About TNPSC

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
Subject General Studies (Single Paper)DurationMaximum Marks (200 × 1.5)
Minimum Qualifying Marks
SC/ST, MBC, BC & BCMOthers
General Studies: 150 Questions3 hrs30090120
Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard) - 50 Questions
Total Number of Questions: 200 Questions
3 Exam PaperSubjects CoveredDurationMaximum Marks
Paper IModern History of India and Indian Culture3 Hrs300
General Aptitude & Mental Ability
Role of Impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamilnadu
Paper IIIndian Polity3 Hrs300
Languages either English or Tamil
Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamilnadu
SubjectMaximum MarksMarks given by TNPSC (5 slots)
Interview120A-90
B-81
C-72
D-63
E-54

(Objective Type)

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks (200 × 1.5m)Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities
General Studies (75 Qus)3 Hrs300 Marks90 Marks
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 Qus)
General Tamil / General English (100 Qus)

Descriptive Type:

Subject General Studies (Single Paper)DurationMaximum 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 hrs300102
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.)
General Studies03 Mark Questions08 Mark Questions15 Mark Questions30 Mark QuestionsTotal no of questions
ATTEND /TOTAL QN30 /3515/183-Feb4-Feb49/60

(Objective Type)

Subject Total number of Qus: 200DurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection for all communities
(Single Paper)(Objective Type)3 Hours150
+
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)
Subject(Total 200 Questions)DurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection (All Communities)
General Studies3 Hours30090
(75 Qus)
Aptitude Test
(25 Qus)
General Tamil / General English
(100 Qus)
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