TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Check Topic Wise Detailed Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)  will release the notification for the Group 4 posts namely Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant, Bill Collector Grade-I, Typist, Surveyor etc in September. Before applying for recruitment, you must go through the complete topic wise group 4 syllabus in detail. This post has compiled the TNPSC Group 4 official syllabus that will guide you on how to study for the upcoming examination.

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TNPSC Group 4 Written Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Questions Duration Maximum Marks Min. Qualifying Marks for Selection (All Communities)
Paper – I General Studies 75 3 Hours 300 90
Aptitude Test 25
Paper-II General Tamil/ English 100


  • Candidates can choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the last 100 items apart from answering the first 100 items on General Studies and Aptitude
  • 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

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For General Studies

The General studies will comprise of 5 topics namely General Science, Current Events, Geography, History and culture, Indian polity, Indian Economy, and Indian National Movement. The detailed topic wise syllabus is given below:

1. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For General Science

Subject Topics
Physics Nature of Universe
General Scientific laws
Inventions and discoveries
Mechanics and Properties of Matter
National scientific laboratories
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
Nutrition and dietetics
Classification of a living organism
Zoology Reproductive system
Blood and blood circulation
health and hygiene
Environment, ecology
Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases- prevention and remedies
plants and human life

2. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Current Events

Subject Topics
History Latest diary of events-national
National symbols
Profile of States
Sports & games
Eminent persons & places in the news
Awards & honours
Books & authors
India and its neighbors
Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections
Public awareness & General administration
Political parties and political system in India
Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
Geography Geographical landmarks
Economics Current socio-economic problems
Science Latest inventions on science & technology

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3. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Geography

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

4. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For History and Culture of India And Tamil Nadu

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

5. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India
  • The preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of the constitution
  • Citizenship-rights, amendment, duties
  • Union, state and territory
  • Fundamental rights
  • Fundamental duties
  • Human rights charter
  • Union legislature
  • State executive and State Legislature assembly
  • Parliament
  • 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

6. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Indian Economy

  • Nature of the Indian economy
  • Five-year plan models and 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

7. TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Indian National Movement

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

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For Aptitude Test

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF) and Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Simple interest and Compound interest
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Area and Volume
  • Logical Reasoning- Puzzles, Dice, Alphanumeric, Number Series.
  • Visual Reasoning

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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus For General English

The General English Syllabus will comprise of 3 parts as mentioned below. For detailed sub-topics of the following topics, download the syllabus PDF provided at the end.

1. Match the following words and Phrases
2. Synonyms
3. Antonyms
4. Prefix, Suffix
5. Article
6. Preposition
7. Question Tag
8. Tense
9. Voice
10. Infinitive, Gerund, Participle
11. Subject, Verb,
12. Error
13. Comprehension
14. Odd Words
15. Plural forms
16. Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences
17. Degree of comparison
18. compound words
Part B
1. .Figures of speech observed in the given Poems
2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry
3. Important lines from Poems.
4. Questions on the Biography of personalities
5. Questions on Shakespeare’s novels
6. Questions from Oscar Wilde’s books
7. Dr.Karl Paulnack Music-The Hope Raiser
8. Comprehension Questions from Motivational Essays
9. Comprehension Questions from the description of Places
10.British English – American English
Part C
Authors and their Literary Works
1. Match the Poems with the Poets
2. Which Nationality does the story belong to?
3. Identify the Author with the short story
4. Whose Autobiography / Biography is this?
5. Which Nationality does Poet belong to?
6. Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian
7. Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice
8. .Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option
9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
12. About the Poets
13. About the Dramatists
14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
15. Various works of the given Authors
16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?
18. To Which period the Poets belong
19. Matching the Poets and Poems
20.Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation


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