What is TNPSC Group Exam?

Hello aspirants, Welcome to TNPSCMATERIALS.COM. In this post, we explained what the TNPSC Group exam is. and the different types of exams that are being conducted by TNPSC.

If you’re someone who wants to know what TNPSC Group examinations are, Then you’re in the right place.

Introduction to TNPSC Group Exam:

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) is a board that conducts exams for various jobs of the Tamil Nadu Government. They conduct various exams like Group 1, Group 2/2A, Group 4, and other group examinations every year to recruit people to work in various posts in Tamil Nadu Government.

Different types of TNPSC Group Examinations include,

  • Group 1
  • Group 2/2A
  • Group 4

Also, there are other exams that are being conducted by TNPSC but the ones that listed above are the main and the most expected exams by the aspirants every year. The difference between each exam is the job level will vary for each exam. Ex: Group 1 Exams will be conducted for various district-level posts like Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy collector, etc. whereas Group 2 exams will be conducted for Deputy Registrar of different departments of the Tamil Nadu Government, etc.

In this post, we will explain about the various exams that are being conducted by TNPSC.

TNPSC Group 1:

TNPSC Group 1 is considered as one of the most prestigious and highly sought-after examinations conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. This examination will be conducted every year for various posts that come under the group 1 category such as Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, and Assistant Commissioner, etc.

The TNPSC Group 1 exam will be conducted in 3 stages.

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

The minimum educational qualification a candidate must possess to write TNPSC Group 1 exam is ‘Any Degree’ from a recognized university or institution. The candidate’s Age limit must lie between 18 and 32 years.

For more details about the TNPSC Group 1 Examination on Syllabus, Exam Date, Eligibility, and Previous Year’s Question Paper click here.

TNPSC Group 2/2A:

TNPSC Group2/2A exam is conducted every year for both interview and non-interview posts. This exam is also conducted every year and various group 2/2A posts include Deputy Commercial Tax Officer, Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner of Labour, Assistant Director of Rural Development, and District Registrar of various department that operates under Tamil Nadu Government.

The TNPSC Group 2 exam is conducted in 3 stages,

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview

For Non-Interview posts, no interview will be conducted.

Those who cleared group 2A examinations, they will be posted under various posts such as Personal Clerk, Assistant in the Departments of Secretariat, and Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

For more details on TNPSC Group 2/2A regarding Syllabus, Exam Date, Eligibility, and Previous Year Question Paper, click here.

TNPSC Group 4:

TNPSC Group 4 exam is considered as the most popular exam when compared with the remaining examination because this exam is conducted every year. Whenever the notification is released, the usual vacancy releases every year ranges approximately between 4000-5000 vacancies, and more than 20 lakh peoples apply for this exam every year.

The reason why more peoples apply for this exam every year is that it is a ‘single stage’ examination and does not conduct any main exam or any interviews. If any person has cleared the exam means they will be posted under any post based on the mark scored by the candidate.

To know more about TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Exam date, Posts included Previous Year Question papers, Age Limit, Salary, Educational Qualification, Hall Ticket, etc,. Click here.

But if you’re someone who is aiming to TNPSC Group 4 exam. Then we recommend you to have a typewriting certificate (Higher and Lower) in both Tamil and English Languages handy and also finish the office automation computer course in advance. Because the TNPSC gives first preference to candidates who have this certification completed at the time of certificate verification. So complete these certifications and keep those certificates handy while going for certificate verification.

Other Exams conducted by TNPSC:

Apart from the exams listed above, there are some other examinations that were conducted by TNPSC. They are,

  • Combined Civil Services Examination-III (Group-III Services)
  • Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination
  • TNPSC Assistant Engineer Examination
  • TNPSC Assistant System Engineer Examination
  • TNPSC District Education Officer Examination
  • Combined Library and Information Services Examination
  • Combined Geology Service Examination
  • Combined Statistics Service Examination, etc.,

Each exam has its own eligibility criteria and educational qualifications. So to get to know all the information that is required for an exam, we should refer to the notification for the exam which will be released by TNPSC before 60 days of the date of examination. We can refer to the notification to know more details about the exams.

Even though each exam has its own educational qualification and eligibility criteria. The common eligibility and educational qualification is, a candidate must be at least 18 years old and should not exceed 32 years and the candidate must hold ‘any degree’ from a recognized university or institution.

If any candidate is having the above-mentioned eligibility, they will become eligible for most of the examinations that are being conducted by TNPSC.

Important Links:

Even though for each type of exam they are conducting exams in different stages, the syllabus for most of the exam remains the same. So the candidate must be thorough in all the units provided in the syllabus. we’ve provided all the required important materials for preparation in the list below. We request you to make use of the materials and score well in your examinations.

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