TNPSC Administrative Officer Syllabus
TNPSC Administrative Officer Syllabus


Tamil Nadu PSC VAO Syllabus TNPSC Village Administrative Officer Exam Pattern

  • The TNPSC VAO Exam consists of Objective type Multiple Choice Questions.
  • VAO Exam consists of a total of 200 Questions for 300 Marks.
  • Total Exam should be completed in 3 Hours Duration.
  • Amon 300 Marks candidates should get 90 Marks to be qualified for the VAO Exam.
S.NoSubject NameQuestionsMarksExam DurationQualifying Marks
1.General Studies75
2.Basics of Village Administration253003 Hours90
3.Aptitude & Mental Ability Test20
4.General Tamil / General English80

Tamil Nadu PSC VAO Exam Syllabus For Aptitude & Mental Ability

  • Classification.
  • Analogy.
  • Coding-Decoding.
  • Series.
  • Direction sense test.
  • Blood Relations.
  • Alphabet test.
  • Logical Venn Diagrams.
  • Mathematical Operations.
  • Sitting Arrangements.
  • Inserting Missing Characters.
  • Athematic Reasoning.
  • Eligibility Test.
  • Number, Ranking, and Time Sequence Test.

TNPSC Village Administrative Officer Exam Syllabus for General Studies

  • Current Events.
    • History.
    • Geography.
    • Political Science-1.
    • Science.
    • Economics.
  • General Science.
    • Physics.
    • Chemistry.
    • Zoology.
    • Botany.
  • Indian Polity.
  • Geography.
  • Indian Economy.
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test.
  • History & Culture of India & Tamil Nadu.
  • Indian National Movement.

TNPSC VAO Syllabus for General Tamil / General English

  • Comprehension.
  • Tenses.
  • Degrees pf Comparision.
  • Voice (Active & Passive Voice).
  • Word Formations (Form a new word by blending the words).
  • Sentence Correction.
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • Question Tags.
  • Articles.
  • Plural Forms.
  • Prepositions.
  • Find the odd words (Verb, Adjective, Noun, Adverb).
  • Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix).
  • Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Participle, Gerund).
  • Find out the Error (Articles, Noun, Prepositions, Verb, Adverb, Adjective).
  • Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….).
  • Compound words Formation (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun).
  • Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense).
  • Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.

Tamil Nadu PSC VAO Exam Syllabi for Basics of Village Administration

  • The role, functions, duties, and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in Village & Revenue Administration.
  • Records of revenue administration that dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Register, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.
  • Basic Principles or  Information relating to classification of lands.
  • Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
  • Basic information on rates of assessment & annual revenue collection.
  • Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government.
  • The Role of VAO during calamities.
  • Basic information relating to the assignment of lands/house sites in Villages and Towns.
  • Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc.
  • Grant of lands for cattle/dairy farms.
  • Exemption from land revenue.
  • The Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue & entry of joint names in Patta.
  • Unauthorized occupation of Government land basic information about Land Encroachment Act 1905. Memorandum ‘A’, Memorandum ‘B’ etc.
  • Rights & obligations of Ryotwari holder.
  • Procedure relating to the conduct of inquiries in relation to age, income, marital status, domicile, etc.

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