TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020 – Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) releases the exam pattern and syllabus of TNPSC along with the notification. Candidates who are preparing for the exam can check the TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus 2020 for all the stages – Prelims, Mains & Interview. TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern & syllabus include different sections, subjects, and topics from where the questions will be asked in the exam, marking scheme and duration of the exam. 

Through TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus candidates will get an idea about the overall question paper and topics that are asked in the examination. Candidates must go through the TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern & syllabus 2020 before starting their preparation.

All the finally selected candidates in TNPSC Group 1 are recruited for various different posts/services. For the complete details about the TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern and syllabus, read the article below.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2020

TNPSC Group 1 exam will be conducted in three successive stages namely:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination
  3. Interview

The following exam pattern is common for all Group 1 services in the Tamil Nadu state administration.

The different posts for which recruitment is done via the TNPSC Group I exam include Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, District Officer, etc.

The first stage of the TNPSC Group 1 exam is the Prelims. It is only a screening test before the Main stage of the exam.

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam consists of only one paper and no negative marking.

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims

The Prelims Exam Pattern is given below:

Name of Exam

Combined Civil Services – I (Group -1 Services Preliminary Examination)

Number of Papers

One

Number of Questions

200

Total Marks

300

Nature of Questions

Objective Type (MCQs)

Negative Marking

No

Subjects/Syllabus

  • General Studies – 150 questions

(Degree Standard)

  • Aptitude & Mental Ability – 50 questions

(SSLC Standard)

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • OC: 120
  • Other than Open Category: 90

Duration

3 hours

Out of the candidates who give the Prelims exam, the TNPSC selects the candidates in the approximate ratio of 1:50 for the Mains stage

TNPSC Group 1 Mains

As per the TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern for Mains, there are three descriptive-type papers for a total of 750 marks. There are no optional subjects in the TNPSC Group 1 exam.

The Mains Exam Pattern is given below.

Name of Exam

Combined Civil Services – I

Group -1 Services Main Written Examination

Number of Papers

Three

Total Marks

  • Paper 1 – 250
  • Paper 2 – 250
  • Paper 3 – 250

Total: 750 + Interview (100 marks) = 850

Nature of Questions

Descriptive-Type

Minimum Qualifying Marks

  • OC: 340
  • Other than Open Category: 255

Duration

3 hours for each paper

An Oral Test/Interview for 100 marks is conducted by a TNPSC board to assess the candidate’s suitability to a career in administration.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020 – Prelims

The Preliminary stage of the TNPSC Group 1 Exam comprises one objective type paper. The Prelims is only the screening stage and the marks are not counted in the final merit list. The TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus for Prelims Exam 2020 is given below:

Unit I

General Science

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology

Unit II

Current Events

  • History
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Science

Unit III

Geography

Unit IV

History and Culture of India

Unit V

Indian Polity

Unit VI

Indian Economy

Unit VII

Indian National Movement

Unit VIII

Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests
Logical Reasoning

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020 - Mains

The Mains Exam comprises three descriptive papers and each paper can be subdivided into three units covering broad subject areas. There are no optional papers/subjects in the TNPSC Group 1 exam.

The new TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus for Mains is given below:

  1. Paper 1 – General Studies
    1. Unit I – Modern History of India and Indian Culture
    2. Unit II – Social Issues in India and Tamil Nadu
    3. Unit III – General Aptitude and Mental Ability
  2. Paper 2 – General Studies
    1. Unit I – Indian Polity and Emerging Political Trends across the world affecting India
    2. Unit II – Role and impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India
    3. Unit III – Tamil Society (Culture and Heritage)
  3. Paper 3 – General Studies
    1. Unit I – Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu
    2. Unit II – Environment, Biodiversity and Disaster Management
    3. Unit III – Indian Economy and Current Economic Trends and impact of Global Economy on India
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