About TNPSC GROUP IV Exam

 

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) formed in 1923 as the successor of Madras Service Commission as a constitutional body responsible for conducting various exams for recruitment for various posts intoTamil Nadu government. TNPSC deals with all the procedures and protocols regarding the mode of conduct of exam, appointment etc., TNPSC notifications for the successive calendar year is usually published in the official website as well as through other official modes, enabling the aspirants to prepare accordingly. The recruitment process takes place on annual basis.

The exams are conducted in various groups like Group I, Group II, Group II A, Group IV etc. Certain groups have only written and screening for final selection. Certain groups have three level screening i.e. Preliminary, Main and Interview. The preliminary Examination is of qualifying in nature. However the marks obtained by them in the preliminary examination will be an entry ticket to the Main examination and the marks obtained at the preliminary will not be taken into account for the final merit list. Applied candidates are also provided with needed information from time to time.

The detail syllabus for TNPSC exams are published in the official website. The syllabus comprises subjects like General Tamil,   General English, General Studies and Mental ability. The level of the questions asked varies from SSLC standard to Post Graduate standard depending upon the requirement of the post.

We, Kalam Academy provide coaching in TNPSC in Chennai. We are one of the best academy providing coaching under the guidance of trained professionals. The training structure that is provided by us along with the successive assessment and feedback will help the aspirants to achieve more than the desired cut off and always help them to be a step ahead in the competition.

List of TNPSC GROUP IV Services

 

 Junior Assistant (Non Secruity)

 Junior Assistant (Security)

 Bill collector Grade I

 Typist

 Steno Typist Grade III

 Field Surveyor

 Draftsman

TNPSC GROUP IV Eligibility Criteria

 

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria : Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Eligibility Details are given below…

I.Age Limit:

S.NoCategory of CandidatesMinimum AgeMaximum Age
1.Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes and Destitute Widows of all castes18 Years35 Years
2.Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslims)18 Years32 Years
3.“Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ]18 Years30 Years
4.For the persons who are trained in Survey in ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field Surveyor and Draftsman only18 Years35 Years

Note:

(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).

(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification (Common Qualification for all posts):

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note:

The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

1. For Typist:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-

  1. By Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  2. By Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  3. By Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

2. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

  1. By Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  2. By Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  3. By Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C. Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III):

Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note:

Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz., Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

TNPSC GROUP IV Syllabus

 

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam syllabus details are given below…..

General Science:

Physics :

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.

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests :

Conversation of information to data collection, compilation and presentation of data, tables, graphs, diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data- simplification -percentage-Highest Commn 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.

Click here for Group IV Exam General Studies Syllabus(PDF to be attadhed)

General English : 

Grammer

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 description of Places.

 British English – American English.

Part – C 

Authors and their Literary Works

TNPSC GROUP IV Selection Process

 

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Selection Process Details: 

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 exam Selection Process Details are given below…

Selection Procedure:

Selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination, post/Unit option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination:

The written examination conducted by TNPSC consists of single paper. This exam comprising of General Knowledge (S.S.L.C Standard) & General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Standard). The mode of written exam is of objective type contains 200 questions carries (150+150) 300 marks, 3 hours is the time duration for the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

 Candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be considered first for selection.

 In case candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English will be considered for selection.

 In case candidates with technical qualification Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English , Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be considered for selection.

Preference in Selection:

In respect of post of Field Surveyor other things being equal preference shall be given to the candidates with ITI qualification in survey.

TNPSC GROUP IV Exam Pattern

 

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details :

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below…

Exam Pattern:

TNPSC conducts Group 4 Exam in single paper (Objective Type) which is of two types.

 One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (SSC Std) (75 Items) and Aptitude Test (25 Items) and General English (100 Items).

 The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude 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 Test.

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper General Studies (S.S.L.C Std.) (75 items) Aptitude Test (25 items) = (100 items) + General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items) (Total – 200 items3 Hours30090

 

4. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

 

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