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Friday, June 17

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

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

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

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

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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TNPSC VAO Exam 2016 Result, Cut Off Marks - 813 Vacancy, Latest News

TNPSC VAO Exam 2015

Dear candidates, this page is dedicated for the Upcoming TNPSC VAO Exam 2015. We hope that you all are aware of the TNPSC Annual Planner 2015, in which the tentative exam dates for the TNPSC Exams are given. Here, in this page can find all the latest very important information/news about the upcoming TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam (Village Administrative Officers Posts). If you are looking for some other TNPSC Exams like TNPSC Group 1 ExamTNPSC Group 2 Interview Posts ExamTNPSC Group 2 Non interview Posts ExamTNPSC Group 4 exam please check their respective pages.

You can ask all your doubts in the comment box regarding the TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam and get clarified from the fellow aspirants. You can also share any valuable information about VAO Exam.

TNPSC VAO Exam Latest Updates: TNPSC VAO 2016 Result, cut Off Marks. TNPSC VAO 2016 Application STATUS CHECK. New Exam Date: 28th Feb 2016. TNPSC VAO 2016 Hall Ticket Download.  TNPSC VAO SyllabusTNPSC Candidate's DashboardTNPSC Group 2a Exam 2015TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2015. Also check TNPSC Annual planner

Check List
TNPSC VAO Vacancy Apply Online
TNPSC VAO 2016 Exam Latest News
TNPSC VAO Exam 2015-2016 Latest News Updates: 

TNPSC VAO 2016 Exam Latest News [16 December 2015]
New Exam Date for TNPSC VAO Exam : 28th February 2016 
TNPSC VAO 2016 Exam Latest News [14 December 2015]
Last date For Applying for TNPSC VAO Exam Extended to: 31 December 2015 
TNPSC VAO 2016 Exam Latest News [12 November 2015]
TNPSC VAO 2015-2016 Notification with 813 Vacancies published.
 Exam Date: 14th February 2016
Last date For Applying: 14 December 2015 

TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam News [6 September 2015]
TNPSC VAO 2015 Notification with 800 Vacancies to be published in the last week of September Month.
TNPSC Group 2a 2015 Notification with 1700 Vacancies to be published in the last week of September Month
TNPSC Group 4 2015 Notification with 2800 Vacancies to be published in the last week of September Month 
TNPSC Group 2 Interview posts 2015 Prelims result to be Published within September last Week

TNPSC VAO 2014 Exam 2nd Phase Counselling [2 September 2015]
Check your TNPSC VAO 2014 Result, Rank Position Here
List of candidates called for the second Phase TNPSC VAO 2014 Exam Counselling here
TNPSC VAO 2014 2nd Phase Counselling to start from 2nd September 2015.
Download VAO 2nd Phase Counselling Memo Here
Check TNPSC VAO 2nd Phase Vacancy Position here 

TNPSC Chairman's Press news [24 August, 2015]
TNPSC Group 2 Interview posts 2015 Prelims result to be Published within 15 Days
TNPSC VAO 2015 Notification with 800 Vacancies to be published in the September Month
TNPSC Group 2a 2015 Notification with 700 Vacancies to be published in the September Month

TNPSC VAO (Village Administrative Officer) Exam Notification expected to be published in the month of September 2015. After the publication of the TNPSC VAO 2015 notification the download link will be updated here for you to download easily
TNPSC VAO 2015 Notification

Download  Link 1 will be updated soon. 



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

2. Educational:
A pass in S.S.L.C (Std 10) or its Equivalent
3. Knowledge of Tamil
Candidates Should posses adequate knowledge of Tamil
Candidates can check their VAO 2015 More Detailed Educational, age and other qualifications here. Check the minimum requirements for the post of TNPSC VAO 2015 in the above link.

The  official vacancy is not yet announced. The Expected vacancy for TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam is approximately 800 Posts.
Districtwise Vacancy Details
After the publication of the Official TNPSC VAO 2015 Notification the Districtwise vacancy throughout Tamil Nadu Will be updated Here
Tentative Important Dates
Date of Notification: July 1st Week 2015
Date of Exam: 4th October 2015 
Result: December 1st Week 2015 
Counselling: December 3rd Week, 2015
TNPSC VAO 2015 Important Dates
Notification Date
12th November 2015
Last Date for Online Registration
31st December 2015
Last date for payment of Fee through
Bank or Post Office
31st December 2015
Hall Ticket Download

TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam Date
 28th February 2016
TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam Answer Key Date

TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam Result Date
In 2016

More Details will be added very soon..

One Time Registration
Be ready with your TNPSC One time registration Id and Password to applying for the Upcoming TNPSC VAO Post Exam 2015. If you do not have it please get it soon.
Apply Online
Very soon after the publication of the TNPSC Group VAO 2015 Notification the link for online application will be activated. The exact link to apply online will be updated below for you.
Link 1 -
Exam Fee
TNPSC VAO 2015 Examination Fee

Exam Fee
One Time Registration Charge
Destitute Widow of all Categories
Physically challenged

*If you have already paid  Rs.50/-for one time registration then no need to pay it again

Application Cost: Rs.50/-
Examination Fee: Rs 75/-
Check here the TNPSC Exam Fee Concession/Exemption Details 
Download Here the TNPSC VAO 2015 Syllabus
Study Materials
Basics of Village Administration for VAO 2015 Exam Study Materials
TNPSC VAO 2015 General English Study Materials Download
TNPSC VAO 2015 General Tamil Study Materials Download
TNPSC VAO Aptitude 2015 Study Materials 
TNPSC VAO 2015 Current Affairs Study Materials FREE Download 
Book List
TNPSC Book List For All Exams
A dedicated Book list for VAO Exam will be Updated Here Very Soon 
Selection Procedure
Study Plan
Previous Year Cut Off marks
TNPSC Previous Year Cut Off Marks 2014
Previous Year Question papers Download
TNPSC VAO 2014 Question Paper Download Here
TNPSC VAO Question Bank Download / Previous Year VAO Question Papers 
Previous Year Question Paper Analysis

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General Tamil will be added soon...

Hall Ticket Download
Candidates can download the TNPSC VAO 2015 -2016 Hall Ticket and Status of VAO 2016 Application 1/2 weeks before the Exam Date

New Exam Pattern: 

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

TNPSC VAO 2015 Exam Pattern Full Details

Online Free VAO Mock Test

To Attend VAO 2015 Free Mock Test in a New Fresh Page Visit Here: TNPSC Free VAO Online Mock Test

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Current Affairs - June 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams -

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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[Science & Tech] Einstein Ring

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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