Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Each and every year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission conducts examinations for recruiting persons for various services of the State Government of Tamil Nadu, including State, Subordinate and Ministerial Services. TNPSC conducts over 170 examinations for the recruitment in these services. Notifications for these examinations are released from time to time. The applicants have to follow all sorts of rules and regulations for these examinations. The candidates have to fill an application form and submit it within the given date in order to enroll their names for these exams.
TNPSC conducts Combined Subordinate Services Examination –I(CSSE-I) for direct recruitment in a number of services under Tamil Nadu Government. The services are divided in two parts: One for which both Written and Oral Exams are conducted and one for which only written exams are conducted. Both the examination leads candidates to a government service. Number of vacancies in these services is available with the notification.

Popularity of the exams:

A large number of students from across the state of Tamil Nadu appear for TNPSC every year and the competition is quite tough. As the seats are fixed for various services, applicants have to work hard to get the job.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidate should be between 18 and 30 years of age as on July 1st 2009. Though there are certain services for which the lower and upper age limit may be different. There is no upper age limit for reserved categories. Educational Qualifications vary according to the service the candidate applies for and will be available with the admission notification. The candidate should also possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Availability of Application Forms:

OMR Application forms will be available at all Head Post Offices and Selected Sub-Post Offices in Tamil Nadu/Puducherry and also from TNPSC Office Sales Counter.

Candidates can also apply online through the website

Important Dates (Tentative):

Date of Written Examination: first week of May, 2011

Availability of Application Forms: second week of November, 2010

Last date for receipt of applications/Online Application: first week of February, 2011

Selection Procedure:

There will be a written examination of 300 marks of 3 hours duration which will be divided in two parts: General Knowledge (Degree Std.) & General Tamil / General English. In second part candidates have the option to either attempt General Tamil or General English questions. Both the parts will be of 150 marks each containing 100 questions each. Syllabus will be available through the following link: TNPSC Syllabus. For the services for which oral examination is also conducted the oral test will be of 40 marks.



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Contact details:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Omanthoorar Government Estate,
Anna Salai,
Chennai – 600 002