The full form of TPSC is Tripura Public Service Commission. TPSC conducts the civil services examination for the state of Tripura. The combined services for which recruitment is done jointly are the Tripura Civil Service under Grade II and Tripura Police Service under Grade II or Group A services.
This article gives detailed information about the TPSC 2024 notification, including exam date, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, application process, admit card, result, etc.
Important Note: Candidates are advised to check TPSC 2024 Exam Date on the official website of the commission.
Eligibility for TPSC Exam
- Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India
- Educational Qualification: Candidates who have attained a bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification from a university that is recognized by the government of India.
- Age Limit: The minimum age criteria is 21 years, and the maximum is 40 years
- Age Relaxation: Below we have provided category wise age relaxation:
- SC/ST – relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.
- Physically Disabled candidates – 5 years in the upper age limit.
- Government servants – 5 years in upper age limit.
- Number of Attempts: There is ‘No’ specific cap on the number of attempts, as mentioned by the commission.
How to Apply for TPSC 2024?
Application to the TPSC exam is to be made only in ONLINE mode. The commission also has a pre-requirement for all candidates who wish to appear for the exam – one-time profile registration. All candidates shall register by entering relevant details on the official website during this process. The step-by-step TPSC 2024 application process is given below.
- Visit the official website – tpsc.nic.in
- On the online application portal, candidates have to first register themselves with valid login id/password.
- After registration, click on the ‘Online Application’ link to apply for the desired post.
- Enter all relevant details in the application form.
- Upload a scanned photograph and signature of the candidate.
- Pay the relevant fee.
- Submit the application form.
- Save/ print a copy of the submitted application form.
The application fee can be paid in two modes – Online or Offline. In the online mode of fee payment, candidates can pay the requisite fee via debit card/ credit card or online banking. In offline mode, the fee can be remitted at any SBI branch within the state of Tripura, and a challan and an acknowledgement can be obtained for the same. This Challan number can then be entered into the online application form. The application fees for various categories of candidates are as mentioned below:
- General Merit – INR 200 (For Group A posts)
- SC/ST candidates – INR 150
- BPL and Physically Disabled candidates – INR 150
TPSC 2024 Exam Pattern
The TPSC exam consists of three rounds, namely, the prelims, mains followed by the interview.
- Objective type of paper with multiple-choice questions
- There is only one paper to attempt.
- The General Studies Paper carrying 200 marks will be conducted for two and a half hours.
Mains Exam Pattern
- The main exam consists of 5 compulsory papers and 3 optional papers.
- The 5 compulsory papers are English Essay, English Composition, Bengali Language, General Knowledge, and The Constitution of India and the Five Years Plan
- All papers are elaborate and descriptive in nature.
- Candidates can select 3 papers from the list of 50 optional papers presented in the list displayed on the official website.
- Each compulsory paper is conducted for a duration of three hours for a maximum of 100 marks.
- Each optional paper is conducted for duration of three hours for maximum of 100 marks.
- Total marks of mains round are 800 marks.
- The personal interview is conducted for 100 marks.
- The qualification of the candidate, his interpersonal skills, and communication skills are taken into the main fore during the interview round.
- The candidate’s choice of optional subjects is also tested during this round.
TPSC 2024 Syllabus
Below we have provided Tripura Civil Service Syllabus 2024 in detail.
- English essay paper and composition type
- Current affairs and general knowledge
- History of India and Indian national movement
- Geography of India and Geography of Tripura in particular
- Indian economy and polity related topics
- Budget making and fiscal policies
- General knowledge of India and international relations.
- Numerical ability and Math’s reasoning.
- English Essay: Report writing, Letter writing, Precise writing
- English Composition: Comprehension, Sentence alteration/ modification/ completion, Synonyms and antonyms, Idioms and verbs, Paragraph writing, etc.
- Bengali Language: Composition, Essay writing, Translation, Grammar
- General Knowledge: Gk of Tripura and India, General Science and EVS, Arithmetic and Math-based questions, Sports field, IT development and knowledge of computers, Current affairs, General aptitude test, etc.
- Constitution of India: The Preamble to our constitution, Planning commission, Budget making and planning ,World Bank, IMF and related organizations and relation with India
- General knowledge
- Current affairs
- Local knowledge of Tripura state
- Domicile knowledge of the candidate
- Optional subject-based questions
- Questions related to assess one’s interpersonal skills, personality skills, and suitability to the job.
TPSC 2024 Admit Card
All candidates who apply for the Tripura Civil Service Exam can download the e-admit card from the official website. The steps to be followed to download the admit card is as follows:
- Visit the official website – tpsc.nic.in
- Click on the link to download the e-admit card
- The window opens wherein you will be prompted to click the appropriate link that will open n the admission certificate of the relevant exam.
- Enter your registration number, date of birth, and other relevant details.
- Download the admit card.
TPSC 2024 Cut off
The commission decides the cut off marks. At its discretion, it may tend to set the cut off marks for particular papers or all papers or taking the total (aggregate) marks into consideration. Also, the cut off marks as decided by the commission shall be disclosed after the results display on the official website. Candidates have to score well above the cut off marks to qualify in the exam.
TPSC 2024 Result
TPSC Result can be downloaded after every announcement made respectively after every round of exam. The step by step process to check result is given below.
- Visit the official website.
- Go to the results section.
- Click on the relevant exam link to find results correspondingly.
- Enter the registration number and date of birth to obtain results.
- Enter any other details requested ( like captcha code etc.)
- Obtain results.
- Results can be downloaded/ print copy taken for future references.
How to Prepare for TPSC Exam?
- Many questions appear from previous year’s papers. So, a detailed reference to last year’s question papers will give you a quick vision of what to study for the exam and what important things are required for the exam to clear it with high scores.
- Understand the type of questions and the number of questions that can be expected from a certain section of topics.
- Refrain from wasting time unnecessarily on topics that do not seem too important.
- When analyzing your study topics, list your core strengths and weaknesses. Identify where you need to put your focus on to improve in certain areas. Try to localize issues and avoid last-minute postponement of preparation.
- Start your preparation at least 8 to 9 months in advance. It would help to balance your preparation between prelims and mains and not focus only on prelims.
- Prelims consist of just one paper; enough preparation is needed for mains. So you can begin with mains and then come back to prelims.
- Taking a mock test at least ten days before the exam shall work well for the exam preparation.
- Coaching center enrolment is optional and not compulsory. But if you aim for higher marks, coaching may be recommended in many cases.
Books for TPSC Preparation
- General Knowledge series by Tarun Goyal
- General Science Encyclopedia by Arihant Publications
- Quantitative Aptitude by R S Aggarwal
- Arithmetic Series by Jain and Sharma
- Competition Success by Siddhartha Das
- Competition in Focus by Arihant Publications
- NCERT e-books