TNPSC Group 4

TNPSC Group 4 exam is one of the biggest recruitment processes conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. TNPSC Group 4 exam is arguably one of the easiest ones of all TNPSC Group recruitment exams, and recruits candidates for the positions of Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Typist and Field Surveyor. Group 4 Recruitment 2021-22 Apply Online Check TNPSC Group IV Notification Latest News :

 Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPS) is all set to announce the Group 4 Recruitment Notification in the month of December 2021. Those candidates who want to work under the Tamil Nadu State in various services departments, can apply TNSPC Group 4 Vacancy 2021-22 Application Form online mode on or before the last date through given below mention direct link, and also check TNPSC Group 4 2021 Notification, Vacancy Details, Eligibility, Selection process & how to apply, exam date and other details.

TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2022

We are suggested all the candidates Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is going to release Group 4 Notification for 11000 vacancies in January 2021 (Expected). Organization every year conducts the Tamil Nadu PSC Group IV exam to recruit eligible candidates for the group 4 Department services posts.  We are suggested can all the candidate’s TNPSC Group 4 examinations are conducted through offline mode. TNPSC Group IV Notification will be available online mode on the official web portal Those candidates who are eligible or interested for this TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment must apply for the Group 4 vacancy application on or before the last date through online mode. 2021 Group 4 Notification Press Release

TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2022

TNPSC Group 4 2022 Notification has not been released yet. The official notification for the exam will be released on the official website of TNPSC and would obtain important details about the exam, exam pattern, selection process and exam dates. 

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the Group 4 Notification 2022 in September 2022. Exam Date

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date 2022

The exact dates for the TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 are not yet announced. Here are the tentative TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date 2022 along with other important dates on the exam

TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment Events TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date (Tentative)
TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 Official Notification  June 2022
Starting Date of TNPSC Group 4 Application Process 2nd week of June 2022
Last Date to Apply for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 2nd week of July 2022
TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 Admit Card Release Date August 2022
TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date 2022 1st week of September 2022
TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 Answer key Release  2nd week of September 2022
TNPSC Group 4 Result Declaration 2022 December 2022
TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 Counseling Process February 2023

TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy 2022

The number of vacancies for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 will be announced once the official notification is released by the commission. A total of 9882 vacancies were released in TNPSC Group 4 recruitment for the year 2020. For the year 2021, TNPSC is expected to release 11,000 vacancies in total for Group 4 recruitment. 

Given below are TNPSC Group 4 vacancy details for the year 2022: 

Post Code TNPSC Group 4 Posts Vacancy Re- Revised Vacancies 
2025 Village Administrative Officer (VAO) 397 608
2600 Junior Assistant (Non- Security) 2688 4894
2400 Junior Assistant (Security) 104
2500 Bill- Collector, Grade- I 34
2800 Field Surveyor 509 505
2900 Draftsman 74 Nil (Vacancies have been withdrawn)
2200 Typist 1901 2840
2300 Steno- Typist (Grade- III) 784 1035
Total 6417 9882


TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria 2022

The candidates applying for various posts under TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the same. The eligibility conditions for various posts under TNPSC Group 4 varies. The TNPSC Group 4 Exam eligibility criteria are elaborated in detail below: 

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility: Nationality

Candidates must be either of the following:

  • A Citizen of India
  • A Citizen of Nepal
  • A Citizen of Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, for permanent residence.
  • Of Indian origin who has migrated from countries like Myanmar, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire and Ethiopia for permanent residence.

Candidates under categories II to V must obtain a certificate of eligibility provided by the Government of Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility: Age Limit

The candidates applying for the TNPSC Group 4 exam must fulfil the age criteria as per the official notification as provided below:

  • For the post of Village Administrative Officer, the candidates should be between 21 and 30 years of age. However, for reserved category candidates, applicants should be less than 40 years of age.
  • For the posts of Junior Assistant (Non- Security), Junior Assistant (Security), Bill Collector (Grade I), Field Surveyor, Draftsmen, Typist and Steno-Typist (Grade II), the minimum age requirement is 18 years old and the maximum age should be no more than 30 years.
  • Candidates from reserved categories will be offered age relaxation in the upper age limit. 

TNPSC Group 4 Age Relaxation

The age relaxation offered to candidates from reserved categories for various posts is tabulated below: 

Post Category Age Limit (Upper)
Village Administrative Officer SC/ ST/ OBC/ MVC 45 Years
Ex-Servicemen 48 Years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/SC/ST/MBC/BC/ BSM) 53 Years
Other Group 4 Posts SC/ ST/ Destitute Widows 35 Years
MBC/BC/Denotified Communities  32 Years
Trained in ITI (For Field Surveyor & Draftsman) 35 Years

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility: Educational Qualifications 

The post-wise educational qualification for TNPSC Group 4 recruitment is as follows: 

Village Administrative Officer: 

Candidates must have successfully cleared the SSLC Public Examination or its equivalent and should be eligible for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies or to College courses. 

Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Field Surveyor and Draftsman: 

Candidates must have successfully completed Minimum General Educational Qualification like successful completion of SSLC Public Examination or equivalent and should be eligible for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies or to College courses.


Candidates must have successfully passed the SSLC Public Examination or equivalent and should be eligible for admission to Secondary Courses of Studies or to College courses. Moreover, candidates should also have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:

  • By Higher/Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English
  • By Higher/Senior Grade in Tamil and English
  • By Higher/Senior Grade in English and Lower/Junior Grade in Tamil.

Steno-Typist Grade III: 

Candidates must have successfully cleared SSLC Public Examination or its equivalent exam with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies or to College Courses. Also, they must have successfully cleared the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and in Shorthand, both:

  • By Higher/Senior Grade in Tamil and English
  • By Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/Junior Grade in English
  • By Higher/Senior Grade in English and Lower/Junior Grade in Tamil

Candidates should have also successfully passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.Application Process

TNPSC Group 4 Apply Online 2022

The application form for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 is expected to be out in the second week of June 2022. The candidates aspiring for the Group 4 posts can apply for the exam through online mode. The application process for the exam is online, whereas the examination is expected to be held offline. The candidates have to fill up the application form available on the official website. 

How to Fill TNPSC Group 4 Application Form?

The steps to apply for the TNPSC Group 4 exam are provided below:

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC. 
  • Select the group as Group 4 and your target post’s exam.
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details.
  • Fill in the application form correctly with all the necessary details.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the required documents. 
  • Then you will be directed to the online payment portal where you will be required to submit the application fee if you are eligible to pay.
  • Once the payment is processed, you will be given your application number and enrolment number.

TNPSC Group 4 Application Fees 2022

The applicants have to pay the application fees to complete their application process. The TNPSC Group 4 2021 Application Fees for various categories are provided below:

Category Application Fees
Scheduled Castes Nil
Scheduled Tribes Nil
Differently-abled Persons Nil
Destitute Widows of all communities Nil
MBC, Backward Classes Nil
Ex-servicemen No examination fee till two attempts
Others INR 100

Admit Card

TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card 2022

The admit cards for TNPSC Group 4 exams are expected to be released in August 2022. The admit cards will be released on the official website of TNPSC. The candidates who had applied for TNPSC Group 4 Exam will be able to download the admit card from the official website soon using their login credentials.

The TNPSC Group 4 admit card may contain the following details about the candidates: 

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • Registration number
  • Name of Exam Centre
  • Date of Exam
  • Reporting Time

How to Download TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card?

Here at the steps to download the TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card: 

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC.
  • On the homepage, you will get the link to download the TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card.
  • Click on the link and enter your Registration ID and password in the spaces provided.
  • Submit all the required details carefully. 
  • Your TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card will then be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take a printout for future references. 

It is advisable to take 2 printouts of the admit card to be taken into the exam. Candidates are also advised to take one photo id proof during the examinations along with the Admit Card.

If any mismatch or errors are found in the TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card details, the candidates must contact the relevant officials immediately. The candidates must also read the instructions written on the TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card and follow them during the examination.Exam Centres

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Centres 2022

The TNPSC Group 4 exam is going to be held in various exam centres across Tamil Nadu. Candidates are provided to choose their preferred examination centre. The list of cities along with the number of centres in each city is provided below. Candidates can have a look at it for future consideration while choosing their exam centres.

City Number of centres
Chennai Central 13
Chennai North 5
Chennai South 6
Coimbatore 10
Cuddalore 10
Dharmapuri 7
Dindigul 9
Erode 9
Kancheepuram 13
Kanyakumari 5
Karur 6
Krishnagiri 7
Madurai 10
Nagapattinam 8
Namakkal 7
Perambalur 4
Pudukottai 12
Ramanathapuram 8
Salem 13
Sivagangai 8
Thanjavur 9
Theni 5
The Nilgiris 6
Tirunelveli 16
Thiruvallur 12
Thiruvannamalai 11
Thiruvarur 7
Thoothukudi 8
Tiruchirappalli 11
Tiruppur 9
Vellore 14
Villupuram 13
Virudhinagar 8

To check the detailed information about the TNPSC Group 4 exam centres, Click Here.Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2022

The TNPSC Group 4 Exam will be conducted in offline mode. There will be three sections in the exam- General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability and General English/ Tamil.

Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General from the third section apart from answering the General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test sections. There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam.

The TNPSC Group 4 exam pattern is tabulated below: 

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks  Exam Duration
General Studies 75 300 90 3 Hours
Aptitude and Mental Ability 25
General Tamil/ General English 100
Total 200


TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2022

The candidates must be well updated with the exam syllabus to score better and make a better preparation plan for the exam. The section-wise TNPSC Group 4 exam syllabus is elaborated in detail below.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: General Studies

The General Studies section is the most common section among all the government civil services exams in the country. The unit-wise syllabus for the same is as follows: 

Section/Unit Important Topics
Unit I: General Science Physics: Nature of Universe, Mechanics, and properties of matter, physical quantities, standards and units, Force, motion and energy, Heat, Light and Sound, Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics.Chemistry: Elements, and Compounds, Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, Acids, bases and saltsBotany: Classification of living organisms, NutritionZoology: Blood and blood circulation, Animals, plants and human life, Reproductive systemEcology: Health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies
Unit II: Current Events History: National events, National symbols, a profile of States, awards & honours, India and its neighbours, eminent persons & places in news, sports & games, books & authors.Political Science: Public awareness & General administration, welfare-oriented govt. schemes, their utility, public elections, political parties, and the political system in India.Geography: Geographical landmarksEconomics: Current socio-economic problems
Unit III: Geography Earth and Universe, Monsoon, weather & climate, Water resources, Rivers in India, Soil, minerals & natural resources, Forest & wildlife, Social geography, population, density and distribution, Agricultural pattern, Transport including surface transport & communication, Natural calamities, Disaster Management
Unit IV: History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu Indus valley civilization, the Golden Age of Guptas, Mughals and Marathas, Age of Vijayanagaram,South Indian history, India since independence, Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu, Political parties and populist schemes, Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity, and India as a secular state. Culture and Heritage of Tamil people.
Unit V: Indian Politics Constitution of India and its salient features, the Union, States and territories, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Human rights.The legislature of India: Union legislature, Parliament, State Executive, State Legislature, assembly, Local government, Panchayat RajJudiciary in India: The process of law, Elections, Corruption in public life, Anti-corruption measures, Right to information, Empowerment of women, Consumer protection forms, CVC, Lok adalats, Ombudsman, CAG
Unit VI: Indian Economy Nature of Indian economy, Five-year plan models, Land reforms & agriculture, Application of science in agriculture, Social sector problems. Economic trends in Tamil Nadu, industrial growth, Rural welfare oriented programmers, population, education, health, employment, poverty.
Unit VII: Indian National Movement National Renaissance, the emergence of national leaders, M. Gandhi, J. Nehru, R.N. Tagore, Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Aptitude & Mental Ability

The syllabus for the Aptitude and Mental Ability sections is as follows: 

Unit Important Topics
Mathematical Ability Conversion of information to dataCollection, compilation, and presentation ofdataTables, 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 Series.

TNPSC Group 4 General Tamil or General English Syllabus

The syllabus for the TNPSC Group 4 General Tamil and General English sections has three parts which are as follows: 

Parts Important Topics
Part A: Objective-Type 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 givenChoose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options givenSelect the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)Fill in the blanks with suitable ArticleFill in the blanks with suitable PrepositionSelect the correct Question TagSelect the correct TenseSelect the correct VoiceFill 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)ComprehensionSelect the correct sentenceFind out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, and Adverb)Select the correct Plural formsIdentify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)Identify the correct DegreeForm a new word by blending the wordsForm compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
Part B Appreciation Questions from PoetryImportant lines from Poems.Questions on the Biography of Indian PersonalitiesQuestions on Shakespeare’s Plays: Merchant of Venice (Act 4 Court Scene) – Julius Caesar (Act III Scene 2) –Sonnet 116Questions from Oscar Wilde’sThe Model Millionaire – The Selfish GiantDr Karl Paulnack Music-The Hope RaiserBritish English – American English
Part C Authors and their Literary Works


TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2022 Results

TNPSC Group 4 Results 2022 are expected to be released by December 2022. TNPSC has announced the date for Group 4 Results 2021 on November 11, 2021. The commission declares the marks of the candidates as well as the minimum cutoff marks for qualifying for the exam in different categories. Once released, the candidates can check their results on the official website.

How to Check TNPSC Group 4 Results?

Here are the steps to check TNPSC Group 4 Results: 

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of TNPSC. 
  • Step 2: Click on the TNPSC Group 4 results link, then you will be redirected to a new page.
  • Step 3: Now enter your registration number and click on the Submit button.
  • Step 4: Your rank position along with secured marks will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Finally, take a printout of the result for reference purposes.

The result will contain the total marks obtained by the candidates along with basic details about the candidate such as name, roll number, date of birth etc.Cutoff

 Expected TNPSC Group 4 Cutoffs

Score more than the minimum qualifying marks does not guarantee selection due to a large number of competitions. The candidates scoring top marks are shortlisted for the further rounds of selection.

The marks of the last selected candidates in each category are termed as the cutoff marks. The candidates need to score marks equal to or more than the cutoffs for further consideration.

Given below are TNPSC Group 4 Cutoff marks 2022: 

Category VAO Typist Junior Assistant Steno- Typist
Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
ST 160 157 161 156 176 173 125 120
SC(A) 155 153 175 174 123 122
SC 161 159 159 158 178 177 124 121
BC(M) 162 162 156 153 174 172 126 121
MBC 163 160 168 167 182 182 135 134
BC 165 162 169 167 182 181 135 132
General 172 171 184 183 142 140

Selection Process

TNPSC Group 4 Selection Process 2022

The selection of the candidates is done based on merit. The following are the stages of the TNPSC Group 4 Selection process.

  • Stage 1- Written Exam: The candidates have to appear for a written test which is divided into three sections. The candidates who will get the minimum qualifying marks will then proceed to the second stage. 
  • Stage 2- Document Verification and Counseling: The tentative list of the candidates for the verification of the certificates will be announced by the conducting authority. After the verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be called for counselling where the allotment of the post and the department will take place. This will take place in the order of rank and category of the candidate. This would also depend on the number of seats available.

The finally selected candidates will receive their job order through the post to their communication address and the candidates have to join their posting at the prescribed date.Salary & Benefits

TNPSC Group 4 Post-Wise Salary and Benefits

Given below is the salary structure of the TNPSC Group 4 posts. This salary structure is based on the previous year notification.

Post Pay Scale Level
Village Administrative Officer INR 19,500 – INR 62,000  Level 8
Junior Assistant (Security and Non- Security)
Bill Collector Grade 1
Field Surveyor
Steno- Typist INR 20,600 – INR 65,500  Level 10

Apart from the basic salary, the candidates are offered various additional benefits such as:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • City Allowance

It is advisable to keep track of your performance by giving weekly mock tests. Analyze your weaknesses and try to focus on strengthening your weak points. Also, make sure not to forget important topics and sections to be covered. As described above, every effort is useless if you don’t have enough motivation to execute them. Try to build a positive attitude towards the exam and stay motivated all the time.

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