About VAO Exam

 

TamilNadu Public Service Commission VAO exam is to recruit candidates for  village administrative officer in state government of TamilNadu.  Now VAO  exam  called As CCSE- IV because of group IV Exam merge  with VAO  Exam. There is no separate exam for IV. 

Now a day there is a more competition for TamilNadu Public Service Commission Group4 examination. Since the qualification for TamilNadu Public Service Commission CCSE- IV  is only SSLC. Lacks of people apply for the TamilNadu Public Service Commission CCSE- IV  exam every year. But those who are studying with dedication to achieve in the exam only can succeed in the exam. 

Most people wait until the announcement of the official date of the exam or annual planner to start preparing for the examination. But if you are serious about clearing the TNPSC exam and getting a job in state government of TamilNadu, there is no better time to start preparing than this very moment itself. 

VAO Exam Eligibility Criteria

TNPSC VAO Eligibility Details : Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administrative Officer Exam eligibility details are given below….

 

1. Age Limit

Sl.NoCategory of CandidatesMinimum Age (Should have completed)Maximum Age (should not have completed)
1SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all Castes21 Years40 Years
2“Others” [ i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]21 Years30 Years

Note :

 Others [i. e Candidates not belonging to SCs SC(A)s, STS, MBCs/DVs, BCs and BVMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the state/ central government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

 The Technical and Non-Technical Staff of TANSI who have faced retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/ Undertakings may also apply, if they are otherwise qualified except age and the relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour if they come up for selection.

Educational Qualification :

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of notification. Must possess minimum general educational qualification viz. Must have passes S.S.L.C public examination or ist equivalent with eligibility for admission to higher secondary courses of studies or to college courses of studies.
Note : The applicants who have not passed S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

Knowledge of Tamil :

Candidates should possess knowledge of Tamil.

VAO Exam Syllabus

 

TNPSC VAO Syllabus Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administration Officer (VAO) syllabus details are given below….

Syllabus :

V.A.O Examination (S.S.L.C Standard)

General Studies:

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, 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.

Current Events :

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

2. Political parties and political system in India

3. Public awareness & General administration

4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography :

Geographical landmarks

Economics:

Current socio-economic problems

Science :

Latest inventions on science & technology

Geography :

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.

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 TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

Indian Polity :

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.

Indian Economy :

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.

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 & others

Aptiude & Mental Ability Tests :

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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Syllabus – General English

Part – A

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.

Select the correct Question Tag.

Select the correct Tense.

Select 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, Adverb).

Comprehension.

Select the correct sentence.

Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb).

Select the correct Plural forms.

Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense).

Identify the correct Degree.

Form a new word by blending the words.

Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun).

Part – B

Figures of speech observed in the Poems.

Appreciation Questions from Poetry.

Important lines from Poems.

Questions on the Biography.

Questions on Shakespeare’s.

Questions from Oscar Wilde’s.

Dr.Karl Paulnack.

Comprehension Questions from the Motivational Essays.

Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places.

    >British English – American English.

Part-C :
Authors and their Literary Works

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VAO Exam Selection Process

 

TNPSC VAO Selection Process :

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administration Officer (VAO) Selection Procedure details are given below….

Selection Procedure :

Village Administrative Officer (VAO) selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination and District option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination :

Written examination will consists of single paper in two types i.e General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the g the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test. The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil. All the questions will be in objective type. Minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

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Note :

The Rule of reservation of appointments applies to the post in District wise.

If no qualified and suitable women candidates are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male candidates belonging to the respective communal categories.

VAO Exam Pattern

 

TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern :

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administrative Officer Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below….

Scheme of Written Examination :

The examination will be conducted for maximum 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. Written examination consists of Two types of question papers. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items). Name of the subject, duration of examination, maximum marks are given int he following table…

 

SubjectDuration of ExaminationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
Single Paper in the following subjects in SSLC standard General studies (75items) + Basics of Village Administration (25 items) + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) + General Tamil / General English (80 items)
Total (200items)
3 Hours30090

Note :

Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test.

The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil.

Fee Structure

 

S. NOCOURSE NAMECOURSE DURATIONFEES
1.T.N.P.S.C (ALL GROUPS- PRELIMS)1 YEAR30,000/-
2.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM18,000/-
3.TNPSC – GROUP – I
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM35,000/-
4.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM16,000/-
5.TNPSC – GROUP – II
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM30,000/-
6.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I & II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM20,000/
7.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-IIA)TILL EXAM16,000/-
8.CCSE-IV (GROUP-IV & VAO)TILL EXAM14,000/-

Faculty List – 2018

 

S.NoNAMESubjectExperience

 

HISTORY

1.Mr. SriramHistory (Ancient & Medieval India)

More than 7 Years Experience & Expert in the field of Ancient & Medieval India

 

2.Mr. DhineshHistory (Modern India)

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Modern India

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

3.Mr. SanthoshConstitution

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Fundamental Rights & Union Administration

 

4.Mr. Ranjith

More than 7 Years Experience& Expert in Indian Governments & Administrations

 

5.Mr. Elaiyaraja

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Amendments,  Commission and Committees

 

6.Ms. Sangeetha

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Constitution body and non-constitution body

 

ECONOMICS

 

7.Mr. VijayaBaskarEconomics

More than 4Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Government schemes and poverty allegation programme

 

8.Mr. Dhamodharan

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Basic Concepts of Economics, Current trends, Banking and Five year Plans & Social Issues

 

9.Mr. Tamil Selvan

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Tamil Nadu Economy and Current Economic Issues

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

10.Mr. MohanIndian GeographyMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Geography
11.Mr. Arjun KumarWorld GeographyMore than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of  World Geography
12.Mr. ShankarPhysical GeographyMore than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of  Physical Geography

APTITUDE

 

13.Mr. RichardQuantitative AptitudeMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Quantitative Aptitude
14.Mr. MohanQualitative Aptitude

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Qualitative Aptitude

15.Mr. Kamal  Reasoning

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Reasoning

General tamil
16.Mr. PrabhurajTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

17.Mr. RameshTamil (Ilakkiyam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam)

18.Mrs. MadhumithaTamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

 

19.Mr. MuruganTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

20.Mr. ElumalaiTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

 

General ENGLISH

 

21.Mr. SureshLiterature

More than 21Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

22.Mr. RichardLiterature

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

 

23.Mrs. VijayakumariGrammar

More than 20Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

24.Mrs. MeenaGrammar

More than 25Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

PHYSICS
25.Ms. IlakkiyaGeneral PhysicsMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Physics
26.Dr. Keerthana (Presidency)Bio-Physics

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Bio-Physics

 

27.Mr. GaneshApplications of Physics

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Applications of Physics

 

CHEMISTRY
28.Mr. SriramChemistryMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
29.Mr. DhanalakshmiMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
30.Mr. Santhosh

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry

 

BOTANY
31.Mrs. Maheswari (M.phil)

Life Science &

Bio-Diversity

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Life Science & Bio-Diversity
32.Mr. BalaMurugan

Environment & Ecology

 

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Environment & Ecology
ZOOLOGY
33.Dr. Tamil SelvanPhysiology

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physiology

 

34.Dr. Krishna MoorthiEndocrine SystemMore than 7Years Experience& Expert in the field of Endocrine System
35.Mrs. ChitraGenetics & Human Diseases

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Genetics & Human Diseases

 

Current Affairs
36.Mr. MeeranIndian Current Issues

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Current Issues

 

37.Mr. DhineshWorld Current AffairsMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Current Affairs
38.Mr. KaviyarasanTamil Nadu Current IssuesMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil Nadu Current Issues
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
39.Mr. SriramGeneral Knowledge

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge

 

40.Mr. ThandavanGeneral KnowledgeMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge