June 2016 - TNPSC GURU - TNPSC Group 2A Results, cut offMark - TNPSC


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Friday, June 17

[Result] TNPSC Group 1 2014-2015 Mains Result Check Soon - TNPSC Group 1 2015 Mains Result

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TNPSC Group 1 2014 Expected Cut off Marks 

TNPSC - Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has conducted TNPSC Group 1 Combined Civil Services Exam 2014 on 20th July 2014 under the new TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2014. The number of  TNPSC Group 1 Posts as per the notification is 79. Nearly 1.65 lakhs of candidates have applied for the upcoming TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examinations and only around 45% have appeared (Only 73,173 Candidates have appeared for the TNPSC Group 1 2014 Exam). The TNPSC Group 1 Exam Analysis is also provided below.
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Friday, June 10

[5 Years]TNPSC Group 1 Previous year Question Papers with Answer Key Download - TNPSC Group 1 MAINS& PRELIMS

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Download Tnpsc Group 1 Model Question papers 2016-2017

TNPSC Group 1 MAINS& PRELIMS Previous Year question Paper Download

TNPSC Group 1 Civil Services Exam Previous year Question Papers Download


TNPSC Group 1 Prelims 2017 Question Paper with Answer Key Download [19.2.2017]

TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2015 Question Paper Download [5.6.2015]
TNPSC Group 1 Prelims 2015 Question Paper with Answer Key Download [8.11.2015]

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2014 Question Paper Download Here [Date of Exam: 20.07.2014] 

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2013 Question Paper Download Here [Date of Exam: 16.02.2014]

Date of Examination: 05.06.2011
TNPSC Group 1 2011 Final Answer Key [Official] Download Here
TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2011 Question Paper Download Here
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam 2011 General Studies 1 Question Paper Download Here 
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam 2011 General Studies 2 Question Paper Download Here 
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Monday, June 6

TNPSC Indian Economy Study Materials - Land Reforms and Agriculture

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Land Reforms
Land Reforms in simple terms it means the measures or regulations taken by the government regarding the ownership of the agricultural lands. It also involves tenancy reforms, land ceiling, land redistribution and more for the benefit.
 Land Reforms in British India
During the British rule in India, they introduced 3 major Land revenue system as per the need of the location and their convenient.
  1. Zamindari System
  2. Ryotwari System
  3. Mahalwari System
Zamindari System (Permanent Settlement)
  • Who Introduced? - Cornwallis with the help of John Shore
  • When? - 1793
  • Where? - Bengal, Bihar, Orissa regions
  • Who is the land owner in this system? - Zamindar
  • How was the Peasant's Status?
    • Peasant became the tenants with no rights on land.
Ryotwari System
  • Who Introduced? - Thomas Munro
  • When? - 1820
  • Where? First in Madras and then Bombay and Assam
  • Who is the owner of land? - Peasants
  • How the revenue was collected? - Peasants paid the tax directly to the government.
Mahalwari System
  • Who Introduced? - William Bentick
  • When? - 1833
  • Where? Central India, Gangetic Plains, North western India, Punjab regions
  • Who is the owner of land? - Peasants
  • How the revenue was collected? - Peasants pay tax to village community head and the headman pays it to the government.
Boodhan Movement
  • It was started by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1951.
  • It means Land Gift Movement.
  • This movement persuaded the large land holders voluntarily to give a portion of their land holding to the landless poor.

Other Areas Need to be covered for mains
  • Land Ceiling acts 1976
  • Tenancy Reforms Act 1962
  • Abolition of Intermediaries Act 1948
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Wednesday, June 1

TNPSC Group 2 Mains 2016 Exam Application - How to Apply? - TNPSC Group 2 Interview Posts

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In this post you can get all the information regarding the TNPSC Group 2 Mains application. TNPSC will send a memo to all the candidates those who are declared provisionally admitted to the TNPSC Group 2 Mains Written examination based on the Preliminary Examination result.

Here you can discuss all your doubts in the comment section and can get help from the fellow aspirants. Also we request those who have already appeared for the previous year mains examinations to help the new aspirants to apply for the mains Examination.


For all those who have cleared will receive the memo (by post) for sending Exam fee in DD..

Demand Draft DD Details
Candidates should take a DD for Rs. 100 from any nationalized bank if favour of
" Secretary,  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Chennai - 3"
  • Write your Name, Register Number, name of the exam applying for in the back side of the DD

What are the things you should send for Group 2 Mains 2016 ?

  1. DD for Rs.100 (if no fee exemption claimed)
  2. Copy of the memo sent by TNPSC 

Important Note:
  • Last Date that the Application Should reach - June 10, 2016
  • Attach Demand Draft (also have a xerox copy with you).
  • Write your Name, Register Number, name of the exam applying for at the backside of the DD
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Current Affairs - June 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams - TNPSCGURU.in

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TNPSC Current Affairs June 2016

  • Important Days
    • June 2 - Telangana Formation day
    • June 5 - World Environment Day
    • June 8 - World Ocean Day
    • June 10 - International Level Crossing Awareness Day
    • June 21 - International Day of Yoga
  • Guwahati [Very important for the upcoming exams]
    • It became the first city in India to have a mascot.
    • It declared the Gangetic River Dolphin as its official city mascot
  • First Indian couple to reach Mr. Everest 
    • Dinesh Rathod and Tarkeshwari Rathod became the first Indian couple to reach the peak of Mt. Everest.
  • Manohar Aich - Pocket Hercules
    • Manohar Aich was an Indian bodybuilder who won Mr. Universe title in 1952.
    • He was also called as Pocket Hercules.
    • He died recently at the age of 104 years.
  • Tamil Nadu was awarded 2 national award for its solar projects
    1. TEDA (Tamil nadu Energy Development Agency) was given award for the roof top solar projects.
    2. TANGEDCO was given award in the DISCOM own installation category.
  • M Ankegowda
    • He became the largest personal book collector in the country.
    • He owns more than 10 lakh titles.
  • Important Awards
    • A R Rahman - was given the Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016 under the Grand prize category.
    • PM Narendra Modi - was given the Afghan's Highest Civilian award  - Amir Amanullah Khan Award.

  • Important Appointments
    • Sunil Lanba - Appointed as the New Navy Chief (23rd Navy Chief)
    • Sarbananda Sonowal - Chief Minister of Assam
    • V Narayanasamy - sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Puducherry.
    • Rama Mohan Rao - Appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.
  • Telangana
    • Telangana state celebrated the 2nd anniversary of its formation day on June 2, 2016.
    • It is the 29th state of India which came to existance from June 2, 2014.
  • IPPB - India Posts Payment bank
    • The Central govt gave the approval for the IPPB which will function under the Department of posts.

Science and Tech
  • Chennai Metro Rail Phase I Extension
    • The Union Cabinet gave the approval for the extension of metro rail from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar.
  • ICF
    • Integral Coach Factory is located in Perambur in Chennai.
    • Recently it manufactured its 10000th fully furnished coach.
  • Identity Proof must for Matrimonial Portals
    • The Ministry of Communication and IT issued an advisory to the matrimonial portals to make it mandatory for the users to provide an identity proof for creating an user account in their portals.
  • Einstein Ring phenomenon was discovered recently.
  • Thor
    • It is the world's first 3D printed Aircraft.
  • Terror Alert
    • It is an mobile app launched by the French Government.
    • This app will send warning to its users in case of any suspected attack and about unexpected natural calamities.
  • MTCR - Missile Technology Control Regime
    • It is a group of nations that seeks to limit the proliferation of missiles.
    • India is expected to join this group very soon.
  • Google Street View
    • India denied security clearance for the Google's street view service in India.
  • DND App
    • It is a mobile app launched by TRAI for subcribers to make complaint against the unwanted telemarketing calls. 
Environment and Health
  • Art of living  Foundation
    • The National Green tribunal imposed a fine of Rs 5 Crore as environmental compensation for the World Culture Festival organised by this foundation.
  • NACO - National AIDS Control Organisation.
  • Retirement Age of Doctors Increased (to 65 Years)
    • PM Narendra Modi approved to raise the retirement age of Doctors to 65 Years.
  • Ambassador for Swachh Saathi
    • Dia Mirza, bollywood actress has been named as the ambassador for the student internship programme - Swachh Saathi.
  • Maltitol
    • It is a sweetening agent, scientists claimed that this maltitol can be used for filling the bone cap caused by fracture as an alternative to the old method of placing rod.
  • Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme
    • Under this programme the Vultures will be breeded in artificial breeding centres.
    • Recently in India this method of breeding was introduced by the Haryana Govt thus becoming the first of its kind in Asia.
  • The Hague Code of Conduct HCoC
    • It is a multilateral body aimed to prevent the spread of ballistic missiles which are capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction.
    • India has recently joined this body.
  • Terrorist Screening Center of the US
    • India has signed an agreement with the US to join the global terror database to share data on terrorists.
    • The global terror database is maintained by the Terrorist Screeing center of the US.
  • Abdul Basit
    • He is the Pakistani High Commissioner who visited India recently.
  • Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple
    • It is in Thailand.
    • Wildlife authorities found nearly 40 tiger cub carcasses in this temple.
  • Yamato Tanooka
    • He is a 7 Year old Japanese boy who was found alive in a dense forest after a week after his parents abandoned him for being naughty.
  • Miss USA
    • Deshauna Barber , an army officer from columbia was crowned as miss USA 2016.
  • Switzerland President - Johann Schneider
  • Mexico President - Enrique Pena Nieto
  • Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad
    • She was a swedish nurse canonised by Pope Francis for her effort in saving more than 60 jews during the world War II.
  • Turkish President - Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    • He recently commented that women should have atleast 3 kids.
  • Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2016
  • India - 3rd Largest Oil consumer in the world
    • India became the 3rd largest oil consumer in the world in the year 2015.
      1. USA 
      2. China
      3. India
      4. Japan 
  • Gotthard Base tunnel
    • It is the world's longest (57 km) and deepest (2.3 km) railway tunnel running through the Apls mountains
    • It is located in switzerland.
  • Afghan-India Friendship Dam
    • It is located on the banks of the Hari River.
    • It was called as Salma Dam earlier.

  • Novak Djokovic
    • He became the first tennis player to get more than 100 Million US Dollar through the winning prize money alone.
  • French Open 2016 Title Winners
    • Men's Singles
      • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won the title against Andy Murray (UK) in the final.
    • Women's Singles
      • Garbene Muguruza (Spain) won the title against Serena Williams (USA) in the final
  • Mascot for 2018 Winter Olympics
    • Soohorang (White Tiger) was selected as the official Mascot for 2018 Winter Olympics.
    • It will be held in South Korea.
  • Muhammad Ali
    • His real name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
    • He was born in 1942.
    • He is the former world heavy weight champion (boxing).
    • He died recently due to illness.
    • A street in New York outside Madison Square Garden was named as Muhammad Ali Way.
  • Maria Sharapova
    • She was a Russian Tennis player.
    • International tennis federation imposed a two year ban for the positive test for the banned drug Meldonium.
  • Sonia Lather
    • She was an Indian Boxer who won the silver medal in the AIBA Women's World Championships 2016 held in Kazakhstan.
  • Monaco Grand Prix F1 2016 - Lewis hamilton (UK) won the title.
  • Rahul Johri
    • He was appointed as the first ever CEO of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). 

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

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


(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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[Science & Tech] Einstein Ring

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What is Einstein Ring?
Einstein Ring is a deformation/distortion of a light from a source (like a star or galaxy) into a ring by the bending of the light rays (gravitational lensing) from the source due to a massive galaxy or a back hole known as the lens.
Gravitational Lensing
The bending of light by a gravitational body is known as Gravitational Lensing. It was first predicted by Einstein in 1912.
Margherita Bettinelli discovered this Einstein Ring Phenomenon.
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