The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a department of the government of Tamil Nadu that is responsible for governing the recruitment of personnel into the state’s public service. It is the successor of the Madras Service Commission, which came into being under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929 and was the first Provincial Public Service Commission in India. It adopted its current name in 1970. TNPSC operates under Articles 315 to 323 of constitutions of India.
Group exams are the exams conducted by each State Board. Group exams are divided on the basement of rank and pay package. Group 1 is the exam having higher rank and power along with pay package. Group 1 includes post of IAS Officers like Assistant Collector and higher posts of similar rank. The following details mention the number of postings included in the Group 1.
- Deputy Collector
- category-I Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
- District Registrar
- District Employment Officer
- Fire and Rescue Service District Officer
Scale of pay: Rs.56100-177500
Age Limit: 21-20 for General
21-36 for ST/SC/MBC/BC
Mode of exam: Offline
And also must physically qualified
PRELIMS: Objective type (Science, social science, apps & reasoning, current affairs.)
MAINS: Descriptive type
General studies-Paper 1
Marks: PRELIMS: each 1 1/2 Mark
GS-150m, APPS-50m=300 marks
MAINS: General studies
Each paper carries 300 marks
GENERAL SCIENCE Will Cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz., Scientific Laws, Scientific instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions. Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and prevention, Diet-Balanced diet, human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology. Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied Subjects, Motion, Newtons Laws of Motion – Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics.
HISTORY OF INDIA
Dates and events relating to Indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic, Aryan and Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhanas, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias, Sultanate and Mughal Period. Advent of European powers specially the British and other related topics.
GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their effects, Structure of Earth, Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate. Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National parks, Major Ports, Crops and Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.
ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE
Agriculture, Major crops and crop pattern in India, Industrial Development, Major medium, small scale and cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu. Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other developmental schemes – price policy, Inflation, population and unemployment problems, imports and exports.
Indian Constitution, Salient features, citizenship, elections, Parliament and State Legistature, Executive set up of States, Judiciary system, Local self Governments, Centre – State Relations, Language Policy, Foreign policy.
INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT
National freedom movement and attainment of independence – contribution of National Leaders like Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokhale, Dada Bhai Nauvroji Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others – Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C, Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and others.
Latest development in Science and technology, political developments in India, New developments in Trade, Transport and communication, historical events. Fine arts like dance, drama, films, painting, major literary works Games and Sports, National, International awards, National and International organisations, Abbreviations, who is who, Books and Authors, General Terminology, India and its Neighbours, present day India and other related topics.
MENTAL ABILITY TESTS
These tests are meant to verify the candidate’s capability to draw conclusions through, inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and charts. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.
TNPSC PAPER 1:
Modern history of India and Indian culture
Current events of national and international importance
Statistical analysis, graphs and diagrams
Social problems and other current sensitive issues
Indian economy and geography of India
Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India
Tamil language, Tamil society, its culture and heritage
Tamil Nadu administration
- Current events of national and international importance.
- Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
- Socio economic problems of India / Tamil Nadu.
|1||Industrial Co-operative Officer|
|3||Junior Employment Officer|
|5||Assistant Inspector of Labour|
|6||Sub Registrar, Grade-II|
|9||Assistant Section Officer|
|10||Assistant Section Officer|
|11||Assistant Section Officer|
|12||Assistant Section Officer|
|13||Assistant Section Officer|
|14||Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives|
|19||Senior Inspector of
|20||Supervisor / Junior Level-11 Superintendent|
|22||Executive Officer, Grade-II|
SCALE OF PAY : SUB GRADE RGISTRAR: Rs.36900-116600/-
REVENUE ASSISTANT: Rs.20600-65500/-
AGE LIMIT : 21-30 for general
No limit for others
MODE OF EXAM : offline
ELIGIBILITY : degree from recognized
EXAM PATTERN : PRELIMS-(objective type)
General Studies – 75 items
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test – 25 items
General Tamil/General English – 100 items
MAINS: Descriptive type- General Studies
Each carries 1 1/2 mark
Total 300 marks
TNPSC Group 2 General Studies Syllabus for Prelims
Physics: Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries-National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.
Chemistry: Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Botany: Main Concepts of the life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration
Zoology: Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention, and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases
Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management.
History and culture of India
South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion-Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity –race, color, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J. Krishnamoorthy etc.
Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State, and territory ‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due the process of law‐ Indian federalism – center-state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.
Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council
Indian National Movement
An early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐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.
TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Syllabus for General Studies:
Unit‐I General Science:
Universe‐General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary, Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.
Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon
Nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration
Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases
Unit‐II. Current Events:
Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who?
Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organisations & Govt., ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐
Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology
Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. Sector
Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication
Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation
Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐
Unit-IV. History and culture of India
South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors
Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts
Dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy
Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.