Tamilnadu Public Service Commission
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|
(S.S.L.C Std.) (75 items)
Aptitude Test (25 items) =
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items
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.GROUP 1 ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
TNPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group I Exam Eligibility details are given below…..
I. Age Limit:
|Name of the Post||Minimum Age
|Maximum Age (should not have completed)|
|SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s,
BCM’s and DW’s of
|“Others” i.e., candidates
not belonging to SC’s,
SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s,
BC’s and BCM’s
|1. For all the posts except the
post of Assistant
|21 Years||35 Years||30 Years|
|2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)|
|(i) For candidates
possessing any degree
|21 Years||35 Years||30 Years|
|(ii) For candidates possessing
B.L. degree of any
University or Institution
recognized by the
University Grants Commission.
|21 Years||36 Years||31 Years|
(i) “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.
II. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-
1. 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.
(i).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.
(ii). 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.
2. Preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:
|Name of the Post||Qualification|
|1.||Deputy Superintendent of
Police (Category – I)
|A Degree or Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science
and also to those who possess National Awards for Physical
|First Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
|Second Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
|Third Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
|Fourth Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) must possess the following Physical qualifications:
|Name of the Post||Physical Qualification|
|Deputy Superintendent of
|i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.
ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to
Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.GROUP 1 SELECTION PROCESS
TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)’s Group 1 exam selection process details are given below….
Selection Procedure: The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination and (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.
A.Preliminary Examination: The examination consists of a single paper in General Studies having 150 items and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test having 50 items. Total marks are 300 in the duration of 3 Hours. 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.
B. Main Written Examination: Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination can attend for main examination which consists of three papers viz., Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. each paper carries 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. 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.
C. Oral Test: The candidates who qualify in Main written examination will called for oral interview. Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks.