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TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) is an independent constitutional body which is responsible for conducting examinations for the recruitment to state, subordinate and ministerial services within its purview. The jobs under the TNPSC are categorized into eight groups among which the post of deputy collector comes under group 1. The official website of TNPSC (www.tnpsc.gov.in) releases its notifications regarding job recruitment to various posts in Tamil Nadu every year. Hence it is a great opportunity for everyone those who aspire for a government job in Tamil Nadu. Here In this article we are discussing the complete details of TNPSC deputy collector, which might be a dream job for the civil service aspirants among you. Applications are invited only through online mode. So it is very important to follow the official website of TNPSC to get updates regarding the exams.
TNPSC Deputy Collector
The post of deputy collector comes under the category of TNPSC group 1 services, which carry higher scale of pay and duties and responsibilities. After training, a group one officer and an IAS officer occupy the same level of post. When a group one officer is addressed as a ‘deputy collector’ of Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), an IAS officer is called as ‘sub collector’.
The candidates should have a graduation in any subjects from a recognized university and if they belong to any reserved categories such as SC, ST, DC, BC, BCM etc, their age limit should be between 21years to 35 years while if they do not belong to any of these categories the age limit is 21 to 30 years. Those who have written the final year degree examination are also eligible to apply for the preliminary examination
There are three stages for the recruitment process of a deputy collector.
1) Preliminary examination
2) Main written examination
3) Oral test
The candidates are admitted for the preliminary examination purely on the basis of the particulars given by them in their online applications. The questions will be of objective types which are to be answered in OMR sheets. Those who qualify the preliminary examination are eligible to appear for the mains. There will be 200 multiple choice questions with a total of 300 marks and the duration of the examination is 3 hours. The topics for the examination are,
1) General studies (150 questions with degree standard)
2) Aptitude and mental ability (50 questions with SSLC standard)
Main written examination
The main examinations are mostly descriptive in nature and they comprise three papers namely paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3. Each of the papers carries 250 marks and the time duration for each paper will be 3 hours. Unlike the UPSC exam, there are no optional subjects in the TNPSC Group 1 exam.
The candidates are invited for an oral test based on their performance in the main written examination and it is considered to be the final stage of selection process. The total mark of this session will be 100 and it is conducted by a TNPSC board to assess the candidates suitability to a career I administration.
Syllabus of preliminary examination in brief
• General science
• Current events
• History and Indian culture
• Indian polity
• Indian economy
• Indian national movement
• Aptitude and mental ability
• Logical reasoning
Syllabus of Main examination at a glance
• Modern Indian history and Indian culture
• Social issues- India and Tamil Nadu
• General aptitude and mental ability(SSLC standard)
• Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India
• Role and impact of science and technology in the Indian development
• Tamil society-Culture and Heritage
• Indian geography-special reference to Tamil Nadu
• Biodiversity, disaster management and environment
• Indian economy-current trends and impact of the global economy
The salary pay scale of a TNPSC deputy collector is from 56100 to 177500.
Hope the article is useful for all the civil service aspirants. Wish you all the success!