TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021: 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, we have discussed a detailed TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the upcoming TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021.
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
The important points related to Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group D Syllabus 2021 has been tabulated below:
|TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021|
|Organization||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)|
|Posts Name||Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant (Non-Security & Security), Bill Collector, Grade-I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist ( Grade III ), etc.|
|Exam Date||December 2021|
|Selection Process||Written Exam, Document Verification|
|Job Location||Tamil Nadu|
TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2021
It is advisable for all the candidates before jumping onto the TNPSC Group IV Syllabus, firstly look at the Exam Pattern. The Group 4 selection is based on a written exam only. The exam will be for 3 hours consists of 200 questions. All the questions are Multiple choice questions (MCQs type). All sections will be objective in the manner and the level is 10th standard only. The paper for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam consists of three subjects i.e.,
1. General studies section has 75 questions in all from general science, current events, geography, history, politics, economy, etc.
2. Then comes the Aptitude section with 25 objective questions that test aspirants Aptitude & Mental Ability skills.
3. 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|
1. The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam will be conducted in offline mode.
2. The answers are to be marked on the OMR sheet.
3. After conducting the exam successfully, the TNPSC release the Answer Key of the exam.
4. From 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 2021
The TNPSC Group 4 exam comprises three sections, namely
1. General Studies
2. Aptitude and Mental Ability test
3. 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 the English language test, the question will be in the English language while for the Tamil language test, the questions will be in the 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)
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for General Studies
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 UniverseGeneral Scientific lawsInventions and discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesForce, motion and energyMagnetismElectricity and ElectronicsPhysical quantities, standards and unitsHeat, light and soundMechanics and properties of matter, etc.|
|Chemistry||Elements and CompoundsAcids, bases and saltsFertilizersPesticidesInsecticides, etc.|
|Botany||Main Concepts of life scienceClassification of the living organismNutrition and DieteticsRespiration, etc.|
|Zoology||Blood and blood circulationReproductive systemEnvironmentEcologyHealth and hygieneHuman diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases -prevention and remediesAnimals, plants and human life, etc.|
Current Affairs and General Awareness
The questions asked in current affairs and general awareness are now interlinked with each other. Nowadays, all the questions asked in the general awareness section are related to the current happening in the country and the world.
|History||Indus Valley CivilizationGuptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and MarathasAge of Vijayanagaram and the BahmanisSouth Indian HistoryCulture and Heritage of Tamil peopleIndia since IndependenceCharacteristics of Indian CultureUnity in Diversity – Race, Colour, Language, CustomIndia as Secular StateGrowth of RationalistDravidian Movement in Tamil NaduPolitical Parties and Populist Schemes|
|Indian Polity||Constitution of India: Preamble to the ConstitutionCitizenship: Rights Amend DutiesSalient Features of Constitution: Union, State and TerritoryFundamental Rights, Fundamental DutiesHuman Rights CharterParliamentUnion Legislature, State Executive, State Legislature, AssemblyLocal Government, Panchayat Raj, Judiciary in IndiaRule of Law/Due process of Law, ElectionsCorruption in Public Life and Anti-Corruption MeasuresOfficial Language and Schedule – VIIICVC, Lok-Adalats, Ombudsman, CAGRight to InformationEmpowerment of WomenConsumer Protection Forms|
|Geography||Earth and UniverseSolar SystemMonsoonRainfallWeather and ClimateWater Resources: Rivers in IndiaSoil, MineralsNatural ResourcesForest and WildlifeAgricultural PatternTransport including Surface Transport and CommunicationSocial GeographyPopulation: Density and DistributionNatural CalamitiesDisaster Management|
|Economics||Nature of Indian EconomyFive-Year Plan Models: An AssessmentLand Reforms and AgricultureApplication of Science in AgricultureIndustrial Growth Rural Welfare Oriented ProgrammersSocial Sector Problems – Population, Education, Health, Employment, PovertyEconomic Trends in Tamil Nadu|
|Indian National Movement||National RenaissanceThe emergence of National Leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreRole of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar and othersDifferent Modes of Agitations|
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for Aptitude Test
The syllabus for aptitude test and mental ability is discussed in the table:
|Mathematical Ability||Conversion of information to dataCollection, compilation and presentation of dataTables, graphs, diagramsAnalytical interpretation of dataSimplificationPercentageHighest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)Ratio and ProportionSimple Interest-Compound InterestArea and VolumeTime and Work|
|Logical Reasoning||Puzzles-DiceVisual ReasoningAlphanumeric ReasoningNumber SeriesLogical ReasoningVisual ReasoningAlpha Numeric Reasoning|
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for General Engish
There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The TNPSC English Paper is divided into three parts. The parts-wise syllabus division is given below.
|Grammar (Part I)||Match the followingSynonymsAntonymsPrefix, SuffixFill in the blanksTensesInfinitive, Gerund, ParticipleArticles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and adverbHomophonesComprehensionSimple, Compound, Complex SentencesWord FormationSentence Formation|
|Literature (Part II)||PoemsPoetryBiography of Indian PersonalitiesShakespeare’s PlaysMerchant of VeniceJulius CeasarSonnet 116Oscar Wilde’s The Model MillionaireMotivational EssaysComprehensionBritish English – American English|
|Authors and their Literary Work (Part III)||Match Poems with PoetsNationality of StoryAuthor of Short StoryAutobiography/ BiographyNationality of Poets, Characters, QuotesImportant Lines from Indian AuthorsFamous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar and The Merchant of VeniceFolk Art: Country and/or StateAbout Poets, DramatistThemes in Literary WorksNature centred Literary works|
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for General Tamil
Candidates must 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 a Tamil paper, check the detailed syllabus from the PDF link.
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: FAQs
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.