Tamilnadu Public Service Commission

 TNPSC → Overview Exam Pattern for Group 1

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.

Preliminary Examination:

Subject  Duration Maximum
Marks
Minimum Qualifying
Marks
SCs, SC(A)s,
STs, MBCs/
DCs, BCs and
BCMs
Others
Single paper in General Studies-200 items
Degree Standard – Objective Type
General Studies – 150 items
Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard) 50 items
3 Hours 300 90 120

B. Main Written Examination & Oral Interview: 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
for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs.
Others

General Studies- Descriptive type –
Degree Standard
Paper-I
Paper- II

 

 

Paper-IIIInterview & Record

3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours

 

 

 

 

300
300
300

 

 

 

120

306

 

 

 

408

 

 

 

Total   1020    

C. Oral Interview: Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks


Exam Pattern for Group 2

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). Scheme of Examination is as follows…

Scheme of Examination (Single Paper) (Objective Type) (Degree Standard):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum
Qualifying
marks for
selection for
all communities
(Single Paper) (Objective Type)
General Studies (Degree Standard)
(75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
+
General Tamil/ General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items)
3 Hours 150+150=300 90

Note:
1. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
2. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
3. Answer sheet answered in a subject other than the subject opted by the candidates in his application/ specified in the Hall Ticket will be invalidated.
4. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.


Exam Pattern for Group 4

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s (TNPSC) Group 4 Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are given below…

Exam Pattern: TNPSC conducts Group 4 Exam in single paper (Objective Type) which is of two types.

1. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (SSC Std) (75 Items) and Aptitude Test (25 Items) and General English (100 Items).

2. The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items).

3. Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies and Aptitude Test.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper
General Studies
(S.S.L.C Std.) (75 items)
Aptitude Test (25 items) =
(100 items)
+
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items
3 hours 300 90

4. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.