TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020: The combined Group 4 examination (Group IV) is conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) every year to recruit candidates in various services of the Tamil Nadu State. These services include:
➤ 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
In this article you will get all the important information regarding the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern. We have discussed every part of syllabus and exam pattern elaborately.
The important points related to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group D Syllabus 2020 is given in the table below.
|TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2020|
|Organization||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)|
|Post Name||Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non-Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist ( Grade III ), etc.|
|Selection Process||Written Exam|
|Job Location||Tamil Nadu|
It is advisable to all the candidates before jumping onto the TNPSC Group IV Syllabus, first have a look at the Exam Pattern. The Group 4 selection is based on written exam only. The exam will be of 3 hours consists of 200 questions. All the questions are of 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 is consists of three subjects i.e.,
➤ General studies section has 75 questions in all from general science, current events, geography, history, politics, economy, etc.
➤ Then comes the Aptitude section with 25 objective questions that tests aspirants Aptitude & Mental Ability skills.
➤ The General English/ General Tamil section, which has 100 questions, where students have to choose either English or Tamil.
|Exam Type||Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration||Minimum Qualifying Marks|
|Objective (OMR)||General Studies (75 items)||75||300||3 Hours||90 (For all communities)|
|Aptitude Test (25 items)||25|
|General Tamil / General English (100 items)||100|
➤ The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam was conducted in offline mode till last year.
➤ The answers are to be marked on the OMR sheet.
➤ After conducting the exam successfully, the TNPSC release the Answer Key of the exam.
➤ From Answer Key candidates gets an idea about there score and they can also raise objections.
➤ There is no negative marking in the exam.
The TNPSC Group 4 exam comprises of the three sections, namely
➤ General Studies
➤ Aptitude and Mental Ability test
➤ General English/General Tamil
The question paper will be set in two different types. Candidates have to appear for one paper, depending on the language they want to adopt. For English language test, the question will be in english language while the Tamil language test, the questions will be in Tamil language.
➤ Type English: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items).
➤ Type Tamil: General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items)
General Studies is one of the most common sections for all the government exam across the nation, especially in public service commissions.
The TNPSC Group IV General Studies comprises of the following subjects:
➤ General Science,
➤ Current Affairs,
➤ History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu,
➤ Indian Polity,
➤ Indian Economy,
➤ Indian National Movement,
General Science is divided in four main parts i.e., physics, chemistry, biology and zoology. The syllabus of each is explained below.
➤ Physics: Nature of Universe, General Scientific laws, Inventions and discoveries, National scientific laboratories, Force, motion and energy, Magnetism, Electricity and Electronics, Physical quantities, standards and units, Heat, light and sound, Mechanics and properties of matter, etc.
➤ Chemistry: Elements and Compounds, Acids, bases and salts, Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, etc.
➤ Botany: Main Concepts of life science, Classification of the living organism, Nutrition and dietetics, Respiration, etc.
➤ 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, etc.
The questions asked in current affairs and general awareness are now interlinked with each other. Now a days, all the questions asked in the general awareness section are related to the current happening in the country and the world.
➤ History: Indus 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 Tamil Nadu, Political Parties and Populist Schemes
➤ Indian Polity: Constitution of India: Preamble to the Constitution, Citizenship: Rights Amend Duties, Salient Features of Constitution: Union, State and Territory, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Human Rights Charter, Parliament, Union Legislature, State Executive, State Legislature, Assembly, Local Government, Panchayat Raj, Judiciary in India, Rule of Law/Due process of Law, Elections, Corruption in Public Life and Anti-Corruption Measures, Official Language and Schedule – VIII, CVC, Lok-Adalats, Ombudsman, CAG, Right to Information, Empowerment of Women, Consumer Protection Forms.
➤ Geography: Earth and Universe, Solar System, Monsoon, Rainfall, Weather and Climate, Water Resources: Rivers in India ,Soil, Minerals and Natural Resources, Forest and Wildlife, Agricultural Pattern, Transport including Surface Transport and Communication, Social Geography, Population: Density and Distribution, Natural Calamities and Disaster Management
➤ Economics: Nature of Indian Economy, Five-Year Plan Models: An Assessment, Land Reforms and 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 Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar and others, Different Modes of Agitations.
The syllabus for aptitude test and mental ability is discussed in the table:
➤ Mathematical Ability: Conversion of information to data, Collection, compilation and presentation of data, Tables, graphs, diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data, Simplification, Percentage, Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Ratio and Proportion, Simple interest-Compound interest, Area and Volume, Time and Work.
➤ Logical Reasoning: Puzzles-Dice, Visual Reasoning, Alphanumeric Reasoning, Number Series, Logical Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Alpha Numeric Reasoning.
There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The TNPSC English Paper is divided in three parts. The parts-wise syllabus division is given below.
➤ Grammar (Part I): 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),
➤ Literature (Part II): Figures of speech observed in the Poems, Appreciation Questions from Poetry, 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
➤ Authors and their Literary Work (Part III): Match Poems with Poets, Nationality of Story, Author of Short Story, Autobiography/ Biography, Nationality of Poets, Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from Indian Authors, Famous lines, characters, quotes from from Julius Caesar and The Merchant of Venice, Folk Art: Country and/or State, About Poets, About Dramatist, Themes in Literary Works, Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation.
Candidates are check the syllabus of TNPSC Group IV Syllabus of Tamil Language from the PDF given below. Candidates have to select the language from English and Tamil. If you want to appear for Tamil paper, check the detailed syllabus from the PDF link.
Q 1. Is there a negative marking in TNPSC Group 4 exam?
Ans. No, there is no negative marking in TNPSC Group 4 exam.
Q 2. Is knowledge of Tamil needed?
Ans. No, candidates can appear the English language paper instead of Tamil language paper.
Q 3. How many subjects/ section are there in TNPSC Group 4 exam?
Ans. There are three sections/ Subjects in TNPSC Group 4 exam.
Q 4. What is the total marks of TNPSC Group 4 exam?
Ans. TNPSC Group 4 exam contain 300 marks.
Q 5. What is the minimum marks required to pass the TNPSC Group 4 exam?
Ans. Candidates need to score 90 marks irrespective of their categories.