Telangana Group I Service Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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Telangana Group -I Services Exam is conducted by Telangana State Public Service Commission to recruit qualified candidates for various administrative positions.

This exam is highly competitive, and to have an edge in it, careful planning, meticulous preparation, and unwavering dedication is required. Thousands of candidates appear annually in this exam, and the availability of services is subjected to vary based on the number of vacancies available in the particular year.

Exam Highlights

Level of Exam Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Telugu
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in various posts of civil service.
Conducting Body Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC)
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Telangana Group I Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must have a Bachelor Degree from a recognised University.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the Telangana Group I examination should be minimum of 18 years and maximum of 44 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    BC 49 years
    SC/ST 49 years
    PwD 54 years
    State Government Employee 49 years
    Ex-serviceman 47 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no attempt restriction for the candidates provided the upper age limit has not been exceeded.

Telangana Group I Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of issuing Admit Card To be notified
Date of Preliminary Exam To be notified
Date of Result To be notified

Telangana Group I Exam Pattern 2021

Telangana Group I Service Exam consists of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination consists of one paper carrying 150 marks.
Stage II: After that, the Mains examination consists of 6 papers.
Stage III: This stage consists of a Personality Test (Interview).

Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I: General Studies and Mental ability
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 150 mins 150

Pattern for Main Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 General English
Qualifying Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
2 Paper I: General Essay
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
3 Paper II: History, Culture and Geography
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
4 Paper III: Indian Society Constitution and Governance
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
5 Paper IV: Economy and Development
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
6 Paper V: Science and Technology and Data Interpretation
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
7 Paper VI: Telangana Movement and State Formation
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
Total Marks* 900

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Personality Test

Total marks allotted: 100

The candidates shall be interviewed by the Board constituted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission.

Telangana Group I Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I: General Studies and Mental ability

  • Current Affairs – Regional, National & International
  • International Relations and Events.
  • General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  • Environmental Issues: Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
  • Economic and Social Development of India
  • World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana state.
  • History and Cultural Heritage of India
  • Indian Constitution and Polity
  • Governance and Public Policy in India.
  • Policies of Telangana State
  • Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana
  • Social Exclusion: Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive policies.
  • Logical Reasoning: Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.

Syllabus for Main Exam

1 Mains General English

  • Spotting Errors – Spelling; Punctuation
  • Fill in the blanks – Prepositions; Conjunctions; Verb tenses
  • Re-writing sentences – Active and Passive voice; Direct & Reported Speech; Usage of Vocabulary
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Comprehension
  • Précis Writing
  • Expansion
  • Letter Writing

2 Mains Paper I: General Essay

  • Section-I: Contemporary Social Issues and Social Problems, Issues of Economic Growth and Justice.
  • Section-II:  Dynamics of Indian Politics, Historical and Cultural Heritage of India.
  • Section-III:  Developments in Science and Technology, Education and Human Resource Development.

3 Mains Paper II: History, Culture and Geography

  • History and Culture of India, with special reference to Modern Period: Early Indian Civilizations-Indus and Vedic, advent of Islam, the Establishment of British Colonial Rule in India, anti – British uprisings, Three Phases of Indian Freedom Struggle.
  • History and Cultural Heritage of Telangana: History and culture of Ancient Telangana, Medeival Telangana and the emergence of composite culture, the Establishment of Asaf Jahi Dynasty.
  • Geography of India and Telangana: India – Physical setting, Agriculture and Irrigation, Agriculture- Rainfed/Dry land Agriculture, Urbanisation in Telangana State.

4 Mains Paper III: Indian Society Constitution and Governance

  • Indian Society, Structure, Issues and Social Movements: Indian Society, Social Exclusion and Vulnerable Groups, Social Issues, Social Policies and Programmes in India and Telangana.
  • Constitution of India:  Evolution of Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights, System of Government, Judicial System in India, Federal system.
  • Governance: Governance and Good Governance, Governance at State and District levels, Debates on Development and Development Processes, Ethics and Values of Administration.

5 Mains Paper IV: Economy and Development

  • Indian Economy and Development: National Income, Poverty and Unemployment, Money and Banking, Public Finance, Planning in Indian economy.
  • Telangana Economy: Telangana economy in Hyderabad State, Human resources, Land reforms, Agriculture and Allied sectors, Industry and Service sectors.
  • Development and Environmental Problems:  Environment vs Development, Natural resources, Eco systems and Bio-diversity, Environment pollution and solid waste management, Global Environment Issues.

6 Mains Paper V: Science and Technology and Data Interpretation

  • The role and impact of Science and Technology: Classical and Emerging areas of Science & Technology, National Policy of Science & Technology, Energy Resources.
  • Modern Trends in application of knowledge of Science: Crop Science in India, Concept of Biotechnology, Food bio-technology, Microbial infections, Vaccines.
  • Data Interpretation and Problem Solving: Data Analysis, Problems based on Tabular and Diagrammatical Data, Quantitative Aptitude, Time and Work, Speed, Decision Making and Problem Solving.

7 Mains Paper VI: Telangana Movement and State Formation

  • The idea of Telangana: Historical Background, Hyderabad State in Independent India, Formation of Andhra Pradesh, 1956, Violation of Employment and Service Rules.
  • Mobilisational phase: Court Judgements on Mulki Rules, Rise and Spread of Naxalite Movement, Rise of Regional Parties in 1980’s and Changes in the Political, Liberalization and Privatisation Policies in 1990’s and their consequences, Quest for Telangana identity.
  • Towards Formation of Telangana State: Public awakening and Intellectual reaction against discrimination, Establishment of Telangana Rashtra Samithi in 2001, Role of Political Parties, Cultural Revivalism in Telangana, Parliamentary Process.

Syllabus for Personality Test

In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only a candidate’s intellectual qualities but also social traits and interest in current affairs. Some of the qualities to be judged are mental alertness, critical powers of assimilation, clear and logical exposition, the balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, the ability for social cohesion, LEADERSHIP, and intellectual and moral integrity.

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