TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024 Check the Exam Pattern, Pass Marks, and More

The TNPSC has released the Group 4 exam syllabus and pattern on their website, including the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test, General Studies, and the Aptitude and Mental Ability Test. Candidates should review and plan their study strategy accordingly.

by V Gomala

Updated May 28, 2024

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024 Check the Exam Pattern, Pass Marks, and More

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has posted the Group 4 exam syllabus and pattern on their official website. Candidates should review the new syllabus and create a study plan for each section of the exam. The TNPSC Group 4 exam includes three parts: the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test, General Studies, and the Aptitude and Mental Ability Test.

In this article, we have provided the TNPSC Group 4 syllabus for 2024, along with the exam pattern, preparation tips, and recommended books to help candidates prepare.

General Science



General Science

  • Nature of  Universe
  • Measurement of Physical Quantities
  • General Scientific Laws in Motion
  • Force, Pressure and Energy
  • Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics
  • Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat and Nuclear Physics in our daily life
  • Elements and Compounds
  • Acids, Bases, Salts
  • Petroleum Products
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Metallurgy
  • Food Adulterants
  • Main concepts of Life Science
  • Classification of living organisms
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Human diseases.
  • Environmental Science

Current Affairs and General Awareness




  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas
  • South Indian History
  • Characteristics of Indian Culture
  • Unity in Diversity – Race, Color, Language, and Custom
  • India as Secular State
Current Events

  • The latest diary of events
  • National symbols
  • Profile of states
  • Eminent personalities and places in the news
  • Sports 
  • Books and Authors
  • Welfare Scheme of Government
  • Political parties and Political system in Tamil Nadu and India
  • The latest inventions in Science and Technology
  • Geographical Land Marks
  • Current Socio-Economic issues
Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India: Preamble to the Constitution
  • Salient Features of Constitution: Union, State and Territory
  • Citizenship: Rights Amendments, and Duties
  • Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Union Executive, Union Legislature
  • State Executive, State Legislature
  • Local Governments
  • Panchayat Raj
  • Spirit of Federalism
  • Centre-State Relationships
  • Election, Judiciary in India, Rule of Law
  • Corruption in public life
  • Anti-Corruption measures
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta
  • Right to Information and
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Consumer Protection Forums
  • Human Rights Charter

  • Earth Location
  • Physical Features- Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate
  • Water resources rivers
  • Soil, Minerals and Natural resources
  • Forest and Wildlife
  • Agriculture pattern
  • Transport
  • Communication.
  • Population density and distribution in Tamil Nadu and India
  • Calamities
  • Disaster Management
  • Environment
  • Climate change

  • The nature of Indian economy
  • Five-year plan models – an assessment
  • Planning Commission
  • Niti Ayog
  • Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India
  • Finance Commission
  • Resource sharing between Union and State Governments
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Economic Trends – Employment Generation, Land Reforms and Agriculture
  • Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture

  • Industrial growth
  • Rural Welfare oriented programs
  • Social Problems
  • Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty,
Indian National Movement

  • National Renaissance
  • Early uprising against British Rule
  • Indian National Congress
  • Emergence of Leaders – Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Thanthai Periyar, Jawaharlal Nehru,
    Rabindranath Tagore, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Rajaji, Subhash Chandra Bose, Muthulaksmi Ammaiyar,
    Muvalur Ramamirtham, and other National Leaders
  • Different modes of Agitation in Tamil Nadu and movements
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic Development
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu
  • The geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth
History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of TN

  • History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological Discoveries, and Tamil Literature from Sangam age until contemporary times
  • Thirukkural- Significance as a Secular Literature, Relevance to Everyday Life, Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity, Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc. Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs, Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  • The role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle
  • Early agitations against British Rule
  • The role of women in the freedom struggle
  • Various Social reformers, Social reform movements and Social transformations of Tamil Nadu

Aptitude Exam 



Aptitude and Mental Ability exam 

  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Time and Work
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alpha Numeric Reasoning
  • Number Series

Exam Pattern

Here is the TNPSC Group 4 2024 exam pattern,

Exam Type


No. of Questions


Minimum Qualifying Marks

Objective Type Part A: Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring exam  100 150 90 (For all communities)
Part B: General Studies 75 150
Aptitude and Mental Ability exam 25
Total 200 300

Pass Marks

According to the official notice, if candidates do not score at least 40% (which is 60 marks) in Part-A of the answer sheet, Part-B will not be graded. The total marks from both Part-A and Part-B will be used to determine the candidate's ranking.

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