Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) acts as a constitutional body that helps the state government in matters related to the recruitment, transfers and disciplinary actions. TNPSC takes recruitment exams (competitive, departmental) to select qualifying candidates for several vacancies within the state administration. The Combined Civil Services Examination I which is arranged by the TNPSC acts as the gateway for Group 1 Services in Tamil Nadu.
|Notification Date||January 2021|
|Last date to do online registration||February|
|Last date to pay online Fee||February|
|Tamil TNPSC 2021 Exam Date Paper – I (Subject Paper) (Diploma Standard)||April|
|Date of written exam Paper-II (General Studies) (Diploma Standard)||April|
The Combined Civil Services Examination I is taken by TNPSC to appoint candidates for Group 1 vacancies in the Tamil Nadu state administration. This exam is also referred to as TNPSC Group 1. Three stages of TNPSC exam include:
The beneath mentioned exam pattern is the same for all Group 1 services within the Tamil Nadu state administration. Candidates can apply for different posts such as Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Officer, etc. whose appointment will be done based on the TNPSC Group I exam.
The initial stage of the TNPSC Group 1 exam is the Prelims, which acts as a screening test and the qualifying candidates will be allowed to appear for the Mains.
The exam pattern for Prelims Exam is mentioned below:
|Name of Exam||Combined Civil Services – I (Prelims exam)|
|Number of Papers||One|
|Number of Questions||200|
|Nature of Questions||Objective Type (MCQs)|
|Subjects/Syllabus||General Studies – will have 175 questions Aptitude & Mental Ability – a total of 25 questions will be asked|
|Minimum Marks needed to qualify||OC: 120; another open category: 90|
Syllabus for prelims exam is mentioned below:
Out of the total candidates who appeared for the Prelims exam, TNPSC shortlists candidates in the approximate ratio of 1:50 for the Mains exam.
According to the latest TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern for the Mains, three descriptive-type papers carrying a total weightage of 750 marks will come.
|Name of Exam||Combined Civil Services – I
Group -1 Services Main Written Examination
|Number of Papers||Three (General Studies, Aptitude Test, General Tamil/General English)|
|Total Marks||Paper 1, 2 and 3 – 250 marks (each); total marks (750)
Interview (100 marks) = Total marks 850
|Nature of Questions||Descriptive-Type|
|Minimum Marks required||OC: 340|
|Duration||3 hours for each paper|
The entire syllabus of TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam is mentioned below:
|Paper 1||Paper 2||Paper 3|
|Modern Indian History and Indian Culture
Social Issues – India and Tamil Nadu
|Indian Politics, growing Political Trends across the globe that affects India
Science and Technology’s role and impact in the Indian development
Tamil Society – Culture and Heritage
|Indian Geography, more special reference will be given to Tamil Nadu state
Latest trends in the Indian economy and the Impact of the global economy on India
An Oral Test/Interview holding 100 marks will be conducted by a TNPSC board aimed at checking candidate’s suitability to a career in administration.
The TNPSC Group 1 2020 notification was announced in January 2020, almost 69 vacancies for the different posts were announced. Pots like Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Assistant Director of Rural Development and District Officer, etc. were announced.
Interested candidates must check TNPSC Group 1 selection process and exam pattern 2021 before applying.
Ques. Who is the conducting body to take these exams?
Ans. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is responsible for taking these exams.
Ques. What do you mean by TNPSC Exam?
Ans. Through Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) exams, recruitments are made for Group 1,2,3,4 services of the state government. TNPSC Group 1, Group 2, and other remaining exams are referred to as TNPSC exams.
Ques. Which are other TNPSC Exams?
Ques. Is there any negative mark for wrong attempts in the TNPSC exam?
Ans. No, there will be no negative marking in the TNPSC Group 1 Exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.