TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus: The Syllabus For The W ritten Examination is Given Below

:TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General Knowledge (Obje ctive Type) (S.S.L.C. STANDARD) General Science : Will cover General appreciation and understanding of Science i ncluding matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific disci pline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz ., Scientific Laws, Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientis ts and their contributions. Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and pr evention, Diet-Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Enviro nment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and Allied Sub jects, Motion, Newton s Laws of Motion- Properties of Matter, Electricity, Nationa l Laboratories and other related topics. History of India : Dates and events relating to Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic , Aryan and Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhan as, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias, Sultanate and Mughal period. Advent of Europea n powers specially the British and other related topics. Geography of India :Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their e ffects, Structure of Earth, Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Clima te, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, Nation al Parks, Major Ports, Crops and Minerals. Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics. Economics and Commerce : Agriculture, Major crops and Crop pattern in India, Ind ustrial Development, Major, Medium, Small Scale and Cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu. Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other Developmental Schemes- Price policy, Inflation, Population and Unemployment prob lems, Imports and Exports. Indian Polity: Indian Constitution, Salient features, Citizenship, Elections, Pa rliament and State Legislature, Executive set up of States, Judiciary System, Lo cal Self Governments, Centre-State Relations, Language Policy and Foreign Policy . Indian National Movement: National Freedom Movement and Attainment of Independen ce Contribution of National Leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokh ale, Dada Bhai Nowroji, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others Role of Tami l Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C., Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and ot hers. Current Events: Latest development in Science and Technology, Political developm ents in India, New developments in Trade, Transport and Communication. Historica l Events, Fine Arts like Dance, Drama, Films, Painting, Major Literary Works, Ga mes and Sports, National and International Awards, National and International Or ganisations, Abbreviations, Who is Who, Books and Authors, General Terminology, India and its Neighbours, Present day India and other related topics. Mental Ability Tests: These tests are meant to verify the candidates capability t o draw conclusions through inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and char ts. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics. Note: some of the questions asked in this paper shall be exclusively with refere nce to Tamil Nadu. TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General English S.S.L.C

Fill in the blanks with suitable Article Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition. Find out the Error (Articles.. Select the correct sentence. Select the correct Voice Fill in the blanks (infinitive. . Identify the sentence (Simple. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence. Noun into Verb.(Verb into Noun. Identify the correct Degree. Prepositions. Adverb). Standard (Objective Type) Match the following words and phrases given in Column A with their meanings in C olumn B. Suffix). Adverb).) Change the following:. Select the correct word (Prefix. Select the correct Tense. Find out the odd Words (Verb. Compound.) Fill in the Blanks with correct 'Homophones'. Verb. Noun. Comprehension. Adjective into Adverb. Gerund. Choose the correct 'Antonyms' for the underlined word from the options given. participle). Complex Sentence). Object . Verb. Select the correct PluralForms. Adjective. Noun. (Subject. Select the correct Question Tag. Adjective. Choose the correct 'Synonyms' for the underlined word from the options given.

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