TNPSC VAO Exam

The TNPSC exams are conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the various vacancies in the Public Service Commission Sector. Village Administrative Officer (VAO) is one of the most preferred choices of exams conducted by TNPSC. The VAO exam will be conducted once per year by Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

  1. Village Administrative Officer
  2. Junior Assistant (non – security), Junior Assistant (security), Bill Collector, Grade-i, Field surveyor * draftsman
  3. Typist
  4. Steno-Typist (GRADE- III)

UNIT-1: GENERAL SCIENCE

UNIT-2: CURRENT EVENTS

UNIT-3: GEOGRAPHY

UNIT-4: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

UNIT-5: INDIAN POLITY

UNIT-6: INDIAN ECONOMY

UNIT-7: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

UNIT-8: APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TEST

UNIT-9: GENERAL ENGLISH

UNIT-10: GENERAL TAMIL

UNIT -11: POLITICAL SCIENCE

UNIT-12: CURRENT EVENTS

UNIT-13: BASICS OF VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION

Selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination. The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable for this recruitment and the District/ Unit wise Distribution of vacancies.

Written Examination: The written examination conducted by TNPSC consists of single paper (S.S.L.C. Standard). This exam comprising of General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items) & General Tamil / General English (100 items). The mode of written exam is of objective type contains 200 questions carries (150+150) 300 marks, 3 hours is the time duration for the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

  1. Candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be considered first for selection.
  2. In case candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English will be considered for selection.
  3. In case candidates with technical qualification Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English , Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be considered for selection.

Preference in Selection:

For recruitment to the post of Field Surveyor, other things being equal, preference shall be given to the candidates who are trained in survey in Industrial Training Institutes.

Note:

(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).

(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note:

The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

  1. For Typist:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-

(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)

(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)

(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

  1. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)

(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)

(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C.Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III):

Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note:

Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz. Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

SubjectDurationMaximum marksMinimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities
Single Paper (Objective Type) General Studies (Degree Standard (75 items)
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items) + General Tamil/General English (S.S.L.C.Std)(100 items)

(Total – 200 items)
3 Hours150 + 150 = 30090
Total300
About Exam

The TNPSC exams are conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the various vacancies in the Public Service Commission Sector. Village Administrative Officer (VAO) is one of the most preferred choices of exams conducted by TNPSC. The VAO exam will be conducted once per year by Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

Services
  1. Village Administrative Officer
  2. Junior Assistant (non – security), Junior Assistant (security), Bill Collector, Grade-i, Field surveyor * draftsman
  3. Typist
  4. Steno-Typist (GRADE- III)
Syllabus

UNIT-1: GENERAL SCIENCE

UNIT-2: CURRENT EVENTS

UNIT-3: GEOGRAPHY

UNIT-4: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA AND TAMIL NADU

UNIT-5: INDIAN POLITY

UNIT-6: INDIAN ECONOMY

UNIT-7: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

UNIT-8: APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TEST

UNIT-9: GENERAL ENGLISH

UNIT-10: GENERAL TAMIL

UNIT -11: POLITICAL SCIENCE

UNIT-12: CURRENT EVENTS

UNIT-13: BASICS OF VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION

Selection Process

Selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination. The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable for this recruitment and the District/ Unit wise Distribution of vacancies.

Written Examination: The written examination conducted by TNPSC consists of single paper (S.S.L.C. Standard). This exam comprising of General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items) & General Tamil / General English (100 items). The mode of written exam is of objective type contains 200 questions carries (150+150) 300 marks, 3 hours is the time duration for the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

  1. Candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be considered first for selection.
  2. In case candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English will be considered for selection.
  3. In case candidates with technical qualification Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English , Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English are not available, candidates with technical qualification of Higher/ Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be considered for selection.

Preference in Selection:

For recruitment to the post of Field Surveyor, other things being equal, preference shall be given to the candidates who are trained in survey in Industrial Training Institutes.

Eligibility

Note:

(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree).

(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

Qualification

A. Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:

Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

Note:

The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification:

  1. For Typist:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-

(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)

(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)

(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

  1. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)

(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)

(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

C.Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III):

Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

Note:

Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz. Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

Exam Pattern
SubjectDurationMaximum marksMinimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities
Single Paper (Objective Type) General Studies (Degree Standard (75 items)
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items) + General Tamil/General English (S.S.L.C.Std)(100 items)

(Total – 200 items)
3 Hours150 + 150 = 30090
Total300

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