STAGES OF EXAMINATION
GROUP I EXAMINATIONS
PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION
The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination and (ii) Main Written Examination followed by (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.
The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 20 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments.
However, in each reservation group all the candidates, who secure the same marks as that of the cut off marks of the reservation groups will also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:20 ratio.
(i) PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
The Preliminary Examination will be in Single Paper of objective type in the Subject “General Knowledge” (Degree Standard)of 3 Hours duration having 200 questions, with a maximum of 300 marks.
(ii) MAINS EXAMINATION
Mains Examination will be of 2 papers of descriptive type in the Subject “General Knowledge” (degree standard).
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Paper I-General Studies 3 hrs 300 marks
Paper II - General Studies 3 hrs 300 marks
Interview - 80 marks
Note: The question papers for the Main Written Examination will be set both in Tamil and in English. Candidates are allowed to answer the Main Written Examination either in Tamil or in English or partly in Tamil and partly in English.
GROUP II EXAMINATIONS
Procedure of Selection
The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates (iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.
The Preliminary Examination consists of Single Paper in General Knowledge (Degree Std) (100 items) + General Tamil/General English (S.S.L.C. Std) (100 items) is of 3 hours duration and has its maximum marks of 150 marks each and of total marks 300 marks.
The candidates who are selected out of Preliminary Examination will be admitted to Oral Test in the shape of interview. It is for maximum of 40 marks.
The total marks for both stages of examination is 340 marks
(i) The question papers will be set in two types (i.e.) 1) General Knowledge (100 items) with General Tamil (100 items) and 2) General Knowledge (100 items) withGeneral English (100 items). The candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first 100 items on General Knowledge. The candidates should mention in column 22 of the OMR application form the option (i.e. General Tamil or General English) chosen by them, failing which they will be penalised.
(ii) The questions on “General Knowledge” will be set both in English and in Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/General English will be set in the respective languages.