TNPSC Group 4 Exam- 2016


TNPSC Group 4 Exam- 2016 (5451 Vacancies)

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Group 4 Examination for the recruitment of the

Junior Assistant- 2345 Vacancies,

Bill Collector- 8 Vacancies,

Typist- 1714 Vacancies,

Typist- 404 Vacancies

Field Surveyor- 532 Vacancies and other posts included in Group-IV Services.

Date of Notification: 09.08.16

Last Date to Apply: 08.09.16

Date of Exam: 11.09.16

Registration fee: Rs.50

Minimum educational qualification is S.S.L.C.

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Eligibility Details are given below…

Eligibility Conditions:

I. Age Limit:

Sl.
No.
Category of Candidates  Minimum
Age
Maximum Age
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste
(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes and
Destitute Widows of all castes
18 Years 35 Years
2 Most Backward Classes / Denotified
Communities, Backward Classes and
Backward Classes (Muslims)
32 Years
3 “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs ]
30 Years
4 For the persons who are trained in Survey in
ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field
Surveyor and Draftsman only
35 Years

Note:
(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).
(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification (Common Qualification for all posts):

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note:
The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

1. For Typist:
Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-
(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.
2. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:
Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-
(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C. Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III): Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note:
Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz., Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Selection Process Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 exam Selection Process Details are given below…

Selection Procedure: Selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination, post/Unit option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination: The written examination conducted by TNPSC consists of single paper. This exam comprising of General Knowledge (S.S.L.C Standard) & General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Standard). The mode of written exam is of objective type contains 200 questions carries (150+150) 300 marks, 3 hours is the time duration for the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

a. Candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be considered first for selection.

b. In case candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English will be considered for selection.

c. In case candidates with technical qualification Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English , Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be considered for selection.

Preference in Selection: 

In respect of post of Field Surveyor other things being equal preference shall be given to the candidates with ITI qualification in survey.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below…

Exam Pattern: TNPSC conducts Group 4 Exam in single paper (Objective Type) which is of two types.

1. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (SSC Std) (75 Items) and Aptitude Test (25 Items) and General English (100 Items).

2. The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items).

3. Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies and Aptitude Test.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper
General Studies
(S.S.L.C Std.) (75 items)
Aptitude Test (25 items) =
(100 items)
+
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items
3 hours 300 90

4. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam syllabus details are given below…..

Syllabus: General Studies:

General Science:
Physics: 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
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-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

Geography: 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: ndus 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.

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.

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.

Indian National Movement: 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.

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.

General English: Grammer –

Part -A:
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
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:
1.Figures of speech observed in the Poems
2.Appreciation Questions from Poetry
3.Important lines from Poems
4..Questions on the Biography
5.Questions on Shakespeare’s
6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
7. Dr.Karl Paulnack
8. Comprehension Questions from the Motivational Essays
9. Comprehension Questions from the description of Places
10.British English – American English

Part C: Authors and their Literary Works