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Exam Dates:
Prelims: April 5, 2020 (postponed) Mains: July 2020
Preliminary- Rs. 100 Mains- Rs. 150


Eligibility Criteria: TNPSC Group-1 Exam

Educational Qualification:

  • One should have a graduation degree from a renowned college or institution.
  • Final Year Students of Graduation can also apply for the examination.
  • Aspirants for Group-1 Exam should be proficient in the Tamil language.

Age Limit:

  • Candidate for the examination should be in the age group of 21-32 years.
  • Age Relaxation: SC/ST/OBC category students can apply with an upper age limit of 37 years. Also, age relaxation for 10 years has been provided to the PWD category and upper age limit of 52 years for ex-servicemen category students.


Exam Pattern:

The exam of TNPSC Prelims Exam consists of 200 Questions carrying 300 marks with the time limit of 3 hours:

  • General Studies: It will comprise of 150 questions like Indian Heritage and culture, History, Geography of the world and India, Government, constitution, Indian Polity, Social Justice, International Relations, Technology, Bio-Diversity, Environment, Disaster Management, Economic Development and much more.
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test: It will comprise of 50 questions like word power, analogies, sentence corrections and verbal reasoning, Athematic computation, blood relations, visual memory, syllogism, problem-solving, number solving & problem-solving skills. number system, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimals & fractions, ratio & proportion, unitary method, percentage, time & distance, time & work, profit & loss, simple & compound interest, and Algebra.
  • General Training/General English: It will comprise questions like grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, synonyms-Antonyms, reading comprehension, and para jumbles, which author said it, poems, novels and much more.

Note: The results declared will tell who will go for further TNPSC Main exam. The cut-off will be based upon the merit list which will vary on the basis of the category (SC/ ST/OBC/General/PH).


TNPSC Group-1 Exam: Syllabus

  • Physics:

General Scientific Laws, Inventions and Discoveries, National Scientific Laboratories, Mechanics and properties of matter, Force, motion, and energy, Atomic and nuclear physics 

  • Chemistry:

Elements, Nitrogen and their compounds, Periodic Table, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Insecticides

  • Botany:

Main concepts of science, The Cell, Classification of the living organism, Nutrition and Dietetics, Respiration

  • Zoology:

Blood and Blood Circulation, Endocrine System, Reproductive System, Health and Hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation

  • Current Events:

History, Latest diary of events, Profile of states, Eminent persons and places, Sports and Games, Books and Authors

  • Political Science:

Political System of India, Election commission of India, Public awareness and general administration, Constitution of India, Foreign Policies and international relation, Parliament of India and Assembly elections of Tamil Nadu

  • Geography:

Oceans, Livable planet of the universe, Our solar system, Earth, Rocks, Rivers, Climate changes in Southern India, Wildlife centuries of India and TN 

  • Economics:

Indian and Tamil Nadu State economy, Five-year planning commission reports and effects, Land reforms and accusation bills, Role of HRD of India in the economy, GDP, FDI, NSI of India

General Tamil and English :

Synonyms and Antonyms, Finding error and sentence correction, Cause test, Fill in the blanks, Question tag, Tense, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Sentence Reformation, Comprehension, Degree, passive voice .

Match the poem with its poet, Identify the other of a story, Autobiography and biography of famous personalities, Appreciation Questions from poet, Important lines by poets, History and Scope of the language, Experiences of poets with language, About the poets and Dramatics, Famous quotes

Aptitude and Mental Ability:

Conversion of information to data
Collection, Compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams, Analytical interpretation of data

Percentage, Highest Common Factor (HCF), Lowest Common Multiple (LCM), Ratio and Proportion, Simple interest, Compound interest, Area, Volume, Time and Work, Decision making and problem solving‐

Logical Reasoning
Puzzles, Dice, Visual Reasoning, Alpha numeric Reasoning, Number Series, Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences


Tips and Tricks: TNPSC

With people applying for TNPSC is in thousands, it became really difficult to crack but all you need to do is follow these tricks and tips to succeed:

  • You must also have full knowledge of financial as well as insurance marketing.
  • Take Mock tests online to know your Strengths and Weakness.
  • You must also have the full knowledge of English like Sentence Structuring, Grammar, conjunctions and so on for that learn and practice along with it take Mock Tests every now and then.
  • Have full knowledge of Verbal as well as the Non-Verbal type of exams.
  • Must have full knowledge of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The candidate should know about Reading Comprehension well.
  • You must have the knowledge of General Studies like history, polity, geography, technology and much more.
  • Solve last years’ question papers in order to know what to expect and it will test your speed as well as accuracy.
  • Wrong answers will have no negative markings.
  • Prepare yourself with the timing of the exam so that you will able to finish well in time.
  • Don’t be anxious and before going to the examination hall eat properly, have proper sleep and just relax.

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