Exams Conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)


          The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission was referred as Madras Public Service Commission in the year 1957 with its headquarters at Madras. The commission consists with three members including the chairman. The mission of the commission is to have free, fair and transparent recruitment among the Indian Civil Servants. Yearly, they update the methodology of recruitment.Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

The commission conducts various exams for different posts in the state. A few of the exams conducted by them are;

  • Group I Services Examination
  • Group II A Services Examination
  • Group IV Services Examination
  • VAO Examination

Group I Services Examination

            The Examination is mainly conducted for the posts Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Director of Rural Development Department

Eligibility Criteria:

The aspirants attending the exam must have a degree from any recognized University/Institution

Selection Procedure:

            The Candidates must attend three successive stages

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Written Examination
  • Interview

Group IV Services Examination

      The Examination is mainly conducted for the posts for Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Typist and Field Surveyor

Eligibility Criteria:

      Applicants must have a General Educational Qualification of completing S.S.L.C examination with a minimum pass percentage

      As the posts is for Typists, the aspirant must have “Certification of computer on Office Automation” given by the Technical Education Department

   Aspirant must have passed the Government Technical Examination in typewriting and in shorthand in Higher/Senior Grade in Tamil and English

Selection Procedure:

            Applicants must attend an written examination that constitute General knowledge &General Tamil/General English and the duration of three hours. The marks needed for qualifying is 90.

Group 2A Services Examination

            The Examination is mainly conducted for the posts for Assistant and Junior Co-operative Auditor

Eligibility Criteria:

            Applicants must have a degree in any recognized University/Institutions

Selection Procedure:

            Applicant must undergo two stages, they are

  • Written Examination
  • Document Verification

 VAO   Examination

            The Examination is mainly conducted for the posts of Village Administrative Officers

Eligibility Criteria

            Candidates must pass the S.S.L.C examination or any higher Secondary or College Examination

Selection Procedure

            Village Administrative Officer are selected based on written examination and marks obtained by them

How to Apply

  • Candidates who are likely to register for the exam must visit the Commission website: www.tnpsc.gov.in
  • One Time Registration is mandatory for applying for any of the posts.
  • The scanned copy of the photo and signature is needed for registering
  • Valid mobile number and email id is mandatory
  • Fill the necessary detail in the online application form provided
  • After completion of the application form, the payment must be done. The applicant can choose any mode of payment convenient for them

Career Guidance

            The aspirants should be ready to choose the right post for them based on their educational qualification and all the test contains written examination based on their education .The written test contains general aptitude and mental ability tests .The candidate must have more knowledge about the languages English and Tamil. The candidate can also choose their preferred language for the written examination. The examination is of the objective type and the marks are of 200 and the duration is two hours. The candidate must have good time management for attending the exam.

                                                                Best of luck

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