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TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus: The Syllabus For The W

ritten Examination is Given Below:-

TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General Knowledge (Obje
ctive Type) (S.S.L.C. STANDARD)
General Science : Will cover General appreciation and understanding of Science i
ncluding matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a
well educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific disci
pline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz
., Scientific Laws, Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientis
ts and their contributions. Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and pr
evention, Diet-Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Enviro
nment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and Allied Sub
jects, Motion, Newton s Laws of Motion- Properties of Matter, Electricity, Nationa
l Laboratories and other related topics.
History of India : Dates and events relating to Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic
, Aryan and Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhan
as, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias, Sultanate and Mughal period. Advent of Europea
n powers specially the British and other related topics.
Geography of India :Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their e
ffects, Structure of Earth, Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Clima
te, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, Nation
al Parks, Major Ports, Crops and Minerals. Location of Major Industries, Forests
and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.
Economics and Commerce : Agriculture, Major crops and Crop pattern in India, Ind
ustrial Development, Major, Medium, Small Scale and Cottage Industries of Tamil
Nadu. Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other
Developmental Schemes- Price policy, Inflation, Population and Unemployment prob
lems, Imports and Exports.
Indian Polity: Indian Constitution, Salient features, Citizenship, Elections, Pa
rliament and State Legislature, Executive set up of States, Judiciary System, Lo
cal Self Governments, Centre-State Relations, Language Policy and Foreign Policy
Indian National Movement: National Freedom Movement and Attainment of Independen
ce Contribution of National Leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokh
ale, Dada Bhai Nowroji, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others Role of Tami
l Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C., Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and ot
Current Events: Latest development in Science and Technology, Political developm
ents in India, New developments in Trade, Transport and Communication. Historica
l Events, Fine Arts like Dance, Drama, Films, Painting, Major Literary Works, Ga
mes and Sports, National and International Awards, National and International Or
ganisations, Abbreviations, Who is Who, Books and Authors, General Terminology,
India and its Neighbours, Present day India and other related topics.
Mental Ability Tests: These tests are meant to verify the candidates capability t
o draw conclusions through inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and char
ts. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.
Note: some of the questions asked in this paper shall be exclusively with refere
nce to Tamil Nadu.
TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General English S.S.L.C
. Standard (Objective Type)
Match the following words and phrases given in Column A with their meanings in C
olumn 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 ,)
Change the following:- (Verb into Noun, Noun into Verb, Adjective into Adverb.)
Fill in the 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 PluralForms.
Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence).
Identify the correct Degree.