TNPSC Group 1 Exam Preparation at Shri Rajiv Gandhi SSC Academy

Welcome to Shri Rajiv Gandhi SSC Academy, where we are committed to providing comprehensive and result-oriented coaching for the prestigious Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Group 1 examination. Our academy takes pride in being a leading institute dedicated to shaping the future of aspirants aiming to secure top administrative positions in the state.

About TNPSC Group 1 Exam:

The TNPSC Group 1 examination is one of the most esteemed and competitive civil service exams in Tamil Nadu. It is conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and opens doors to prestigious posts like Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Societies, and various other Group 1 services. Aspirants need to demonstrate a deep understanding of diverse subjects, analytical thinking, and effective communication skills to excel in this examination.

Our Academy’s Approach:

At Shri Rajiv Gandhi SSC Academy, we follow a comprehensive and personalized approach to guide our students towards success in the TNPSC Group 1 examination. Our faculty comprises highly experienced subject experts and former civil servants who are committed to nurturing the aspirants’ potential to the fullest.

  1. Expert Faculty: Our faculty members are handpicked for their subject expertise and experience in guiding students through the complexities of the TNPSC Group 1 syllabus. They provide in-depth knowledge and conceptual clarity to help students grasp the subjects effectively.
  1. Well-Structured Curriculum:We have designed a well-structured and comprehensive curriculum that covers all the relevant topics and subjects of the TNPSC Group 1 exam. The syllabus includes the following subjects:

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus:

The TNPSC Group 1 syllabus for the prelims exam is set as the degree course for General Studies and for Aptitude & Mental Ability Test, the questions will be of SSLC Standard). Check the below section to understand the TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Syllabus 2023 for each unit.

Unit 1 General Science
  1. Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.
  2. Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications.
  3. Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
  4. Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.
  5. Environment and Ecology
Unit 2- Current Events
  1. History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports Books and authors.
  2. Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare-oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems.
  3. Geography – Geographical landmarks.
  4. Economics – Current socio-economic issues.
  5. Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.
  6. Prominent Personalities in various spheres- Arts, Science, Literature and Philosophy.
Unit 3- Geography of India
  1. Location – Physical features – Monsoon, Rainfall, Weather and Climate – Water Resources – Rivers in India – Soil, Minerals and Natural resources – Forest and Wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
  2. Transport – Communication.
  3. Social Geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, Linguistic Groups and Major Tribes.
  4. Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.
Unit 4- History & Culture of India
  1. Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms -South Indian history.
  2. Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
  3. Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
  4. India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
Unit 5- Indian Polity
  1. Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.
  2. Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  3. Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local Governments, Panchayat Raj.
  4. Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.
  5. Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  6. Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.
Unit 6- Indian Economy
  1. Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  2. Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy- Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax.


  1. Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in Agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural Welfare Oriented Programmes – Social problems – Population, Education, Health, Employment, Poverty.
Unit 7- Indian National Movement
  1. National Renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore and others.
  2. Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant Movements.
  3. Communalism and partition.
Unit 8: History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
  1. History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  2. Thirukkural :

Significance as a Secular literature

Relevance to Everyday Life

Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc

Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs

Philosophical content in Thirukkural

Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

  1. Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian
  2. Movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna.
Unit 9: Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  1. Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.
  3. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development.
  4. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  5. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  6. Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  7. E-governance in Tamil Nadu.
Unit 10 Aptitude & Mental Ability
  1. Simplification- Percentage, Highest Common Factor (HCF), Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  2. Ratio and Proportion.

3.. Simple Interest – Compound Interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

  1. Logical Reasoning – Puzzles, Dice, Visual Reasoning, Alphanumeric Reasoning, Number Series.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus 2023 for Mains

The Main exam is divided into 4 papers, each of 3 hours. The Papers cover conceptual and descriptive questions. The detailed syllabus for the topics in each Paper is given in the following table.

Paper                                  Syllabus

Paper-I               –           Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard) (Descriptive Type)

Paper-II               –           Unit 1: Modern history of India and Indian culture

Unit-2: Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu

Unit-3: General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard)

Paper-III               –      Unit 1: Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India

Unit 2: Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India

Unit 3: Tamil Society & Its Culture and Heritage

Paper-IV              –       Unit 1: Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu

Unit 2: Environment, Bio Diversity and Disaster Management

Unit 3: Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of global economy on                                           India

  1. Personalized Attention:We understand that every student is unique and may have different learning needs. Our academy ensures personalized attention to each student, providing them with the necessary support and guidance throughout their preparation journey.
  1. Mock Tests and Practice Papers: To help students build confidence and develop effective time management skills, we conduct regular mock tests and provide practice papers simulating the actual exam environment.
  1. Current Affairs and General Awareness: Keeping in mind the significance of current affairs in competitive exams, we offer dedicated sessions to cover national and international events, government policies, and socio-economic issues.
  1. Personality Development and Interview Preparation: Excelling in the TNPSC Group 1 examination not only requires strong academic preparation but also effective communication and personality traits. Our academy offers interview preparation and personality development programs to ensure that students present themselves confidently during the interview stage.
  1. Motivational Support: We believe in the power of motivation and mentorship. Our academy provides constant motivation and guidance to keep students focused and determined throughout their preparation journey.

At Shri Rajiv Gandhi SSC Academy, we strive to create a conducive and nurturing learning environment that empowers aspirants to unlock their true potential and realize their dreams of serving the nation through the prestigious TNPSC Group 1 services. We are dedicated to fostering excellence and instilling a sense of commitment, integrity, and responsibility in all our students, preparing them to be future leaders of Tamil Nadu.

Join us at Shri Rajiv Gandhi SSC Academy and embark on a journey towards success and excellence in the TNPSC Group 1 examination. Together, let’s make your dreams come true!