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TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) 2021- Application Process, Admit Card, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Vacancy

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Nov 27, 2020

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The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, also known as TNPSC is responsible for conducting the State Civil Services Examinations for entry-level appointments for recruitment into various posts of civil services of the state. Such services are included in Group-1 and Group-2 categories of the Tamil Nadu Civil Services. The TNPSC is a state agency for Tamil Nadu that not only conducts civil services exams but also advises on the framing of recruitment rules. The TNPSC conducts the State Civil Services exam in three stages for selecting prospective candidates- Preliminary exam, Mains, and Personality test which is also known as Personal Interview.

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The procedure for selection into each subsequent stage depends upon a candidate’s performance in the previous stage. Only those candidates who after passing each stage, qualify for the TNPSC Civil services personality test, and are then considered for recruitment in the State civil services.

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  • The admit card of the TNPSC 2021 exam will be released in the month of November 2020 based on the applications received.
TNPSC 2021 Highlights

TNPSC Civil Services Exam 2021 Important Highlights

Full Name of the Exam Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam (TNPSC)
Short name of the exam TNPSC Civil Service Exam
Exam conducting body Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Language of the exam English
Mode of the exam Offline
Mode of filling the application Offline / Online
Application fee 100 INR for Preliminary exam 200 INR for Mains exam (Exemption for SCs/STs)
Application deadline September 2020
Mode of fee payment Online
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2021(Main written Exam) February 2021
Result May 2021
Mode of counselling Offline- August 2021
TNPSC 2021 Eligibility

TNPSC Civil Service Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is responsible for formulating the eligibility criteria, along with conducting the exam. Given below is the eligibility criterion for applying in TNPSC civil services exam:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidates must be Bachelor’s Degree holders in any field ranging from B.Com, BBA, BA, B.Sc., etc., from any University incorporated by an Act of the Central or a State Legislature in India or an Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or deemed to be a University.
  • The minimum age limit for TNPSC is 21 years (Should have completed as on 01 August 2020), while the maximum age limit is 36 years (should not have completed as on 01 July 2020). However, for all the posts the minimum age is 18 years, but it is different for the following posts:
    • The minimum age limit for the post of Sub Registrar Grade-II is 20 years.
    • For a Probation Officer in the Prison Department, it is 22 years.
  • For the post of Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department, the minimum age limit is 26 years.TNPSC Applicants who are applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) must possess the following Physical Qualifications:
    • Height: not less than 165 cms for males and not less than 155 cms for females.
    • Chest: Not less than 86 cms (Expansion-5 cms) for the post of DSP (Category-I) and not less than 89 cms (Expansion-5 cms) for the post of DO (Fire and Rescue services).

Note:These physical qualifications have to be certified by a medical practitioner who should not be below the rank of an Assistant Surgeon.

TNPSC 2021 Application Process

TNPSC Civil Service Exam (Group-2) 2021 Application Process

The application procedure for TNPSC Civil services preliminary exam starts with filling the online application form from the official website of TNPSC itself. After the results for the Preliminary exams are declared, candidates become eligible to apply for appearing in the Mains exam. The procedure includes submitting a hard copy of the online application, along with photocopies of other documents on or before the stipulated deadline.

To apply for the TNPSC exam through online mode, follow the following steps:

  • Candidates should visit the official website from here http://www.tnpsc.gov.inThe first step is to complete a One-time registration process through the website.
  • The User ID and Password generated can be used to log into the account.
  • Using your credentials, sign in to your account and click on the ‘Apply’ option from the homepage.
  • The next step is to fill the requisite details, asked on the page, and select the name of the post/posts you are willing to apply.
  • Thereafter, upload your official photograph along with the signature.
  • The last step is to submit the application form and save it for later use.
TNPSC 2021 Exam Centres

TNPSC Civil Service Exam 2021 Exam Centres

Under TNPSC, the following centres are recognized for TNPSC civil services exam in Tamil Nadu:

  • Madurai
  • Thanjavur
  • Salem
  • Chennai
  • Nagercoil
  • Karaikudi
  • Coimbatore
  • Vellore
  • Udhagamandalam
  • Ramanathapuram
  • Chidambaram
  • Kancheepuram
  • Pudukkottai
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
TNPSC 2021 Syllabus

TNPSC Civil Service Exam (Grade-2) 2021 Syllabus Pattern

Syllabus For Preliminary Exam

General Science

  • Current Affairs
  • Geography of India
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
  • Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • Aptitude and Mental ability

Mains Exam Syllabus

Paper-I

  • Tamil to English translation Title
  • English to Tamil translation

Paper-II

  • Precise writing
  • Comprehension
  • Hints Development
  • Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’
    • Significance as a Secular literature
    • Relevance to Everyday Life
    • Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
    • Thirukkural and Universal Values - Equality, Humanism, etc.
    • Relevance to Socio - Politico-Economic affairs
    • Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  • Official Letter writing

Syllabus: History, Culture, and Heritage of Tamil Nadu (Paper I and II)

  • Origin and Development of Tamil Civilization - From classical antiquity to modernity.
  • Sangam Period Literature
  • Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu - Folklore - music, dance, Musical instruments, and folk drama
  • Dramatic Art Form - Street Theatre - Folk Theatre - Conventional Theatrical techniques.
  • Socio-Economic History - Overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinappalai".
  • Rationalist Movements - Dravidian Movement and Self Respect Movement.
  • Contribution of Social Reform Movements in the implementation of Social Welfare Measures and Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu
  • Feminism – Socio - feminism, Literary feminism - Different Concepts and Perceptions.
  • Contemporary Tamil Language - Legal Tamil - Tamil as Administrative Language.

TNPSC Civil Service Exam 2021 Prelim Exam Pattern

Component Details
Examination Mode Offline
Name of paper TNPSC Exam Paper-I and Paper-II
Type of questions MCQs
Total allotted marks 300
Duration of exam 3 hours

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Main Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Mains exam is a subjective type exam and comprises two compulsory papers as mentioned below. The mode of exam is offline (paper-based). The total marks for Paper I are 100 and for Paper II, it is 300.

Compulsory Papers:

Paper- I Title Name Total Marks
1 Tamil to English translation 50
2 English to Tamil translation 50
Total Marks - 100

Note: Please note that the answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I will not be considered eligible for the evaluation of Paper-II.

Paper- I Title Name Total Marks
1 Precis Writing 60
2 Comprehension 60
3 Hints Development 60
4 Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ 60
5 Official letter writing 60
Total Marks - 300

NOTE: Please note that PAPER- II has to be answered completely in either Tamil or English. Also, the marks secured in Paper-I will not be considered for selection of the post, only the scores secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection.

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Personality Test (Interview)

The candidates, who qualify for the preliminary, as well as mains exam, are selected for the interview. The candidate is judged on the basis of his mental alertness, clear and logical exposition, critical powers of assimilation, etc. This test carries 40 marks. Mains exam and personal interview together make a total of 340 marks. The minimum qualifying marks for the mains exam and the interview is 102 out of 340.

The final list of recommended candidates for the TNPSC Civil services examination is based on the total marks obtained in the Mains examination and the personality test, scores obtained in the preliminary exam are not counted.

TNPSC 2021 Vacancy

TNPSC 2021 Vacancies and Posts

Under Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, a total of 1199 vacancies for Group II Exam 2021will be released. The table given below reflects the available posts and vacancies:

Post Total Number Of Vacancies Available
Industrial Cooperative Officer 30
Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department 12
Junior Employment Officer (Non-Differently abled) 16
Probation Officer in the Prison Department 18
Assistant Inspector of Labour 26
Sub Registrar, Grade-II 73
Special Assistant 2
Municipal Commissioner, Grade-II 6
Assistant Section Officer in Law Dept 16
Assistant Section Officer in Finance Dept 16
Assistant Section Officer in TN State Assembly Secretariat 1
Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC 4
Assistant Section Officer cum Programmer in TNPSC 2
Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives 39
Audit Inspector 31
Assistant Inspector 98
Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department 11
Executive Officer, Grade-II 1
Audit Assistant in Accounts Branch 9
Supervisor / Junior Superintendent 118
Senior Inspector 599
Senior Inspectors 48
Handloom Inspector 23
Total Number Of Vacancies 1199
TNPSC 2021 Result

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Result

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Preliminary Result

The result for each stage of examination is declared separately. The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam can only become eligible for appearing in the Mains exam. TNPSC declares the result of civil services exams online on the official website. The final merit of the candidate is determined by the candidates' performance in the mains exam and the interview test, and not on the basis of preliminary marks.

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Main Result

Mains exam result also gets available on the official website of TNPSC. The final merit of the candidate will be determined by the candidates' performance in the main exam and the personal interview round.

TNPSC Civil Service Exam Main Selection Process

After the result declaration of the TNPSC Main examination, the qualified candidates need to appear for yet another round, namely Personality Test or Interview. This test is the final round in the whole procedure of selecting candidates suitable for the Tamil Nadu civil services. For the selection of a candidate, the combined scores of all the tests would be considered.

TNPSC 2021 FAQs

FAQs

Ques. Are preliminary marks considered for the final list of merit under TNPSC?

Ans. No, preliminary marks are not considered for preparing the final merit list for the TNPSC exam. It is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the mains exam and the personal interview only.

Ques. What are the criteria for selection in the TNPSC Civil Services exam?

Ans. The selection process of TNPSC Civil Services comprises three stages: Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personality test/Personal Interview. Each candidate must pass the preliminary exam to qualify in the mains exam, and then score higher for getting into the personal interview test.

Ques. Whether Tamil is a compulsory language for TNPSC?

Ans. Yes, Tamil is a compulsory language for the TNPSC exam. Candidates are required to qualify the Paper-I of the preliminary exam which consists of translating Tamil into English and vice versa. Both of these papers are compulsory and carry 50 marks each.

Ques. What is the age limit for the OPSC exam?

Ans. The age limit for the general category for appearing in the TNPSC exam is between 21 to 36 years. However, the minimum age limit is different for two posts. These posts are as follows:

  • The minimum age limit for the post of Sub Registrar Grade-II is 20 years.
  • For a Probation Officer in the Prison Department, it is 22 years.
  • For the post of Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department, the minimum age limit is 26 years.

Ques. Are there any physical qualifications required for any post under TNPSC?

Ans. Yes, TNPSC Applicants who are applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) must possess the following Physical Qualifications:

  • Height: not less than 165 cms for males and not less than 155 cms for females.
  • Chest: Not less than 86 cms (Expansion-5 cms) for the post of DSP (Category-I) and not less than 89 cms (Expansion-5 cms) for the post of District Officer (Fire and Rescue services).

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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1 Comments
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arushi thankur
How do I start preparing for TNPSC group 1? What books do I need for this?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. To start with TNPSC group 1 preparations, you must begin with Tamilnadu State Board Science, Social Science Books from 6th Standard to 10 Standard (Cover 11th , 12th Political Scienc, Economics, Geography and Biology subjects). Refer here to gather all details related to TNPSC group 1 exam.