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TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2016 Age Limit, Exam Selection Procedure

TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts written examination for different   Groups 1, 2, 4 to filling upvarious vacant posts. Now those candidates who are going to apply for the TNPSC Group 1 post, they need to know the TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria along with the Exam Selection Procedure.

To know these details applicants must read below on this page of recruitmentresult.com where the entire details related to the TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2016 such as Age Limit, qualification, Exam Selection Procedure is clearly mention:

TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:

The age limit of the applying aspirants should be as per the requirement of the post which will be mentioned in the official notification.

S. No.Name of the PostMinimum Age limitUpper Age limit
1.For all the posts except the post of Assistant Commissioner (C.T).21 Years30 Years
2.Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For candidates possessing any degree21 Years30 Years
(ii) For candidates possessing B.L. degree of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.21 Years31 Years


  • Relaxation in upper age limit will be given to reserved candidates as per the Government rules and regulations.

Educational Qualification:

  • Applicants must be Graduate or equivalent as per the requirement of the post from the recognized University/Institution.
  • The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services.

Physical Qualification:

Applicants who are going to apply for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) must possess the following Physical qualifications:

  • 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.

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Knowledge of Tamil:

Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Exam Selection Procedure:

The selection will be made in three successive stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Written Examination
  • Interview

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Preliminary Examination:

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. Qualified Aspirants for the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

SubjectMarksTime DurationMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Single Paper Objective Type3003 Hours90 for reserved category120 for others

Main Written Examination:

Candidates who qualified in preliminary examination can attend for main examination which consists of three papers:

Subject (General Studies- Descriptive type)MarksTime DurationMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection
Paper-I3003 Hours306 for reserved category408 for others
Paper-II3003 Hours
Paper-III3003 Hours


Those Aspirants qualify in Main written examination they will called for interview. Interview will be conducted for 120 Marks.

Something That You Should Put An Eye On

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TNPSC Coaching CentersTNPSC Group 1 Syllabus
TNPSC Previous Year Question PaperJobs in Tamil Nadu

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4 Responses to "TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility Criteria 2016 Age Limit, Exam Selection Procedure"

  1. abi

    Am dng bsms sidha doctor in chenai and am dng final yr now . my doubt is may I atend the preliminary exam now .. Or wats ma age limit ..

  2. Priya

    My Dob is 5th oct 1995 am I eligible to attend the preliminary exam this year

  3. subash

    Hai sir I am subash my dob 07-1995 I am eligible to attend the class.

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