Tamil Nadu ASO (Translation) Syllabus 2019-20 | TNPSC Asst Section Officer Previous Papers

Harika | May 14, 2020


Name of the Board
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Job Designation
Assistant Section Officer (Translation)
Department Name
Tamil Development and Information Department
Notification Number
Advertisement Number
Previous Papers
Total number of vacancies
Job TypeTamil Nadu Govt Jobs
Application mode
Similar JobsTNPSC Jobs
Selection Procedure
Written Examination and Oral Test
Work Location
Tamil Nadu
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Tamilnadu ASO Exam Syllabus 2020

Here is an excellent opportunity for Tamilnadu job seekers. Candidates who have filled online applications for TN Assistant Section Officer (Translation) Jobs can check the complete TNPSC Assistant Section Officer Syllabus Papers details. தமிழ்நாடு பி.எஸ்.சி உதவி பிரிவு அதிகாரி (மொழிபெயர்ப்பு) தேர்வு பாடத்திட்டம் gives the names of the subjects and subtopics of the written exam. So, check subject wise Tamilnadu PSC Asst Section Officer Exam Syllabus and begin exam preparation.

Intenders can check the Tamilnadu ASO (Translation) Syllabus, TNPSC Asst Section Officer Model Papers, exam pattern, selection process, and study materials from the below sections. You are advised to practice as many question papers as possible to get the highest score in the exam. Detailed Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission ASO Exam Syllabus gives useful information such as what to prepare, where to start preparation.

TNPSC Assistant Section Officer (Translation) Selection Procedure

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission selects the eligible and skilful job hunters for Assistant Section Officer (Translation) vacancies by conducting the selection process. The rounds of the selection procedure are as follows:

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Test

tnpsc.gov.in Asst Section Officer Exam Pattern 2019

Tamilnadu PSC ASO Question Paper Pattern 2019-20 is provided here. Candidates can get useful information like subject names, type of questions, total questions, maximum marks, and exam period by checking Test Pattern, Syllabus Papers. You can also estimate the weightage of subjects, topics importance, marking strategy by understanding Tamilnadu Assistant Section Officer (Translation) Pattern.

  • Tamilnadu Development and Information Department Assistant Section Officer Written Test have two papers i.e Paper 1, Paper 2

Paper I contains descriptive questions

  • The Tamil language question paper contains sections like precis writing in English, precis writing in Tamil, translation
  • Hindi language question paper contains translation questions from Tamil, Hindi and English languages, precis writing in Hindi
  • The Paper I time duration is 3 hours
  • Maximum marks for Paper I is 300


  • It contains 100 objective type questions from General studies
  • In those, 75 general science questions have degree standard, 25 aptitude and mental ability questions have SSLC standard
  • Total number of marks is 200
  • Exam period is 2 hours

TNPSC Assistant Section Officer Syllabus Papers

ASO (Translation) Tamil:

English to Tamil

  • An official letter in English pertaining to Government correspondence or a Government Order (G.O.). The Letter or G.O. should not exceed 400 words. All technical terms and unfamiliar phrases are to be explained in a simple manner in an accompanying key in the question paper
  • A 400-word editorial or an inspiring speech or a newspaper report can be given for translation from English to Tamil
  • Controversial topics like politics, religion, sex, or any other topic that would trigger the controversy should be avoided
  • Technical terms and unfamiliar phrases are to be explained in English in a simple manner in an accompanying key in the Question Paper

Tamil to English

  • An official letter in Tamil pertaining to Government correspondence or a Government Order (G.O.). The letter or G.O. It should not exceed 200 words
  • A 200 – Word editorial or an inspiring speech or a newspaper report can be given for translation from Tamil to English
  • Controversial topics like politics, religion, sex or any other topic that would trigger controversy should be avoided
  • Precis Writing in Tamil/Precis Writing in English: A 600- word essay or a passage in Tamil dealing with science, technology, sociology, geography, psychology, history or literature taken from any non-controversial source. Controversial topics like politics, religion, sex, and communal aspects must be avoided

ASO (Translation) Hindi

  • Translation Theory
  • Definition and origin of Translation
  • Principles of Translation
  • Types of Translation
  • Characteristics of a translation
  • Problems of Translation and Translator
  • Importance of Translation
  • Translation of a passage from “English to Tamil” and Tamil to English
  • (Government Order/Scientific/Technical/Environment/Information Technology/Computer Science/any other emerging area etc)
  • Translation of an official letter/News/Memo etc from “HINDI to Tamil”
  • Translation of Technical terms (different subjects) from English to Hindi & Hindi to English
  • Precise writing in HINDI (about 400 words)
  • Translation of Government Reports from “English to Tamil “

TN ASO Exam Syllabus 2019

General Studies

  • General Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  •  Current Events:
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Economics
  •  Science
  • Geography:
  • Earth and Universe
  • Water Resources
  • Rainfall
  • Natural Calamities
  • Weather and Climate
  • History and Culture of India:
  • Expansion and consolidation of British rule
  • Prominent personalities in the various spheres
  • Pre-historic events
  • Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
  •  Indian Polity
  • Constitution of India
  • Salient features of the constitution
  • Complexities of the district administration
  • Administrative challenges in a welfare state
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Indian Economy
  • Price policy & public distribution
  • Development of infrastructure
  • Capital formation and investment
  • Energy Different sources and development
  • Indian National Movement
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle
  • Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence
  • The emergence of national leaders
  • Indian National Congress

Aptitude and Mental ability

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection, compilation, and presentation of data
  • Tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Parametric representation of data
  • Analytical interpretation of data
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Time and Work
  • Behavioural ability
  • Basic terms, Communications in information technology
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Decision making and problem-solving

Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Dice
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Reasoning
  • Number Series
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

Tamilnadu Assistant Section Officer Practice Papers

Are you searching for Tamilnadu Assistant Section Officer (Translation) Previous Papers? Then, stop your searching now, You can obtain TNPSC Assistant Section Officer Syllabus Papers here. Applicants can also get the subject wise TNPSC ASO Old Question Papers with Solutions. Practising Tamilnadu PSC Asst Statistical Officer Model Papers helps you to know completely about the exam.

Job hunters can quickly improve their time management skills by solving Tamilnadu ASO Question Papers. You can also get a good score in the exam by preparing the model papers.

TNPSC ASO Model Question Papers

Books and Study Materials

  • On Translation, Bower, Reben, Arther
  • Aspects of Translation, A.D. Booth
  • A Linguistic Theory of Translation, J.C. Catford
  • Translation and introduction by Forester Leonard
  • Theory and practice of Translation, Nida Eugen Albert
  • Anuvaad Vigyan by Bholanath Tiwari
  • Anuvaad Abhyas – Part-III Published by Hindi Prachar sabha, T. Nagar, Chennai
  • ASO: Assistant Section Officer Textbook Binding – 2018
  • TNPSC Group 2 and 2A CCSE-II Preliminary All-In-One Exam Books in Tamil Medium Paperback Bunko – 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the TNPSC ASO Exam Duration?

A. 5 Hours.

Q. What is the Selection process of TNPSC ASO Recruitment?

A. Written Examination & Oral Test.

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