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Exam pattern for TNPSC Group-I


Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission offers recruitment opportunity by conducting TNPSC Group 1 Exam. It has revised a new paper pattern for Prelims/Mains exam 2017.

TNPSC Group 1 exams are conducted in three levels

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Candidates who qualify preliminary will be called for Mains examination and then the final selection made on the basis of performance in Interview.

For Preliminary Examination

Subject No of Questions
Maximum Marks Duration
General Studies 150 300 3 Hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 50
Total 200

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs : 90

Others : 120

For Mains Examination

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs. Others
General Studies Paper - I 3 Hours 300 306 408
General Studies Paper - II 3 Hours 300
General Studies Paper - III 3 Hours 300
Interview & Record 120
Total - 1020

Note :

The TNPSC question papers for the Main Written Examination will be set both in Tamil and in English.

Candidates are allowed to answer the TNPSC Main Written Examination either in Tamil (or) in English (or) partly in Tamil and partly in English.

The Main Written Examination for TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment will be held at Chennai Only.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Prelims & Mains Syllabus