Clearing the PSC (Public Service Commission) examination is a dream of several candidates. Whether it is a UPSC examination or the state level PSC examination, millions of candidates apply every year in this examination. As we talked about the state level PSC examination, there is also the same craze for TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission). If we talk about the TNPSC Group 4 level, around 13.59 lakh candidates appeared in 2019.
According to several reports, 83.4% of candidates appeared for this examination. But only a handful of them got the desired outcome and cleared the examination. It is because they are unaware of proper study plans and routines. For them, we brought this post highlighting a few effective tips that give the candidate a positive outcome.
How to Clear the TNPSC Group 4 Examination
1. Concentrate on regional languages along with English
No doubt, you have years of expertise and excellent fluency in English speaking. But as the name suggests, it is the state level PSC exam. So, aspirants also need to focus on regional languages like Pothu Tamil. Remember that the portion of the mark in the Pothu Tamil and English section is the same as the General knowledge.
Try to score as much as possible in the language section. According to several academic experts, getting 95/100 is the standard score which increases the chance of your selection. There are several digital sources available for self preparation. If you are unsatisfied with self-preparation, online mentors at tutoring platforms are available to guide your examination.
2. Keep an eye on past trends
From the year 2012 to 2016 (Not including 2015), Current affairs questions increased in the examination. At the same time, the language section comprised 100 each year. There is a variation in the General Knowledge questions in these 4 years, but history counted two years 18 questions and two years 16. That is why candidates need to keep an eye on these trends on how the question paper format and number of questions in each section is varying every year.
To get better knowledge about the same, it is advisable for candidates to refer to TNPSC Group 4 Previous Year Papers. These previous years’ papers will give candidates a better idea about how to approach the preparation. Once you analyze the previous trends, follow the updated examination pattern and start your preparation.
3. Do not ignore the expected question
In the TNPSC, the list of expected questions varies every year, but as we shared above, 100 questions in the language section are for sure. So, in this manner, every year, 12-24 questions would be on the Current Affairs, 2-4 for Physics, and 10-14 for the Economics section. To get more ideas about the same, we suggest that candidates must refer to the digital space.
However, in the beginning, candidates must focus on the current affairs section. It is because this section in the examination varies every year. So, to increase the chances of clearing the examination, make yourself aware of the expected question. For current affairs, candidates do not need to pay hefty amounts on coaching. It is easy to prepare through self efforts also. Just they need to keep an eye on the latest trends, read newspapers, magazines and watch the news.
4. No new chapters before the exam day
Finally, candidates who have the habit of preparing for the examination at the last moment must avoid preparing new modules before the exam day. It is because the chances are higher of losing out on the acquired knowledge. Instead, they should revise the acquired knowledge multiple times.