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TNPSC VAO Question Pattern: What to Study, Marks, Question Format

Check TNPSC VAO Question Pattern with topics & mark details for upcoming vao exam 2017 to fill 813 village administrative officer posts across different parts of the state Taminadu .

Many of you might have applied for the VAO recruitment 2017 but still not all of you might know about ” TNPSC question pattern for VAO exam “ and ” What are the topics to study for vao exam “ , here we’ve provided everything in detail to help candidates do good in vao recruitment exam 2017.

The Syllabus, exam question paper pattern, selection procedure for vao posts are framed by the officials at TNPSC board itself, so candidates who’ve applied for the latest tn govt recruitment may find this as useful.

The written examination is being conducted for 300 marks. The marks alloted to various sections as per the following methods .

TNPSC VAO Question Pattern 2017 :

We’ve tabled tnpsc vao question pattern for quick reference,

Subject No.Of Questions
General Studies 75
Basics of Village Administration 25
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test 20
General Tamil / English 80
Total 200 questions
Marks 200×1.5=300Marks
Duration 3:00 Hours
Minimum Marks 90 for all ( Sc/ST/MBC/BC/BCM/ & Others )

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VAO Question Type :

TNPSC will set two type of VAO question papers,

Type- 1 : General Studies + General Tamil will contain questions on
General Studies (75 questions),
Basics of Village Administration (25 questions),
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 questions) and
General Tamil (80 items).

Type-2 : (General Studies + General English) will contain questions on
General Studies (75 questions),
Basics of Village Administration (25 questions),
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 questions) and
General English (80 questions).

While applying for vao exam, please choose which language is comfortable & easy for you to prepare.

If General Tamil is choosen, you’ll get 80 questions in TAMIL only, similarly if General English is choosen, You’ll be asked questions from English language only .

Remaining 120 questions will come in both English & Tamil language .

tnpsc vao question pattern,vao question pattern,tami,englishHow to Answer in OMR Sheet :

Unlike traditional methods of writing in paper, Candidates will be handed with OMR ( Optical Mark Recognition ) Sheet for all eligible applicants inside exam hall .

  • The examination conducts by the TNPSC will be done through OMR Sheet Methods.
  • The candidates must shade the correct block ( a, b c, d options ) in the answer sheet without any over-writing.
  • It is common for All tnpsc recruitments not for vao question paper format alone .

VAO Question Format :

Your TNPSC VAO question paper will have questions covered from the following subjects ,

  • General Science : Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology.
  • Current Event : History, Political Science 1, Geography, Economics, Science
  • Geography
  • History & Culture of India & Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • Aptitude & Mental Abilities
  • Language

Although the tnpsc vao question pattern is same for English & Tamil , it’s always recommended to check through the official notification, we’ve done it for you & updated the page.

General Knowledge / Studies :

  • Out of 200 questions about 75 questions come under this section, so covering this effectively will let you score high marks overall.
  • Go through Current Affaris, GK questions , what’s happening in & around the world from news websites to improve knowledge.
  • You may also get Questions like important dates, events .

Indian Politics & Current Events:

  • The one of the Pattern in the question paper is about the Current events and Indian Polities.
  • The marks allotted up to 20 to 25 marks for the following patterns.
  • The questions will be about the Events and political oriented.

History & Geography of India & Tamil Nadu:

  • It is one of the Important pattern in question paper.
  • The marks will given up to 20 to 25 marks for this pattern.
  • Question available in this pattern about the History, rivers, lank marks, Indian boarders & other details about India & Tamil Nadu are the questions are available in this pattern.

Aptitude & Metal Abilities:

  • In the following pattern questions are about Mathematics & Aptitude.
  • Marks allotted up to 20 questions .
  • Question will selected from current aptitudes, Mathematics and Mental Ability questions are available on the following paths.\
  • If you feel maths if tough , then concentrate more on other sections thouroughly.

Languages Pattern – English or Tamil :

  • Refer Syllabus for complete info on what type of questions will be asked in this section for both Tamil & English .
  • Since about 80 questions are to be asked from this part, you’ve to be pretty careful.
  • Focussing on General Studies + General Tamil/English + VAO topics will get you good score for those who’re not good in Maths & Aptitude.

These are the new TNPSC vao question pattern for the upcoming exam to be held in  2017 .

We’ve already given VAO Syllabus in Tamil & English , make sure to download it & study accordingly for the tamilnadu govt exam .

If you have any questions ? Doubts ? Feel free to post it on comments section, we’ll mostly reply within 48 hours.


  1. Dear sir/madam

    Please send me the group 2a question pattern followed by this method.please send it asap.awaiting of your reply.thanks for your valuable time with you.

  2. hello well i am from pondicherry and im brought up in pondicherry and i completed my schooling in pondicherry can i apply for tnpsc or i cant pls reply as soon as possible

    • Hi Priya,thanks for asking your question. No .
      Don’t worry, there is no Negative Marks followed in vao exam 2016 .

      Let us know if you have any doubts.


  3. Is there any Negative mark for Wrong answer in VAO exam , Because some of the website says that Negative mark is there . I need to know How much ask from History & how to prepare Current Affairs

  4. Hello sir Iam studied in tamilnadu only but my first language is Telugu second language is English can I write VAO exam? Pls reply sir

  5. Hai sir,
    What are the books have to study for VAO exams 6 th std to 12 th std tamil, science and social science is enough or not..please let me know sir.

  6. Hello sir, this is the first time I’m entering here. so I don’t know much about this exams. what are the ways to apply for VAO exam, neither than applying in online. please reply and help me to know about this

  7. Hai sir, i want to apply for vao exam. So kindly give me a instructions to apply the, exam. And i m studing engg. Now. So mey i have a ability to apply for the exams.


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