TNPSC Exam Preparation Tips


Every year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission(TNPSC) conducts tens of competitive examination to select the best candidates. TNPSC conducts different stages of examinations for different service grades. Multipurpose Assistant to Deputy Collector is selected through these examinations. Most of these TNPSC examinations have a common syllabus, only the level of the question varies. TNPSC exam preparation tips for all the grades would be similar and the question level varies depends upon the qualification for those grades.

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TNPSC Exam Preparation Tips 2019

While for Group-IV examinations, matriculation is the essential qualification graduation is required for Group-I services. For all these service grades ‘General Studies’ section would have a similar syllabus. Since the education qualification varies the level of question would be different. But for all these examinations the basic source is the Samacheer Kalvi Books.

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Books for TNPSC Exam Preparation 2019 

Read Samacheer Kalvi Books from Class VI onwards. That is the only book which covers all the topics of the General Studies section. Do not limit your reading with Social Science textbooks, Science books are also essential. Most of the questions are directly taken out from the Samacheer Kalvi Books. If you are preparing for Grade-I and Grade-II services one can refer Laxmikant for Polity. State Board Textbooks would be enough for all other services.

For the Quantitative Aptitude section, R.S Agarwal along with mock tests would be enough. For the general knowledge, Arihant Publications General Knowledge book would be ideal. Arihant’s book is in simple language and a must-have book for the aspirants.  Four months of current affairs preparation is necessary for any of these examinations.

Along with Arihant’s General Knowledge book, one must read the newspapers. The Hindu, Hindu Tamil or Dinamani newspapers would be great for your preparations. For the General English section, TNPSC General English by Sakthi Publication along with textbooks is enough. English questions would be of Matriculation standard for all these services.

Try to solve more previous question papers and attempt mock tests to evaluate your preparation. Don’t try to attempt the mock tests at the last week, solve the tests along with your preparation. No need to solve the question papers beyond 2013 since it has a different syllabus.

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List of Best Books for TNPSC Exam Preparation 2019

  • Samacheer Kalvi Books – Class VI-XII
  • Arihant Publications- General Knowledge
  • English- Sakthi Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude- R.S Agarwal
  • Polity- Laxmikant
  • Science & Technology -Spectrum Publications
  • Economics – Class XI, XII & Arihant Yearbooks

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TNPSC Annual Calendar 2019

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will publish the annual examination calendar for the upcoming month by January first week of every year.

Posts notified in the year 2018

To be notified in 2019

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For more details about the examination pattern and syllabus, candidates can check the official TNPSC website. Interested candidates can also download the previous year question papers from the TNPSC website. Candidates must register themselves in the One-time registration portal before applying for any posts. One time registration will be for 5 years and one need to pay Rs.150/ as the one-time registration fee.

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