TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2024 Is Out: Apply For 90 Vacancies!

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2024 was released on the official website of TNPSC on March 28th, 2024. The counseling schedule has been announced as well which will be held on April 12th, 2024. There are a total of 90 vacancies for the post of TNPSC Group 1 cadre in technical and non-technical posts both included in Combined Civil Services examination-1 (Group 1 services). The last date for candidates to apply online is April 27th, 2024. For more details about eligibility, application, selection process and syllabus, check out in the article below.

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2024: Overview

A preliminary examination, mains examination and an interview will decide the selection process for the recruitment of the officers. All the interested candidates can check the details for the post mentioned below:

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2024: Key Highlights
Name of Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
LocationTamil Nadu
Total Vacancies90
Application Start Date March 28th, 2024
Application Last Date April 27th, 2024
Prelims Exam DateJuly 13th, 2024
Mains Exam Date To be announced
Admit Card Release Date To be announced
Interview DateTo be announced

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancies 2024 

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is selecting candidates for the posts of combined civil services-1 (Group 1) with a total 90 vacancies. The various posts and vacancies are mentioned in the table below:

Name of the PostCode of the PostName of the Service Number of Vacancies
Deputy Collector1001Tamil Nadu Civil Service 16
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-1)1002Tamil Nadu Police Service23
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)1003Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Service14*
Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies1004Tamil Nadu Co-operative Service21* 
Assistant Director of Rural Development1006Tamil Nadu Panchayat Development Service14
District Employment Officer1007Tamil Nadu General Service01
District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services)1008Tamil Nadu Fire Service01
Total Vacancies90

Note: *including shortfall vacancies

TNPSC Group 1 Application Process

The interested candidates who want to apply for the post should know the detailed application process beforehand. The registration process started from March 28th, 2024 and the last date for submitting applications is April 27th, 2024. According to the notification, the counseling date is April 12th, 2024. For step-by step process refer to the points mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website and begin the one time registration process.
  • For registration candidates can use the OTR platform available.
  • Fill the application form by selecting the TNPSC Group 1 section.
  • Fill the form and submit the required documents. Then, once done, you will land at the payment page.
  • Pay the required application fee and download the application form for your reference in future.

TNPSC Group 1 Application Fee 2024

The candidates applying for the TNPSC examination will be accountable for paying an application fee. Without application fees, your application will not count completed. Check the application fees mentioned below:

  • The application fee for the preliminary examination is INR 100. The candidates will have to pay the fee at the time of submitting the application form. 
  • The application for the main examination is INR 200 and the candidates qualifying the prelims examination will have to pay for the same.

In addition, the candidates should note that the fee can be waived off by claiming the exemption of application fee. Only the candidates belonging to the special categories based on the eligibility can claim for fee exemption.

TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility 2024

As per the official notification released by the TNPSC, some eligibility parameters have been set for the candidates: 

  • The candidates must fall between the age of 21-34 years of age to be eligible for the post, except for the post of Assistant Commissioner (Commercial taxes) for which the age limit is 39 years. For candidates possessing B.L. degree , the maximum age limit is 35 years. 
  • As the educational qualification is concerned, the candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university for general candidates. With an adequate knowledge of Tamil. 

Apart from the age limit and educational qualification, the candidates should be an Indian citizen and should fulfill the necessary physical eligibility parameters for male and females separately.

TNPSC Group 1 Age Limit 

The candidates applying for the post of assistant commissioner (commercial taxes), the minimum age should be 21 years as completed on July 1, 2024. For all the SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories, the age limit is 39 years. The candidates can check all the other details from the table below to meet the eligibility for the TNPSC post:

For Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
(i) For applicants possessing any degree21 Years39 Years34 years
(ii) For applicants possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.21 Years40 years35 years

TNPSC Group 1 Educational Qualification 2024

Apart from the age limit, interested candidates must also know what the TNPSC has decided the eligibility parameter for the qualification. You can refer to the table below:

Name of the PostEducational qualification
TNPSC Group 1 Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-1), Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes), Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Assistant Director of Rural Development, District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services), District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services)Graduate degree from: A university incorporated by a State or Central Act OR An educational institute established by an Act of Parliament OR  A deemed University under Section 3, UGC Act 1956

TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment Selection Process 2024

The interested and eligible candidates will be appearing for the preliminary examination. The shortlisted candidates will then appear for the main written test and interview. The three steps are as follows:

  • The first round will consist of a preliminary examination which is like a screening test for the candidates. The candidates who will be qualifying this examination will be eligible to appear for the mains examination.
  • The second round comprises a mains examination. It will be a written examination and questions will be subjective. The qualifying candidates will receive a call for the final interview round after the examination.
  • The interview round consists of a personal questioning round to check behavior and general knowledge of candidates. It will be an oral test which will play a  vital role in selection of the candidates.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The whole selection process depends on the two examinations and an interview round. The three stages of the whole process concludes the exam pattern for the TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern:

  • Preliminary examination: The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the paper consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. The total marks are 300. 175 questions will be from General Studies, and 25 questions will be from Mental Ability and Aptitude. Candidates will get 1.5 marks for each correct answer. There is no provision of negative marking. 
  • Mains examination: The duration of the exam is 3 hours. It is a descriptive writing exam of 100 marks. The mains exam consists of 3 General Studies papers. Each paper will be of 250 marks. No negative marking will be there. 
  • Interview: All the qualified candidates will receive a call for a personal interview. It will be an oral test of 100 marks. 

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2024

The TNPSC Group 1 exam pattern comprises three stages including a preliminary exam, a mains examination and a personal interview round. According to the official notification, the preliminary exam will consist of objective questions from General science, Current affairs and geography etc. The mains examination will be a written test and questions will be descriptive.

TNPSC Group 1 Salary 2024 

The officers selected for the posts in Group 1 will get entitlement to a salary and certain perks according to the 7th Pay Commission. The basic pay will range from INR 56,100- INR 2,05,700 (Revised scale) depending on the post. The officers will get a dearness allowance, house rent allowance and other allowances as well. For more details on the salary, you can click this link to check details.