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TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2017 Download PDF in Tamil/English, VAO Exam Pattern


TNPSC VAO Syllabus

TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2017: Aspirants preparing for the TNPSC Village Administrator Officer Jobs will definitely looking for the TNPSC VAO Syllabus. So here we have lessened your time and efforts of searching the latest syllabus any more. The aspirants can easily get the details regarding the TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern and syllabus. We have also provided the syllabus in PDF form too. The aspirants can either download the curriculum in Tamil or in English language. This page will definitely help the candidates to understand the course outline easily.

TNPSC VAO Syllabus
Preparation Material
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TNPSC VAO Syllabus

General Studies
UNIT – I General science
Physics: Universe General Scientific laws Scientific instruments   Inventions and discoveriesNational scientific laboratoriesScience glossaryMechanics and properties of matterPhysical quantities, standards and unitsForce, motion and energy electricity and Magnetism electronics & communications  Heat, light and soundAtomic and nuclear physicsSolid State PhysicsSpectroscopy – Geophysics Astronomy and space  science.
Chemistry: Elements and CompoundsAcids, bases and salts Oxidation and reduction–  Chemistry  of  ores  and  metals Carbon,  nitrogen  and  their  compoundsFertilizers,  pesticides,  insecticidesBiochemistry  and  biotechnologyElectrochemistryPolymers  and plastics
Botany: -Main Concepts of life scienceThe cellbasic unit of lifeClassification of living  organismNutrition  and  dieteticsRespirationExcretion  of  metabolic  wasteBio communication 
Zoology: - Blood and blood circulationEndocrine systemReproductive systemGenetics  the science of heredityEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene,  Bio diversity and its  conservationHuman  diseases,  prevention  and  remediesCommunicable  diseases  and  non  communicable  diseasesAlcoholism  and  drug  abuseAnimals,  plants  and  human  life
UNIT-II. Current Events
History, Political Science, Geography, Economics and science
UNIT – III Geography 
Earth and Universe Solar system Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate Water resources  rivers in India Soil,  minerals  &  natural  resourcesNatural  vegetationForest  &  wildlifeAgricultural 18 pattern,  livestock  &  fisheriesTransport  &  communicationSocial  geography  populationdensity and distributionNatural calamities – disaster managementClimate  change impact and consequences  mitigation measuresPollution Control
UNIT – IV History and culture of India
Prehistoric  events  Indus  valley  civilizationVedic,  Aryan  and  Sangam  ageMaurya  dynastyBuddhism  and  Jainism Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and MarathasAge of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis South  Indian  historyCulture  and  Heritage  of  Tamil  peopleAdvent  of  European  invasionExpansion  and  consolidation  of  British  ruleEffect  of  British  rule  on  socio economic  factorsSocial  reforms  and  religious  movementsIndia  since  independence Characteristics  of  Indian  cultureUnity  in  diversity  –race,  colour,  language etc
Constitution of India   Preamble to the constitution   Salient  features  of  constitution  Union, State and  territory    Citizenshiprights amend  duties      Fundamental  rights      Fundamental  duties    Human  rights  charter    Union  legislature  –  Parliament    State  executive    State  Legislature  –  assembly    Status  of  Jammu & Kashmir Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India  –  Rule  of  law/Due  process  of  law    Indian  federalism  –  center  –  state  relations    Emergency provisions  Civil services in  India etc
Nature of Indian economy   Fiveyear plan models an  assessment    Land  reforms  &  agriculture    Application  of  science  in  agriculture  Industrial  growth    Capital  formation  and  investmentRole  of  public  sector  &  disinvestmentDevelopment of infrastructure National income   Public finance & fiscal  policy   Price policy & public distribution Banking, money & monetary policy Role of  Foreign  Direct    Investment  (FDI)  WTOglobalization  &  privatization etc
National renaissance Early uprising  against  British  rule1857  Revolt  Indian  National  Congress    Emergence  of  national  leaders Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji Growth of militant movements Different modes  of  agitationsEra  of  different  Acts    &  PactsWorld  war  &  final  phase  struggle    Communalism  led  to  partition  Role  of  Tamil  Nadu  in  freedom  struggle    Rajaji,  VOC,  Periyar, Bharathiar  & Others Birth of political parties /political system in India since  independence etc

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Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
  • 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
General Tamil / General English

  • Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in
  • Column B
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
  • Select the correct Question Tag
  • Select the correct Tense
  • Select the correct Voice
  • Comprehension
  • Select the correct Plural forms
  • Figures of speech
  • Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • Important lines from Poems
  • Questions on the Biography of
  • Questions on Shakespeare’s
  • Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
  • Dr. Karl Paulnack
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Comprehension Questions from description of Places
  • British English – American English
Authors and their Literary Works
  • Match the Poems with the Poets
  • Which Nationality the story belongs to?
  • Identify the Author with the short story
  • Whose Auto biography / Biography are this?
  • Whose Auto biography / Biography are this?
  • What is the theme observed in the literary works?
  • Famous Quotes – Who said this?
  • To Which period the Poets belong
  • About the Dramatists
  • .Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from

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Basics of Village Administration
  • The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
  • Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
  • Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands
  • Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection and forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government
  • Scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue
  • Role of VAO during calamities
  • Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns
  • Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms
  • Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc
  • Exemption from land revenue
  • Unauthorized occupation of Government land basic information about Land
  • Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status, income, domicile
  • Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.
  • Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO
  • Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions
  • Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act
  • Basic information relating to forest lands and resources and sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress
  • Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.
Exam Pattern of TNPSC VAO

Name of Subject
Examination Duration
Maximum Marks
Minimum Qualifying Marks
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 (200 items)
3 hours
Basically two types of objective type question papers are there such are –

Type 1
  • General Studies (75 items)
  • Basics of Village Administration (25 items)
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items)
  • General Tamil (80 items)
Type 2
  • General Studies (75 items)
  • Basics of Village Administration (25 items)
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items)
  • General English (80 items)

Some preparation tips regarding the VAO Exam:

ü  If you are going to appear in the TNPSC VAO examination then you should follow these tips. These will definitely help you in scoring well, let’s take a look:
ü  The first and foremost thing you need to remember is to do not get dependent on the last moment/minute preparation. It leads to failure sometimes.
ü  Do not try to cram the topic, try to understand each. It is very important. If you know the depth of the subject then you can easily answer.
ü  Before the exam takes a well sleep, it will help you in being more active at the time of examination.
ü  Do not forget to try solving the previous year question papers. These will help you to understand the pattern and concept of examination better.
ü  Prepare according to the syllabus and pattern given for that particular examination.
ü  If you are preparing well then you will definitely get the success.
ü  Do not get tensed, sometimes being panic makes you forgot everything you prepare.
ü  Read the newspaper and current affairs, it will enhance your knowledge

Name  of the subject

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal
  • Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

  • Prof. J. Dharma Rajan's Tamil Nadu History
  • K. Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle
Indian Polity 
Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity
Indian Economy
Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

  • Oxford School Atlas
  • Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography
Current Affairs
  • The Hindu, Dinamani,
  • Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Academy’s Civil pedia (any one of these magazine)
  • Yojana/Thittam
Science & Technology
  • Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications
  • India Year Book by Government of India
English Test
Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal
State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all Group Examination. So you should study following school text books:
  • Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
  • Science Books - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
  • Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
  • Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
  • Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
  • Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

About TNPSC:

ü  In the year 1970, After the Madras Service Commission a new commission was established, this was titled as Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
ü  It is a sub division in the government of Tamil Nadu State.
ü  The main function of this department is to preside over the hiring of the candidates for the government services in the state.
ü It consists of a chairman and 14 associates who control the working of the commission.

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