TNPSC Group 1 Exam Cut-off 2022

The Combined Civil Services -I Examination (Group-I Services) is conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to recruit candidates for the posts of Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Assistant Director of rural development and District Officer (Fire Rescue Services). The Group 1 Services cut-off or minimum qualifying marks of selection are provided in the official notification released by the TNPSC. More details regarding the TNPSC Group 1 Services exam pattern and minimum qualifying marks for the preliminary and main examination for various categories are given in the tables below.

The TNPSC Main Written Examination will be held on March 4, 5 and 6, 2022. If you are preparing for the TNPSC (Group 1 Services) examination, go through the following links to know more about the exam pattern and preparation strategy. You can also go through the page on TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus to get detailed information about the Group-1 Services exam syllabus.

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TNPSC Group 1 Exam Date 2020-2022

The notification for the Combined Civil Services -I Examination (Group-I Services), 2020 was released on January 20, 2020. All the important dates related to the Combined Civil Services -I (Group-I Services) Examination, 2020 are given in the table below.

Important dates related to the Combined Civil Services -I Examination (Group-I Services), 2020

S.No.

Description

Important Exam Dates

1

TNPSC Group 1 Starting Date to Apply Online

January 20, 2020

2

TNPSC Group 1 Last Date to Apply

February 19, 2020

3

TNPSC Group 1 Admit Card Release Date

March 2021

4

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Date

January 3, 2021

5

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Results

February 9, 2021

6

TNPSC Group 1 Main Written Exam Date

March 4, 5 and 6, 2022

7

TNPSC Group 1 Main Written Results

Expected Soon

8

TNPSC Group 1 Interview

Expected Soon

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Pattern 2020-2022

The TNPSC Group 1 Services examination comprises 3 phases i.e. preliminary examination, main written examination and oral test or interview.

Phase 1- Preliminary Examination

TNPSC Group 1 preliminary examination is objective in nature. The number of questions, maximum duration of exam and other aspects related to the preliminary examination are given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Examination Pattern 2020-2022

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of Exam

General Studies

175

300 Marks

3 hours

Aptitude and Mental Ability

25

Total

200

Phase 2 Main Written Examination

The main written examination is descriptive in nature and contains 3 papers i.e. Paper 1, 2 and 3. More details regarding the main written examination is given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Main Written Examination Pattern 2020-2022

S.No.

Subject

Total Marks

Duration of exam

1

Paper I

250

3 hours

2

Paper II

250

3 hours

3

Paper III

250

3 hours

4

Interview

100

Total: 850 Marks

Phase 3 Interview/Oral Test

The last phase of the TNPSC Group 1 Services exam is an interview which carries 100 marks. Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the main written examination are called for an interview. For final selection, marks of both the main examination and the interview are taken into consideration.

Cut-off or Minimum Qualifying Marks for Preliminary Examination 2020

The cut-off or minimum qualifying marks of preliminary examination 2020 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Preliminary Examination 2020

S.No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks

1

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

90

2

Others

120 Others

Cut-off or Minimum Qualifying Marks for Main Written Examination and Oral Test 2020

The cut-off or minimum qualifying marks of main written examination and oral test/interview 2020 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Main Written Examination and Oral Test 2020

S.No.

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks

1

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

255

2

Others

340

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Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Preliminary Examination 2016

The exam pattern and minimum qualifying marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Preliminary Examination 2016 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks 2016

Subject

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Duration of the Exam

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

Others

General Studies

150

300 Marks

3 Hours

90

120

Aptitude and Mental Ability

50

Total

200

Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Main Examination and Oral Test/Interview 2016

The exam pattern and minimum qualifying marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services main examination and interview 2016 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Main Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks 2016

S.No.

Subject

Total Marks

Duration of the exam

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

Others

1

Paper I

300

3 hours

306

408

2

Paper II

300

3 hours

3

Paper III

300

3 hours

4

Interview

120

Total: 1020 Marks

Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Preliminary Examination 2015

The exam pattern and minimum qualifying marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Preliminary Examination 2015 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks 2015

Subject

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Duration of the Exam

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

Others

General Studies

150

300 Marks

3 Hours

90

120

Aptitude and Mental Ability

50

Total

200

Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services Main Examination and Oral Test/Interview 2015

The exam pattern and minimum qualifying marks of TNPSC Group 1 Services main examination and oral test/interview 2015 for reserved and unreserved categories are given in the table below.

TNPSC Group 1 Main Exam Pattern and Minimum Qualifying Marks 2015

S.No.

Subject

Total Marks

Duration of the exam

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs

Others

1

Paper I

300

3 hours

306

408

2

Paper II

300

3 hours

3

Paper III

300

3 hours

4

Interview

120

Total: 1020 Marks

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