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Eligibilty Criteria

In the table given below, the candidates will understand the eligibility criteria required to apply for the TSPSC Group I exam. Only those candidates with the right qualifications are eligible to apply for the posts. Check out the details here :

Stream Eligibility Criteria
General Graduation from any recognized university in India incorporated either by Central Act, Provincial Act or State Act (or) Graduation from an institution that is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) (or) Any Equivalent Qualification

TSPSC Group I 2022 Age relaxation

As per the TSPSC notification, the age limit of the candidates for most of the posts is 18 to 44 years. However, as per the government norms, the upper age is relaxed for certain reserved candidates. The age relaxation details of certain categories are as follows :

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
BC 5 years
PHC 10 years
Ex-servicemen/NCC 3 years
Exam Pattern

TSPSC Group I Exam 2022 is divided into 3 rounds or stages. First-round is Prelims. It has only one paper carrying 150 questions objective type. The second round Mains is a descriptive paper. It has 6 papers and a qualifying English language paper. The third round is Interview. The details of all three rounds are given below :

Stages Papers Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Prelims Paper 1 General Science Mental Ability 150 2 ½ hours
Mains Paper 1 General Essay 150 3 hours
Paper 2 History Culture Geography 150 3 hours
Paper 3 Indian Society Constitution Governance 150 3 hours
Paper 4 Economy and Development 150 3 hours
Paper 5 Science and Technology, Data Interpretation 150 3 hours
Paper 6 Telangana Movement and State Formation 150 3 hours
Interview 100 -
Total Marks 1000 -




Once a candidate decides to give the TSPSC Exam, the first stage that the candidate needs to clear the Prelims. Though it is only a qualifying paper, it is of utmost importance to candidates in order to become eligible for the next round. Thus, candidate needs to go through the given syllabus, make notes out of it and revise. It is also important to give enough mock tests in order to get better understanding of the subject and better scores. Download .

Paper Topics
General Studies and Mental Ability Current Affairs International Relations General Science Environment and Disaster Management Economic and Social Development Geography of World, India and Telangana Indian History and Cultural Heritage Indian Constitution and Polity Governance and Public Policy Telangana State Policies Telangana Heritage, Arts and Literature Social Exclusion based on Caste, Tribe, Gender, Disability Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Syllabus of Mains 2022

Once the candidate gets through the first round, the candidate needs to be prepared for the next battle ie Mains. Since it is a descriptive paper, writing answers is very crucial. Having knowledge is one thing and putting it down on paper is another. Hence, candidates should do enough answer writing practice of the topics mentioned below as per the requirements of different papers.

Paper 1(General Essay):

  • Indian Politics Dynamics
  • Developments in Science and Technology
  • Contemporary Social problems and issues
  • Economic Growth and Justice
  • Education and Development of Huan Resources
  • Indian Historical and Cultural History

Paper 2 (History, Culture, and Geography):

  • Modern Period (1757-1947 AD) history and culture of India
  • Telangana culture and history
  • Telangana Geography
  • Indian Geography

Paper 3 (Indian Constitution, Society and Governance)

  • Indian Society Structure
  • Social Movements and Issues
  • Constitution of India
  • Governance aspects

Paper 4(Economy and Development)

  • Indian Economy and Development
  • Economy of Telangana
  • Development and Environment issues

Paper 5(Science and Technology and Data Interpretation)

  • Science and Technology role and its effects
  • Recent trends in Science
  • Problem Solving and Interpretation of Data

Paper 6(Telangana Movement and State Formation)

  • Telangana Movement
  • Mobilization Phase
  • Formation of Telangana State

TSPSC Group I 2022 Selection Process

TSPSC Selection Process

Telangana State Public Service Commission recruits candidates for gazette posts. The main criteria for the selection of candidates for various posts include skills, knowledge, conceptual understanding and abilities. Group 1 exam is of 3 phases. In the first phase, candidates are tested on their aptitude skills and the current happenings in the society. Only when the candidates qualify prelims, they are eligible to write the Mains exam. Mains stage is the most important round to clear this exam.

The candidates must be well versed in the complete syllabus of the six papers that are mentioned. In the last round, candidates are tested for their personality along with the knowledge and content that they possess. Selection of the candidates depends on the marks scored in the Mains and Interview round. Prelims round is only a qualifying round.

Admission Open 2023