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TNPSC Services Examination

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    Functions of TNPSC Includes: 

    Advise the Government on all matters relating to framing of recruitment rules.

    Making appointments and promotions and transfers from one service to another service, in respect of disciplinary matters affecting government servants

    Conduct examinations for selection of candidates under direct recruitment to the State, Subordinate and Ministerial Services. 

    Conduct departmental examinations for government servants and examinations on behalf of the national Ministry of Defence.

    TNPSC conducts a wide range of examinations throughout the year for the recruitment of various posts under the state government. It provides candidates with the gateway to start their career in the state government as Group A & B officers and Subordinate staff as well. Let’s find out more on these TNPSC exams.

    Various recruitment exams for posts ranging from Group I to IV conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission throughout the year are listed below –

    Combined Civil Services Examination – I (Group 1 Services)

    Combined Civil Services Examination – II (Group-II And Group-II A Services)

    Combined Civil Services Examination-III (Group-III Services)

    Combined Civil Services Examination-IV (Group-IV Services & VAO)

    Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination

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    Frequently Asked Question

    TNPSC Group I Age Limit – General category 32 years, age relaxation of 5 years to SC, ST, OBC category
    TNPSC Group I Qualification – Graduation from a Government recognized university
    Special physical qualifications are needed for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police and the District Officer (Fire and Rescue Operations).

    I.TNPSC Group II Age Limit  
    Minimum – 18 years (20, 22, and 26 years respectively for the Sub-registrar Grade-II, the Probation officer in the Prison Department, and Probation Officer in the Social Defence department)
    Maximum – 30 years for general category while no age limit for Reserved Candidates.
    II.TNPSC Group II Educational Qualification – varies according to the post specialization but minimum qualification is Graduation.

    I.TNPSC Group 3 Age Limit
    A. Minimum – 18 years for general candidates
    B. Maximum – 42 years

    II.TNPSC Group 3 Minimum Education Qualification – Graduate.

    I.TNPSC Group 4 Age Limit –
    A. Minimum – 18 years 
    B. Maximum – 30 years General candidates, 32 Years for MBC / DE notified Communities / BC and 35 years for SC / ST / Destitute Widows
    II.TNPSC Group 4 Minimum Education Qualification – must have passed the S.S.L.C. Public examinations.

    Prelims Syllabus
    General Studies – 150 questions (Degree Standard)
    Aptitude & Mental Ability – 50 questions (SSLC Standard)

    Mains Syllabus

    Paper 1 – Modern Indian History and Indian Culture
    Social Issues – India and Tamil Nadu
    General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard)
    Paper 2 – Indian Polity and Emerging Political Trends
    Role and Impact of Science and Technology in India
    Tamil Society – Culture and Heritage
    Paper 3 – Indian Geography – Tamil Nadu
    Biodiversity, Disaster Management
    Indian Economy – Current trends

    Prelims Syllabus
    General Awareness 175 questions,
    Aptitude & Mental Ability – 25 questions.
    Mains Syllabus

    Part A – Translation of Tamil to English and vice versa
    Part B – Precis Writing
    Hints Development,
    Essay Writing,
    Letter Writing.

    General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)
    Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 questions)
    General Tamil/ General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 questions)

    General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)
    Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 questions)
    General Tamil/ General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 questions)


    Whenever TNPSC Notification for different posts and groups are released, aspirants are required to fill in the TNPSC application form in order to appear for the TNPSC exams.
    In the respective notification of different TNPSC exams the commission gives the TNPSC apply online opening and closing dates. Aspirants have to submit their TNPSC exam application form within the stipulated time period. 
    The TNPSC online application process for all the exams conducted by the Tamil Nadu public Service Commission is the same. Which is given below for candidate’s reference – 
    Steps to fill the TNPSC application Form – 
    Visit the official website of Tamil Nadu public service Commission
    Go to the Apply Online section of the site and search for the TNPSC Application form for which you wish to apply.
    If you are the first-time applicant, register with the TNPSC by paying rupees 150 and generate your registration ID and password.
    As the application form opens, fill all the categories and information in the given columns.
    Review the information in case of any spelling mistakes or other errors.
    Scan and submit the documents asked, such as signature, photograph, mark sheets, etc. Hit on the submit button.
    Pay the application fee and do not reload or refresh the page until the payment is in process.
    Once the payment is done, the TNPSC Application is successfully submitted and will appear on your screen, print the form. You may need it in the future for reference.

    The Posting which comes under TNPSC Group I are:
    Deputy Collector
    Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I)
    Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
    Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies
    District Registrar
    Assistant Director of Rural Development
    District Employment Officer
    District Officer

    TNPSC Group II have two posts, which are Interview post (Group II) and Non-Interview post
    (Group IIA).

    Interview post:
    Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (DCTO).
    Probation Officer in Prison Department.
    Assistant Inspector of Labour.
    Junior Employment Officer.
    Sub Registrar.
    Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department.
    Special Assistant in the Vigilance and Anticorruption Department.
    Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives.
    Senior Inspector of cooperative societies.
    Audit Inspector in the Audit wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments.

    Non interview post:
    Assistant in the Divisions of Commercial Taxes Department.
    Handloom Inspector.
    Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department.
    Personal clerk in (other than Law and Finance Dept) Secretariat.
    Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
    Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
    Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department.
    Assistant in Forest Department.
    Personal clerk in Finance Department, Secretariat.


    The TNPSC Group III services can be classified into two categories, Group III and Group IIIA services. The posts on these two TNPSC Group services are:

    Group III Services

    Station Fire Officer

    Group IIIA Services

    Junior Inspector of Co-operative Societies
    Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department
    Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Co-operative Societies
    Store Keeper in Employment and Training (Training wing) Department

    The following are the services under TNPSC Group IV

    Village Administrative Officer
    Junior Assistant (Non - Security) 
    Junior Assistant (Non - Security) 
    Junior Assistant (Security)
    Bill Collector, Grade-I
    Steno-Typist (Grade–III) 
    Store Keeper in Tamizhagam Guest House, Udhagamandalam
    Junior Assistant in Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board
    Junior Assistant in Tamil Nadu Housing Board
    Bill Collector in Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board
    Steno-Typist (Grade–III) in Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board.