TNPSC is an independent Constitutional body which conducts examinations for appointment to State / Subordinate services within its purview.

The following are the various recruitments / selections made by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.


Combined Civil Services Examination I

Group-I Services

  1. Deputy Collector
  2. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category–I)
  3. District Registrar, Registration Department
  4. Assistant Director of Rural Development Department (Panchayat) / Personal Assistant (Development) to Collector
  5. District Employment Officer
  6. Divisional Officer in Fire and Rescue Services
  7. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
  8. Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies


Group-I A Services

  1. Assistant Conservator of Forests


Group-I B Services

  1. Assistant Commissioner, H.R. & C.E


Group-I C Services

  1. District Educational Officer


Combined Civil Services Examination II

Group-II Services (Interview post)

  1. Deputy Commercial Tax Officer
  2. Municipal Commissioner, Grade-II
  3. Junior Employment Officer (Non-Differently Abled)
  4. Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled)
  5. Sub-Registrar, Grade-II
  6. Assistant Inspector of Labour
  7. Assistant Section Officer (Other than Law and Finance Department)
  8. Assistant Section Officer (Law Department)
  9. Assistant Section Officer (Finance Department)
  10. Assistant Section Officer in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
  11. Assistant Section Officer-cum-Programmer
  12. Assistant Section Officer, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service
  13. Probation Officer, Social Defence
  14. Probation Officer, Prison Department
  15. Industrial Co-operative Officer, Industries Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce
  16. Women Welfare Officer, Social Defence
  17. Deputy Inspector of Survey Director of Survey and Settlements
  18. Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Reg.Co-op Scty
  19. Receptionist, Thamizhagam Guest House, Udhagamandalam
  20. Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives Industrial Commissioner and Director of Industries and Commerce Department
  21. Project Assistant Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department
  22. Audit Inspector in the Audit wing Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department
  23. Assistant Inspector of Local Fund Audit Department and Internal Audit Department
  24. Supervisor / Senior Clerk / Head Accountant / Junior Superintendent in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing Subordinate Service
  25. Assistant Jailor, Prison Department
  26. Assistant in Revenue Department
  27. Executive Officer, Grade-II in Town Panchayats Department
  28. Special Assistant in DVAC
  29. Handloom Inspector
  30. Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of Police Dept.
  31. Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Milk Production and Dairy Development
  32. Assistant Inspector of Labour
  33. Audit Assistant in Accounts Branch in Highways Dept. Combined Civil Services Examination-II


Group-II A Services (Non-Interview post)

  1. Accountant in the Treasuries and Accounts Department
  2. Junior Co-operative Auditor
  3. Assistant in Secretariat (Other than Law and Finance)
  4. Junior Technical Assistant, Civil Supplies Department
  5. Personal Clerk (Other than Law and Finance Department)
  6. Personal Clerk (Law Department)
  7. Personal Clerk (Finance Department)
  8. Personal Clerk in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
  9. Personal Clerk, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission
  10. Steno-Typist in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service
  11. Assistant in various departments Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Industries and Commerce, Medical and Rural Health Services, Registration, Transport, Prison, Police, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Land Administration, Land Reforms, Fisheries, PWD, Technical Education, Backward Classes, Labour, Employment and Training, Commercial Taxes, Highways and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Archives and Historical Research, Forest, H.R & C.E., Social Defence, NCC., Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Vigilance & Anti Corruption Dept., Information and Public Relation, School Education.
  12. Assistant in Secretariat Department (Finance Department)
  13. Assistant in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
  14. Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Secretariat
  15. Planning Junior Assistant
  16. Receptionist (Small Savings Department)
  17. Assistant in Law Department
  18. Assistant in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service


Combined Civil Services III

Group-III Services

  1. Station Fire Officer


Group-III A Services

  1. Junior Inspector of Co-operative Societies
  2. Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Co-operative Societies
  3. Store Keeper in Employment and Training (Training wing) Department
  4. Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department


Group-IV Services

  1. Junior Assistant (Security & Non-Security)
  2. Bill Collector
  3. Typist
  4. Steno-Typist, Grade-III
  5. Field Surveyor
  6. Draftsman
  7. Village Administrative Officer


Group-V A Services

  1. Assistant in Secretariat (Recruitment by transfer) (Other than Law and Finance Department)


Group-VI Services

  1. Forest Apprentice


Group-VII A Services

  1. Executive Officer, Grade-I


Group-VII B Services

  1. Executive Officer, Grade-III


Group-VIII Services

  1. Executive Officer, Grade-IV


Group I Services


Scheme for Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination and Oral Test


Preliminary Examination (OMR Method)Objective Type

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Single paper in General Studies (200 questions)
1. General Studies (Degree Standard) - 150 Q 3 Hours 300
2. Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) - 50 Q


Main Written Examination (Descriptive type) and Oral Test

Subject Duration Maximum marks
General Studies (Degree Standard)
Paper- II
3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours
Interview & Record 120
Total 1020


Group II Services


Scheme of Preliminary Examination, Main Written Examination and Oral Test  

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Preliminary Examination (Total - 200 Q)
1. General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 Q)
2. Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 Q) 3 Hours 300
3. General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 Q)


Main Written Examination (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type) And Oral Test

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Main Written Examination
General Studies
3 Hours 300
Interview and Record 40
Total 340


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Step i

  • Go Through The Syllabus Prescribed For The Exam In http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/
  • Arrange The Syllabus Vertically

Step ii

  • Go Through All Previous Years Original Question Papers {Like TNPSC Group I/II/IV, VAO, HR & CE, etc., }

Step iii

  • Segregate Questions Under Syllabus Heading And Try To Find The Answer Source. {Samacheer Kalvi Books}

Step iv

  • Concentrate On Studying The Method Of Asking Questions In The Examination.
  • Example:
    • Fact Based
    • Information Based

Step v

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Exam Notification


Combined Civil services CCS-I commonly referred as Group-1 services exam is conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the posts like Deputy collector (DC), Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), District Registrar (DR), Assistant Commissioner (C.T.), Assistant Director (A.D) of Rural development etc., To become Deputy collector or Group-1 service office, candidates need to go through 3 stages process (Preliminary exam, Main Exam, Interview/Personality test). The details related to tentative date, actual date of exams, post and their vacancies, qualification (educational and others), other information like concession, mode of apply, exam fees payment , general rules and regulations can be found in http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/