Important Books List for TNPSC VAO Exam 2013 Self Preparation | New Revised Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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Books for TNPSC VAO Exam Preparation (for latest syllabus) 

Primary (Must Study Books)

For General Studies Portion :

1. State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all TNPSC Group Examination. Since, the TNPSC VAO Exam is a SSLC / 10th Exam Qualification Examination,  you should study the Tamilnadu State Board Samacheer Kalvi text books from 6th to 10th stds.
    i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
    ii)Science Books       - 6th to 10th Std, 

2. Arihant General Knowledge - a must have and most referred book for TNPSC Exams

Next to Samacheerkalvi books, you have to fully cover the Arihant GK Book. Especially the last 80 pages (General Knowledge Portion) . It is a must have book for all TNPSC Exam Aspirants. This is the only book suggested by all coaching centers through out Tamilnadu. Written in simple English, even Tamil Medium Candidates also can easily understand. So both Tamil and English medium aspirants, if you can, try to have a copy of this book immediately. It is available to buy online also (Flipkart Link to buy).

For General English / Pothu Tamil Portions 

For  TNPSC Pothu Tamil and General English portions you should study Tamil / English books from the Samacheerkalvi 6th to 10th standard books and 11th, 12th also ( many syllabus portions mentioned in the GT / GE are available in the 11th and 12th books.)

Note : If you can afford money, you can purchase any of the guide books available in the market. For General English, Sakthi Publishing book is almost comprehensively covers the syllabus portions. 

For TNPSC VAO Basics of Village Administration 

You should buy a Basic of Village Administration Books (Tamil or English)  available in the Market .  Sakthi or Sura or any other guide books is sufficient. But before buying, check whether the book covers all syllabus portions. 

Some online available documents for Basics of Village Administration Portions (i) Government Revenue Mannual

For TNPSC VAO Aptitude Portion

Study Samacheerkalvi Books 6th -10th mathematics (only aptitude syllabus portions) if you have time. Secondly, Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal ( Buy online from flipkart ) is the most preferred book for Aptitude. English medium candidates must have this book. If you are preparing in Tamil, Kanian TNPSC Guide or Sakthi TNPSC Aptitude Books you can buy. If you can, have a group study for TNPSC Maths Portion.

Old Question Papers & Practice Tests 

Work out old VAO / Group 4 question papers for GK portions and TNPSC VAO/Group 4/ Group 2, 2A Pothu Tamil / General English question papers.  Do as much as practice tests you can, this will help you to score more marks in TNPSC VAO Exam

Current Affairs Portions 

Read newspapers regularly and Take Notes. Refer atleast one Competitive Monthly Magazines every month. You may also refer  TNPSC Current Affairs in Tamil by TNPSCPortal

Secondary ( Additional Books List)

(Only after completing the above primary books.)

1. 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time
    iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
    iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
    v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
    vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

    i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
    ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

3.Indian Polity
    i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4.Indian Economy
    i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

    i)Oxford School Atlas 

    ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography
6.Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)
    i)தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா
    ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன் 

7.Current Affairs
    i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
    ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy's Civilpedia(any one of these magazine)

8.Science & Technology
    i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9.India Year Book by Government of India 

10.English Test
    i)Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

    i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
    ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
    iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

12.Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you study all the above mentioned books).  Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson 


  1. it's really useful but in which website i download the tamilnadu history by j.dharmarajan

    1. hello friend pls help me. i need tnpsc vao exam book download link pls tell me

  2. suggest me books for TNPSC VAO syallabus.

  3. which guide useful for vao relateded question?for tamil 6-10 enough

  4. which guide useful for vao relateded question?for tamil 6-10 enough

  5. suggest me books for TNPSC VAO syallabus.
    which guide useful for vao relateded question? for tamil 6-10 enough

  6. only 6-10 book is enough to prepare vao exam

  7. Kindly send us the portal link. So that we can able to download directly or otherwise it can't be useful for us.

    Thanks & Regards
    Kumar Iyandurai

  8. What will be the safe score go get select in vao exam.

  9. kindly, let me know the download link of books for vao exams...

    J.Sagana Sasikumar

  10. suggest me books to prepare for vao exams
    thank you

    1. dear friend, for TNPSC VAO Exam school books are the primary sources....6th to 10th Science, Social science, Tamil or English ...then go for any one of the market books dealing with basics of village administration

    2. dear friend, for TNPSC VAO Exam school books are the primary sources....6th to 10th Science, Social science, Tamil or English ...then go for any one of the market books dealing with basics of village administration


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