About Group – I Service

The TSPSC Group 1 exam is a state level examination for students who wish to be employed by the Telangana State Public Service Commission. TSPSC Group 1 consists of all the highest-ranking posts with the highest pay-scale that candidates can apply for in the Telangana State Public Service Commission.


There is a certain minimum eligibility that candidates need to be aware of before applying for the TSPSC Group 1 Examination. The details of eligibility are displayed in the below table.

TSPSC Group 1 Eligibility
Particulars Details
Nationality Indian
Age 18 – 34 years
Qualification Undergraduate/ Bachelor’s Degree
(From a recognized University or College)

Age Relaxation for TSPSC Group – I:

The upper age relaxation as per the rules and norms of the government is only applicable for the reserved category candidates. Here is the list of upper age limits of the candidates with their category.

Category Relaxation years
Other Backward Caste 3 years
Scheduled Caste 5 years
Scheduled Tribe 5 years
PWD 10 years


TSPSC is going to conduct the Group-1 exam for recruiting in the following posts:
Deputy Collector
(Civil Services, Executive Branch)
Municipal Commissioner- Grade II
Deputy Superintendent of Police – Category II
(Police Service)
Mandal Parishad Development Officer
Commercial Tax Officer District Employment Officer
District Panchayat Officer
(Panchayat Services)
District Backward Classes Welfare Officer
District Registrars Assistant Commissioner of Labor
Divisional Fire Officer Deputy Registrar of Co-operative Services
Assistant Excise Superintendent Lay Secretary/Administrative Officer in
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare HOD
District Social Welfare Officer Regional Transport Officer
Municipal Commissioner District Employment Officer in TS Employment and Training Service
Assistant Audit Officer Administrative Officer in
Director of Public Health and Family Welfare
Assistant Treasury officer District Tribal Welfare Officer

Age limit for TSPSC Group-I Examination:

S. No Post Name Minimum Age
(In years)
Maximum Age
(In years)
1 Deputy Superintendent of Police 21 30
2 Deputy Superintendent of Jails 21 30
3 Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent 18 28
4 Divisional Fire Officer 21 28
5 All other posts 18 44

Selection Process

The TSPSC Group-1 exam pattern includes mainly four stages

  1. Preliminary Test(Objective)
  2. Mains
  3. Interview
  4. Document Verification

Scheme of the Exam:

General Studies and Mental ability 150 2 ½ 150


MAINS (Written Examination)
General English 3 150
Section – A
PAPER – 1 General Essay 3 150 900
PAPER – 2 History, Culture and Geography 3 150
PAPER – 3 Indian Society, Constitution and Governance 3 150
PAPER – 4 Economy and Development 3 150
PAPER – 5 Science & Technology and Data Interpretation 3 150
PAPER – 6 Telangana Movement and State Formation 3 150
Section – B
GRAND TOTAL (Section A+B) 1000



  1. Current Affairs – Regional, National &
  2. International Relations and
  3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.
  4. Environmental Issues: Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation
  5. Economic and Social Development of
  6. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana
  7. History and Cultural Heritage of
  8. Indian Constitution and
  9. Governance and Public Policy in
  10. Policies of Telangana State
  11. Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.
  12. Social Exclusion: Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive
  13. Logical Reasoning: Analytical Ability and Data

MAINS (Qualifying Test)
(Written Examination)

General English (Xth Standard)

  1. Spotting Errors – Spelling; Punctuation
  2. Fill in the blanks – Prepositions; Conjunctions; Verb tenses
  3. Re-writing sentences – Active and Passive voice; Direct & Reported Speech; Usage of Vocabulary
  4. Jumbled sentences
  5. Comprehension
  6. Précis Writing
  7. Expansio
  8. Letter Writing

(Written Examination)

Paper-I: General Essay

It will have to cover the following topics

  1. Contemporary Social issues and Social
  2. Issues of Economic Growth and Justic
  3. Dynamics of Indian Politics
  4. Historical and Cultural Heritage of India
  5. Developments in Science and Technology
  6. Education and Human Resource

Paper-II – History, Culture and Geography

  1. History and Culture of India, with special reference to Modern Period (1757 to 1947 A.D)
  2. History and Cultural Heritage of Telangana
  3. Geography of India and Telangana

Paper –III: Indian Society, Constitution and Governance

  1. Indian Society, Structure, Issues and Social Movements
  2. Constitution of India
  3. Governance

Paper –IV: Economy and Development

  1. Indian Economy and Development
  2. Telangana Economy
  3. Development and Environmental Problems

Paper- V: Science & Technology and Data Interpretation

  1. The role and impact of Science and Technology
  2. Modern Trends in application of knowledge of Science
  3. Data Interpretation and Problem Solving

Paper-VI – Telangana Movement and State Formation

  1. The idea of Telangana (1948-1970)
  2. Mobilisational phase (1971 -1990)
  3. Towards formation of Telangana State (1991-2014)

Cut-off Marks – 2020 (Expected)

Factors Determining Cut – Off Marks:

While deciding the TSPSC Group 1 Cut off Marks 2020, the officials will follow the below considerations:

  • The total no of posts available
  • Performance of the contestants in the exam
  • No of aspirants who have taken the written test
  • The difficulty level of test
  • The maximum marks scored in the test

Category Wise Expected TSPSC Group – I Cut-off Marks

Category Name Cut-off Marks Female Cut-off Marks Male
BC 120 122
General category (UR) 123 125
BC (M) 114 116
MBC 118 120
ST 110 113
SC 101 105