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-2

Total No. Of Questions: 50

Timing: 25 minutes

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Q.1)Identify the author with the story

Susannah Hickling- 1. The Face of Judas Iscariot

Rex Coker -2. The piano

Bonnie Chamberlin -3. Swept Away

Rob Reilly- 4. A Close Encounter

A       B       C       D

a) 4 2        1        3

b) 1 3        4        2

c) 3 4        1        2

d) 3 4        2        1

Q.2) Kesavan Nair said he would never perpetrate that adharma. Kutty Mappila who was listening to it all, said, half soliloquising ……

– The word soliloquising means

a) Speaking to others

b) speaking to oneself

c) speaking to somebody

d) not speaking to anyone

Q.3) Which of the following storied is not writer by an Indian writer?


b) Holiday


d) The Lottery ticket

Q.4)Pick out the sentence that contains a gerund:

a)Laughing is a good exercise

b) After finishing the work, he went on a vacation

c) Hearing the noise, the boy woke up

d) Having rested, we continued our journey

Q.5)We pierce your bosom with swords and spears and you dress our wounds with oil and balsam

What does the word ‘you’ refer to?

a) water

b) earth

c) trees

d) man

Q.6)Identify the sentence pattern

We sent the man out.





Q.7)Who has uttered these words?

His sceptre shows the force of temporal power.

a) Shylock

b) Bassanio

c) Portia

d) Antonio

Q.8) Select the correct tense.

Raju is painting now

a) Simple present tense

b) Present continuous tense

c) Present perfect tense

d) Present perfect continuous tense

Q.9)Identify the sentence pattern – the company found him worthy.

a) SVO




Q.10) “Was out of work-had sold his traps”

The word ‘traps’ in this line means

a) Two-wheeled bullock carts

b) Two-wheeled tractor

c) Two-wheeled horse carriage

d) Two-wheeled bicycle

Q.11)Choose the option that contains the answer that would complete the sentence:

___________ is easy; but practising is difficult.

a) Have been preaching

b) preaching

c) Having been preaching

d) Having preached

Q.12)In which short story of Oscar Wilde does the character Alan Tervor appear?

a) The Selfish Giant

b) The Happy Prince

c) Two Friends

d) The Model Millionaire

Q.13)Identify the author of the poem Who written Sonnet:

a) Alfred Shakespeare

b) John Keats

c) William Wordsworth

d) F.Johanna

Q.14)Read the passage and choose the correct option that completes the given sentence:

As Prime Minister, Nehru set out to, realise his vision of India. He oversaw India’s transition from a monarchy to a republic.

a) Change

b) Travel

c) Plan

d) Tradition

Q.15) Which of the following were the words of Antony in Shakespeare’s “Julius Ceasar”?

I) My heart is the coffin there with Caesar

II) Who is here so base that would be a bondman?

III) I will not do them wrong; I rather choose the dead to wrong myself

IV) Who is there so rude that would not be a Roman?

a) 1, 2

b) 3, 4

c) 1, 3

d) 1, 4

Q.16)Choose the correct antonym of the word underlined:    He groaned is agony.

a) ecstasy

b) harmony

c) faith

d) freedom

Q.17)Identify the sentence which is in the superlative degree:

a) His age is a matter of minor importance

b) This is the most perfect specimen I have seen.

c) The last time I saw him, he was in huge spirits.

d) The longest lane has a turning.

Q.18) Which one of the following words is an example of a compound word consisting of an adverb + participle?

a) pale blue

b) well defined

c) seafood

d) outsourcing

Q.19) Which of the following lines belong to H.W. Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life”?

a) And you O my soul where you stand

b) All human roads are dark and dry

c) You minstrel has no wreath to weave for you

d) Art is long, and time is fleeting.

Q.20)In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant’ only one little boy did not run away on seeing the giant because

a) he was blind

b) he was lame

c) he was afraid

d) he did not see the giant coming

Q.21)Choose the option containing the author of the following line:

“Where words come out from the depths of truth”

a) Kamala Das in “Punishment in Kindergarten”

b) Deepa Agarwal in “After the Storm”

c) Dhar Gopal Mukherji in “Kari – The Elephant”

d) Rabindranath Tagore in “Where the Mind is Without Fear”

Q.22)Find out the appropriate Superlative degree for the following sentence”:

Very few boys in the class are as tall as Ramu.

a) Ramu is the tallest by in the class.

b) Ramu is a tall boy in the class.

c) Ramu is one of the tallest boy in the class

d) No other boy in the class is as tall as Ramu

Q.23) A poem of two lines is called a

a) Couplet

b) Monologue

c) Ballad

d) Ode

Q.24) Select the correct option to complete the given sentence:

If the sun had not been bright ______________.

a) The pictures would have come out well.

b) The pictures would not have come out well.

c) The pictures would have been come out well.

d) The pictures would come out well.

Q.25)How many lines are there in a sonnet?

a) Eight

b) Eleven

c) Fourteen

d) Sixteen

Q.26)Pick out the statement that doesn’t match with the given question tag:

a) wait a minute, can you?

b) push the door to the corner, can you?

c) get the guide who can help you, can you?

d) have some more rice, can you?

Q.27)He ____ ill since Monday and so he ____ the meeting

a) has been, could not attend

b) is, could not attend

c) was, cannot attend

d) has been, cannot attend

Q.28) Find the sentence in which the underlined word is used as a verb

a) I have anplan

b) where is the tour plan

c) They Planned for Vacation

d) we are in a camp to plan an event

Q.29)Fill in the bland with suitable article. He got ________first place in the event.

a) an

b) a

c) the

d) no article

Q.30) Select the incorrect sentence from the following:

a) look! The children are playing

b) he is studying medicine

c) the child always crying

d) it is getting late

Q.31) Select incorrect sentence from the following:

a) the sun rises in the east

b) Stars shine at night

c) India became independent in 1947

d) Akbar rules India will in the 16thcentury

Q.32)Which one of the following is a correct sentence?

a) More jobs will be provided for graduates

b) More jobs are providing for graduates

c) More jobs to provide for graduates

d) More jobs will provide for graduates

Q.33) Select the appropriate active voice for the following sentence:

When will the bridge be completed?

a) When can the bridge complete?

b) When shall we complete the bridge?

c) When will they complete the bridge?

d) When will the bridge being completed

Q.34) Identify the sentence.

You must either pay the bill at once or return the goods.

a) compound

b) complex

c) simple

d) none

Q.35) Hindu philosophy advises equality under all circumstances. It says, man should try and remain calm in face of   both pleasure and pain, success and failure whatever may happen he should remain unperturbed.

Find out the relevant option/options

Man should appreciate success.

Man should not be disturbed by success or failure.

Man should react to every incident.

Men are rewarded for their right deeds.

a) 1

b) 4

c) 3

d) 2

Q.36)Find out the odd word (Verb)

a) Act

b) Acting


d) Action

Q.37)Find the appropriate comparative degree for the following sentence:

a)Chola architecture is a more intrinsic one.

b)Chola architecture is more intrinsic than any other architecture.

c)Chola had more intrinsic architecture.

d)Chola’ architecture is more intrinsic than most other architecture.

Q.38) Choose the correct synonym of the underlined word.

The nerves form an astoundingly intricate network carrying message to all parts of our body.

a) delicate

b) appreciate

c) participate

d) complicated

Q.39) Match the statements given in Column A with the given question tags in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below.

Column A                                                   Column B

A) I suppose she knows Bengali – Does she?

B) Manoj likes ice cream – Doesn’t he?

C) Kala doesn’t like fish – Does he?

D) Kannan likes apples – Doesn’t she?

A       B       C       D

a) 1 3        4        2

b) 4 2        1        3

c) 3 4        2        1

d) 1 3        4        2

Q.40) Which of the sentence has the correct article usage?

a) The French is a beautiful language.

b) In France people speak the French

c) I learnt French at school

d) A French is an easy language

Q.41) Identify the correct preposition from the options given below:

The paters are to be presented ____ a month

a) within

b) by

c) in

d) for

Q.42) I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him”. Whose words are these?

a) Antony

b) Brutus


d) Shylock

Q.43) Why did your brother write such a letter?

Choose the passive form of the above sentence:

a) why has he written such a letter.

b) why did such a letter was written by your brother

c) why was such a letter written by your brother?

d) none

Q.44) Read the passage and answer the question that follows:

The chief characteristic of heroism is persistency. A true hero is never wavering in his intensions but is always firm and fearless. The word ‘persistency’ means:

a) Idiosyncrasy

b) democracy

c) intricacy

d) consistency

Q.45)Identify the sentence which is not of the same pattern as the others:

a) at the age of 60, everyone is happy

b) the whole day we were happy

c) immediately it became dark

d) my uncle presented me a laptop

Q.46)Choose that conveys the meaning of the idiom underlined

Evil-minded people throw dust in the eyes of others by showing kind behaviour and good manners

a) manage to deceive others

b) render others blind

c) steal the possessions of others

d) bring tears to the eyes

Q.47) And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide ….

The figure of speech employed here is

a) metaphor

b) onomatopoeia

c) oxymoron

d) anaphora

Q.48)‘The Selfish Giant’ is authored by

a) Thomas Grey


c) Oscar wilde

d) R.K. Narayanan

Q.49)I had three close friends in my childhood, Ramahadha Sastry, Aravindran and Sivaprajasan. Who does the ‘I’ refer to?

a) Mahatma Gandhi

b)Abraham Lincoln

c) Swami Vivekananda


Q.50) “In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song

Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong”

In which poem do these lines occur?

a) Migrant bird

b) Manliness

c) My grandmother’s house

d) Piano

Answer Key

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1 C
2 B
3 D
4 A
5 B
6 D
7 C
8 B
9 C
10 B
11 B
12 D
13 D
14 A
15 C
16 A
17 D
18 D
19 D
20 D
21 D
22 C
23 A
24 B
25 C
26 D
27 A
28 C
29 C
30 C
31 D
32 A
33 C
34 A
35 D
36 C
37 B
38 D
39 B
40 C
41 A
42 A
43 C
44 D
45 D
46 A
47 B
48 C
49 D
50 D

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TNPSC Group – Official Notification (Tamil) 

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