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TNPSC Group 1 2017: much awaited Civil service exam i.e. Group 1 Examination is going to be conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). As per the annual planner, the commission has released the TNPSC Group 1 2017 notification through the official portal so as to reach the site of job hunters. Getting a job in civil service is a dream for most of the young graduates in Tamil Nadu. So this kind of enthusiastic persons can make use of this opportunity. According to the schedule, the Group 1 Exam can be conducted in the month of February/ March 2018. Readers who visited our page in search of latest updates from TNPSC can go through the below section.

TNPSC Group 1 2017 – Highlights
Commission Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Post Name Collector, DSP, Commissioner, Registrar…
No of Posts NA
Last Date Soon
Degree Degree/ Diploma/ Graduate
Job Type Permanent Basis
Place Tamil Nadu

TNPSC Group 1 2017

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a recruitment agency which hires lot of young candidates below various government services in Tamil Nadu state. Currently, there were lots of openings lying vacant below Tamil Nadu Civil services, Police Services, Tax services, General Services, Fire and Rescue services.

In order to overcome these situations, the commission planned out for TNPSC Group 1 2017. Candidates who have completed Degree in their respective field or any other discipline are requested to apply for this civil service posts. Graduates who are of the age group of 21 to 31 years are eligible to apply.

Three stages are involved to select the suitable candidate for these posts. Those who are applying for these jobs should satisfy the physical standards which are mentioned in the official notification. Physically unfit candidates are not requested to apply. The final appointment will be based on the marks obtained in Main exam and interview.

Designations in Group-1 Exam 2017: This examination is conducted for filling the vacancies lying under the following designations which are listed out below.

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • District Registrar
  • District Employment Officer
  • District Officer (Fire & Rescue Service)

The monthly salary offered for the appointees will be on a pay scale of Rs.15600 to 39100/- pm along with the grade pay of Rs.5400/-

TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates who are applying for the Group-1 Exam should know the important qualifying conditions. When talking about eligibility criteria, two things come to our mind i.e. Education and Age Limitation. We are going to discuss about these two topics in the below section.

Necessary Education: Candidates who have completed Degree or Diploma or any Graduate course in their respective Domain are eligible to apply for these civil services. The qualification for these posts should have obtained in 10th +12th +UG course pattern.

Post Name Qualification
  • Degree or Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Science
Assistant Commissioner
  • Degree in Commerce & Law With Diploma in Taxation
District Employment Officer Graduate in

  • Economics
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Psychology


  • PG Diploma in Social Science
For Other Posts
  • Graduate

Age Constraints: There are certain age limits for participating in this exam. The minimum age required to apply for these post is fixed to 21 years. The age of the candidates will be calculated as on 1st July 2017. The upper and lower age limit for each post have been given in the below table.

Post Name Minimum Age Maximum Age
SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
MBCs/DCs, BCs,
BCMs and DWs of all castes
Other Category
Assistant Commissioner
For any Degree 21 years 35 years 30 years
For BL Degree 21 years 36 years 31 years
For other posts 21 years 35 years 30 years

Age Relaxation: On the other hand, aspirants who are belonging to reserved category can get relaxation in age as per existing government rules. Candidates claiming for relaxation have to produce their community certificate at the time of document verification.

  • For PWD – 10 years
  • For SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM & DW – 5 years

Work Experience: Candidates who are applying for District Employment Officer should hold before hand experience in Industrial/ personal Management or Labour Welfare field.

TNPSC Group 1 2017 Selection Process

Suitable aspirants will be selected by conducting selection process in three stages i.e. Prelims, Main and Oral test. Initially, the applications submitted through the online shall be scrutinized by the selection panel and only the satisfying candidates will be invited for Preliminary exam.

Those who are securing the minimum marks in this test will have to appear for the main examination. Candidates who are scoring more marks in this test are required to appear for the interview. The marks obtained by them in all the selection process will be calculated and a final merit list will be drawn.

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Personal Interview

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

The Group 1 examination will be conducted in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main Exam followed by Interview. This exam comprises of objective & Descriptive type questions and the answers have to be marked on OMR sheet only. The question paper will be available in Hindi and English language.

Preliminary Exam: It is an objective type test which will be conducted in OMR sheet. There will be a total 200 questions and each question carries 1.5 marks. Totally this exam is for 300 marks and 3 hours duration will be given for finishing it.

  • General Studies – 225 marks
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 75 marks

Main Exam: Candidates who qualify in the prelims exam would be called for main examination. There are totally three descriptive papers in this exam which is of degree standards. A total of 300 marks are allotted for each paper.

  • Paper-I – 300 marks
  • Paper-II – 300 marks
  • Paper-III – 300 marks

Click here for TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Interview & Record: The final selection list will be prepared by means of marks obtained in Main and interview only. The total marks given for interview is 120.

  • Oral Test – 120 marks

Registration & Exam Fee: The Registration or Exam fee have to paid by using online gateways such as net banking, credit or debit card. You can also use the SBI challan for paying the fee through offline mode.

  • Registration Fee – Rs.50/-
  • Prelims Exam fee – Rs.75/-
  • Main Exam Fee – Rs.125/-

How to Apply Online for TNPSC Group 1 2017 Exam

Graduates who are fulfilling the above eligibility conditions can submit your applications for TNPSC Group 1 2017 through online. Aspirants you have not completed the One time Registration can check out the below steps for filling the form.

  • Go to the official portal of TNPSC i.e. “”.
  • Click on the “One Time Registration” tab on the middle of the home page.
  • Again, click on the “OTR” tab on the next page.
  • Choose “New User” tab if you have not registered yet.
  • Fill the Personal details and communication details column and give “Submit”
  • An activation link will be send to your email id.
  • Enter the one time password and security code and give “Activate”
  • Now the Part-I registration has been completed.
  • For filling the part-II registration, enter the Login ID and
  • Upload the scanned copies of photo and signature.
  • Tick on the declaration box and give “Submit”
  • Choose the payment option and remit the fee.
  • An application form along with fee receipt will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and take the printout of the form.
Reference Link
Official Notification

Important Dates:

  • Notification Date – soon
  • Last Date for Online Application – soon
  • Preliminary Exam Date – Updated Soon
  • Main Exam Date –Updated Soon

Note: Here in the above section, we have announced the release of TNPSC Group 1 2017 Exam notification in the above paragraphs. For further clarification, please refer the detailed notification.

Updated: 2017-09-06 — 2:58 pm

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