TNPSC Group 1 2020: In Wake of Group 4 Allegations TNPSC Sets New Rules for ApplicantsVignesh Subbaian (Author) Published Date : Jan 22, 2020 14:42 IST
TNPSC Group -1 Services preliminary exams to be conducted on April 5. TNPSC issued the notification to this effect on January 20. The online Group -1 exam registration for 69 vacancies ends on February 19, and fees can be paid up to February 21. An essential condition for the exam is that candidates who prefer to write Group -1 services exam outside their native districts have to specify a valid reason for it. It is due to the malpractices that surfaced recently in Group 4 and 2 exams conducted in 2019 and 2018, respectively.
TNPSC or the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, in its notification dated January 20, has invited online applications for combined civil services examination or the Group -1 services. It is to fill 69 vacancies including
- 18 Deputy Collectors
- 19 Deputy Superintendent of police coming under Category â€“ 1
- 10 Assistant Commissioners for Commercial Taxes
- 14 Deputy Registrars of Co-operative Services
- 7 Assistant Directors of Rural Development
- 1 District Officer for Fire and Rescue Services
All graduates with age limits of 21 to 32 years for the general category can write the Group 1 exams. And those belonging other than the general categories, the maximum age limit is 37 years. The salaries for the 69 vacancies are ranging from 56,100 to 1,77,000 depending on the posts. The Group I exams will be conducted on April 5 between 10 AM to 1 PM. The online registration form costs Rs. 150, and the fees for the preliminary exams are Rs. 100.
The inquiry on the malpractices in two centers of Group 4 exams conducted in 2019 is still underway. The questioning of those who got the top 40 ranks out of the top 100 on January 13 has yielded no results. There is no police investigation ordered until today, January 22, by the TNPSC. Also, there are no steps taken to find out how the irregularities have occurred. All the 16,29,865 candidates, who wrote that Group 4 exam, are still expecting the TNPSC to take quick decision.
Also, TNPSC scheduled the certificate verification of those who cleared the 2019's TNPSC Group 4 exams on January 28, 2020.
Meanwhile, PMK founder Ramdoss has insisted on the TNPSC to increase the maximum age limit for Group I exams to 40 years. He also mentions that in many states, the maximum age limit for such exams is 53 years.