TNPSC

ABOUT THE EXAM

TNPSC – TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, the Tamil Nadu State recruitment commission appoints through exainations, officers for Group – I, Group – II and VAO (Village Administrative Officer) regularly.

Posts

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Group IGroup IIGroup II A
Deputy Collector (DC)Deputy Commercial Tax OfficerPersonal Clerk in TNPSC
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)Probation OfficerAssistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax (ACCT)Sub RegistrarAssistant in Industries and Commerce Department
District Registrar (DR)Assistant Inspector of LabourAssistant in Land Reforms Department
Assistant Director of Rural Development DepartmentJunior Employment OfficerAssistant in Prison Department
District Employment OfficerAssistant Section OfficerAssistant in Registration Department
Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit DepartmentAssistant in Transport Department
Senior Inspector of Co-operative SocietiesAssiatant in Fisheries Department

Qualification

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ExamEducational Qualification
Group ICandidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Candidates who are in the final year of degree examination may also apply for Group I Preliminary exams
Group IICandidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Group II ACandidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)

Age Criteria

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ExamPostMinimumMaximum
Others(OC / FC)Others
Group I21 years30 years35 years
Group IDeputy Commercial Tax Officer18 years32 years (Law Degree)37 years (Law Degree)
Sub Registrar20 yearsNo maximum age limit
Probation Officer22 years
Junior Employment Officer18 years40 yearsNo maximum age limit
Group II A18 years30 yearsNo maximum age limit

Exam structure (Group I)

  1. Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions) (Objective)
  2. Main (900 marks) (Descriptive)
  3. Personality Test / Interview (120 marks)

Prelims

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

Main

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 language, Tamil society – its culture and heritage / English language
  • 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 eocnomy and impact of global economy on India
  • Socio-economic issues in India and Tamil Nadu

Exam structure (Group II – interview posts)

  1. Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions)
  2. Mains (300 marks)
  3. Personality Test / Interview (40 marks)

Prelims – PART I (Language – English / Tamil)

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Authors and their Literary Works

Prelims – PART II (General Studies)

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability

Main (descriptive type)

PAPER – I
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
  • Socio-economic issues in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Current issues at national level and state level

Exam structure (Group II – non-interview posts)

Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions) (Objective)

PART I (Language – English / Tamil)

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Authors and their Literary Works

Prelims

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability
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