TNPSC Group 4 2023 Exam Notification Details | Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus and Cut-Off

TNPSC Group 4 2023

The TNPSC Group 4 exam is one of the major exams conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

The group 4 examination is conducted annually by TNPSC to select the following post.,

  • Village Administrative Officer (VAO)
  • Junior Assistant
  • Bill Collector
  • Typist & Steno-Typist

Note: Separate examination is now conducted for the posts of Field Surveyor and Draftsman, which were selected under the TNPSC Group 4 examination in the past.


12th July 2023: The final result for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2022 has been announced, and the counseling process will take place from July 20, 2023, to August 10, 2023, in both the morning and afternoon sessions. You can check the published list to see if you are eligible for counseling

Also, it is worth noting that this is the Exam with the most vacancies. That is, the exam is conducted for at least 8000 vacancies.

Last year too, TNPSC released the Group 4 Notification to recruit 10748 vacancies.

Okay, Let’s see the Qualification and Syllabus of the Group 4 Exam 2024.

Table of Content

  1. Group 4 Exam Dates
  2. Group 4 Salary Details
  3. Group 4 Qualification
  4. Group 4 Selection Method
  5. Group 4 Exam Pattern
  6. Group 4 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date 2023

The TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date for the year 2023 is scheduled to take place in February 2024. As per the TNPSC Annual Planner 2023-2024, the notification for the Group 4 exam is expected to be released in November 2023. Online registration for the exam will commence in November 2023 and the last date to apply is expected to be in December 2023.

Group 4 Exam Events2023 Gr-IV Exam Dates (Tentative)
Group 4 Notification DateNovember 2023
Online Registration Starts OnNovember 2023
Last Date to ApplyDecember 2023
TNPSC Group 4 Exam DateFebruary 2024
TNPSC Group 4 Result DateApril 2024

Read More: Group 4 Result 2022

TNPSC Group 4 Salary Details

TNPSC Group 4 Salary ranges from Rs. 19,500 to 62,000 as per the 7th Pay Commission. The basic scale band is Rs. 19,500 – 62,000 (Level 8). Additional allowances and benefits are provided.

S.NoName of the PostsSalary Range
1Village Administrative Officer (VAO)Rs. 19500 – 62000/-
2Junior Assistant
3Bill Collector, Grade-I
4Field Surveyor
7Steno-Typist (Grade–III)Rs. 20600 – 65500/-

TNPSC Group 4 Qualification

TNPSC Group 4 Qualification 2023: 10th Class/SSLC required. Age limit: 18-32 for SSLC candidates, 18-58 for candidates with higher education. Check below for category-specific age limits.

You can only write if you meet two qualifications for this exam. They are,

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit [Minimum & Maximum Age]

Educational Qualification

You can write this exam if you have completed at least 10th Class / SSLC. [பத்தாம் வகுப்பு]

Age Limit

18 to 32 for those who have completed only the 10th class in terms of age.

18 to 58 for those who have studied above 10th class Ie., 12th, Diploma, Degree and etc…

S.NoCategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Maximum Age
(More than SSLC)
1General18 Years32 Years32 Years
2MBC, BC, BC(M)34 Years58 Years
3SC, SC(A), ST, Destitute Widows37 Years

TNPSC Group 4 Age Limit 2024 Minimum and Maximum Age Limit in Tamil

Typewriting Qualification

Aspirants must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting for the post of Typist and Steno-Typist

  1. by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  2. by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English
  3. (or) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Typist பதவிக்கு விண்ணப்பிப்பவர்கள் மட்டும் மேலே குறிப்பிட்ட கூடுதல் தகுதிகளை பெற்றிருக்க வேண்டும் அதாவது டைப்பிங் முடித்திருக்க வேண்டும்.

Group IV Selection Method

Applicants who have to apply for these exams are selected only through written examination.

Those who pass the written test are certified and assigned to the job through counseling.

  • Stage 1: Written Test (Objective Type Exam)
  • Stage 2: Document Verification (Certificate Verification)

Written Exam Pattern

We mentioned above that the first step in the selection process is the writing test.

Here we will see how that writing exam will be conducted.

The written examination will be conducted in two papers in the form of Objective type questions (MCQ).

S.NoTopicNo.Of QuestionsMax. Marks
1General Tamil100150
2General Studies75112.5
3Aptitude & Mental Ability2537.5

Read More:  Gr-4 Study Materials

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2023

We saw above that the Group 4 exam consists of two question papers.

One is set up to test language proficiency and the other to test general knowledge.

General Studies

Read below to know the syllabus for the general knowledge area.

The general knowledge area consists of several subdivisions i.e. General Science, Current Events, Geography, History, Aptitude and etc…

General Science

Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.

Current Events

History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, and Science.


Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate, Water resources-rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern &, etc.

History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

Indus valley civilization-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis.

South Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India &, etc.

Indian Polity

Constitution of India–Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, state, and territory- Citizenship.

Rights amend duties, Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj &, etc.

Indian Economy

Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models- an assessment – Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth & etc.

Indian National Movement

National Renaissance – Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore – Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation, and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams -Analytical interpretation of data.

Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)-Ratio and Proportion.

Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work & Logical reasoning

General Tamil

100 questions will be asked from the General Tamil section.

We have given the syllabus to them in PDF format at the following link, download, and read on.

Download TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus in Tamil – Click Here

TNPSC Group 4 Pass Marks 2023

We have looked at all the important things required for the Group 4 exam.

Finally looking at the cut-off Marks. It will help you prepare for the exam.

General168[+/- 3 Questions]167[+/- 3 Questions]
BC166[+/- 3 Questions]165[+/- 3 Questions]
MBC165[+/- 3 Questions]164[+/- 3 Questions]
BC(M)156[+/- 3 Questions]152[+/- 3 Questions]
SC164[+/- 3 Questions]162[+/- 3 Questions]
SC(A)157[+/- 3 Questions]156[+/- 3 Questions]
ST156[+/- 3 Questions]153[+/- 3 Questions]
Note: Based on No.of correct questions

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Thank you and goodbye. See you in the next article. All the Best!!!

Updated On: 23rd August 2023

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