TNPSC VAO Eligibility Details

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administrative Officer Exam eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Details:

1. Age Limit:

Sl. 
No
Category of Candidates Minimum Age 
(Should have 
completed)
Maximum Age 
(should not have 
completed)
1 SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs,
BCs, BCMs and DWs of all
Castes
21 Years 40 Years
2 “Others” [ i.e. Candidates not
belonging to SCs, SC(A)s,
STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs]
21 Years 30 Years

Note:

A. Others [i. e Candidates not belonging to SCs SC(A)s, STS, MBCs/DVs, BCs and BVMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the state/ central government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

2. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of notification. Must possess minimum general educational qualification viz. Must have passes S.S.L.C public examination or ist equivalent with eligibility for admission to higher secondary courses of studies or to college courses of studies.

Note: The applicants who have not passed S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

3. Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess knowledge of Tamil.

TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administrative Officer Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below….

Scheme of Written Examination: The examination will be conducted for maximum 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. Written examination consists of Two types of question papers. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items). Name of the subject, duration of examination, maximum marks are given int he following table…

Subject Duration of 
Examination
Maximum 
Marks
Minimum 
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 Hours 300 90

Note :

(i) Two types of question papers will be set.
Type- 1 General Studies + General Tamil will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items).
Type-2 (General Studies + General English) will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items).

(ii) Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test.

(iii) The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil.

TNPSC VAO Selection Process: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Village Administration Officer (VAO) Selection Procedure details are given below….

Selection Procedure: Village Administrative Officer (VAO) selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination and District option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination: Written examination will consists of single paper in two types i.e General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the g the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test. The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil. All the questions will be in objective type. Minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Note:
1. The Rule of reservation of appointments applies to the post in District wise.
2. If no qualified and suitable women candidates are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male candidates belonging to the respective communal categories.

Syllabus: V.A.O Examination (S.S.L.C Standard)

General Studies:
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: 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

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-

Aptiude & 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.

ExamSyllabusTNPSCVAOGeneralStudies

Syllabus – General English

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 following description of Places
10.British English – American English

Part-C: Authors and their Literary Works

ExamSyllabusTNPSCVAOGeneralEnglish

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