TNPSC Group 4 Selection Procedure Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC conducts Group 4 (Combined Subordinate Service Examination-I) Examination for the recruitment of various vacancies in Tamil Nadu State Government Departments. Candidates who possess any degree are eligible to apply for the Group 4 (CSSE-I) examination.

Selection Procedure: The selection of candidates for appointment to the interview or non interview posts included in the Group 4 (CSSE-I) Examination will be made in two successive stages.

For Interview Posts:

  Written Examination

  Oral Test (Interview)

 Document Verification

For Non Interview Posts:

  Written Examination

  Document Verification

I. Written Examination:

➤  The written examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Knowledge, General English, General Tamil.

  Two Types of Question Papers will be set. One is general Knowledge with General Tamil and another one is General Knowledge with General English.

  The question paper will be framed in such a way that 100 questions will be on General Knowledge & remaining 100 questions will be either in General English or General Tamil.

  The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Tamil and it is of Degree standard, the questions on General Tamil/General English will be set in the respective languages and it is of SSLC standard.

  Time duration is 3 hours and maximum marks are 340 (Both Written Exam & Oral Test).

  Minimum qualifying marks for selection for written cum oral test is 102 and for only written test is 90 marks.

II. Oral Test (Interview): Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be admitted for oral test. Maximum Marks for oral test is 40.

III. Final Selection: The Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together and the post option exercised by the candidates and by following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit. Candidate’s appearance in the Written Examination and for Oral Test is compulsory so as to consider them for Interview Posts. The candidates who are to be considered only for non-interview post, will be summoned for certificate verification after the conduct of oral test.

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

Sl.No Name of the Post Minimum Age Limit  ( For All Communities) Maximum Age Limit
For SC, ST, BC, BCM, MBC & Destitute Widows of All Communities Others
1 For all posts (Except Probation Officer, Junior Employment Officer (Non- Differently Abled), and Deputy Commercial Tax Officer) 18 Years No Maximum Age Limit 30 Yrs
2 Sub-Registrar Grade- II 20 Years No Maximum Age Limit 30 Yrs
3 Probation Officer 22 Years No Maximum Age Limit 30 Yrs
4 Junior Employment officer (Differently Abled) 18 Years No Maximum Age Limit 40 Yrs
5 Deputy Commercial Tax Officer 18 Years Below 35 Years (For the persons holding a degree in Law 37 Years) 30 Years (For the persons holding a degree in Law 32 Years)

Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

Subject No., of Questions Maximum Marks
General Studies + Aptitude & Reasoning 100 150
General Tamil (or) General English 100 150
Total 200 300


Main Written Examination (Descriptive Type):

Subject No., of Questions Maximum Marks
General Studies (Degree Standard) 300
Interview Record 40
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