The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is an independent state government body responsible for the recruitment of personnel into the state's public service. The duties and functions of this body are governed by Article 320 of the Constitution of India.

With regard to TNPSC examinations, the posts are categorized in various ways. Group 1 posts carry high levels of authority and decision making, while these are subsequently reduced at other levels.

About TNPSC Exam

Chennai IAS academy has earned the enviable reputation of a premier TNPSC coaching centre in Vellore , Tiruvannamalai. As one of the best institutes for providing coaching for Group I & II examinations, we have helped more than 600 candidates clear the TNPSC examination, over the years.

Chennai IAS Academy is one of the Top & Best TNPSC Group 1, Group 2-2A & Group 4 Exams Coaching Centre in Vellore , Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Chennai, Cuddalore, Erode, Villupuram, Krishnakiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Ariyalur, Karur, Nagapattinam, Tirpur, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Tiruvarur, Dharmapuri, Coimbatore, Namakkal, Ooty, Dindigul, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai, Theni, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli & Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.

Benefits of Chennai IAS Academy's TNPSC coaching

  • Focussed approach.
  • Experienced faculty.
  • Excellent study materials and coaching.
  • Periodical tests, mock interviews with IAS and IPS officers in service.

Group I

  • Deputy Collector.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I).
  • Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies.
  • Assistant Director of Rural Development Department.
  • Assistant Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department.
  • Assistant Commissioner – Commercial Tax officer.
  • District Registrar.
  • Divisional Officer in Fire and Rescue services Department.
  • Assistant Conservator of Forest.
  • District Employment Officer.

Group IV & VAO (CCSE IV)

  • Junior Assistant.
  • Typist.
  • Steno Typist − Grade III.
  • EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GRADE-III in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department.
  • Junior Assistant (Security).
  • Bill Collector Grade-I.
  • Junior Assistant (Non-Security).
  • VAO (Village Administrative Officer)

Group II Services (Interview post)

  • Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (DCTO).
  • Sub Registrar.
  • Probation Officer in Prison Department.
  • Assistant Inspector of Labout.
  • Junior Employment Officer.
  • Assistant Section Officer in Law Department/ TNPSC/ Finance Department/Various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/Secretariat Service.
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department.
  • Special Assistant in the Vigilance and AntiCorruption Department.
  • Audit Inspector in the Audit wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments.
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives.
  • Senior Inspector of cooperative societies.

Group II Services (Non Interview post)

  • Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department.
  • Assistant in Forest Department.
  • Personal clerk in Finance Department, Secretariat.
  • Personal clerk in (other than Law and Finance Dept) Secretariat.
  • Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
  • Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
  • Assistant in various Departments in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/Secretariat Service/Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service.
  • Assistant in the Divisions of Commercial Taxes Department.
  • Handloom Inspector.
  • Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department.


S.No. Name of the post Minimum Age (should have completed) Maximum Age (should not have completed) Educational Qualification
Sc/ST, MBC/DNC, BC, BCM &DW’s of all castes others
1 TNPSC Group I  21 years 35 years

30 years

Any Degree
2 TNPSC Group II  18 years No Maximum Age limit 30 years Any Degree


(Non Interview post)

18 years No maximum Age limit 30 years Any Degree
4 TNPSC Group IV  18 years 10th std passed Degree – No Maximum Age limit 30 years 10th std


1. Group I Prelims General Sudies - -
2. Group I Mains General Sudies Paper II Tamil Paper I English

Paper II English
3. Group II Prelims(Interview post) General Sudies General Tamil General English
4. Group II Mains General Sudies - -
5. Group II A Exam
(Non-Interview post)
General Sudies General Tamil General English
6. Group IV & VAO General Sudies General Tamil General English