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
Location
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Coimbatore
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Erode
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Namakkal
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Dharmapuri
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Salem
  •   IAS Coaching Center In Krishnagiri
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Coimbatore
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Erode
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Namakkal
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Dharmapuri
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Salem
  •   IPS Coaching Center In Krishnagiri
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Coimbatore
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Erode
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Namakkal
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Dharmapuri
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Salem
  •   Tnpsc Coaching Center In Krishnagiri
  • 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

    Questions

    Total Marks & Time

    General Studies

    75

    300 Marks
    3 Hours

    Aptitude & Mental Ability

    25

    General Tamil / English

    100

    Main examination (Stage – II)

    GENERAL STUDIES & ESSAY – 300 MARKS

    PART – A 
    OBJECTIVE TYPE

    i) Role and impact of science and Technology in the
        Development of India and Tamil Nadu
    ii) Administration of Union and States with special  reference to
        Tamil Nadu 
    iii) Socio Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu

    PART – B
    DESCRIPTIVE TYPE

    i) Current issues at National Level
    ii) Current issues at State Level

    STAGE – III - INTERVIEW: 40 MARKS

    Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

    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

    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

    Syllabus - General English

    Grammar

    PART A

    1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
    2.Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
    3. Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
    4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
    5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
    6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
    7. Select the correct Question Tag
    8. Select the correct Tense
    9. Select the correct Voice
    10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
    11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
    12. Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
    13. Comprehension
    14. Select the correct sentence
    15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
    16. Select the correct Plural forms
    17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentense)
    18. Identify the correct Degree.
    19.Form a new word by blending the words.
    20.Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun) 

    Part-B

    Literature 1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems:
    Alliteration – Allusion – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Oxymoron –
    Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Ellipsis - Rhyme Scheme - Rhyming Words –
    Repetition – Apostrophe 
    A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –
    Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning – Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain – Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The Flying Wonder – To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi. 

    2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry
    A Psalm of Life - Women’s Rights - The Nation United - English words –
    Snake – The Man He Killed - Off to outer space tomorrow morning –
    Sonnet No.116 - The Solitary Reaper - Be the Best - O Captain My Captain - Laugh and Be Merry – Earth - Don’t quit - The Apology - Be Glad your
    - Nose is on your face - A sonnet for my Incomparable Mother - The
    Flying Wondr - To a Millionaire - The Piano – Manliness - Going for water - The cry of the Children - Migrant Bird - Shilpi.

    3.Important lines from Poems.
    Where the mind is without fear - The Solitary Reaper - Going for water - A
    Psalm of Life - Be the Best - Sonnet No.116

    4.Questions on the Biography of
    Mahatma Gandhi - Jawaharlal Nehru - Subash Chandra Bose - Helen Keller
    Kalpana Chawala - Dr.Salim Ali - Rani of Jhansi - Nelson Mandela –
    Abraham Lincoln 

    5.Questions on Shakespeare’s
    Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene) - Julius Ceasar (Act III Scene 2) -
    Sonnet 116 

    6.Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
    The Model Millionaire - The Selfish Giant 49 

    7.Dr.Karl Paulnack
    Music-The Hope Raiser

    8.Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:
    Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to
    The address presented to him by students- Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to
    success- Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’(from‘India 2020’)
    - Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’ - Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits
    high’ - Deepa Agarwal’s ‘After the storm’ - Brian patten’s ‘You can’t be
    that no you can’t be that’ 

    9.Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
    Ahtushi Deshpande’s ‘To the land of snow’ - Manohar Devadoss – Yaanai
    Malai - Brihadeesvarar Temple 

    10.British English – American English

    Part-C

    Authors and their Literary Works 

    1.Match the Poems with the Poets
    A psalm of Life - Be the Best - The cry of the children - The Piano –
    Manliness Going for water – Earth -The Apology - Be Glad your Nose is on
    your face - The Flying Wonder -Is Life But a Dream - Be the Best - O captain  My Captain - Snake - Punishment in Kindergarten -Where the Mind is Without fear - The Man He Killed - Nine Gold Medals 

    2.Which Nationality the story belongs to?
    The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window 

    3.Identify the Author with the short story
    The selfish Giant - The Lottery Ticket - The Last Leaf - How the Camel got its Hump - Two Friends – Refugee - The Open Window - A Man who Had no Eyes - The Tears of the Desert – Sam The Piano - The face of Judas
    Iscariot - Swept Away - A close encounter - Caught Sneezing - The Wooden
    Bowl - Swami and the sum 

    4.Whose Auto biography / Biography is this? 

    5.Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?
    Robert Frost - Archibald Lampman - D.H. Lawrence - Rudyard Kipling
    Kamala Das - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Famida Y. Basheer - Thomas
    Hardy - Khalil Gibran - Edgar A. Guest - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Jack
    Prelutsky - F. Joanna - Stephen Vincent Benet - William Shakespeare -
    William Wordsworth - H.W. Long Fellow - Annie Louisa walker -
    Walt Whitman - V.K. Gokak

    6.Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors:
    Sahitya Akademi Award winner: Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai –
    ‘Farmer’ Kamala Das – 1. Punishment in Kindergarten 2. My Grandmother’s House R.K. Narayan - Swami and the sum - Rabindranath Tagore - Where the mind is without fear - Dhan Gopal Mukherji - Kari, The Elephant – Deepa Agarwal - After the Storm - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam - Vision for the Nation Indra Anantha Krishna- The Neem Tree - Lakshmi Mukuntan- The Ant Eater and the Dassie - Dr. Neeraja Raghavan - The Sun Beam

    7.Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from
    Julius Caesar - The Merchant of Venice 

    8.Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option

    9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country

    10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character

    11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
    The Selfish Giant - How the camel got its hump - The Lottery ticket - The
    Last Leaf - Two friends – Refugee - Open window – Reflowering - The
    Necklace Holiday 

    12. About the Poets
    Rabindranath Tagore - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow - Anne Louisa
    Walker -V K Gokak - Walt Whitman - Douglas Malloch 

    13. About the Dramatists
    William Shakespeare - Thomas Hardy 

    14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
    Granny, Granny, please comb My Hair - With a friend - To cook and Eat
    - To India – My Native Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign –
    Laugh and be Merry – The Apology - The Flying Wonder 

    15. Various works of the following Authors –
    Rabindranath Tagore – Shakespeare - William Wordsworth - H.W.
    Longfellow – Anne Louisa Walker - Oscar Wilde - Pearl S. Buck 

    16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
    Snake - The Mark of Vishnu - Greedy Govind - Our Local Team –
    Where the mind is without fear - Keep your spirits high - Be the best –
    Bat – The Piano – The Model Millionaire - The Cry of the Children –
    Migrant bird – Shilpi 

    17. Famous Quotes – Who said this? 

    18. To Which period the Poets belong
    William Shakespeare - Walt Whitman - William Wordsworth - H.W.
    Longfellow Annie Louisa Walker - D.H. Lawrence 

    19. Matching the Poets and Poems
    Discovery – Biking – Inclusion - Granny, Granny, please comb My
    Hair – With a Friend - To cook and Eat – Bat - To India – My Native
    Land - A tiger in the Zoo - No men are foreign - Laugh and be Merry –
    Earth – The Apology - The Flying Wonder - Off to outer space
    tomorrow morning - Be the best - Is life, but a dream - Women’s
    rights - The Nation united - English words – Snake – The man he
    killed 

    20. Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and
    Conservation
    Flying with moon on their wings - Migrant bird - Will Thirst Become -
    Unquenchable? - Going for Water - Swept away - Gaia tells her

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