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ADMISSION POLICY

 1. Admission process will be easy for all eligible Student.
2. Fees can be paid in cash or through Bank Draft also.
3. Two recent passport size photographs have to be submitted at the time of admission.
4. Please Note Fees once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances. No request will be entertained in this regard.
5. If for any reason, the candidate discontinues the course, he/she will have no claim on refund of fees.

 

Books for TNPSC VAO Exam Preparation (for latest syllabus)

 

Primary (Must Study Books)

 

For General Studies Portion :

1. State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all TNPSC Group Examination. Since, the TNPSC VAO Exam is a SSLC / 10th Exam Qualification Examination, you should study the Tamilnadu State Board Samacheer Kalvi text books from 6th to 10th stds.
i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
ii)Science Books - 6th to 10th Std,

2. Arihant General Knowledge - a must have and most referred book for TNPSC Exams

Next to Samacheerkalvi books, you have to fully cover the Arihant GK Book. Especially the last 80 pages (General Knowledge Portion) . It is a must have book for all TNPSC Exam Aspirants. This is the only book suggested by all coaching centers through out Tamilnadu. Written in simple English, even Tamil Medium Candidates also can easily understand. So both Tamil and English medium aspirants, if you can, try to have a copy of this book immediately.

It is available to buy online also Click to BUY.

For General English / Pothu Tamil Portions

For TNPSC Pothu Tamil and General English portions you should study Tamil / English books from the Samacheerkalvi 6th to 10th standard books and 11th, 12th also ( many syllabus portions mentioned in the GT / GE are available in the 11th and 12th books.)

Note : If you can afford money, you can purchase any of the guide books available in the market. For General English, Sakthi Publishing book is almost comprehensively covers the syllabus portions.

For TNPSC VAO Basics of Village Administration

You should buy a Basic of Village Administration Books (Tamil or English) available in the Market . Sakthi or Sura or any other guide books is sufficient. But before buying, check whether the book covers all syllabus portions.

For TNPSC VAO Aptitude Portion

Study Samacheerkalvi Books 6th -10th mathematics (only aptitude syllabus portions) if you have time. Secondly, Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal ( Buy online from flipkart ) is the most preferred book for Aptitude. English medium candidates must have this book. If you are preparing in Tamil, Kanian TNPSC Guide or Sakthi TNPSC Aptitude Books you can buy. If you can, have a group study for TNPSC Maths Portion.

Old Question Papers & Practice Tests

Work out old VAO / Group 4 question papers for GK portions and TNPSC VAO/Group 4/ Group 2, 2A Pothu Tamil / General English question papers. Do as much as practice tests you can, this will help you to score more marks in TNPSC VAO Exam.

Current Affairs Portions

Read newspapers regularly and Take Notes. Refer atleast one Competitive Monthly Magazines every month. You may also refer tamilcurrentaffairs.shanmugamiasacademy.in

 

Secondary ( Additional Books List)

 

(Only after completing the above primary books.)

1. 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time
iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

2.History
i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

3.Indian Polity
i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4.Indian Economy
i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

5.Geography
i)Oxford School Atlas
ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography
6.Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)
 i)தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா
 ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன்

7.Current Affairs
i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard
iii)Yojana/Thittam

8.Science & Technology
i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9.India Year Book by Government of India

10.English Test
i)Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

11.Aptitude
i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

12.Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you study all the above mentioned books). Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson


 

EXAM PATTERN FOR GROUP 1

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group 1 Exam pattern and scheme of examination are given below…..

Scheme of Examination: Group 1 Exam will consists of Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination and Oral Test.

A. Preliminary Examination: Preliminary examination will consists of 200 items in objective type, duration will be 3 Hours for maximum marks of 300.

Preliminary Examination:

Subject  Duration Maximum
Marks
Minimum Qualifying
Marks
SCs, SC(A)s,
STs, MBCs/
DCs, BCs and
BCMs
Others
Single paper in General Studies-200 items
Degree Standard – Objective Type
General Studies – 150 items
Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard) 50 items
3 Hours 300 90 120

B. Main Written Examination & Oral Interview: Main examination will consists of descriptive type questions from degree standard. Exam will have three papers viz., Paper I, Paper II and Paper III each will carry maximum marks of 300 in time duration of 3 hours. Subject name, maximum marks and qualifying marks for main examination and interview are given below….

Subject  Duration Maximum
Marks
Minimum Qualifying Marks
for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs.
Others

General Studies- Descriptive type –
Degree Standard
Paper-I
Paper- II

 

 

Paper-IIIInterview & Record

3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours

 

 

 

 

300
300
300

 

 

 

120

306

 

 

 

408

 

 

 

Total   1020    

C. Oral Interview: Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks

EXAM PATTERN FOR GROUP 2

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). Scheme of Examination is as follows…

Scheme of Examination (Single Paper) (Objective Type) (Degree Standard):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum
Qualifying
marks for
selection for
all communities
(Single Paper) (Objective Type)
General Studies (Degree Standard)
(75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
+
General Tamil/ General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items)
3 Hours 150+150=300 90

Note:
1. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
2. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
3. Answer sheet answered in a subject other than the subject opted by the candidates in his application/ specified in the Hall Ticket will be invalidated.
4. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.

EXAM PATTERN FOR GROUP 4

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below…

Exam Pattern: TNPSC conducts Group 4 Exam in single paper (Objective Type) which is of two types.

1. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (SSC Std) (75 Items) and Aptitude Test (25 Items) and General English (100 Items).

2. The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items).

3. Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies and Aptitude Test.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper
General Studies
(S.S.L.C Std.) (75 items)
Aptitude Test (25 items) =
(100 items)
+
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items
3 hours 300 90

4. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

 
 

GROUP 1 ELIGIBILITY DETAILS

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group I Exam Eligibility details are given below…..

Eligibility Conditions:

I. Age Limit:

Name of the Post  Minimum Age
(should have
completed)
Maximum Age (should not have completed)
SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s,
MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s,
BCM’s and DW’s of
all castes
“Others” i.e., candidates
not belonging to SC’s,
SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s,
BC’s and BCM’s
1. For all the posts except the
post of Assistant
Commissioner (C.T).
21 Years 35 Years 30 Years
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For candidates
possessing any degree
21 Years 35 Years 30 Years
(ii) For candidates possessing
B.L. degree of any
University or Institution
recognized by the
University Grants Commission.
21 Years 36 Years 31 Years

Note:
(i) “Others” (i.e.,) candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A’)s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-
1. Candidates should possess a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Note:

(i).The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC (or its equivalent)+ U.G. degree. 

(ii). The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services.

2. Preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:

Sl.
No
Name of the Post Qualification
1. Deputy Superintendent of
Police (Category – I)
A Degree or Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science
and also to those who possess National Awards for Physical
Efficiency.
2.  Assistant Commissioner
(C.T.)
First Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Second Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
and Law.
Third Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Fourth Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
or Law.

Physical Qualification:
Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) must possess the following Physical qualifications:

Name of the Post Physical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of
Police (Category-I)
i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.

 

ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to
them.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

 

GROUP 1 SELECTION PROCESS

TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group 1 exam selection process details are given below….

Selection Procedure: The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination and (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.

A.Preliminary Examination: The examination consists of a single paper in General Studies having 150 items and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test having 50 items. Total marks are 300 in the duration of 3 Hours. The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

B. Main Written Examination: Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination can attend for main examination which consists of three papers viz., Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. each paper carries 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 50 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments. However, in each reservation group, all the candidates who secure the same marks as that of cut off marks of their reservation groups shall also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:50 ratio.

C. Oral Test: The candidates who qualify in Main written examination will called for oral interview. Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks.


Group 1 Syllabus Details

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group 1 Exam Syllabus Details are given below…

Syllabus Details:

Preliminary Exam Syllabus:

General Knowledge: The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge: General science, current events of national and international importance , history and culture of India, geography, Indian polity, Indian economy, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, mental ability tests and other related fields.

Main Written Examination:

Paper-I:
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture.
2. General Aptitude & Mental ability Test.
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu.

Paper-II: 

1. Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India.
2. Tamil Society, its culture and heritage/ English language skills.
3. Administration of Union and states with special reference to Tamil Nadu.

Paper-III:
1. Current events of national and international importance.
2. Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
3. Socio economic problems of India/ Tamil Nadu.


GROUP 2 ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). The candidates who are applying must have the specified age and necessary educational qualification. The following are the eligibility details…

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

Name of the Post Minimum
Age
(For all)
                     Maximum Age
“Others”
[i.e Candidates
not belonging to
SCs, SC(A)s,
STs, MBCs/DCs,
BCs and BCMs]
Scheduled Caste /
Scheduled Caste
(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled
Tribes, Most Backward
Classes / Denotified
Communities, Backward
Classes, Backward Classes
(Muslims) and Destitute
Widows of all castes
For all posts 18 Years 30 Years No Maximum age limit

Note: Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyars), STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years and more of service in the State/ Central
Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification.

Sl.No Name of the Post Educational Qualification Technical Qualification
1. Personal Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Public
Service Commission
Bachelor’s
Degree
i. Must have passed the Government
Technical Examination in Typewriting:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English
and
ii. Must have passed the Government
Technical Examination in Shorthand:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English.

Sl. No Name of the Post Educational Qualification
1. Assistant in Commissioner of
Revenue Administration
A degree of
B.A./B.Sc./ B.B.M/ B.Com. of any
University/ B.O.L of Annamalai
University/ B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar
University/ B.Litt. of Madras University/
Bharathiyar University.
2. Assistant in the
following departments
Civil Supplies and
Consumer Production,
Industries and Commerce, Land
Administration, Land
Reforms, Prison, Medical
and Rural Health Services,
Transport, Registration, Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj,
Backward Classes, Fisheries,
Technical Education, National
Cadet Corps, Public
Health and Preventive Medicine,
School Education, Vigilance and
Anti-Corruption, Survey
and Land Records, Urban
Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax
Departments, Divisions of
Commercial Taxes and Tamil Nadu
Public Service Commission
Any Degree
3. Planning Junior Assistant,
Tamil Nadu State
Planning Commission
A degree of
B.A./ B.Sc./B.Com. of any University.
4. Assistant in Finance
Department in the
Tamil Nadu Secretariat
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
or Economics or Statistics of any
University or Institution recognised
by the University Grants Commission
5. Lower Division Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Legislative
Assembly Secretariat
B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. of any University
recognised by the University Grants
Commission.
6. Junior Co-operative Auditor A degree of
B.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree
or B.Com (Computer Application)
Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree
or B.A. (Economics) Degree or B.A.
(Corporate Secretaryship) Degree or
B.B.E. Degree awarded by any University.

Note:
1. The said prescribed educational qualification for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG Degree and PG Degree.
2. Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should furnish the details of evidence for such claim when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

GROUP 2 EXAM SELECTION PROCEDURE

TNPSC Group 2 Selection Procedure Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC conducts Group 2 (Combined Subordinate Service Examination-II) Examination for the recruitment of various vacancies in Tamil Nadu State Government Departments. Selection process details are given below…

Selection Procedure: The selection of candidates for appointment to non interview posts included in the Group 2 (CSSE-II) Examination will be made on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each category of post.

Written Examination:
1. The written examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test, General Tamil/ General English.
2. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
3. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
4. Answer sheet answered in a subject other than the subject opted by the candidates in his application/ specified in the Hall Ticket will be invalidated.
5. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.

GROUP 4 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Eligibility Details are given below…

Eligibility Conditions:

I. Age Limit:

Sl.
No.
Category of Candidates  Minimum
Age
Maximum Age
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste
(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes and
Destitute Widows of all castes
18 Years 35 Years
2 Most Backward Classes / Denotified
Communities, Backward Classes and
Backward Classes (Muslims)
32 Years
3 “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs ]
30 Years
4 For the persons who are trained in Survey in
ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field
Surveyor and Draftsman only
35 Years

Note:
(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).
(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification (Common Qualification for all posts):

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note:
The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

1. For Typist:
Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-
(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.
2. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:
Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-
(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C. Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III): Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note:
Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz., Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

GROUP 4 EXAM SELECTION PROCESS

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Selection Process Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 exam Selection Process Details are given below…

Selection Procedure: Selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination, post/Unit option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination: The written examination conducted by TNPSC consists of single paper. This exam comprising of General Knowledge (S.S.L.C Standard) & General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Standard). The mode of written exam is of objective type contains 200 questions carries (150+150) 300 marks, 3 hours is the time duration for the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

a. Candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be considered first for selection.

b. In case candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English will be considered for selection.

c. In case candidates with technical qualification Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English , Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be considered for selection.

Preference in Selection: 

In respect of post of Field Surveyor other things being equal preference shall be given to the candidates with ITI qualification in survey.


Group 4 Exam Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam syllabus details are given below…..

Syllabus: General Studies:

General Science:
Physics: Physics: Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units- Force, motion and energy-Magnetism, electricity and electronics -Heat, light and sound
Chemistry- Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Botany-Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration
Zoology- Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

Current Events: History-Latest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbors

Political Science-1. Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and political system in India-3. Public awareness & General administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography–Geographical landmarks-

Economics– Current socio-economic problems

Science-Latest inventions on science & technology

Geography: Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-Water resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu: ndus valley civilization -Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independence- Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

Indian Polity: Constitution of India–Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties-Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII-Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of women-Consumer protection forms.

Indian Economy: Nature of Indian economy- Five- year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-Rural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

Indian National Movement: National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore-Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests: Conversation of information to data collection, compilation and presentation of data, tables, graphs, diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data- simplification -percentage-Highest Commn Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion -Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and work-Logical Reasoning -Puzzles-Dice -Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

General English: Grammer -

Part -A:
1.Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
3.Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
4.Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
5.Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
6.Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
7.Select the correct Question Tag
8.Select the correct Tense
9.Select the correct Voice
10.Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
11.Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
12.Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
13.Comprehension
14. Select the correct sentence
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
16. Select the correct Plural forms
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19.Form a new word by blending the words.
20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part-B:
1.Figures of speech observed in the Poems
2.Appreciation Questions from Poetry
3.Important lines from Poems
4..Questions on the Biography
5.Questions on Shakespeare’s
6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
7. Dr.Karl Paulnack
8. Comprehension Questions from the Motivational Essays
9. Comprehension Questions from the description of Places
10.British English – American English

Part C: Authors and their Literary Works

 

LIST OF BOOKS FOR TNPSC GROUP 4 EXAM PREPARATION

1.State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all Group Examination. So you should study following school text books.
i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
ii)Science Books - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

2.History
i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

3.Indian Polity
i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4.Indian Economy
i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

5.Geography
i)Oxford School Atlas
ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography

6.Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)
 i)தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா
 ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன்

7.Current Affairs
i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard
iii)Yojana/Thittam

8.Science & Technology
i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9.India Year Book by Government of India

10.English Test
i)Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

11.Aptitude
i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

12.Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you study all the above mentioned books). Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson

 

OVERVIEW

In the year 1923, the British Government set up a Public Service Commission to inspect the pay structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was made out of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission likewise tended to the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It decided a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty for every penny Indian participation and the same in a quarter century for the Indian Police.

It was left to a great extent to the carefulness of commonplace Governments to select and practice control over their Services, as they thought appropriate. As a consequence of the optional powers left to common Government, the Government of Madras and Punjab proposed to set up their Public Service Commissions.

The Madras Service Commission along these lines appeared under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. Madras Presidency had the one of a kind honor, of being the main territory in India to build up the principal Service Commission.

The Madras Service Commission began with three Members, including the Chairman. After re-association of States in 1957, a few Commissions were constituted. The Madras Service Commission got to be Madras Public Service Commission with central command at Madras in the year 1957. Amid 1970, when the name of the State was changed into Tamil Nadu, the Madras Public Service Commission naturally turned into the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

In perspective of its imperative and unbiased capacity, Public Service Commissions appropriately discover a position of pride in the Indian Constitution. Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 manage different capacities and forces of the Public Service Commissions. The working of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is likewise managed by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Regulation, 1954 and the TNPSC Rules of Procedure.