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The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is an independent body of the Government of Tamil Nadu that is responsible for conducting examinations for appointments to the various services of the Tamil Nadu State. It operates under Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the constitution of India.
TNPSC is to conduct various examinations like Group – I, Group – II, Group – IV and VAO (village Administrative Officer) for direct recruitment to the services of the state.

Group I

  • Deputy Collector.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I).
  • Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies.
  • Assistant Director of Rural Development Department.
  • Assistant Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and
  • Charitable Endowments Administration Department.
  • Assistant Commissioner – Commercial Tax officer.
  • District Registrar.
  • Divisional Officer in Fire and Rescue services Department.
  • Assistant Conservator of Forest.
  • District Employment Officer.

Group II Services (Interview Post)

  • Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (DCTO).
  • Sub Registrar.
  • Probation Officer in Prison Department.
  • Assistant Inspector of Labout.
  • Junior Employment Officer.
  • Assistant Section Officer in Law Department/ TNPSC/ Finance
  • Department/Various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial
  • Service/Secretariat Service.
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department.
  • Special Assistant in the Vigilance and AntiCorruption Department.
  • Audit Inspector in the Audit wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments.
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives.
  • Senior Inspector of cooperative societies.

Group II Services (Non Interview Post)

  • Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department.
  • Assistant in Forest Department.
  • Personal clerk in Finance Department, Secretariat.
  • Personal clerk in (other than Law and Finance Dept) Secretariat.
  • Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
  • Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
  • Assistant in various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial
  • Service/Secretariat Service/Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service.
  • Assistant in the Divisions of Commercial Taxes Department.
  • Handloom Inspector.
  • Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department.

Group IV & VAO (CCSE IV)

  • Junior Assistant.
  • Steno Typist − Grade III.
  • EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GRADE-III in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department.
  • Junior Assistant (Security).
  • Bill Collector Grade-I.
  • Junior Assistant (Non-Security).
  • VAO (Village Administrative Officer)
S.No.Name of the postMinimum Age (should have completed)
Maximum Age (should not have completed)
Educational Qualification
Sc/ST, MBC/DNC, BC, BCM &DW’s of all castesothers
1TNPSC Group I 21 years35 years30 yearsAny Degree
2TNPSC Group II 18 yearsNo Maximum Age limit30 yearsAny Degree
3TNPSC Group II A
(Non Interview post)
18 yearsNo Maximum Age limit30 yearsAny Degree
4TNPSC Group IV 18 years10th std passed Degree – No Maximum Age limit30 years10th std

Group 1: Preliminary Exam (Objective Type)

Subject General Studies (Single Paper) Duration Maximum Marks (200 × 1.5)
Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST, MBC, BC & BCM Others
General Studies: 150 Questions 3 hrs 300 90 120
Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard) - 50 Questions
Total Number of Questions: 200 Questions

Group 1: Interview

3 Exam Paper Subjects Covered Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I Modern History of India and Indian Culture 3 Hrs 300
General Aptitude & Mental Ability
Role of Impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamilnadu
Paper II Indian Polity 3 Hrs 300
Languages either English or Tamil
Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamilnadu

Group 2 (Interview Post) – Preliminary

Subject Maximum Marks Marks given by TNPSC (5 slots)
Interview 120 A-90
B-81
C-72
D-63
E-54

Group 2 (Interview Post) – Mains Exam

Subject Duration Maximum Marks (200 × 1.5m) Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities
General Studies (75 Qus) 3 Hrs 300 Marks 90 Marks
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 Qus)
General Tamil / General English (100 Qus)

Group 2 (Interview Post) Mains – Question Type

Subject General Studies (Single Paper) Duration Maximum Marks(200 × 1.5) Minimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities
Role and impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu. 3 hrs 300 102
Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu.
Socio Economic Problems of India and Tamil Nadu.
Current issues at National level.
Current issues at State level.)

Group 2 (Non Interview Post)

General Studies 03 Mark Questions 08 Mark Questions 15 Mark Questions 30 Mark Questions Total no of questions
ATTEND /TOTAL QN 30 /35 15/18 3-Feb 4-Feb 49/60

Group IV (Objective Type)

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