Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNPSC (GROUP IV), exam is going to held in 11.02.2018. There is only few days in our hands for preparation and you have to work hard to achieve your goal, because the competition is very high as per the vacancy is concerned.

So start your preparation now with this study Planner for TNPSC (GROUP IV). It’s an 8 days complete planner with various questions from History, Geography, Biology, Civics, Aptitude and Reasoning Included. There will be 1 Mock test available in this planner.

We have planned in such a way that it will cover all the topics namely, Tamil Language, English Language, History, Geography, Biology, Civics, Aptitude and Reasoning questions as per TNPSC(GROUP IV), Syllabus and previous year question paper pattern(With special reference). Because each and every topic is the deciding Factors for Scoring more marks. Scoring high mark in this TNPSC (GROUP IV) exam only will decide your Job confirmation. Though the exam is getting tougher and tougher for each and every Year, Only consistently hard working candidates will crack the exam. So be a continuous hard worker and grab the opportunity to achieve your success.


So as per the planner here is content related to General awareness.

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)-GROUP IV

English Language Day-1

Total No. Of Questions: 50

Timing: 25 minutes

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Q.1) The period of William Wordsworth is

a) 1770 – 1850

b) 1807 – 1882

c) 1836 – 1907

d) 1840 – 1928

Q.2) He taught me Hindi

Identify the sentence pattern

a) S V DO IO

b) S V O C

c) S V O A

d) S V IO DO

Q.3) Fill in the blank with an appropriate infinitive.

He refused …………… the orders.

a) obey

b) obeying

c) to obey

d) obeyed

Q.4) “Good Heavens! I gave him a sovereign!”

Identify the speaker.

a) Alan Trevor

b) Hughie

c) Shelley

d) Diane

Q.5) Match the authors given under Column A with the characters given under Column B and choose the correct answer from the codes given:

Column A                           Column B

a) Sundara Ramasamy Hughie

b) Oscar Wilde Mark Antony

c) William Shakespeare Gunga Ram

d) Kushwant Singh Rowther

a        b       c        d

a) 4 3        2        1

b) 4 2        1        3

c) 3 1        2        4

d) 4 1        2        3

Q.6) Identify the part containing an error.

One of the boys (a) / look (b) / happy (c) / in my class (d).

a) One of the boys

b) look

c) happy

d) in my class

Q.7) Identify the sentence.

The boy was disobedient, so the teacher punished him.

a) Simple

b) Compound

c) Complex

d) None

Q.8) Match the following words given in Column A with the blending words in Column B and select the answer from the codes given below:

Column A                                Column B

a) Electro + execute Heliport

b) Helicopter + airport Smog

c) Smoke + fog Telex

d) Teleprinter + exchange Electrocute

a        b       c        d

a) 2 4        3        1

b) 4 1        2        3

c) 3 2        1        4

d) 1 3        4        2

Q.9) Find out the odd word.

a) Bless

b) Praise

c) Rise

d) Talkative

Q.10) Select the correct option to complete the given sentence.

If you do not submit your assignment today

a) the teacher will have punished you

b) the teacher will punish you

c) the teacher punished you

d) the teacher had punished you

Q.11) The following lines are taken from the poem

‘The music in my heart I bore

Long after it was heard no more’.

a) ‘A Psalm of Life’

b) ‘Sonnet No. 116’

c) ‘Be The Best’

d) ‘The Solitary Reaper’

Q.12) Name the greedy moneylender in the play ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

a) Antonio

b) Bassanio

c) Shylock

d) Lorenzo

Q.13) “Ahimsa” means infinite love, which again means infinite capacity for suffering”.

The above is a quote by

a) Rabindranath Tagore

b) Abdulkalam

c) Swami Vivekananda

d) Mahatma Gandhiji

Q.14) To which nationality does the poet Robert Frost belong?

a) Lebanon

b) France

c) America

d) England

Q.15) Match the following poems under Column A with the poets under Column B and select the correct code:

Column A                                         Column B

a) The Cry of the Children Jack prelutsky

b) Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face Stephen Vincent Benet

c) The Flying Wonder D.H. Lawrence

d) Snake Elizabeth Barrett Browning

a        b       c        d

a) 1 4        3        2

b) 4 1        2        3

c) 1 3        4        2

d) 2 3        1        4

Q.16) Match the words in Column A with the suffixes in Column B.

Column A             Column B

a) astonish – ful

b) potential – ment

c) ferocious -ness

d) success – ity


          a        b       c        d

a) 1 4        3        2

b) 3 4        2        1

c) 2 4        3        1

d) 2 4        1        3

Q.17) Fill in the blank with a suitable question tag:

Let’s go for a walk, …………?

a) should we?

b) shall we?

c) can we?

d) could we?

Q.18) Which figure of speech does the expression, “the hissing noise of the snake” contain?


b) anaphora

c) diaspora


Q.19) Rani of Jhansi was associated with ……….

a) Battle of Plasssey

b) Sepoy Mutiny

c) British Government

d) Indian National Congress

Q.20) In Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant’ the spring season did not come to the giant’s garden because

a) he built a huge wall around his garden

b) he was very unkind to the spring season

c) he did not allow the children inside thegarden

d) he liked winter season

Q.21) “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; It is man’s injustice to woman”

Who said these words about Women?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru

b) Swami Vivekananda

c) Rabindranath Tagore

d) Mahatma Gandhi

Q.22) Identify the pair of British English and American English expressions with incorrect spelling:

British        American

a) plough -plow

b) cheque -check

c) theatre -theater

d)skilful       -skilfull

Q.23) Fill in the blank:

The Lesson, ‘Gaia Tells her Tale’ highlights the issue of ________

a) Forest conservation

b) Water pollution

c) Cleanliness

d) Industrialization

Q.24) In Julius Caesar, Antony says,

“The noble Brutus

Hath told Caesar was ambitious;

If it were so, it was a grievous fault”

What is referred to a ‘grievous fault’ here?

a) Brutus’ nobility

b) Cunningness

c) Being ambitious

d) Caesar’s balour

Q.25) Match the following

Column A                                Column B

a) TakazhiSivasankaran Pillai Sonnet 116

b) Willliam Shakespeare Kuttichovan

b) Willliam Shakespeare Is Life but a dream?

d) Lewis Carroll Be The Best


a        b       c        d

a) 2 1        4        3

b) 1 2        4        3

c) 2 1        3        4

d) 4 1        2        3

Q.26) In the poem “Going for Water”, why did the children have to go to the brook?

a) To relish the sylvan atmosphere in the dense woods

b) Because the well was dry beside the door

c) To enjoy the natural beauty of the brook

d) To find whether there is water in the brook

Q.27) Who among the following is not a character is Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’?

a) Calpurnia

b) Bassanio

c) Portia

d) Nerissa

Q.28) Match the following:

Quote/Line                                                                   Author/Character

a) “I was born a farmer” Kamala Surayya

b) “Nations are built by the imagination Kesavan Nair

and untiring enthusiastic efforts of generations”

c) ……….. You cannot believe darling, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

can you that I lived in such a house

d) “Into that heaven of freedom, Rabindranath Tagore

My Father let my country awake”


a        b       c        d

a) 2 1        4        3

b) 2 3        1        4

c) 2 4        1        3

d) 2 3        4        1

Q.29) What is the title of H.W. Longfellow’s volume of poems which included “A Psalm of Life”?

a) Hiawatha

b) Tales of a Wayside-Inn

c) Evangeline

d) Voices of the Night

Q.30) Which of the following is a short story?

a) Be the Best

b) The Tears of the Desert

c) The Flying Wonder

d) The Man He Killed

Q.31) Select the correct sentence from options given below:

a) The peoples of Jhansi welcomed – Lakshmibai to their hearts.

b) The people of Jhansi welcomed – Lakshmibai into their hearts.

c) The people of Jhansi welcomed – Lakshmibai in hearts.

d) The peoples of Jhansi welcomed – Lakshmibai in his hearts.

Q.32) Select the correct adjective form for the underlined word from the options given below:

There is tears for his love ………… death for his ambition



c) ambitioning

d) ambitious

Q.33) Reading the passage and choose the false statement from the options given below:

While they are students, their attitude towards the Government of the country such as it may be good, bad or indifferent, should be one of acquiescence, loyal acquiescence.

a) Students should be loyal to their country.

b) Students should accept the laws of their country.

c) Students should follow the code and lawof their country.

d) Students should take part in politics.

Q.34) Choose the American English equivalent of the word “goods train”

a) Luggage train

b)Baggagae train

c) Carriage train

d)Frieght train

Q.35) “………….. felt ashamed of his self-pity. He realized how rich he was. He has two legs and he could walk”.

Fill in the blanks with right character.

a)Kesavan Nair

b) Mrs. Edit Allred

c) Harold Abbott

d) Alice

Q.36) Read the passage and select the answer for the question from the options given below:

“I told them:

I’m not going to be a DJ”

Who is referred to a DJ?

a) District Judge

b) Disc Jockey

c) Divine Jocker

d) Disclosed Joker

Q.37) In which of the poem do the following lines occur?

“God made Heaven and Earth for joy

He took in a rhyme”

a) To India-My Native Land

b) Laugh and Be Merry

c) No Men are Foreign

d) A Tiger in the Zoo

Q.38) Anomalous finites is the term used for the auxiliaries.

a) 20

b) 14

c) 24

d) 34

Q.39) Which state does the poet V.K. Gokak belong to?

a) Uttar Pradesh

b) Bihar

c) Haryana

d) Karnataka

Q.40) Acquiring knowledge and acquiring character is the two-fold duty to be acquired by the students. Who said this statement?

a) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

b) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

c) Ruskin Bond

d) Hope Spencer

Q.41) A masterpiece of the Egyptians cultural heritage is ……………

a) Taj Mahal

b) Freedom Statue

c) Gandhi Mandapam

d) A Tomb for a Pharaoh

Q.42) The autobiography, “Playing it, my way” is written by

a) Viswanath Anand


c) Sachin Tendulkar

d) P.T. Usha

Q.43) Match Column A with Column B and select the correct code given below:

Column A                                         Column B

a) Please avoid use of plastic bags. Assertive sentence

b) Why are you in a hurry? Exclamatory sentence

c) What a simple question it is! Imperative sentence

d) Education refines one’s mind Interrogative sentence

a        b       c        d

a) 3 4        2        1

b) 1 2        3        4

c) 4 3        2        1

d) 2 1        4        3

Q.44) “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life-think of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, every part of your body, be full of that idea …………” –

This is said by ………….

a) Swamy Chachudananda

b) Swamy Premanand

c) Swamy Kirubananda

d) Swamy Vivekananda

Q.45) Match the characters, with the relevant story title and select the correct codes given below:

Column A             Column B

a) Masha O’ Henry

b) Johnsy Bonnei Chamberlain

c) Judas Iscariot Tammy Ruggles

d) Sam Anton Chekhv


          a        b       c        d

a) 3 2        1        4

b) 4 1        2        3

c) 4 2        3        1

d) 2 4        1        3

Q.46) Our Government passed the “Right to Education Act” in April …………

a) 2000

b) 2010

c) 2005

d) 2008

Q.47) Select the author name from the options given below for the short story “The Guide”

a) Sarojini Naidu

b) William Blake

c) R.K. Narayanan

d) Emile Dickens

Q.48) The story “Ranji’s Wonderful Bat” is written by

a) Tagore

b) Manohar Devadoss

c) Ruskin Bond

d) Oscar Wilde

Q.49) What is ‘Frisbee’?

Choose the equivalent meaning of the word from the options given below

a) A fish

b) A bird

c) A fly

d) A game

Q.50) Every dawn is preceded by a thick darkness.

Out of the four-given context – select the correct antonym for the underlined word

a) In summer day time is longer than night time

b) I heard birds singing in the early morning

c) People started moving from the beach atdusk

d) Due to flood, all people moved out from the town

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