The Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) every year conducts the Tamil Nadu combined Group 4 examination (Group 4) to recruit candidates for various services of the Tamil Nadu State. TNPSC Group 4 syllabus pdf for the written exam has been released along with its notification. This year, the TNPSC Group 4 Exam is to be held on 9th June 2024. All candidates who will appear in the written test have to be aware of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus and exam pattern and need to study hard to crack the exam. In this article, we have discussed the revised TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern. The candidates must go through the complete details of the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and prepare as per the topics released by the commission.  

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2024 is to be conducted for Village Administrative Officer, Junior Assistant, Junior Executive, Forest Guard, Forest Watcher, Typist, Personal Assistant, Private Secretary, Steno Typist, Receptionist cum Telephone Operator, Milk Recorder, Grade 3, Laboratory Assistant posts. TNPSC Group 4 exam syllabus consists of the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test, General Studies, and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test. The important points related to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4 Syllabus 2024 have been tabulated below. 

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024
OrganizationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission  (TNPSC)
Exam NameTNPSC Combined Civil Service Examination Group 4
Mode of ExamOMR Based
TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date09th June 2024
No. of Questions200
Total Marks300
Duration3 hours
Negative MarkingNo
Selection ProcessWritten Exam, Document Verification
Job LocationTamil Nadu

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TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2024

It is advisable for all the candidates before jumping onto the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus, firstly look at the Exam Pattern. The Group 4 selection is based on a written exam only. The written test will be an Objective Type (OMR Based) offline exam. The exam will be for 3 hours and consists of 200 questions. All the questions are Multiple choice questions (MCQs type). All sections will be objective in manner and the level is 10th standard only. The paper for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam consists of three subjects i.e.,

1. TNPSC Has incorporated the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test of SSLC Standard which would consist of 100 questions for 150 marks. 

2. The general studies section has 75 questions in all from general science, current events, geography, history, politics, economy, etc.

3. Then comes the Aptitude section with 25 objective questions that test aspirants' Aptitude & Mental Ability skills.

4. The General English/ General Tamil section, has been removed by TNPSC as per the revised TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus. 

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2024
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksMinimum Qualifying Marks
Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test* (SSLC Standard)10015090 (For all communities)
General Studies (SSLC Standard) 75150
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)25

Important Points:

1. The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam will be conducted in offline mode and the total time duration of the exam is 3 hours.

2. The answers are to be marked on the OMR sheet.

3. After conducting the exam successfully, the TNPSC will release the Answer Key of the exam.

4. From the Answer Key candidates get an idea about their score and they can also raise objections.

5. There is no negative marking in the exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024

The TNPSC Group 4 exam comprises the following sections.

  1. Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test - TNPSC has introduced a Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test for 100 questions for 150 marks. The questions will be asked from the SSC/ class 10th level. 
  2. Aptitude and Mental Ability test (SSLC Standard)- There are 25 objective questions in the Aptitude section that test the aspirants’ skills in Aptitude and Mental Ability.
  3. General Studies (SSLC Standard) - The GS section includes 75 questions covering various topics such as general science, current events, geography, history, politics, and the economy.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for General Studies

General Studies is one of the most common sections for all the government exams across the nation, especially in public service commissions.

The TNPSC Group 4 General Studies comprises of the following subjects:

  1. General Science
  2. History
  3. Current Events
  4. Indian Polity
  5. Geography
  6. Economics
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  9. History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of TN

General Studies Syllabus for TNPSC Group 4 Exam

The questions asked in current affairs and general awareness are now interlinked with each other and General Science is divided into four main parts i.e., physics, chemistry, biology and zoology. Nowadays, all the questions asked in the general awareness section are related to the current happening in the country and the world.

Subject NameTopics
General Science
  1. Nature of  Universe
  2. Measurement of Physical Quantities
  3. General Scientific Laws in Motion
  4. Force, Pressure and Energy
  5. Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics
  6. Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat and Nuclear Physics in our daily life
  7. Elements and Compounds
  8. Acids, Bases, Salts
  9. Petroleum Products
  10. Fertilizers
  11. Pesticides
  12. Metallurgy
  13. Food Adulterants
  14. Main concepts of Life Science
  15. Classification of living organisms
  16. Evolution
  17. Genetics
  18. Physiology
  19. Nutrition
  20. Health and Hygiene
  21. Human diseases.
  22. Environmental Science
  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, Colour, Language, Custom
  6. India as Secular State
Current Events
  1. Latest diary of events
  2. National symbols
  3. Profile of states
  4. Eminent personalities and places in the news
  5. Sports 
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Welfare Scheme of Government
  8. Political parties and Political system in Tamil Nadu and India.
  9. Latest inventions in Science and Technology
  10. Geographical Land Marks
  11. Current Socio-Economic issues
Indian Polity
  1. Constitution of India: Preamble to the Constitution
  2. Salient Features of Constitution: Union, State and Territory
  3. Citizenship: Rights Amend Duties
  4. Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties
  5. Directive Principles of State Policy
  6. Union Executive, Union Legislature
  7. State Executive, State Legislature
  8. Local Governments
  9. Panchayat Raj
  10. Spirit of Federalism
  11. Centre-State Relationships
  12. Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of Law
  13. Corruption in public life
  14. Anti-Corruption measures
  15. Lokpal and Lokayukta
  16. Right to Information
  17. Empowerment of Women
  18. Consumer Protection Forums
  19. Human Rights Charter
  1. Earth Location
  2. Physical Features- Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate
  3. Water resources – Rivers
  4. Soil, Minerals and Natural resources
  5. Forest and Wildlife
  6. Agriculture pattern
  7. Transport
  8. Communication.
  9. Population density and distribution in Tamil Nadu and India.
  10. Calamities
  11. Disaster Management
  12. Environment
  13. Climate change
  1. Nature of Indian economy
  2. Five-year plan models – an assessment
  3. Planning Commission
  4. Niti Ayog
  5. Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India
  6. Finance Commission
  7. Resource sharing between Union and State Governments
  8. Goods and Services Tax
  9. Economic Trends – Employment Generation, Land Reforms and Agriculture
  10. Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture
  11. Industrial growth
  12. Rural Welfare oriented programmes
  13. Social Problems
  14. Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty
Indian National Movement
  1. National Renaissance
  2. Early uprising against British Rule
  3. Indian National Congress
  4. 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.
  5. Different modes of Agitation of Tamil Nadu and movements.
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  1. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic Development
  2. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  3. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of TN
  1. History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological Discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  2. 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
  3. Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle
  4. Early agitations against British Rule
  5. Role of women in the freedom struggle
  6. Various Social reformers, Social reform movements and Social transformation of Tamil Nadu

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for Aptitude Test

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

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024 for Aptitude Test
  1. Simplification
  2. Percentage
  3. Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  4. Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  5. Ratio and Proportion.
  6. Simple Interest
  7. Compound Interest
  8. Area
  9. Volume
  10. Time and Work
  11. Logical Reasoning
  12. Puzzles
  13. Dice
  14. Visual Reasoning
  15. Alpha Numeric Reasoning
  16. Number Series

Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test Syllabus

The syllabus for the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test is compiled in a PDF below. Candidates can download it to check the details of the syllabus.

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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024: FAQs

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in TNPSC Group 4 exam.

Ans. Yes, TNPSC group 4 syllabus & Exam Pattern has been revised and we have discussed the revised syllabus in this article.

Ans. There are three sections/ Subjects in TNPSC Group 4 exam.

Ans. TNPSC Group 4 exam contain 300 marks.

Ans. Candidates need to score 90 marks irrespective of their categories.

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