TNPSC – Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

TNPSC, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is a government department of Tamil Nadu which is responsible for administering process of the recruitment of people or workforce into the public service of state. It is the Madras Service Commission Successor which came into existence under Madras Legislature Act in 1929. It was the India’s first Provincial (Regional) Public Service Commission.

History of TNPSC:

A Public Service Commission was established by Indian Government in 1923 to study and investigate the Indian Civil Service salary structure and the transferring possibility of some duties to regional services. There were five English men and four Indian men, where Fareham’s Viscount Lee was serving as a chairman.Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

The addressing of Indianisation rate of Indian Police and Indian Civil Service was also done by this commission. It determined a rate that it takes 15 years for Indian Civil Service and 25 years for Indian Police with 50% Indian Membership.

As a result of discretionary (non-compulsory) powers left to provincial (regional) Government, the Madras Government and Punjab Government initiated to set up public service commissions of their own.

In India, Madras Presidency was the first region to setup their own commission of service when the Madras Service Commission was setup with three members under Madras Legislature Act in 1929. In 1957, it became MPSC – Madras Public Service Commission from Madras Service Commission. When the name of the State, Madras was changed to Tamil Nadu in 1970 it was renamed as TNPSC, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission from Madras Public Service Commission.

Founded in: 1929

Body Type: Constitutional Body

Purpose of: Recruitment

Located: At Frazer Bridge Road, VOC Nagar of Park Town in Chennai.

Service Region: Tamil Nadu

Chairman of Commission: Shri. Dr. K. Arulmozhi (I.A.S.)

Secretary of Commission: Shri. M. Vijaykumar (I.A.S.)

Examinations Controller: Smt. V. Shobhana (I.A.S.)

Employ Staff: 400+


Functions of TNPSC:

  • TNPSC discharges (dismisses) the functions and duties specified in Article 320 of Indian Constitution.
  • It advices the Government on all affairs related to recruitment framing rules and principles to be obeyed in making appointments, promotions and transfers to another service from one service.
  • It also conducts examinations for candidates selection under personnel recruitment to Subordinate, State and Ministerial Services.
  • It conducts departmental exams for servants of Government.
  • On behalf of Ministry of Defence, it conducts examinations for school admission which is run by Rashtriya Indian Military College in Dehra Dun.

TNPSC PortalTamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Through Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Online Portal you can get all the details of online services of recruitment provided by TNPSC.  You can get complete information of Notifications and the awareness of examinations through their annual planner. To get the details of 2018 Annual Planner, visit:

The results of all the previous exams will be notified here

In this Portal, every detailed information like Departmental Promotions, Departmental Tests, Recruitment, etc., are published along with rules and notifications.


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