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TNPSC Group I English Medium

TNPSC Group I English Medium- Overview

TNPSC Group I English Medium

TNPSC Group I English Medium

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit
Name of the Post Minimum Age (Should have completed) Maximum Age (Should not have completed)
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all categories “Others” i.e applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all categories
1. For all the posts except the post of Assistant Commissioner (C.T) 21Years 37 Years 32 Years
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For applicants possessing any degree 21 Years 37 Years 32 Years
(ii) For applicants possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission. 21 Years 38 Years 33 Years

Age Concession:

(i) For Differently Abled Persons

Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above.

(ii) For Ex-Servicemen

  • The maximum age limit is 53 years for the applicants who belong to SCs, SCs(A), STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs.
  • The maximum age limit is 48 years for “Others” (i.e.) applicants not belonging to any of the above said categories.
  • The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-Servicemen applicants those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

Note:

(i) “Others” [i.e., applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

(ii) Instructions given with regard to maximum age limit under para 5 of the “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to this recruitment.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should possess a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
  • The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC (or its equivalent)+ U.G. degree.
  • The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services, subject to the condition that they should produce proof of having passed the degree examination when admitted to the Main Written Examination, failing which they will not be admitted to the Main Written Examination.
S.No. Name of the Post Preferential Qualification
1. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) Preference shall be given to candidates who possess National awards for Physical efficiency
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T) First Preference - A degree both in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Second Preference - A degree both in Commerce and Law.
Third Preference - A degree either in Commerce or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Fourth Preference - A degree either in Commerce or Law.
3. Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies First Preference - M.A. ( Co-operation ) Degree
    Second Preference - M.Com. Degree with Co-operation as a subject.
    Third Preference - B.A. (Co-operation) Degree
4. District Employment Officer Graduate in Economics / Education / Sociology / Statistics or Psychology and to those with Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and Experience in Industrial / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare.
5. Assistant Director of Rural Development Department i. Post Graduate Degree in Rural Service of the Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai District.
ii. Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Extension.
iii. Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Sociology.

 Physical Qualification:

Applicants applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) must possess the following Physical Qualifications:

Name of the Post Physical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) Men
  • Minimum Height – 165 cms
  • Minimum Chest (Full Inspiration) – 86 cms
  • Minimum Chest Expansion – 5 cms
Women
  • Minimum Height – 155 cms
District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) Men
  • Minimum Height – 165 cms
  • Minimum Weight – 50 kgs
  • Minimum Chest (Full Inspiration) – 89 cms
  • Minimum Chest (Normal) – 84 cms
  • Minimum Chest Expansion – 5 cms
Women
  • Minimum Height – 155 cms


Applicants selected for appointment to the posts included in Group-I Services will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below before his/her appointment:

S.No. Name of the Post Standard of Vision Prescribed Form of Certificate of Physical Fitness
1. Deputy Collector Standard III or Better Form prescribed for Executive Posts
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T)
3. District Employment Officer
4. Assistant Director of Rural Development Department
5. District Registrar Form prescribed for the Posts Other than Executive and Ministeria
6. Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies Standard III Form prescribed for Executive Posts

Knowledge in Tamil:

Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil.

Age Limit Name of the Post

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Application Form

How to Apply:

i. Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s Websites www.tnpsc.gov.in / www.tnpscexams.net / www.tnpscexams.in

ii. One-Time Registration (OTR) and applicant Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One-Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One-Time Registration is valid for 5 years from the date of Registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One-Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.

iii. For applying in One-Time Registration, the applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificate wherever insisted and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the photo, certificate, and signature.

iv. Applicants who have already registered in One-Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create applicants Dashboard in the new One-Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID in One-Time Registration.

v. Enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them.

vi. One-Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just a collection of information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission’s Website and use the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE-TIME REGISTRATION.

vii. Select the name of the post or service for which the applicant wishes to apply.

viii. Applicants are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications are given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.

ix. An Online application uploaded without the photograph, specified documents and signature will be rejected.

x. All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the Applicant, Post applied, Educational Qualifications, Communal Category, Date of Birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination, etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, applicants are requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

xi. Print Option

a) After submitting the application, applicants can print/save their application in PDF format.

b) On entering User ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.

c) Need not to send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the applicants come up for the next stage of selection.

xii. One-Time Registration will not be considered as an application for any post.

Upload / Submission of Documents:

Applicants should upload/submit the required documents for proof in respect of all the claims made in the application with reference to this notification as and when called for. If the required certificate is not uploaded or submitted by the applicant within the stipulated time, his / her application will be rejected.

Last Date for Submitting Application:

The Online Application can be submitted up to 31.01.2019 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled.

(For detailed information, applicants may refer ‘Instructions to Applicants’ at the Commission’s website www.tnpsc.gov.in)

How to Apply: i. Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s Websites www.tnpsc.gov.in / www.tnpscexams.net / www.tnpscexams.in ii. One-Time Registration (OTR) and applicant Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post. Appli

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Application Fees

Fees:

a. Registration Fee
Note:

(i) Applicants who have already registered in the One-Time Registration system within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.
(ii) Those who have registered in the One-Time Registration system and paid the Registration fee i.e., Rs.150/-, it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.
Rs.150/-
b. Preliminary Examination Fee
Note:

The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the fee concession noted below.
Rs.100/
c. Main Written Examination Fee
Note:
The Main Written Examination fee should be paid later only by those applicants who are admitted to the Main Written Examination based on the result of Preliminary Examination and on receipt of intimation from Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission if they are not eligible for fee concession.
Rs.200/-

Examination Fee Concession (Both for Preliminary and Main Written Examination):

S.No. Category Concession Condition
i. Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyar) and Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption --
ii. Differently Abled Persons and Destitute Widows of all Categories Full Exemption (i) For Differently Abled Persons, the disability should be not less than 40%.
(ii) For DWs, the DW certificate should have been obtained from the RDO / Sub Collector / Assistant Collector
iii. Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (Other than Muslim) and Backward Classes (Muslim) Those who have not availed three free chances so far in the previous recruitments may avail exemption from payment of examination fee. Should not have availed three free chances in the previous recruitments.
iv. Ex-Servicemen Those who have not availed two free chances so far in the previous recruitments may avail exemption from payment of examination fee. (i) Should not have availed two free chances in the previous recruitments.
(ii) Fee concession will not apply to those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

Note:

(i) The three / two free chances referred to above are not for EACH POST but for ANY THREE / TWO APPLICATIONS ONLY. The claim for exemption from payment of examination fee made in any application which is rejected/admitted or withdrawn will be counted as free chance availed.

(ii) Failure to pay the prescribed fee along with the application in-time will be liable for the rejection of an application.

(iii) The number of free chances availed by the applicant means, the total number of free chances hitherto availed by the applicant in his/her earlier application submitted to the Commission for any post/recruitment.

(iv) If, the Examination fee concession claimed in the application is found to exceed the admissible limits as announced above, the application will be rejected at any stage of selection. The number of free chances availed by the applicants will be counted from the previous applications submitted through One-Time Registration and / or submitted directly without One-Time Registration.

Mode of Payment:

  • Preliminary Examination fee Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) is payable by online through Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card or it can be paid by offline at State Bank of India/ Indian Bank / Post Office within 2 days from the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.
  • Applicants have to register their basic particulars through One -Time Registration which is mandatory on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. The One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee. Applicants who have already registered in the One-Time Registration system by paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and having validity and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs. 150/- towards One-Time Registration are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.
  • Applicants have also to pay the service charges applicable to the State Bank of India / Indian Bank / Post Office.
  • Applicants can avail exemption from paying the examination fee as per eligibility criteria.
  • Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft / Postal Order etc. will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.
  • Those who have registered in the One-Time Registration system and paid the registration fee Rs.150/- and received the registration ID need not pay the Registration fee i.e., Rs.150/- and it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.
  • Applicants who have made One-Time Registration must pay the prescribed examination fee for this recruitment unless fee exemption is claimed (One–Time Registration is only to avail exemption for the Registration fee for a period of 5 years from the date of registration and it will not be considered as prescribed examination fee for this recruitment).

Fees: a. Registration Fee Note: (i) Applicants who have already registered in the One-Time Registration system within the validity period of 5 years are e

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Exam Pattern

Scheme For Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination, and Oral Test:

A. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

S.No. Examination Type Subject Number of Questions Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs Others
1. Objective Type General Studies (Degree Standard) 150 3 Hours 300 90 120
2. Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 50
Total 200

B. Main Written Examination and Oral Test:

S.No. Examination Type Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs Others
1. Descriptive Type (Degree Standard) Paper-I 3 Hours 250 255 340
2. Paper-II 250
3. Paper-III 250
Interview & Records 100
Total 850

Scheme For Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination, and Oral Test: A. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) S.No.

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination:

General Studies – Degree Standard

UNIT – I ‐ General Science:

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 ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry, and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐ communication

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‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life.

UNIT ‐ II. Current Events

History ‐ Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology

Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology ‐ Latest discoveries in Health Science ‐ Mass media & communication

UNIT – III Geography ‐ 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‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India ‐ Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ 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.

UNIT – V ‐ INDIAN POLITY ‐ Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ 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 process of law ‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ 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‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI ‐ INDIAN ECONOMY ‐ Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment ‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ 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

UNIT – VII ‐ INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance‐ Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle ‐ 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

UNIT – VIII – APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS ‐ Conversion of information to data ‐ collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐ Parametric representation of data‐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‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alphanumeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.

Syllabus for Preliminary Examination: General Studies – Degree Standard UNIT – I ‐ General Science: Physics ‐ Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions

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TNPSC Group I English Medium-Hall Ticket

How to Download TNPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket:

  • Candidates should log on to the official website of Tamil Nadu PSC i.e tnpsc.gov.in.
  • After that click on Online-Services option given at Homepage.
  • Now Click on Hall Ticket –downloading option.
  • Search for CCSE Group 1 Admit Card link.
  • Click on TNPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket Links.
  • Enter your Registration No. or ID Password.
  • Your Call Letter will appear on your computer screen.
  • Click on the download button to save it.
  • Must keep it safe and carry it to the examination hall.

How to Download TNPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket: Candidates should log on to the official website of Tamil Nadu PSC i.e tnpsc.gov.in. After that click on Online-Services option given at Homepage. Now Click on Hall Ticket –downloading option.

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