EXAMMaximum age limit ( Should not have completed)
SC/ST, MBC/DNC, BC, BCM & DW’S OF ALL CASTESOthers
Group I 35 years 30 years
Group II No age limit 30 years
Group II-A (Non-Interview posts ) No age limit 30 years
EXAMMaximum age limit ( Should not have completed)
SC/ST, MBC/DNC, BC, BCM & DW’S OF ALL CASTESOthers
Group I & II (Both Interview and Non-Interview posts) 21 years 21 years
Group IV and VAO Exams 18 years 18 years
  • Understanding the syllabus clearly.
  • Referring to previous year question papers before starting the preparation to gain an insight over the nature of questions asked.
  • Reading Tamil Nadu State Board books from 6th to 12th standard
  • Taking the right guidance and test series.

Group II questions are mainly based on science subjects whereas Group I questions are mainly based on Indian polity and policies. One cannot expect Group II exam to be mere subset of Group I exam.Both needs different focus and practice.

Yes, other state residents can also apply for TNPSC exams. They will have to clear Tamil language test within two years after getting the service.