The application form to apply for TNPSC 2019 Group 1 will end on January 31, 2019. The application forms are made available online since January 03, 2019. The application process will have to be completed in the online mode only before the last date by submitting an application fee of Rs. 150 towards the registration fee in the online mode only.

To access the application form the candidates need to register first at the one-time registration portal at For the prelims exam, the candidates need to pay Rs. 100 while submitting the application form. the candidates need to submit only one application form even if they apply for more than one post.

The application process is open for a total of 139 Group 1 vacancies. The posts for which the applications are called for are Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category -1), Assistant Commission (C.T), Deputy Registrar of Societies, District Registrar, Assistant Director of Rural Development, District Employment Officer and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service).

The candidates who will submit their application form before the last date will be issued hall ticket to appear in the Prelims. The hall ticket will be available inside the candidates’ login as per the dates that will be notified on the official website before the Prelims.

The exam pattern of the TNPSC 2019 Prelim exam is such that the exam will have objective type questions. 150 questions will be asked from General studies and 50 questions from Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard). The total duration of the test will be 3 hours and the maximum marks will be 300.

The SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs candidates need to achieve a minimum mark of 90 in each section to qualify. The candidates from other section need to get 120 marks to qualify in the exam.

The distribution of the 139 vacancies are as follows:

The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of applicants for admission to the Main Written Examination (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) an Oral Test in the form of an Interview.

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the applicants who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of applicants to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 50 times the number of applicants to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments.