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TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2018 pdf in Tamil Gen Studies/English Exam Pattern

TNPSC VAO Syllabus

Must download TNPSC VAO Syllabus and exam pattern to strategize their preparation for Village Administrative Officer Exam!! Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is going to conduct written exam for the vacancies of Village Administrative Officer. Candidates who had applied for TNPSC VAO Exam and want to qualify it with good score can download Tamil Nadu PSC Village Administrative Officer Syllabus with TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern from this single page.

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TNPSC VAO Syllabus

The general TNPSC VAO Syllabus of the exam includes:

Tamil Nadu PSC VAO Exam Syllabus for General Studies:

Unit1: General Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
Unit2: Current Events

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Science

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.


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 stateGrowth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes


Constitution of India Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend dutiesFundamental 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-VIIICorruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of womenConsumer protection forms


Nature of Indian economy- Five-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


National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreDifferent modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others


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 interestArea-Volume-Time and Work-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

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Tamil Nadu PSC VAO Syllabus for General English:

PART A: Grammar:

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)

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Part B: Literature

  • Figures of speech
  • Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • Important lines from Poems
  • Questions on the Biography
  • Questions on Shakespeare’s
  • Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
  • Dr.Karl Paulnack
  • Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays
  • Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
  • 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 is this?
  • Which Nationality the Poet belongs to?
  • Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors
  • Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes
  • 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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Basics of Village Administration:

  • The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
  • Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
  • Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands
  • Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection and forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government
  • Scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue
  • Role of VAO during calamities
  • Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns
  • Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms
  • Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc
  • Exemption from land revenue
  • Unauthorized occupation of Government land basic information about Land
  • Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status, income, domicile
  • Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.
  • Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO
  • Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions
  • Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act
  • Basic information relating to forest lands and resources and sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress
  • Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.

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Subjects TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus
TNPSC VAO General Studies SyllabusDownload PDF
TNPSC VAO General English SyllabusDownload PDF
TNPSC VAO Tamil SyllabusDownload PDF

TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern

Here you can have a look at the exam pattern of written exam

  • TNPSC VAO paper contains two types of paper only.
  • One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration, Aptitude & Mental Ability Test and General Tamil. The other will contain questions on General Studies items, Basics of Village Administration, Aptitude & Mental Ability Test and General English.
  • The duration of exam will be 03 hours.
  • The exam will be conducted for total 300 marks.
  • To qualify the exam, applicants have to secure minimum 90 marks.
SubjectDuration of ExaminationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper in the following subjects in SSLC standard General studies (75items)+Basics of Village Administration (25 items)+Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items)


General Tamil / General English (80 items)

Total (200items)

3 hours30090

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TNPSC Village Administrative Officer Preparation Books:

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  • J.Dharmarajan’s Tamilnadu History
  • Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

Indian Polity:

  • Lakshi Kanth – Indian Polity

Indian Economy:

  • Pratiyogita Darban’s Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh’s Book

Current Affairs:

  • The Hindu, Dinamani,
  • Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy’s Civilpedia(any one of these magazine)
  • Yojana/Thittam

English Test:

  • Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

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