TNPSC Group 1 2023: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) every year conducts the TNPSC Group 1 Exam for the various Group 1 posts. TNPSC is expected to announce 32 Group 1 vacancies for Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other posts. The detailed TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023 will be uploaded in August 2023 on the official website For complete details about TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2023 go through the details mentioned in the article.  

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023 PDF

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will release the detailed TNPSC Group 1 notification pdf for TNPSC Combined Civil Service Examination Group 1 to recruit 32 posts. TNPSC will publish the TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023 in the month of August 2023 on the official website Interested candidates can directly download the TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023 PDF as we will be providing the direct link when released officially. Till then go through the previous year’s pdf.

TNPSC Group 1 Notification PDF (Previous Year)- Click to Download

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023- Overview

Candidates can check the important details for TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2023. The table for this year will be updated as per the details released in the TNPSC Group 1 notification 2023. Check TNPSC Group 1 important details below:

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023- Overview
Name of the Commission Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Name of the Examination Group 1 (குரூப் 1)– Combined Civil Services Examination–I (Group-1 Services)
Advt No.
Number of Vacancies 32
Category Govt Jobs
Name of the Post Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other
Application Mode Online Only
Online Registration Dates To be Notified
Salary Rs. 56100- 205700
Selection Process Prelims-Mains-Interview
Job Location Tamil Nadu
Official Website

TNSPC Group 1 2023- Important Dates

The online registration for TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2023 for Combined Civil Services Examination-I will be commenced after the release of TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023. Check all important dates for TNPSC Group 1 exam and mark them in your calendar to not miss any updates. 

TNSPC Group 1 Recruitment 2023- Important Dates
TNPSC Group 1 Event Dates
TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2023  August 2023
TNPSC Group 1 Online Registration Starts
Last Date to Apply
Last Date to Pay the Application Fee
Correction Window
TNPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 2023
TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Date 2023 November 2023
TNPSC Group 1 Result 2023 March 2024
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Date 2023 July 2024
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Result 2023 November 2024

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2023

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2023 has been announced by TNPSC along with its notification for the FY 2023-24. Last year, TNPSC released 92 vacancies for Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other posts. The post-wise TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy for last year has been tabulated below. 

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy (குரூப் 1)
Post Code Group 1 Posts Vacancy
1001 Deputy Collector 18
1002 Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) 26
1003 Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes) 25
1004 Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies 13
1006 Assistant Director of Rural Development 07
1007 District Employment Officer in Tamil Nadu General Service 03
Total 92

TNPSC Group 1 2023 Application Fee

While submitting your TNPSC Group 1 Application Form, the candidates have to pay the required One-time registration fee and examination fee through online mode only. Check the details for TNPSC Group 1 Application Fee in the below table. 

Exam Fee
One-time Registration Fee Rs. 150/- (valid for 5 years)
Examination Fee Rs.100/-
Main Written Examination Fee Rs. 200/-
SC/ SC (Arunthathiyars)/ ST/ PwBD/ Destitute Widow No fee
MBC/ Denotified Communities/ BC (Other than Muslim)/ BC (Muslim) 3 free chances
Ex-Servicemen 2 free chances

Note: Applicants who have already registered in the One-Time Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.

TNPSC Group 1 Apply Online 2023 

TNPSC will start accepting online applications from eligible and interested candidates as officials release the online registration dates along with the release of the detailed TNPSC Group 1 Notification. The link for the online application will be activated as the apply online starts, however, candidates are advised to submit their TNPSC Group 1 Online Application much before the last date arrives. The direct link to apply online will be mentioned below for your ease. 

TNPSC Group 1 Apply Online 2023 Link [Inactive]

Steps to fill TNPSC Group 1 Application Form

Candidates are advised to follow the following steps to complete the online application much before the last date. 

Step I: You can go to the official website of TNPSC to apply online or click on the direct link mentioned below to apply online, once it is active.

Step II: A page will be opened where you will get the registration and login form.

Step III: Enter the required details in the form and Upload your Photo and signature.

Step IV: After that Fill in your communication address and Upload your Photo and signature.

Step V: Before submitting the form, preview your details.

Step VI: Pay your fee through Debit/ Credit card/ Net Banking/ E-Challan if applicable.

Step VII: Click on submit and Your form will be submitted successfully.

Step VIII: Your Online TNPSC Group 1 application process is completed and you can take a printout of the application form for further use

TNPSC Group 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must fulfill the below discussed TNPSC Group 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria as per the respective posts. Check the education qualification & age limit 

TNPSC Group 1 Education Qualification

Applicants should possess a degree from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Group 1 Posts Preferential Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of Police Preference shall be given to candidates who possess National awards for Physical efficiency.
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)

1st preference- A degree both in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.

2nd preference- A degree both in Commerce and Law

3rd preference- A degree either in Commerce or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.

4th preference- A degree either in Commerce or Law.

District Employment Officer Graduates in Economics / Education / Sociology / Statistics or Psychology 
OR Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and Experience in Industrial or Personal Management or Labour Welfare.
Assistant Director of Rural Development Department Post Graduate Degree in Rural Service of the Gandhigram Rural Institute, Madurai District. 
Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Extension. Post Graduate Degree or Diploma in Sociology.

Note: The applicants, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Combined Civil Services-I (Group-I Services), subject to the condition that they should produce proof of having passed the degree examination while uploading the original documents for the Main Written Examination (the last date for this activity would be announced later) failing which they will not be admitted to the Main Written Examination.

TNPSC Group 1 Age Limit

Post Name Minimum Age Maximum Age
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, 
BCs, BCMs and DWs of all categories
Others excluding SCs, 
SC(A)s, STs, etc.
All posts excluding Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes ) 21 years 39 years 34 years
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
For applicants possessing any degree 21 years 39 years 34 years
For applicants possessing B.L. a degree from a recognized university 21 years 40 years 35 years

Physical Qualification

Applicants applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category I) posts must possess the following Physical Qualifications:-

Name of the Posts Physical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category I)

For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration. 

For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to them.

TNPSC Group 1 Salary & Pay Scale

The candidates appointed in the Group I services in TNPSC Group I through this recruitment will get Rs.56100-205700 Level 22 (Revised Scale) for all the posts. For more details, you can check TNPSC Group 1 notification pdf mentioned above.

TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process 2023

The selection TNPSC Group 1 exam 2023 will be done on the basis of the following sequence: 

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview (Oral Test)

TNPSC Group 1 2023 Exam Pattern

The selection will be made in three successive stages viz., (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview. TNPSC Group 1 exam has two written papers, Prelims, and Mains. Prelims consist of Multiple Choice Questions whereas Mains has descriptive questions. The pattern for each exam has been discussed below. 

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern

All the questions are objective. There is no negative marking for a wrong answer. The complete paper is 300 marks. Each question weighs 1.5 marks.

Subject Number of Questions Total marks  Duration of exam 
General Studies (Degree Standard) 175 300 3 hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 25
Total  200

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern

Each paper has descriptive questions and the right answers are marked subjectively by the examiners. The number of questions varies in each chapter and tests the candidate’s knowledge across several domains.

The Main Written Examination answer sheets of Paper-II, Paper-III and Paper-IV will be evaluated, only if the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks [40%- i.e., 40 marks] in Paper-I and the marks secured in Paper-I will not be taken into account for ranking.

Subject Total Marks Duration of exam
Paper-I Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard) (Descriptive Type) 100 3 hours
General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive type)
Paper II 250 3 hours
Paper III 250 3 hours
Paper IV 250 3 hours
Interview & Records 100  
Total 850  

TNPSC Group 1 2023 Syllabus

The candidates must begin their preparation with the subject-wise TNPSC Group 1 syllabus 2023. There are many sections in TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus from which the questions will be asked: General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test.

Subjects Topics
General Science
  1. Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present, and future.
  2. Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications
  3. Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
  4. Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health, and Hygiene, Human diseases
  5. Environment and Ecology
Current Events
  1. History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports – Books and authors.
  2. Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.
  3. Geography – Geographical landmarks
  4. Economics – Current socio-economic issues
  5. Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology
Geography of India
  1. Location – Physical features -Monsoon, rainfall, weather, and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals, and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
  2. Transport – Communication.
  3. Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups, and major tribes.
  4. Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.
History and Culture of India
  1. Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.
  2. Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
  3. Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
  4. India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
Indian Polity
  1. Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State, and Union Territory.
  2. Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  3. Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
  4. Spirit of Federalism: Centre-State Relationships.
  5. Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  6. Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information     Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.
Indian Economy
  1. Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  2. s of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.
  3. Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programs – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.
Indian National Movement
  1. National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji,
  2. Subash Chandra Bose and others.
  3. Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
  4. Communalism and partition.
History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

Thirukkural :

(a) Significance as Secular literature.

(b) Relevance to Everyday Life

(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality,  Humanism, etc

(e) Relevance to Socio -Politico-Economic affairs

(f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

  1. Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in the freedom struggle.
  2. Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  1. Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu.
  3. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
  4. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  5. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  6. Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  7. e-governance in Tamil Nadu.
Aptitude and Mental Ability
  1. Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  2. Ratio and Proportion.
  3. Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
  4. Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha-numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2023 for Prelims + Mains

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