TNPSC

Overview

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a department of the government of Tamil Nadu which is responsible for governing the recruitment of personnel into the state's public service .It is established in 1923 by the Constitution of India that acts to ensure future capability and sustainability within the Public Service in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The TNPSC is to conduct various examinations like Group - I, Group - II, Group - IV and VAO (Village Administrative Officer) for direct recruitment to the services of the state of Tamil Nadu. The selection process consists of both written examination and oral interviews.

Age Criteria

Exam Post Minimum Maximum Others(OC / FC) Maximum Others
Group I - 21 years 30 years 35 years
Group II Deputy Commercial Tax Officer 18 years 32 years (Law Degree) 37 years (Law Degree)
Group II Sub Registrar 20 years - No maximum age limit
Group II Probation Officer 22 years - -
Group II Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university - 10 + 2 + 3 (degree) 21 years 30 years 35 years
Group II Junior Employment Officer 18 years 40 years No maximum age limit
Group II A - 18 years 30 years No maximum age limit

Qualification

Exam Educational Qualification
Group I Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university - 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Group I Candidates who are in the final year of degree examination may also apply for Group I Preliminary exams
Group II Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university - 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Group II Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university - 10 + 2 + 3
Group A (degree)

Post

Group I Group II Group III
Deputy Collector (DC) Deputy Commercial Tax Officer Personal Clerk in TNPSC
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Probation Officer Assistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax (ACCT) Sub Registrar Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department
District Registrar (DR) Assistant Inspector of Labour Assistant in Land Reforms Department
Assistant Director of Rural Development Department Junior Employment Officer Assistant in Prison Department
District Employment Officer Assistant Section Officer Assistant in Registration Department
Total Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department Assistant in Transport Department
Total Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies Assiatant in Fisheries Department

Group I (Prelims)

Scheme of the Exam

Subject

Questions

Total Marks & Time

General Studies

150

300 Marks
3 Hours

Aptitude & Mental Ability

50

Note: The question paper will be both in Tamil (or) English

Syllabus General Knowledge

(Degree Standard)

The paper on General knowledge will include questions covering the following fields of knowledge.

  • General Science
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • History and culture of India, geography
  • Indian polity
  • Indian economy
  • Indian national movement and freedom struggle
  • Mental ability tests and other related fields.

Note: About 20% of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamil Nadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people

Group I (Main)

Scheme of the Exam

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

General Studies Paper – I 
General Studies Paper – II 
General Studies Paper – III
(Degree Standard – Descriptive Type)

3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours

300
300
300

Interview & Record

-

120

Total

-

1020

Note: Aspirants are allowed to answer the Main Written examination either in Tamil or in English.

Syllabus - Main Examination

    Paper – I

  • Modern history of India and Indian culture
  • General Mental Ability
  • Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu

    Paper – II

  • Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India.
  • Tamil Society, its culture and heritage / English language skills
  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

    Paper – III

  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Current Economic Trends: Indian Economy and Impact of Global Economy on India
  • Socio Economic problems of India and Tamil Nadu.

Modern history of India and Indian culture will cover the broad history of the country from about the middle of the nineteenth century (advent of Eruopean Invasion) and would include questions on Gandhi, Tagore, Nehru and periyar.

General mental ability will include statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams. It covers exercises to test the candidates ability to draw prudent conclusion from information presented in statistical, graphical and diagrammatical form pointing out deficiencies, limitation and inconsistencies therein.

On role and impact of science and technology, question will be asked to test the candidates awarness of the latest developments in science and technology with special emphasis on applied aspects.

Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India will include questions on Constitution of India and political system in India and the political system of the countries which affect and have a bearing on our nation.

Under Geography of India, questions will be put on the physical, economic, social geography of India.

Under Tamil society and Culture, questions will be asked to test the candidataes general awarness on those topics. Under English lanugage, writing and comprehension skills will be tested through questions on essay writing, comprehension of a given passage and summarizing the substance of a given passage through precis writing. The candidates have the option to choose either Tamil Language or English language on this topic.

Tamil Nadu administration will cover topics in general administration like organizational structure, functions, control social welfare oriented programmes etc., To have an overview of the administrative pattern of the Union questions will be put to the candidates.

Current events will include and cover general appreciation and understanding of science, history, politics, economics, agriculture etc., including matters of everyday observation and experience

Current economic trends will include questions on Indian Economy and impact of global economy on India. Questions will be put on Planning in India, industrialization, economic growth, impact of population explosion, financial control measures to streamline the overall growth, trends in global trade,

socio-economic problems will include questions on literacy rate, unemployment, child labour, gender imbalance, woes of agrarian sector etc.,

Group II (CSSE)

SCHEME OF THE EXAMINATION:

  • Preliminary Exam (Stage – I)
  • Main examination (Stage – II)
  • Interview (Stage –III)
Preliminary Exam (Stage – I)
Subject Duration Total Marks & Time Minimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities

General Studies (Degree Standard) (175 items)

3 Hours

300

90

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)

(Total - 200 items)

Main examination (Stage – II)
Sl. No. Parts Title No.of questions to be asked Marks Total Marks Remarks Marks
1 Part -A Tamil to English Translation 2 25 50

Total Marks -100 Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25

(Answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Part A will not be considered for the evaluation of Part B)

TotalMarks-300
2 English to Tamil Translation 2 25 50
3 PART B Precis Writing 2 20 40

Total Marks – 200

(There is no Minimum Qualifying Marks prescribed for the Part- B)

(This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone)

4 Comprehension 2 20 40
5 Hints Development 2 20 40
6 Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ 2 20 40
7 Letter writing (Official) 2 20 40
Total 300
STAGE – III - INTERVIEW: 40 MARKS
For Interview Posts:

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
Oral Test: 40 Marks

Total Marks: 300+40 = 340 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks
for all Communities: 102 out of 340

For Non-Interview Posts:

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks

Total Marks: 300

Minimum Qualifying Marks
for all Communities: 90

Location

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Contact

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