How to Prepare for TNPSC Group 1 Exam


TNPSC stands for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. It is one of the competition exams which is conducted every year for recruiting Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Collector, Assistant Director cadre. In addition to this, there are several other job opportunities this exam provides. However it is limited only to the unemployed candidates in Tamil Nadu. People in Tamil Nadu, who are looking for a better government job opportunity can appear for this examination.

How important TNPSC is for Group 1 Exam

With each passing year, more and more aspirants have been enrolling for the TNPSC Group 1 exam so as to take up the challenges is life. Basically, the syllabus for this particular exam is lengthy so you need to have a proper strategy to crack it. This exam includes mainly 3 stages: Preliminary, Main and Interview. To help you prepare for this exam, we are here providing you a brief guide. Read this entire post to know what pattern you should follow to achieve your targets.

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Keep Yourself Updated with the Syllabus

The first and the most important thing you should keep in your mind is that always stick to the syllabus. This would help you in concentrating more on the desired subjects. Whenever it comes to preparing for a tough government examination, make sure that you always be thorough with the syllabus. Just take a hardcopy of the TNPSC syllabus and keep it in front of you always while preparing.

Listen to the News Updates Regularly

Usually, TNPSC Group 1 exam include questions based on rocket launch, winners of certain tournaments, new laws, books and its authors, awards, Science, Technology, Govt Policies, current affairs etc. The easiest way to prepare for the same is simply follow the news.You can either read newspaper daily. But if you are short on time, then you can simply install various news applications. This would enable you read news anywhere, at any time.

 Practice makes a man perfect!

You all know that continuously practicing for something always give you positive results. And in almost each and every examination, Aptitude Questions is the basic process to select the candidates. For this reason, to clear the first step of recruitment, always make sure that you practice for the Aptitude regularly. Your performance in aptitude depicts your problem solving ability. You might be thinking how and what to prepare for Aptitude. Well, you need to cover the subjects like Mathematics, Reasoning, English etc. R.S Agarwal is a book which you may refer to prepare well for the aptitude.

 Don’t just cover the important topics

There is no doubt that aptitude is one of the most important sections you need to cover. But, it doesn’t mean that you ignore other things. Hard work is the key to success so try to work harder by covering other major sections also. These sections include Geography, History, Science, Civics, and Economics. To prepare for these subjects, you can refer to the NCERT books of class 6th to class 12th. This would give you clear idea about the questions that may be asked in the TNPSC Group 1 Exam.

Strengthen your weaker areas

You might be wondering how to know the weaker areas of yours. Mock tests is one of the things that you may take to know where you are lacking and on which area or topic you need to work more. You can test your ability to solve problems and analysing your speed to complete the exam by taking various mock tests. Do not just take the mock tests, try to correct your mistakes too.

Refer Sample Papers

This is true that this is an older advice, but still a best one. If you will refer to the previous year question papers, you will get a clear idea about the difficulty level of the examination. In addition to this, you will also learn the pattern of examination.

Bonus Tip

Search for the books and websites that would make it easier for you to cover the complete syllabus. Also, try to learn the shortcuts for the calculations. This is because in some of the examinations, calculators are not allowed, and it would take longer for you to make lengthy calculations. If I have missed any point, let us know by commenting!