TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Date 2022: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has announced 92 Group 1 vacancies for Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other posts. The detailed TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 has been uploaded on the official website. The online mains examination date for TNPSC Group 1 2022 exam will be announced shortly.  For complete details about TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2022 go through the details mentioned in the article.  

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 PDF

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the detailed TNPSC Group 1 notification pdf for TNPSC Combined Civil Service Examination Group 1 against Advt No. 16/2022 to recruit 92 posts. TNPSC has released the TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 on the official website Interested candidates can directly download the TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 PDF from the link below. 

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 PDF- Click to Download

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022- Overview

Candidates can check the important details for TNPSC Group 1 Recruitment 2022. The table for this year has been updated as per the details released in the TNPSC Group 1 notification 2022. Check TNPSC Group 1 important details below:

TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022- Overview
Name of the CommissionTamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Name of the ExaminationGroup 1 (குரூப் 1)– Combined Civil Services Examination–I (Group-1 Services)
Advt No.16/2022
Number of Vacancies92
CategoryGovt Jobs
Name of the PostDeputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other
Application ModeOnline Only
SalaryRs. 56100- 205700
Selection ProcessPrelims-Mains-Interview
Job LocationTamil Nadu

TNSPC Group 1 2022- Important Dates

The online registration for TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 for Combined Civil Services Examination-I was commenced from 21st July to 22nd August 2022 as mentioned in the TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022. Check all important dates for TNPSC Group 1 exam and mark them in your calendar to not miss any updates. 

TNSPC Group 1 Recruitment 2022- Important Dates
TNPSC Group 1 EventsDates
TNPSC Group 1 Notification 2022 21st July 2022
TNPSC Group 1 Online Registration Starts21st July 2022
Last Date to Apply22nd August 2022 (11:59 pm)
Last Date to Pay the Application Fee22nd August 2022
Correction Window27th August to 29th August 2022
TNPSC Group 1 Hall Ticket 202211th November 2022
TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Date 202219th November 2022 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
TNPSC Group 1 Answer Key 2022November 2022 [4th week]
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Date 2022To be notified

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022 has been announced by TNPSC along with its notification. For the FY 2022-23, TNPSC has released 92 vacancies for Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other posts. The post-wise TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022 has been tabulated below. 

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022 (குரூப் 1)
Post CodeGroup 1 PostsVacancy
1001Deputy Collector18
1002Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I)26
1003Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)25
1004Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies13
1006Assistant Director of Rural Development07
1007District Employment Officer in Tamil Nadu General Service03

TNPSC Group 1 2022 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. 

One-time Registration FeeRs. 150/- (valid for 5 years)
Examination FeeRs.100/-
Main Written Examination FeeRs. 200/-
SC/ SC (Arunthathiyars)/ ST/ PwBD/ Destitute WidowNo fee
MBC/ Denotified Communities/ BC (Other than Muslim)/ BC (Muslim)3 free chances
Ex-Servicemen2 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 2022 

TNPSC has started accepting online applications from eligible and interested candidates from 21st July 2022 onwards along with the release of the detailed TNPSC Group 1 Notification. The link for the online application will be active till 22nd August 2022, however, candidates are advised to submit their TNPSC Group 1 Online Application much before the last date arrives. The direct link to apply online has been mentioned below for your ease. 

TNPSC Group 1 Apply Online 2022 Link [Click Here]

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. The last date to apply online for the TNPSC Group 1 exam is 22nd August 2022.

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 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must fulfill the below discussed TNPSC Group 1 2022 Eligibility Criteria as per the respective posts. Check the education qualification & age limit 

TNPSC Group 1 Education Qualification (as on 21/7/2022)

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 PostsPreferential Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of PolicePreference 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 OfficerGraduates 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 DepartmentPost 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 (as on 01/07/2022)

Post NameMinimum AgeMaximum 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 years39 years34 years
Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
For applicants possessing any degree21 years39 years34 years
For applicants possessing B.L. a degree from a recognized university21 years40 years35 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 PostsPhysical 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 2022

The selection TNPSC Group 1 exam 2022 will be done on the basis of the following sequence: 

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

TNPSC Group 1 2022 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.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal marks Duration of exam 
General Studies (Degree Standard)1753003 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.

SubjectTotal MarksDuration of exam
Paper-I Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard) (Descriptive Type)1003 hours
General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive type)
Paper II2503 hours
Paper III2503 hours
Paper IV2503 hours
Interview & Records100 

TNPSC Group 1 2022 Syllabus

The candidates must begin their preparation with the subject-wise TNPSC Group 1 syllabus 2022. There are 1 sections in TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus from which the questions will be asked: General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test.

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. Sources 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 2022 for Prelims + Mains

TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2022: FAQs

Ans. TNPSC Group 1 prelims exam 2022 will be conducted on 19th November 2022.

Ans. A total of 92 TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy 2022 for Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner & other posts has been released.

Ans. The selection process for TNPSC Group 1 includes three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview.

Ans. As mentioned in the notification, the salary for employees shortlisted for TNPSC Group 1 services ranges between Rs. 56100- 205700

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