TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2016, Exam Pattern, Study Material Download at

By | November 18, 2015

TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2016 pattern, model question paper, study material, old question paper is now available to download at :

TNPSC VAO 2016 Syllabus: Here is good news for Tamil Nadu candidates as it has announced one more notification of Village Administration Officer Examination and all the interested aspirants can apply for this now online as online application is going on. Now those who had applied and those who are going to apply here we have provided syllabus and exam pattern for you. This will surely help you to understand the paper pattern.

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission also called on TNPSC was established in 1957 as Madras Service Commission. Thus it has been working for state government and it conduct the examination for fill up 813 vacant seats of Village Administrative Officer post. Now it is released notification for ministerial service vacancies. You check of all instruction before going to apply. Interested candidates who are looking for the 10th Pass Jobs applied before the last date 14th Dec, 2015.

As we all know that TNPSC takes all its exams online and this online exam for VAO will be taken in February, 2016. They have download TNPSC VAO Recruitment Notification 2015 here. Now before you start your preparation for this exam you must have blue print of paper means syllabus and exam pattern, so according to that you can make your preparation chart. So, here we have provided you briefly details below.

TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2016 Download Details:

Name of Organization: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Number of Vacancies: 813 Posts

Name of Posts: Village Administrative Officer Posts

Job Location: Tamil Nadu

Kind of Declaration: Exam Syllabus/ Pattern

Type of Exam: Written Exam

Exam Date: 14th February, 2016

Eligible Criteria for TNPSC Jobs Vacancy 2016:

TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus & Pattern 2016 Download Details:

TNPSC VAO Exam Pattern:

  • All the question will be asked on MCQs type methods.
  • Written examination is conducted in 2 different papers.
  • There are total number 200 question will be asked.
  • Each question will be true we will 1.5 marks.
  • Time duration is 3 hours for this exam.


  • General Studies (75 items).
  • Basics of Village Administration (25 items).
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items).
  • General Tamil (80 items).


  • General Studies (75 items).
  • Basics of Village Administration (25 items).
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items).
  • General English (80 items).
Sr. No. Name of Subject Questions Marks Time Duration Qualifying Marks
1 General Studies 75 300 3 Hours 90
2 Basics of Village Administration 25
3 Aptitude & Mental Ability Test 50
4 General Tamil/ General English 80
Total 200

TNPSC VAO Exam Syllabus:

It is important to know Group 4 Syllabus and new/revised syllabus in Tamil & English. VAO exam syllabus of SSLC standard is provided below in this post.

Unit-1 General Science:

  • Physics: Nature of Universe-General Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energyMagnetism, electricity, and electronics -Heat, light and sound.
  • Chemistry: Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
  • Botany: Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organismNutrition and dietetics-Respiration.
  • Zoology: Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

Unit-2 Current Events:

  • History: Latest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of StatesEminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbors.
  • Political Science: Problems in conduct of public elections-2. Political parties and political system in India-3. Public awareness & General administration-4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.
  • Geography: Geographical landmarks
  • Economics: Current socio-economic problems
  • Science-Latest inventions on science & technology

Unit-3 Geography:

Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climateWater resources — rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport & communication-Social geography – population-density and distributionNatural calamities – Disaster Management.

Unit-4 History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu:

Indus valley civilization-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.

Unit-5 Indian Polity:

Constitution of India–Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state and territory- Citizenship-rights amend dutiesFundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIIICorruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of womenConsumer protection forms

Unit-6 Indian Economy:

Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growthRural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

Unit-7 Indian National Movement:

National renaissance-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreDifferent modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Unit-8 Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests:

Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation, and presentation of data tables, graphs, diagrams -Analytical interpretation of data- Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interestArea-Volume-Time and Work-Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

Basics of Village Administration
Topics for Objective Type

  • The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
  • Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Registers, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.
  • Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
  • Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands
  • Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection and forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government
  • Scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue
  • Role of VAO during calamities
  • Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns
  • Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms
  • Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc
  • Exemption from land revenue
  • Unauthorized occupation of Government land basic information about Land
  • Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue and entry of joint name of patta
  • Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder.
  • Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status, income, domicile
  • Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.
  • Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO
  • Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions
  • Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act
  • Basic information relating to forest lands and resources and sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress
  • Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.

Important Links:

Download TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2016

TNPSC VAO Notification 2016

Official Site:

2 thoughts on “TNPSC VAO Syllabus 2016, Exam Pattern, Study Material Download at

  1. Sangeetha

    Hi..In the first type exam ..Is there any option for Tamil language…as Hindi


    Perfect day for exam starting exam is vary esaly question patten all the best for how manu studint


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