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TNPSC CCSE Answer Key Out! The answer key is out for the examination which was conducted on 1st September 2019. This is with the reference to the notification released for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 recruitment cycles. The top officials at the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) are all set to release the TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021 exam notification. Subsequently, the official notification will contain details of all the exams that come under the Combined Civil Services Examination-4, also known as the TNPSC Recruitment Exam Group 4. Until then TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021 notification is released, this page provides important details as per the previous year’s exam trends.

  • The total number of vacancies for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment were 6491 for the year 2019. However, the total number of vacant posts for the current year is yet to be finalized.
  • Candidates who successfully qualify in the TNPSC Group 4 selection process, will be assigned posts across several departments of the Tamil Nadu Government, such as the Village Administrative Officer, Field Surveyor, Typist, Steno-Typist, Junior Assistant, etc.
  • The official notice for the exam dates for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment is expected shortly. Candidates can check back here to know important dates and events related to the TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2021.
  • After the conclusion of the Tamil Nadu PSC Group 4 Exam, the Commission shall release the cut off list, TNPSC Group 4 Result 2021, answer key, and final merit list to intimate the shortlisted candidates.

The aspirants who want to apply for TNPSC Group 4 posts can refer to this article and prepare for their target job exams accordingly. The aspirants aiming for government posts in the state of Tamil Nadu should read the article carefully and note down all the details regarding TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment exams.

TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021 - Important Information

Name of the organization

Tamil Nadu State Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

Exam Conducting Body

TNPSC

Name of the Post

Various Posts under Group 4

Total Vacancies

To be announced

Online application start date

To be announced

Last date to apply

To be announced

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Exam Date and Time

To be announced

Result date

To be announced

Exam Mode

Offline

If you are checking TNPSC Group 4, also check TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment details here.

TNPSC Group 4 Updates

29th June 2021: TNPSC Group 4 Answer Key Out!

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the TNPSC Group 4 Answer Key for the exam which was conducted on 1st September 2019. Below is the direct link to check the answer key.

Direct Link to Check TNPSC Group 4 Answer Key

TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy 2021

A total of 6491 vacancies were released in TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment for the previous year. However, for the current year 2021, the TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy details are yet to be finalized. Applicants applying for the same should make sure to have all the necessary documents in order to apply for the Tamil Nadu PSC Group 4 Exam 2021. Go through the detailed information below regarding the TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy information of the previous year:

TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy (Previous Year)

Post Name

Vacancy Openings

Village Administrative Officer

397

Junior Assistant (Non-security)

2688

Junior Assistant (Security)

104

Bill Collector (Grade-I)

34

Typist

1901

Steno-Typist (Grade-III)

784

Field Surveyor

509

Draftsman

74

TOTAL

6491

TNPSC Group 4 Apply Online

Candidates looking forward to appearing for the Tamil Nadu PSC Group 4 Exam 2021, will first have to apply for the same online. Besides, the Commission has made it even easier and quicker for candidates to apply online for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam. Given below are the steps to TNPSC Group 4 apply online process:

Direct Link to Apply for TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021

Note* Link will be activated once the application process starts.

Step 1: Go to the link mentioned above or TNPSC official website.

Step 2: Select the group as Group 4 and your target post's exam.

Step 3: Fill in the application form correctly with all the required documents scanned clearly. If you are facing any trouble while uploading a photo/signature/thumb impression, use the photo resizing tool.

Step 4: Now you will be taken to online payment where you have to submit the application fee.

Step 5: Once the payment is processed, you will get your application number and enrolment number.

TNPSC Group 4 Application Fee

The applicants have to pay a set amount of application fee to complete the process of TNPSC Group 4 online submission of the form other than the INR 150. It is only after fees payment that candidates will be provided with each and individual Registration ID. There are some concessions in the application given to some communities. The application fee for TNPSC Group 4 is detailed below.

Category-wise TNPSC Group 4 Application Fees

Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes

Nil

Differently abled persons and destitute widows of all communities

Nil

MBC, Backward Classes

Nil

Ex-servicemen

No examination fee for two chances

Others

INR 100/-

TNPSC Group 4 Selection Process

All the posts that are included in TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment follow a similar selection process. The selection of candidates in the Group 4 of the Tamil Nadu PSC is made in two stages. These are detailed below:

  1. Written Test: The first stage of the TNPSC Group 4 Selection process is a written test. A written examination, which is divided into three sections, is taken to test the ability and aptitude of the applicants. The candidates who score the cut off marks in the written test move on to the second stage
  2. Document verification and Counseling: The candidates who qualify the written examination are called for the next stage, which is the counseling, where candidates are tested based on their personality and aptitude. If satisfactory, they are then posted at their desired department per the number of vacancies available after their document verification.

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TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria

The TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021 notification is yet to be released. However, candidates looking to know about the TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria can check out the below section to have an idea about the same. The eligibility criteria for all the posts of TNPSC group 4 are specific for different posts. The TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria are set in the following categories:

  1. Age: For the post of Village Administrative Officer, the minimum age required is 21, and the maximum is 30 years. For communities such as SC, ST, OBC, MVC, etc. and 30 years for other communities. For the rest of the posts, the minimum requirement of age is 18 years old and the maximum age should be no greater than 30 years.

Age Relaxation:

Post

Category

Age Limit (Upper)

Village Administrative Officer

SC/ ST/ OBC/ MVC

45

Other Group 4 Posts

SC/ ST/ Destitute Widows

35

MVC

32

Relaxation in age is given for all posts in cases such as ex-servicemen, differently-abled people, etc. Please follow the official notification of TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment on the website.

  1. Educational Qualifications: For most of the posts, the minimum educational qualification required is that a candidate must have cleared the S.S.L.C State examination or its equivalent from a Higher Secondary School. However, for the recruitment to the post of Typist and Steno-Typist, a candidate must have passed the Government Technical Examination for Typewriting.
  2. Knowledge in Tamil: Aspiring candidates should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil while applying for the Group 4 posts.
  3. Physical Fitness: Once the candidates qualify in the written examination, they are called for a document verification round. Selected candidates must produce certificates for vision and physical fitness prescribed as per the posts of Group 4 Recruitment.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus

As the minimum qualification required for most of the posts that come under Combined Civil Services Exam 4 is an SSLC Public Exam, therefore the syllabus is set to that level. Candidates can refer to the below section to know the TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus in detail.

As such, the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus covers General Awareness regarding the state of Tamil Nadu and our country. Along with this, questions based on mental ability are also included. The last part of the syllabus covers knowledge of the language. The applicants have to choose between General English and General Tamil. The syllabus covers various famous works of esteemed artists of English and Tamil languages.

Unit I: General Science

  • Physics: Nature of Universe, Mechanics, and properties of matter, physical quantities, standards and units, Force, motion and energy, Heat, Light and Sound, Electricity, Magnetism, and Electronics.
  • Chemistry: Elements, and Compounds, Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, Acids, bases and salts
  • Botany: Classification of living organisms, Nutrition
  • Zoology: Blood and blood circulation, Animals, plants and human life, Reproductive system
  • Ecology: Health and hygiene, Human diseases, prevention and remedies

Unit II: Current Events

  • History: The latest diary of national events, National symbols, a profile of States, awards & honors, India and its neighbors, eminent persons & places in news, sports & games, books & authors.
  • Political Science: Public awareness & General administration, welfare-oriented govt. schemes, their utility, public elections, political parties, and political system in India.
  • Geography: Geographical landmarks
  • Economics: Current socio-economic problems

Unit III: Geography

  • Earth and Universe, Monsoon, weather & climate, Water resources, Rivers in India, Soil, minerals & natural resources, Forest & wildlife, Social geography, population, density and distribution, Agricultural pattern, Transport including surface transport & communication, Natural calamities, Disaster Management.

Unit IV: History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

  • Indus valley civilization, the Golden Age of Guptas, Mughals and Marathas, Age of Vijayanagaram,
  • South Indian history, India since independence, Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu, Political parties and populist schemes, Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity, and India as a secular state. Culture and Heritage of Tamil people.

Unit V: Indian Politics

  • Constitution of India and its salient features, the Union, States and territories, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Human rights.
  • The legislature of India: Union legislature, Parliament, State Executive, State Legislature, assembly, Local government, Panchayat Raj
  • Judiciary in India: The process of law, Elections, Corruption in public life, Anti-corruption measures, Right to information, Empowerment of women, Consumer protection forms, CVC, Lok adalats, Ombudsman, CAG

Unit VI: Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy, Five-year plan models, Land reforms & agriculture, Application of science in agriculture, Social sector problems. Economic trends in Tamil Nadu, industrial growth, Rural welfare oriented programmers, population, education, health, employment, poverty.

Unit VII: Indian National Movement

  • National Renaissance, the emergence of national leaders, M. Gandhi, J. Nehru, R.N. Tagore, Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle

Unit VII: Mental Ability and Aptitude

Unit VIII: General English

  • General English: There are 100 questions in the paper which are based on English or Tamil, as per the choice of the applicant. The objective is to test the basic language skills of the candidate. The syllabus for General English is given below.
  • Grammar: Vocabulary, suffix and prefix, articles, prepositions, tenses, active and passive voice, infinitives, gerunds and participles, homophones, parts of speech, sentences, degree, compound words.
  • Figures of speech
  • Questions based on the biography of famous personalities. Questions based on apprehension of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Sonnet 116, and Julius Caesar, Paulnack's Music- The Hope Raiser as well as Oscar Wilde's The Model Millionaire and The Selfish Giant.
  • Comprehension questions based on motivational essays by authors Ruskin Bond, APJ Abdul Kalam, Gopala Krishna Gokhale, Hope Spencer, Brian Patten, Deepa Agarwal, and Dale Carnegie.
  • Nationality of poems, poets, and stories. Folk Arts of India, Life of poets, authors, and dramatists. Quotes by famous personalities and characters of various works.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern

The written examination paper of the TNPSC Group 4 exam is divided into 3 sections. The first section is for general studies and second for aptitude and mental ability, and the third is proficiency in General English/ Tamil. The TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment exam pattern is as follows:

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities

Exam Duration

General Studies

75

300

90

3 Hours

Aptitude and Mental Ability

25

General Tamil/ General English

100

Total

200

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Dates

The TNPSC Group 4 Exam Dates are yet to be finalized and disclosed by the Tamil Nadu PSC. Have a look at the table below to know about the important dates that include Online Application Start and End Date. Also, check the Exam Date for the offline Exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Dates/ Events

Start of Online Process

Yet to be released

Last date of Online Process

Yet to be released

Written Examination(Phase I)

Yet to be released

TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card

It is one of the most important documents. Make sure to download the TNPSC Group 4 call letter within the time period. Step mentioned below will help you download the admit card hassle free. Download the TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card as soon as possible to avoid any last minute hassles.

Download your TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card Here

Note* Link will be activated after the release of the call letter

Step 1: Click on the link given above.

Step 2: Log in with your Registration Number/ Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth.

Step 3: Download the admit card and attach your photograph.

Step 4: Print and save for future reference.

TNPSC Group 4 Salary

Selected candidates will be offered with great benefits with the salary. The employees will be paid with the Level- 7 and 8 of the Pay Matrix. In addition to Pay, they will also be eligible for DA, HRA, and City Allowance and other allowances as per rules in force from time to time.

Post

Level

Salary

Additional Benefits

Steno-Typist (Grade–III)

Level-10

INR 20,600 - 65,500

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • City Allowance

Other TNPSC Group 4 Posts

Level-8

INR 19,500 - 62,000

TNPSC Group 4 Cut off

Out of many applicants, only a few candidates get selected for the TNPSC Group 4 final recruitment as it can be difficult to get into such a reputed organization. To be prepared for the examination, we have provided you with the TNPSC Group 4 Cut off 2019 below:

TNPSC Group 4 VAO Cut off 2019:

The TNPSC VAO expected cut off 2019 is provided below. Candidates can refer to this table to get an idea about the competition and ranking.

Category

Male

Female

General

-

-

Backward Class (BC)

165

162

Most Backward Class (MBC)

163

160

Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

162

162

Scheduled Caste(SC)

161

159

Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA)

-

-

Scheduled Tribe(ST)

160

157

TNPSC Group 4 Typist Cut off 2019

In the table below, we have shown the TNPSC Typist expected cut off for 2019.

Category

Male

Female

General

184

183

Backward Class (BC)

182

181

Most Backward Class (MBC)

182

182

Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

174

172

Scheduled Caste (SC)

178

177

Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA)

175

174

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

176

173

TNPSC Group 4 Steno-Typist Cut Off 2019

The category-wise official TNPSC Group 4 cutoff 2019 of Steno-Typist was released as follows.

Category

Male

Female

General

142

140

Backward Class (BC)

135

132

Most Backward Class (MBC)

135

134

Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

126

121

Scheduled Caste (SC)

124

121

Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA)

123

122

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

125

120

TNPSC Group 4 Typist Cut Off 2019

This post requires an additional education certificate of typing. The graduate in any discipline can fill the application for this post. The typist post is the headquarter posts and the candidates will be posted in the district headquarters, majority of times. The category-wise official TNPSC Group 4 cutoff 2019 of Typist was released as follows.

Category

Male

Female

General

172

171

Backward Class (BC)

169

167

Most Backward Class (MBC)

168

167

Backward Class Muslim (BCM)

156

153

Scheduled Caste (SC)

159

158

Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyar (SCA)

155

153

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

161

156

TNPSC Group 4 Answer Key

The TNPSC Group 4 Answer key is expected to be released by the authority within 2 to 3 weeks of the examination. The candidates can go through the answer key and estimate their scores and compare them with the cut off marks to know about their selection status. The direct link to download the official TNPSC Group 4 Answer Key will be available here.

How to Prepare for TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2021?

TNPSC is one of the reputed organizations so the level of examination can be difficult. Applicants need to be thorough with every section and answer carefully. It is important to answer with concentration and carefully as marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

  • Candidates can practice reading books which will help them in conceptualizing the descriptive examinations.
  • It is also important to read newspapers daily to stay updated or else you can refer to the Testbook Current Affairs to get news on your fingertips.
  • For reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude, applicants should solve problems from different books or take up the Testbook test series for best preparation.

Recommended Books for TNPSC Group 4 2021

Given below are some of the recommended books for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam. Applicants can avail of these TNPSC Group 4 books through online sites or the nearest stationery. Candidates can find many more books online but these are some of the best books shortlisted for quick reference:

Book

Section

Publisher

Description

TNPSC Group – IV Previous year Original Question Paper

Overall

TNPSC

This book will cover the entire syllabus of the TNPSC Group - 4 recruitment exam.

Manual for TNPSC Examinations

General Studies

McGraw Hill Publications

It will give you a real time insight on the TNPSC Group - 4 exam.

NCERT IX & X Books

(History, Civics, Geography)

General Awareness

NCERT

NCERT books are a great help to cover the topics of general awareness in simple language.

A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal

Reasoning Ability

Arihant

This book has perfect examples and explanations for practicing reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Paperback

Quantitative Aptitude

S Chand

This guide contains most expected quantitative aptitude exams for the competitive exams.

TNPSC Group 4 Result

As mentioned before it is not quite easy to qualify the TNPSC Group 4 examination as only a few candidates get selected at the end by the organization. The step by step process to download the TNPSC Group 4 Results is mentioned below. The link to check the results for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam will be updated soon after the organization releases it.

Direct link to download TNPSC Group 4 Results 2021

Note* link will be activated once results are released.

Step 1: Go to the mentioned link above

Step 2: Log in with your credentials.

Step 3: Download your scorecard and print for future reference.

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TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment 2021 FAQs

Where can I download the TNPSC Group 4 Exam Syllabus?
The syllabus for the TNPSC Group 4 exam will be available on Testbook as well as on the official website of TNPSC as part of the recruitment notification.
Where will the TNPSC Group 4 written exam be conducted?
The written exam of TNPSC Group 4 will be conducted in all the major cities of Tamil Nadu.
When will the cut off for the TNPSC Group 4 exam be released?
The cut off for all posts will be released at least a month after the completion of the exam. Download the Testbook App to stay updated.
Is there any reservation in TNPSC Group 4 recruitment vacancies?
Yes, the distribution of TNPSC Group 4 vacancies is done based on the reservation percentage allocated to several communities by the government.
When will the TNPSC Group 4 recruitment result be released?
The TNPSC Group 4 result is expected to be released on the Commission's website at least a month after the exam. Testbook will notify you as soon as they are announced.
On what basis is the TNPSC Group 4 Recruitment done?
The TNPSC Group 4 selection is based on the merit list that is released district wise. The merit list consists of the roll number of candidates who have scored the highest in the written test.
What will be the mode of the TNPSC Group 4 exam?
The TNPSC Group 4 exam is conducted in offline mode.
I cannot find my TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket. Will I still be able to appear in the exam?
No. Without the TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket, you cannot be allowed in the exam center.
Is Hindi language part of the syllabus for the TNPSC Group 4 exam?
No. Hindi language is not part of the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus 2021. The TNPSC Group 4 syllabus includes General Science, Current Events, Geography, Indian Politics and Economics, English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
For how many marks the TNPSC Group 4 exam is conducted?
The maximum marks of the TNPSC Group 4 examination is 300 marks.