About TNPSC GROUP I Exam

 

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission offers recruitment opportunity by conducting TNPSC Group 1 Exam. Recruitment to various posts under State Services are done in three stages of examination – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. This exam is considered equivalent to UPSC Civil services as these posts are the highest recruitment of the State Government. Posts such as Assistant Director, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Superintendent etc…

List of TNPSC GROUP I Services

 

 Deputy collector

 Deputy Superintendent of Police

 District Employment Officer

 Commercial Tax Officer

 Deputy Registrar Co-operative society

 Assistant Director of Rural Development Department

 Divisional Officer of Rural Development Department

TNPSC GROUP I Eligibility Criteria

 

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility Details are as follows…

I. Age Limit:

Name of the PostMinimum Age (should have completed)Maximum Age (should not have completed)
SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s, BCM’s and DW’s of all castes“Others” i.e., candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s
1. For all the posts except the post of Assistant Commissioner (C.T).21 Years35 Years30 Years
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For candidates possessing any degree21 Years35 Years30 Years
(ii) For candidates possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.21 Years36 Years31 Years

Note: (i) “Others” (i.e.,) candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A’)s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

 

II. Educational Qualification:

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-

1. Candidates should possess a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Note:

(i).The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC (or its equivalent)+ U.G. degree.

(ii). The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services.

2. Preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:

Sl.NoName of the PostQualification
1Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category – I)A Degree or Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science and also to those who possess National Awards for Physical Efficiency.
2Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)First Preference – A Degree both in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Second Preference – A Degree both in Commerce and Law.
Third Preference – A Degree either in Commerce or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Fourth Preference – A Degree either in Commerce or Law.

 

III. Physical Qualification:

Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) must possess the following Physical qualifications:

Name of the PostPhysical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I)

i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.

ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to them.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

TNPSC GROUP I Syllabus

TNPSC Group-I Syllabus Details are as follows…

I.Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

General Knowledge: 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.

Click Here to View Complete Group-I Services Preliminary Examination Syllabus

 

II.Main Written Examination:

Paper – I:1. Modern history of India and Indian culture.
 2. General Aptitude & Mental ability Test.
 3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu.
Paper – II:1. Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India.
 2. Tamil Society, its culture and heritage/English language skills.
 3. Administration of Union and states with special reference to Tamil Nadu.
Paper – III:1. Current events of national and international importance.
 2. Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
 3. Socio economic problems of India/Tamil Nadu.

Click Here to View Complete Group-I Services Main Examination Syllabus

TNPSC GROUP I Selection Process

 

TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process are as follows…

 

I.Selection Procedure:

 

The selection will be made in three successive stages

Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination, Main Written Examination and an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.

 

(i) Preliminary Examination:

The examination consists of a single paper in General Studies having 150 items and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test having 50 items. Total marks are 300 in the duration of 3 Hours. The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

 

(ii) Main Written Examination:

Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination can attend for main examination which consists of three papers viz., Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. each paper carries 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 50 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments. However, in each reservation group, all the candidates who secure the same marks as that of cut off marks of their reservation groups shall also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:50 ratio.

 

(iii) Oral Test:

The candidates who qualify in Main written examination will called for oral interview. Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks.

TNPSC GROUP I Exam Pattern

 

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group 1 Exam pattern and scheme of examination are given below…

Scheme of Examination:

Group 1 Exam will consists of Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination and Oral Test.

 

A. Preliminary Examination :

Preliminary examination will consists of 200 items in objective type, duration will be 3 Hours for maximum marks of 300.

SubjectNo of QuestionsDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMsOthers
General Studies150    
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)503 Hours30090120
Total200    
 
B. Main Written Examination:

Main examination will consists of descriptive type questions from degree standard. Exam will have three papers viz., Paper I, Paper II and Paper III each will carry maximum marks of 300 in time duration of 3 hours. Subject name, maximum marks and qualifying marks for main examination and interview are given below…

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMsOthers
General Studies Paper – I3 Hours300  
General Studies Paper – II3 Hours300  
General Studies Paper – III3 Hours300306408
Interview & Record 120  
Total 1020  

Note:The TNPSC question papers for the Main Written Examination will be set both in Tamil and in English.

 

Candidates are allowed to answer the TNPSC Main Written Examination either in Tamil (or) in English (or) partly in Tamil and partly in English.

 
C. Oral Interview :

Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks

 

Fee Structure

S. NOCOURSE NAMECOURSE DURATIONFEES
1.T.N.P.S.C (ALL GROUPS- PRELIMS)1 YEAR30,000/-
2.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM18,000/-
3.TNPSC – GROUP – I
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM35,000/-
4.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM16,000/-
5.TNPSC – GROUP – II
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM30,000/-
6.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I & II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM20,000/
7.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-IIA)TILL EXAM16,000/-
8.CCSE-IV (GROUP-IV & VAO)TILL EXAM14,000/-

Faculty List – 2018

S.NoNAMESubjectExperience

 

HISTORY

1.Mr. SriramHistory (Ancient & Medieval India)

More than 7 Years Experience & Expert in the field of Ancient & Medieval India

 

2.Mr. DhineshHistory (Modern India)

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Modern India

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

3.Mr. SanthoshConstitution

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Fundamental Rights & Union Administration

 

4.Mr. Ranjith

More than 7 Years Experience& Expert in Indian Governments & Administrations

 

5.Mr. Elaiyaraja

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Amendments,  Commission and Committees

 

6.Ms. Sangeetha

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Constitution body and non-constitution body

 

ECONOMICS

 

7.Mr. VijayaBaskarEconomics

More than 4Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Government schemes and poverty allegation programme

 

8.Mr. Dhamodharan

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Basic Concepts of Economics, Current trends, Banking and Five year Plans & Social Issues

 

9.Mr. Tamil Selvan

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Tamil Nadu Economy and Current Economic Issues

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

10.Mr. MohanIndian GeographyMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Geography
11.Mr. Arjun KumarWorld GeographyMore than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of  World Geography
12.Mr. ShankarPhysical GeographyMore than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of  Physical Geography

APTITUDE

 

13.Mr. RichardQuantitative AptitudeMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Quantitative Aptitude
14.Mr. MohanQualitative Aptitude

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Qualitative Aptitude

15.Mr. Kamal  Reasoning

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Reasoning

General tamil
16.Mr. PrabhurajTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

17.Mr. RameshTamil (Ilakkiyam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam)

18.Mrs. MadhumithaTamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

 

19.Mr. MuruganTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

20.Mr. ElumalaiTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

 

General ENGLISH

 

21.Mr. SureshLiterature

More than 21Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

22.Mr. RichardLiterature

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

 

23.Mrs. VijayakumariGrammar

More than 20Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

24.Mrs. MeenaGrammar

More than 25Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

PHYSICS
25.Ms. IlakkiyaGeneral PhysicsMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Physics
26.Dr. Keerthana (Presidency)Bio-Physics

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Bio-Physics

 

27.Mr. GaneshApplications of Physics

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Applications of Physics

 

CHEMISTRY
28.Mr. SriramChemistryMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
29.Mr. DhanalakshmiMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
30.Mr. Santhosh

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry

 

BOTANY
31.Mrs. Maheswari (M.phil)

Life Science &

Bio-Diversity

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Life Science & Bio-Diversity
32.Mr. BalaMurugan

Environment & Ecology

 

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Environment & Ecology
ZOOLOGY
33.Dr. Tamil SelvanPhysiology

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physiology

 

34.Dr. Krishna MoorthiEndocrine SystemMore than 7Years Experience& Expert in the field of Endocrine System
35.Mrs. ChitraGenetics & Human Diseases

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Genetics & Human Diseases

 

Current Affairs
36.Mr. MeeranIndian Current Issues

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Current Issues

 

37.Mr. DhineshWorld Current AffairsMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Current Affairs
38.Mr. KaviyarasanTamil Nadu Current IssuesMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil Nadu Current Issues
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
39.Mr. SriramGeneral Knowledge

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge

 

40.Mr. ThandavanGeneral KnowledgeMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge