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Sunday, November 1

How to Prepare for TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2016 Exam?

We hope you all have done your TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2015 well, which was held recently. This post will be useful for all those who are preparing for the Upcoming TNPSC Mains Examinations.

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Question Paper Pattern
TNPSC Group 1 Mains Examination consists of 3 Descriptive papers. Check Here the TNPSC Group 1 Mains Previous Year Question Paper.
  1. Paper 1 [300 Marks]
  2. Paper 2 [300 Marks]
  3. Paper 3 [300 Marks]
Total marks for written Exam : 900
The questions paper may consists of following sections with different number of questions in each paper.
  • Very Short Answers (30 Words
  • Brief Answers (120 words
  • Detailed Answers (250 words
  • Essay (500 Words)
 TNPSC Group 1 Mains Syllabus 2015 - 2016 New and revised
1. Modern history of India and Indian culture.
2. General Aptitude & Mental ability Test.
3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu.
1. Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and
Geography of India.
2. Tamil Society, its culture and heritage/ English language skills.
3. Administration of Union and states with special reference to Tamil Nadu.
1. Current events of national and international importance.
2. Current economic trends: Indian economy and impact of global economy on India.
3. Socio economic problems of India/ Tamil Nadu.
TNPSC Group 1 Mains 2014-15 Book List 

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Book List


Paper 1
1.Modern History & Culture
1.       TN 12th History Book
2.       TN 12th Indian Culture Book (Link not available for English version Online)
3.       History of Modern India by Bipin Chandra
4.       India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra Or Indian Freedom Struggle by K Venkadesan
2. Aptitude
3. Science and Tech
1.       6th to 12th Science Books
2.       The Hindu - Science and Tech Section on Every Thursday.

Paper 2
1.Indian Polity
a. Political Trend
b. Geography(India)
1.       Indian Polity by Laxmikanth
2.       6th to 12th Geography + Current affairs
3.       Buy either Orient blackswan or Oxford Atlas
2. Tamil Society
  English Language

3. Administration of Union and States

Paper 3
1. Current Events
The Hindu – National and World News
2. Economic Trends
The Hindu – Business Section
3. Socio Economic Problems
Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja
1.       The Hindu – Editorial / Dinamani editorial

TNPSC Group 1 Mains Previous Year Question paper
TNPSC Group 1 mains Previous year Question papers here
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  1. In the TNPSC group 1 mains exam, will all the 3 papers happen on the same day or there will be 1 or 2 days gap between these papers?

  2. What is the age limit for vao and group 4???

  3. How to apply 4 tnpsc group 1 mains? Wat certificates should be send?

  4. For Group1 mains application , should we send self attested xerox copies or should we get attestation from gazetted officers?
    Conduct certificate from Group A / Group B officer - what is the format?
    How to write the covering letter? what is the format?
    Please help, Thanks in advance.

  5. Pls can anyone say about the upcomin tnpsc group 1 exam..bcos group 1 mains for the already conducted prelims is said to be conducted in august first week...another group 1 exam is to be notified in the same week as per both the exams are same or separate exxams..


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