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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2022: 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 2022- Overview

The TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2022 is to be released in the 4th week of March 2022. The important details regarding TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2022 are provided in the table given below.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2022
Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Exam Name TNPSC Group 4
Post Name Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non-Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist ( Grade III ), etc.
Category Syllabus
Vacancy 5255
Exam Level State-level
Exam Date June 2022
Selection Process Written Exam and Document Verification
Official Website tnpsc.gov.in

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2022

There will be three (3) papers for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam. All the questions will be objective in nature. TNPSC Group 4 Exam Paper has a weightage of 300 marks with a total time duration of 03 hours. 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) Tamil Eligibility-Cum-Scoring Test (SSLC Standard) 100 150 90 3 Hours
General Studies 75 150
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test 25
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.
  • TNPSC has removed the General English and General Tamil section from its revised TSPSC Group 4 Syllabus.
  • A new section Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test has been introduced by the TNPSC in place of the General English and General Tamil section in the revised TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus.
  • There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam.
  • 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.

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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TSPSC has released the revised TSPSC Group 4 Syllabus on its official website. The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus comprises the following sections.

    1. General Studies
    2. Aptitude and Mental Ability test
    3. Tamil Eligibility-Cum-Scoring Test

TNPSC Group 4 Exam paper will be conducted in 02 different sets, the candidates are given the choice to opt for any one of them based on the language of the paper. 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 exams 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
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. History, Culture, heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of Tamil Nadu
  9. Development Administration In Tamil Nadu

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus – General Studies Topics

Subject Topic
Physics
  1. Nature of  Universe
  2. General Scientific laws of motion
  3. Measurement of Physical Quantities
  4. Inventions and discoveries
  5. Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics
  6. Force, Pressure, and energy
  7. Magnetism, Electricity, and Electronics
  8. Physical quantities, standards, and units
  9. Heat, Light, Sound and Nuclear Physics in our daily life
Chemistry
  1. Elements and Compounds
  2. Acids, bases, and salts
  3. Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.
  4. Metallurgy and Food Adulterants
  5. Petroleum and its products
Biology
  1. Main Concepts of life science
  2. Classification of the living organism
  3. Nutrition and dietetics
  4. Respiration
  5. Evolution
  6. Genetics,
  7. Physiology,
  8. Health and Hygiene,
  9. Human diseases.
  10. Environmental Science

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus- Current Affairs

Subject Topic
Current Events
  1. Latest diary of events-national
  2. National symbols
  3. Profile of States
  4. Eminent persons & places in the news
  5. Sports & games
  6. Books & authors
  7. Awards & honors
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 in science & technology

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Geography

Subject Topics
Geography
  1. Earth Location
  2. Physical Features
  3. Monsoon, rainfall, weather, and climate
  4. Water resources
  5. Rivers
  6. Soil, Minerals, and Natural resources
  7. Forest and Wildlife
  8. Agriculture pattern

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus – History and Culture of India

Subjects Topics
History and Culture of India
  1. Indus valley civilization
  2. Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  3. South Indian History
  4. Characteristics of Indian culture
  5. Unity in diversity – race, color, language, custom
  6. India-as secular state

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus- Indian Polity

Subjects Topics
Indian Polity
  1. Constitution of India Topics
  2. The preamble to the constitution
  3. Salient features of Constitution
  4. Citizenship-rights amend duties
  5. Fundamental rights
  6. Fundamental duties
  7. Union, state, and territory
  8. Union Executive
  9. Union Legislature
  10.  State Executive
  11. State Legislature
  12. Local Governments
  13. Panchayat Raj.
  14. Spirit of Federalism: center-state Relationships
  15. Election
  16. Judiciary in India
  17. Rule of Law.
  18. Corruption in public life
  19. Anti-Corruption measures
  20. Lokpal and Lokayukta
  21. Right to Information
  22. Empowerment of Women
  23. Consumer Protection Forums
  24. Human Rights Charter

TNPSC Group IV Syllabus- Indian Economy

Subject Topic
Indian Economy
  • Nature of Indian economy
  • Five-year plan models – an assessment
  • Planning Commission
  • Niti Ayog
  • Sources of revenue
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Resource sharing between Union and State Governments
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Economic Trends
  • Employment Generation,
  • Land Reforms and Agriculture
  • Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture
  • Industrial growth
  • Rural Welfare oriented programs
  • Social Problems
  • Population,
  • Education, Health,
  • Employment and  Poverty

 TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus – Indian National Movement

Subject Topics
Indian National Movement
  • National Renaissance
  • An early uprising against British Rule
  • Indian National Congress
  • The emergence of Leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Thanthai Periyar, Jawaharlal Nehru,  Rabindranath Tagore, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Rajaji, Subhash Chandra Bose, Muthulaksmi Ammaiyar,  Muvalur Ramamirtham, and other National Leaders.
  • Different modes of Agitation of Tamil Nadu and movements.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus- History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of Tamil Nadu

Subjects Topics
History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of Tamil Nadu
  • History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological Discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  • Thirukkural- Significance as a Secular Literature, Relevance to Everyday Life, Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity, Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism etc, Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs, Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle
  • Early agitations against British Rule
  • Role of women in the freedom struggle
  • Various Social reformers, Social reform movements, and Social transformation of Tamil Nadu

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus- Development Administration In Tamil Nadu

Subjects Topics
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic Development
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

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TNPSC Group 4 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. Simplification
  2. Percentage
  3. Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  4. Ratio and Proportion
  5. Simple interest-Compound interest
  6. Area and Volume
  7. Time and Work.
Logical Reasoning
  1. Puzzles-Dice
  2. Visual Reasoning
  3. Alphanumeric Reasoning
  4. Number Series.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus- General Tamil

The syllabus regarding the General Tamil paper of TNPSC Group 4 exam candidates may refer to the PDF of the General Syllabus which is given below. Candidates who are preparing for the TNPSC Group 4 exam can click on the link given below to download the TNPSC Group 4 General Tamil Syllabus PDF.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus FAQs

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 Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test.

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 for 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 the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test will have 100 questions.

Q. What are 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).

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