TNPSC Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020 OUT – Download Exam Dates

TNPSC IAS Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020 OUT
TNPSC IAS Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020 OUT

TNPSC Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020 OUT – Download Exam Dates. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released the Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020 for Indian Administrative Service Officers. Half Yearly Tests are conducted for IAS Officers in line with rules laid down in the IAS Officers Manual. Officers are requested to go through the rules which specify the syllabi, books to be referred and marks to be obtained for a pass. The examination will going to be held from 05 October 2020 to 09 October 2020 and 20 October 2020.

TNPSC Half-yearly Exam Pattern Details

Name of the Board Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Post Name Indian Administrative Service Officers (IAS)
Exam date 05-10-2020 to 09-10-2020 and 20-10-2020
Exam Name Half Yearly
Status Exam Pattern and Exam dates released

TNPSC Half-yearly Exam Pattern 2020:

  • Syllabus for the Proficiency Test in Tamil for the Officers of the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service, borne on Tamil Nadu State Cadre whose mother -tongue is not Tamil.
  • S.S.L.C Standard in Tamil will be the Standard for this examination and the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Tamil text book for March-April 2020 examination under Part – I will be the prescribed text book for October 2020 examination.
  • Candidates should pass the examination by securing at least the minimum marks referred to in the syllabus and also pass both the parts (Written and Oral) at the same Examination.

For Written Examination:

Subject Minimum Marks Maximum Marks Duration
A Paper in essay having reference to modern thought with questions on Grammar and use of phrases and idioms (S.S.L.C. Standard)  








3 hours

Translation into Tamil of an English Passage and into English of a Tamil Passage







3 hours


For Oral Examination:

Subject Minimum Marks Maximum Marks

Construing Viva-Voce with readiness and accuracy prose passages selected from the S.S.L.C. Text book of the previous academic year



Conversing in the language with accuracy and Fluency. The Test will extend to discussion of such Subject as legal and administrative questions. 50


TNPSC Half-Yearly Exam Detail 2020:

  • Applications are invited from the candidates through “ONLINE” only for admission to the Half Yearly Examinations & Language Tests to be held in October 2020.
  • It is hereby notified that the next Half-Yearly Examinations and Language Tests for Officers of All India Services (I.A.S., I.P.S., and I.F.S.,) and State Services serving in Tamil Nadu will be held from 5 th October 2020 (Monday) to 9 th October 2020 (Friday) and Oral Test on 20th October 2020(Tuesday).
  • Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has since introduced Online mode of application for the Half Yearly Examinations & Language Tests – October 2020. Hence, the candidates are required to furnish their particulars in One Time Registration and then submit the application for the examination. Applications from the candidates received in standardized/conventional method of application by handwritten or typed or roneo-ed or Xerox-ed format will not be accepted and they will be rejected.
  • Subject to any change that may be found to be necessary, the Examinations will be conducted in the order of the time and subjects shown in the time table to this Exam pattern.
  • These examinations are only for those who are already in All India Services and State Services.
  • The examinations will be held in Chennai.
  • The First Class Language Test in Tamil Part-II will have both written and oral tests. The written and oral tests will be held on 05.10.2020 and 20.10.2020 respectively. If a candidate appearing for this test as part of his/her probation fails in the oral part, but passes in the written part, he/she will be allowed to appear and pass the oral part alone in subsequent examinations.

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