The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts will be made in two successive stages through Written Examination and Oral Test in the shape of interview and final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together and the post option exercised by the candidates and following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit.
The overall selection process involves several stages, depending on the type of post for which the interview is being conducted. The TNPSC examination consists of two kinds of selection procedures. First is for the Combined Subordinate Service Examination I (Group 2) and the second is for the group 2A. The selection process has been described below in short. For Interview posts, written Examination and oral test (Interview) are followed. For non-Interview posts, written examination and document verification are done.
The final selection candidate list is prepared after the written and oral tests. The list is prepared on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates in the tests. Along with the list and the position for which the candidate has applied, authorities make appointments in various offices. This includes the rules of reservation and exemptions. For the interview posts, both written and oral exams are mandatory while for non-interview posts, a thorough verification of documents and certificates are done after the candidate has been selected for the post.