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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024: Download the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus PDF and Exam Pattern, including subject-wise topics and marks distribution for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has unveiled the examination pattern for the recruitment of various positions falling under the TNPSC Group 4 cadre. Within the TNPSC Group 4 category, diverse roles such as Village Administrative Officer, Typist, Steno-Typist, Junior Assistant, and more are encompassed. Aspiring candidates intending to apply for these positions should have a comprehensive understanding of the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for 2024.

  • The TNPSC Group 4 is a 300 marks examination,
  • Questions in this exam would be asked from General Studies, Tamil and Mental Ability.
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TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Group 4 Exam is conducted in an offline mode. Aspirants are required to respond to a set of 300 multiple-choice questions, each carrying a designated mark. The comprehensive TNPSC Group 4 syllabus for the examination has been extensively detailed below:

  • General Studies
  • General English/General Tamil
  • General Mental Ability and Aptitude test.
Exam TypeSubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDurationMinimum Qualifying Marks
ObjectiveTamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test* (SSLC Standard)1001503 Hours90 (For all communities)
General Studies (SSLC Standard)75150
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)25

The question will be asked from 7 different units to the aspirants in the General Studies section of the TNPSC Group 4 exam. Candidates must go through the following article to know more about the syllabus.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit I

It is the most common section of all the exams across the country. The questions of this unit are compulsory to answer for the candidates playing an important role in the final merit list of the TNPSC Group 4 exam. General Studies topics are discussed below:

PhysicsUniverse, General Scientific laws, Inventions and discoveries around the world, National scientific laboratories, Mechanics and properties of matter, Physical quantities, standards, and units, Force, motion, energy, Magnetism, Electricity, Electronics, Heat, light, and sound.
BotanyMain Concepts of life science, Nutrition and dietetics, Classification of the living organism, and Respiration.
ZoologyBlood and blood circulation, Environment, Health, Ecology, and hygiene, Animals, plants, and human life, Reproductive system, Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases -prevention and remedies.
ChemistryCompounds, Elements, Chemical Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, Acids, bases, and salts.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit II

Current Events

Election-related issues, public awareness, and general administration, the political system and parties in India, Welfare-focused government programmes, their effectiveness, current events calendar-national states profiles, National emblems, games & sports, prominent people and locations in the news, Honors & Awards, Books and authors, as well as India’s neighbours.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit III

Geography Topics

Solar system, monsoon, precipitation, weather, climate, rivers in India, natural resources such as soil and minerals, and water resources Wildlife in the forest and agricultural patterns communication, as well as surface transportation, population density and distribution in social geography Disaster management for natural disasters.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit IV

History and Culture of India & Tamil Nadu

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

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit V

Indian Polity

The preamble to the Constitution, Right to Information, Empowerment of Women, Local Government, Panchayat Raj, Judiciary in India, Rule of Law/Due process of Law, Elections, Union Legislature, State Executive, State Legislature, Assembly, Citizenship, Salient Features of Constitution, Corruption in Public Life and Anti-Corruption Measures, Human Rights Charter, Parliament, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Official Language and Schedule – VIII, CVC, Lok-Adalats, Ombudsman, CAG, Consumer Protection Forms.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit VI

Indian Economy

The economy of India, Natural resources, agricultural reforms, science and technology, and industrial development An evaluation of India’s five-year plan programmes focused on rural welfare, Sri Lanka Issues in the economy and social sector, including poverty, unemployment, education, and health

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Unit VII

Indian National Movement, Renaissance in India, Freedom Struggle in India and emergence of major national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Tamil Nadu and freedom struggle movement – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude

Data conversion from information, data gathering, compilation, and presentation, tables, graphs, and diagrams, as well as data analysis and interpretation Simplification, logical reasoning, visual reasoning, ratio and proportion, simple interest, time, and work, as well as alpha numeric reasoning, highest common factor (HCF) and lowest common multiple (LCM), Dice, volume, compound interest areas, number series, and puzzles.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus English

The candidates will have to answer 100 questions in English.

Part A: Grammar

Phrases and Words, Antonyms and Synonyms, Noun, Verb, Adjectives and Adverbs, Comprehension, Prefixes, Suffixes, Prepositions, Question Tags, Tenses, Voices, Infinitives, Gerunds, Participles, Subjects, Verbs, Objects, Homophones, Articles, Prepositions, Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb, Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences, Noun.

Part B: Literature

The figure of Speech in Poems, Appreciation Questions from, Poetry, Poems – Important Lines, Biography, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Dr. Karl Paulnac, Motivational Essays, Description of Places, British English vs. American English.

Part C: Authors and their Literary Works

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 Julius Caesar and The Merchant of Venice, Folk Art: Country and/or State, About Poets, About Dramatist, Themes in Literary Works, Nature centred Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation.

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