TNPSC Group-4 Syllabus
TNPSC Group-4 Syllabus

TNPSC Group-4 Exam Pattern:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Time Duration
General Studies75
Aptitude Test253 hours
General English/ General Tamil100

GROUP-IV Examination (S.S.L.C. Standard) General Studies Topics for Objective Type

UNIT-I – General Sciences

This Group 4 TNPSC Syllabus consists of four parts as

PhysicsNature 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
ChemistryElements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
BotanyMain Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism- Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration
ZoologyBlood 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.

The aspirant needs to follow all three sections as these are important for the examination point of view.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus – UNIT-II.-Current Events

This paper will contain five parts also as:

HistoryLatest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of StatesEminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbors
Political ScienceProblems 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
GeographyGeographical landmarks
EconomicsCurrent socio-economic problems
ScienceThe latest invention in Science & technology
TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus – UNIT-III Geography
In this the detail about the earth and universe like solar system 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.
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus – UNIT-IV History And Culture Of India And Tamil Nadu
This includes the history and civilization of the Indus valley 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 color language custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist Dravidian movement in TN-\ Political parties and populist schemes characteristic of Indian culture kind of study.
TNPSC Syllabus For Group 4 – UNIT-V Indian Polity
Constitution of IndiaThe preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties
Fundamental rightsFundamental 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-ElectionsOfficial 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
TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus in 2019 – UNIT-VI Indian Economy
Nature of the Indian economic systemFive-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 will fall under this category.

UNIT-VII 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.

TNPSC Group 4 English Syllabus

PART A:Grammer
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)
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: Literature:
Figures of speech observed in the Poems
Appreciation Questions from Poetry
Important lines from Poems
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 etc
Dr.Karl Paulnack Music-The Hope Raiser
Comprehension Questions from the Motivational Essays
Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ – Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai – Brihadeesvarar Temple
British English – American English
PART C: 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?
Which Nationality the Poet belongs to?
Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors
Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from
Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option
Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
About the Poets
About the Dramatists
Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
Various works of the following Authors
What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
Famous Quotes – Who said this?
To Which period the Poets belong
Matching the Poets and Poems
Nature-centered literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation

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