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TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023, TNPSC has released the District Educational Office Syllabus on, Apply before 13/01/2023

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There is good news for the candidates as TNPSC DEO Syllabus 2023 is now available online. The aspirants who are working hard for a long now can easily download the syllabus, as the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission issued the entire Syllabus online. TNPSC DEO Exam Pattern 2023 is also made available online for the applicants. The job notification for the 11 District Educational Office post was released by the officials. The window to apply for the post was open from 14/12/2022. The last date to apply for the available posts is 13/01/2023. The online application link is available for the candidates on the official website

TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023

The candidates who are interested in these posts have to give a written test. The selection process includes a preliminary exam, main examination, and Oral Test. The exam date will be announced on the official website at All the other final dates and procedures will be updated on the official website. So, the candidates should keep visiting the official website frequently to know all updates.

TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023

TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023- Overview

Conducted ByTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Short NameTNPSC
Post NameDistrict Educational Officer
Selection ProcessWritten exam Interview

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TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023- Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission DEO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2023

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
General Studies (Degree Standard) & Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard)
3003 Hours

TNPSC DEO Main Exam & Oral Test Pattern 2023

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper-I Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard)100              3 Hrs
Paper-II General Studies (Degree Standard)300
Paper-III General Studies (Degree Standard)300
Paper-IV Education (B.Ed. Course Syllabus)300
Interview & Records120
Total Marks1020

TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023– Preliminary Examination 

General Studies (Degree Standard)

General Science

  • Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present, and future.
  • Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.
  • Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, and Pesticides.
  • Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, and Human diseases.
  • Environment and Ecology.

Current events

  • History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports Books and
  • Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare-oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.
  • Prominent Personalities in various spheres- Arts, Science, Literature
    and Philosophy.
  • Geography – Geographical landmarks.
  • Economics – Current socio–economic issues.
  • Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

Geography of India

  • Location – Physical features – Monsoon, Rainfall, Weather and Climate – Water Resources – Rivers in India – Soil, Minerals and Natural resources – Forest and Wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
  • Transport – Communication.
  • Social Geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, Linguistic Groups and Major Tribes.
  • Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green

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History and Culture of India

  • Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms -South Indian history.
  • India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
  • Change and Continuity in the Socio–Cultural History of India.
  • Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.

Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.
  • Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local Governments, Panchayat Raj.
  • Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.
  • Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  • Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

Indian Economy 

  • Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  • Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.
  • Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural Welfare Oriented Programmes – Social problems – Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty.

Indian National Movement

  • National Renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R. Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O. Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and others.
  • Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant Movements.
  • Communalism and partition.

History, Culture, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu 

  • History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  • Thirukkural
  • Significance as a Secular literature
  • Relevance to Everyday Life
  • Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
  • Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc
  • Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
  • Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in the freedom struggle.
  • Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian Movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.

Development Administration in Tamil Nadu 

  • Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country
  • Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio–Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio–Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio–Economic development.
  • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  • E-governance in Tamil Nadu.

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Aptitude And Mental Ability (S.S.L.C STANDARD)

  • Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  • Ratio and Proportion.
  • Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
  • Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC DEO Exam Syllabus 2023 Main Examination

Paper I

கட்டாயத் தமிழ் மொழித் தகுதித் தேர்விற்கான பாடத்திட்டம்

 (விரிந்துரைக்கும் வகை வினாவிற்கான தலைப்புகள்) (பத்தாம் வகுப்புத் தரம்தேர்வுத்திட்டம்

1. மொழிபெயர்த்தல்

(i) தமிழிலிருந்து ஆங்கிலத்துக்கு மொழிபெயர்த்தல்

(ii) ஆங்கிலத்திலிருந்து தமிழுக்கு மொழிபெயர்த்தல்

2 சுருக்கி வரைதல்

3 பொருள் உணர்திறன்

4 சுருக்கக் குறிப்பிலிருந்து விரிவாக்கம் செய்தல்

5 திருக்குறள் தொடர்பான கட்டுரை வரைதல்

அ) மதச் சார்பற்ற தனித் தன்மையுள்ள இலக்கியம்

ஆ) அன்றாட வாழ்வியலோடு தொடர்புத் தன்மை

மானுடத்தின் மீதான திருக்குறளின் தாக்கம்

ஈ) திருக்குறளும் மாறாத விழுமியங்களும் – சமத்துவம், மனிதநேயம் முதலானவை

உ) சமூக அரசியல் பொருளாதார நிகழ்வுகளில் திருக்குறளின் பொருத்தப்பாடு

ஊ) திருக்குறளில் தத்துவக் கோட்பாடுகள்

6 கடிதம் வரைதல் (அலுவல் சார்ந்தது)

7 தமிழ் மொழி அறிவு


  1. 1 தற்கால நிகழ்வுகள்
  2. சமுதாயப் பிரச்சனைகள்
  3. சுற்றுச்சூழல் தொடர்பான தலைப்புகள்
  4. இந்தியப் பொருளாதரம் தொடர்பான தலைப்புகள்
  5. அறிவியலும் தொழில்நுட்பமும்
  6. கலையும் பண்பாடும்
  7. பகுத்தறிவு இயக்கங்கள் – திராவிட இயக்கம், சுயமரியாதை இயக்கம்.
  8. இக்காலத் தமிழ்மொழி – கணினித் தமிழ், வழக்கு மன்றத் தமிழ், அலுவலக மொழியாகத் தமிழ், புதிய வகைமைகள்.
  9. தமிழ்நாட்டின் சமூகப் பொருளாதார முன்னேற்றம் மற்றும் தமிழக அரசின் நலத்திட்டங்கள் (பெண்கள் விவசாயிகள்… சமூக நலத்திட்டங்களை நடைமுறைப்படுத்துதலில் சமூக சீர்திருத்த இயக்கங்களின் பங்கு. இட ஒதுக்கீடும் அதன் பயன்களும் – தமிழ்நாட்டின் சமூகப் பொருளாதார வளர்ச்சியில் சமூக நீதி மற்றும் சமூக ஒற்றுமையின் பங்கு.
  10. சொந்த வாக்கியத்தில் அமைத்து எழுதுக, பொருள் வேறுபாடு அறிதல், பிரித்தெழுதுக, எதிர்ச்சொல், எதிர்மறை வாக்கியம், பிழை நீக்கி எழுதுக.
  11. திருக்குறளிலிருந்து கீழ்க்காணும் தலைப்புகள் தொடர்பாக கட்டுரை எழுதுதல்
  12. அ) மதச் சார்பற்ற தனித் தன்மையுள்ள இலக்கியம்
  13. ஆ) அன்றாட வாழ்வியலோடு தொடர்புத் தன்மை
  14. இ) மானுடத்தின் மீதான திருக்குறளின் தாக்கம்
  15. ஈ) திருக்குறளும் மாறாத விழுமியங்களும்-சமத்துவம், மனிதநேயம் முதலானவை
  16. உ) சமூக அரசியல் பொருளாதார நிகழ்வுகளில் திருக்குறளின் பொருத்தப்பாடு
  17. ஊ) திருக்குறளில் தத்துவக் கோட்பாடுகள்

PAPER – II – General Studies Topics for Descriptive Type

  • Modern history of India and Indian culture- 

The advent of European invasion- Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors – Social reforms and religious movements.

India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture – Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom – India – a secular state – Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music.

Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu – Political parties and populist schemes – National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – 1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress – Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji – Growth of militant movements.

Different modes of agitations – Era of different Acts & Pacts

World war & final phase struggle – Communalism led to the partition

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others.

  • Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu

 Nature of universe – General scientific laws – Scientific instruments – Inventions and discoveries – National scientific laboratories – Science glossary – Physical quantities, standards and units

Mechanics and properties of matter – Force, motion and energy – Heat, light and sound – Magnetism, electricity and electronics – Atomic and nuclear physics – Astronomy and space science

Elements and compounds – Acids, bases and salts – Oxidation and reduction – Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds – Natural disasters – safeguard measures – Chemistry of ores and metals – Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides – Biochemistry and biotechnology – Polymers and plastics – Electrochemistry –

Main concepts of life science – The cell -the basic unit of life – Classification of living organism – Nutrition and die tics – Respiration – Excretion of metabolic waste – Bio – communication – Blood and blood circulation – Endocrine system- Reproductive system- Animals, plants and human life

 Govt. policy /organizations on Science and Technology – Role, achievement & impact of Science and Technology – Energy – self-sufficiency – oil exploration – Defence Research Organization – Ocean research and development – Genetics – the science of heredity – Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation – Human diseases, prevention and remedies – Communicable diseases and non – communicable diseases – Alcoholism and Drug abuse – Computer science and advancement – Genetic Engineering – Remote sensing and benefits.

Paper – III – General Studies Topics for Descriptive Type

Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and the Geography of India

  • Indian polity 

Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution – Salient features of constitution – Union, state and territory.

Citizenship – rights and duties – Fundamental rights – Directive principles of state policy – Fundamental duties – Human rights charter – Union executive – Union legislature – parliament – State executive – State legislature – assembly – Status of Jammu & Kashmir – Local government – panchayat raj – Indian federalism – centre-state relations.

Judiciary in India Rule of law/Due process of law – Emergency provisions – Civil services in India – Administrative Challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration – Elections – Election Commission Union and State – Official language and Schedule – VIII – Amendments to the constitution – Schedules to the constitution.

  • Emerging political trends across the world affecting India- Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region -Security and defence-related matters – Nuclear policy, issues, and conflicts- The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world.
  • Geography of India Earth and universe

Solar system – Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere

 Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate.

Water resources – rivers in India – Soil, minerals & natural resources

Natural vegetation – Forest & wildlife – Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries.

Transport & communication – Centers of trade, commerce & art

Social geography – population – density and distribution

Natural calamities – disaster management – Bottom topography of Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.

Climate change – impact and consequences – mitigation measures – Pollution Control.

  • Tamil language, Tamil society – it’s culture and Heritage / English Language

நாகரீகமும் பண்பாடும் – தமிழர் தோற்றமும் பரவலும்

பண்டைத் தமிழர் வாழ்வியல் சிந்தனைகள் – வீரம், காதல், அறம், அறக்கோட்பாட்டு வழிபாடுகள் மற்றும் சடங்கு முறைகள்.

தமிழர் சமயமும் பண்பாட்டு நெறிமுறைகளும் – சைவம், வைணவம்.

தற்கால வாழ்வியல் தமிழர் சமூக வாழ்க்கை சாதி, சமயம், பெண்கள், அரசியல், கல்வி, பொருளியல், வணிகம், வெளிநாட்டுத் தொடர்புகள்.

  • English Language Skills

Précis writing.

Report writing on current issues.

Comprehension of a given passage and answering questions thereupon.

  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

State government organization – structure, functions, and control mechanism

District administration -role in people’s welfare-oriented programmes.

Industrial map of Tamil Nadu – the role of state government -Public Services – the role of recruitment agencies – State finance — resources, budget, and financial administration.  

Use of IT in administration – e-governance in the State -Natural calamities -strategic planning in the State – Social welfare – Government-sponsored schemes concerning Tamil Nadu

Union government organization – structure, functions, and control mechanism – Relationship between State and Union – Industrial map of India – the role of Union government – Public Services – the role of recruitment agencies in Union Government – Union finance – resources, budget, and financial administration

Use of IT in administration – e- governance in Union Government

Natural calamities -strategic planning by the Union – Social welfare – government-sponsored schemes by the Government of India.

PAPER –IV – Education (Degree Std.) B.Ed., Course Topics for Objective Type

Current trends and challenges in Education- Innovation in Education – Education Psychology -Philosophy in Education, Eastern and Western Education – Education Sociology – Scheme S.S.A. & RMSA – Curriculum

Measurements and Evaluation – Human Rights & R.T.E. Act – Learner /Learning – Inclusive Education

Information and Communication Technology – Education Management – Gender Sensitization – Environmental Education – Vocational Guidance – Health and Physical Education – Distance and Open Learning – Outreach Program – Committee and Commissions in Education – Basic concept of Psychology.

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