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TNPSC VAO-Tamilnadu Ministerial Services 2016 Exam Pattern and Vacancy Details

TNPSC VAO-Tamilnadu Ministerial Services 2016 Exam Pattern:

Total marks: 300

Duration: 3 hours

Sections                                          Marks

General Studies                               75

Basics of Village Administration    25

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test         20

General Tamil/ General English      80

District wise vacancies list:

  • Ariyalur - 22 Posts
  • Chennai  - 01 Post
  • Coimbatore - 04 Posts
  • Cuddalore - 37 Posts
  • Dharmapuri - 12 Posts
  • Dindigul - 07 Posts
  • Erode - 18 Posts
  • Kancheepuram - 59 Posts
  • Kanyakumari  - 01 Post
  • Karur - 12 Posts
  • Krishnagiri - 29 Posts
  • Madurai - 12 Posts
  • Nagapattinam - 65 Posts
  • Namakkal - 07 Posts
  • Perambalur - 09 Posts
  • Pudukkottai - 28 Posts
  • Ramanathapuram - 18 Posts
  • Sivagangai - 18 Posts
  • Thanjuvur - 93 Posts
  • The Nilgris - 03 Posts
  • Theni - 03 Posts
  • Thoothukudi - 03 Posts
  • Tiruchirapalli - 18 Posts
  • Tirunelveli - 13 Posts
  • Tiruvallur - 82 Posts
  • Tiruppur - 08 Posts
  • Tiruvarur - 51 Posts

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TNPSC VAO Exam 2016 details

TNPSC VAO Examination for Tamilnadu Ministerial Service:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts direct recruitment for the post of village administrative officer in Tamilnadu Ministerial service. This is a direct recruitment exam where the candidates who have cleared the written examinations will directly be selected to fill up available vacancies in Ministerial service. The nature of job is Permanent. This year there are 813 positions to be filled up through this exam.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Online Application: 14.12.2015
  • Last Date for Payment of Fees : 16.12.2015
  • Date of Written Examination: 14.02.2016 
  • Time of Written Examination: 10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M.

Important Links:

To download the official notification in Tamil language click the following link:

To download the official notification in English language click the following link:

To download the syllabus in English language click the following link:

To download the syllabus in Tamil language click the following link:

TNPSC Annual Exam Planner 2016-17 Details

Every year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) declares its official year planner at the beginning of the year for vacancies corresponding to Group 1, 2, 2A, 4 and VAO Exams. Recently TNPSC has declared Exam Time Table of TNPSC 2016-2017 examinations. The total number of probable job vacancies corresponding to all the open positions for the year 2016-17 is estimated to be 5513 or above.

To know more about TNPSC exams follow this link:

Post NameOpen PositionsTentative NotificationTentative Exam
Block Health Statistician (2007-11) In Tn Medical SUB. SER.1721st week of Feb 201605/06/2016 (Sunday)
Asst Tester / Tester In TN Industries Subordinate Service042nd week of Feb 201625/06/2016 (Saturday)
General Foreman / Technical Asst. In Tn Motor Vehicle Maintenance Sub. Service083rd week of Feb 201603/07/2016 (Sunday)
Deputy Manager In Elcot -TN General Service123rd week of Feb 201603/07/2016 (Sunday)
Jailor074th week of Feb 201612/06/2016 (Sunday)
Assistant Jailor654th week of Feb 201624/07/2016 (Sunday)
Librarian In TN Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service Librarian In TNPSC – Tn Secretariat Service021st Week of March 201631/07/2016 (Sunday)
Group-VIIA Services: EO GR-I In The Dept Of HR & CE032nd Week of March 201610/07/2016 (Sunday)
Research Officer, TNPSC – TN Secretariat Service / Senior Research Assistant In TNPSC023rd Week of March 201631/07/2016 (Sunday)
Architectural Asst / Planning Asst In TN Town & Country Planning Sub. Service / Sub-Inspector For Fisheries (2013-2015) In The Tn Fisheries Sub. Service214th Week of March 201614/08/2016 (Sunday)
GROUP-VIIB SER: EO GR-III In The Dept Of HR & CE141st Week of April 201606/08/2016 (Saturday)
GROUP-VIII SERVICES: EO GRADE-IV IN The Dept Of HR & CE223rd Week of April 201621/08/2016 (Sunday)
Labour Officer In Tn Labour Service031st Week of June 201611/09/2016 (Sunday)
Group-Va Services (Recruitment By Transfer) Asst In Secretariat (Other Than Law And Finance)632nd Week of June 201604/09/2016 (Sunday)
Cese:- Asst Dir. Of Indl. Safety & Health In Tn Factory Service / Asst Dir. Of Handloom And Textiles In Tn Handloom & Textile Service262nd Week of June 201617/09/2016 (Saturday)
Hostel Superintendent Cum Physical Training Officer In Tn Emp.& Trg Sub. Service093rd Week of June 201628/08/2016 (Sunday)
Asst Geologist (2013-2015) In Agricultural Sub. Service / Tourist Officer – Tn General Service151st Week of July 201601/10/2016 (Saturday)
CCSE – III (Group-IIIA Services) (Non-Interview Post)362nd Week of July 201625/09/2016 (Sunday)
Post Included In Group-Iv Services49313rd Week of July 201616/10/2016 (Sunday)
Combined Civil Service Examination – I (Group – I Services)451st Week of August 201627/11/2016 (Sunday)
Junior Chemist (2013-2015) In TTN Industries Sub. Service / Draughtsman Grade-III In TN Town & Courtry Planning Sub. Service082nd Week of August 201606/11/2016 (Sunday)
Phenyle Asst /Social Case Work Expert In TN Jail Sub. Ser. / Junior Analyst In TN Medical Sub. Service153rd Week of August 201619/11/2016 (Saturday)
Store Keeper / Junior Scientific Officer In Forensic Science Dept301st Week of September 201604/12/2016 (Sunday)
CCSE-II (Group-II Services -Interview Post)Various1st Week of September 2016Prelim/ Exam: 11/12/2016 (Sunday)
Village Administrative Officer (VAO)Various2nd Week of September 201608/01/2017 (Sunday)
CCSE-II(Group-IIA Services -Non-Interview Post)Various1st Week of November 201605/02/2017 (Sunday)

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TNPSC VAO Exam Question Pattern.

TNPSC VAO examination- Pattern and Questions.

If you are an aspirant for the VAO Exam, then it is for sure that you should start preparing from beginning of your graduation. You should be aware about the VAO exam question pattern(with Syllabus) and the syllabus on which you need to concentrate. TNPSC VAO has released the notification for a total of around 2342 vacancies which are prevailing.

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Poems and Poet Names asked in TNPSC group 2 General English

Women’s rights - Annie Lousia Walker
To a Millionaire - Archibald Lampman
You can't be that, No, You can't be that - Brian Patten
The Piano - D.H.Lawrence
Snake - D.H.Lawrence
Nine Gold Medals - David Roth
Inclusion - Dipti Bhatia
Be the Best - Douglas Malloch
The cry of the children - Elizabeth Barett Browning
To cook and Eat - Emma Richards
A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother  F Joanna
Migrant Bird - Famida Y Basheer
Discovery - Gayatri Pahlajani
Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - Grace Nichols
A psalm of Life - H.W.Longfellow
To India – My Native Land - Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
Keep Your Spirits High - Hope Spencer
Be Glad your Nose is on your face - Jack Prelutsky
No men are foreignJames Kirkup
Laugh and be Merry - John Masefield
Biking - Judith Nicholls
Punishment in Kindergarten - Kamala Das
My Grandmother's House - Kamala Das
Earth - Khalil Gibran
A tiger in the Zoo - Leslie Norris
Is Life But a Dream - Lewis Caroll
Off to outer space tomorrow morning - Norman Nicholson
Where the Mind is Without fear - Rabindranath Tagore
The Apology - Ralph Wlado Emerson
Bat - Randall Jarell
Going for water - Robert Frost
ManlinessRudyard Kipling
Our Local Team - Ruskin Bond
The Flying Wonder - Stephen Vincent Benet
The Man He Killed - Thomas Hardy
English words - V K Gokak
With a Friend - Vivian Gould
The Nation united - Walt Whitman
O captain My Captain - Walt Whitman
Sonnet No 116 - William Shakespeare
The Solitary Reaper - William Wordsworth.

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1. TNPSC II Group Kizhakku (Tamil)

Table of Contents

1. General Knowledge
2. Political
3. History
4. Current Affairs
5. National Movement
6. Science
7. Geography
8. Economics and Business
9. Intelligent Quotient
10. General Tamil
11. Previous Years Question Papers.


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