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Comparative chart of Various TNPSC Exams and their Eligibility

 

NOTE: The Maximum age limit for all posts have been increased two times one in 2018 (for two years) & another one time in 2021 (for two years due to COVID). The below maximum age limit are the current official available maximum age limit for each categories or posts.

 

Group 1

Educational Qualification : Any Degree

Age: Minimum – 21 years.

Maximum – 34 (Other Category) / 39 (SC, SCA, ST, MBC, DNC, BC, BCM & DW)

Differently abled – 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed.

Exam Pattern: Prelims & Mains

Prelims (Objective Type) – General Studies – 200 Questions (300 Marks; 3 Hours)

Mains (Written)

Paper I – Tamil Eligibility – 100 Marks ; 3 Hours

(Paper I is Tamil Eligibility Test of qualifying nature. Getting 40 marks out of 100 will qualify this exam. These marks will not be taken for final selection)

 

Paper II – 250 Marks ; 3 Hours

Paper III – 250 Marks ; 3 Hours

Paper IV – 250 Marks ; 3 Hours

Interview – 100 Marks

Note: Total score out of 850 Marks (Paper II + III + IV + Interview) will only be considered for final selection)

 

Group 2 & Group 2A

Educational Qualification : Any Degree

Age: Minimum – 18 years.

Maximum – 32 (Other Category)

For SC, SCA, ST, MBC, DNC, BC, BCM & DW – No Maximum Age Limit

Exam Pattern: Prelims & Mains

Prelims (Objective Type)

Language (General Tamil OR General English) – 100 Questions

General Studies – 75 Questions

Aptitude & Reasoning – 25 Questions

Total – 200 Questions  (300 Marks; 3 Hours)

Note: Students has to choose either General English or General Tamil for the first 100 questions.

Mains (Written)

Paper I – Tamil Eligibility – 100 Marks ; 3 Hours.

(Paper I is Tamil Eligibility Test of qualifying nature. Getting 40 marks out of 100 will qualify this exam. These marks will not be taken for final selection)

Paper II – General Studies – 300 Marks ; 3 Hours

Interview – 40 Marks (Only for Group 2 Posts)

NOTE:

  • For Group 2 Posts, separate rank list of candidates scored out of 340 will be released. 
  • for Group 2A Posts, separate rank list of candidates scored out of 300 will be released.

 

Group 4

Educational Qualification : 

Junior Assistant Post: SSLC (10th Std) Pass

Typist Post : SSLC (10th Std) Pass + Government Technical Exam in Typewriting

Steno-Typist Post : SSLC (10th Std) Pass + Government Technical Exam in Typewriting & Shorthand

Computer Preference for Typist & Steno : “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” by the Technical Education Department.

Age: Minimum – 18 years.

Maximum – 32 (Other Category) / 34 (MBC, DNC, BC, BCM) / 37 (SC, SCA, ST,  & DW)

 

VAO:

Educational Qualification : SSLC (10th Std) Pass

Age: Minimum – 21 years.

Maximum – 32 (Other Category) / 42 (SC, SCA, ST, MBC, DNC, BC, BCM  & DW)

 

Exam Pattern (for both Group 4 & VAO): Prelims only

Prelims (Objective Type)

Part A – Compulsory Tamil Eligibility – 100 Questions

Part B – General Studies – 100 Questions

Total – 200 Questions  (300 Marks; 3 Hours)

NOTE:

  • Final selection will be based on total 300 marks.
  • Candidates should score atleast 60 marks out of 150 marks in Part A to qualify this exam.
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