TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Overview, Complete Syllabus, Exam Books

TNPSC Group 4 Exam is one of the big recruitment processes of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The Group 4 exam is conducted to select for the posts like Village administrative officer (VAO), junior assistant, Bill collector, typist, field surveyor, draftsman etc. in the following services:

  • Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
  • Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service
  • Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service
  • Tamil Nadu Survey and Land Records Subordinate Service

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC releases the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus through a notification on its official website in pdf form.  The candidates can also download it from there.  The TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus is per SSLC standard (10th std.) The TNPSC Exam is of objective type but is conducted offline.

The details for the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for the objective type written examination are mentioned below.

The TNPSC Exam is divided into three parts:

  • General Studies
  • Mental Ability
  • Language- General English/ General Tamil

General Studies

General Studies is the vastest portion of all and holds 200 marks weightage, making it the most important subject. 

General SciencePhysics– Nature Of Universe, General Scientific Laws, Inventions & Discoveries, National Scientific Laboratories, Mechanics And Properties Of Matter, Physical Quantities, Standards & Units, Force And Motion, Energy, Magnetism, Electricity, Electronics, Heat, Light And Sound.Chemistry- Elements & Compounds, Acids, Bases And Salts, Fertilizers, Insecticides, Pesticides.Botany– Main Concepts Of Life Science, Classification Of Living Organisms, Nutrition & Dietetics, Respiration.Zoology- Blood & Blood Circulation, Reproductive System, Environment And Ecology, Health & Hygiene, Human Diseases, Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases, Prevention And Remedies, Animals, Plants And Human Life.
Current EventsHistory– Latest National Events, National Symbols, Profiles Of States, Eminent Persons/Places In News, Sports & Games, Books & Authors, Awards & Honours, India & Its Neighbours.Political Science– Problems In Conduct Of Public Elections, Political Parties & Political System In India, Public Awareness & General Administration, Welfare Oriented Government Schemes And Their Utility.Geography- Geographical LandmarksEconomics- Current Socio-Economic ProblemsScience- Latest Inventions In Science And Technology
GeographyEarth & Universe, Solar System, Monsoon And Rainfall, Weather & Climate, Water Resources, Rivers In India, Soil, Mineral & Natural Resources, Forest And Wildlife, Agricultural Patterns, Transport Including Surface Transport & Communication, Social Geography, Population, Density & Distribution, Natural Calamities, Disaster Management,
History & Culture Of India & Tamil NaduIndus Valley Civilization, Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, Marathas, Age Of Vijayanagram And Brahmins, South Indian History, Culture & Heritage Of Tamil People, India Since Independence, Characteristics Of Indian Culture, Unity In Diversity- Race, Colour, Language, Custom, India As A Secular State, Growth Of Rationalist, Dravidian Movement In Tamil Nadu, Political Parties And Populist Schemes.
Indian PolityConstitution Of India, Preamble Of The Constitution, Salient Features Of The Constitution, Union, State & Territory, Citizenship Rights, Amend Duties, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Human Rights Charter, Union Legislature, Parliament, State Legislature, State Executive, Local Government, Panchayat Raj, Tamil Nadu, Judiciary In India, Rule Of Law/ Due Process Of Law, Official Language, Schedule Viii, Corruption In Public Life, Anti-Corruption Measures, Anti-Corruption Measures, Cvc, Lok Adalats, Ombudsman, Cag, Right To Information, Empowerment Of Women, Consumer Protection Forms.
Indian EconomyNature Of Indian Economy, Five-Year Plan Models-An Assessment, Land Reforms & Agriculture, Application Of Science In Agriculture, Industrial Growth, Rural Welfare-Oriented Programs, Social Sector Problems, Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty,
Indian National MovementNational Renaissance, Emergence Of National Leaders- Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Different Modes Of Agitations, Role Of Tamil Nadu In Freedom Struggle, Rajaji, Voc, Periyar, Bharathiar And Others.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus–  Aptitude And Mental Ability Test

Mathematical AbilityConversion Of Information To Data, Collection Compilation And Presentation Of Data, Tables, Graphs, Diagrams, Analytical Interpretation Of Data, Simplification, Percentage, Hcf-Lcm, Ratio And Proportion, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Area, Volume, Time & Work.
Logical ReasoningPuzzle, Dice, Visual Reasoning, Alphanumeric Reasoning, Number Series. 

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus– General English Language

GrammarMatch The Following, Synonyms & Antonyms, Prefix & Suffix, Tenses, Fill In The Blanks, Articles, Prepositions, Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Homophones, Comprehension, Simple, Compound & Complex Sentences, Word Formation, Sentence Formation, Infinitive, Gerunds And Participles.
LiteraturePoems, Poetry, Biography Of Indian Personalities, Shakespear’s Plays- Julius Caesar, Merchant Of Venice, Oscar Wild’s- The Modern Millionaire, Motivational Essays, Comprehension, British- American English
Authors & Their Literary WorksMatch Poems & Poets, Nationality Of Story, Author Of Short Story, Autobiography/Biography, Nationality Of Poet, Characters, Quotes, Important Lines From Indian Authors, Folk Art, About Poets & Dramatists, Themes In Literary Works, Nature-Centred Literary Works.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus– General Tamil Language

Candidates get a choice among General English & General Tamil Exam. The syllabus for the Tamil language paper will include basic Tamil literature, grammar and Tamil authors and their work. Candidates can download the full TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus pdf and know more details of the Tamil subject paper.

TNPSCGroup 4 Exam Books

Candidates can choose among various options of books found online or on stationaries to prepare their TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus. We, too, are listing a few subject wise books recommended by our experts.

TNPSC Group 4 Previous Year’s Original Question PapersAll SubjectsTNPSC
Manual For TNPSC ExaminationsGeneral StudiesMcGraw Hill Publications
NCERT Ix & X Books/ Tamil Nadu State Board Books (6th- 10th)General StudiesNCERT
A Long Approach To Reasoning- Verbal And Non VerbalReasoning AbilityArihant Publications
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsQuantitative AptitudeS Chand
Pothu Tamil GuideGeneral TamilVikatan Publication/ Sakthi Publication/ Eagle Eye Book Publication

We hope the article provides you with the relevant details regarding TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus in detail, including frequently asked questions. For any queries, contact us at Oliveboard.


1. How many total questions will be there in the TNPSC Exam.

There will be a total of 200 questions in the TNPSC Exam.

2. Is TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus is till 10th grade or 12th grade?

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus is till 10th grade.

3. What are the qualifying marks for TNPSC Exam?

90 out of 300 is the qualifying mark for the TNPSC Exam.

5. How can I get the previous years’ question papers for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

‘TNPSC GROUP 4 PREVIOUS YEAR’S ORIGINAL QUESTION PAPERS’- This book by TNPSC has all the previous years’ question papers.

6. Which books should I study to cover my TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus?

Tamil Nadu State Board books of 6th-10th standard cover a lot of TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus.


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