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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission commonly known as TNPSC is a department of the Government of Tamil Nadu that is responsible for governing the recruitment of personnel into the state's public services.

It is the successor of the Madras Service Commission, which came into being under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929, and was the first Provincial Public Service Commission in India.

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  • May 8, 2021: TNPSC Recruitment Exam has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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What is the TNPSC 2021 Exam?

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is appointed to conduct the state's public service exam for the recruitment of candidates to entry-level appointments of the various posts in the Tamil Nadu State Public Service. TNPSC headquarters is located at TNPSC Road, V.O.C. Nagar, Park Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC 2021 exam is a State-level examination. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission conducts the TNPSC recruitment exam for the enrollment into the posts of Civil Judge Assistant in Various Departments in the TN Ministerial Service.

Exam Name Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Exam
Exam Level State-level
Exam Mode Prelims: Online
Mains: Offline
Frequency Once a year
Conducting Authority Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Application Process Online
Website www.tnpsc.gov.in
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TNPSC 2021 Notification

TNPSC has released the notification for year 2021 on February 5, 2021. The commission has announced 307 posts for Assistant Horticulture Officer and 122 posts for Assistant Agriculture Officer. The candidates can fill the application forms from Jan 20, 2021 and Feb 19, 2021.

TNPSC 2021 Recruitments (Ongoing)

Post Name Notification Date Application Dates Last date for Payment Date of Examination
Start End
Assistant Horticulture Officer February 5, 2021 Jan 20, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 March 6, 2021 To be announced
Assistant Agriculture Officer February 5, 2021 Jan 20, 2021 Feb 19, 2021 March 6, 2021 To be announced

TNPSC 2021 Exam Date

The conducting body will release the official notification containing all the important dates related to the exam on its official website. Candidates need to go through it and make sure that they complete all the relevant process before the specified last date.

TNPSC 2021 Exam Dates for the post of TNPSC Assistant Horticulture Officer and Assistant Agriculture Officer will be released soon. The commission has announced 429 vacancies on February 5, 2021.

TNPSC 2021 Group 1 Exam Dates

The exam dates for the TNPSC 2021 Group 1 are given below.

Events Dates
Official Notification Release February 5, 2021
Start of the Online Application Jan 20, 2021
End of the Online Application Feb 19, 2021
Admit Card for Prelims To be announced
Prelims Exam To be announced
Prelims Result To be announced
Mains Exam To be announced
Mains Result To be announced
Interview To be announced

TNPSC 2021 Group 2 Exam Dates

The tentative exam dates for the TNPSC 2021 Group 2 are given below.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Start of the Online Application May 14, 2021
End of the Online Application June 14, 2021
Admit Card for Prelims July, 2021
Prelims Exam August, 2021
Prelims Result August, 2021
Mains Exam To be announced
Mains Result To be announced

TNPSC 2021 Group 3 Exam Dates

The exam dates for the TNPSC 2021 Group 3 will be updated in the table below once the notification is out.

Events Dates
Admit Card Release Date To be announced
Mains Exam To be announced
Mains Result To be announced

TNPSC 2021 Group 4 Exam Dates

The TNPSC 2021 Group 4 exam dates have not been announced yet. The dates will be updated in this section after the official notification is released.

Events Dates
Application Start Date To be announced
Application Last Date To be announced
Exam Date To be announced
Result To be announced

TNPSC 2021 Vacancy

The conducting body will release an official notification which will have the number of vacancies available. The examination will be conducted based on the number of vacancies. Candidates can go through the list of vacancies and apply for the post that they are interested in and eligible for. TNPSC exam is conducted for recruitment of candidates for the posts of Agricultural Officer, Civil Judge, Archaeological Officer, and Assistant in Various Departments in the TN Ministerial Service.

The TNPSC 2021 vacancies for the Archaeological Officer post are 18.

The TNPSC 2021 vacancies for the Combined Civil Services-I (Group-I) posts are 69.

Note: The number of vacancies notified is approximate and liable for modification before the publication of the results of the preliminary examination

TNPSC 2021 Eligibility

Candidates must be aware of the Tamil language and must have a graduate degree in the respective trade. The age limit varies for each post. The TNPSC 2021 Eligibility Criteria is different for different posts. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria in detail to make sure that they satisfy all the relevant factors before applying for the examination. The official notification will have all the relevant details related to the exam including the number of vacancies, eligibility, and all the important dates.

Exam Name Educational Qualification Upper Age Limit
TNPSC Group 1 Exam Graduation 32 years
TNPSC Group 2 exam Graduation 30 years
TNPSC Group 3 exam Graduation 42 years
TNPSC Group 4 S.S.L.C 30 years
TNPSC VAO exam S.S.L.C 30 years
TNPSC Combined Engineering Services exam B.E. or B.Tech Degree 30 years
TNPSC Assistant Engineer exam B.E. or B.Tech Degree 30 years
TNPSC District Educational Officer exam Master’s Degree, B.T, or B.Ed. Degree 48 years

TNPSC 2021 Syllabus

TNPSC 2021 Syllabus for various posts are given below: Candidates can go through the detailed syllabus and prepare each topic with utmost care in order to score well.

TNPSC 2021 Syllabus for Archaeological Officer Post

Given below is the paper-wise syllabus for the Archaeological Officer Posts in TNPSC.

Paper 1

  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Indian History
  • History
  • Tamil Language, and Literature

Paper 2

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude, and Mental Ability Test

TNPSC 2021 Syllabus for Agricultural Officer Post

Below is the paper-wise syllabus for the Agricultural Officer Posts in TNPSC.

Paper 1

  • Agriculture
  • Government Agricultural Policies
  • Crop Management & Allied Agricultural Activities
  • Fundamentals of Crop Production

Paper 2

  • General Science
  • Mental Ability and Aptitude
  • Current Events

TNPSC 2021 Syllabus for Civil Judge Post

Following is the syllabus for Civil Judge Posts for the TNPSC.

Prelims

  • Commercial Acts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitution
  • TN Regulation
  • Criminal Law
  • General Knowledge

Mains

  • Tamil Translation
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Framing of Issues and Charges

As there are different TNPSC exam for different groups, the syllabus also varies for every TNPSC Group. The syllabus for each group of the TNPSC exam is given below.

TNPSC Group I Syllabus for Prelims

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability

TNPSC Group I Syllabus for Mains

  • Modern Indian History and Indian Culture
  • Social Issues – India and Tamil Nadu
  • General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard)
  • Indian Polity and Emerging Political Trends
  • Role and Impact of Science and Technology in India
  • Tamil Society – Culture and Heritage
  • Indian Geography – Tamil Nadu
  • Biodiversity, Disaster Management
  • Indian Economy – Current trends

TNPSC Group-II Syllabus for Prelims

  • General Awareness
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability

TNPSC Group-II Syllabus for Mains

  • Translation of Tamil to English and vice versa
  • History and Culture of Tamil Nadu

TNPSC Group-III Syllabus

  • General Studies (Degree Standard)
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
  • General Tamil/ General English

TNPSC Group-IV Syllabus

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
  • General Tamil/ General English

The TNPSC Syllabus for other posts and designations in Engineering Services is stated below.

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Syllabus

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical/ Production/ Manufacturing Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Assistant System Engineer Syllabus

  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics and Communication
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Information Technology

TNPSC AE Syllabus

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical/Production/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Textile Technology
  • Architecture Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC DEO Syllabus

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability
  • Education

TNPSC 2021 Exam Pattern

The TNPSC 2021 Exam Pattern for various posts are as follows:

TNPSC 2021 Exam Pattern for Archaeological Officer/Agricultural Officer post

Divided into 2 sections - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 consists of 200 questions which for a total of 300 marks. Paper 2 consists of 100 questions for a total of 200 marks. The questions will be multiple choice based objective type. Exams will be conducted offline i.e OMR based test. The minimum qualifying marks specified by the conducting body is 90. Paper-1 will have three sections namely Aptitude test which will have 25 questions, the next section is General Studies which will have 75 questions, the last section is General English/ General Tamil which will have 100 questions.

TNPSC 2021 Exam Pattern for Civil Judge post

Divided into 2 parts: Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam

Preliminary Exam is again divided into 3 Sections - Part A, Part B, and Part C which are conducted for a combined total of 100 marks. The candidates will be provided with OMR sheets to record their answers. Mains Exam is divided into 5 different sections - Translation Paper, Law Paper I, Law Paper-II, Law Paper III all for a combined total of 400 marks (100 marks each), and a Viva Voce test which is of 60 marks.

TNPSC 2021 Registration

The conducting authority will release an official notification that will contain detailed information about the number of vacancies, the eligibility criteria, syllabus, and all the important dates related to the exam. Candidates need to go through it to make sure that they satisfy all the necessary criteria before applying for the exam. All the important dates have to be noted so that the relevant tasks are performed way before the specified last date in order to avoid any last-minute hurry. The registration process consists of four steps namely the registration, application form, uploading documents, and finally the application fee payment.

TNPSC 2021 Application Form will be available online only on the official website. The application fee can be paid through both online and offline mode. The TNPSC application fee for the Agricultural Officer post is INR 200, INR 100 for the Civil Judge post, and for the Archaeological Officer post (INR 100 towards examination fee and INR 150 towards One Time registration fee).

How to Apply for TNPSC 2021 Exam Online?

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for the TNPSC 2021 exam online:

  • Step 1: Visit the commission’s website at www.tnpsc.gov.in
  • Step 2: Candidates have to register in the Commission’s database, obtain the registration ID
  • Step 3: Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link
  • Step 4: Search and click on the relevant link for the TNPSC Application of your target exam
  • Step 5: Thoroughly cross-check the information for any errors
  • Step 6: Submit scanned documents such as signature, photograph, mark sheet, etc.
  • Step 7: Click on submit.
  • Step 8: Pay the application fee via the online payment gateway.
  • Step 9: Download and print out the application form for future reference.

TNPSC 2021 Hall Ticket

TNPSC 2021 Admit card is available on the official website once it is released by the conducting authority. To download TNPSC admit card candidates have to give certain details that were provided during the time of registration such as the application number, date of birth as a password, and security pin. Candidates must carry the admit card to the examination hall on the day of the examination. Those candidates who do not have a valid admit card will not be allowed to attend the examination.

How To Download TNPSC 2021 Hall Ticket?

Candidates can follow the below guidelines on how to download the TNPSC 2021 hall ticket:

  • Visit the official TNPSC website
  • Click on the ‘Download hall ticket’ link
  • You will be redirected to a notification board with different hall ticket links
  • Search for the relevant hall ticket link and click on it
  • Enter your login credentials
  • Download and print out the hall ticket for future reference.

Details Provided on the TNPSC 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can check with the below information regarding the contents of the TNPSC 2021 Admit Card:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Gender
  • Exam Centre Name
  • Exam Centre Code
  • Category (ST/SC/OBC & other)
  • Applicant Roll Number
  • Examination Name
  • Exam Time and Date
  • Candidate’s Date of Birth
  • Exam Instructions
  • Signature of the candidate and exam counsellor

TNPSC 2021 Result

TNPSC 2021 results will be updated on the official website once it is declared by the conducting authority. The result for the post of Archaeological Officer was announced in March 2021. TNPSC has uploaded the Results Schedule for different posts released by them. The notification has been given below.

*TNPSC Result Schedule Released*

**Click Here to Check Results**

TNPSC 2021 Cutoff

The cutoff for TNPSC will be announced with the results. Candidates appearing for the exam will have to qualify the minimum TNPSC 2021 cutoff to be eligible for the recruitment. Candidates who will qualify the cutoff will be called for the further recruitment process. The cutoff marks will depend on a lot of factors like the number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, etc.

Contact Details

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
TNPSC Road, V.O.C. Nagar, Park Town,
Chennai - 600003, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: +91-44-25300300

Email: [email protected]

Official website: www.tnpsc.gov.in

FAQs

Is TNPSC an independent body?

Yes. TNPSC is an Independent Constitutional body. Governor of the State appoints the Chairman and Members of the Service Commission.TNPSC is appointed to conduct the state\'s public service exam for the recruitment of candidates to entry-level appointments of the various posts in the Tamil Nadu State Public Service.

After the conduction of the Examination, how is the merit list prepared?

Consolidated Mark List (CML) is prepared by adding the marks obtained by the candidate in the written examination and the oral test. The consolidated mark list will be published on the official website and in TNPSC notice Board.

Is there any invalidation made by the Commission at the evaluation stage?

The violation of Instructions to the Candidates / Hall Ticket Instructions / Question Paper Instruction / Answer Paper Instructions will result in invalidation of answer papers. Candidates must be very cautious during the examination procedure and should make sure that they follow each and every instruction specified by the conducting body.

How can we know our performance after the conduction of the Examination

Question papers are allowed to be taken by candidates after the examination is over. Tentative keys are published by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission within a week’s time after the successful conduction of exam, enabling the candidates to tentatively arrive at the marks.

How can we know the status of our application?

Yes, Candidates may obtain information/clarification relating to examination and candidature etc., on working days between 10.00 AM to 05.45 PM in person or over telephone No’s 044-25300 300 from facilitation counter in TNPSC premises and over Toll-free No.1800-425-1002.

What is the number of vacancies in TNPSC 2021?

As of now, there are 429 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Horticulture Officer and Assistant Agriculture Officer. The notification regarding the same was released on February 5, 2021. 

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