Best Training Institutes for TNPSC Group 1 in Chennai

The Group 1 exam in Tamil Nadu is conducted by Tamil nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) for selecting officers to the Group 1 / Group A cadre of the administrative service (Tamil Nadu Civil Administrative Service – TAS), Tamil Nadu Police Service (TPS), Tamil Nadu Commercial taxes service, Tamil Nadu Registration service, Tamil nadu General service & Tamil nadu Fire and Rescue service.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam has changed in the recent years. As always our academic team has been rated the best TNPSC Group 1 Training Centers & Institutes. We have shortlisted these institutes based on the many parameters but not limited to:

  • Selection Calls for TNPSC Group 1
  • TNPSC Group 1 Cut Off Mark
  • Final Selection List
  • Course Content
  • Student Feedback
  • Faculty Profile
  • Years in the Training Business
  • Course Fee
  • Admission in Top Medical Colleges
  • Success rate in Group 1 TNPSC exam
  • Feedback on Social Media

To get a balanced opinion we also called atleast 20 centers that offer TNPSC Group 1 training with the following questions: How many students got State Rank higher than 20 in Group 1 exam in 2017 from your institute, Does you institute offer trail classes, What is your student to faculty ratio, Your online feedback on facebook does not see so good why is that? What is your enrollment ratio, What is your course fee, Do you offer money back guarantee for your courses, How many years of experience do you have in TNPSC Group 1 exam training? etc… These questions were posed to all the institutes we called (We posed as sincere parents / students) . Many of them didn’t respond rightly or should we say satisfactorily. To be fair, maybe the right person was not posted at the Customer Support Center at the time we called. That could be one reason this rating was biased. But then we called twice just in case!

Best Training Centers for TNPSC Group 1 Exam in Chennai

Vetri IAS Academy
Muthiah Hall, Old No.52, New No.1, 9th Street,
F Block, 1st Avenue Main Road,
Near Istha siddhi Vinayakar Temple,
Anna Nagar East, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India – 600102.
Phone: +91 (44) 26265326.
Mobile: +919600124042, +919840097666.
Email ID:

Sura’s Academy
16th Main Road, Anna Nagar West,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040,
India. Phone:+91 96 00 175757.

Race Institute
#1 South Usman Road,
Opp to T Nagar Bus Terminus,
Thyagaraya Nagar,
Chennai – 600 017.
Tel: 07601 80 80 80, 09043 30 30 30

Shankar IAS Academy
Door No 18, Old Plot No 109, New Plot No 259,
AL Block, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony,
Annanagar, Chennai ‐ 600040.
Contact : 044- 48567227 | 044-48574957 | 76677 66266 | 94441 66435

Radian IAS Academy
711 EVR Road, Opp. Anna Arch, NSK Nagar, Arumbakkam Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Contact: 9962700505 / 9840400825 / 9840433955

Saidai Duraisamy’s Manidha Naeyam
#28, 1st Main Road, C I T Nagar, Chennai – 600 035
Course Director : +91-994070110
Help line – 9025408908 / 9840106162
044 – 24358373 / 24330095

About TNPSC Group 1 Exam

The exam is typically conducted once a year. Modelled on the Indian Civil Service exam, the exam has a 3 staged selection process. A preliminary examination followed by main exam and an interview. Candidates applying for the police service have an additional physical fitness test.

Some officials from the Group 1 services of the state cadre are over time conferred the all India Civil service status based on the years of service and the recommendation of the state government.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Eligibility

The eligibility requirement for appearing in the TNPSC Group 1 exam depends on age, educational qualification and birth caste of the candidate.

Education Qualification

A graduation in any discipline as recognized by UGC / AICTE / Government of Tamil nadu under gazette is considered eligible to appear for the exam. Students in their final year of their degree course subject to fulfilling all the eligibility criteria by the time they appear for the main exam can apply.

TNPSC Group 1 Exam Syllabus

The exam is split into 2 written stages, the preliminary & the main exams.

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam is a single exam of objective type with 200 questions. This is split into 150 from general studies and the rest 50 of general aptitude. The exam is of 3 hours duration and has a pass mark based on caste of the candidate.

The preliminary exam is for screening purposes only and the marks obtained do not affect when creating the final rank list.

Main Exam

The main exam is of descriptive type and has 3 papers of 3 hours duration each. Paper 1 is general studies. Paper 2 and Paper 3 are of subject chosen by the candidate of degree standard. The total marks is for 900 with a pass mark based on the caste of the candidate.

Interview & Record

For candidates who pass the main exam, the next stage in the interview stage for 120 marks.


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