How difficult is passing group 1 exam?

How difficult is it to pass Group 1 exam under TSPSC?

The Group 1 exam is the most competitive exam among all state-level exams. The aspirants can get highly reputed jobs with a good salary package. In the Telangana state, TSPSC is the responsible body for the recruitment of candidates for various posts. With systematic preparations, students can clear the Group 1 exam and before they start the preparations they must know the exam pattern, syllabus, and other important points related to the exam. Here are some important details about the TSPSC Group 1 exam;

Exam Pattern

There are four stages in the selection process for Group 1 posts; the details are given below;

  • Preliminary Exam: The subjects under this are General Studies and Mental Ability. It is for 3 hours and of 150 marks.
  • Mains Exam: It has a qualifying test of General English and six other papers. All exams are of 150 marks and each exam has 3 hours available

After both these rounds, selected candidates will be called for personal interviews and at last there, document verification will be done.


Preliminary Exam

  • General Studies:
  1. Regional, National and International Events
  2. Environmental Issues
  3. Disaster Management
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Indian and Telangana History
  6. Economy and social development of India
  7. India and Telangana Government and Public policies
  8. Culture, Society, Arts, Language, and heritage of Telangana
  • Mental Ability
  1. Analytical Ability
  2. Reasoning
  3. Data Interpretation

Mains Exam

  • General English
  1. Comprehension
  2. Expansion
  3. Fill in the blanks
  4. Spotting Errors
  5. Jumbled and Rewriting sentences
  6. Letter writing
  • Paper-I – General Essay

Into this students need to write three essays from each of these sections, each essay is of 50 marks.

  1. Issues related to economic growth and justice

Social Problems and Social issues

  1. Development in science and technology

Human Resource Development and Education

  1. Indian History and cultural heritage

Indian politics dynamics

  • Paper-II – History, Culture, and Geography
  1. Indian and Telangana Geography
  2. History and Culture of India
  3. Telangana History and Cultural Heritage
  • Paper-III – Indian Constitution, Society, and Governance
  1. Constitution of India
  2. Governance
  3. Indian Society, Social Movements and Issues
  • Paper-IV – Economy, and Development
  1. Indian Economy and Development
  2. Telangana Economy
  3. Development and Environmental issues
  • Paper-V - Science & Technology, Interpretation of Data

a) Science and Technology its role and effects

b) Recent Trends in the Application of Knowledge of Science

c) Data Interpretation and Problem Solving

  • Paper-VI – Telangana Movement and State Formation
  1. The idea of the state
  2. Mobilization period
  3. Formation of Telangana State

Preparation Tips

After going through the syllabus applicants can find how much hard the exam will be, students need proper study material along with good guidance. They can find all this easily at the online coaching classes for Group 1 exams. With all the study material in one place and just one click away it is easy for students to manage their preparations. Hopefully, these tips will be helpful for you. Learn more about online coaching here;

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