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.

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

250
250
250

Interview & Record

-

100

Total

-

850

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

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

General Studies (Degree Standard) (175 items)

3 Hours

300

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

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