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TSPSC (Telangana Public Service Commission) Group I 2021: Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

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Nov 2, 2020

Telangana Public Service Commission has recently announced that the notifications for the TSPSC Group I exam 2021 will be released very shortly. It is an excellent opportunity for the aspirants who desire jobs in State government in various departments across Telangana. The vacancies of the posts will also soon be notified by the Telangana Public Service Commission. The candidates between the age groups of 18 to 44 years with either Bachelors or Masters degree are eligible to apply for the jobs. TSPSC Group I exam recruits candidates into gazette posts, the most sought after jobs in the state. TSPSC recruitment aims to select candidates with the right ability, skills and knowledge required for the jobs. In order to check more details of the TSPSC Group I exam, visit its official website.

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This article will help the candidates get an overall idea of TSPSC Group I exam, Eligibility, Age limit, Career Prospects, Salary details, Application Process, Documents required, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Answer Key, Cut Off, Merit List and FAQs etc.

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TSPSC Highlights

TSPSC Group I Highlights

Name of the exam TSPSC Group I exam
Conducted by Telangana State Public Service Commission
Vacancies Will be notified in the notification
Mode of application Online
Mode of exam Offline
Stages of exam 3 Stages: Prelims Mains Interview/Personality Test
Job Location Across Telangana State
Official Website
TSPSC Career Prospects

Career Prospects OF TSPSC Group I Exam

If you are wondering about the kind of government posts that a candidate can get under Telangana State Public Service Commission’s Group I exam. Then look no further, below is the list of careers that a candidate once gets selected into the service can choose from :

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
  • Regional Transport Officer (RTO)
  • Commercial Tax Officer
  • District Panchayat Officer
  • District Registrar
  • Divisional Fire Officer
  • District Backward Castes Welfare Officer
  • Deputy Superintendent of Jail
  • Assistant Commissioner of Labour
  • Municipal Commissioner
  • Assistant Treasury Officer
  • Assistant Audit Officer
  • Mandal Parishad Deputy Officer (MPDO)
  • Secretary
  • Treasury etc
TSPSC Salary

TSPSC GROUP I Salary Details

Most of the time, candidates are curious about the pay scale of various posts under TSPSC Group I examinations. In the table given below, the aspirants can check some of the post details along with the pay scale. In order to know the pay scale details of some other posts that are not mentioned in the list, please visit the official website for more details.

Name of the Post Salary
Deputy Collector Rs 20,680 – Rs 46,980
District Registrar Rs. 18,030 – Rs 43,630
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rs 20,680 – Rs 46,960
Divisional Fire Officer Rs 19,050 – Rs 45,850
District Backward Caste Welfare Officer Rs 19,050 – Rs 45,850
Municipal Commissioner Rs 16,150 – Rs 42,590
Commercial Tax Officer Rs 20,680 – Rs 46,960
Assistant Audit Officer Rs 16,150 – Rs 42,590
District Panchayat Raj Officer Rs 19,050 – Rs 45,850
Assistant Treasury Office Rs 18,030 – Rs 43,630
Mandal Parishad Development Officer Rs 16,150 – Rs 42,590
TSPSC Eligibility

TSPSC GROUP I 2021 Eligibility

In the table given below, the candidates will understand the eligibility criteria required to apply for the TSPSC Group I exam. Only those candidates with the right qualifications are eligible to apply for the posts. Check out the details here :

Stream Eligibility Criteria
General Graduation from any recognized university in India incorporated either by Central Act, Provincial Act or State Act (or) Graduation from an institution that is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) (or) Any Equivalent Qualification

TSPSC GROUP I 2021 Age relaxation

As per the TSPSC notification, the age limit of the candidates for most of the posts is 18 to 44 years. However, as per the government norms, the upper age is relaxed for certain reserved candidates. The age relaxation details of certain categories are as follows :

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
BC 5 years
PHC 10 years
Ex-servicemen/NCC 3 years

Application Fees

Candidates are required to pay an examination fee of Rs 120 and application processing fee of Rs 250 in order to apply for the TSPSC Group I examination. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC categories are exempted from fee payment.

Documents for TSPSC Group I Exam 2021

The candidate needs to carry certain documents given in the notification to the exam center. The examiners use these documents to verify the identification proof of the candidates during examination. The verification is done to curb the fraudulent practices. Below are the lists of documents that are given in the exam notification :

  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Employee ID
  • College ID
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Any other ID Proof issued by Gazetted Officer
TSPSC Admit Card

Steps to Download Admit Card

Telangana State Public Service Commission releases the admit card of the examination prior to a week. The candidates should continuously check for any exam related notifications at In order to download TSPSC Group I Admit Card, candidates should follow the following steps :

  • The candidates should visit the official website of TSPSC at
  • When the home page of the website is opened, you will find download hall tickets for the TSPSC Group I 2021 exam displayed under Notifications.
  • Click on the link and you will be directed to a page. Here, candidates need to enter the hall ticket number, date of birth and one time password sent to your mobile phone.
  • After entering the details, the candidates will find instruction guidelines to be followed for the exam. Once you accept them, you will find a download admit card option.
  • Now, click on the download link and print at least 2 hard copies.
  • On the day of the examination, carry your admit card hard copies along with identification documents that are mentioned on your hall ticket.
TSPSC Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

TSPSC Group I Exam 2021 is divided into 3 rounds or stages. First round is Prelims. It has only one paper carrying 150 questions objective type. The second round Mains is a descriptive paper. It has 6 papers and a qualifying English language paper. The third round is Interview. The details of all the three rounds are given below :

Stages Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Prelims Paper 1 General Science Mental Ability 150 2 ½ hours
Mains Paper 1 General Essay 150 3 hours
Paper 2 History Culture Geography 150 3 hours
Paper 3 Indian Society Constitution Governance 150 3 hours
Paper 4 Economy and Development 150 3 hours
Paper 5 Science and Technology, Data Interpretation 150 3 hours
Paper 6 Telangana Movement and State Formation 150 3 hours
Interview 100 -
Total Marks 1000 -
TSPSC Syllabus

Syllabus of TSPSC 2021


Once a candidate decides to give the TSPSC Exam, the first stage that the candidate needs to clear the Prelims. Though it is only a qualifying paper, it is of utmost importance to candidates in order to become eligible for the next round. Thus, candidate needs to go through the given syllabus, make notes out of it and revise. It is also important to give enough mock tests in order to get better understanding of the subject and better scores.

Paper Topics
General Studies and Mental Ability Current Affairs International Relations General Science Environment and Disaster Management Economic and Social Development Geography of World, India and Telangana Indian History and Cultural Heritage Indian Constitution and Polity Governance and Public Policy Telangana State Policies Telangana Heritage, Arts and Literature Social Exclusion based on Caste, Tribe, Gender, Disability Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Syllabus of Mains 2021

Once the candidate gets through the first round, the candidate needs to be prepared for the next battle ie Mains. Since it is a descriptive paper, writing answers is very crucial. Having knowledge is one thing and putting it down on paper is another. Hence, candidates should do enough answer writing practice of the topics mentioned below as per the requirements of different papers.

Papers Main topics Sub topics
Paper 1 General Essay
  • Indian Politics Dynamics
  • Developments in Science and Technology
  • Contemporary Social problems and issues
  • Economic Growth and Justice
  • Education and Development of Huan Resources
  • Indian Historical and Cultural History
Paper 2 History, Culture and Geography
  • Modern Period (1757-1947 AD) history and culture of India
  • Telangana culture and history
  • Telangana Geography
  • Indian Geography
Paper 3 Indian Constitution, Society and Governance
  • Indian Society Structure
  • Social Movements and Issues
  • Constitution of India
  • Governance aspects
Paper 4 Economy and Development
  • Indian Economy and Development
  • Economy of Telangana
  • Development and Environment issues
Paper 5 Science and Technology and Data Interpretation
  • Science and Technology role and its effects
  • Recent trends in Science
  • Problem Solving and Interpretation of Data
Paper 6 Telangana Movement and State Formation
  • Telangana Movement
  • Mobilization Phase
  • Formation of Telangana State

Syllabus of Qualifying Paper of TSPSC 2021 Exam

In the Mains examination, apart from the six papers that a candidate needs to write, there is a qualifying General English paper. Basic knowledge of English is required to pass this paper. Candidates should go through the given topics in order to check if they are comfortable in dealing with these topics. If they are not comfortable, they can prepare those topics accordingly.

Paper Topics
General English Spot Errors : Spelling and Punctuation Fill in the blanks : Prepositions, Verbs and Conjunctions Rewrite sentences : Active Voice, Passive Voice, Vocabulary Jumbled sentences Comprehension Precis Writing Expansion Letter Writing
TSPSC Selection Process

TSPSC Group I 2021 Selection Process

Telangana State Public Service Commission recruits candidates for gazette posts. The main criteria for the selection of candidates for various posts include skills, knowledge, conceptual understanding and abilities. Group 1 exam is of 3 phases. In the first phase, candidates are tested on their aptitude skills and the current happenings in the society. Only when the candidates qualify prelims, they are eligible to write the Mains exam. Mains stage is the most important round to clear this exam. The candidates must be well versed in the complete syllabus of the six papers that are mentioned. In the last round, candidates are tested for their personality along with the knowledge and content that they possess. Selection of the candidates depends on the marks scored in the Mains and Interview round. Prelims round is only a qualifying round.

TSPSC Group I Answer Key 2021

The answer key for the first two rounds i.e. prelims and mains will be published on the official website of TSPSC. The candidates should look out for the answer key notifications after a month or 2 months after the examination date. The candidates can also raise any objections to the answers provided in the answer key by the authorities within a given grace period.

TSPSC Cutoff

TSPSC Group I Cut off 2021

The cut off marks for TSPSC Group I exam doesn’t remain the same every year. It keeps on changing from year to year. The calculation of cut off marks is not available to the public. The procedure is known only to TSPSC exam authorities. However, cut off marks usually depend on factors like number of vacancies, number of students and difficulty of the paper. The candidates should calculate their marks based on the released answer key. If the candidate is scoring above the cut off marks, then there is a huge possibility of the candidate appearing for the next round.

TSPSC Group I Result and Merit List

The candidates can check whether they have passed or failed a particular round based on the cut off marks and the marks that they have scored in the exam. After the completion of 3 rounds, TSPSC releases the candidates score card of all the three rounds on its official website. Based on the marks scored by the candidates, a merit list will be prepared by the authorities and accordingly candidates will be allotted different posts based on their preference and marks scored.



Ques. As a candidate, how can I know about the total number of vacancies available for TSPSC Group I exam ?

Ans. The vacancies for Group I exam keeps changing from year to year. In order to know the vacancies for the exam, it is best advised to visit the official website

Ques. Can candidates belonging to other states apply for the TSPSC Group I exam ?

Ans. Yes, Candidates belonging to other states are eligible to apply. However, such candidates will be considered as OC under Open Competition.

Ques. Is there any community reservation applicable for the candidates belonging to other states in TSPSC Group I exam ?

Ans. No, there is no community reservation for candidates belonging to other States.

Ques. Do the candidates need to attach any prescribed documents along with the online application?

Ans. Candidates need to produce the required documents when called for verification offline. Thus, there is no need to attach documents along with an online application.

Ques. Is there any reservation applicable for women candidates in the notification issued by TSPSC?

Ans. Under direct recruitment, there is 33 1/3% reservation applicable for women candidates writing the exam.

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