TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2019 – Download PDF

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC has recently called for CCSE-combined civil service examination (group 4) to fill 6491 vacancies of various positions. Qualification for applying the exam is SSLC or its equivalent. For TNPSC aspirants it is a great opportunity to get job as VAO, Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, typist & Steno-Typist. Exam is scheduled on 1st September 2019. Those who are preparing for the exam, try to study with the syllabus. TNPSC has released the revised syllabus in the website. It is available in both English and Tamil medium. Before going for the detailed TNPSC group 4 syllabus, we will show you the exam pattern.

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TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities
General Studies (75 questions)

Aptitude Test(25 questions)

General Tamil (100 questions)

General English (100 questions)

3 Hours 300 90


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TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus (English Version)



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

Chemistry- Elements and Compounds- Acids, bases and salts – Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

Botany-Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism- Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration.

ZoologyBlood 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.


History- Latest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States- Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbors.

Political Science-1- Problems in conduct of public elections-Political parties and political system in India-Public awareness & General administration-Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.

Geography-Geographical landmarks

Economics-Current socio-economic problems

Science-Latest inventions on science & technology


Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate- Water resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution- Natural calamities – Disaster Management.


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, color, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

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Constitution of India–Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties- Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII- Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of women- Consumer protection forms.


Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment – Land reforms & 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.


National renaissance – Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore- Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.


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-Volume-Time and Work.

Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

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  • 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 given
  • Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
  • Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
  • Question Tag
  • Tense
  • Active and passive Voice
  • Fill 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)
  • Comprehension
  • Select the correct sentence
  • Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb)
  • Select the correct Plural forms
  • Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
  • Identify the correct Degree.
  • Form a new word by blending the words.
  • Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

For the literature part in General English, click here.

For Tamil version of the syllabus, click here.

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