Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Examination - 2007:
TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus: The Syllabus For The Written Examination is Given Below:-
TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General Knowledge (Objective Type) (S.S.L.C. STANDARD)
General Science : Will cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including 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 discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
viz., Scientific Laws, Scientific Instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions.
Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and prevention, Diet-Balanced diet, Human Genetics, Animals,
Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology, Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and Allied
Subjects, Motion, Newton's Laws of Motion- Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other
History of India : Dates and events relating to Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic, Aryan and
Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhanas, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias,
Sultanate and Mughal period. Advent of European powers specially the British and other related topics.
Geography of India :Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their effects, Structure of Earth,
Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate, Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places,
Hill Stations, National 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, Industrial 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 problems, Imports and Exports.
Indian Polity: Indian Constitution, Salient features, Citizenship, Elections, Parliament and State Legislature, Executive set up of States,
Judiciary System, Local Self Governments, Centre-State Relations, Language Policy and Foreign Policy.
Indian National Movement: National Freedom Movement and Attainment of Independence - Contribution of National
Leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokhale, Dada Bhai Nowroji, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal
Nehru and others - Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C., Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and
Current Events: Latest development in Science and Technology, Political developments in India, New
developments in Trade, Transport and Communication. Historical Events, Fine Arts like Dance, Drama, Films,
Painting, Major Literary Works, Games and Sports, National and International Awards, National and International
Organisations, 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 to draw conclusions through inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and charts. It will
include elementary problems from school mathematics.
Note: some of the questions asked in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil Nadu.
TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Exam Syllabus General English S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
Match the following words and phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
Choose the correct 'Synonyms' for the underlined word from the options given.
Choose the correct 'Antonyms' for the underlined word from the options given.
Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix).
Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition.
Select the correct Question Tag.
Select the correct Tense.
Select the correct Voice
Fill in the blanks (infinitive, Gerund, participle).
Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence. (Subject, Verb, Object.,)
Change the following:- (Verb into Noun, Noun into Verb, Adjective into Adverb.)
Fill in the Blanks with correct 'Homophones'.
Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb).
Select the correct sentence.
Find out the odd Words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb).
Select the correct PluralForms.
Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence).
Identify the correct Degree.
TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Examination 2007 (VAO 2007)