TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020 & Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020: Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) conducts the combined civil services examination – 4 (Group-IV) for direct recruitment of candidates in the following services in the state of Tamil Nadu:

  • Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Survey and Land Records Subordinate Service
  • Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service
  • Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service

TNPSC recruits candidates for the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non – Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist(Grade-III). In this article we have discussed in detail, the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern

There will be three (3) papers for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam. All the questions will be objective in nature. Before we get into the TNPSC Group IV Syllabus, let us first have a look at the Exam Pattern.

Exam Type Subjects No. of Questions Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks Duration
Objective (OMR) General Studies (75 items) 75 300 90 3 Hours
Aptitude Test (25 items) 25
General Tamil / General English
(100 items)
100
Total (200 items) 200 300

Points To Note For TNPSC Group IV Exam

  • The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam will be conducted in offline mode.
  • The candidates have to mark the answers on the OMR sheet provided to them by the exam body.
  • After conducting the exam successfully, the TNPSC Answer Key is released. It gives the candidates to tally their answers and thereby raise objections if any.
  • Two types of question papers will be set.
    Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    English (100 items).
    Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    Tamil (100 items)
  • 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 & Mental Ability Test
  • There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus comprises of the following sections.

    1. General Studies
    2. Aptitude and Mental Ability test
    3. General English/General Tamil

Two types of question papers will be set.
Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items).
Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items)

Out of the two types, the candidates are given the choice to opt for any one of them. The sections wise syllabus has been explained below in detail.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: General Studies

General Studies is the most common section among all the government exam across the nation, especially in civil services exams.

General Studies

The TNPSC Group IV General Studies comprises of the following subjects:

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Geography
  4. History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian National Movement

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: General Studies Topics

Subject Topic
Physics
  1. Nature of  Universe
  2. General Scientific laws
  3. Inventions and discoveries
  4. National scientific laboratories
  5. Force, motion and energy
  6. Magnetism, Electricity and Electronics
  7. Physical quantities, standards and units
  8. Heat, light and sound
  9. Mechanics and properties of matter
Chemistry
  1. Elements and Compounds
  2. Acids, bases and salts
  3. Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides..
Botany
  1. Main Concepts of life science
  2. Classification of the living organism
  3. Nutrition and dietetics
  4. Respiration
Zoology
  1. Blood and blood circulation
  2. Reproductive system
  3. Environment, Ecology, health and hygiene
  4. Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases -prevention and remedies
  5. Animals,  plants and human life.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Current Affairs

Subject Topic
History
  1. Latest diary of events-national
  2. National symbols
  3. Profile of States
  4. Eminent persons & places in news
  5. Sports & games
  6. Books & authors
  7. Awards & honors’
  8. India and its neighbours.
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
  1. Geographical landmarks
Economics Current socio-economic problems
Science Latest inventions on science & technology

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Geography

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Geography Topics
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.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

  1. Indus valley civilization
  2. Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  3. Age of Vijayanagaram and the Bahmanis
  4. South Indian History
  5. Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
  6. India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture
  7. Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state
  8. Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN
  9. Political parties and populist schemes.

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Indian Polity

Indian Polity Topics
 Constitution of India Topics The preamble to the constitution Salient features of Constitution
Citizenship-rights amend duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties
Union, state and territory Union legislature Human Rights Charter
Parliament-State executive State Legislature Assembly – Local government –panchayat raj Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India
Rule  of law/Due process of law 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 forums.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: 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 programmes
  • Social sector problems –population, education, health, employment, poverty
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: 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.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: Aptitude & Mental Ability

The syllabus for aptitude and mental ability is discussed below in the table that is given below.

Subject Topic
Mathematical Ability
  1. Conversion of information to data
  2. Collection, compilation and presentation of
    data
  3. Tables, graphs, diagrams
  4. Analytical interpretation of data
  5. Simplification
  6. Percentage
  7. Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  8. Ratio and Proportion
  9. Simple interest-Compound interest
  10. Area and Volume
  11. Time and Work.
Logical Reasoning
  1. Puzzles-Dice
  2. Visual Reasoning
  3. Alphanumeric Reasoning
  4. Number Series.

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus General Engish Syllabus

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The TNPSC English Paper comprises of three parts: || Part A |Part B| Part C || The topics are as follows

Part A: Objective Type

Grammar Topics
Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B. Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix Fill in the blanks with suitable Article Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
Select the correct Question Tag Select the correct Tense Select the correct Voice
Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle) Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and adverb) Comprehension Select the correct sentence
Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb) Select the correct Plural forms Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
Identify the correct Degree Forma new word by blending the words Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part B

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The topics are as follows

Grammar Topics
Figures of speech observed in the following Poems : Appreciation Questions from Poetry 3. Important lines from Poems.
Questions on the Biography of Indian Personalities Questions on Shakespeare’s Plays: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) –
Sonnet 116
Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant
Dr.Karl Paulnack
Music-The Hope Raiser
Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays: Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
British English – American English

Part C: Authors and their Literary Works

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus: General Tamil

  • Two types of question papers will be set.
    Type- 1:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    English (100 items).
    Type-2:-: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General
    Tamil (100 items)
  • 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 & Mental Ability Test.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: FAQ’s

Q. What is the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. TNPSC Group 4 Exam is the Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission is the combined civil services examination – 4 (Group-IV) for direct recruitment of candidates for the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non – Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist(Grade-III).

Q. What are the subjects for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. The TNPSC Group 4 Exam will comprise of three (3) Subjects: General Studies, Aptitude Test, and General Tamil / General English. There will be a choice between General English and General Tamil for the candidates.

Q. What is the exam pattern for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. The TNPSC Group 4 Exam will be of a total of 300 marks of 3 hours comprising of 200 questions.

Q. How many questions will be there in each of the subjects?

Ans. There will be a total of 200 questions. The General Studies will have 75 questions, Aptitude Test will have 25 questions, and General Tamil / General English will have 100 questions.

Q. What is the qualifying marks for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam?

Ans. The candidates will have to secure a minimum of 90 marks out of 300 marks.

Q. Will the TNPSC Group 4 Exam Objective in nature?

Ans. Yes, the exam will be objective in nature with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Q. What will be the language of the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Ans. All the questions will be set bilingually, i.e. English and Tamil, and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

 

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