TNPSC CCSE-IV VAO Exam 2017-18 Complete Syllabus Analysis

TNPSC Posted its mega recruitment drive for the year 2017-2018 at official website about CCSE- IV Combined Civil Service Exam for the Post of Village Administrative officer /Junior Assistant/ bill Collector / Surveyor / Draftsman / Typist and Steno – Typist post in various department of the government. The complete analysis of TNPSC CCSE-IV VAO Exam 2017-18 posted here for reference.
TNPSC CCSE-IV VAO Exam Notification
Application opening date: 14.11.2017
Application Closing Date: 13.12.2017
Exam date: February 11, 2018

Educational Qualification: SSLC (10th Pass only)

Scheme of Examination – Objective type


General Tamil / English100 questions
General studies + Aptitudes75+25 questions

Total- 200 questions - 3 hours OMR Based Test time

Vacancy details
Name of the PostVacancies
Village Administrative officer (VAO)494
Junior Assistant4096+205
Bill Collector, Grade-I48
Field Surveyor74
Draftsman156
Typist3463
Steno-Typist, Grade – III815
Total9351

TNPSC VAO SYLLABUS AND SUGGESTED BOOK LIST 

Dear Friends and Aspirants TNPSC published notification for VAO so am updated syllabus and what the books to be followed for the examination. Group 4 and VAO syllabus are same. Recently TNPSC merged the both exam candidates can choose any post through the single exam and Basics of Village Administration removed from the Syllabus.
 
 
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
 
Suggested Readings 
•6th to 10th Science Books
 •For Additional reading refer LUCENT GK or Arihant G.K
 •11th Physics, Refer 4,7,10 lessons of the book , 12th physics lesson no 8 only
 •Physics questions are application oriented related with various laws and Principle so try study with understanding of Basic laws and Principles
 
Chemistry-Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
 
Suggested Readings 
•6th to 10th Science Books
 •For Additional reading refer LUCENT GK or Arihant G.K
 •Concentrate more on Acid Bases and Fertilizer related Areas
 
Botany–Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration
 
Suggested Readings 
•6th to 10th Science Books
 •For Additional reading refer LUCENT GK or Arihant G.K
 
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
 
Suggested Readings 
•6th to 10th Science Books
 •For Additional reading refer LUCENT GK or Arihant G.K
 •11th and 12th entire zoology book
 
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-1. Problems 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
 
Geography—Geographical landmarks
 
Economics– Current socio-economic problems Science-Latest inventions on science & technology
 
Suggested Readings 
•The Hindu / Indian Express newspaper
 •Anyone English Competitive Exam Magazine ( Gk Today )
 •Iyachamy Current Affairs Compilation ( www.iyachamy.com )
 •Personally I suggest people to follow newspaper daily to Score more Marks in Current Affairs
 
GEOGRAPHY
 
 Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climateWater 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.
 
Suggested Readings 
•6 to 10th Geography Portions
 •For Additional reading refer LUCENT GK or Arihant G.K
 
HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
 
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 stateGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes. National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others
 
Suggested Readings 
•6 to 10th History Portions Except World History
 •11 & 12th History Except World History
 •For Dravidian Movement and political parties related notes will be updated or refer any Tamilnadu History Books
 
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 women Consumer protection forms.
 
Suggested Readings 
•6th to 10th Civic Portions
 •12th Political Science Full book
 •Arihant & Lucent General Knowledge book
 
INDIAN ECONOMY
 
Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth Rural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu
 
Suggested Readings 
•11th Economy unit no 2 to 9
 •12th Economy Last 2 chapters
 •Arihant/ Lucent Economy Portions
 
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 interest Area-Volume-Time and Work-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.
 
Suggested Readings 
•6 to 10th Maths related with Syllabus
 •Practice more old Question paper
 
GENERAL ENGLISH
 
SYLLABUS – GENERAL ENGLISH
 1.Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
 2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
 3.Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
 4.Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
 5.Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
 6.Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
 7.Select the correct Question Tag
 8.Select the correct Tense
 9.Select the correct Voice 1
 10.Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
 11.Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
 12.Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
 13.Comprehension
 14.Select the correct sentence
 15.Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
 16.Select the correct Plural forms
 17.Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
 18.Identify the correct Degree.
 19.Form a new word by blending the words
 20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
 
PART-B LITERATURE

 1.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.

 2.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 Wondr – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

 3.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
 4.Questions on the Biography of Mahatma Gandhi – Jawaharlal Nehru – Subash Chandra Bose – Helen Keller KalpanaChawala – Dr.Salim Ali – Rani of Jhansi – Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln
 5.Questions on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) – Sonnet 116
 6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s-The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant
 7.KarlPaulnack Music-The Hope Raiser
 8.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‘India 2020’) – Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ – Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’ – DeepaAgarwal’s ‘After the storm’ – Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be that no you can’t be that’
 9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places AhtushiDeshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ – Manohar Devadoss – YaanaiMalai – Brihadeesvarar Temple
 10.British English – American English
 
PART-C AUTHORS AND THEIR LITERARY WORKS
 1.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.

 2.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

 3.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.
 4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?
 5.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.
 
6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors:
 
SahityaAkademi Award winner: ThakazhiSivasankaranPillai – ‘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 IndraAnantha Krishna- TheNeem Tree – Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie – Dr. NeerajaRaghavan – The Sun Beam
 7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar – The Merchant of Venice
 8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option
 9.Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
 10.Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
 11.Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
 
 The Selfish Giant – How the camel got its hump – The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf – Two friends – Refugee – Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday
 12.About the Poets – Rabindranath Tagore – Henry Wordsworth Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak – Walt Whitman – Douglas Malloch
 13.About the Dramatists 50 William Shakespeare – Thomas Hardy
 14.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 Wonder
 15.Various works of the following Authors – Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker – Oscar Wilde – Pearl S. Buck
 16.What is the theme observed in the Literary works? Snake – The Mark of Vishnu – Greedy Govind – Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear – Keep your spirits high – Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire – The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi
 17.Famous Quotes – Who said this?
 18.To Which period the Poets belong William Shakespeare – Walt Whitman – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker – D.H. Lawrence
 19.Matching the Poets and Poems Discovery – Biking – Inclusion – Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend – To cook and Eat – Bat – To India – My Native Land – A tiger in the Zoo – No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology – The Flying Wonder – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Be the best – Is life, but a dream – Women’s rights – The Nation united – English words – Snake – The man he killed
 20.Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation Flying with moon on their wings – Migrant bird – Will Thirst Become – Unquenchable? – Going for Water – Swept away – Gaia tells her.
 
Suggested Readings
 •6 to 12th School books
 •For Grammar portion refer wren and Martin book
 •Previous TNPSC General English Question paper.( don’t go any other books )
 •TNPSC Portal’s General English



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