy Requirement Of Different Tasks, Fatigue - Type And How To Reduce Fatigue, Techniques Of Work Simplification.
4. Housing : Selection Of Sites, Principles Of House Planning Different Types Of Building Components And Materials. Housing Problems And Housing Schemes.
5. Interior Decoration : Basic Elements (Line, Form, Colour, Texture) And Principles(Balance, Rhythm, Proportion, Harmony, Emphasis) Of Design And Their Application In Interior Decoration.
6. Consumer Education : Consumer Education, Strategies, Rights And Responsibility Of Consumer, Consumer Protection Legislation And Consumer Aids.

Section D - Textile & Clothing.
1. Textile Fibers : Classification Of Textile Fibers, According Sources And Chemical Composition, Manufacturing Process, Physical And Chemical Properties Of Cotton,Wool, Silk.
2. Construction Of Fabric : Yarn Making Process And Different Types Of Yarns, Weav, Description Of The Loom & Its Parts. Principles Of Weaving, Other Method Of Fabric Construction (Knitting, Felting, Braiding, Bonding And Plaiting).
3. Finishing : Objectives And Types Of Different Finishes (Calendering, Mercerizing Sanforizing, Tetering, Weighting, Napping, Glazing Sizing, Bleaching,Embossing, Moiring,).
4. Dyeing & Printing : Importance Of Dyeing & Printing, Different Methods Of Dyeing And Printing Used In Textile.
5. Care Of Clothing : Methods Laundering And Their Principles Laundry Reagents And Their Function. Care Of Clothing-Cotton, Silk And Wool, Storage Of Clothes.
6. Apparel Designing : Role Of Clothing In Personality Development. Factors Influencing Choice Of Clothing For Different Age Group. Elements (Line, Form Texture, Colour) And Principles (Balance, Proportion, Emphasis, Rhythm And Proportion).

Section E Home Science Extension Education.
1. Extension Education : Concept, Philosophy, Objectives And Scope Of Extension Education. Role And Qualities Of Extension Worker. Need For Home-Science Extension Education.
2. Communication In Extension : Principles Of Learning And Teaching Process,Steps In Extension Teaching. Extension Teaching Methods(Individual, Group &Mass) Factors Involved In The Selection Of Appropriate Method.
3. Audio-Visual Aids : Meaning & Types Of Audio Aids, Visual Aids And Audio-Visual Aids In Extension Teaching. Other Teaching Aids. Puppet Show, Dramatization,Folk Songs, Dances, Charts, Posters).
4. Community Development : Concept, Principles And Objectives Of Community Development. Subject Matter Of Community Development, Major Elements Involved In India’s Community Development And Extension Process.
5. Extension Programmes : Role Of Formal And Informal Institutions And AgenciesIn Extension Education And Community Development. (Cdp, Irdp, Icds, Dwacra, Icar, Drda, Nabard, Kbks, Atma, Shgs).
6. Community Developmental Programmes : Objectives, Philosophy, Principles And Types Of Community Development Programmes, Impact Of Community Development Programmes In Rural Life In India.

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