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TNPSC Executive Officer Exam Pattern

The written examination going to be arranged by TNPSC contains two papers. Paper-I will be
conducted in the morning session with questions from General Studies, Aptitude & Mental
Ability and one optional subject i.e. General Tamil/ General English. Paper-II exam is in the
afternoon section, comprise of questions from Hindu Religion and Saivism & Vaishnavism. The
time span allotted for each paper is 3 hours and the maximum mark is 300.
Paper Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks
General Studies 75
I Aptitude & Mental Ability Test 25 300
General Tamil/ General English 100
II. Hindu Religion and Saivism & Vaishnavism 200 300
TNPSC Executive Officer Exam Syllabus 2016
OMR sheets will be distributed in the exam centers for ticking right answer. Objective type
multiple choice questions would be asked from the syllabus topics given below. The General
Studies section will be in English and Tamil format. For all other topics (including paper-II),
based on respective languages questions will be set.
No. Subject wise Syllabus for TNPSC Executive Officer Exam
1. Syllabus for General Studies
2. Syllabus for Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
3. Syllabus for General Tamil
4. Syllabus for General English
5. Syllabus for Hindu Religion and Saivism & Vaishnavism

Paper-I Syllabus for TNPSC Executive Officer Exam

General Studies Syllabus
1. General Science
2. Current Events
History & Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
Political Science & Indian Polity
Indian Economics
Indian National Movement
Syllabus for Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
Conversion of information to data
Analytical Interpretation of data
Tables, graphs & diagrams
Ratio & Proportion
Simple & Compound Interest
Time & Work
Area & Volume
Logical Reasoning
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General English Syllabus
1. Grammer
Synonyms & Antonyms
Prefix & Suffix
Selecting correct sentence
Infinitive, Gerund & Participle
Blending words, etc.
2. Literature
Figures of speech
Appreciation Questions from Poetry
Important lines from poems
Questions on Shakespeare/ Oscar Wilde/ Dr. Karl Paulnack
British/ American English, etc.
3. Authors and their Literary Works
Nationality of story/ poet
Matching Poems with Poets
Identifying Author of story
Matching Folk Arts with Indian state/ country
Famous Quotes, etc.
Paper-II Syllabus for TNPSC Executive Officer Exam


The minimum qualifying marks in this exam is 204 for SC/ SCA/ MBC/ DC/ BC/ ST category
contestants and for all other community 272 is the minimum pass marks.
Oral Test of TNPSC Executive Officer Posts
Individuals scoring Leading marks in this examination will be invited for the Oral Test, which is
in the form of Personal Interview. Certificate verification would also be done on the interview
date. Depending upon the merit marks in Written Exam (two papers) and Oral Test, right persons
will be chosen for the TNPSC Executive Officer posts.
Download TNPSC Executive Officer Syllabus Click here
Dates to Remember
Notification published on this date: 25-11-2016
Applications should be submitted on or before this date: 24-12-2016
Written Examination will be conducted on this date: 30-04-2017.