PROCEDURE OF SELECTION:-
The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination and (ii) Main Written Examination followed by (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview. The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 20 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments.However, in each reservation group all the candidates, who secure the same marks as that of the cut off marks of the reservation groups will also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:20 ratio. (For further details please refer paragraph 22(b) of the ‘Instructions, etc. to candidates’).
(a) Scheme of Preliminary Examination :
The Preliminary Examination will be in Single Paper of objective type in the Subject “General Knowledge” (Degree Standard)of 3 Hours duration having 200 questions, with a maximum of 300 marks.
The question paper will be set both in Tamil and English. The syllabi for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Written Examination have been published at page 490 in the TNPSC Bulletin, dated 01.08.2004. The syllabi are also available at the Commission’s Website: www.tnpsc.gov.in
B.SCHEME OF THE MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST
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