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13th August 2014, 10:53 AM
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Re: Important dates for VAO exam

Tamilnadu Public Service Commission Village Administration Officer (VAO) details are below:

Important dates:
VAO Exam Notification : March 2014, 2nd week

Online Application for VAO Exam : March 12th, 2014

Date of Release of Hall Ticket : 2nd week, October,2014

Date of Exam : 15th June, 2014

TNPSC Vao exam answer key : 17th, June 2014

Date of Result : 1st week, September , 2014

VAO Exam counselling Dates : 3rd week, September, 2014

Eligibility:
The applicant should have Minimum of SSLC / 10th or higher should be completed.

Application Fee:
Applying for VAO Exam application cost is Rs. 125 , if claimed for fee excemption Rs. 50 for the cost of application

Syllabus:

UNIT-I GENERAL SCIENCE :
Physics: Nature of Universe-General 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 electronics -Heat, light and sound
Chemistry-Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Fertilizers,
pesticides, insecticides
Botany-Main Concepts of life science-Classification of living organism-
Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration
Zoology-Blood and blood circulation-Reproductive system-Environment,
ecology, health and hygiene-Human diseases including communicable and
non – communicable diseases - prevention and remedies-Animals, plants
and human life

UNIT-II. CURRENT EVENTS
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 neighbors
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

UNIT- III. GEOGRAPHY
Earth and Universe-Solar system-Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate-
Water resources --- rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources-Forest
& wildlife-Agricultural pattern-Transport including surface transport &
communication-Social geography – population-density and distribution-
Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

UNIT - IV. 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 since independence-Characteristics of Indian culture-
Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-
Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist
schemes

UNIT-V. 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 – 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 women-
Consumer protection forms

UNIT-VI. INDIAN ECONOMY
Nature of Indian economy- Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land
reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture-Industrial growth-
Rural welfare oriented programmers-Social sector problems – population,
education, health, employment, poverty-Economic trends in Tamil Nadu

UNIT-VI. 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-

UNIT-VII. 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-Puzzles-Dice-Visual
Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series.

Basics of Village Administration
Topics for Objective Type
1. The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in
VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION.
[Questions may be on topics including VAOs role in assisting the police, reporting
birth and death, implementing various schemes of the Government,
recommending / furnishing inputs for income, Community, Destitute Widow,
Marital Status, Patta and other adhoc and miscellaneous certificates]
2. Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’
Register, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.
3. Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.
4. Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands.
5. Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection
6. Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the
Government
7. Jamabandi-object, Officers in charge of conduct, time of completion of
Jamabandi, scrutiny of inspection work, correction of pattas, issue of new patta,
disposal of jamabandi check memo, closing of Village and Taluk Accounts, Village
Statistical Registers, inspection of Karnams instruments maps and Registers (RSO-
12) scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue.
8. Role of VAO during calamities
9. Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and
Towns.
10. Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms
11. Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc.,
12. Exemption from land revenue.
13. Unauthorised occupation of Government land basic information about Land
Encroachment Act 1905. Memorandum ‘A’, Memorandum ‘B’ etc.
14. Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue and entry of joint names in patta
15. Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder.
16 Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status,
income, domicile.
17. Procedures relating to entering particulars into maintaining and issuing extracts of
Adangal, Chitta and other revenue Registers.
18. Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field
and knowledge of Field Management Book.
19. VAO’s role in enforcing the fundamental duties of a citizen under article 51A (g) of
the Indian Constitution to protect and improve the natural environment including
forests, lakes, rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures”.
20. Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO.
21. Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions
22. Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act
23. Basic information relating to forest lands and resources.
24. Basic information about sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress
25. Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending
special protection and support of the Government to them.

For detailed paper here is attachment:

address
TNPSC
Frazer Bridge Road, Park Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003 ‎
044 2530 0300

Attached Files
File Type: pdf TNPSC VAO Syllabus.pdf (186.8 KB, 38 views)
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