The Tamil Nadu Public Service conducts the TNPSC exams for recruitment into various jobs in the Public Service commission The group 1 exam qualifies the candidates for some of the most prestigious jobs such as deputy Collector and police superintendent, assistant commissioner, district registrar etc. This exam has 3 stages : Preliminary, Main exam and Oral exam. The preliminary exam tests the candidates general knowledge (200), degree level objective questions(150), aptitude and mental abilit
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group I Exam for Direct 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.
AGE : 21-35
“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.
The Technical and Non-Technical Staff of TANSI who have faced retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/ Undertakings (evidence should be produced) may also apply, if they are otherwise qualified except age and the relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour if they come up for selection.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION :
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.
“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.
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, subject to the condition that they should produce proof of having passed the degree examination when admitted to the Main Written Examination, failing which they will not be admitted to the Main Written Examination.
The candidates, who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S or any other Medical Examination, but have not completed the internship, may also apply to the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services provided they should submit along with their applications for Main Written Examination a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional Medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of Interview, original degree or a certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University / Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the degree.
Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence for such claim when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.
The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to each post separately. The distribution of vacancies will be as per rule in force.
The 20% reservation of vacancies on preferential allotment to Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) will apply to this recruitment. The above said reservation will be made applicable to candidates who have acquired the prescribed qualification for the post by studying the said course in Tamil Medium. Candidates claiming PSTM reservation must produce certificate issued by Head of Institution as proof as per the specimen contained in the ‘Instructions to the candidates’
Reservation to “Destitute Widows” and “Ex-Servicemen” will not apply for this recruitment.
Candidates should apply only through on-line in the Commission’s website www.tnpsc.gov.in or in www.tnpscexams.net.
Before applying, the candidates should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive as per their convenience.
A valid e-mail ID or mobile number is mandatory for registration and email ID should be kept active till the declaration of results. You are cautioned to keep your e-mail ID and password confidentially. TNPSC will send Hall Tickets (Memorandum of Admission) for Written Examination, Interview call letters, other Memos etc. through the registered / given e-mail ID.
All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the candidate, post applied, communal category, date of birth, address, email ID, centre of examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, candidates are requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
Click “Apply on-line” to open up the on-line application form.
Select the name of the post or service for which you wish to apply.
If you already have Unique ID, please enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them, if necessary.
If you do not have valid ID, please enter all the required particulars without skipping any field.
Candidates are required to upload their latest photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and upload of photograph and signature. An online application uploaded without photograph and signature will be rejected
In case of candidates wish to pay fees through the online payment gateway, i.e Net Banking, credit card and debit card payment, an additional page of the application form will be displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details to make payment.
For offline mode of payment candidates have to select either Post Office or Indian Bank Branch.
After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid double charge.
On submission system will generate the payment chalan which the candidates need to take print out and go to the nearest branch of Indian bank or the Designated Post Offices as the case may be, to make the payment.
If the on-line transaction has been successfully completed a registration ID number and password will be generated. Candidates should note their registration ID number and password for future reference in respect of the post applied for.
On-line application registration will be taken as successful one, only if the payment is made either in the post office or in the Indian Bank within two working days from the date of registration/submission of application.
For any additional information the candidates may refer Commission’s ‘Instructions to the candidates’ at the Commission’s website www.tnpsc.gov.in
PROCEDURE OF SELECTION : The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz.,
Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission
Main Written Examination and
an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.
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.
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.
A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Minimum Qualifying Marks
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs
Single paper in General Studies-200 items
Degree Standard – Objective Type
General Studies – 150 items
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)-50 items
B. MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST
Minimum Qualifying Marks
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs
General Studies- Descriptive type - Degree Standard
Interview & Record
Modern history of India and Indian culture.
General Aptitude & Mental ability Test.
Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu.
Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India.
Tamil Society, its culture and heritage/ English language skills.
Administration of Union and states with special reference to Tamil Nadu.
Current events of national and international importance.
Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
Socio economic problems of India/ Tamil Nadu
The Scheme of Examination and Syllabi for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Written Examination are available in the Commission’s Website at ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’