TNPSC Group-1 Examination Tips and Tricks



TNPSC Group-1 Examination Tips and Tricks:

TNPSC Group-I Exam Preparation Tips&Tricks

Introduction:

1. In the year 1923, the British Government established a Public Service Commission to examine the salary structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was composed of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission also addressed the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It determined a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty per cent Indian membership and the same in twenty-five years for the Indian Police. 
2. TNPSC Group 1 examination is the highest rank and power along with pay package posts in Tamil Nadu Government. This includes post of IAS Officers like Assistant Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Registrar and higher posts of similar ranks. Interested and eligible candidates are read the full instructions in our gk lab website.

Exam Pattern:

The examination consist of three main stages

1. Preliminary Examination

Preliminary exam consist of 200 number of questions with the total marks of 300 in objective type with the time duration of 3 hours

2. Main Written Examination

Main Examination consist of three descriptive type papers in degree level each consisting of 300 marks with the time duration of 3 hours/paper

3. Interview

Interview had the section of oral interview with the total marks of 120

Eligible Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

Minimum a degree from a recognized University/Board

Age Limit:

Minimum: 21 Years

Maximum: 35 Years

Preparation Tips:

Topics Importance:

It is important to note that, some topics covers both in Prelims and Mains, as we have already shown above. First complete those topics which are similar to Prelims and Mains. Remember that, our approach is Prelims cum Mains (studying prelims and mains integrated). But there is also time after prelims to prepare much for Mains. So, immediate concentration is for TNPSC Group 1 Prelims exam. If we complete the prelims topics alone, it will cover nearly 60 – 70% of Mains topics too.

Current Affairs:

It is very very important to go with the daily current affairs. We suggest you to read day to day current affairs rather than any monthly compilation magazine. We too publish the Current Affairs Monthly compilation in our www.gklab.info so as to enable the aspirants to revise for the month wise. If you only study monthly compilation, rather than day to day current affairs, then you need to study two times for both Prelims and Mains. Do remember that, Current Affairs for Mains is different as it is a written exam. So, the current affairs should have explanations and backgrounds so as to enable us to write in the exam. For this reason, our current affairs are given like that @ www.gklab.info

Aptitude And Mental Ability:

Prepare for Aptitude and Mental ability daily at least for 1 to 2 hrs (as per your need). Since Aptitude and Mental ability covers 1/4th part in TNPSC Group 1 Prelims, much importance is need to be given for it.

Writing Practice For Mains:

The integrated Prelims cum Mains approach for TNPSC Group 1 exam is that, as you prepare for Prelims, you can simultaneously do writing practice for the Main exam too. Take those topics that we have shown as both for Prelims and Mains, after studying those topics for prelims, do writing practice for the same topics. Remember that, writing practice is needed daily to improve your mark and get a top rank in tnpsc group 1 exam, as we have stated above.

Just take the Samacheer book back questions and do writing practice. It is very important to note that, TNPSC is asking directly or indirectly from the Samacheer book back questions. So practice those questions for the topics so as to cover the entire syllabus.

Mains Exam

 If we analyse the TNPSC previous Group 1 mains question papers, we will get the below exam pattern.

Paper I: 

Section – A:  Very Short Answer Type (not exceeding 30 words)

Questions: 30 out of 35 (5 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 3 Marks. Total: 30×3 = 90 Marks for Section A.

Section – B:  Brief Answer Type (not exceeding 120 words)

Questions: 15 out of 18 (3 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 8 Marks. Total: 15×8 = 120 Marks for Section B.

Section – C:  Detailed Answer Type (not exceeding 250 words)

Questions: 6 out of 9 (3 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 15 Marks. Total: 6×15 = 90 Marks for Section C.

Also Note that, Each section will have questions given under Unit I, Unit II, Unit III as given in the Syllabus. In the Section C, it is important that, you have to Choose atleast one question from each unit.

Paper II:  (Same like Paper I above)

Section – A:  Very Short Answer Type (not exceeding 30 words)

Questions: 30 out of 35 (5 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 3 Marks. Total: 30×3 = 90 Marks for Section A.

Section – B:  Brief Answer Type (not exceeding 120 words)

Questions: 15 out of 18 (3 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 8 Marks. Total: 15×8 = 120 Marks for Section B.

Section – C:  Detailed Answer Type (not exceeding 250 words)

Questions: 6 out of 9 (3 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 15 Marks. Total: 6×15 = 90 Marks for Section C.

Also Note that, Each section will have questions given under Unit I, Unit II, Unit III as given in the Syllabus. In the Section C, it is important that, you have to Choose atleast one question from each unit.

Paper III:

Section – A:  Very Short Answer Type (not exceeding 30 words)

Questions: 30 out of 35 (5 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 3 Marks. Total: 30×3 = 90 Marks for Section A.

Section – B:  Brief Answer Type (not exceeding 120 words)

Questions: 15 out of 18 (3 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 8 Marks. Total: 15×8 = 120 Marks for Section B.

Section – C:  Detailed Answer Type (not exceeding 250 words)

Questions: 2 out of 3 (1 choice)

Marks : Each question carries 15 Marks. Total: 2×15 = 30 Marks for Section C.

Section – D:  Essay (not exceeding 500 words)

Questions: 2 out of 4 Questions (Either or choice)

Marks : Each question carries 30 Marks. Total: 2×30 = 60 Marks for Section D.

Also Note that, Each section will have questions given under Unit I, Unit II, Unit III as given in the Syllabus.

Analysis:

So, you need to practice questions to write as 3 Marks, 8 Marks, 15 Marks or 30 Marks (for Paper III alone). This is also one of the reasons why we have suggested going with Samacheer book back questions as you can practice questions for different methods.

Writing Strategy : (Things Need To Do In Mains Exam Hall)

TNPSC Group 1 Mains will be conducted as one paper per day. So, you need to write for 3 hrs (300 marks) in a day. The Answer Sheet will have space for writing the answer. IF you take Section A, space will be allocated for 30 questions equally. One cannot write more than the space provided.

It is not needed to fill all the space given for each question. Many aspirants will intend to fill all the space with content for a single question and then they will finally end up without attending some questions in the last. Just write the answers judiciously. Don’t intend to fill the page for each question, the time will not be enough for that.

Final Sum Up:

You can get a top rank in TNPSC Group 1. Yes you can. We believe. If others can do, why can’t YOU!

Go through the TNPSC Syllabus and topics oriented study materials. If possible, take a print out of the above and paste it in your wall.

Dedicate judicious time for your preparation. Start with the Current Affairs. It doesn’t matters where you are in the preparation, start with that day current affairs. If you have left behind some current affairs, allocate different time for that.

Allocate time for Aptitude and Mental ability on each day (Reminder: 50/200 questions in Prelims is Aptitude and Mental Ability).

Study the Prelims topics from the study materials as given above. Constantly have writing practice for those also (30 min to 1 hr per day is Good). You can leave the writing practice and allocate that time for Prelims preparation if you wish. Because, there will be time for writing practice after prelims.

Reference Books:

Primary Books

1. State Board books are considered as a primary source of  knowledge which covers almost all areas of TNPSC Syllabus. It is believed that these school books are considered as important source for TNPSC Exam question setting for all Group Examination.  So you should study following school text books.Whenever you study a school text book, keep the TNPSC Syllabus nearer to you. Be sure that the chapter you study is coming under TNPSC Syllabus.

      i) Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std

     ii) Science Books - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)

    iii) Polity - 11th,12th Political Science

    iv) Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books

     v) Geography -11th,12th Geography Books

  vi ) Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book


2. Arihant General Knowledge 2016 - A must have for all TNPSC Exams. -Buy now.

3. Indian Polity

        Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

4. Indian Economy

        Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Indian Economy Book

5. Geography

        Oxford School Atlas

       Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography

6. Tamilnadu History and Geography - State board books are enough. If you want to read more, you may refer any one of the following guide books , Sakthi Tamilnadu Manual, Sankar IAS Academy Tamilnadu Book etc.

7. Current Affairs

      i) Newspapers : The Hindu, Dinamani, Dinathanthit, Dinamalar (any one or two of these if time available)

    i i) Daily / Monthly  Current Affairs by www.tnpscportal.in

    iii) Any one of the Current Affairs Monthly Magazine like Pothu Arivu Ulagam (Tamil), Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard (English) (Not compulsory , if you have time and money go for it)

    iv) Yojana/Thittam  (Mains point of view)

8. Aptitude (50 marks in Group 1 Preliminary Exam)

      i) A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal

     ii) Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal

    iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

9. Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you have enough money get your own for ready reference purpose ).  Manual for TNPSC Examinations (General Studies) by MC Graw Hill (Both in Tamil and English ) or any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson

Secondary Books

(Refer only after studying Primary Books given above. These books are meant for detailed study /  mains point of view also)

1. History

 i) Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History

       ii) K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

2. Tamilndu Language and Culture

      i) தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா

     ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன்

3. Science & Technology For Mains Exam

    Science & Tech by Spectrum Publicatioins

4.India Year Book by Government of India

Previous Year Question Papers:

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