TNPSC Group 1 Selection – Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern
TNPSC Group I Recruitment Selection Procedure
The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Written Examination (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) an Oral Test in the form of an Interview.
The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the applicants who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The number of applicants to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 50 times the number of applicants to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments. However, in each reservation group, all the applicants 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 applicants to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:50 ratio.
Prelims Exam Pattern - TNPSC Group I Recruitment
No of Questions
General Studies (Degree std)
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC std)
Minimum Qualifying Marks for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs: 90, for Other categories: 120
Mains Exam Pattern - TNPSC Group I Recruitment
General Studies – Descriptive type (Degree Standard)
Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
255 for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs
340 for Others
Note: (For both Preliminary and Main Written Examination)
The questions on General Studies will be set in both Tamil and English.
The Syllabus for the TNPSC Group I Preliminary Examination and Main Written Examination is available in the Commission’s Website at ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’.