TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2023

TNPSC Group 1 is a recruitment exam conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). The TNPSC conducts various recruitment exams for Group 1, 2, 3, and 4 vacancies in the Tamil Nadu state administration.

In this article, you will find complete details of TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 which is the most recent examination being conducted by the Commission.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2022 – Latest Updates

  1. Recently, the Annual Planner 2022 was released by TNPSC and as per that, Group – I Services notification can be expected in June 2022. The candidates can check the linked article for more detailed information and download the annual planner 2022 PDF.
  2. TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2021 notification will release in January 2022.
  3. TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2020 is taking place. The following updates are in relation with Group 1 Exam 2020 of the TNPSC:
    • TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2020 Postponed – TNPSC Mains 2020 was to take place on 28th May, 29th May and 30th May 2021. It has been postponed indefinitely. The revised dates are not announced yet.
    • TNPSC Group 1 Prelims 2020 Result Out – On 9th February, the TNPSC Group 1 Prelims result was released. The examination took place in 32 districts at 856 examination centres. Check the list of candidates who have been admitted to the TNPSC Mains stage in the linked article.
    • Detailed TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy – The post-wise breakup of vacancies for TNPSC Group 1 (Combined Civil Services) Examination 2020 has been released by the commission. Check the detailed distribution of vacancies on the TNPSC Group 1 Notification page now.
  4. Download TNPSC Press release relating to downloading of Answer script for the post of Group-1 Examination:

[Latest] TNPSC Group 1 Notice for Answer-Script:-Download PDF Here

Aspirants should also know that TNPSC has made it mandatory for the candidates to furnish their Aadhaar number at the time of applying for the Commission’s exams. Fingerprints of the candidates will be verified with the biometric data available with Aadhaar and only then will they be allowed to sit for exams in the future. Also, candidates have to submit their school and graduation certificates to prove that they have learnt the Tamil Language.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam – Important Details

The important details about Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) are given in the table below:

What is the name of the exam? TNPSC Combined Civil Services Examination- I (Group – I Services) 
Who is the conducting body? Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
What is the pattern of the exam? TNPSC Group 1 exam takes place in three stages:

  1. Prelims – one objective paper – 300 marks
  2. Mains – three descriptive papers – 750 marks total
  3. Interview – 100 marks
TNPSC Group 1 Latest Updates
  • TNPSC Group 1 Mains Examination 2020 to take place from 28th May 2021 onwards. [Postponed]
  • TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Examination 2020 to be conducted on 3rd January 2021 [Postponed]
  • TNPSC Group 1 2019 Result Out
  • TNPSC Calendar 2020/ Annual Planner released
  • TNPSC Group 1 Notification has been released on 20th January 2020

For other updates, refer to the official websites:

TNPSC  Vacancy 2020 – 66 [Latest]

2019 – 139

TNPSC Group I Notification 2020-21

The recruitment details of TNPSC Group I Exam 2020-21 are detailed below.

TNPSC Group I Services Recruitment 2020-21
Date of Notification 20.01.2020
Last date for the Online Application 19.02.2020
TNPSC Group I Prelims Exam Date 03.01.2021 FN
TNPSC Group I Main Written Exam Dates 28.05.2021, 29.05.2021, 30.5.2021 [Postponed]

Fresh Dates – To be notified

TNPSC Group I Interview Dates To be notified

A list of TNPSC Exams in 2020-2021 is given below, followed by that of 2019:

  1. Combined Civil Services Examination – I (Group 1 Services)
  2. Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination
  3. Combined Library and Information Services Examination
  4. Combined Geology Service Examination
  5. Combined Statistics Service Examination
  6. Combined Civil Services Examination – II (Group-II And Group-II A Services)
  7. Combined Civil Services Examination-III (Group-III Services)
  8. Combined Civil Services Examination-IV (Group-IV Services & VAO)

A list of TNPSC Exams in 2019 is given below:

  1. Combined Civil Services Examination – I (Group 1 Services)
  2. Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination
  3. Combined Engineering Services Examination
  4. Combined Civil Services Examination – II (Group 2 and 2 A Services)
  5. Combined Civil Services Examination – IV (Group 4 Services and VAO)

For the complete TNPSC Exam Calendar, candidates should check the official website ( of the commission.


TNPSC Exams - TNPSC Group 1

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission comprises a Chairman and 14 other members. The current TNPSC chairman is Thiru Ka. Balachandran, a retired IAS officer.

The TNPSC application procedure has been made online. To apply online, candidates have to open the official website of the commission.

The steps to apply online are given in TNPSC Group 1 Notification page of BYJU’S.

In case of issues or queries, the TNPSC contact details are given below:

  • TNPSC Official Website:  and
  • Email id: and
  • Phone Number (General Queries): 044- 25332855 and 18004251002
  • Phone Number (Tech Queries): 044-25300309 and +918754000961

TNPSC Group 1 Admit Card 2021

The admit card for TNPSC Mains 2021 will be released once the dates of the examination are out.

On 22nd December 2020, the commission has released the TNPSC Group 1 Admit Card for Prelims 2020 examination. The TNPSC Hall Ticket 2020 can be downloaded from the below-mentioned official websites:


A few important details about the TNPSC Memorandum of Admission (Hall Ticket) are mentioned below:

  1. Candidates can download the TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Admit Card 2020 only after linking their respective Aadhar Number with their One Time Registration (OTR).
  2. After linking of Addhar Number, candidates have to log in using their application number and date of birth.

Also, as many aspirants prepare for state service exams and UPSC simultaneously, we have provided the relevant information for comparison.

TNPSC Group 1 IAS Exam
TNPSC Group 1 Eligibility UPSC Eligibility Criteria
TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus IAS Syllabus
TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern UPSC Exam Pattern

Candidates who are preparing for the TNPSC Group 1 and UPSC can check the below links for free study material and more information:

  1. UPSC 2021
  2. TNPSC Study Material

TNPSC Exam Centres

Candidates can select any one of the following exam centres for Group 1 Prelims:

Ariyalur Dindigul Krishnagiri
Chennai Erode Madurai
Chidambaram Kancheepuram Nagapattinam
Coimbatore Karaikudi Nagercoil
Dharmapuri Karur Namakkal
Perambalur Pudukkottai Ramanathapuram
The Nilgiris Thanjavur Salem
Theni Thiruvannamalai Thoothukudi
Thiruvallur Thiruvarur Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli Tiruppur Vellore
Villupuram Virudhunagar

The TNPSC Mains exam is only conducted at Chennai.


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  1. MSc Biotechnology are accepted are not
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  2. Can you please tell me when is the next exam

    • TNPSC Group 1 2020 Important Dates:

      TNPSC Group 1 2020 Notification Date – 20.01.2020
      Last Date for Submission of Online Application – 19.02.2020
      Last Date for Payment of Preliminary Examination Fee through Bank – 21.02.2020
      Date of TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination – 05.04.2020 (10 AM-1 PM)
      Date of TNPSC Group 1 Main Written Examination – Will be announced later at the time of declaring results of Preliminary Examination.


  4. When they will conduct next exam. for those who want to apply new?