TNPSC Executive Officer Syllabus 2016 Exam Pattern for Group-VIII Services

TNPSC Executive Officer Syllabus 2016. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) does recruitment to fill the vacant posts in state, subordinate/ ministerial services under government. It also advises government on matters related to service conditions of public servants. The Group-VIII service posts of Executive Officer are now open under Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Subordinate Service. So Commission is now inviting applications from eligible SSLC pass Hindu candidates inorder to hire the best citizens among them for these public service posts, by conducting competitive examinations.

Commission Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Exam Name Executive Officer (EO) Exam
Material Executive Officer Syllabus
Exam Type Objective

Group-VIII Services Exam

Exams are supposed to be conducted at the end of April (2017), so before that applicants are having enough time to prepare well for the exams. The scheme of examination and other recruitment details of this post are given on below section, with an intention of helping those candidates.

About TNPSC Executive Officer Grade-VI Exam

The Grade-IV Executive Officer posts in state government’s one of the subordinate cadre are going to be filled very soon through the recruitment processes recently planned by TNPSC, under HR & CE Department. On seeing the notification, about 49 posts are splitted and allocated for SCG, SCW, BCW, GTW, etc. category aspirants, but it may be changed at the time of selection. The age limits differ based on category; anyhow the minimum applying age is 25 years. Physical fitness and knowledge of Tamil language are the other essential qualities for this designation.

Initially an offline mode of examination would be conducted for eligible applicants, on SSLC standard. Successful aspirants will only be permitted/ invited for the next level of selection, which is Oral Test. TNPSC Executive Officer syllabus and category wise qualifying marks, etc. are given on next sections.

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
I General Studies 75 300
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test 25
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
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  1. Current Events
  • History & Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Political Science & Indian Polity
  • Geography
  • Indian Economics
  • Science
  • Indian National Movement

Syllabus for Aptitude & Mental Ability Test

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Analytical Interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Tables, graphs & diagrams
  • HCF & LCM
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Area & Volume
  • Logical Reasoning

பொதுத் தமிழ் பாடத்திட்டம்  (விருப்ப பாடம்)

  –  இலக்கணம்

  • பொருத்துதல்
  • பிழை திருத்தம்
  • ஆங்கிலச் சொல் நீக்கம்
  • இலக்கண குறிப்பு
  • வாக்கிய மாற்றம்
  • உவமை, உருவகம் , மேலும்….


  • திருக்குறள் தொடர்பான செய்திகள்
  • அறநூல்கள்
  • பதினெண்மேல் கணக்கு மற்றும் கீழ் கணக்கு நூல்கள்
  • காப்பியங்கள்
  • பக்தி இலக்கியம்
  • சிற்றிலக்கியங்கள்


  • தமிழ் அறிஞர்களும் தொண்டும்
  • தமிழின் தொன்மை மற்றும் திராவிட மொழிகள்
  • தமிழர் வரலாறு
  • இயல், இசை மற்றும் நாடகக் கலை
  • ஊரும் பேரும்
  • தமிழ் மகளிர் சிறப்பு
  • தமிழர் வணிகம்
  • தமிழில் அறிவியல் சிந்தனைகள்

General English Syllabus

  1. Grammer
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Prefix & Suffix
  • Preposition
  • Voice
  • Selecting correct sentence
  • Infinitive, Gerund & Participle
  • Homophones
  • Tense
  • Articles
  • Blending words, etc.
  1. Literature
  • Figures of speech
  • Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • Important lines from poems
  • Comprehension
  • Questions on Shakespeare/ Oscar Wilde/ Dr. Karl Paulnack
  • Biography
  • British/ American English, etc.
  1. 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

இந்து மதம் மற்றும் சைவமும் வைணவமும்

 இந்து மதம்

  1. மதத் தோற்றம்
  2. கோட்பாடுகள் மற்றும் உட்பிரிவுகள்
  3. ஆலயங்கள்
  4. மந்திரம்
  5. பக்தி இலக்கியங்கள்


  • சைவமும் சிவமும்
  • வழிபாடு
  • நாயன்மார்கள்
  • பன்னிருதிருமுறைகள்
  • சைவ சித்தாந்தம்


  • வைணவமும் திருமாலும்
  • ஆழ்வார்கள்
  • நாலாயிர திவ்யப்பிரபந்தம்
  • வைணவ உரையாசிரியர்கள்

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.

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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.

TNPSC Executive Officer Recruitment Notification 2016-17

Note: On above section, registered applicants can see the syllabus details and exam schedule of TNPSC Executive Officer posts. Appointees will be placed in the Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu. Refusing candidates will be terminated from the service. More details are available in the pdf file linked in this section.

Updated: 25-11-2016 — 1:52 pm
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