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Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) conducts the combined civil services examination – 4 (Group-IV) for direct recruitment of candidates in the following services in the state of Tamil Nadu:

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

Through this post, the aspirants can find the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021 PDF as well as the Exam Pattern.

Candidates can secure maximum marks by knowing the Exam Pattern and Syllabus before the Exam.

In this post, we provide you with the latest TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021 along with the Exam Pattern is available in this post.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021 recruitment process is in two stages: –

  • Written Test
  • Personal Interview

With the help of the syllabus and exam pattern candidates prepared well for the exam. Candidates can cover all the topics and there is no chance to miss any topic by the use of the syllabus.

This will ensure good marks for the candidates. So, Download the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2021 Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern.


Organization Name Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Post NameCombined Civil Services Exam IV (Village Administrative Officer, Junior Assistant (Non – Security), Junior Assistant (Security), Bill Collector Grade I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist (Grade – III))
Selection ProcessWritten Test
Personal Interview
Job LocationTamil Nadu


Candidates should be selected in two-round to attain the job in TNPSC Group 4 Exam.

Firstly candidates should be given the written test in which they have to be qualified with minimum cut-off marks when candidates are qualified in the written test then they call for the interview

Everyone has to compulsorily participate in every round and should get a good score to be promoted to the next round.

  1. Written Test
  2. Personal Interview

TNPSC Group 4 Job – SALARY

SL NoName of the PostsGrade Pay
1Village Administrative Officer (VAO)Rs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
2Junior Assistant (Non – Security)Rs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
3Junior Assistant (Security)Rs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
4Bill Collector, Grade-IRs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
5Field SurveyorRs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
6DraftsmanRs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
7TypistRs.19,500 – 62,000/- (Level 8)
8Steno-Typist (Grade–III)Rs.20,600 – 65,500/- (Level 10)


  • There will be three (3) papers for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam.
  • Questions asked in the exam will be objective in nature.
  • TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Two types of question papers will be set.
  • Type- 1:- General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items).
  • Type-2:- General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items)
  • Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
  • There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam.
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksMinimum Qualifying MarksDuration
General Studies (75 items)75300903 Hours
Aptitude Test (25 items)25
General Tamil / General English
(100 items)
Total (200 items)200300


General Studies

The TNPSC Group IV General Studies comprises of the following subjects:

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Indian Economy
  4. Geography
  5. History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  6. Indian Polity
  7. Indian National Movement

General Science Topics

PhysicsNature of  UniverseGeneral 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
ChemistryElements and Compounds
Acids, bases, and salts
Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.
BotanyMain Concepts of life science
Classification of the living organism
Nutrition and dietetics
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.

Current Affairs

HistoryLatest diary of events-national
National symbols
Profile of States
Eminent persons & places in the news
Sports & games
Books & authors
Awards & honors’India and its neighbors.
Political ScienceProblems in conduct of public elections
Political parties and political system in India
Public awareness & General administration
Welfare-oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
GeographyGeographical landmarks
EconomicsCurrent socio-economic problems
ScienceLatest inventions in science & technology


Earth and  Universe – Solar system-Monsoon,  rainfall,  weather  &  climateWater resources – rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resourcesForest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern
Transport including surface transport & communicationSocial geography – population-density and distributionNatural calamities – Disaster Management.

History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

  1. Indus valley civilization
  2. Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  3. Age of Vijayanagaram and the Bahmanis
  4. South Indian History
  5. Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
  6. India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture
  7. Unity in diversity – race, color, language, custom-India-as secular state
  8. Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN
  9. Political parties and populist schemes.

Indian Polity

 Constitution of India TopicsThe preamble to the constitutionSalient features of Constitution
Citizenship-rights amend dutiesFundamental rightsFundamental duties
Union, state, and territoryUnion legislatureHuman Rights Charter
Parliament-State executiveState Legislature Assembly – Local government –panchayat raj Tamil NaduJudiciary in India
Rule  of law/Due process of lawOfficial language and Schedule-VIIICorruption in public life
Anti-corruption measures – CVC, Lok- adults, OmbudsmanCAGRight to information
Empowerment of womenConsumer protection forums.

Indian Economy

  • Five-year plan models – an assessment
  • Land reforms & agriculture – Application of Science in agriculture – Industrial growth
  • Rural welfare-oriented programs
  • Nature of Economy of India
  • Social sector problems –population, education, health, employment, poverty
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

National Movement Of India

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

Aptitude & Mental Ability

The syllabus for aptitude and mental ability is discussed below in the table that is given below.

Mathematical AbilityConversion of information to data
Collection, compilation, and presentation of data
Tables, graphs, diagrams
Analytical interpretation of data
Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
Ratio and Proportion
Simple interest-Compound interest
Area and VolumeTime and Work.
Logical ReasoningPuzzles-Dice
Visual Reasoning
Alphanumeric Reasoning
Number Series.

General Engish Syllabus

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The TNPSC English Paper comprises of three parts: || Part A |Part B| Part C || The topics are as follows

Part A: Objective Type

Grammar Topics

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 given
Select the correct word (Prefix, SuffixFill in the blanks with suitable ArticleFill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
Select the correct Question TagSelect the correct TenseSelect the correct 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)ComprehensionSelect the correct sentence
Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, and Adverb)Select the correct Plural formsIdentify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
Identify the correct DegreeForma new word by blending the wordsForm compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)

Part B

There are 100 questions in the General English question paper. The topics are as follows

Grammar Topics

Figures of speech are observed in the following Poems :Appreciation Questions from Poetry3. Important lines from Poems.
Questions on the Biography of Indian PersonalitiesQuestions on Shakespeare’s Plays: Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) –
Sonnet 116
Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant
Dr.Karl Paulnack
Music-The Hope Raiser
Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
British English – American English

Part C

Authors and their Literary Works

General Tamil

  • Two types of question papers will be set.
    Type- 1:- General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items).
    Type-2:- General Studies (75 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items)
  • Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test.


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General Studies, Aptitude Test, General Tamil / General English, General Science, Current Events, Indian Economy, Geography, History, and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu Indian Polity, Indian National Movement
Arihant Publications and Simon and Schuster are the best books for TNPSC Group 4 Exam.
No, there is no change in Group 4 syllabus.
There is a question paper of 300 marks in which you have to secure 90 marks out of 300 marks.
Selected candidates should get:- Rs.5,200 – 20,200/- + 2,400-G.P (Pay Band – 1)
As compared to the banking exam TNPSC exam is much easier. There is no negative marking in the TNPSC exam. It conducts basic level questions as compared to banking exams.
There is no limit to attempt the TNPSC exam. Candidates of age minimum - 18 years and maximum 30 years can attempt the exam of TNPSC.


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