About TNPSC GROUP I Exam
TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) formed in 1923 as the successor of Madras Service Commission as a constitutional body responsible for conducting various exams for recruitment for various posts intoTamil Nadu government. TNPSC deals with all the procedures and protocols regarding the mode of conduct of exam, appointment etc., TNPSC notifications for the successive calendar year is usually published in the official website as well as through other official modes, enabling the aspirants to prepare accordingly. The recruitment process takes place on annual basis.
The exams are conducted in various groups like Group I, Group II, Group II A, Group IV etc. Certain groups have only written and screening for final selection. Certain groups have three level screening i.e. Preliminary, Main and Interview. The preliminary Examination is of qualifying in nature. However the marks obtained by them in the preliminary examination will be an entry ticket to the Main examination and the marks obtained at the preliminary will not be taken into account for the final merit list. Applied candidates are also provided with needed information from time to time.
The detail syllabus for TNPSC exams are published in the official website. The syllabus comprises subjects like General Tamil, General English, General Studies and Mental ability. The level of the questions asked varies from SSLC standard to Post Graduate standard depending upon the requirement of the post.We, Kalam Academy provide coaching in TNPSC in Chennai. We are one of the best academy providing coaching under the guidance of trained professionals. The training structure that is provided by us along with the successive assessment and feedback will help the aspirants to achieve more than the desired cut off and always help them to be a step ahead in the competition.
List of TNPSC GROUP I Services
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 Post||Minimum 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 Years||35 Years||30 Years|
|2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)|
|(i) For candidates possessing any degree||21 Years||35 Years||30 Years|
|(ii) For candidates possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.||21 Years||36 Years||31 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.
(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.No||Name of the Post||Qualification|
|1||Deputy 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.|
|2||Assistant 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 Post||Physical 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.
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.|
TNPSC GROUP I Selection Process
TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process are as follows…
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.
|Subject||No of Questions||Duration||Maximum Marks||Minimum Qualifying Marks|
|SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs||Others|
|Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)||50||3 Hours||300||90||120|
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…
|Subject||Duration||Maximum Marks||Minimum Qualifying Marks|
|SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs||Others|
|General Studies Paper – I||3 Hours||300|
|General Studies Paper – II||3 Hours||300|
|General Studies Paper – III||3 Hours||300||306||408|
|Interview & Record||120|
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
|S. NO||COURSE NAME||COURSE DURATION||FEES|
|1.||T.N.P.S.C (ALL GROUPS- PRELIMS)||1 YEAR||30,000/-|
|2.||T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I – PRELIMS)||TILL EXAM||20,000/-|
|3.||TNPSC – GROUP – I|
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
|4.||T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-II – PRELIMS)||TILL EXAM||18,000/-|
|5.||TNPSC – GROUP – II|
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
|6.||T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I & II – PRELIMS)||TILL EXAM||22,000/|
|7.||T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-IIA)||TILL EXAM||16,000/-|
|8.||CCSE-IV (GROUP-IV & VAO)||TILL EXAM||15,000/-|
Faculty List – 2018
|1.||Mr. Sriram||History (Ancient & Medieval India)|
More than 7 Years Experience & Expert in the field of Ancient & Medieval India
|2.||Mr. Dhinesh||History (Modern India)|
More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Modern India
More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Fundamental Rights & Union Administration
More than 7 Years Experience& Expert in Indian Governments & Administrations
More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Amendments, Commission and Committees
More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Constitution body and non-constitution body
More than 4Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Government schemes and poverty allegation programme
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
|10.||Mr. Mohan||Indian Geography||More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Geography|
|11.||Mr. Arjun Kumar||World Geography||More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Geography|
|12.||Mr. Shankar||Physical Geography||More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physical Geography|
|13.||Mr. Richard||Quantitative Aptitude||More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Quantitative Aptitude|
|14.||Mr. Mohan||Qualitative Aptitude|
More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Qualitative Aptitude
More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Reasoning
|16.||Mr. Prabhuraj||Tamil (Ilakkanam)|
More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)
|17.||Mr. Ramesh||Tamil (Ilakkiyam)|
More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam)
|18.||Mrs. Madhumitha||Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)|
More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)
|19.||Mr. Murugan||Tamil (Ilakkanam)|
More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)
|20.||Mr. Elumalai||Tamil (Ilakkanam)|
More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)
More than 21Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature
More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature
More than 20Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar
More than 25Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar
|25.||Ms. Ilakkiya||General Physics||More 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. Ganesh||Applications of Physics|
More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Applications of Physics
|28.||Mr. Sriram||Chemistry||More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry|
|29.||Mr. Dhanalakshmi||More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry|
More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
|31.||Mrs. Maheswari (M.phil)|
Life Science &
|More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Life Science & Bio-Diversity|
Environment & Ecology
|More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Environment & Ecology|
|33.||Dr. Tamil Selvan||Physiology|
More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physiology
|34.||Dr. Krishna Moorthi||Endocrine System||More than 7Years Experience& Expert in the field of Endocrine System|
|35.||Mrs. Chitra||Genetics & Human Diseases|
More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Genetics & Human Diseases
|36.||Mr. Meeran||Indian Current Issues|
More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Current Issues
|37.||Mr. Dhinesh||World Current Affairs||More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Current Affairs|
|38.||Mr. Kaviyarasan||Tamil Nadu Current Issues||More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil Nadu Current Issues|
|39.||Mr. Sriram||General Knowledge|
More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge
|40.||Mr. Thandavan||General Knowledge||More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge|