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TNPSC VAO Syllabus

TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2018: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will conduct TNPSC VAO Exam on 11-02-2018. So, those applicants who have applied for TNPSC VAO Recruitment and looking for TNPSC VAO Syllabus, so from this page, applicants can get the latest and updated TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus along with TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern. TNPSC VAO 2018 Syllabus helps to find the topics which are to be prepared for the VAO Exam.

Applicants can download the Online TNPSC VAO Syllabus PDF in Tamil/English from official site. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission conducts TNPSC VAO Exam every year for selection to the Post of Village Administrative Officer. So, those applicants who want to get Job in TNPSC as VAO, they need to qualify the written exam first. Go through the below provided TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus which is written by team of www.privatejobshub.in and start preparation accordingly.

TNPSC VAO Syllabus

TNPSC VAO Syllabus for General Studies
General Science:

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

Syllabus of TNPSC VAO Exam for 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- Problems in conduct of public elections-Political parties and political system in India- Public awareness & General administration-Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

TNPSC VAO Syllabus for Geography--Geographical landmarks

Economics-- Current socio-economic problems

TNPSC VAO Syllabus for Science-Latest inventions on science & technology


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 cultureUnity 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 womenConsumer protection forms.
Indian Economy

TNPSC Group 4 VAO Syllabus: Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growthRural 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, TagoreDifferent modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others

Aptitude & 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 interestArea-Volume-Time and Work-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

Preparation Material

TNPSC VAO Syllabus for 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.

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TNPSC VAO Syllabus for 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

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus for Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:
  • Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words – Repetition – Apostrophe
  • 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 - 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

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Appreciation Questions from 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 - 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 from Poems:

Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water - A Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

Questions on the Biography of:

Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

Questions on Shakespeare’s:

Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) - Sonnet 116

Questions from Oscar Wilde’s:

The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant

Dr.Karl Paulnack:

Music-The Hope Raiser

Comprehension Questions from the following 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’) - 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’

Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places:

Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple

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Match the Poems with the Poets:

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 - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals

Which Nationality the story belongs to?

The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window

Identify the Author with 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 - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden Bowl - Swami and the sum

Which Nationality the Poet belongs to?

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 - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker - Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works 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 - 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 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 from Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice

Mention the Poem in which these lines occur:

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 Wonde etc.

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TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern

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

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How to Prepare for TNPSC VAO Exam? 

  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Before the exam takes a well sleep, it will help you in being more active at the time of examination.
  • Do not forget to try solving the previous year question papers. These will help you to understand the pattern and concept of examination better.
  • Prepare according to the syllabus and pattern given for that particular examination.
  • If you are preparing well then you will definitely get the success.
  • Do not get tensed, sometimes being panic makes you forgot everything you prepare.
  • Read the newspaper and current affairs, it will enhance your knowledge

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TNPSC VAO Study Material

Name  Of 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)
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


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