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Tripura Civil and Police Services Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 19th February, 2021
UPSC

Tripura Civil Services (TCS) and Tripura Police Services (TPS) exams are conducted by the Tripura Public Service Commission to recruit the qualified candidates in the specified administrative posts.

TCS and TPS exams are 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
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in the posts of Tripura Civil Services and Tripura Police Services.
Conducting Body Tripura Public Service Commission
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TCS & TPS Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. A candidate must hold Degree of a recognized University. The candidates having knowledge of Bengali/English/Kokborok language is desirable.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The age of the candidate to appear in the TCS & TPS examination should be minimum of 21 years and maximum of 40 years.
    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST 45 years
    Differently abled 45 years

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

TCS & TPS Exam Important Dates 2021

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

TCS & TPS Exam Pattern 2021

The examination is consisted of three stages:
Stage I: Preliminary examination consists of one paper of objective type carrying 200 marks.
Stage II: After that, Mains examination consists of 6 papers of conventional/essay type.
Stage III: This stage consists of Personality Test or 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
Qualifying Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 150 mins One-fourth of the marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 200

Pattern for Mains Exam

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Language Paper I: General English
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
2 Language Paper II: English Composition/Bengali/Korkbook/Alt. English
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 100
3 Paper I: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
4 Paper II: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
5 Paper III: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
6 Paper IV: General Studies
Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 180 mins 150
Total Marks* 800

*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 Tripura Public Service Commission.

TCS & TPS Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

1 Prelims Paper I

  • English Composition: Synonyms, Antonyms, use of common Phrase & Idioms., use of appropriate Prepositions and Articles, Comprehension, Ordering of words in a sentence, Ordering of sentences, spotting of errors, use of appropriate and qualifying words etc.
  • History of Modern India & Indian National Movement for the period 1857 to 1947: In History, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its Social, Economic and Political aspects. Questions on the Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the Nineteenth Century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of Independence.
  • Geography of India: Question on Geography of India will relate to Physical, Social & Economic Geography of the country including the main features of Indian Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Geography, History & Culture of Tripura: In Geography of Tripura, emphasis will be on its natural resources with special reference to its soil, forest, water and power. The period from 1857 to 1949 will be considered for setting question on History of Tripura. There will be questions on different Tribes, Languages, Customs, Festivals, Important Historical sites etc.
  • Indian Polity and Economy: Indian Polity and Economy will test the knowledge of the candidates in Country’s Political system and Constitution of India, Panchayatee Raj, Community development, Economic development during Plan periods.
  • General Science and Environment: Questions on General Science and Environment will cover general appreciation and understanding of science and environment including matters of everyday observation and experience along with general awareness of Information & Communication Technology as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.
  • General Mental Ability: On General Mental Ability questions will be set on logical perception, understanding, natural conclusion etc.
  • Numerical Ability: Questions on Numerical Ability will be similar to that the Compulsory Mathematics paper at the Madhyamik Examination of Tripura Board of Secondary Education.

Syllabus for Mains Exam

1 Mains Language Paper I: General English

  • Essay
  • Report Writing
  • Precis

2 Mains Language Paper II: English Composition/Bengali/Korkbook/Alt. English

  • English Composition: A passage for Comprehension, Proper use of Articles and Prepositions, Transformation of Sentences, Correction of error, Synonyms, Antonyms, Official Letter Writing.
  • Bengali: Essay Writing, Report Writing, Precis Writing with Title, Translation from English to Bengali.
  • Kokborok Composition and Translation: Essay Writing, Report Writing, Precis Writing with Title, Translation.
  • Alternative English: Prose- Shooting an Elephant, Tobatek Singh, After Twenty Years, Poetry- Ode to the West Wind, the Heaven of Freedom, In the Bazaars of Hyderabad.

3 Mains Paper I: General Studies

  • Section A: General Knowledge and Current Affairs of National and International Importance.
  • Section B: Everyday Science and Technology: Cell, Human Nutrition, Plant Nutrients, Health and Hygiene, Biotechnology, Bio-medical Engineering, Units of Physical Quantities, Energy Resources, Communication System, Basis of Computer.
  • Section C: Numerical Ability: Number System, HCF and LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Data Analysis, Median, Mode.
  • Section D: Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability Test: Alphabetical Test, Coding and Decoding Test, Finding out the Dissimilarities, Analogy Test, Arranging in Order, Problems relating to relation, Logical Reasoning.
  • Section E: Environmental Conservation and Degradation: Biodiversity and it’s Conservation, Ecological Concepts, Environmental Pollution, Global Environmental Issues, Environmental Management and Legislation, Environmental Organizations and Agencies.
  • Section F: Security and Disaster Management: Types of Hazards and Disaster, Management and Planning for Disaster, Hazards and Disaster in Tripura.

4 Mains Paper II: General Studies

  • Section A: Modern History of India: Revolt of 1857, Growth of Indian Nationalism, Indidan National Congresss, Revolutionary Activities, Rise of Gandhi, Women in National Movement, Towards Partition.
  • Section B: History of Tripura: Era of Reformative Measures, Administrative and Reform Measures, Socio-Political Movements.
  • Section C: Indidan Socio – Cultural Heritage with Special Reference to Tripura: Salient Features of Ancient and Medieval Indian Literature, Syncretist Movements in Medieval India, Art and Architecture of Tripura.
  • Section D: Geography of India: Physical background, Socio-Economic Background.
  • Section E: Geography of Tripura: Physical Background, Economic and Socio-Cultural Background

5 Mains Paper III: General Studies

  • Section A: Constitution of India and Human Rights: Salient features of the Constitution of India, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Union Government and State Government, Centre, Judiciary in India, Provision for SCs, STs, OBCs and Minorities, Right to Information Act.
  • Section B: Indian Political System and Governance, Ethical and Moral Values in Governance: Party System and Pressure Groups, Coalition Politics in India, Election Commission, Challenges to Indian Democracy, Lokpal and Lokyukta, Bureaucracy in India.
  • Section C: Political and Administrative System of Tripura: Socio-Political Movements in Tripura, State Secretariat, Directorates and their Functions, Local-Self Government in Tripura.
  • Section D: Indian Foreign Policy: Features of Indian Foreign Policy, Determinants of Indian Foreign Policy, Relation of India with Neighbouring Countries, Lok-East and Act-East Policy.
  • Section E: International Institutions and Their Role in Maintaining World Peace and Order: UNO, Role of Various Organs of the UNO, SAARC.

6 Mains Paper IV: General Studies

  • Section A: Indian Economy, Poverty, Unemployment and Inflation: Basic features of Indian Economy, National Income, Agriculture, Industry and Service Sector, Poverty, Unemployment and Inflation.
  • Section B: The Concept of Budget, Fiscal and Monetary Policy: Concept of Budget, Analysis of Central and State Budget, Fiscal Policy, Centre-State Financial Relation, Finance Commission, Monetary Policy, Reserve Bank of India.
  • Section C: Banking, Money Supply and Share Market: Banking System in India, Role of Commercial Banks, Supply of Money, Money Market, Capital Market, Security and Exchange Board of India.
  • Section D: Social Security Measures in India With Special Reference to Tripura: Social Security Measures, Education, Health, Infrastructure.
  • Section E: Economy of Tripura: Agriculture, Industry and  Commerce: Agriculture, Forestry and Plantation, Industry, Commerce and Tourism.

Points Related to the Mains Exam

Paper II of Language Group consists of English/Bengali/Kokborok/Alternative English.

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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