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How to prepare for TNPSC Group 1 Exam from your home ? | A Comprehensive Guidance

As we all know, the year 2013 was a milestone in the history of TNPSC.  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission introduced revolutionary changes in Syllabus, Question Pattern etc. in almost all Examinations. We could see a rebirth of TNPSC with very new pattern of examinations and fully revised syllabus . Previously, more number of candidates  trained by coaching centres could only clear the examination easily and the students who didn't get opportunity to join in a coaching centre were struggling a lot to get a job through Examinations conducted by TNPSC .

"Important Book List for TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2016"
       I strongly believe that, here after we could see a tremendous change in the TNPSC question pattern and it will increase  the number of successful candidates from out of coaching centres. Any one who do not have access to the coaching centres can also easily succeed in the TNPSC Exams. The Group 1 new question pattern is  asked more analytical than too much factual as previous years question papers. You too can win the race if you are  one with  sincere efforts, continuous hard work and perseverance . No need to go to a coaching centre. You can prepare in your home whether you may working or home maker.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam is considered as the Top Most Government Examination for  Tamilnadu  State Civil Services. As Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts 'All India Civil Services' Examinations every year to recruit the top most posts in the country like IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, etc, each state in India has their own exams to recruit the State Civil Servants. In Tamilnadu TNPSC is the powerful agency to recruit State Government Civil Services Officers. There are number of service exams like TNPSC Group 1, Group 1 A, Group 1 B, Group 2, Group 2 A, Group 3, Group 4, Group 5 A, Group 7, Group 8 and VAO.  TNPSC Group 1 is the Top Most Exam among the above list. A candidate selected in the TNPSC Group 1 Exam as Deputy Collector,  DSP will be promoted to IAS and IPS posts respectively.

Posts Included in TNPSC Group 1 Examination
  •     Deputy Collector  
  •     Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) (Category-I)
  •     Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies
  •     Assistant Director of Rural Development Department.
  •     Assistant Commissioner in the  Hindu Religious     
  •     Assistant Commissioner - Commercial Tax officer
  •     District Registrar
  •     Divisional Officer in Fire and Rescue services Department
  •     Assistant Conservator of Forest
  •     District Employment Officer 

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Qualification   : Any  Degree from a recognized University  

Age Limit for TNPSC Group 1 Exam  : Minimum 21 Years, Maximum - 35 years for SC/ST/BC/MBC, Others- 30 Years

3   Level in TNPSC Group 1 Exam 


New Revised Syllabus for TNPSC Group 1 Exam from this year 2013

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination - New Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Group 1 Syllabus in Tamil and Important Books List Subject wise

TNPSC Group 1 Main Examination - New Syllabus and Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination New Exam Pattern

Total Questions  - 200, ( General Studies - 150 Questions and Aptitude Test - 50 Questions )

Total Marks       - 300 marks (Objective type)

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Syllabus for General Studies or GK

  • UNIT – I - General science
  • UNIT - II. Current Events,
  • UNIT – III Geography
  • UNIT – IV History and culture of India
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam- Pattern and Scheme of Examination

General Studies Paper – I    - 300 Marks
General Studies Paper – II   - 300 Marks
General Studies Paper – III  - 300 Marks
Interview and Record          - 120 Marks
  • All papers will be degree  standard and descriptive Type
  • The question papers will be set both in Tamil and in English.
  • Candidats are allowed to answer the Main Written Examination either in Tamil or in English or partly in Tamil and partly in English and arealso allowed to write Technical words wherever necessary in either ofthe languages
How to Prepare for TNPSC Group 1 Exam ?

"Rome wasn't built in a day"

Since, TNPSC Group 1 Examination is the highest State Civil Service Exam in our Tamilnadu, competition is high and you need to show your full commitment, sincerity and hard work to get success in this exam. With sincere hard work, it is possible to anyone to succeed in the examination.  

TNPSC Group I Preliminary Exam

Every year there will be 50 to 100 vacancies in the Group 1 Exam,  if you have  full commitment and hard work, you too can become a successful person in the Group 1 Exam with in a year of preparation.

To start  Group 1 preliminary examination preparation, you should begin with Tamilnadu State Board  Science, Social Science Books from 6th Standard to 10 Standard  (Cover 11th , 12th Political Scienc, Economics, Geography and Biology subjects.) 

Buy  Tata Mc Graw Hill or Spectrum General Studies Manuals (Though state board books are enough, get any of the books for ready reference for all subjects.)

Read regularly a standard newspaper in Tamil . 

Read any one of the Competitive Exam Magazine (Tamil or English)

Cover current affairs of at least  last one year.

Concentrate more on Tamilnadu Related General Knowledge.

Refer the following link for the comprehensive books list for TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary and Main Exam Preparation.

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TNPSC Group 1 Exam Latest News
New Changes  in TNPSC Group 1 Main Exam 
TNPSC has revolutionized the TNPSC Group 1 Main Examination Question Pattern also. The latest  changes are mainly focused on quality of the question type. Particularly the questions were more analytical than factual.

Previous Years Question Pattern

Questions were One Mark, Two Marks, Five Marks and Fifteem Marks type.
The questions were asked more factual than analytical.

New Changes in TNPSC Group 1 Main Examination

The new question set includes 3 Marks, 8 Marks and 15 Marks questions.
The questions were asked more analytical rather than factual.

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