Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Form Date: 19 Sep - 20 Oct 2021 (Tentative)

Form Date: 19 Sep - 20 Oct 2021

TNPSC 2021: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

Updated On - July 09 2021 by Swagota Nandi

TNPSC 2021  recruitment notification will be available on the official website, Therefore, the interested candidates must check the TNPSC Recruitment 2021 and apply for the eligible post. The application form of TNPSC is for the recruitment of candidates for the various posts of Civil Services in the government offices of Tamil Nadu. The aspirants of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission exam must check the TNPSC Notification and vacancies from the website. Get more details of TNPSC application form last date, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result, etc from this article.

TNPSC 2021 Exam Status

Candidates who are looking for the TNPSC 2021 exam must check the latest updates and exam dates from the table given below:
Name of the Post and Services
Combined Engineering Subordinate Services (Examination)

Registration Closed

Exam Date
The examination has been postponed. Dates will be announced later

TNPSC Notification 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates of the major events of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission TNPSC exam date 2021 from the table given below:
Important Events
Dates (Tentative)
Date of TNPSC Notification
September 2021
Last date for submission of the application
October 2021
Exam Date
December 2021
Announcement of result
January 2022
Certificate verification and Counselling
February 2022

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission 2021 Application Form

The official authority of TNPSC will release the application form for various Group 1 and 2 level posts in the government offices and its subordinates in Tamil Nadu. Therefore, the aspirants of the Civil Services exam must check the TNPSC Recruitment 2021 application form from the official website. However, we will also update a direct link to apply for the state government job vacancies. Aspirants can fill the online application form of TNPSC after reading the eligibility criteria for a particular post. The commission will conduct the recruitment process through three main stages: Preliminary exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview round. The final selection of the most eligible candidates will be on the basis of the aggregate and separate marks in all the screening tests. 

How to Apply for TNPSC 2021 Application Form Online?

As soon as the TNPSC Notification 2021 is released on the official website, the candidates must get ready to fill the online form. Before proceeding to fill the application form of TNPSC  the candidates must check the eligibility requirements like age limit, domicile, education qualifications, etc. If all the conditions are fulfilled, then the applicants can proceed to fill the online form. The process to apply for the TNPSC recruitment exam are given below:
  • Initially, the candidates must visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC),
  • In the next step, the applicants will have to do the one-time registration by filling in their personal details, mobile number, and email id.
  • Now, you must log in as a New User through the Login ID and Password. Then the application form portal will open on the screen.
  • Further, the candidates must proceed to apply online. 
  • After entering all the details, you must upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Thereafter, you must pay the application fees through online payment gateways. Click on the Submit application form button. 
  • The candidates must keep a copy of the application form for future references.

Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC Exam 2021

The candidates must read the minimum requirements to apply for various posts under the government offices in Tamil Nadu. Applicants can check the detailed eligibility criteria for each post along with the advertisement. However, we have given the basic eligibility requirements for TNPSC departmental exam like age limit, nationality, educational qualification, etc, in the table given below:
  • Only Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for the TNPSC exam.
  • Applicants must have completed a Graduation degree in any discipline, from any Recognized University.
  • The minimum age limit is 21 Years and the maximum age limit is 36 years. However, for certain posts, the age limit may be different. Also, a relaxation of the age is given to the candidates who hold reservations under the norms of the Government of Tamil Nadu. 

TNPSC Exam Pattern 2021

The candidates who have applied for the various posts under the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission exam must check the exam pattern. The exam pattern is available in the model test papers and sample papers of the exam. Check the details of the TNPSC exam pattern from the table given below:
Exam Particulars 
Examination Mode
Name of paper
TNPSC Exam Paper-I and Paper-II
Type of questions
Total allotted marks
Duration of exam
3 hours

Tamil Nadu Public Service Exam TNPSC Syllabus

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission written exam is held in two stages- Preliminary and Mains. Therefore, the candidates must check the TNPSC Syllabus from the official website. They must prepare for the exam as per the details prescribed in the syllabus of the exam. This will help the candidates to score maximum marks in the exam and increase their chances of being shortlisted. The details of the syllabus of TNPSC Mains and Preliminary exams are given below.

TNPSC Preliminary and Mains Exam Syllabus

Preliminary Exam
Mains Exam
General Science
  • Tamil to English translation Title
  • English to Tamil translation
Indian Polity
  • Precise writing
  • Comprehension
  • Hints Development
Aptitude and Mental ability
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’
  • Significance as a Secular literature
  • Relevance to Everyday Life
  • impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
  • Thirukkural and Universal Values - Equality, Humanism, etc.
  • Relevance to Socio - Politico-Economic affairs
  • Philosophical content in Thirukkural
Official Letter writing

TNPSC Admit Card 2021

The candidates who have successfully filled the TNPSC application form will now have to appear in the written exam. The official authority of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will issue the admit card to all the eligible candidates. Therefore, the candidates can download the TNPSC admit card 2021 from the official website. However, we will also provide a direct link to access the hall ticket for the Tamil Nadu civil services exam. The admit card for Preliminary and Mains exam will be issued separately. The admit card of the TNPSC exam contains details like the name of the exam, date and day, important instructions for the candidates, etc. It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry a hardcopy of the hall ticket with them on the day of the exam. Without a valid admit card, no candidates will be allowed to sit for the exam. 

List of Tamil Nadu PSC Exam Centres

Candidates can choose the exam centre from the list of the cities, while filling the application form. The TNPSC exam takes place across the following test cities in the state:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Result 2021

Once the examination for Preliminary and Mains stages are completed, the official authority will release the result of all the shortlisted candidates. The TNPSC result 2021 will be available in online mode. Therefore, the candidates can check their score in all the papers and the aggregate marks obtained. On the basis of the result of TNPSC exam, the authorities will release a merit list of the eligible candidates who can participate in the further round of screening processes like Interview, Physical Examination Test, medical fitness test, etc. 


Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a government body that conducts the state civil services exam and recruitment process for various Group 1 and 2 level posts. The commission is constituted of various members who organize the examination and other selection processes for various government posts. This organization also defines the eligibility criteria for various posts that are advertised on the official website. The core members of the selection committee of TNPSC will release the final list of the eligible candidates. These candidates will be offered the job letter after the successful completion of the counselling and document verification. All these functions are carried out by the TNPSC members. 

Highlights of TNPSC 2021 

Name of the Exam
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Civil Services Exam (TNPSC)
Short name of the exam
TNPSC Civil Service Exam
Exam conducting body
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Language of the exam
Mode of the exam
Mode of filling the application
Offline / Online
Application fee
Rs 100/- for Preliminary exam
Rs 200/- for Mains exam (Exemption for SC/ST)
Application deadline
October 2021
Mode of fee payment
Exam Date 2021(Mains written Exam)
Exam has been Postponed, new dates will be released soon
January 2022
Mode of counselling
Offline- February 2022

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