TNPSC Group 1 Notification - 2016. Last Date: 08.12.2016

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Government of Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Tamilnadu, 

Notification No: 19/2016 Dated: 09.11.2016

Vacancy Details
  1. Deputy Collector - 29 Posts
  2. Deputy Superintendent of Police - 34 Posts
  3. Assistant Commissioner - 08 Posts
  4. District Registrar - 01 Post
  5. District Employment Officer - 05  Posts
  6. District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) - 08 Posts
Total Vacacies: 85

Scale of Pay - Rs.15600-39100/- +G.P Rs.5400/-

Reservation: Refer the Notification Link

Age Limit: 
1. For all the posts except the post of Assistant Commissioner (C.T): 30 Years (35 years for SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s, BCM’s and DW’s candidates)

2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.): 
  • For candidates possessing any degree: 30 Years (35 years for SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s, BCM’s and DW’s candidates)
  • For candidates possessing B.L. degree - 31 years (36 years for SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s, BCM’s and DW’s candidates)
Educational Qualification: Any Degree.

Mode of Selection:
  • First: Preliminary Stage
  • Second: Main Exam Stage
  • Third and Final: Oral Test (Interview)
What is Pattern of Preliminary Exam?
  • Single paper in General Studies - 200 items (Degree Standard – Objective Type General Studies – 150 items + Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 50 items)
Duration of Exam: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 300

Minimum Qualifuing Marks for Priliminary Exam
  • For SCs, SC(A)s, STs,MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs: 90 Marks
  • For Others: 120 Marks
The question on General Studies will be set in both English and Tamil.

Second Stage of Main Written Examination and Oral Test (Interview)

General Studies- Descriptive type - Degree Standard
  • Paper-I - 3 Hours Exam - Maximum Marks - 300 
  • Paper- II - 3 Hours Exam - Maximum Marks - 300 
  • Paper-III - 3 Hours Exam - Maximum Marks - 300 
  • Interview & Record - Maximum Marks - 120 
Total Marks: 1020

Minimum Qualifying Marks Main Examination and Interview
  • For SCs, SC(A)s, STs,MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs: 306 Marks
  • For Others: 408 Marks
The candidates are allowed to answer the questions either fully in Tamil or fully in English.

Centre for Preliminary Examination: 
  • Ariyalur 
  • Madurai 
  • Theni
  • Chennai 
  • Nagapattinam 
  • Thiruvallur
  • Chidambaram 
  • Nagercoil 
  • Thiruvannamalai
  • Coimbatore 
  • Namakkal 
  • Thiruvarur
  • Dharmapuri 
  • Perambalur 
  • Thoothukudi
  • Dindigul 
  • Pudukkottai 
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Erode 
  • Ramanathapuram 
  • Tiruppur
  • Kancheepuram 
  • Salem 
  • Vellore
  • Karaikudi 
  • Sivaganga 
  • Villupuram
  • Karur 
  • Thanjavur 
  • Virudhunagar
  • Krishnagiri 
  • The Nilgiris (Udhagamandalam)
Examination Fee: 
  • For Preliminary Examination: Rs.125/- (Examination Fee Rs.75 /- + Cost of Application Rs.50/-) 
  • For Main Written Examination: Rs.125/- (In this amount will be paid by those who are to be admitted to the Main Written Examination)
No Examination fee for SC/SCA/ST candidates. But they are no exemption for Cost of Application Rs.50/-

Mode of Payment: On-line Payment/Off-line Payment
  • On-line Payment (Net Banking, Credit card/Debit card)
  • Off-line Payment 
Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft/Postal Order etc., will not be accepted


How to apply: Interested and Eligible candidates should apply through Online Only 

Important Dates:
  • Date of Notification - 09.11.2016
  • Last Date for Submission of Applications  - 08.12.2016 
  • Last Date for Payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office - 10.12.2016
  • Date of Preliminary Examination  - 19.02.2017 
  • Time of Exam: 10.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.
Official Website: www.tnpsc.gov.in or in www.tnpscexams.net

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General Studies – Degree Standard for Preliminaries

TOPICS FOR OBJECTIVE TYPE

UNIT – I ‐ General science :
Physics ‐ Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐ electricity and Magnetism ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State 
Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐ communication 

Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐ 

UNIT ‐ II. Current Events 
History ‐ Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology
Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology ‐ Latest discoveries in Health Science ‐ Mass media & communication UNIT – III Geography ‐ Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere ‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control.

UNIT – IV History and culture of India ‐ Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley
civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐ economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐ India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes – Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc. 

UNIT – V ‐ INDIAN POLITY ‐ Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union legislature – Parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State Legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu ‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law ‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anti‐ corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms.

UNIT – VI ‐ INDIAN ECONOMY ‐ Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty ‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development ‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission ‐ National Development Council

UNIT – VII ‐ INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance‐ Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence

UNIT – VIII – APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS ‐ Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐ Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐ Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences