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Group-I

Combined Civil services CCS-I commonly referred as Group-1 services exam is conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the posts like Deputy collector (DC), Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), District Registrar (DR), Assistant Commissioner (C.T.), Assistant Director (A.D) of Rural development etc., To become Deputy collector or Group-1 service office, candidates need to go through 3 stages process (Preliminary exam, Main Exam, Interview/Personality test). The details related to tentative date, actual date of exams, post and their vacancies, qualification (educational and others), other information like concession, mode of apply, exam fees payment , general rules and regulations can be found in http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/

H-GROUP I

  • Instruction

    Main
    It is a test of in-depth talent, writing skills, understanding, memory, presentation of information. Main exam consists of three papers of descriptive type. Marks obtained by a candidate has weight age in their final merit.
    General instruction
    Candidate has to qualify CCS-I prelim exam in order to appear in Main exam (See how to apply below)
    To Crack through Main, Aspirants has to go through the syllabus (Degree-Standard) prescribed by TNPSC. Once familiar with the syllabus, aspirants has to go through all previous year questions conducted by TNPSC Group-1 Main question paper. Past two years question paper can be found below. After Socializing with the exam, Aspirants has to go through the source books to find the source/areas of questions. (List of books prescribed by Appolo Study centre can be found below).
    Note: The details uploaded are based on TNPSC 2015 group-1 notification.

  • How to Apply

    Prelim qualified Candidate has to apply via registered/Speed post by filling the forms along with annexure (Physical qualification etc.,) in call letter for Main exam sent to Prelims qualified candidates by TNPSC. The details of fees, format of covering letter and other necessary instructions can be found in call letter.
    Click below for Appolo's advisory for TNPSC main applicants:
    Appolo's-Group-1-Main-Advisory

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus
  • Old Question Paper
  • Booklist

    Appolo Study Centre's Recommended Booklist based on Group-1 2015 Main syllabus

    Appolo's-Group-1-Main-Recommended books

  • Instruction

    It is final test in candidate assessment. Candidates who qualify the TNPSC Group-1 Main Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview & Record’ who will be interviewed by a Board who will have candidates resume. marks obtained by a candidate has weightage in their final merit.

    As per TNPSC 2015 group-1 notification , Interview and Record carries weightage of 120 marks.

    Candidate qualified in Main exam will be called for certificate verification. After this process, TNPSC announces list of candidate qualified to appear in Interview. Candidate has to go through current affairs by involving them in discussions on local, district, state, national and international issues, and questions related to candidates education, native location etc.,

  • How to Apply

    Candidates who qualify the TNPSC Group 1 Mains Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview & Record’ where Candidate qualified in Main exam will be called for certificate verification. After this process, TNPSC announces list of candidate qualified to appear in Interview. Candidates has to apply as per the call letter instructions sent by TNPSC

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    Candidate are advised to go through current affairs by involving them in discussions on local, district, state, national and international issues, and questions related to candidates education, native location etc.,

  • Old Question Paper

    Available only to Appolo Interview & counselling program Students.

  • Booklist

    Available only to Appolo Interview & counselling program Students.

Group-II

Combined Subordinate Service commonly referred as Group II Service Examination includes subordinate position such as Municipal Commissioner, DCTO (Deputy Commercial Tax Officer), Sub Registrar, Assistant Inspector of Labour etc., Candidates have to undergo 3 stage process preliminary / main / oral test.

Details related different variety of posts / vacancies / education qualification are found in www.tnpsc.gov.in

H-GROUP-2

  • Instruction

    It is a screening test conducted to assess the knowledge, aptitude of aspirants. Prelim exam consists of paper of objective type. 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.

    General instruction:

    Unlike Group I Services this exam carries language paper along with General studies. One has to choose either Tamil or English for language paper. Equal weightage is given for language and general studies. Comparing with Group I level of toughness is relatively easier. Since the volume of vacancies is more.

    Candidate has to apply for the TNPSC Group-2 exam in order to appear in prelim exam (See how to apply below)

    To Crack through Prelims, Aspirants has to go through the syllabus prescribed by TNPSC. Once familiar with the syllabus, aspirants has to go through all previous year general studiesand language questions conducted by TNPSC, not just Group-2 prelims but also Group-1/IIA,IV, VAO, High Court, Engineering Services and other exam’s General studies question paper. Subject wise segregation of past two years question paper can be found under group-1 prelims. After Socializing with the exam, Aspirants has to go through the sources books to find the source/areas of questions. (List of books prescribed by Appolo Study centre can be found below).

    Note: The details uploaded are based on TNPSC 2015 group-2 notification.

  • How to Apply

    The candidate has to apply via online through form available TNPSC website http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/. The notification and application form are usually made available online about 4 months (100-110 days) before the preliminary TNPSC examinations. Candidate must have read through the instruction given in the respective TNPSC notification, before applying.

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    TNPSC Group-2 Prelim-Pattern and syllabus based on 2015 notification
    Group-2 prelim-Pattern and Syllabus

  • Old Question Paper

    General studies Old question paper (Subject-wise) can be found under Group-1 Prelims tab, while original questions can be found at TNPSC website http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/.
    Below are the previous year language questions compilation and approach for general Tamil-language paper:
    General-Tamil-approach
    High-court-tamil

    High-court-tamil-lit

    High-court-english

    Hailor-tamil

    Jailor-exam-2016-general-english

    Group-iia-24-01-2016-general-tamil

    Group-iia-24-01-2016-general-english

    Group-ii-2015-general-tamil-26-7-15

    Group-ii-2015-general-english-26-7-15

  • Booklist

    Appolo's recommended books based on 2015-syllabus
    Appolo's group-2a exam-Recommended booklist

  • Instruction

    This tests assesses the aspirants ability to undergo descriptive tests. The main highlight of this exam is that it focuses on writing skills /understanding / recollection / presentation of information / facts with equal weightage on time management. The score obtained in the main examination has the final say in the final merit list.

    Candidate has to qualify CCS-II (Group-2) prelim exam in order to appear in Main exam (See how to apply below)

    To Crack through Main, Aspirants has to go through the syllabus prescribed by TNPSC. Once familiar with the syllabus, aspirants has to go through all previous year questions conducted by TNPSC Group-2 Main question paper. Past year question paper can be found below. After Socializing with the exam, Aspirants has to go through the source books to find the source/areas of questions. (List of books prescribed by Appolo Study centre can be found below).
    Note: The details uploaded are based on TNPSC 2015 group-2 notification.

  • How to Apply

    Prelim qualified Candidate has to apply via registered/Speed post by filling the forms along with annexure (Physical qualification etc.,) in call letter for Main exam sent to Prelims qualified candidates by TNPSC. The details of fees, format of covering letter and other necessary instructions can be found in call letter.

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus
  • Old Question Paper
  • Booklist

    Appolo's Group-2 Main recommended booklist
    Group-2-main-book-list

  • Instruction

    The Oral Test is an assessment test of the attitude and personality of the individual.

    It is final test in candidate assessment. Candidates who qualify the TNPSC Group-1 Main Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview & Record’ who will be interviewed by a Board who will have candidates resume. marks obtained by a candidate has weightage in their final merit.

    As per TNPSC 2015 group-2 notification , Interview and Record carries weightage of 40 marks.

    Candidate qualified in Main exam will be called for certificate verification. After this process, TNPSC announces list of candidate qualified to appear in Interview.

  • How to Apply

    Candidates who qualify the TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam will move to the next and final phase called ‘Personality Test/Interview & Record’ where Candidate qualified in Main exam will be called for certificate verification. After this process, TNPSC announces list of candidate qualified to appear in Interview. Candidates has to apply as per the call letter instructions sent by TNPSC

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    Candidate are advised to go through current affairs by involving them in discussions on local, district, state, national and international issues, and questions related to candidates education, native location etc.,

  • Old Question Paper

    Available only to Appolo Group-2 Interview guidance program Students.

  • Booklist

    Available only to Appolo Group-2 Interview guidance program Students.

Combined Civil Services Examination–II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services)

It is classified as a subordinate service of assistant rank. The qualification for this examination is graduation. It includes posts such as accountant in treasuries / accounts department / assistant in forest department / personal clerk in finance department in secretariat / revenue inspector in Revenue Department etc., The exam is conducted in single stage (Multiple choice question-exam)

H-GROUP II-A

GROUP IV

Direct recruitment for Junior Assistant, Bill collector, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Steno, Typist etc., comes under Group IV Services.

H-GROUP IV

  • Instruction

    It is also an objective type examination consisting of General Studies and one has to choose General Language either Tamil / English.

    Language paper English consist of three sections viz., Part A - Grammar, B – Literature and C – Authors and their Literary Works.

    ஆங்கிலம் போன்ற பொதுத்தமிழ் பகுதி அ - இலக்கணம்ரூபவ் பகுதி ஆ - இலக்கியம்ரூபவ் பகுதி இ - தமிழறிஞர்களும் தமிழ்த்தொண்டும் ஆகிய மூன்று பகுதிகளை உள்ளடக்கியது.

    Since educational qualification is SSLC level questions will be direct,simple and school text book in nature.

    It is a direct single examination clearing of this with maximum marks guarantees government service.

  • How to Apply

    The candidate has to apply via online through form available TNPSC website http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/. The notification and application form are usually made available online about 4 months (100-110 days) before the preliminary TNPSC examinations. Candidate must have read through the instruction given in the respective TNPSC notification, before applying.

  • Exam Pattern and Syllabus

    TNPSC Group-4 MCQ-Pattern and syllabus based on 2015 notification

    Group-iv-exam-pattern-gs-syllabus

  • Old Question Paper

    General Studies Subject-wise segregated questions can be found under Group-1 prelims while language questions can be found under Group-IIA MCQ tab.

  • Booklist

    Appolo's recommended booklist for Group-4 is same as Group-2A

Village Administrative Officer (VAO)

This examination is exclusively for the recruitment of Village Administrative Officers.

H-VAO

VAO

This examination is exclusively for the recruitment of Village Administrative Officers.

  • Instruction

    It is also an objective type examination consisting of General Studies and one has to choose General Language either Tamil / English.

    Language paper English consist of three sections viz., Part A - Grammar, B – Literature and C – Authors and their Literary Works.

    ஆங்கிலம் போன்ற பொதுத்தமிழ் பகுதி அ - இலக்கணம், பகுதி ஆ - இலக்கியம், பகுதி இ - தமிழறிஞர்களும் தமிழ்த்தொண்டும் ஆகிய மூன்று பகுதிகளை உள்ளடக்கியது.

    There will be questions on village administrative units for twenty-five marks.

    Since educational qualification is SSLC level questions will be direct, simple and school text book in nature.

    It is a direct single examination clearing of this with maximum marks guarantees government service.

  • How to Apply

    The candidate has to apply via online through form available TNPSC website http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/. The notification and application form are usually made available online about 4 months (100-110 days) before the preliminary TNPSC examinations. Candidate must have read through the instruction given in the respective TNPSC notification, before applying.

  • Exam Pattern Syllabus

    TNPSC VAO MCQ-Pattern and syllabus based on 2015 notification
    VAO-exam-pattern-and-syllabus

  • Old Question Paper

    General Studies Subject-wise segregated questions can be found under Group-1 prelims while language questions can be found under Group-IIA MCQ tab.
    Questions concerned with Topic "VAO" are given below
    VAO-exam-pattern-and-syllabus

  • Booklist

    Appolo's recommended booklist for VAO is same as Group-2A

Teachers Recruitment Board

This examination is exclusively for the recruitment of Teachers. About TET: Teaching is always a coveted profession and lakhs of aspirants willing teaching jobs take TET exam in Tamil Nadu every year. As according to the new rules laid down on the 23rd August 2010, the minimum qualifications of a teacher have been clearly defined. TET stands for Teacher Eligibility Test. Candidates has to clear at least one TET paper to be able to teach a government recognized school.

H-TRB

  • Instruction

    TET is a compulsory examination for all the B.Ed. qualified candidates to be considered for teacher jobs in schools run by the government and private managements.The TET paper 1 is for those who are seeking appointment as Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to VI. A TET certificate is issued to only those candidates who are deemed eligible and an issued certificate is valid for 7 years from the date of issue.

  • How to Apply

    Candidates may be facilitated to apply online for this examination. All candidates are allowed to undertake the TET 1 examination only if they have all required qualification for a Secondary Grade Teacher. As per 2013 notification, Applications can be purchased from all the Head Masters of Government Higher Secondary Schools, on payment of Rs. 50/- in cash towards the cost of Application Form and Prospectus. The filled-in Application Form and the TRB Copy of the Fees Payment Challan must be put inside the envelope provided and submitted in person in the Office of the District Educational
    Officer

  • Exam Pattern And Syllabus

    Exam Pattern The TET paper 1 has 150 Multiple Choice Questions. The language of the question paper is either Tamil or English and that depends upon the preference of the candidate.All the candidates who score above 55% in the TET Paper 1 are considered eligible and hence called for Certificate verification; this eventually means a verification of academic qualifications and a personal interview.
    Syllabus include

    • Child Development and Pedagogy
    • a vernacular language
    • English
    • Mathematics and
    • Environmental Studies

    TET-exam-pattern

  • Old Question Paper
  • Booklist

    Available only to Appolo Students

  • Instruction

    TET is a compulsory examination for all the B.Ed. qualified candidates to be considered for teacher jobs in schools run by the government and private managements.Candidates aspiring for higher classes (VI to X) have to clear the TET paper II. Only graduate teachers are eligible for appearing for the TET paper 2.(as on 2013 notification).The candidates should have a Graduation degree in Art or Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Education (B.Ed).). The recognized subjects include English, Tamil, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History, Geography etc. even a B. Litt degree is valid as long as it is in any of the allied subjects mentioned before.

  • How to Apply

    Candidates may be facilitated to apply online for this examination. As per 2013 notification, Applications can be purchased from all the Head Masters of Government Higher Secondary Schools, on payment of Rs. 50/- in cash towards the cost of Application Form and Prospectus. The filled-in Application Form and the TRB Copy of the Fees Payment Challan must be put inside the envelope provided and submitted in person in the Office of the District Educational
    Officer

  • Exam Pattern Syllabus

    Any person scoring a 55% or above is considered to have passed the TET Paper 2 and is now qualified to proceed for a Certificate verification.
    tet-exam-pattern

  • Old Question Paper
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    Recommended booklist available only to Appolo Students

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Probationary Officer/Clerk

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Clerk/PO exams to nearly 20 banks annually. Similarly State Bank Of India (SBI) Conducts Clerk/PO exams. The exams are generally conducted in three stages: 1. Preliminary 2.Main 3.Personality test/Interview (Third stage not applicable to Clerk post)

BANK-IBPS/SBI

  • Instruction

    Preliminary exam is usually Computer based test (MCQ-Multiple Choice Questions) test conducted across various centres allover India

  • How to Apply

    Aspiring Candidate has to apply online for these exams.

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  • Booklist

    Appolo's recommended booklist for banking:
    Banking-booklist

  • Instruction

    Second stage is open to aspirants who qualified the Preliminary exam

  • How to Apply

    Details of mode of application is usually provided while declaring preliminary result.

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  • Booklist
  • Instruction

    Final Stage of recruitment. Applicable only to main qualified candidates.

  • How to Apply

    The recruiter usually notifies mode of application during Main exam result declaration

  • Exam Pattern And Syllabus

    Simple personality test. It's mark carries weightage to final merit list.

  • Old Question Paper

    Not Applicable

  • Booklist

    Available only to Appolo Interview guidance program students.

H-TNUSRB-SI

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  • Instruction

    Appolo study centre's director team is working on developing an exam-oriented content supplemented by test module. We will soon commence exclusive customized training module for UPSC Civil service exam on pan-India platform.

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