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TNPSC VAO Previous years Question Papers, Model Question Papers and VAO Question Pattern

TNPSC - VAO Exam Pattern and Previous Years VAO Question Papers for preparing TNPSC VAO 2012 Recruitment. Selection procedure for VAO posts in Tamil Nadu will consist of written examination with objective type multiple choice questions. There will be a single question paper for VAO Exam. The VAO Exam question paper will have questions from General Knowledge of SSLC standard (100 questions) and General Tamil or General English (SSLC Standard) with 100 questions.

TNPSC VAO Question Pattern
1) General Knowledge (SSLC Standard): 100 questions for 150 marks
2) General Tamil / General English (SSLC Standard): 100 questions for 150 marks

TNPSC General Knowledge and Current Affairs Preparations

Mobile manufacturer Nokia is headquartered in Finland.

Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) was founded in 1986.

The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was a major international bank founded in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi, a Pakistani financier.

Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web (WWW).

The first commerical launch of 3G Mobile services was done by NTT Docomo in Japan (2001).

GNH stands for Gross National Happiness.

December 23 - Farmers Day.

Wildcat Strike is a strike action taken by workers without the authorization of their trade union officials.

Bajaj Auto was founded in 1945.

RBI issues currency notes under the Proportional Reserve System.

Important Facts on Indian Freedom Movement

The Congress tri-colour flag was hoisted on 26 January 1930. The people took pledge to fight for achieving complete independence. It became a red letter day for the Congress. To make this day memorable in our history, the Indian Constitution was formally adopted on 26 January 1950. This day is now celebrated as the Republic Day.

In The Salt Satyagraha of 1930 or The Civil Disobedience Movement, Gandhi covered the distance of 241 miles (about 400 K.M.) from Sabarmathi Ashram to Dandi on foot in 25 days with 78 chosen followers including Sarojini Naidu. The slogan Vande Matharam echoed everywhere.

Rash Behari Bose was an Indian who had settled in Japan since 1915. He organized a freedom conference in Tokyo in March 1942.

The Punjab tragedy (Jallianwalabagh Massacre, 13 April 1919) had a lasting impact on succeeding generations. Rabindranath Tagore renounced his Knighthood as a measure of protest. Gandhiji returned the Kaiser-i-Hind medal given to him by the South African Government. C.F. Andrews, a friend of Tagore, Gandhi and Nehru, wrote to Mahadev Desai, after a visit to Amritsar, “It was a massacre, a butchery.”

Gandhiji wrote a series of articles in the magazine, the Harijan. He explained his ideas which were soon to take shape as the historic Quit India Movement. He made it clear that he could no longer afford to wait. He said. “If I continue to wait I might have to wait till doomsday.” Gandhi was so impatient that he said, “Personally I am so sick of slavery that I am even prepared to take the risk of anarchy.”

General Knowledge on Zoology Blood Coagulation for TNPSC Preparations

The coagulation of blood is the property of plasma alone, the red and white blood cells do not take part in it. The blood cells become caught up in the meshes of the clot giving the characteristic appearance of the clot. Coagulation of blood helps to stop further hemorrhage. When the blood is shed the platelets disintegrate and liberate thromboplastin. The thromboplastin is derived from damaged tissues disintegrating platelets and also plasma.

Thromboplastin converts prothrombin into thrombin with the help of calcium ions. Prothrombin is a plasma protein. Ionic calcium greatly helps in the formation of active thromboplastin. Prothrombin is a plasma protein and is manufactured in the liver. Vitamin K is required by the liver for normal formation of prothombin.

Thrombin is an active enzyme which converts soluble protein fibrinogen into insoluble fibrin. The fibrin forms fine threads that adhere to damaged surface of blood vessels and thereby prevent blood loss. The normal

General Knowledge Question and Answers for TNPSC Exams

  • General Knowledge Question and Answers for the Competitive Exams like UPSC, RRB, TRB, IBPS Banking Exams etc.

  • JCB Company was founded by Joseph Cyril Bamford (JCB) in October 1945

  • The Suez Canal connects Mediterranean Sea & the Red Sea. It allows water transportation between Europe & Asia without navigation around Africa.

  • The Reserve Bank of India was set up on the recommendations of the Hilton-Young Commission.

  • SALEM is humorously said to be an abbreviation for "Steel, Aluminum, Lime, Electricity and Mango".

General Knowledge TNPSC, UPSC Exams

  • Laundry whitening agents contain small quantities of a certain substance which fluoresces with a bluish white light when ultra-violet rays fall on them. This enhances the whiteness of clothes.
  • Rayleigh’s scattering law states that the amount of scattering of light is inversely proportional to the fourth power of its wavelength.
  • The colour of the sea The blue colour of the sea is partly due to reflection from the blue sky and partly by scattering of light by the water molecules. Near the shore the sea is green because of the sand in suspension which scatters blue and green light and also due to the reflection of yellow light from the sand.
  • The FM radio uses electromagnetic waves of frequency ranging from 88 MHz to 108 MHz.
  • The AM radio uses electromagnetic waves of frequency ranging from 550 kHz to 1000 kHz

When is TNPSC GROUP 4 Results 2012 ?

TNPSC Group 4 Results Date

Hi friends,this is Priya,I want to share some inormation with u all...

Tamilnadu Public Service Commision- TNPSC Group 4 examinations are got over now and the students/candidates who've appeared for the examinations are already saw the Answer Keys for Group 4 exams 2012.

If u don't see the Answer Keys not yet,
You can get Group 4 Answers Key <- here )

The Results for the TNPSC Group 4 will be announced on or before September first week . The

TNPSC Study Materials for Group 1 and Group 2 Exams

Here you can download the few study materials from saidai duraisamy manithaneyam TNPSC coaching center. This materials contains some important general knowledge topics from history, ancient and medieval India, modern India (both English as well Tamil version), physics, chemistry, Tamil, science, Indian politics and geography. Hope this helpful many people for their TNPSC group 1 and group 2 preparation.  

If you have any queries, feel free and ask us, we are here to help your TNPSC  preparations. All the best

TNPSC Group 2 syllabus 2012

Hi friends,this is Priya. Here are the syllabus for TNPSC Group 2...
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2012
TNPSC Group 2 Exam has 2 set of Question Papers along with Oral Test.TNPSC Group 2 Written exam conducts for 300 marks and Oral test conducts for 40 marks.So,Total score for TNPSC Group 2 Exam is 340.In order to get the Job,Candidates must got the Qualify marks in Group 2 Exam.102 Marks are enough in TNPSC Group 2 Exam and Oral test to get qualify,if you consider marks with out oral test,90 marks are enough to get a job in TNPSC group 2 services.
When you come across about Syllabus for TNPSC Group 2 Exam General Knowledge,General tamil and General English,these are the 3 topics which come in exam for 300 marks. TNPSC Group 2 Exam will conduct on 12-08-2012.
TNPSC Group 2 Question Paper:Set 1
1.General Knowledge:100 questions
2.General Tamil:100 questions
TNPSC Group 2 Question Paper:Set 1
1.General Knowledge:100 questions
2.General English:100 questions
Oral Test:40 Marks
The candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering  the second 100 items apart from answering the first 100 items on General Knowledge.
Syllabus for Preliminary Examination (Objective type) 
The paper on general knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of 

General Science,  current events of national and international importance, history  
and culture of India, geography, Indian Polity, Indian economy, Indian National Movement and 
Freedom  struggle, Mental ability tests and other related fields. 

Questions on general science will cover general appreciation and understanding of 
science, including matters of every day observation and experience as may be expected of a 
well educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline. 

In history emphasis will be on broad general understanding of  the subject in its social, economic, 
political aspects; social and cultural heritage of  India emphasizing unity in diversity.   

Questions on Tamil, Tamil Nadu, Language and Literature, Culture and heritage of its people. 
In geography emphasis will be on geography of India including the physical, social, economic, 
geography and on the main features of Indian agriculture and natural resources.  

Questions on Indian polity and economy will test knowledge on the country’s political, executive, Judicial 
System, Panchayat raj, Rural and Community Development and Economic Planning in India.  
Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the 
Nineteenth century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.  

General mental ability test will include analysis of classified data, logical and behavioural 
reasoning, analogies, school arithmetic, numerical  ability and basic concepts of computers.  
Current events will include latest developments on  all the fields detailed above including 
science and technology
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for General English:
1 Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B
2 Choose the correct 'Synonyms' for the underlined word from the options given
3 Choose the correct 'Antonyms' for the underlined word from the options given
4 Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
5 Fill in the blanks with suitable Article.
6 Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition
7 Select the correct Question Tag
8 Select the correct Tense.
9 Select the correct Voice
10 Fill in the blanks (infinitive, Gerund, participle)
11 Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb,Object ...)
12 Change the following:- (Verb into Noun, Noun into Verb, Adjective into Adverb)
13 Fill in the Blanks with correct 'Homophones'
14 Find out the Error (Articles, prepositions, Noun Verb Adjective, Adverb)
15 Comprehension
16 Select the correct Sentence
17 Find out the odd Words, (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
18 Select the Correct Plural Forms
19 Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence)
20 Indentify the correct Degree.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification 2012

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification 2012 - 
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
 has issued the notification against the direct recruitment Written Test 2012 for the numerous posts mentioned below included in Combined subordinate Services Examination-I [Service Code No. 004]. TNPSC invites the online  mode application only for the admission in the written test against direct recruitment for 3631 posts. The candidates can get more further information about the TNPSC Group2 Exam Notification 2012 given below:

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification 2012 - Details
Posts Details:
Name of the Organization
Group 2 (CSSE-1) posts
Number of vacancies
Educational Qualification
Age Limit
18-30 years
Selection Process
Last date for applying

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification 2012 full Details:
Post Name
No. of Vacancies
Pay Scale
Sub-Registrar (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4800/-
Municipal Commissioner (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4600/- 
Assistant Section Officer (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4600/-
Assistant Inspector (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4300/-
Junior Employment
Officer (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4400/-
Senior Inspector (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4200/-
Audit Inspector (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4200/- 
Supervisor of Industrial 
Co-operatives (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4200/-
Assistant Inspector of
Labour in the Labour
Department (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4800/- 
Supervisor / 
Junior Superintendent (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4200/-
Deputy Inspector of
Survey (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4300/- 
Industrial Co-operative
Officer (PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4900/-
Special Assistant(PB2)
Rs.9300-34800+ GP Rs.4400/-
Junior Co-operative
Auditor (PB2)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2400/-
Revenue Assistant (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2800/-
Audit Assistant (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2400/-
Accountant (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2800/-
Personal Clerk (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2800/-
Assistant (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2800/-
Lower Division Clerk (PB1)
Rs.5200-20200+ GP Rs.2400/-

Who can apply TNPSC Group 2 and How can Apply?

Hi friends,this is Priyadarshinii, here are the eligibility details for TNPSC Group 2...

How to Apply: Eligible aspirants have to apply only through online mode by log on to the TNPSC official website which is '' or The application should be submitted on or before the Last date mentioned below. Aspirant who are applying through online mode application against TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification 2012 must have a recent scanned photograph, and note the application number and password you get on application submission and a print out of duly filled in application (which must be sent to the commissioner) with mandatory details for future reference.

Important Dates:
Last Date for application submission - 13.07.2012
Application fee Payment last date - 17.07.2012
Date of Written Test - 12.08.2012 at 10:00 AM

Application Fee: Aspirants should have to pay Rs. 50/- as application fee through online/offline mode and Rs. 100/- as examination fee in the form of challan in case of offline mode payment in any Indian Bank or Post Office or in case of Online mode payment should be done by Net banking using Credit Card/Debit Card.

Eligibility Details (Education Qualifications and Age Limit):
Applicants are asked to go through the link below for full Detailed Eligibility criteria, age limit and Educational Qualification information.
TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Details - CSSE 1 Notification 2012

Selection Procedure: Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Test and Interview.

TNPSC Recruitment of 1870 Village Administrative Officer - TNPSC VAO

Applications are invited only through online mode up-to 10.08.2012 for admission to the Written Examination for Direct Recruitment to the following post:-
Name of the Post and Post Code :
Village Administrative Officer (2012-2013)
(Post Code 2025)
Name of the Service and Code No.
Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
(Code No.050)
Number of TNPSC VAO vacancies
VAO Scale of pay
Rs.5,200 - 20,200/- + 2,400-G.P (PB1)
* Selection to these TNPSC VAO vacancies will be made only an approval of the Staff
Committee and allotment of candidates to the Districts will be taken up in phases.
District wise vacancies are shown in Annexure - I of this notification.

TNPSC VAO Important Dates

Date of TNPSC VAO Notification 09.07.2012
Last date for submission of TNPSC VAO applications 10.08.2012
Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office 14.08.2012
Date of TNPSC VAO Written examination 30.09.2012 FN 10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M.

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