TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 Notification – TNPSC Group I 2020 [FULL SYLLABUS DETAILS]

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TNPSC Group 1 Posts Exam 2020

Online Applications are invited for Deputy Collector (DC) / Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) / Assistant Commissioner (AC Commercial Tax) / District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) Posts 2020 – Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Tamilnadu Group I Exam 2020 : TNPSC Group 1 Posts Exam 2020

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டிஎன்பிஎஸ்சி குரூப் 1 தேர்வு 2020 அறிவிப்பு

Notification No.01/2020
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Advertisement date 20.01.2020
Online Application Registration from 20.01.2020 to 19.02.2020
Last date (online) 19.02.2020
Last date for Fee (offline) 21.02.2020
Preliminary Examination details : 05.04.2020 time 10 am to 1 pm
Preliminary Exam Answer Key Date –
Preliminary Exam Result Date – May  2020
Main Examination details :

Main Written Exam date  – July 2020
Main Written Exam Result date –  November 2020
Certificate Verification / Oral Test date –  December 2020

Final Result / Appointment date – December 2020
TNPSC  Group 1 Exam 2020 : Total 69 Vacancies

  • Deputy Collector (DC) – 18
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) – 19
  • Assistant Commissioner (AC Commercial Tax) – 10
  • Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Society – 14
  • Assistant Director of Rural Development – 7
  • District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) – 1
  • District Employment Officer 
  • District Registrar

TNPSC Group I Posts Recruitment 2020 :

  • Deputy Collector (DC) in Tamil Nadu Civil Service –  18 Posts   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Tamil Nadu Police Service –  19 Posts   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Physical Fitness : Men height 165 cms ; Chest 81 +5 cms ; Women height 155 cms – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities.
    • Priority List :
    • National Award (physical efficiency) holders
  • Assistant Commissioner C.T. in Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Service –  10 Posts   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities. (one year age relaxation is applicable those, who-ever having BL Degree)
    • Priority List :
    • 1st Priority : BCom with LLB and Diploma in Taxation holders
    • 2nd Priority : BCom with LLB
    • 3rd Priority : BCom with Diploma in Taxation or LLB and Diploma in Taxation
    • 4th Priority : BCom  or  LLB
  • Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Society in Tamil Nadu Cooperative Service –  14 Posts   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities.
  • Assistant Director (Rural Development) in Tamil Nadu Panchayat Development Service –  7 Posts   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities.
    • Priority List :
    • PG Degree in Rural Service from Gandhi Gram Rural Institute.
    • PG Degree or Diploma in Extension.
    • PG Degree or Diploma in Sociology
  • District Officer (Fire and Safety) in Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service –  1 Post   – Basic Pay 56100 plus allowances in Tamil State State Revised Pay Matrix Level 22 (Basic Pay 15600 Grade Pay 5400 in Pay Band III category) – Any Degree – Physical Fitness : Men height 165 cms ; Chest 84 +5 cms ; Women height 155 cms – Age limit : minimum age limit is 21 years ; maximum age limit is 32 years for UR candidates ; 37 years for SC / SCA / ST / MBC / DNC / BC / BCM / Destitute Widow of all communities.

Educational Qualifications required for TNPSC Group-I Exam 2020 Posts :
  • Bachelor’s Degree
Experience required TNPSC Exam Group 1 Posts :
Age limit details  :

  • Minimum age limit is 21 years should have completed.
  • UR candidates : 32 years
  • BC / BCM / MBC / DNC candidates : 37 years
  • SC / SCA / ST Destitute Widow of all communities candidates :  37 years
  • Additional 10 years age relaxations are applicable for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as per Government of India rules, in addition to the above communal roster systems.
  • UR candidates, who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit
  • 48 years for Ex-Servicemen candidates.
Examination Details :
Method of selection via, Written Exam (Prelims and Main) and Viva-Voce Test.
Preliminary Exam Details :
Paper I (single paper) :

  • General Studies 175 MCQs (Degree Level) ; 
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (10th Std Level) 25 MCQs 
  • Total 200 MCQs
  • Each MCQs carry 1.5 marks ; 
  • Total 300 marks
  • Total Time duration 2 hours

Detailed Syllabus covered  in TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam :
  1. General science (Physics / Chemistry / Botany / Zoology)
    • Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.
      • 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.
        • Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
          • Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.
            • Environment and Ecology.
          1. Current Events (History / Political Science / Geography / Economics / Science)
            • History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.
            • 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.
            • Geography – Geographical landmarks.
            • Economics – Current socio – economic issues.
            • Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.
          2. Geography of India
            • Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
            • Transport – Communication.
            • Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.
            • Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.
          3. History and culture of India
            • Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.
            • Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of India.
            • Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
            • India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
          4. Indian Polity
            • Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.
            • Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
            • Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj
            • Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.
            • Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
            • Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter
          5. Indian economy
            • Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
            • 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.
            • Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty.
          6. Indian national movement.
            • 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, Subash Chandra Bose and others. 
            • Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
            • Communalism and partition.
          7. 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 – Significance as a Secular literature / Relevance to Everyday Life / Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity / Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc / Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs / Philosophical content in Thirukkural
            • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.
            • 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.
          8. Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
            • 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.
            • 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.
            • Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio – Economic development. 
            • Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu. 
            • Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth. 
            • Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields. 
            • e-governance in Tamil Nadu.
          9. Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests
            • Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM). 
            • Ratio and Proportion. 
            • Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work. 
            • Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.
            Main Exam Details : Total 3 Papers : Descriptive Type
            Paper I  : 250 marks ; time : 3 hours
            • Unit 1 – Modern History of India and Indian Culture
              • Advent of European invasion ‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress ‐ Growth of militant movements ‐ Different modes of agitations – Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji, Moulana Abulkalam Azad, Ambedkar and Patel ‐ Era of different Acts & Pacts ‐ Second World War & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition.
              • Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ National renaissance – Socio religious reform movements.
              • India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ Race, Language, Religion Custom ‐ India: a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama and music.
              • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Bharathiar, VOC, Subramania Siva, Rajaji, Periyar and others – Political parties and Welfare schemes.
              • Latest diary of events: National and International ‐ National symbols- Eminent personalities & places in news ‐ Sports & Games ‐ Books & Authors ‐ Awards & Honours ‐ Cultural panorama ‐ Latest historical events – Latest terminology ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who?
            • Unit 2 – Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu
              • Population Explosion ‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu ‐ Child Abuse & Child Labour – Poverty – Rural and Urban Sanitation – Illiteracy.
              • Women Empowerment ‐ Role of the Government in Women Empowerment – Social injustice to Women ‐ Domestic violence, Dowry menace, Sexual assault – Role of women and women’s organisations
              • Social changes in India – Urbanization and its impact on the society – Problems and remedies ‐ Impact of violence on Society – Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence ‐ Regional Disparities ‐ Problems of Minorities ‐ Human Rights issues.
              • Education – Linkage between Education and Social Development ‐ Community Development Programmes ‐ Employment Guarantee Schemes ‐ Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development ‐ Role of N.G.Os in Social Welfare – Government Policy on Health.
              • Welfare Schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Central and State governments and their performance.
            • Unit 3 – Current Affairs, General Aptitude and Mental Ability (10th Std level)
              • Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, Graphs, Diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐ Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability.
              • Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology.

            Paper II  : 250 marks ; time : 3 hours
            • Unit 1 – Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India
              • Constitution of India: Historical background – Making of the Indian Constitution – Preamble – Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties – Directive Principles of State Policy – Schedules to the Indian Constitution.
              • Union Executive: President, Vice – President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Attorney General of India.
              • Union Legislature: Parliament: Lok – Sabha and Rajya – Sabha – Composition, Powers, Functions and Legislative procedures.
              • Union Judiciary: Structure, Powers and Functions of the Supreme Court – Judicial Review – Latest Verdicts.
              • State Executive: Governor, Chief Minister – Speaker and Council of Ministers , Advocate General of the State.
              • State Legislature: State Legislative Assembly – Organization, Powers and Functions.
              • State Judiciary: Organisation, Powers and Functions of High Courts, District Courts and Subordinate Courts.
              • Local Government: Historical Development – Features and working of 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1992.
              • Union Territories: Evolution of States and Union Territories – Administration of Union Territories.
              • Federalism in India: Centre – State Relations – Centre – State Administrative Relations – Centre – State Legislative Relations and Centre – State Financial Relations.
              • Civil Services in India: Historical background – Classification of Civil Services – Recruitment & Training of Civil Servants.
              • State Services: Classification of State Services and Recruitment.
              • Official Language: Constitutional provision – Official Language Act, VIII Schedule to the Constitution.
              • Amendments: Major Amendments to the Indian Constitution.
              • Special Status to Jammu & Kashmir: Art 370.
              • Political Parties: National & Regional parties, Pressure Groups, Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Mass Media, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their role.
              • Issue Areas in Indian Administration: Corruption in India – Anti – Corruption Measures – CVC – Lok Adalats – Ombudsman – RTI Act – Minister – Secretary Relationship – Generalist Vs. Specialist controversy. Constitutional and Non-Constitutional Bodies – Composition, Powers and Functions. Profile of States – Defence, National Security and Terrorism – World Organisations – Pacts and Summits.
              • India’s Foreign Policy: Foreign Affairs with Special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region – Security and defence related issues – Nuclear Policy – Issues and conflicts. The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and to the World.
            • Unit 2 [Current Affairs] – Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India
              • Science and Technology – Role, Achievements and Developments – Their applications and effects in everyday life ‐ Energy ‐ Conventional and Non-conventional – Self sufficiency ‐ Oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organizations and other science and technology institutions – Ocean Research and Development – Role and Functions.
              • Advancements in the fields of I.T., Space, Computers, Robotics, Nano-Technology ‐ Mobile Communication – Remote sensing and its benefits.
              • Health and hygiene ‐ Human diseases – Prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases – Genetic Engineering – Organ transplantation – Stem cell Technology – Medical Tourism – Advancements in Horticulture & Agriculture.
              • Achievements of Indians in the fields of Science and Technology.
              • Latest inventions in science & technology.
            • Unit 3 [you can answer in Tamil or English] – Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage
              • Tamil Society : Origin and expansion.
              • Art and Culture : Literature, Music, Film, Drama, Architecture, Sculpture, Paintings and Folk Arts.
              • Socio – economic history of Tamil Nadu from Sangam age to till date.
              • Growth of Rationalist, Dravidian movements in Tamil Nadu – Their role in the socio – economic development of Tamil Nadu.
              • Social and cultural life of contemporary Tamils : Caste, Religion, Women, Politics, Education, Economy, Trade and relationship with other countries.
              • Tamil and other Disciplines: Mass Media, Computer etc.

            Paper III  [General Studies] : 250 marks ; time : 3 hours
            • Unit 1 – Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu
              • Location – Physical features – Major Rivers – Weather & Climate – Monsoon, Rainfall ‐ Natural resources:- Soil, Water, Forest, Minerals and Wild life – Agricultural pattern – Livestock – Fisheries – Industries; Major industries – Growth and Development – Social- Cultural geography – Population : Growth, Density and Distribution – Racial, linguistic and major tribes.
              • Oceanography – Bottom relief features of Indian Ocean, Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal.
              • Basics of Geospatial Technology: Geographical Information System (GIS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Map: Geographical landmarks – India and its neighbours.
            • Unit 2  [Current Affairs] – Environment, Bio Diversity and Disaster Management
              • Ecology: Structure and function of Ecosystem – Ecological succession – Biodiversity conservation: Types – Biodiversity Hot Spots in India – Biodiversity : Significance and Threats – In situ and Ex situ conservation measures – Roles of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) & Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
              • Environmental Pollution and Management: Air, Water, Soil, Thermal and Noise pollution and control strategies – Solid and Hazardous waste management – Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Steps in EIA process – Environmental Clearance – Environmental Auditing.
              • Climate Change: Global Environmental Issues and Management – Changes in monsoon pattern in Tamil Nadu and India – Environmental consequences of climate change and mitigation measures – Clean and Green Energy – Environmental Sustainability.
              • Environmental Laws, Policies & Treaties in India and Global scenario – Natural calamities and Disaster Management – Environmental Health and Sanitation.
            • Unit 3  [Current Affairs] – Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of global economy on India
              • Features of Indian Economy – Demographical profile of India – National Income – Capital formation – NEP (New Economic Policy) – NITI AYOG – National Development Council.
              • Agriculture – Role of Agriculture – Land reforms – New Agricultural Strategy – Green Revolution – Price Policy, Public Distribution System (PDS), Subsidy, Food Security– Agricultural Marketing, Crop Insurance, Labour – Rural credit & indebtness – WTO & Agriculture.
              • Industry – Growth ‐ Policy – Role of public sector and disinvestment – Privatisation and Liberalization – Public Private Partnership (PPP) – SEZs. – MSMEs. – Make in India.
              • Infrastructure in India – Transport System – Energy – Power – Communication – Social Infrastructure – Science & Technology – R&D.
              • Banking & Finance – Banking, Money & Finance – Central Bank – Commercial Bank – NBFIs. – Stock Market – Financial Reforms – Financial Stability – Monetary Policy – RBI & Autonomy.
              • Public Finance – Sources of Revenue – Tax & Non-Tax Revenue – Canons of taxation – GST – Public expenditure – Public debt – Finance Commission – Fiscal Policy.
              • Issues in Indian Economy – Poverty & inequality – Poverty alleviation programmes – MGNREGA – New Welfare programmes for rural poverty – Unemployment – Inflation – Inflation targeting – Sustainable economic growth – Gender issues.
              • India’s Foreign Trade – BOP, EX-IM Policy, FOREX Market, FDI; Globalization & its impact – Global economic crisis & impact on Indian economy.
              • International Agencies – IMF (International Monetary Fund) World Bank – BRICS – SAARC – ASEAN.
              • Tamil Nadu Economy & Issues – Gross State Domestic Product – Trends in State’s economic growth – Demographic profile of Tamil Nadu – Agriculture – Industry & entrepreneurship development in Tamil Nadu – Infrastructure – Power, Transportation systems – Social Infrastructure – SHGs. & Rural Women empowerment – Rural poverty & unemployment – Environmental issues – Regional economic disparities – Local Government – Recent government welfare programmes.
              • Current Affairs.
            Interview / Oral Test  100 marks.
            There is no negative marking system.
            Examination Centres : Chennai only

            General Instructions :
            Cut off date for educational qualification 20.01.2020
            Cut off date for age 01.07.2020
            Last date for online application 19.02.2020
            Examination will be conducted in — Tamil Nadu
            One Time Registration Fee Rs.150 (valid for 5 years)
            Preliminary Examination Fee Rs.100
            Main Exam Fee Rs.200
            Toll Free Telephone Number 1800 425 1002
            TNPSC Official Telephone Number (044) 2533 2833 / 2533 2855.
            Help Line Email ID contacttnpsc@gmail.com for general help.
            Help Line Email ID technicalhelp@tnpscexams.in for online application related help.
            Interested and eligible candidates are requested to apply through online mode of registration on or before the last date.
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