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TNPSC – TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, the Tamil Nadu State recruitment commission appoints through exainations, officers for Group – I, Group – II and VAO (Village Administrative Officer) regularly.

Posts

Group I Group II Group II A
Deputy Collector (DC) Deputy Commercial Tax Officer Personal Clerk in TNPSC
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Probation Officer Assistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax (ACCT) Sub Registrar Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department
District Registrar (DR) Assistant Inspector of Labour Assistant in Land Reforms Department
Assistant Director of Rural Development Department Junior Employment Officer Assistant in Prison Department
District Employment Officer Assistant Section Officer Assistant in Registration Department
Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department Assistant in Transport Department
Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies Assiatant in Fisheries Department

Qualification

Exam Educational Qualification
Group I Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Candidates who are in the final year of degree examination may also apply for Group I Preliminary exams
Group II Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)
Group II A Candidate should possess a degree from any recognised university – 10 + 2 + 3 (degree)

Age Criteria

Exam Post Minimum Maximum
Others(OC / FC) Others
Group I 21 years 30 years 35 years
Group II Deputy Commercial Tax Officer 18 years 32 years (Law Degree) 37 years (Law Degree)
Sub Registrar 20 years No maximum age limit
Probation Officer 22 years
Junior Employment Officer 18 years 40 years No maximum age limit
Group II A 18 years 30 years No maximum age limit

Exam structure (Group I)

  1. Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions) (Objective)
  2. Main (900 marks) (Descriptive)
  3. Personality Test / Interview (120 marks)

Prelims

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

Main

PAPER – I
  • Modern History of India and Indian Culture
  • General Mental Ability
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu
PAPER – II
  • Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography of India
  • Tamil language, Tamil society – its culture and heritage / English language
  • English language skills
  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
PAPER – III
  • Current events of national and international importance
  • Current economic trends; Indian eocnomy and impact of global economy on India
  • Socio-economic issues in India and Tamil Nadu

Exam structure (Group II – interview posts)

  1. Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions)
  2. Mains (300 marks)
  3. Personality Test / Interview (40 marks)

Prelims – PART I (Language – English / Tamil)

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Authors and their Literary Works

Prelims – PART II (General Studies)

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability

Main (descriptive type)

PAPER – I
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
  • Socio-economic issues in India and Tamil Nadu
  • Current issues at national level and state level

Exam structure (Group II – non-interview posts)

Prelims (300 marks, 200 questions) (Objective)

PART I (Language – English / Tamil)

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Authors and their Literary Works

Prelims

  • General Science
  • Current events
  • Geography
  • History and Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • General Mental Ability