About TNPSC Group 4 2021
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination - 4 (Group-IV) to select candidates for various posts in Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service, Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service, Tamil Nadu Survey and Land Records Subordinate Service and Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service. To be eligible for TNPSC Group 4 exam, candidates should be at least of 18 years of age and have passed SSLC or any other equivalent examination. Based on the performance in the written exam, the commission will release a tentative list of candidates selected for document verification. Eligible candidates will be called for counselling where they will be allotted posts or departments as per their rank in the merit list.
TNPSC Group 4 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Combined Civil Services Exam Group 4|
|Short Exam Name||TNPSC Group 4|
|Conducting Body||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Offline / Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||6491 Seats|
The eligibility criteria of TNPSC Group 4 are the set of guidelines in terms of age and educational qualification which are required to be fulfilled by candidates inorder to be eligible for the recruitment exam. The following table provides TNPSC Group 4 eligibility for different posts.
Age Limit for Village Administrative Officer Posts
|Category||Maximum age||Minimum Age|
|SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes.||40 years||21 years|
|Others||30 years||21 years|
Age limit for Junior Assistant(Non-Security), Junior Assistant(Security), Bill Collector-Grade I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist and Steno-Typist (Grade -III) Posts.
|Category||Mininum Age||Maximum age|
|Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar), Scheduled Tribes and Destitute Widows of all castes||18 Years||35 Years|
|Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslims)||32 Years|
|Others (i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs )||30 Years|
|For the persons who are trained in Survey in ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field Surveyor and Draftsman only||35 Years|
Note – Relaxation in age will be provided to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs, Destitute Widows, Differently Abled Persons, Ex-servicemen, other categories of persons etc
Must have passed SSLC or equivalent examination. Those who have not passed SSLC examination or its equivalent are not eligible.
Knowledge in Tamil
Applicants must have knowledge on Tamil
TNPSC Group 4 2021 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Candidates can check below the procedure of online application.
Step 1: Applicants have to submit their application online.
Step 2: One-time registration is mandatory before applying for any post.
Step 3: Candidates will have to register by paying Rs 150. One time registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration.
Step 4: For registration, candidates must have scanned images of photograph, certificates and signature.
Step 5: To apply, applicants have to click on ‘Apply’ tab provided against each vacancy.
Step 6: Enter User ID and Password generated after successful registration.
Step 7: Select the name of the post or service for which they wish to apply.
Step 8: Applicants are required to upload scanned images of photograph and signature
Step 9: In TNPSC Group 4 application form, candidates will have to enter name, post, educational qualification, category, date of birth, address, email ID, exam centre etc.
Step 10: After submitting TNPSC Group 4 application form, candidates can take printout of the same in PDF format.
Note – Candidates can pay the examination fees online and offline within 2 days from the date of submission of online application.
Registration fees – Rs.150/-
Examination Fees - Rs.100/-
TNPSC Group 4 2021 Syllabus
|Physics: Nature of universe, general scientific laws, inventions and discoveries, national scientific laboratories, mechanics and properties of matter, physical quantities, standards and units-force, motion, and energy, magnetism|
|Physics: 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|
|Zoology: 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|
|History: Latest diary of events-national, national symbols, profile of states, eminent persons and places in news, sports and games, books and authors, awards and honors, India and its neighbours|
|Political science: (1) Problems in conduct of public elections (2) Political parties and political system in India (3) Public awareness and general administration (4) Welfare oriented government schemes, their utility|
|Geography: Geographical landmarks|
|Economics: Current socio-economic problems|
|Science: Latest inventions on science and technology|
|Earth and universe, solar system, monsoon, rainfall, weather, and climate, water resources, rivers in India, soil, minerals, and natural resources, forest and wildlife, agricultural pattern, transport including surface transport and communication|
|Social geography, population-density and distribution, natural calamities, disaster management|
History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu
|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|
|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 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, emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, different modes of agitations, role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar, and others|
Aptitude and mental ability test
Conversion 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
Time and work
|Puzzles, dice, visual reasoning, alpha numeric reasoning, number series|
|Words and phrases, and their meanings|
|Infinitive, gerund, participle|
|Sentence pattern-subject, verb, object, etc|
|Articles, prepositions, noun, verb, adjective, and adverb|
|Odd words-verb, noun, adjective, and adverb|
|Simple, compound, complex sentences|
|New word by blending the words|
|Compound words (eg: noun+verb, gerund+noun)|
|Figures of speech in the poems: Alliteration, allusion, simile, metaphor, personification, oxymoron, onomatopoeia, anaphora, ellipsis, rhyme scheme, rhyming words, repetition, apostrophe|
|Figures of speech in the poems: A psalm of life, Women’s rights, The nation united, English words, Snake, The man he killed, Off to outer space tomorrow morning, Sonnet no. 116, The solitary reaper, Be the best, O captain my captain, Laugh and be merry|
|Figures of speech in the poems: Earth, Don't quit, The apology, Be glad your nose is on your face, A sonnet for my incomparable mother, The flying wonder, To a millionaire, The piano, Manliness, Going for water, The cry of the children, Migrant bird|
|Figures of speech in the poems: Shilpi|
|Appreciation in the poetry: A psalm of life, Women’s rights, The nation united, English words, Snake, The man he killed, Off to outer space tomorrow morning, Sonnet no.116, The solitary reaper, Be the best, O captain my captain, Laugh and be merry, Earth|
|Appreciation in the poetry: Don't quit, The apology, Be glad your nose is on your face, A sonnet for my incomparable mother, The flying wonder, To a millionaire, The piano, Manliness, Going for water, The cry of the children, Migrant bird, Shilpi|
|Important lines in the poems: Where the mind is without fear, The solitary reaper, Going for water, A psalm of life, Be the best, Sonnet no. 116|
|Biography of: Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subash Chandra Bose, Helen Keller, Kalpana Chawala, Dr.Salim Ali, Rani of Jhansi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln|
|Shakespeare's: Merchant of Venice (act IV court scene), Julius Caesar (act III scene 2), Sonnet 116|
|Oscar Wilde's: The model millionaire, The selfish giant|
|Dr.Karl Paulnack: Music-The hope raiser|
|Motivational essays: Gopala Krishna Gokhale's speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to the address presented to him by students, Dale Carnegie's ‘The road to success, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's ‘Vision for the nation’(from ‘India2020’)|
|Motivational essays: Ruskin Bond's ‘Our local team’, Hope Spencer's ‘Keep your spirits high’, Deepa Agarwal's ‘After the storm’, Brian patten’s ‘You can't be that no you can't be that’|
|Description of places: Ahtushi Deshpande's ‘To the land of snow’, Manohar Devadoss-Yaanai malai, Brihadeesvarar temple|
|British English-American English|
Authors and their literary works
|Poems and their poet: A psalm of life, Be the best, The cry of the children, The piano, Manliness going for water, Earth, The apology, Be glad your nose is on your face, The flying wonder, Is life but a dream, Be the best, O captain my captain, Snake|
|Poems and their poet: Punishment in kindergarten, Where the mind is without fear, The man he killed, Nine gold medals|
|Nationality of the story: The selfish giant, The lottery ticket, The last leaf, How the camel got its hump, Two friends, Refugee, The open window|
|Author of the short story: The selfish giant, The lottery ticket, The last leaf, How the camel got its hump, Two friends, Refugee, The open window, A man who had no eyes, The tears of the desert, Sam the piano, The face of Judas Iscariot, Swept away|
|Author of the short story: A close encounter, Caught sneezing, The wooden bowl, Swami and the sum|
|Auto biography/ biography|
|Nationality of the poet: Robert Frost, Archibald Lampman, D.H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Famida Y. Basheer, Thomas Hardy, Khalil Gibran, Edgar A. Guest, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack Prelutsky, F. Joanna|
|Nationality of the poet: Stephen Vincent Benet, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, H.W. Long Fellow, Annie Louisa walker, Walt Whitman, V.K. Gokak|
|Characters, quotes, important lines of Indian authors: Sahitya Akademi award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai-‘Farmer’, Kamala Das-1) Punishment in kindergarten 2) My grandmother’s house, R.K. Narayan-Swami and the sum|
|Characters, quotes, important lines of Indian authors: Rabindranath Tagore-Where the mind is without fear, Dhan Gopal Mukherji-Kari, The elephant, Deepa Agarwal-After the storm, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam-Vision for the nation|
|Characters, quotes, important lines of Indian authors: Indra Anantha Krishna-The neem tree, Lakshmi Mukuntan-The ant eater and the dassie, Dr. Neeraja Raghavan-The sun beam|
|Drama famous lines, characters, quotes: Julius Caesar-The merchant of Venice|
|Places, poet, dramatist, painter|
|Folk arts of the Indian state/ country|
|Relevant title/ character of the author|
|Story title character: The selfish giant, The lottery ticket, The last leaf, How the camel got its hump, Two friends, Refugee, The open window, Reflowering, The necklace holiday|
|About the poets: Rabindranath Tagore, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Anne Louisa Walker, V K Gokak, Walt Whitman, Douglas Malloch|
|About the dramatists: William Shakespeare-Thomas Hardy|
|Lines occur in the poem: Granny, granny, please comb my hair, With a friend, To cook and eat, To India, My native land, A tiger in the zoo, No men are foreign, Laugh and be merry, The apology, The flying wonder|
|Various works of the authors: Rabindranath Tagore, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, H.W. Longfellow, Anne Louisa Walker, Oscar Wilde, Pearl S. Buck|
|Theme of the literary works: Snake, The mark of Vishnu, Greedy Govind, Our local team, Where the mind is without fear, Keep your spirits high, Be the best, Bat, The piano, The model millionaire, The cry of the children, Migrant bird, Shilpit|
|Period the poets belong: William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, H.W. Longfellow, Annie Louisa Walker, D.H. Lawrence|
|Poets and their poems: Discovery, Biking, Inclusion, Granny, granny, please comb my hair, With a friend, To cook and eat, Bat, To India, My native Land, A tiger in the zoo, No men are foreign, Laugh and be merry, Earth, The apology, The flying wonder|
|Poets and their poems: Off to outer space tomorrow morning, Be the best, Is life, But a dream, Women’s rights, The nation united, English words, Snake, The man he killed|
|Nature centered literary works and global issue environment and conservation: Flying with moon on their wings, Migrant bird, Will Thirst become, Unquenchable?, Going for water, Swept away, Gaia tells her|
TNPSC Group 4 2021 Exam Pattern
According to the exam pattern of TNPSC Group 4, the written exam will comprise three sections – General Studies, Aptitude Test and General Tamil/General English. The question booklet will carry total 200 questions. Maximum marks allotted for the test is 300. Candidates will be given 3 hours to answer the questions. There will be two types of question paper sets. Type 1 comprises General Studies, Aptitude Test and General English. Type 2 consists of General Studies, Aptitude Test and General Tamil. Candidates will be given option to choose either General English/General Hindi. The questions on General Studies will be set in English and Tamil. Question paper of General Tamil/ General English will be in respective languages.
The hall ticket of TNPSC Group 4 is released in online mode. TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket can be downloaded by logging with their application ID and date of birth. The examination authority will not sent the hard copy of TNPSC hall ticket 2019 by post. The admit card is issued to candidates who successfully register for the exam. Candidates are able to download their admit card till the day of their exam. The hall ticket carries information like candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, date of birth, photograph, signature, date, time, city etc. In case of any error in TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket/admit card, candidates should contact the examination officials for correction.
TNPSC Group 4 2021 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhaar card
- Driving license
TNPSC will release provisional and final answer key. First, the commission will release the provisional TNPSC Group 4 answer key within three to four days after exam. After evaluation of challenges submitted by candidates, the final answer key will be published. TNPSC Group 4 answer key 2019 will be available online in PDF format for all sets of test booklets. The correct answers will be tick marked in the respective choices. Using TNPSC Group 4 answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their probable score. While checking the answers, candidates can submit representations which should reach commission’s office within 7 days from the date of release of answer key.
TNPSC Group 4 result 2019 will be available in form of marks and ranks. To check the result, candidates will have to login with their registration number. TNPSC Group 4 result will display registration number, gender, marks, category and overall rank. On the basis of the marks secured in written exam, candidates will be selected for document verification and counselling. The marks of TNPSC Group 4 is valid of one year.
The cut off of TNPSC Group 4 is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidate must secure to be eligible for the next round of selection process. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released the minimum qualifying marks for written exam. The qualifying cut off prescribed for written exam is 90 across all categories.
Qualifying Marks Trend
Questions related to TNPSC Group 4
Tnpsc group 4 question with answer 2019
Hello Syed Ali Fathima,
You can find TNPSC Group 4 Question paper with answers at this link below:
General English with General Studies: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Qytn-CfFDudTXON-oiet8GPOMk_VVcA/view
General Studies: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vjrR19Lu0dwQGNq2DHeA9UCaHEfBHIAp/view
Please copy and paste the above link in your browser.
Hope this helps! All the best for your Career!
what is the minimum age for tnpsc group 4
TNPSC 's minimum eligibility criteria is based on three factors:
The person applying for TNPSC should be an Indian ,he/she should be minimum 18 years and maximum 35 years and should be SSLC qualified or its equivalent.
For more details you can visit this link: https://competition.careers360.com/articles/tnpsc-group-4-eligibility-criteria
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I have study b. tech Agri. biotech. what to do after this course completed? now Im study 1st year.
I have scored 175 marks in TNPSC group 4 exam.Is there any chance for me to get the VAO post.
Your score is a minimum score called pass mark in TNPSC group 4. There are lakhs of people had written the exam which was conducted for only thousands of job vacancies. For the last Group 4 exam (2019), merit list has been published. If you are in the merit list, you will have some chances to get VAO post.
Hope it helps.
i have score 123 marks in tnpsc group 4 is there any oppertunity for cirtificate verification
The TNPSC will conduct the certificate verification in 1:3 ratio. The documents for verification includes — nationality proof, voters ID card, Aadhaar card, admit card, HSC/Class 12 mark sheet, SSC/Class 10 mark sheet, health certificate , a copy of online application form etc.