TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern

As mentioned above, the TNPSC Group 1 Exam has two written papers, Preliminary, and Mains. Prelims consist of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ’s) whereas Mains examination has descriptive questions. The exam pattern for TNPSC Group 1 is explained below:

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Exam Pattern

You have to opt the best TNPSC coaching center in Chennai to get a rigorous coaching because all the questions asked in Group 1 Prelims are objective type. There are no negative marks for each and every question if you have given wrong answers. The complete paper is of total 300 marks. Each question weighs 1.5 marks.


Duration of exam 

Total marks 

Number of Questions

General Studies

3 hours



Aptitude and Mental Ability




TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam Pattern

You will get 3 hours’ time to solve each paper. Each paper has descriptive questions. The number of questions asked may vary in each chapter to test the candidate’s knowledge across several domains.

As it of descriptive type, the right answers are subjectively marked by the examiners. Candidates are advised to do a rigorous preparation for these papers by taking the help of the best TNPSC coaching center in Chennai as they are based on conceptual questions.

SubjectTotal MarksDuration of Exam
Paper I (Tamil Eligibility Test)1003 hours
Paper II2503 hours
Paper III2503 hours
Paper IV2503 hours

TNPSC Group 1 Interview

An Oral Test/Interview that carries 100 marks is conducted by a TNPSC board for assessing the candidate’s suitability to a career in administration. You can get an expert guidance for this by choosing the best TNPSC coaching center in Chennai so that you can gain confidence and crack the interview at ease.

Group 1 List of Services

  • Deputy Collector
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-1)
  • Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes)
  • Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies 
  • Assistant Director of Rural Development
  • District Employment Officer