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

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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