Tnpsc group 4 syllabus 2021 in English study material


Nature of UniverseGeneral Scientific laws-Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy- Magnetism, electricity and electronicsHeat, light and sound.

ChemistryElements and Compounds- Acids, bases and saltsFertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

BotanyMain Concepts of life scienceClassification of living organism
Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration.

ZoologyBlood and blood circulationReproductive systemEnvironment, ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and non – communicable diseases – prevention and remedies-Animals, plants and human life.

History-Latest diary of events-national -National symbols-Profile of States- Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors – Awards & honors’-India and its neighbours.

Political Science-

1. Problems in conduct of public elections-

2. Political parties and political system in India-

3. Public awareness & General administration-

4. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility.

Geography-Geographical landmarks Economics-Current socio-economic problems
Science-Latest inventions on science & technology


Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climateWater resourcesrivers in IndiaSoil, minerals & natural resources-Forest & wildlifeAgricultural patternTransport including surface transport & communicationSocial geography – population-density and distribution– Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

Indus valley civilizationGuptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanisSouth Indian history-Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-India since independenceCharacteristics of Indian cultureUnity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes.


Constitution of IndiaPreamble to the constitutionSalient features of constitution– Union, state and territory- Citizenshiprights amend dutiesFundamental rightsFundamental duties- Human rights charterUnion legislatureParliament– State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law-Elections- Official language and Schedule-VIII- Corruption in public life- Anti-corruption measures –CVC, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG – Right to information- Empowerment of womenConsumer protection forms.


Nature of Indian economyFive-year plan models-an assessmentLand reforms & agricultureApplication of science in agricultureIndustrial growthRural welfare oriented programmers – Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.


National renaissance Emergence of national leadersGandhi, Nehru, Tagore – Different modes of agitations-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggleRajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & others.


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-Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)

PART A Grammar

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….)
Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective and Adverb)
13. Comprehension
14. Select the correct sentence
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective and Adverb)
16. Select the correct Plural forms
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19. Form a new word by blending the words.
20. Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)


1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:

Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis – Rhyme Scheme – Rhyming Words – Repetition – Apostrophe
A Psalm of LifeWomen’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My CaptainLaugh and Be MerryEarthDon’t quitThe ApologyBe Glad your Nose is on your faceA sonnet for my Incomparable MotherThe Flying WonderTo a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry

A Psalm of Life – Women’s Rights – The Nation United – English words – Snake – The Man He Killed – Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 – The Solitary Reaper – Be the Best – O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth – Don’t quit – The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother – The Flying
Wonder – To a Millionaire – The Piano – Manliness – Going for water – The cry of the Children – Migrant Bird – Shilpi.

3. Important lines from Poems.
Where the mind is without fear – The Solitary Reaper – Going for water – A Psalm of Life – Be the Best – Sonnet No.116

4. Questions on the Biography of

Mahatma Gandhi – Jawaharlal Nehru – Subash Chandra Bose – Helen Keller Kalpana Chawala – Dr.Salim Ali – Rani of Jhansi – Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln

5. Questions on Shakespeare’s
Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) – Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) – Sonnet 116

6. Questions from Oscar Wilde’s The Model Millionaire – The Selfish Giant
7. Dr.Karl Paulnack Music-The Hope Raiser

8. Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:
Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to
The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to
success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from ‘India2020’)
– Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ – Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits
high’ – Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ – Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be
that no you can’t be that’

9. Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ – Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai Malai – Brihadeesvarar Temple

10. British English – American English

Authors and their Literary Works

1. Match the Poems with the Poets
A psalm of Life – Be the Best – The cry of the children – The Piano – Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology – Be Glad your Nose is on your face – The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream – Be the Best – O captain My Captain – Snake – Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear – The Man He Killed – Nine Gold Medals.

2. Which Nationality the story belongs to?

The selfish Giant – The Lottery Ticket – The Last Leaf – How the Camel got
its Hump – Two Friends – Refugee – The Open Window.

3. Identify the Author with the short story

The selfish Giant – The Lottery Ticket – The Last Leaf – How the Camel got its Hump – Two Friends – Refugee – The Open Window – A Man who Had no Eyes – The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano – The face of Judas Iscariot – Swept Away – A close encounter – Caught Sneezing – The Wooden Bowl – Swami and the sum.

4. Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?

5. Which Nationality the Poet belongs to?

Robert Frost – Archibald Lampman – D.H. Lawrence – Rudyard Kipling Kamala Das – Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Famida Y. Basheer – Thomas Hardy – Khalil Gibran – Edgar A. Guest – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Jack Prelutsky – F. Joanna – Stephen Vincent Benet – William Shakespeare – William Wordsworth – H.W. Long Fellow – Annie Louisa walker –
Walt Whitman – V.K. Gokak.

6. Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian
Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai – ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House R.K. Narayan – Swami and the sum – Rabindranath Tagore – Where the mind is without fear – Dhan Gopal Mukherji – Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal – After the Storm – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – Vision for the
Nation Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree – Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant
Eater and the Dassie – Dr. Neeraja Raghavan – The Sun Beam.

7. Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar – The Merchant of Venice

8. Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title

The Selfish Giant – How the camel got its hump – The Lottery ticket – The Last Leaf – Two friends – Refugee – Open window – Reflowering – The Necklace Holiday.

12. About the Poets

Rabindranath Tagore – Henry Wordsworth Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker -V K Gokak – Walt Whitman – Douglas Malloch.

13. About the Dramatists
William Shakespeare – Thomas Hardy

14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a friend – To cook and Eat – To India – My Native Land – A tiger in the Zoo – No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – The Apology – The Flying Wonder.

15. Various works of the following Authors –

Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker – Oscar Wilde – Pearl S. Buck.

16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?

Snake – The Mark of Vishnu – Greedy Govind – Our Local Team – Where the mind is without fear – Keep your spirits high – Be the best – Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire – The Cry of the Children – Migrant bird – Shilpi.

17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?

18. To Which period the Poets belong
William Shakespeare – Walt Whitman – William Wordsworth – H.W. Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker – D.H. Lawrence.

19. Matching the Poets and Poems
Discovery – Biking – Inclusion – Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair – With a Friend – To cook and Eat – Bat – To India – My Native Land – A tiger in the Zoo – No men are foreign – Laugh and be Merry – Earth – The Apology – The Flying Wonder – Off to outer space
tomorrow morning – Be the best – Is life, but a dream – Women’s rights – The Nation united – English words – Snake – The man he killed.

20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation Flying with moon on their wings – Migrant bird – Will Thirst Become -Unquenchable? – Going for Water – Swept away – Gaia tells her.

* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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