TNPSC Combined Civil Services Exam Group-IV gets more attention among all the job seekers. Comparatively easier examination and huge number of vacancies make this TNPSC Group 4 exam as everyone’s favorite. Candidates with matriculation background and below 30 years can apply for these group of posts. Group-IV examinations consists only single stage written examination as the screening process.


Syllabus plays a key role in every exam. Primary thing is to understand the syllabus, go through that always before starting preparation.  Have a look on previous year question papers, that will assist you to understand what type of questions they ask in the exam. Practicing model question papers will not only help you to point out the week area but also helps in completing the exam within time. Try to collect and read various newspapers regularly so that benefits you in solving

Exam Pattern :

As a beginner, the best way to start the preparation is to cover all the TN state board textbooks. Textbooks starts from class 6 – 10 is the best source of information. Before slipping  into any other guides available in market, try to learn from the textbooks. TNPSC Group 4 Guides and other sources available in market can be used for practicing and boosting your performance. For General English section 6th – 12 standard textbooks are useful. For Economics & Political science section too class 11 and 12 textbooks will add more advantage.

For Current affairs section, you can read any standard newspaper on regular basis. You can choose the news papers like The Hindu or other regional based news papers. TNPSC Group 4 general knowledge book are also good for covering the static part. Indian Year Book by Government of India is also good for the preparation.

Important Books :

State Board Textbooks – Class 6 – 10(for Science & Social Science )

For General English – Class 6 – 12

For Economics – Class 6 – 11

For Political Science – Class 6 – 10 (Civics section) & Class 12 Political Science

For Current Affairs – Newspapers & Year Book,

Objective Arithmetic

Candidates can find the detailed syllabus here

Preparation Tips

Along with state board textbooks, examinees should go through the TNPSC Group 4 previous year question papers. Previous question papers will give a vast idea about what to study & more importantly what to ignore. For arithmetic & logical reasoning daily practice is much important. Examinees should follow the current affairs too daily. Systematic Planning and daily practice will do more wonders in your score card.