How to prepare for TNPSC Group 4 exam and suggested books(updated list)

TNPSC conducts group 4 exam every year to recruit stenographers,field surveyor,junior assistant,bill collector and draftsman. Its syllabus is of SSLC standard. Although its syllabus is pretty less when compared to other exams,many aspirants including graduates found it difficult to crack.So here is a updated guide to help you prepare with the latest syllabus of the exam.Lets begin!!!!

1.STICK TO THE SYLLABUS

First of all you should be thorough with the syllabus. It enables you to concentrate on only desired subjects. While preparing anything for TNPSC Group 4 always stick to the syllabus.Take a copy of the syllabus. Always have it in your hand while preparing.For those who still don’t have syllabus can download the syllabus from this link and can take a printout for thier preparation. http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/syllabus/new_syllabus_group_IV_services_updated.pdf

 2.FOLLOW NEWS REGULARLY

Most important news such as rocket launch, tournament winners in sports , landmark judgments ,new laws,new books and its authors, person who got awards (both national and international), govt schemes and policies, economic news and India’s foreign affairs are asked in Group 4 exam.Don’t worry I am gonna update current affairs for group 4 aspirants appearing this year.

3.CONCENTRATE ON GRAMMAR AND LITERATURE PORTION OF ENGLISH/TAMIL

English/ Tamil will give you 150 marks.You should follow rule no 1 for maximizing your score in literature section. Don’t read unnecessary lessons and poems.There are lots of poem and lesson which are not included in the syllabus. So, be careful. For English grammar section, i recommend wren and martin book for grammar and practice SSLC and HSC questions. For Tamil grammar, there are lots of book and the best one will be updated soon.

4.PRACTICE MORE APTITUDE QUESTIONS 

Basically, you wont find any time management issues in Group 4 exams in all other sections except aptitude. In my personal experience i have seen many aspirants completely ignore this section in preparation.  No or little preparation will not fetch you good score in this section. You should spend at least 2 weeks. Believe you can learn everything in 2 weeks.  For this section i recommend Quantitative aptitude by R.S.Agarwal and A modern approach to non verbal reasoning by  R.S.Agarwal.

5.WORK HARD.DON’T CONTAIN YOURSELF TO SSLC STANDARDS.

Apart from English, aptitude and current affairs, there is General studies which includes subjects such as history, Geography, Science, Economics and Civics. For history and geography 6th to 10th book is enough. For science you would have to  stretch a little bit for your preparation(details regarding this is given in separate article). For economics and civics you should think well beyond SSLC standard.(details regarding this is given in separate article).

6.TAKE MOCK TESTS-SUCCESS IS ABOUT CORRECTING THE MISTAKE

Take at least 3 mock/practice tests. In this website i will update a mock test soon. Take that test,take your time to analyse your strength and weakness in various subjects.  After you analyse your test result, you may have known your weakness tat may be anything from language to civics. After this stage take sectional tests which is also available in our website. Remember: Not just taking many tests will not make you score more. Learning the mistakes and correcting will make you score more.

7.REFER PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTIONS

Although it may sound like an old advice, it will help you in understanding the syllabus.Warning: Don’t go beyond 2013 because before that period we had a different syllabus. However you can still study general studies from that question papers. I will update the questions papers soon.

SUGGESTED BOOKS

1.Lucent GK

2. 6th to 10th TN books

3.Quantitative aptitude by R.S.Agarwal and A modern approach to non verbal reasoning by  R.S.Agarwal

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt.

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