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Sunday, August 30

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India and its Location, Year of Establishment

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India and its Location, Year of Establishment

At Present the total number of Nuclear power Plant in India is 7. Very Important details about the Nuclear Power Plant in India is given Below.

                        List of Nuclear Power Plants in India and Its Locations
Nuclear Power Plant
Year of Establishment
Tarapur Atomic Power Station
Thane, Maharashtra
October 28, 1969
  1. First Nuclear Power Plant in India.
  2. Also the largest nuclear power plant in India with a capacity of 1400 MW.

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
Rawatbhata, Rajasthan
December 16, 1973
  1. Second Nuclear Power Plant in India

Madras Atomic Power Station
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
January 24, 1984
  1. First Indigenously Constructed Nuclear power plant in India.

Narora Atomic Power Station
Narora, Uttar Pradesh

January 1, 1991

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
May 6, 1993

Kaiga Atomic Power Station
November 16, 2000

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station
Kudankulam, Tirunelveli,Tamil Nadu
October 22, 2013

Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant
Under Construction

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Friday, August 28

TNPSC Asst Civil Engineer 2015 Hall ticket download (Highways Department)

We hope you all have successfully applied for the TNPSC Assistant Civil Engineer in Highways Department Exam 2015 well before the last date for applying. TNPSC Asst Civil Engineer 2015 Exam is scheduled to be held on 6th September 2015. Thousands of candidates have applied for TNPSC Assistant Civil Engineer exam 2015 this time.

Latest: TNPSC Civil Engineer in Highways Department 2015 Hall ticket Published, Download Links updated below.

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Sunday, August 23

TNPSC VAO 2015 Question Paper Pattern Download

TNPSC VAO 2015 Question Paper Pattern

We hope you all have gone through the TNPSC VAO 2014 Notification. Let us see the Question paper pattern here.

The candidates are required to select the General paper (Tamil/English) while applying online.

TNPSC Village Administrative Officer (VAO) 2015 Exam Pattern
Sectionwise Questions
Exam Duration
Maximum Marks
Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection


General studies
75 Questions

3 hrs

200 x 1.5 = 300

SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
MBCs/DCs, BCs and
  = 90

Basics of Village Administration
25 Questions
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
20 Questions
General Tamil / General
80 Questions
200 Questions

300 Marks

The Question paper will have 4 Sections

General studies                              -   75 Questions
Basics of Village Administration     -   25 Questions
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test      -   20 Questions
General Tamil / General English     -   80 Questions
Total Questions                             -  200 Questions

Each Question Carries 1.5 Marks

Total Marks : (200 Questions)  X  (1.5 Marks)  = 300

TNPSC VAO 2014 Previous year Model Question Paper Download

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TNPSC VAO Eligibility 2017 - Age, Education - Village Administrative Officer 2017 Exam Eligibility

TNPSC VAO Eligibility - Age, Education - Village Administrative Officer 2017 Exam Eligibility


(A) AGE (as on date mentioned in the Notification)

Age As on : (date given in the TNPSC VAO 2017 Notification)
Minimum  - 21 years for all Candidates
40 Years
40 Years
30 Years
Destitute Widow of all Categories
40 Years

Sl. No Category of Candidates Minimum Age (Should have completed) Maximum Age (should not
have completed)
1 SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and
DWs of all Castes                                                             21 Years           40 Years
2 “Others” [i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs,
SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]                     21 Years           30 Years

(i) Paragraph 4 of the Commission’s “Instructions to the Candidates” will not apply for this recruitment.
(ii) Age concessions announced in paragraph 13 & 14 of the Commission’s “Instructions to the Candidates” will apply for the maximum age limit only.
(iii) “Others” [ i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.
(iv)The Technical and Non-Technical Staff of TANSI who have faced retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/ Undertakings may also apply, if they are otherwise qualified except age and the relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour if they come up for selection.

Candidates should possess the following Qualification on the Date of this Notification viz. (as on official notification date). Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz. Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

1. The applicants who have not passed S.S.L.C. Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.
2. Candidates claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence when called for (For details refer para 9 of the ‘Instructions to the Candidates’).

Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil on the date of this notification. (For details refer para 10 of the ‘Instructions to the candidates’)

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Friday, August 21

TNPSC VAO Basics Study Materials Ebook PDF Download Online - Basics of Village Administration Study Materials - TNPSC VAO Study Materials

TNPSC VAO Basics Ebook PDF Download Online

TNPSC VAO Basics Ebook PDF Download Online for Basics Download Soon

TNPSC VAO Question Paper Pattern 2015
பொதுத் தமிழ் - Study Materials
General Studies - Book List 
Mock Test: TNPSC VAO Online Mock Test 

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.

Other Suggested Readings:

  • Pothu Arivu Ulagam VAO Special Edition 2014 by Nakkeeran Publications (TNPSC VAO Materails in Tamil)

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Sunday, August 16

[Quiz] History - Free Online Test (8th STD) Term 3 Full

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  1. What does the term ‘Sadar Diwani Adalat’ refers to?
    1.  Supreme court
    2.  Criminal court
    3.  High court
    4.  Civil court

  2. What does the term ‘Sadar Nizamat Adalat’ refers to?
    1.  High court
    2.  Supreme court
    3.  Civil court
    4.  Criminal court

  3. Which language was used as the court language till the period of Lord William Bentinck?
    1.  Persian
    2.  Spanish
    3.  Sanskrit
    4.  English

  4. Who was made as the first law member in the executive council which was formed under the Charter Act of 1833?
    1.  Lord Dalhousie
    2.  Lord Hastings
    3.  Lord William Bentinck
    4.  Lord Macaulay

  5. With whose help was the ‘Sati Prohibition Act’ passed in India?
    1.  Lord Macaulay
    2.  Lal Bahadur Sastri
    3.  Lakshmi rai
    4.  Raja Ram Mohan Roy

  6. Who promoted English as a medium of instruction in India?
    1.  Lord Macaulay
    2.  Lord William Bentinck
    3.  Lord Hastings
    4.  Lord Dalhousie

  7. How was the Great Revolt of 1857 called as?
    1.  Anglo-Sikh wars
    2.  Burmese wars
    3.  Vellore Mutny
    4.  Sepoy Mutiny

  8. Who was credited for the introduction of railways in India?
    1.  Lord Dalhousie
    2.  Lord William Bentinck
    3.  Lord Macaulay
    4.  Lord Hastings

  9. Pick out the youngest Governor-General of India from the following.
    1.  Lord William Bentinck
    2.  Lord Macaulay
    3.  Lord Dalhousie
    4.  Lord Hastings

  10. Who was known as the ‘Maker of Modern India’?
    1.  Lord William Bentinck
    2.  Lord Dalhousie
    3.  Lord Hastings
    4.  Lord Amherst

  11. Which war was called as the ‘First War of Indian Independence’?
    1.  Anglo-Sikh wars
    2.  Burmese wars
    3.  Vellore Mutiny
    4.  Sepoy Mutiny

  12. Who was the first soldier to protest against the ‘greased catridge’?
    1.  Bhagat Singh
    2.  Tantia Tope
    3.  Nana Sahib
    4.  Mangal Pandey

  13. Which of the following Mughal Emperor was declared as the ‘Emperor of India’ during the great revolt of 1857?
    1.  Bahadur Shah – II
    2.  Shah Alam
    3.  Akbar - II
    4.  Shivaji

  14. How was the Governor General of India called as after the great revolt of 1857?
    1.  President of India
    2.  General of India
    3.  Minister of India
    4.  Viceroy of India

  15. What does the term ‘Nayak’ means?
    1.  King
    2.  Poet
    3.  God
    4.  Leader

  16. Who was the last Nayak ruler of Tanjore?
    1.  Ragunatha Nayak
    2.  Vijayaraghava Nayak
    3.  Achutappa Nayak
    4.  Sevappa Nayak

  17. Which means of tax was the main source of income during the period of Nayaks?
    1.  Road tax
    2.  Income tax
    3.  Water tax
    4.  Land tax

  18. Which Nayak ruler provided the ‘golden roof’ for the Meenakshi Temple?
    1.  Krishnappa Nayak
    2.  Vijayaraghava Nayak
    3.  Ragunatha Nayak
    4.  Thirumalai Nayak

  19. Which one of the following buildings is built with a classic fusion of Dravidian, Islamic and European style?
    1.  Pudhumandapam
    2.  Meenakshi temple
    3.  Nayak mahal
    4.  Suriya mandapam

  20. Match the following writers along with their books.
    • Thirumalai Nayak - 1 Kandar Kali Venba
    • Umarupulavar - 2 Chidambarapuranam
    • Kumaraguruparar - 3 Meygnana vilakkam
    • Thiruvenkatam - 4 Seerapuranam
    1.  4-3-2-1
    2.  2-4-1-3
    3.  2-1-4-3
    4.  4-1-2-3

  21. At which year did Kattabomman was hanged to death?
    1.  1879
    2.  1899
    3.  1789
    4.  1799

  22. Where was ‘Veera pandiya Kattabomman’ hanged
    1.  Virapandiya puram
    2.  Thirukutralam
    3.  Kallarpatti
    4.  Kayatharu

  23. Which British collector compelled ‘Virapandiya Kattabomman’ to pay the cash arrears?
    1.  Jackson
    2.  Bannerman
    3.  Agnew
    4.  Johnson

  24. Name the year when the Vellore Mutiny took place?
    1.  1807
    2.  1808
    3.  1805
    4.  1806

  25. What did the sepoys from Tamil and Kanada speaking regions exchanged themselves to group together for the mutiny?
    1.  Palm Leaves
    2.  Trunks
    3.  Chappati
    4.  Betel leaves

  26. By whom was the sepoys influenced by to undergo a revolt?
    1.  Kattabomman
    2.  Tipu Sultan’s family
    3.  Marudhu Pandiar
    4.  Shivaji - II

  27. By whom was the uprising Vellore Mutiny came to an end?
    1.  William Bentinck
    2.  Caron Wallis
    3.  Robert Clive
    4.  General Gillesby

  28. Who caught Kattabomman and Marudhu Pandiar and handovered them to British?
    1.  Thondaiman
    2.  Nediyamaan
    3.  General Agnew
    4.  Major Coots

  29. Where did the ancestors of Kattabomman belong to?
    1.  Kerala
    2.  Karnataka
    3.  Andhra
    4.  Tamil Nadu

  30. Who pasted the proclamation to call Indians to unite against the British on the walls of the gate-way of Nawab’s  palace?
    1.  Kattabomman
    2.  Marudhu Pandiar
    3.  Tipu Sultan
    4.  Shivaji – II

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