TNPSC Group 1 Notification PDF 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Detailed Syllabus

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020 out PDF Download here. Here is direct link of TNPSC Apply Online. Check here TNPSC Group 1 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and selection process for Deputy Collector/DSP/ AC/ Deputy Registrar/AD /DO. TNPSC Group 1 Exam Date is 5th April 2020. 

TNPSC Group 1 2020
TNPSC Group 1 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020 PDF out @ Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) will conduct the TNPSC Group 1 Prelims 2020 exam on 5th April. The online application process for the Combined Civil Services Group 1 Recruitment 2020 is now active for Deputy Collector/DSP /AC/Deputy Registrar/AD /DO posts. Eligible candidates can apply online now for the Tamil Nadu PSC Civil Services exam. We have shared here the direct link to apply online along with the TNPSC Group 1 Notification PDF Download link below. Have a look at TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria along with age limit & physical qualification, selection process, exam pattern and detailed syllabus and apply online now for TNPSC Group 1 Civil Services 2020. The last date of filling TNPSC Group 1 Application Form is 19th February 2020.

Tamil Nadu Commission looks forward to filling a total of 69 vacancies for the various posts mentioned above. The post-wise TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2020 details are listed below. For Group 1 Recruitment in Civil Services, the TNPSC follows a successive selection process comprising Prelims, Mains & Interview. Candidates need to qualify all these three stages to fetch recruitment in the TNPSC Group 1 Services. The TNPSC Group 1 Prelims acts as a screening test for the Mains examination. The detailed exam pattern and TNPSC Group 1 syllabus of both Prelims & Mains are mentioned below as stated in TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Date is 5th April 2020. Apply now for the Tamil Nadu PSC Group I Services exam; but first go through the official Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Prelims & Mains of TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2020:

PDF Download TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2020 – Direct Link

TNPSC Group 1 Apply Online 2020 – Direct Link

TNPSC Group 1 Important Dates 2020: Online Apply Date, Exam date, Result Date



Start Date of TNPSC Group 1 Apply Online

20 January 2020

Last Date of TNPSC Group 1 Online Application

19 February 2020

Last Date to pay application fee

21 February 2020

Release of TNPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2020

March 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Date

5 April 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Result 2020

May 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Application Process 2020

Interested and eligible candidates need to apply online to fetch TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2020 as A Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes), Assistant Director of Rural Development, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services). Check here the online application process and start applying now:

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Click on “Apply Now”

Step 3: Click on Application link against “Posts Included In Group 1 Services”

Step 4: Sign-in by entering Login ID & Password

Step 5: Enter the required details & upload scanned images

Step 6: Pay application fee

Step 7: Submit the form

Step 8: Save the confirmation page

TNPSC Group 1 Application Fee 2020

Online Registration Fee = Rs.150 (This one time registration is valid for 5 years; those who have already registered are not required to pay registration fee)

Preliminary Examination Fee = Rs.100

Main Written Examination Fee = Rs.200

There is Full Fee Exemption for SC/ST/PwD/OBC/Ex-Servicemen. In case of OBC category candidates, those will be exempted from fee who have not availed 3 free chances in the previous recruitments. In case of Ex-Servicemen, those candidates will be exempted from paying application fee who have not availed 2 free chances in previous TNPSC recruitment.

Mode of Payment: The application or exam fee can be paid online through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking or offline at SBI/HDFC Bank within 2 days of submitting online application. No Demand Draft or Postal Order will be accepted.

TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2020

Have a look at the detailed Eligibility Criteria to be followed for TNPSC Group 1 Services below:

TNPSC Group 1 Age Limit 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Age Limit

Relaxation in Age Limit


Age Relaxation

Differently Abled Persons

10 years


Maximum age limit is 53 years

 TNPSC Group 1 Educational Qualification 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Educational Qualification

TNPSC Group 1 Physical Qualification 2020

Note: Candidates who have applied for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) and have been selected for TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2020 need to produce the Certificate for Physical Qualification from a Medical Officer of the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by Government. This certificate should be obtained on or after 20 January 2020. However, woman applicants are not required to produce such a certificate. This certificate should contain the following information:

- Height in CM

- Weight in Kg

- Chest Measurement on full inspiration, full expiration & Difference (Expansion) in CM

Certificate of Physical Fitness

Candidates who have been selected for appointment under Group 1 Recruitment 2020 need to furnish a Certificate of Physical Fitness in prescribed format:

Knowledge in Tamil Language

Candidates should have adequate knowledge of Tamil Language

TNPSC Group 1 Selection Process 2020

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission carries out a three-phased selection process for TNPSC Group 1 Services Recruitment. These three stages are successive in nature and are as follows:

- Preliminary Examination

- Main Written Examination

- Interview

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims 2020 is qualifying in nature; it will be a screening test for candidates to be selected for TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2020. The marks obtained in TNPSC Preliminary exam will not be counted in the final scores.

The number of candidates selected for Main Written Examination will be 50 times the number of total vacancies. In case of reserved category candidates, those who are able to secure the TNPSC Group 1 Cut off Marks 2020 will b shortlisted for Mains exam.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2020: Prelims & Mains

Here we have provided the detailed exam pattern for the TNPSC Group 1 Prelims & Mains exam. Have a look at start preparing for the exam now.

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern:


No. of Questions



General Studies


3 Hours


Aptitude & Mental Ability




3 Hours


- TNPSC Group 1 Prelims will be held online

- Questions will be asked in Objective Multiple Choice Questions format

- Minimum qualifying Marks for SC/ST/OBCm/MBC/DC/BCM = 90 Marks

- Minimum qualifying Marks for GEN = 120 Marks

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern:




General Studies Paper 1

3 Hours


General Studies Paper 2

3 Hours


General Studies Paper 3

3 Hours








- TNPSC Group 1 Prelims will be held in pen & paper mode

- Questions in all the papers will be asked in Descriptive format

- Minimum qualifying Marks for SC/ST/OBCm/MBC/DC/BCM = 255 Marks

- Minimum qualifying Marks for GEN = 340 Marks

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2020

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus

General Science

Scientific Knowledge: Power of Reasoning, Rote/ Conceptual Learning, Science to understand past, present and future

Nature of Universe - Scientific Laws, Mechanics, Properties of Matter/Force/Motion/Energy, Basic principles of Mechanics/Electricity/ Laser/Electronics/Magnetism/Light/Sound/Heat/Communications Elements and Compounds, Petroleum Products, Salts, Acids, Bases, Fertilizers, Pesticides

Life Science, Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Nutrition, Physiology, Health, Human diseases

Environment and Ecology

Current Events







Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate

Water resources

Rivers in India

Soil, minerals and natural resources

Forest and wildlife

Agricultural pattern

Transport – Communication

Social geography: Population and distribution

Racial, linguistic groups

Natural calamity, Disaster Management

Environmental pollution

Climate change

Green energy

History and Culture of India

Indus valley civilization

Socio-Cultural History of India

India as a Secular State

Indian culture, Unity in diversity

Indian Polity

Constitution of India


Fundamental rights, duties

Directive Principles of State Policy

Union Executive, Union legislature

State Executive, State Legislature

Spirit of Federalism


Corruption in public life

Indian Economy

Five year plan models

Planning Commission and Niti Ayog

Reserve Bank of India

Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy

Finance Commission

Goods and Services Tax

Structure of Indian Economy

Employment Generation

Land reforms and Agriculture

Science and Technology in agriculture

Industrial growth

Rural welfare oriented programmes

Social problems

Indian National Movement

National renaissance

Early uprising against British rule

Indian National Congress

Mahatma Gandhi, B.R.Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose, V.O.Chidambaranar, Kamarajar, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji and others

Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements

Communalism and partition

History/Culture/Polity of Tamil Nadu

History of Tamil Society

Tamil Literature from Sangam age


Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle

Evolution of Socio-Political movements in 19th-20th Century in Tamil Nadu

Justice Party

Dravidian movement

Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna

Tamil Nadu Development Administration

Human Development Indicators

Impact of Social Reform movements

Political parties and Welfare schemes

Social Justice and Social Harmony

Education and Health systems

Geography of Tamil Nadu

Achievements of Tamil Nadu

e-governance in Tamil Nadu

Aptitude & Mental Ability



Ratio and Proportion

Simple interest & Compound interest

Area & Volume

Time and Work

Logical Reasoning


Visual Reasoning

Alpha numeric Reasoning

Number Series

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2020: Paper 1/2/3

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 1 Syllabus

Modern history of India and Indian culture

European invasion

Expansion of British rule

Early uprising against British rule

1857 Revolt

Indian National Congress

Growth of militant movements

Mahatma Gandhi, B.R.Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subash Chandra Bose, V.O.Chidambaranar, Kamarajar, Thanthai

Second World War

Effect of British rule

India since independence

 India: a secular state

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle

Current events of National and International importance

Eminent personalities

Sports & Games

Books & Authors

Awards & Honours

Cultural panorama


Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu

Population Explosion

Unemployment issues

Child Abuse & Child Labour

Women Empowerment

Social injustice to Women

Domestic violence

Dowry menace

Urbanization and its impact

 Impact of violence on Society

Regional Disparities

Problems of Minorities

Human Rights issues


Community Development Programmes

Employment Guarantee Schemes ‐ Self

Role of N.G.Os

Welfare Schemes for vulnerable sections

Current Affairs

General Aptitude & Mental Ability

Conversion of information to data

Tables, Graphs, Diagrams

Parametric representation of data

Analytical interpretation of data



Ratio and Proportion

Simple interest & Compound interest

Area & Volume

Time and Work


Information technology

Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Basics in Computers

Computer terminology

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 2 Syllabus

Indian Polity & Emerging Political Trends

Constitution of India

Fundamental Rights and Duties

Principles of State Policy

Union Executive: President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Attorney General

Union Legislature: Parliament

Union Judiciary – Supreme Court

State Executive: Governor, CM, Speaker and Council of Ministers, Advocate General

State Legislature

State Judiciary: High Courts

Local Government

73 rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act

Union Territories

Federalism in India

Civil Services in India

State Services

Amendments: Major Amendments

Political Parties

Areas in Indian Administration: Corruption in India Constitutional and Non-Constitutional

Profile of States

India's Foreign Policy

Nuclear Policy

Indian Diaspora

Current Affairs

Role and impact of Science and Technology in development of India

Science and Technology

Advancements in IT, Computers, Space, Robotics, Nano-Technology

Mobile Communication - Remote sensing

Health and hygiene

Human diseases

Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases

Genetic Engineering

Organ transplantation

Stem cell Technology

Medical Tourism

Latest inventions

Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage

Tamil Society : Origin and expansion

Art and Culture: Literature, Drama, Music, Film, Architecture, Paintings and Folk Arts

Socio - economic history

Growth of Rationalist, Dravidian movements

Social & cultural life of contemporary Tamils

Tamil and other Disciplines

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Paper 3 Syllabus

Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu

Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate

Water resources

Natural resources

Agricultural pattern




Social- Cultural geography


Oceanography - Indian Ocean, Arabian sea & Bay of Bengal

Geospatial Technology: Geographical Information System (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

Map: India and its neighbours

Environment, Bio Diversity and Disaster Management

Ecology: Structure and function of Ecosystem, Biodiversity conservation, Biodiversity Hot Spots, Roles of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Environmental Pollution: Air, Water, Soil, Thermal and Noise pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Climate Change: Environmental Issues, Changes in monsoon pattern in Tamil Nadu, Clean and Green Energy, Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Laws, Policies & Treaties

Natural calamities

Environmental Health and Sanitation

Current Affairs

Indian Economy - Current economic trends and impact of global economy on India

Features of Indian Economy

National Income

Capital formation

NEP (New Economic Policy)


National Development Council


Land reforms

Public Distribution System (PDS)


Food Security

Agricultural Marketing

Crop Insurance

WTO & Agriculture


Role of public sector and disinvestment

Privatisation and Liberalization

Public Private Partnership



Make in India

Infrastructure in India

Banking & Finance

Public Finance


Poverty & inequality


India’s Foreign Trade, FDI


Tamil Nadu Economy

Current Affairs

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