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,
Advertisement2. Arihant General Knowledge - a must have and most referred book for TNPSC Exams
Next to Samacheerkalvi books, you have to study 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.
Arihant GK Alternatives for Tamil Medium Candidates
Persons preparing in Tamil Medium can refer Manorama Year Book or Vikatan Pothu Arivu Kalanjiyam Book for General Knowledge related Syllabus Portions.
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 : Though School Books are more than enough for your GT/GE preparation, if you can afford money, you can purchase any of the guide books available in the market and use it more for practicing as much as model and previous year questions. 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
Regarding aptitude portions, start your preparation with TNPSC old question papers. Study Samacheerkalvi Books 6th -10th mathematics (only portions comes under TNPSC syllabus) if you have time. Secondly, for English Medium Candidates Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal is the most preferred book for Aptitude. If you are preparing in Tamil, Kanian TNPSC Guide or Sakthi TNPSC Aptitude Books you can buy. Practice previous year aptitude questions as much as possible. 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
1. TNPSC Current Affairs in Tamil and English by TNPSCPortal.
2. Read Newspapers (Dinamani, The Hindu)
Secondary (Additional Books List)
(Only after completing the above primary books.)
11th, 12th School Books (Only Syllabus Portions)
Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book
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