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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 4 2024 ( TNPSC Group 4 )

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Updated on Jun 12, 2024 17:23 IST

The Commission mentioned the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus 2024 in the official notification. The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus is the guiding path for the exam. The Commission releases the topics in the official syllabus. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission does not mention the weightage of the topics in the official syllabus. The candidates are suggested to prepare all the topics mentioned in the official syllabus. The Commission conducted the TNPSC Group 4 exam on June 9, 2024, based on the syllabus notified in the official notification. 

The Commission released the TNPSC Group 4 notification on January 30, 2024. The Commission will conduct the TNPSC Group 4 exam based on the syllabus mentioned in the official notification. The candidates should prepare all the topics as mentioned in the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus. Additionally, the candidates should also prepare the sub-topics(of the main topics) which are not mentioned in the syllabus. As per the new syllabus and TNPSC Group 4 exam pattern, there will be 100 questions related to the Tamil language. The general studies section can ensure the selection for the exam. The candidates must prepare the Group 4 syllabus fully to score maximum marks in the exam and ensure their selection in the exam. The candidates are suggested to prepare all the topics mentioned in the official syllabus and lay special emphasis on the topics frequently asked in the previous year's papers. 

 

Q:   What are the important topics to cover under the Geography section of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus?

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The Geography section of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus includes topics such as physical geography, economic geography, social geography, and environmental geography. Candidates should focus on understanding geographical phenomena, natural resources, climatic patterns, population distribution, and their impact on society and the environment. Additionally, knowledge of the geography of Tamil Nadu and India is crucial for this section.

The Commission will release the syllabus in the official notification but it does not mention the topics in detail and the candidates are required to expand the macro topics to prepare it in better way.

 

Q:   What are the main subjects included in the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus?

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The main subjects included in the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus are General Science, Current Events, Geography, History, Politics, Economics, and other relevant topics. Additionally, the syllabus includes subjects such as Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests, General English, and General Tamil. Candidates are advised to thoroughly understand the various topics under each subject to prepare effectively for the examination.

The candidates should refer to the TNPSC Group 4 notification to get the latest TNPSC Group 4 syllabus. The Commission mentioned all the topics in the official notification.

 

Q:   Which areas should candidates focus on under the Current Events section of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus?

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Under the Current Events section, candidates should focus on both national and international events that have occurred over the past few months before the examination. This includes recent developments in politics, economics, sports, Science and technology, and any other significant events that have made headlines. Candidates should stay updated with current affairs through newspapers, news channels, and reliable online sources.

Newspaper and the Current Affairs Monthly Magazines are important source to prepare the Current Affairs.

 

Q:   What is the TNPSC Group 4 exam pattern?

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The TNPSC Group 4 exam pattern consists of a single paper with multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The paper generally comprises three sections: General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items), and General English or General Tamil (100 items). The total duration of the exam is usually 3 hours. The General Studies section covers topics such as General Science, Current Events, Geography, History, and Politics.

The TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2024 was released on January 30, 2024. The TNPSC Group 4 exam is expected to be conducted on June 9, 2024.

 

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus and Breakup of Marks

TNPSC Group 4 syllabus is one of the most important elements of the exam. The official notification publishes the syllabus of the TNPSC Group 4 exam. The TNPSC Group syllabus is also provided to download at the official website of TNPSC. In the exam, the minimum qualifying mark selection is 90 marks for all communities. Before going into the territory of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus, we need to understand the pattern of the TNPSC Group 4 exam. As notified in the official notification, the scheme of the exam is as follows:

Subject Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks For All Communities
Part A 150 90 marks
Tamil language (100 questions)
Part B 150
General Studies (75 questions)
Aptitude and Mental ability test (25 questions)
Total = 200 questions 300

TNPSC Group 4 prelims exam has only one offline question paper. The TNPSC Group 4 Prelims paper has 200 questions and the total allotted time is 3 hours. The candidates have to mark the answers on the OMR sheet provided to them by the exam body. There is no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 prelims exam. The candidates can compare their answers with the TNPSC Group 4 answer key when they are released. Now, the Tamil language part is made mandatory to qualify. 

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Q:   What is the TNPSC Group 4 pass mark?

A:

A. The TNPSC Group 4 notification states the minimum pass marks. The candidates need to score Ninety marks (90) out of three hundred marks. The candidates should not consider the pass marks as the cutoff marks. Both are different. The pass marks make a candidate eligible for selection but do not ensure it. On the other hand, TNPSC Group 4 cutoff is the mark where the candidate is selected for the next round. TNPSC Group 4 exam is a competitive exam and no score can be said as safe unless the final result.

 

Q:   What is the marking scheme for the TNPSC Group 4 exam?

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Each correct answer in the TNPSC Group 4 exam is awarded one mark. The total marks for the exam are the sum of the marks obtained in the three sections: General Studies, Aptitude Test, and General English/General Tamil. The final selection is based on the candidate's performance in the written examination and subsequent stages of the selection process.

There is no provision for negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam. Candidates are encouraged to attempt all the questions in the exam without the fear of any negative consequences for incorrect answers.

 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam?

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No, there is no provision for negative marking in the TNPSC Group 4 exam. Candidates are encouraged to attempt all the questions in the exam without the fear of any negative consequences for incorrect answers. It is advisable for candidates to answer all the questions, even if they are unsure, as there is no penalty for guessing.

The candidates are suggested to read the official notification and check whether the Commission changed the negative marking in the exam.

 

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024

TNPSC Group 4 syllabus is mentioned in the official notification. The Topics mentioned in the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus are given below:

  • General Science
  • History
  • Current Events
  • Indian Polity
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Indian National Movement
  • Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of TN.

Also Read: TNPSC Group 4 question papers

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of General Studies

General Studies is the most common section among all the government exams across the nation. The General Studies questions are compulsory for the candidates and they play a major roll in the final merit list of Group 4 exam. The General Studies topics are as follows:

General Science Topics for TNPSC Group 4

General Science questions are easy in nature. Any candidate who has studied Science up to class X can easily answer the questions.

Physics Topics
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 Topics for TNPSC Group 4

  • Elements and Compounds
  • Acids, bases and salts
  • Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

Botany Topics for TNPSC Group 4

  • Main Concepts of Life Science
  • Classification of living organisms
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Respiration

Zoology Topics for TNPSC Group 4

  • 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 for TNPSC Group 4

  • Latest diary of events-national
  • National symbols
  • Profile of States
  • Eminent persons & places in news
  • Sports & games
  • Books & authors
  • Awards & honors’
  • India and its neighbours.
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Political Science Topics for TNPSC Group 4

  • Problems in the conduct of public elections
  • Political parties and political system in India
  • Public awareness & General administration
  • Welfare-oriented govt. schemes, their utility.

Science-Latest inventions in science & technology

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus - History Topics

Following is the list of topics of 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.

Geography Topics TNPSC Group 4

Geography- geographical landmarks is one of the important topics of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus. Below given are the Geography Topics important from the exam perspective.
Geography Topics
Earth and Universe - Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate Water resources - rivers in India, 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 - Indian Polity Syllabus

The candidates can see below the Indian Polity syllabus topics for TNPSC Group 4 exam:

Indian Polity Topics
 Constitution of India Topics Preamble to the constitution Salient features of Constitution
Citizenship-rights amend duties Fundamental rights Fundamental duties
Union, state and territory Union legislature Human Rights Charter
Parliament-State executive State Legislature Assembly - Local government –panchayat raj Tamil Nadu Judiciary in India
Rule  of law/Due process of law 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 forums.  

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of Indian Economy

The candidates can see below the important topics of Indian Economy for TNPSC Group 4 exam:

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Five-year plan models - an assessment
  • Land reforms & agriculture - Application of Science in agriculture - Industrial growth
  • Rural welfare-oriented programmes
  • Social sector problems –population, education, health, employment, poverty
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of Indian National Movement

The candidates can see below the important topics of Indian National Movement for TNPSC Group 4 exam:

  • National renaissance
  • The emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore
  • Different modes of agitations
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements of Tamil Nadu

The candidates can see below the History and Culture syllabus topics for TNPSC Group 4 exam

i. History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

ii. Thirukkural :

a) Significance as a Secular Literature.

b) Relevance to Everyday Life.

c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity.

d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism etc.

e) Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs.

f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural.

iii. Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in the freedom struggle.

iv. Various Social reformers, Social reform movements and Social transformation of Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

i. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.

ii. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.

iii. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus of Aptitude & Mental Ability

  • 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.

Download Here:TNPSC Group 4 Revise (New) Syllabus

Q:   How is TNPSC Group 4 cut off calculated?

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The TNPSC Group 4 cutoff is released with the result. The cutoff is decided after the examination. The candidates are arranged in a category-wise merit list based on their marks secured in the written exams. The number of candidates that needs to be selected from each category is known and this number is marked in each list. The marks secured by the last candidates become the cutoff marks for that category.

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission did not releease the TNPSC Group 4 cutoff with the result (released on March 24, 2023). The Commission is expected to release the exam cutoff after the completion of exam process.

 

Q:   What is the level of questions asked in the TNPSC Group 4 exam?

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The candidates must be SSLC passed. SSLC means Secondary School Leaving Certificate or Matriculation or 10th standard. The questions asked in the exam are of Matriculation level. The candidates should prepare these questions to improve their speed and accuracy. The minimum eligibility criteria for the TNPSC Group 2 exam is matriculation. The Commission prepare the paper keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the exam.
 

Q:   Is the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus changed?

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Yes, recently TNPSC changed the Group 4 syllabus to incorporate the Tamil Language questions in the prelims exam. The Commission changed the exam syllabus to be in sync with the directions released by the state government to make the test of Tamil language in all the exams. The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus was notified by the Commission in the official notification. The candidates are required to prepare all the topics mentioned in the syllabus because the Commission do not mention the weightage to any topic.

 

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024 FAQs

The candidates can see here important questions related to the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus.

Q:   What are the History topics in the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus?

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The candidates should note that the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission mention only the names of the topics in the official syllabus. The syllabus is divided into three major sections: Ancient History, Medieval History, and Modern History. The subtopics of these sections are given below:

Ancient History

  • Prehistoric period
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic period
  • Mauryan Empire
  • Gupta Empire
  • Other ancient dynasties

Medieval History

  • Delhi Sultanate
  • Vijayanagara Empire
  • Mughal Empire
  • European powers in India
  • Bhakti and Sufi movements
  • Impact of rulers on Indian society

Modern History

  • Arrival of Europeans to independence
  • Revolt of 1857
  • Indian National Congress
  • Freedom struggle
  • Prominent leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Partition of India and post-independence era
 

Q:   What is the weightage of History topics in the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus?

A:

The TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus covers the Historical topics as History is an important part of the General Studies section of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus. There are diverse topics from the History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu, the Indian National Movement to other historical events. The Commission can ask the questions from any section of History syllabus.

Students must take the time to thoroughly study this historical material so as to have a good chance of success with the TNPSC Group 4 exam.

 

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