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 Exam, VAO, 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 candidate who have completed SSLC / 10th Std can write these two examinations .
“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.
Primary Study Materials
( Must Study Books, Start with these books)
1.State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam 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)Social Science Books – 6th to 10th Std
ii)Science Books – 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 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
vii)Indian History – 11th, 12th Std books
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. 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.
3. Current Affairs
i)Regularly read and take notes from The Hindu, Dinamani
ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy’s Civilpedia, Pothu Arivu Ulagam or other GK monthlies(any one of these magazine)
iv) Monthly Current Affairs Compilations
4. India Year Book by Government of India & Manorama Year Book
5. TNPSC General Studies Manual by Mc Graw Hill
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 some portions from 11th, 12th also (many syllabus portions mentioned in the GT / GE are available in the 11th and 12th books also.)
Note : 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, Sakthi General English Guide book is almost comprehensively covers all the syllabus portions with enough model exams.