TNPSC personal assistant syllabus exam pattern 2016

TNPSC personal assistant syllabus exam pattern 2016

The Tamil Nadu Public Service commission has recently released their notification and invited application from candidates till  3rd August 2016. Those who forgot to apply can register themselves from now onward as the deadline is nearing. Previously, we helped you with all kinds of recruitment process related to TNPSC. Now we are here to provide you with, TNPSC Personal Assistant Syllabus Exam Pattern 2016.

TNPSC Board Profile

In the year 1923, the British Government established a Public Service Commission to examine the salary structure of the Indian Civil Service. The Commission was composed of four Englishmen and four Indian with Lord Lee of Fareham serving as its Chairman. The Commission also addressed the rate of Indianization of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It determined a rate which in fifteen years would make the Indian Civil Service with a fifty per cent Indian membership and the same in twenty-five years for the Indian Police.

It was left largely to the discretion of provincial Governments to recruit and exercise control over their Services, as they thought proper. As a result of the discretionary powers left to provincial Government, the Government of Madras and Punjab proposed to set up their Public Service Commissions. The Madras Service Commission thus came into being under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. Madras Presidency had the unique honour, of being the only province in India to establish the first Service Commission.

TNPSC personal assistant syllabus exam pattern 2016


The vacancies is for various posts such as follows,

  1. Personal Assistant to the HonorableJudges – 76
  2. Personal Assistant (to the Registrars) – 07
  3. Personal Clerk (to the deputyRegistrars) – 01
  4. Computer Operator – 61
  5. Typist – 84
  6. Reader / Examiner – 80
  7. Cashier – 02
  8. Xerox Operator – 06

Selection Process

For Post No.1 , 2 and 3, the selection process will be 3 rounds such as Written exam, Oral Test and Personal Interview. As the exam pattern and syllabus are asked mostly from degree or HSC standard. The candidates need not worry to think that, the exam will be more difficult. Just by more concentration and focus on syllabus will bring success on your way. Each question carried one mark. There is no negative marking will be entertained.The written exam pattern is tabulated as,

Name of the Post



Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

1. Personal Assistant to the Hon’ble Judges
2. Personal Assistant (to the Registrars
3. Personal Clerk (to the Deputy Registrars)Oral Test
Single Paper
General Studies (Degree Std.) – 150 Question
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Std.) – 150 Question
150+50 = 200 items
03 Hours 300



Total 340

For Other Posts, the selection process will be written exam and educational qualification will be considered. The exam pattern for computer operator posts are follows as,

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Type of Exam


No. of Questions



Minimum Qualifying Marks

1. Objective Type General Studies 75 150 3 Hrs 90
2. Aptitude and Mental Ability Test 25
3. General Tamil / English 100 150
4. Computer Application 100 100  1 1/2 Hr 30
Total 400 120

Exam Pattern for Other Posts

Name of the Post


Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks
Typist, Reader/ Examiner, Cashier, Xerox Operator Single Paper
General Studies (Degree Std.) – 75 Question
Mental Ability Test  – 75+25 = 100  Question
General Tamil / General English- 100  Question
3 Hours 150 + 150 = 300 90
Total 300


If it comes to syllabus for written exam, the candidates can make themselves prepared only through detailed syllabus. Now you can also search for previous year questions papers from the official website itself. The Candidates who are applied for the same posts, can attend the written test, which will be held on 27.08.2016 & 28.08.2016. The detailed syllabus for written exam is given in pdf format which is given below.

 General Studies

  • General Science : Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology
  • Current Events : History, Political Science-1, Geography, Economics, Science.
  • Geography
  • History and culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian economy
  • Indian national movement
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Test

Important Dates

Date of Publication of the Advertisement Paper: 20.07.2016

Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 20.07.2016

Last date for Submission of Online Application: 03.08.2016

Last Date for Payment of Application Fees: 05.08.2016

Exam date: 27.08.2016 & 28.08.2016.

Important links

>>> Detailed Syllabus <<<

Official Link: Click here

>>> Previous Year Papers <<<


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