HOW TO PREPARE THE TNPSC EXAM:

TNPSC Preparation

TNPSC Exams - Method of Preparation

How to be Successful in General Knowledge Questions?
Generally speaking, Tamil Nadu State Board Books are the basic text books for TNPSC Exams. Thesebooks covers approximately 80% questions in General Knowledge Questions. Particularly, in SingleWritten Exams, like TNPSC-Gr.IV, Village Administrative Officer, Surveyor-Draftsman & Steno-Typist exams, these books are considered as the major source. Hence, the students have to read andrevise the State Board Books (Tamil Nadu) to get the utmost results. Otherwise, students may dependthe Materials and Books which were prepared on the basis of State Board Text Books. The choise ofMaterials or State Board Text Books is according to the wish of Students.

General ScienceIn TNPSC Exams, the general science questions were asked mainly from 6th Standard to 10thStandard State Board Text Science Text Books, Physics, Chemistry, Biology of 11 and 12th StandardText Books. The students should take more care on general science, hence it covers approximately 30to 35 % question coverage. In 100 General Knowledge Questions, at least 30-35 questions will beasked from general science. If we have to quote particularly, 8-10 Questions in Physics, 10-12Questions in Chemistry, 12-14 questions in Biology. Except two to three questions, remainingquestions will be asked only from state board books.


Indian History

The secondary importance goes to Indian History subject. Nearly 15 to 20 percent questions wereasked from Indian History. The main source books are the state board books from 6th standard to10th standard (Social Science) and the History text book of 11 and 12th standard. The more questionswere asked from Indian National Movement. In Indian History and Indian National Movement, therole of Tamil Nadu should be understood by the students clearly.

Indian Geography 

In Indian Geography, 10 to 12 percent questions were asked. The main sources are 6 to 10th SocialScience books, 11th and 12th Geography books. In this part also, the students have to concentrate onthe part of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu geography, location, rivers, physical setting etc. In recent days,the maximum questions on this part were taken from tamil nadu geography.Indian ConstitutionNearly 10 to 12 percent questions were asked from Indian Polity and Indian Constitution. For thissubject, in addition to the Civics books of state board, the book "Indian Polity" (published by NICEIAS)
(Price Rs.100) is very useful. If the Students were well versed in Indian Constitution, it will be
helpful to solve more questions in TNPSC Exams.

Indian Economy

With regards to Indian Economy, the main source books are 11th and 12th standard state board books.The students may also look into the newspapers for current economy. The students should be knownthe recent updates like, RBI Governor, Finance Minister, current Government Schemes, IndianEconomical Organizations etc.

Current Events

Two to four questions will be asked from current events. For this part, Dinamani, the daily newspaperis enough to prepare. In generally, 18 months current events were taken into account. In this heading,the students may take more concentration on Awards, Honours, Appointments etc.
MathsIn maths subject, the problems/sums were asked from Class 7, 8, 9, 10 state board book. Now a days,10 to 12 percent questions were taken from this subject. At least, half of the problems were asked from7-10 books. Remaining half of the problems were asked in the head of mental ability. The studentsmay depend on R.S.Aggarwal's Quantitative Aptitude book for mental ability, which covers all themajor headings of mental ability.

Special Focus on Tamil Nadu

The students should also take a note on mind, that 20 % questions will be surely asked froom TamilNadu only. So that, the students have to prepare themselves with regard to the welfare schemes,activities, current events, awards, general knowledge, ministers and chief ministers, economy,geography, history of TAMIL NADU REGION.

Miscellaneous Subjects

Except the above said all subjects, in other subjects like Commerce, Statistics, Hindu Religion, Logic,Ethics, Socialogy, Psychology, Philosophy, some questions were asked in recent exams of TNPSC.These miscellaneous subjects are for class 11 and 12 students. But in totally, 6 to 8 questions weretaken in all these miscellaneous subjects. The students, some times cannot omit these subjects hencethese are the main questions to fix the cut off marks in exams.

MAIN SOURCE BOOKS/MATERIALS 


which Covers 95% questions
Books (about 80% questions covered)
Science - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10th std.
Physics - 11, 12th std.
Chemistry - 11, 12th std.
Biology - 11, 12th std.
Social Science - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 std.
History & INM - 11, 12th std.
Geography - 11, 12th std.
Political Science - 11, 12th std.
Maths - 7, 8, 9, 10
Logic - 12th std. (Old)
Psychology - 12th std (Old)
Political Science - 11, 12th std.
Indian Culture - 12th std. (Old)
Ethics - 11th std.
Newspapers/Magazines
GK Times (Tamil Monthly Magazine)
Dinamani (Tamil Daily Newspaper)