Question pattern of TNPSC Group I Exam
In Tami Nadu Public Service Commission, Group I examination is conducted for posts like Assistant Director of Rural Development Department, Deputy Collector, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies and Deputy Superintendent of Police. TNPSC has issued notification for these posts and the examination is scheduled to be held on 2nd of May 2010.
In the case of group I TNPSC, the examination is conducted in three-stage with the first stage being the preliminary examination, the second stage being the main written examination and the third stage being the oral test.
The question paper will have only objective type questions in the preliminary examination. In the case of main examination, there will be objective and descriptive type questions.
Main examination- General Knowledge:
The topics covered in the group I main examination general knowledge, which is objective type include general science, mental ability tests, Indian national movement and freedom struggle, Indian economy, Indian politics, geography, culture and history of India and current events of international and national importance.
The number of questions asked in each subject is not fixed. Any number of questions can be asked in any of these subjects. For instance, during a TNPSC group I examination, 30 questions were asked from Indian economy, while on another exam, the number of questions asked under this section was just 10.
According to TNPSC, nearly 20% of the questions in the general knowledge paper will be exclusively with reference to Tamil Nadu, Tamil literature and language and culture and heritage of the people of Tamil Nadu.
Main examination – General Studies:
TNPSC Group I examination also have a paper called general studies, where questions will be of descriptive type, which has two papers. The paper 1 will have questions from social problems and current issues, statistical analysis and diagrams, current events, modern history of India. The paper 2 will have questions from Indian politics, Tamil Nadu administration, Indian economy and geography of India.