TNPSC

TNPSC 2019 Exam Information

TNPSC (The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) is a department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. It is responsible for the recruitment of personnel in the state’s public service. TNPSC was started in 1923. There are about four groups in TNPSC and the commission conducts the exam for all the groups i.e. for Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, and Group 4. TNPSC is headed by a chairman and comprises of fourteen other members. All are appointed by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of India.

The commission is required to advise the government on all the matters relating to framing of recruitment rules, principles to be followed, and transfers from one service to another, making promotions etc. The commission conducts departmental exams for government services and it conducts the exam on behalf of the national Ministry of Defence.

The candidates who are willing to join in the government job of Tamil Nadu then it would be a great opportunity for them. The candidates applying for the different jobs in different groups have to satisfy the criteria mentioned by the commission. The TNPSC releases the notification for all the jobs and that will be updated in the official website.

The TNPSC exam is a gateway for many candidates who are aspiring to get a post/job in the government sector. The candidates who are willing to apply for any post can check the official website of the commission.

TNPSC 2019 Exam Date

The candidates who are applying for any posts should know about the important dates like notification date, application form submit date, exam date, result announcement date etc. the candidates should not have any confusion regarding the dates given by TNPSC. Any changes in the dates will be updated on the official website.

Serial No Events TNPSC CCSE I (group 1 services) TNPSC Asst. Agricultural officer TNPSC Asst system Engineer and Analyst TNPSC STA and JTA TNPSC District Educational officer
1 Notification released on 1-1-2019 27-12-2018 22-1-2019 7-1-2019 10-12-2018
2 The release of application form of TNPSC 3-1-2019 28-12-2018 23-1-2019 8-1-2019 11-12-2018
3 The last date to submit the application form 31-1-2019 27-1-2019 20-2-2019 6-2-2019 9-1-2019
4 Last date for payment of fee through bank 2-2-2019 29-1-2019 22-2-2019 8-2-2019 11-1-2019
5 Date of the exam (Preliminary exam) 3-3-2019, main exam date to be updated after the release of preliminary exam results. Paper 1 exam date 7-4-2019 (FN)

Paper 2 exam date 7-4-2019 (AN)

Paper 1 exam date 7-4-2019 (FN),  Paper 2 exam date

7-4-2019 (AN) (engineering aptitude), Paper 3 exam date 7-4-2019 (AN) (descriptive type)

(Written Exam) 20-4-2019 (Preliminary exam) 2-3-2019
6 Admit card release date 1 week before the exam date 1 week before the exam date 1 week before the exam date 1 week before the exam date 1 week before the exam date
7 Result date To be updated To be updated To be updated To be updated To be updated

TNPSC 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates before applying for any job have to know about the eligibility given by the commission. The candidates who fail to fulfill the criteria, their application will be rejected by the authorities. All the candidates are advised to follow the instructions given below:

a).Educational qualification:

For CCI-I exam:

  • The candidate should possess a degree of any of the universities incorporated by the 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/college under section 3 of the university grants commission act, 1956.

For Assistant Agricultural officer

  • The candidate should possess higher secondary, diploma in agriculture from any recognized institutions.

For Assistant system Engineer:

  • The candidate should possess a B.E or B.Tech degree in any of the subjects given: computer science and engineering, computer engineering, information technology, electronics and communication engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, or must have an overall or equivalent cumulative grade point average in class 10th, 12th.
  • Or the candidate must have minimum aggregated marks of the first class in mathematics and science in SSLC and must have a minimum aggregated in the first class in mathematics, physics, and chemistry in HSC.

For Assistant system Analyst:

  • The candidate should possess a B.E or B.Tech degree in any of the subjects given: computer science and engineering, computer engineering, information technology, electronics and communication engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, or must have an overall or equivalent cumulative grade point average in class 10th, 12th.
  • Or the candidate must have minimum aggregated marks of the first class in mathematics and science in SSLC and must have a minimum aggregated in the first class in mathematics, physics, and chemistry in HSC. Or
  • Postgraduate degree in any of the following subjects: computer application (MCA), information technology, computer science or must have an overall or equivalent cumulative grade point average in class 10th, 12th. Or
  • Sc /BCA or Postgraduate degree the candidate must have minimum aggregated marks of the first class in mathematics and science in SSLC and must have a minimum aggregated in the first class in mathematics, physics, and chemistry in HSC.

For Senior Technical Assistant (STA) and Junior Technical Assistant (JTA):

STA:

  • The candidate must possess B.Sc degree in textile technology awarded by any university or institution recognized by the UGC
  • Must possess first class diploma in textile technology awarded by the state board of technical education and training, Tamil Nadu
  • Must possess first class diploma in than 3 years. handloom technology awarded by the state board of technical education and training, by Tamil Nadu government
  • Experience in weaving or spinning mills or handloom organization for a period of not less than 3 years.

JTA:

  • Must possess minimum general educational qualifications.
  • Must possess a diploma in handloom technology obtained from the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Varanasi or Salem or from any other recognized institute of handloom technology.
  • Diploma in textile manufacture obtained from technological diploma exam board, Chennai state board of technical education and training, Tamil Nadu.

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TNPSC 2019 Registration

The candidates who are willing to apply for the posts can fill the application form by registering themselves in the official website. The candidates have to register them by paying an amount of rupees 150/- as the registration fee. The registration will be valid for 5 years.

The following are the steps to fill the application form of TNPSC exams:

  • visit the official website http://tnpscexams.in
  • The candidates have to first register themselves by paying a fee of Rs.150/- or if not yet registered they can register now by entering the personal details and communication details.
  • The registered candidate can login using the ID and password by entering the OTP received in the mobile.
  • Now click on the next stage button
  • Again enter the login ID and password for the second stage of OTR.
  • The application form of TNPSC will be displayed on the screen.
  • The candidates can enter the name, educational qualifications, gender, email, place etc.
  • Now upload the scanned recent passport size photo of 3.5 cm*4.5 cm, file size limit should be 20 KB to 50 KB. The file should be in JPG or JPEG format.
  • Then upload the signature of size 3.5cm*1.5 cm, file size limit should be 10 KB to 20 KB. The format should be JPG or JPEG. (Sign in the A4 sheet with black pen and scan in such a way that to get a clear copy of the signature).
  • Go through the declaration of TNPSC and accept by clicking the checkbox and press the submit button.
  • Select the payment option may be net banking/ credit/debit card/ challan.
  • After making the payment, login to view the dashboard.
  • The dashboard will appear on the screen.
  • Click on the print profile button to print the OTR slip.
  • To make any changes in future click the edit button.
  • Save the application for future use.

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TNPSC 2019 Exam Pattern

The candidates must know the exam pattern before applying for the exam. The exam pattern for the TNPSC CCSE exam is as follows:

For CCSE I preliminary exam pattern:

Serial No Exam Type Subject names  questions
1 Objective type General studies 150
2 Objective type Aptitude and mental ability 50
3 Total 200

The duration of CCSE I exam is 3 hours.

For CCSE mains exam pattern:

Serial No Exam type Subject names Maximum marks
1 Descriptive type Paper 1 250
2 Descriptive type Paper 2 250
3 Descriptive type Paper 3 250
4 Interview and records 100

The exam pattern for Assistant Agricultural officer:

Serial No Subjects Maximum marks Questions
1 Agriculture (diploma) 300 200
2 General studies (HSC) and aptitude and mental ability test (SSLC) 200 75 and 25
3 Total 500 300

The exam pattern for Assistant system engineer and Analyst:

Serial no Subjects Duration Maximum marks Minimum qualifying marks for selection (SC/ST/MBC/BC/OBCM and BCM Others
1 Paper 1 objective type degree standard (80questions -1 mark each + 60 questions -2 marks each)

1.computer science

2.electronics and communication

3.electrical and electronics

4.IT

3 hours 200 40% 50%
2 Paper 2 (objective) degree standard Engineering Aptitude

1.quantity/numerical ability

2.data interpretation

3.logical reasoning

1 hour 50 40% 50%
3 Paper 3 (descriptive) degree standard

Part A: 10 questions- 5 marks each

Part B: 10 questions- 10 marks each

1.computer science

2.electronics and communication

3.electrical and electronics

4.IT

2 hours 150 40% 50%
4 Total 400

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TNPSC 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus is the main field the candidates should know for preparing the exam. The syllabus for TNPSC CCSE I as follows:

Subjects Topics
Reasoning Number series, blood relations, coding and decoding, alphabet series, number ranking, mirror images, decision making, cubes and dice, clocks and calendars, embedded figures etc
Quantitative aptitude Number system, decimal and fractions, problems on ages, ratios, and proportions, time and work, profit and loss, HCF and LCM, mixtures and allegations, simple and compound interest
General studies General science, current events, political science, Indian polity, Indian economy, history and culture of India, Indian National Movement.
Mains Paper 1 Modern history of India and Indian Culture, expansion of British rule, unity in diversity, India since Independence, National Renaissance, Dravidian Movement in TN, Indian National Congress, 1857 revolt, the  era of differences and pacts,

Emergence of national leaders, role of TN in freedom struggle, science and technology in development of India and TN, national scientific laboratories, electricity and electronics, defense research organizations, astronomy and space sciences, natural disasters, blood and blood circulation, alcoholism and drug abuse, ocean research and development, biodiversity, genetic engineering, Human diseases, prevention and remedies, remote sensing and benefits etc.

Mains Paper 2 Indian polity, the geography of India, emerging political trends across the world affecting India, Tamil society, culture, heritage, Tamil language, Precis writing, English language, comprehension passage, essay writing, administration of union and state with reference to TN.
Mains Paper 3 Current events of national and international importance, Indian economy, current economic trends, India’s crisis responses and challenges, the impact of Global economy on India, Socioeconomic issues in India and TN.

The syllabus for Assistant Agricultural Officer:

Subjects Topics
General science Physics: nature of the universe, general scientific laws, inventions and discoveries, a national scientific lab, mechanics and properties of matter, physical quantities, standards and units, force and motion, heat, light, and sound.

Chemistry: elements and compounds, acids and bases and salts, fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides.

Botany: main concepts of life science, classification of a living organism, respiration nutrition, and dietetics

Zoology: reproductive system, environment, ecology, health and hygiene, human diseases, prevention and remedies, animals and plants, and human life.

Current Events History: latest diary of events, national and international symbols, the profile of states, eminent persons and places in the news, sports and games, books and authors, awards and honors, India and its Neighbour.

Political science: problems in the conduct of public elections, political parties and political system in India, public awareness and general administration, welfare-oriented government schemes, their utility.

Geography: geographical standards

Economics: current socio-economic problems

Science: latest inventions on science and technology

Geography Earth and universe, solar system, monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate, water resources, rivers, Indian soil, forest and wildlife, transport and communication, social geography, population, density and distribution, natural calamities, disaster management.
History and culture of India and Tamil Nadu Indus valley civilization, Guptas, Delhi sultanate, Mughals and Marathas, south Indian history, culture and heritage of Tamil people, India since independence, characteristics of Indian culture
Indian polity Constitution of India, preamble of the constitution, salient features, union, state and territory, fundamental duties and rights, human rights charter, local government, panchayat Raj-Tamil Nadu, judiciary in India, rule of law/due process of law, official languages and schedule 8, anti-corruption measures, Lok-adalats, ombudsman, RTI, empowerment of women, consumer protection forms.
Indian Economy Nature of Indian economy, 5-year plan, land reforms, and agriculture, applications of science in agriculture, industrial growth, rural welfare programmes, social sector problems, population, education, health, employment, poverty, economic trends in TN
Indian national movement National renaissance, the emergence of national leaders- Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore etc, different modes of agitations, role of TN in freedom struggles.
Aptitude and mental ability Number series, blood relations, coding and decoding, alphabet series, number ranking, mirror images, decision making, cubes and dice, clocks and calendars, embedded figures, alpha reasoning, simplifications, percentages, graphs, tables
Number system, decimal and fractions, problems on ages, ratios, and proportions, time and work, profit and loss, HCF and LCM, mixtures and allegations, simple and compound interest

The syllabus for Assistant System Engineer and Analyst:

Subjects Topics
Paper 1 Electronics and communication Electromagnetic fields and antennas, digital signal and image processing, semiconductor theory and electronic devices, computer engineering, signals and system, control system, communication system, VLSI and embedded system, circuit theory, analog electronic circuits, electronic communication.
Electrical and electronics Measurements and measuring instruments, magnetic circuit, electrical machines, basics of circuits and measurements system, AC fundamentals, synchronous machines, basic concepts, circuit law, transmission and distribution, basic electronics, utilization and electrical energy, estimation and costing, generation, analytical, optical instrumentation, electrical and electronic measurements, control system and process control, digital electronics.
Information technology Data communication, relational database management, computer fundamentals, programming, operating system, cyber law in India, Linux system administration, information, and network security
Computer science Operating system, history of the computer, computer hardware parts and control, database management systems, basic computer technology, basic internet knowledge and protocols, computer abbreviation, software names and usage, number system, computer tools,
Paper 2  numerical ability Mensuration, data interpretation, pipes and cisterns, quadratic equations, average, number series, mixtures and allegations, simplification and approximation, percentages, time and work, probability, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, problems on ages, time and distance, partnership
Reasoning ability Coding and decoding, mirror images, cubes and dice, non-verbal series, number ranking, embedded fig, directions, clocks and calendar, directions.

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TNPSC 2019 Admit Card

The candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of TNPSC. The hall ticket/admit card will be released one week before the exam date. The commission will not send the hall ticket through the post. All the candidates have to download only through online. The steps to download the hall ticket/admit card is given below:

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC
  • Click on the admit card link of the exam that is applied by the candidate
  • Enter the application number and date of birth in given spaces
  • Now the admit card of TNPSC will appear on the screen.
  • Download the hall ticket/admit card
  • Take the print out of TNPSC admit card for future use.

Details given in TNPSC admit card:

  • Registration number
  • Name of the candidate
  • Fathers name
  • Address
  • Centre name and code
  • Venue of the examination
  • Exam date and session
  • Exam details
  • Candidates photo and sign
  • Application number
  • Instructions for the exam

The instructions given in the TNPSC exam admit card:

  • Candidates should carry a hard copy of the admit card
  • Candidates are not allowed to enter the exam hall after 30 minutes of commencement of the exam.
  • Only blue/black ball point pen should be used.
  • Except the hall ticket and blue and black point pen nothing should be carried inside the exam hall.
  • The candidates are not allowed to bring, mobiles, calculators, and watches, and ring with built-in calculator/memory notes, books etc.
  • In case the photo is not clear in the hall ticket then the candidate should furnish a separate photo affixed on a plain paper, by mentioning the name, address, register number duly signed by the candidate and got attested by a government officer belonging to group A, B, who knows the candidate personally and handover to the chief invigilator.

TNPSC 2019 Result

The candidates who appear for the exam of TNPSC can see the results in the official website. The following are the steps to check the results of TNPSC:

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC
  • Go to the latest results link
  • Click the link provided for the exam
  • A PDF file of TNPSC results will appear on the screen.
  • Check the roll number using the search option
  • Take a print out of the TNPSC results for future use.

The candidates who are shortlisted for the main exam has to pay the amount mentioned and should upload the scanned copy of the documents.

The oral test of TNPSC will be made after the mains exam. The candidates will be shortlisted for the oral test for an appointment for the posts. The candidates have to bring the original certificates for the oral tests as it will be checked at that time.

The call letter for the oral test will be made available to the shortlisted candidates and that consists of date and time of the oral test. The candidates will be informed of the oral test through email and SMS also. The venue of the oral test will be in Chennai.

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TNPSC Cutoff

The TNPSC cut off is the minimum marks that the candidates must score in the exam to qualify. The cut-off changes every year depending on  several factors. Having an idea about the previous year cut off, it will be helpful for the candidates to set a target for themselves.

The SSC GD is determined based on many factors:

  • The Total number of vacancies available for TNPSC exam.
  • The Total number of candidates appearing for the exam of TNPSC.
  • The Difficulty level of the question paper of TNPSC etc.
  • Average qualifying percentage.
  • Category based reservation.