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Combined Civil Services Examination I is the highest cadre examination conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for selecting candidates to serve under the State Government of Tamil Nadu. Group 1 exam is conducted every year according to the TNPSC annual planner.

Posting Under Group 1 Cadre:

- Deputy Collector (DC)
- Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
- Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax (ACCT)
- Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies
- Assistant Director of Rural Development Department
- District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services)

How to prepare for Group 1 Exam?

The competition will be certainly high hence it for the foremost post to serve under the State Government of Tamil Nadu. So Candidates should have a good strategy in preparation. Aspirants should not rely only upon the theory contents. Often need to attend online to improve the time management and check their proficiency. The important trick is to study with the previous year's question papers. When you revise with the previous year’s question papers then you can know there are some repeated questions from those papers. Here we have provided the previous year’s question papers in the real time test mode. This kind of real time test will help the aspirants to improve their efficiency to attempt all question in the given duration and also those questions will be easily memorized.

Things Needed for TNPSC Group 1 Preparation:

Syllabus – Need to have the revised TNPSC syllabus. It will be in the TNPSC website. Books and Study Materials – School books from 6th to 12th Standard cover the entire TNPSC syllabus. Here we have provided syllabus wise questions for all the subjects as per the TNPSC syllabus There is both Old and updated Syllabus wise question. Previous Year’s question papers – We have added over 20 plus previous year’s question papers in the real time practice mode.

What is the Exam Pattern of Combined Civil Services Examination – I (Group 1)?

Exam pattern of the Group 1 exam has three stages that are a preliminary exam with the objective type of questions, mains with the descriptive type of questions, and interview or oral test.

Preliminary exam:

This is the first stage of the group 1 Exam, those who are scoring qualifying cut off marks this will be called for mains examination. This is just to select the qualifying candidates among the overall applicants. Prelims cut off marks will not be considered in the selection process. Preliminary is an objective examination conducted for 300 marks with 200 questions for 3 hours. It comprises of 175 questions form General Studies and 25 marks form General Mental Ability. The result will be published on the TNPSC website, only eligible candidates register numbers will be listed in the result.

Mains Examination:

This is the second stage of the group 1 exam, those who have obtained the qualifying cut off marks in preliminary exam only can able to attempt this mains exam. It will consist of descriptive set of questions. There are three papers in mains exam, the duration of each paper will be 3 hours and each bear 250 marks. Mains examinations will be conducted for a total of 750 marks. Based on the cutoff marks of this mains exam candidates will be selected for the oral test or interview. Only the mains score and interview marks will be considered in the final selection.


Interview or oral exam is the final phase in the Group 1 candidate selection procedure by the TNPSC. It will be conducted for a total of 100 marks. Those who have obtained adequate cutoff in the mains exam are only eligible to attend the final phase.