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TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (TNPSC Coaching Centre Chennai, TNPSC Institute in Chennai)


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TNPSC The TAMIL NADU PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (TNPSC) is the branch authorized by government of Tamil Nadu which is highly cautious about recruiting personnel for the state’s public service and the first Provincial Public Service Commission in India, all the day to day administration, departmental promotion committees , oral tests for recruitment etc.., are being held by The Secretary of Commission. TNPSC hall tickets, notifying and conducting recruitments and departmental examination have been regulated by The Controller of Exams. For any notifications candidates can make use of the latest recruitment notification on the commission’s website.

TNPSC Combined Civil Service Exam (Group-I Services), which is conducted by the body of TNPSC has the total of 69 vacancies (Based on 2020 survey) and has three stages in the exam.

Exam Pattern

1 Prelims One objective paper 300 marks
2 Mains Three descriptive papers 750 marks
3 Interview - 100 marks


The general eligibility criteria for the candidates are; Citizenship, character and antecedent, no bigamy, related to applicants already in government service, sound health, knowledge of Tamil etc., The age limit is 21-38 (for SC, SC(A), ST, MBC, DC, BC, BCM and DW) and 21-33 (for others). The required educational qualification is a graduate degree from a recognized university. PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION is required for the post of DSP and District Officer (Fire and Rescue).


Deputy collector

Deputy superintendent of police

Deputy registrar of co-operative societies

Assistant director of the rural development department

Junior employment officer

Assistant commissioner in Tamil Nadu, Hindu religious and charitable endowments administrations.

Commercial tax officer

Divisional officer for Fire and Rescue Service Department

Assistant conservator of forest

District employment officer

TNPSC Combined Civil Service Exam (Group-II Services), CCSE-II has been conducted for various posts covers under Group 2 and 2A. Group 2 includes the interview posts whereas Group 2A includes non-interview posts. It is conducted once a year in an offline mode.

Exam Pattern

1 Prelims 175+25 questions in two sections 300 marks
2 Mains 14 questions 300 marks
3 Interview - 40 marks


The advantage of this exam is that the candidate can apply for the preliminary exam when he or she is in his/her final year although the eligibility of the candidate is a graduate degree from an UGC approved university .The minimum age is 18 and there is no age limit for BC, BCM, SC, and ST whereas for other castes the maximum age limit is 30.


Deputy commercial tax officer


Probation officer in the prison department

Assistant inspector of labor