Every year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission(TNPSC) conducts hundreds of examinations to recruit thousands to the state services. TNPSC conducts different stages of examinations for different service grades. Multipurpose Assistant to Deputy Collector is selected through these examinations. Most of these TNPSC examinations have a common syllabus, only the level of the question varies. The first books for the TNPSC preparation should be the Samacheer Kalvi Books. They are the best books for the TNPSC preparations. Once you are clear about the basics from the Samacheer Klavi books then you can start reading from other sources, Try to start reading from the standard textbooks before moving to any coaching class materials.
Books for TNPSC Exam Preparation 2019
Read Samacheer Kalvi Books from Class VI onwards. That is the only book which covers all the topics of the General Studies section. Do not limit your reading with Social Science textbooks, Science books are also essential. Most of the questions are directly taken out from the Samacheer Kalvi Books. If you are preparing for Grade-I and Grade-II services one can refer Laxmikant for Polity. State Board Textbooks would be enough for all other services.
For the Quantitative Aptitude section, R.S Agarwal along with mock tests would be enough. For the general knowledge, Arihant Publications General Knowledge book would be ideal. Arihant’s book is in simple language and a must-have book for the aspirants. Four months of current affairs preparation is necessary for any of these examinations.
Along with Arihant’s General Knowledge book, one must read the newspapers. The Hindu, Hindu Tamil or Dinamani newspapers would be great for your preparations. For the General English section, TNPSC General English by Sakthi Publication along with textbooks is enough. English questions would be of Matriculation standard for all these services.
Try to solve more previous question papers and attempt mock tests to evaluate your preparation. Don’t try to attempt the mock tests at the last week, solve the tests along with your preparation. No need to solve the question papers beyond 2013 since it has a different syllabus.
List of Best Books for TNPSC Exam Preparation 2019
- Samacheer Kalvi Books – Class VI-XII
- Arihant Publications- General Knowledge
- English- Sakthi Publications
- Polity- Laxmikant
- Science & Technology -Spectrum Publications
- Economics – Class XI, XII and Arihant Yearbooks
- For more reading in History, Tamil Nadu History – Prof. Dharmarajan
- India’s Struggle for Independence – Bibin Chandra
- India Freedom Struggle – K.Venkadesan
- Oxford School Atlas for Map-based questions
- Science & Technology – Spectrum Publications
- India Arasamaippu Poti Thervu Kalanjiyam Varisai – Dr Shankara Saravanan
Interested candidates can download the Samacheer Kalvi Books from the education department’s official website. Download the TN State Education Board Books
- Indian Economy- Ramesh Singh
India Year Book by Government of India
i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
iii)Objective Arithmetic – Arihant Publications
Candidates should read at least one standard national daily everyday. Daily reading will help you to cover the current affairs section. This will help you in reading comprehension questions too. The Hindu(English & Tamil), Dinamani, etc are good choices.
For more details about how to prepare for the TNPSC Examinations, interested candidates can check here, TNPSC Examination Preparation. For applying to any of these posts one should register themselves with the TNPSC Application Portal. Here you can find step by step procedure for applying towards TNPSC notifications, TNPSC One Time Registration.
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