(Category No.238/2018)

Best Books For Kerala PSC ICDS Supervisor Exam

Integrated Child Development Service (I.C.D.S) Anganwadi Supervisor Examination (English)
Kiran's WBPSC Clerkship Preliminary Exam Practice Work Book
NTA UGC - NET/SET/JRF Paper I - Teaching and Research Aptitude | Includes 2019 Paper | Third Edition | By Pearson
Sociology: Principles of Sociology with an Introduction to Social Thoughts
Social Work Philosophy and Methods
The Psychology Book (Big Ideas)

1.Physiology and Microbiology 
Digestive system, Cardio Vascular System and Reproductive system. Food Microbiology, food poisoning, food spoilage, food born infection, Diseases caused by Microorganism (a) Bacterial Pneumonia, Meningitis, Cholera, Syphilis, Diphtheria, Leprosy (b) Virus - AIDS, Rabies, German measles, Measles, mumps, polio Mellitus (c) Amoebic dysentery, malaria

 2. Child development and Welfare
The neonates - Characteristics, abilities and adjustments, reflexes - agar test, neonatal care - Immunization, - Breastfeeding Advantages. Importance of early stimulation, Discipline and guidance for children, preschool education – objectives, types, pre-school personnel, preschool records. Child-rearing practices of parents, parental attitudes, families influence on the personality and behaviour development of children. Responsible parenthood (acceptance, injection, and overprotection), Population education definition problems of overpopulation, small family norm, family planning, sex education, STD

3. Human Nutrition and dietics 
Good Nutrition, Malnutrition, balanced diet, RDA, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, vitamins and minerals— Classification, functions, Sources and deficiencies, dietary fibre, Diet in fevers, Diarrhoea, constipation, Pregnancy, Lactation, Pre-school and adolescents. Meal planning, Therapeutic nutrition, Important National and International agencies. 

4. Extension education and communication
Extension Education, definition, need principles, philosophy, difference between formal, informal and extension education. Community development - objectives, history of community development programmes in India, Poverty alleviation programmes in India. Programme development - Planning execution and evaluation. Communication methods, Audio visual aids - classification

5. Basic food science
Food groups, cereals and cereal products, pulse and legumes, nuts and oilseeds, vegetables and fruits, milk and milk products, Meat, fish, egg and poultry, Beverages, spice and condiments - composition and nutrient value, selection of these foods and storage.


Nature, composition, characteristics, types.- Patriarchal and matriarchal family Joint family, extended family, nuclear family, merits and demerits of joint family Disintegration of a joint family in India, changing role of family, modern trends.

2. Social Problems: 
Domestic violence, alcoholism, dowry, dowry deaths, legislations related To dowry drug addiction, child labor, child abuse, rights of children, violence against Women, problems of elderly, social psychological and economic, social security measures Educated unemployment, and underemployment.

3. Developmental Issues:
Poverty alleviation programmes, consumerism, rural - urban Disparities, Environmental degradation- air pollution, water pollution, solid waste Management, climatic change, problems of induced displacement- social,economic, and cultural problems of displaced people

4. Women and Development:
Women in governance, gender issues, empowerment of women, the participation of women in socio political activities, women in panchayat raj Institutions, role of self-help groups in the socio-economic development of women. 

5. Tools and Techniques of data collection:
Primary and secondary data, observation-Participant and non-participant, interview schedule, questionnaire, structured and Unstructured, open and closed questions and case study methods.


1. Developmental Psychology (Human Behaviour in Social Environment: 
growth vs. development -developmental task (by Havighurst) - the biophysical psychological and socio-cultural changes happening during life span – Prenatal, Early Childhood, Late Childhood, Puberty, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, and Old Age – Hazards 

2. Developmental Welfare Needs across the Life Span: 
Prenatal care -immunization - breastfeeding - parenting - preschool education - sex education and menstrual hygiene - prevention of substance abuse - vocational guidance – premarital counseling - career guidance and planning - retirement planning – bereavement

3. Family Counselling: 
Family as an Institution - dysfunctional families – Family Systems Theory - Enmeshment and Boundaries - Issues: separation, divorce, remarriage -Family Life Cycle: Independence, Coupling (marriage), Parenting: babies through adolescence, Launching adult children, Retirement - Family and Couple Therapy 

4. Working with Groups:
Groups - Types of groups: in-groups, out groups, primary, secondary and reference - Group Dynamics: dyads and triads, competition, conflict, cooperation and cohesion, coercion, accommodation - Stages of Group Formation -Social Group Work (working with groups) - social group work process (Intake, Study, Diagnosis, Programme Development, Implementation of the program, Evaluation)

5. Reproductive Health & Family Planning:
Adolescent Sexual Health (ARSH) - Contraception: temporary and permanent methods - factors affecting fertility - Infertility -STIs & HIV/AIDS - Safe Motherhood and Responsible Parenthood -  Population Pyramids -Unwanted Pregnancy & Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.


1.Introduction to Psychology: 
Psychology-approaches to psychology: structuralism-functionalism-behaviorism-Gestalt psychology. Biological - psychoanalytic -Humanistic - Cognitive approaches-methods in psychology observation- case study-survey and experimental methods. 

2.The biological basis of behavior:
Brain and behavior- neuron structure of neuron synapse- neurotransmitters-CNS- Sensory and motor processing- cortical localization of language localization of perception. 

3.Sensation Perception and Consciousness: 
Sensory thresholdssubliminal perceptions color perception-cues-Perception of form pattern or objects-figure and Ground-0 contour-perceptual constanciesSize-shape- orientation-brightness-illusions-type of illusions-ESP-states of consciousness-biological rhythms-dream and sleep-ASCmeditation. 

4.Psychological Processes :
Learning: classical conditioning-operant conditioning cognitive learning-observational learning-Memory: encoding-storage and retrieval process-sensory, short term and long term memories-chunking- working memory semantic and episodic memory-explicit and implicit memory forgetting: decay interference pression-amnesia-mnemonics-cognitive process-Images and concepts prototypes- language-deductive and inductive reasoning decision making- problem solving-motivation-need, drive, incentives biological and psychological motive hierarchy of needs-extrinsic and intrinsic motives-intelligence-concepts of IQ. 

5.Personality and Abnormal Behaviour: 
Approaches to personalityMajor ideas of Freud's theory- assessment of personality-self report projective measures-DSM-ICD classification-anxiety disorders-mood disorders- schizophrenia-personality disorders. 

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 pap

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