Tamilnadu Public Service Commission


1.State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all Group Examination. So you should study following school text books.
i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
ii)Science Books - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book

i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

3.Indian Polity
i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4.Indian Economy
i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

i)Oxford School Atlas
ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography
6.Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)
i)தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா
ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன்

7.Current Affairs
i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard

8.Science & Technology
i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9.India Year Book by Government of India

10.English Test
i)Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal

i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

12.Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you study all the above mentioned books). Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson


In the year 1923, the British Government set up a Public Service Commission to inspect the pay structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was made out of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission likewise tended to the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It decided a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty for every penny Indian participation and the same in a quarter century for the Indian Police.

It was left to a great extent to the carefulness of commonplace Governments to select and practice control over their Services, as they thought appropriate. As a consequence of the optional powers left to common Government, the Government of Madras and Punjab proposed to set up their Public Service Commissions.

The Madras Service Commission along these lines appeared under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. Madras Presidency had the one of a kind honor, of being the main territory in India to build up the principal Service Commission.

The Madras Service Commission began with three Members, including the Chairman. After re-association of States in 1957, a few Commissions were constituted. The Madras Service Commission got to be Madras Public Service Commission with central command at Madras in the year 1957. Amid 1970, when the name of the State was changed into Tamil Nadu, the Madras Public Service Commission naturally turned into the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

In perspective of its imperative and unbiased capacity, Public Service Commissions appropriately discover a position of pride in the Indian Constitution. Articles 16, 234, 315 to 323 manage different capacities and forces of the Public Service Commissions. The working of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is likewise managed by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Regulation, 1954 and the TNPSC Rules of Procedure.