TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021 - IV (GROUP – IV AND VAO) (SSLC STANDARD)

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 post, 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 given below:

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.

Vacancy - 11,000 (tentative)

Exam Date - December 2021

Selection Process - Written Exam & Document Verification

Job Location - Tamil Nadu

Official Website -

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.

Check Important Points About NTPSC EXAM Syllabus:

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 For More Information Check Given Below Information:

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,
  • Geography,
  • History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu,
  • Indian Polity,
  • Indian Economy,
  • Indian National Movement. 

General Science

General Science is divided in four main parts i.e., physics, chemistry, biology and zoology. The syllabus of each is explained below.


  • Nature of  Universe
  • General Scientific laws
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • National scientific laboratories
  • Force, motion and energy
  • Magnetism
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Physical quantities, standards and units
  • Heat, light and sound
  • Mechanics and properties of matter. 


  • Elements and Compounds
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides.


  • Main Concepts of life science
  • Classification of the living organism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Respiration.


  • Blood and blood circulation
  • Reproductive system
  • Environment
  • Ecology
  • Health and hygiene
  • Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases -prevention and remedies
  • Animals,  plants and human life.

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.


  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  • Age of Vijayanagaram and the Bahmanis
  • South Indian History
  • Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
  • India since Independence
  • Characteristics of Indian Culture
  • Unity in Diversity – Race, Colour, Language, Custom
  • India as Secular State
  • Growth of Rationalist
  • Dravidian Movement in Tamil Nadu
  • Political Parties and Populist Schemes

Indian Polity

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


  • Earth and Universe
  • Solar System
  • Monsoon
  • Rainfall
  • Weather and Climate
  • Water Resources: Rivers in India
  • Soil, Minerals
  • Natural Resources
  • Forest and Wildlife
  • Agricultural Pattern
  • Transport including Surface Transport and Communication
  • Social Geography
  • Population: Density and Distribution
  • Natural Calamities
  • Disaster Management


  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Five-Year Plan Models: An Assessment
  • Land Reforms and 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

Indian National Movement

  • National Renaissance
  • The emergence of National Leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar and others
  • Different Modes of Agitations

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for Aptitude Test

Mathematical Ability

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest-Compound Interest
  • Area and Volume
  • Time and Work

Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles-Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alpha 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 following
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Prefix, Suffix
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Tenses
  • Infinitive, Gerund, Participle
  • Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and adverb
  • Homophones
  • Comprehension
  • Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences
  • Word Formation
  • Sentence Formation

Literature (Part II)

  • Poems
  • Poetry
  • Biography of Indian Personalities
  • Shakespeare’s Plays
  • Merchant of Venice
  • Julius Ceasar
  • Sonnet 116
  • Oscar Wilde’s The Model Millionaire
  • Motivational Essays
  • Comprehension
  • British English – American English

Authors and their Literary Work (Part III)

  • 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, Dramatist
  • Themes in Literary Works
  • Nature centred Literary works

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for General Tamil Download PDF

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 Download TNPSC Syllabus PDF, check the detailed syllabus from This PDF link.

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