TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) Syllabus 2021

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Jun 10, 2021

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) was established in 1929 and got its name in 1970. TNPSC oversees the recruitment of staff at various Tamil Nadu departments. Every year the TNPSC conducts a Group II examination of various vacancies in the various departments of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The application process is online and on their official website.

Crash Course

The First Test contains 200 complete questions out of 300 marks. Exam time is three hours (180 minutes). It has 2 stages; The General Reading Phase and the Language phase. The General Study section will be in both Tamil and English. The Language section will be Tamil or English as a choice made by the Candidate at the time of completing the application form.

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission management the attach civil services examination – fourth for direct recruitment of students in the following services in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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

Tamil Nadu Service Public Service Commission Students for the available post of village Administration Officer, Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Grade first, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Stenographer- Typist Grade third. In this article we have discussed in information, the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group fourth all Syllabuses.

TNPSC Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4 Exam Pattern 2021

There will be three stage papers for the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4 exam. All the sets will be objective. We get into the TNPSC Group fourth Syllabus.

Exam Type Subjects Number of Question Marks Maximum pass Marks Duration
Objective (OMR) General Studies 75 items 75 300 90 3 hours
Aptitude Test 25 items 25
General Tamil and General English 100 items 100
Total of 200 items 200 300
TNPSC Group 4 Exam

Points to note for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4th Exam

  • The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group fourth Exam will be organized offline mode.
  • The students have to mark the answers on the OMR sheet added to them by the exam body.
  • After the management of the exam successfully, the TNPSC answer key is published. It gives the student their answers and thereby raises objections if any.

Two types of question papers will be question set.

The First type- Aptitude and Mental Ability test (25) items and General English + General Studies (75) items

The Second type- Aptitude and mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items) + General Studies (75 items)

  • The students are given the option Select either General Tamil or General English for answering and the second (100 items) apart from answering the first 75+25= 100 items on General Studies and Mental Ability and Aptitude Test.
  • This is the most important point; there is no negative marking in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4th exam.
TNPSC Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus composes of the following sections

  • General English & General Tamil
  • General Studies
  • Mental Ability and Aptitude test

The types of two students are given the choice to opt for any one of them. The category wise syllabus has been explained below information.

TNPSC Group 4 syllabus – General Studies

General Studies is the very most common section among the government exams across the nation and especially in civil services exams.

General Studies

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission fourth General Studies managements of the following subjects:

  • Indian National Movement
  • Geography
  • Culture of India and Tamil Nadu and History
  • Indian Economy
  • Current Events
  • General Science
  • Indian Polity

TNPSC syllabus 2021-General Studies

Subjects Types
  1. Respiration
  2. Classification of the living organism
  3. Dietetics and Nutrition
  4. Main Concepts of life science
  1. Bases and salts and Acids
  2. Fertilizers and pesticides and insecticides
  3. Compounds and Elements
  1. Light and sound, Heat
  2. Properties of matter and Mechanics
  3. General Scientific laws
  4. Motion and energy, force
  5. Magnetism, Electricity and Electronics
  6. National scientific laboratories
  7. Nature of Universe
  8. Inventions and discoveries
  9. Physical quantities, standards and units
  1. Plants and human life, animals
  2. Reproductive system
  3. Blood and blood circulation
  4. Human diseases including communicable, non-communicable diseases – prevention and remedies
  5. Ecology and health and hygiene, Environment.

TNPSC Syllabus Group 4 syllabus- Geography

  1. Transport including surface transport and communication
  2. Social geography- population – density and distribution
  3. Natural calamities- Disaster Man augment
  4. Earth and Universe – Solar system – Monsoon, rainfall, climate weather
  5. Water Resources – rivers in India – soil, natural resources and minerals
  6. Wildlife and Forest- Agriculture pattern

Current Affairs Syllabus Group 4

Subject Topics
Political Science
  1. Public awareness and General administration
  2. Welfare oriented government and scheme and their utility
  3. Problems in conduct of public elections
  4. The political system in India and Political Parties
  1. Its neighbours and India
  2. Places in news and Eminent persons
  3. Latest diary of events – national
  4. Games and sports
  5. Award and honours
  6. Authors and books
  7. Profile of States
  8. National symbols
Geography Geographical landmarks
Science Technology and latest inventions on science
Economics Current socio-economic problems

Culture and History

  • Political parties and Populist schemes
  • Indus valley civilization
  • Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas and Gupta
  • South Indian History
  • Growth of rationalist and Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu
  • Unity in diversity – colour and race, language, custom, India as a secular state
  • Culture of Heritage of Tamil Nadu
  • Age of Bahmanis and Vijayanagaram
  • Indian since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture

TNPSC Group 4 syllabus- Indian Economy

  • Social sector problems- population and education, health, employment, poverty
  • Application of Science in agriculture- Industrial growth
  • Rural welfare – oriented programmes
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu
  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Five years plans models – an assessment

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Indian National Movement

  • Different modes of agitations
  • Role of TM. in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar Bharathiar and other
  • The emergence of national leaders Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore
  • National renaissance

TNPSC Syllabus Group 4: Mental Ability and Aptitude

Subjects Topics
Logical Reasoning
  1. Number Series
  2. Visual Reasoning
  3. Puzzles- Dice
  4. Alphanumeric Reasoning
Mathematical Ability
  1. Work and Time
  2. Collection and presentation of data, compilation
  3. Percentage
  4. Graphs and Tables, Diagrams
  5. Analytical interpretation of data
  6. Simplification
  7. Highest Common Factor – Lowest Common Multiple
  8. Compounds interest-Simple interest
  9. Volume and Area
  10. Conversion of information to data
  11. Proportion and Ratio

TNPSC Syllabus – Indian Polity

Indian Polity
Parliament State Executive Panchayat raj Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India
Constitution of India The preamble to the constitution Salient features of Constitution
Citizenship rights amend duties Fundamental Rights Fundamental Duties
State and territory, Union Union Legislature Human rights Charter
Rule of Law and Due process of Law Officials language and Schedule – 8th Corruption in public
Empowerment of Women Consumer protection forums
Anti-corruption measures CVK, Ombudsman CAG Right to information

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus General English

There are 100 questions in the General English Test paper. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission English Paper manages three stages. Part A, Part B, Part C.

General English Part –A, Objective Type

  • Choose the correct world ( prefix and Suffix)
  • Fill in the blank for suitable article
  • Fill in the blank ( preposition)
  • Choose the correct tense
  • Select the correct active voice and passive voice
  • Fill in the Blanks ( Homophones)
  • Choose the correct sentence
  • Select the correct Antonyms for the underlined word
  • Select the synonyms for the underlined word
  • Match the following words
  • Fill in the blanks infinitive and Gerund, participle
  • Find out the error ( noun, verb, adjective)
  • Identify the correct Degree
  • Choose the correct Plural forms
  • Simple, complex sentence and Compound

Part – B

  1. Figure of Speech
  2. Appreciation questions from Poetry
  3. Shakespeare’s Drama Merchant of Venice
  4. Comprehension Question from the Motivational Essay
  5. Most important lines for Poem
  6. Biography of Indian Personalities
  7. Dr. Karl Paulnack Music- The Hope Raiser
  8. American English and British English

Part- C

General Tamil

The Student is given the option to select either General English or General Tamil for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the 1 (75+25) 100 items on General Studies and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test.

TNPSC Important Details

Some important details TNPSC

In 1923, the British Government established the Public Works Commission to investigate the salary structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was made up of four English and four Indians and Lord Lee of Fareham served as its Chairman. The Commission also spoke about the level of Indian Public Service and Indian Police. It determined the rate that in fifteen years I could make the Indian Civil Service with fifty per cent Indian members and the same in twenty-five years of Indian police.

It was left to the heart of the provincial governments to appoint and regulate their activities, as they saw fit. As a result of the free will vested in the provincial government, the Governments of Madras and Punjab proposed the establishment of their own State Commissions.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


What are the topics to study in Tamil Subject? Whether i need to study all Tamil books from 6th to 10th or else we have any topics specifically?

HI Senthil

You can visit on our official website of TNPSC Syllabus and Pattern of the exam to check what books you need to study for the exam and how you can prepare for the exam.

sourajit mukherjee
What are all the posts that come under the TNPSC group 2 exam? What is the exam procedure and syllabus?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Some of the posts include Assistant Inspector of Labour in the Labour Department, Sub Registrar, Grade-II, etc. The mode of exam is offline and there are a total of 100 questions in Paper I while 300 questions are asked in Paper II. Check out detailed exam pattern, procedure and syllabus here.