TNPSC Archaeological Officer Syllabus 2020, Exam Date & Exam Pattern

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TNPSC Archaeological Officer Syllabus

TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019 notification is out. The Online Application start from 26 nov 2019 and will remain active till 27 dec 2019. Candidate willing to apply should go through the eligibility & The start preparation soon. This post will enlighten you regarding the TNPSC Archaeological Officer syllabus 2019. The complete syllabus of the computer-based examination and computer (formatting) Test has been provided in this post. Check out the details below.

TNPSC Archaeological Officer Syllabus

The date of Computer Based written examination is subject to change, in which event the new date will be notified through Newspapers, Commission’s websites and Admission Certificates for the examination. Detailed instructions regarding Computer Based Written Examination are available on the Commission’s website.

TNPSC ASO Syllabus 2019, Model Question Paper 

TNPSC Archaeological Officer Complete Details:

Name of Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission TNPSC
Name of Post  Archaeological Officer
No of Vacancy 18 Posts
Date of Exam Available Soon
Application Mode Online
Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Official Website


TNPSC Archaeological Officer Syllabus:

Exam Pattern for Archaeological Officer

Subject Duration Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs

I.PAPER-I (200 questions) Any one of the following subjects (PG Degree Standard) i) Ancient History and Archaeology/ Archaeology (Code No.314)

ii) Indian History(CodeNo.361 )

iii) History (Code No.362)

iv)Tamil Language and Literature (Code No.363)

II. PAPER-II (100 Questions) General Studies General Studies (Degree standard) – 75 Questions. Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions.

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ncient History and Archaeology:

  • Cultural history of Tamilnadu upto 1565 AD
  • History of Archaeology
  • Field Archaeology
  • Pre and Proto history of India
  • Epigraphy and Palaeography
  • Numismatics
  • Art and Architecture
  • Iconography and painting
  • Conservation and Museology
  • Early historical Archaeology, etc.

Indian History (from Ancient to Modern period):

  • Anthropological and geographical survey of India
  • Contact with outside world
  • Ancient and Medieval Tamilnadu
  • The Deccan Kingdoms
  • The Mughal Empire
  • English East India Company Rule
  • Resistance to the British rule
  • Palaeography and Numismatics
  • Pre-history and Archaeology
  • Archaeological acts and rules, etc.


  • Indian races and geography
  • Ancient Indian polity (up to 7th century AD)
  • Ancient and Pre-Medieval Tamil culture
  • Medieval India – Rise of the Crescent over the subcontinent
  • British Empire- Expansion and consolidation
  • Pre-Independent India
  • Ancient and Medieval world
  • Palaeography and Numismatics
  • Pre-History and Archaeology
  • Archaeological Acts and Rules, etc.

Tamil Language and Literature:

  • மொழியின் தோற்றமும் வளர்ச்சியும்
  • தமிழில் உள்ள எழுத்துக்களும் அவற்றின் வகைகளும்
  • இலக்கண நூல்கள்
  • சங்க இலக்கியம்
  • முச்சங்ககள் குறித்த செய்திகள்
  • அற இலக்கியம்
  • காப்பிய இலக்கியம்
  • எழுத்தியல் மற்றும் நாணயவியல்
  • வரலாற்றுக்கு முந்தய கால வரலாறு மற்றும் தொல்லியல்
  • தொல்லியல் சட்டங்களும் விதிமுறைகளும்
  • இலக்கணம்
  • அணிநலன்
  • பா  வடிவங்கள்

TNPSC Archaeological Officer Paper 2 Exam Syllabus

General Studies:

  • General Science
  • Latest diary of events
  • National symbols
  • Books and authors
  • Eminent personalities and places in news
  • Geographical landmark
  • Current socio – economic issues
  • Latest inventions in Science and Technology
  • Geography of India
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
  • Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • Aptitude and Mental ability
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest, Compound interest
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alpha numeric Reasoning, etc

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TNPSC ASO Syllabus 2019, Model Question Paper 

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