(Group-I Services)

Group I Posts:

S.No

Name of the post

Name of the Service

Scale of pay

1

Deputy Collector

Tamil Nadu Civil Service

Rs.15600-
39100/- +G.P
Rs.5400/-
(PB-3)

2

Deputy Superintendent of Police (category-I)

Tamil Nadu Police Service

3

Assistant Commissioner

(C.T.)

Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Service

4

District Registrar

Tamil Nadu Registration Service

5

District Employment Officer

Tamil Nadu General Service

6

District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service)

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Service

Age Limit

S.No.

Name of the Post

Minimum Age

Maximum Age (with Relaxation)

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all castes

Others

1

Deputy Collector

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

2

Deputy Superintendent of Police (category-I)

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

3

District Registrar

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

4

District Employment Officer

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

5

District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service)

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

6a.

Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)

(i) For candidates possessing any degree

21 Years

35 Years

30 Years

 6b.

Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)

(ii) For candidates possessing B.L. degree

21 Years

36 Years

31 Years

Qualification

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-

Candidates should possess a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

Note:-

(i) The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC or its equivalent +U.G. degree.

Provided that, other things being equal, preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:-

Sl. No

Name of the Post

Preferential Qualification

1.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I)

A degree or diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science and also to those who possess National awards for Physical efficiency

 

Assistant Commissioner (C.T)

1st Preference

A degree both in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws

2nd Preference

A degree both in Commerce and Law.

3rd Preference

A degree either in Commerce or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.

4th Preference

A degree either in Commerce or Law.

 

District Employment Officer

Graduate in Economics / Education / Sociology / Statistics or Psychology and to those with Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and Experience in Industrial / Personnel Management / Labour Welfare. [Candidates to be admitted to the main written examination

[Candidates to be admitted to the main written examination should upload and submit evidence relating to all claims including preferential qualifications, if any, claimed by them when called for.]

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION

Candidates applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) must possess the following Physical Qualifications

S.NoName of the PostPhysical Qualification
1Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I)For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height, and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.
For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to them.
2District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service)For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height, 50 kgs in Weight and not less than 89 cms round the chest on full inspiration and 84 cms (normal) with not less than 5 cms chest expansion on full inspiration. ii.
For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement and 50 kg Weight will not apply to them. 6 Certificate for Physical Qualification.

Certificate for Physical Qualification

Among the candidates to be admitted to the main written examination those who opt for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) should produce certificate from a Medical Officer of/or above the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by the Government to the Government Medical Institution obtained on or after 09.11.2016 containing the following particulars when called for

Height

Centimetres

Weight (For the post of District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) only)

Kilograms

Chest Measurement

(a)On full inspiration

(b) On full expiration

(c) Difference (Expansion)

Centimetres

Centimetres

 Centimetres

However, in the case of woman applicants applying for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service), chest measurement and weight need not be specified in the said certificate.

iii. The candidates who fail to produce the Physical Qualification Certificate along with other documents when called for will not be considered for the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service). Subsequent claims for those posts will not be entertained.

An applicant selected for appointment to the post of Deputy Collector must satisfy the Medical Board in Tamil Nadu as to his/her physique, fitness and capacity for active outdoor work.

An applicant selected for appointment to the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) must satisfy the Medical Board in Tamil Nadu as to his/her physique, fitness and capacity for active outdoor work and must be certified by the Superintendent of Government Opthalmic Hospital in Chennai that his/her vision comes upto the requirements prescribed in the rules without the use of contact glasses.

Candidates with defective vision should upload and submit eye fitness certificate from a qualified eye specialist when called for along with other documents.

vii. The candidates once selected by the Commission to the posts of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Cat.I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) based on their option but who failed to satisfy the Medical Board in respect of their Physical fitness will forfeit their selection and they will not be considered for re-allotment to any other posts.

viii. Certificate of Physical Fitness: Candidates selected for appointment to the posts included in Group-I Services will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below before his / her appointment:-

Sl. NoName of the PostStandard of Vision PrescribedForm of Certificate of Physical Fitness
1Deputy CollectorStandard III or betterForm prescribed for Executive Posts
2Assistant Commissioner (C.T).
3District Employment Officer
4District RegistrarForm prescribed for the posts other than Executive and Ministerial

 

Exam Pattern

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, BCs, BCMs, MBCs/DCs

Others

Single paper in General Studies – 200 Q

General Studies – 150 Questions (Degree std) Aptitude & Mental Ability Test – 50 Ques (SSLC std)

3 Hours

300

90

120

General Studies – Descriptive type (Degree std)

Paper-I

Paper- II

Paper-III

3 Hours

3 Hours

3 Hours

300

300

300

306

408

 

120

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UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination or CSAT (Objective Section)

Phase 2: Main Examination (Subjective Section)

Phase 3: Interview (Vocal Section)

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination – CSAT Syllabus:

CSAT or Civil Services Aptitude Test is the first phase of preliminary examination of UPSC. This test is intended to assess the aptitude of examinees in solving the ‘Reasoning and Analytical’ questions.

IAS prelims exam consists of two papers of objective type, each of 200 marks (total of 400 marks) and two hours of duration and candidates must take both the papers.

The preliminary examination is meant for screening the candidate and the marks obtained by a candidate in the prelims who qualifies to the mains exam will not be be taken in account to determine their final merit.

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation General Science

a) IAS Preliminary Exam:

Paper

Subjects

Total Marks

I

General Studies

200 marks

II

Aptitude Skills

200 marks

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. – Class X level)

The phase 2 tests candidate’s academic talent in depth and his/her ability to present understanding in a reasonable way. The IAS mains examination is designed to analyse the comprehensive intellectual quality and the understanding of candidates rather than just (just in case meaning) determining their information and memory.

The UPSC mains exam consists of 9 papers, in which two are qualifying papers of 300 marks each:

  1. Any Indian Language
  2. English

These two papers just need to qualify which is compulsory and marks obtained will not be considered or counted.

And the rest of seven papers can be written in any of the languages mentioned as in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or in English. Below given the remaining seven papers:

PaperSubjectMarks
Paper-IEssay250
 Can be written in the medium or language of the candidate’s choice 
Paper-IIGeneral Studies- I250
 (Indian Heritage and Culture, 
 History and Geography of the World and Society) 
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies- II250
 (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations) 
Paper-IVGeneral Studies- III250
 (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 
Paper-VGeneral Studies- IV250
 (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 
 (Marks carried by General Studies was 4X250=1000) 
Paper-VIOptional Subject – Paper 1250
Paper-VIIOptional Subject – Paper II250
 (Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject ” and candidate need not to be a graduate in that language’s literature.) 

b) Main Exam:

Papers

Topics

Total Marks

I

One Of The Indian Languages Chosen From The Prescribed List

300

II

English

300

III

Essay

250

IV/V/VI/VII

General Studies (250 Marks For Each Paper)

1000

VIII & IX

Optional Subject 1

500

Total Marks For Written Examination

 

1750

Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the UPSC Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion enters the next and final phase that is the ‘personality test’ or ‘Interview’ round.

c) Interview Test

  • Candidates who qualify the UPSC Mains Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview’ who will be interviewed by a Board who will have candidates resume. The interview round is held by a Board of competent and unbiased intended to assess social traits and his interest in current affairs and analyze the personal aptness of the candidate for a career in public service. Some of the qualities evaluated during the personality test are mental alertness, clear and logical exposition, critical powers of assimilation, variety and depth of interest, balance of judgement, intellectual and moral integrity ability for social cohesion and leadership,.
  • The interview is more of purposive conversation intended to divulge the mental qualities of the candidate.
  • Candidate can give interview in their preferred language as UPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

The Interview test will be of 275 marks.

The total mark of the written examination is 1750 Marks.

The Interview/Personality Test will be of 275 marks.

The Grand Total 2025 Marks

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