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How to get success in TNPSC Group 4 Exam in a single attempt | Self Preparation Tips

Getting a Government Job is a dream of most of the youngsters in Tamilnadu today. Main reason can listed as Job Security, Respect / Status in the society, etc. for government employees and the increasing salaries of the Government Employees. The Seventh Pay Commission will give a remarkable increase in the Salaries of both Central and State Government Employees.  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)  is being always the number one choice among the job seekers in Tamilnadu for entering into  state government services. TNPSC recruits number of vacancies every year through conducting various examinations like TNPSC Group 4 ExamVAO, Group 2,  Group 2A, Group 1 and other specific departmental exams. There are Government Jobs for almost all qualifications from SSLC to PG / PhD . Among them TNPSC Group IV Exam and Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam are the most popular examinations and applied by more than 10 - 15 Lakhs candidates every year from all over Tamilnadu. A candidated who have completed SSLC / 10th Std can  write these two examinations . 

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"Any person, with a strong commitment and desire to succeed the TNPSC Group IV Examination in a very single attempt can surely pass the exam. No need to go for a coaching centre, sincere self study for 3 to 6 month is more than enough to clear the TNPSC Group 4 Exam."

Educational Qualification for TNPSC Group 4 Exam

Any one with a SSLC / 10th Standard qualification from a recognized  board / institution is eligible to apply for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam.


Success Tips for TNPSC Group 4 Examination

As a beginner, to have fundamental knowledge about the syllabus, you may start with Tamilnadu State Board  Books. Cover every line of the 6th Std - 10th Std Science, Social Science Books asper the TNPSC Group 4 Latest Syllabus.

Concentrate more on Pothu Tamil ( General Tamil ) / General English


As Pothu Tamil / General English Portion in TNPSC Group Four Exam  occupies equal marks with General knowledge. You should focus more concentration on General Tamil / General English. In current trend, you should get minimum 95/100 plus correct questions in General English/General Tamil. 

Complete Books List for TNPSC Group 4 Exam Self Preparation is given below


Books For TNPSC Group 4 General Studies Portion 

Primary Study Materials
( Must Study Books, Start with these books)

1.State Board books are considered as primary source of  TNPSC Examinations preparation. They give fundamental to in depth knowledge in all subjects and covers almost every part of the TNPSC syllabus. It is believed that Taminadu Government State Board School Text Books act as one of the important sources for TNPSC Exam Question setting. So you should study following school text books.

i) பொதுத்தமிழ் - 6th-12thவரையிலான தமிழ் பாடப்புத்தகங்கள்
ii) General English - 6th-12th English Books
iii) History, Geography - 6th-10th  Social Science Books
iv) Science - 6th-10th Science Books 
v) Maths - 7th-10th Geometry Portions
vi) Economics -6th,7th,8th,9th,10th Social Science Book and 11th Standard Economics Book

vii) Political Science - 6th-10th Civics Portion  and 12th Political Science Book


To download  School Books Visit Below Official Website

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

            Next to Samacheerkalvi books, you have to complete specific portions from the Arihant General knowledge Book. Especially the last 80 pages (General Knowledge Portion) . It is a must have book for all TNPSC Exam Aspirants. Besides General Knowledge, you may also read Indian Polity, Economics, Science Subjects from this book. 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.


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, TNPSC Portal's General Studies Book (To be published soon) book is almost comprehensively covers the syllabus portions. 



3. Current Affairs
 1. TNPSC Current Affairs in Tamil and English by TNPSCPortal
   2. Read Newspapers and take your own notes if you have   enough time (Dinamani, The Hindu)  
4. Practice Old Question Papers
    Practice makes you perfect, do practice as much as TNPSC previous year question papers. At first, start practicing SSLC standard question papers such as Group IV, VAO etc. 


Secondary (Additional Books List)
If you finished the above mentioned primary books only, you can refer these books)

11th, 12th School Books (Only Syllabus Portions)
    Science -11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time
    History -11th History if you have time
    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 


If you can afford money, you can purchase any of the following guide books available in the market for TNPSC Pothu Tamil or General English. 


  • For Pothu Tamil, you can buy any one of Vikatan's ”பொதுத்தமிழ் களஞ்சியம்”/ Kanian Pothu Tamil / Devira's Pothu Tamil Guide Book etc 
  • For General English, "General English for TNPSC Examinations" by TNPSCPortal.In

All the best !
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