REVISED TNPSC GROUP -4 & VAO SYLLABUS (2022)

REVISED SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Combined Civil Services Examination–IV

(Group-IV and VAO)

 SCHEME OF EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE)



 

Subject  

Duration

Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying

Marks for All Communities

 

SINGLE PAPER

 

(Objective Type) Part-A

Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test* (SSLC Standard)

 

(100 Questions / 150 marks) Part-B

General Studies

(SSLC Standard) (75 Questions) with

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) (25 Questions)

 

(100 Questions / 150 marks)

 

 

Total – 200 Questions

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

 Note: 

  1. Part-B of the answer sheets of the candidates will not be evaluated if the candidate does not secure minimum qualifying marks [ 40% – i.e., 60 Marks] in Part-A.
  2. Total marks secured in Part-A & Part-B together will be considered for the ranking.



General Studies (S.S.L.C Standard)

(Topics for objective type)

 

 1.     GENERAL SCIENCE 

  1. Nature of Universe – Measurement of Physical Quantities – General Scientific Laws in Motion – Force, Pressure and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat and Nuclear Physics in our daily life.
  2. Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Metallurgy and Food Adulterants. 
  3. Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of living organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Environmental.

2. CURRENT EVENTS 

  1. Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of states – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports – Books and Authors.
  2. Welfare Scheme of Government – Political parties and Political system in Tamil Nadu and India.
  3. Latest inventions in Science and Technology – Geographical Land Marks – Current Socio-Economic issues.

3. GEOGRAPHY 

  1. Earth Location – Physical Features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers – Soil, Minerals and Natural resources – Forest and Wildlife – Agriculture
  2. Transport
  3. Population density and distribution in Tamil Nadu and India.
  4. Calamities – Disaster Management – Environment – Climate change.

4. HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA 

  1. Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – South Indian history.
  2. Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, Language, custom.
  3. India as a Secular



5. INDIAN POLITY 

  1. Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and U/t.
  2. Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State policy.
  3. Union Executive, Union Legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local Governments, Panchayat raj.
  4. Spirit of Federalism: Central & State.
  5. Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  6. Corruption in public life – Anti-Corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of Women – Consumer Protection Forums – Human Rights.

6. INDIAN ECONOMY 

  1. Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti
  2. Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services tax.
  3. Economic Trends – Employment Generation, Land Reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture.
  4. Industrial growth – Rural Welfare oriented programmes – Social Problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty.

 

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