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Exam Pattern

TSPSC Group-I Exam is Conducted in 3 Stages

Preliminary Examination (Objective paper)

Main’s Examination (Conventional Type)

Interview/Oral Test


Exam Pattern


150 Marks

150 Questions-objective Type

Duration-2:30 Hrs


900 Marks

6 Papers-150 Marks each

Duration – 03:00 Hrs


100 Marks




                             PRELIMINARY TEST


  1. Current Affairs – Regional, National & International.

  2. International Relations and Events.

  3. General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.

  4. Environmental Issues: Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.

  5. Economic and Social Development of India.

  6. World Geography, Indian Geography and Geography of Telangana state.

  7. History and Cultural Heritage of India.

  8. Indian Constitution and Polity.

  9. Governance and Public Policy in India.

  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 policies.

  13. Logical Reasoning: Analytical Ability and Data Interpretation.


Note: Group – 1 Prelims is only Eligibility Test, Only the qualified shall write mains, don’t worry key to break this barrier is Practice, take tests regularly, know the competition, you are sure to break free


Written Examination (Main)

General English (Qualifying Test)



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 Comprehensions

6 Précis Writing

7 Expansions

8 Letter Writing


This is a qualifying Test on General English for 150 Marks. Only the persons who qualify in this General English test, their remaining 6 mains papers will be evaluated. But don’t worry this is only qualifying, the marks obtained in this General English paper will not be considered for final merit.


Remaining 6 papers Exam Syllabus

Paper-I – General Essay

(Candidate should write three Essays, selecting one from each Section compulsorily. Each Section contains three Questions. Each Essay carries 50 marks.)



General Studies & Mental Ability

Issues of Economic Growth and Justice



Dynamics of Indian Politics

Historical and Cultural Heritage of India.



Developments in Science and Technology.

Education and Human Resource Development.


Paper-II – History, Culture and Geography

Early Indian Civilizations-Indus and Vedic; Emergence of Religious Movements in the sixth century BC – Jainism and Buddhism; Indo- Greek Art and Architecture – Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravathi Schools; Social and Cultural condition under the Mauryan, Satavahanas and Guptas .

Advent of Islam and its impact on Indian Society – Nature and significance of Bhakti and Sufi Movements; Contribution of Kakatiya, and Vijayanagara rulers to Language, Literature, Art and Architecture: the contribution of Delhi Sultans and Mughals to Language , Literature, Art, Architecture and Fine Arts, Monuments; Emergence of Composite Culture in the Deccan and India.

The Establishment of British Colonial Rule in India: Carnatic Wars , Battle of Plassey, Anglo Mysore, Anglo-Maratha and Anglo-Sikh Wars; Economic Impact of British Colonial Rule: Land Revenue Settlements in British India; -Commercialization of Agriculture; Rise of Landless Agrarian Labour; Famines and Poverty;De-industrialization; Decline of Traditional Crafts; Drain of Wealth; Growth of Trade and Commerce- Economic Transformation of India; Railroads, Transport and Communication Network- Telegraph and Postal Services.

Three Phases of Indian Freedom Struggle, 1885-1947. The rise and growth of All India Kisan Sabha, Workers and Tribal movements; Issue of Gender and Women’s movement; Growth of Socialist and Communist Movements; Growth of Communal-ism; Independence and Partition of India


History and Cultural Heritage of Telangana

History and culture of Ancient Telangana – Satavahanas, Ikshvakus and Vishnukundins; Rise and growth of Jainism and Buddhism; Socio-Cultural – Conditions- Language, Literature, Art and Architecture.

Medeival Telangana and the emergence of composite culture – Kakatiyas and Velama kingdoms and their contribution to Socio- Cultural Development, Literature, Music, Dance, Art and Architecture; Qutub Shahis and their contribution to Telugu literature, art and architecture. Protest Movements against Kakatiyas and Qutub Shahis- Sammakka Sarakka and Sarvaipapanna

The Establishment of Asaf Jahi Dynasty – Salar Jung Reforms and Modernization of Telangana ; Socio- Economic development under the Nizams – Land Tenures and Social System, Jagirdars, Deshmukhs etc.and Vetti- British Paramountcy and Nizam- Revolt of 1857 in Hyderabad and the role of Turre Baz Khan; Socio- Economic Development during the rule of the sixth and seventh Nizams – Growth of Railways, Transport and Communication System, Establishment of Industries, Educational Institutions – Monuments of Asaf Jahi period. 10


Geography of India and Telangana

India – Physical setting, Physiography, Drainage, Climate- Mechanism of Monsoon, effect of Elnino and La Nino, Rainfall variability- Floods and Drought, Soils, Vegetation and WildlifeDegradation and Conservation Measures. Major Minerals and Energy Resources- distribution and conservation, Energy Crisis – role of non-conventional energy resources. Marine Resources – Economic significance, EEZ. Water resources – availability, problems of inter – state Water sharing, Conservation Measures.

Agriculture and Irrigation – Major Food and Non-Food crops, Agro Climatic Regions, Green Revolution, recent trends in Agriculture; Major Irrigation Projects and Command Area Development; Industries- Major Industries – Iron and Steel, Cotton Textiles, Cement, Sugar, Automobile, IT, & Food Processing Industries, Localisation Factors, Industrial Corridors & Economic Development; Transportation: Means of Transportation, Role of Road and Rail Network in Economic Development, Highways and Express Highways; Major Ports – changing trends and direction of India’s Trade – role of WTO; Strategic location of India in the Indian Ocean; Population – distribution, growth, Demographic characteristics, Demographic dividend and transition, HDI, Population problems and Policies. Urbanisation process- Spatial pattern, growth of Megacities, problems of Urban Growth and Policies, concept of Smart Cities.

Geographical extent of Hyderabad State and present Telangana State Physical setting, Relief, Climate, Rivers, Soils, Forest cover and Wild life-distribution, depletion and conservation. Minerals and Energy resources – Coal, Iron and Limestone distribution. Thermal and Hydro Power Projects – Problems and Prospects

Agriculture- Rainfed/Dry land Agriculture, Drought prone areas and Mitigation Measures. Sources of Irrigation: Canals, Tanks and Wells, Depletion of Ground Water and its conservation- Mission Kakatiya. Industries – Cement, Sugar, Pharma, Electronic, Tourism, IT, ITIR, SEZs. Handicrafts and Household Industries and their problems. Road and Rail Network distribution and role in Economic Development. Population – distribution, growth, density, demographic characteristics (sex ratio, age, literacy, etc.,) Tribal Population – distribution, problems of Tribal areas and policies for Tribal Area Development.



Indian Society, Structure, Issues and Social Movements, Indian Constitution


Paper- IV

Indian Economy and development, Telangana Economy, Development and Environment problems



Science&Technology and Data Interpretation



The Role and impact of Science and Technology, Modern trends in Application of Knowledge of Science and Data Interpretation and Problem Solving.


Congratulations, after finishing mains exam, you will be called for Interview


100 Mark

On successful completion of Interview you will be selected for the following posts depending on your rank… All the Very Best!


TSPSC Group -I Posts:

Dy., Collector (civil Services Executive Branch )

DSP Category -II(Police Department)

Commercial Tax officer

Regional Transport officer

Dy.,Register of Co-operative Services

District Panchayt Officer

District Register

Divisional Fire Officer

Dy.Superintendent of Jails

Assistant Excise Superintendent

Municipal Commissioner Grade -2

District Social welfare Officer

District BC Welfare Officer , Assistant Director

District Tribal welfare Officer

District Employment officer

Lay secretary , Treasury Grade -II

MPDO (PR and RD Services)


Telangana Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2018

TS Panchayat Secretary notification 2018 out! TS Panchayat Secretary recruitment notification for 9355 vacancies of Junior Panchayat Secretary has been officially released on https://tspri.cgg.gov.in. The online application for Telangana Panchayat Secretary post will begin from 3rd Sep 2018. The last date for online application is 11th Sep 2018. The exam date of TS Panchayat Secretary exam will be published soon. The detailed notification with district-wise vacancy, reservation, & other details will be released on the offical website today at 5 PM.

The candidates who successfully clear the exam will be appointed in Panchayat Raj Department (district cadre). Check out important dates, vacancy, syllabus, pattern, salary, eligibility, selection process, and notification of TS Panchayat Secretary recruitment 2018.

TS Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2018: Important Dates
Commencement of Online Application03. 09. 2018
Last Date to Apply for TS Panchayat Secretary11.09.2018
Last Date to Submit Application Fee10.09.2018
Admit Card Download DateTo be out soon
TS Panchayat Secretary Exam Date 2018To be out soon

Apply Online for TS Panchayat Secretary

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for TS Panchayat Secretary recruitment 2018 through the official website from 03.Sep.2018 onwards. Please make sure that you submit valid details while filling up TS Panchayat Secretary online application form. The online application will be closed on 11.Sep.2018.

Telangana Panchayat Secretary Vacancy 2018

In Telangana, there are approx 12751 gram panchayats, out of which just 3,562 had panchayat secretary. The Government of Telangana has been releasing 9355 vacancies of Panchayat Secretary this time. These TS Panchayat Secretary vacancies are tentative. The confirmed vacancies will be out with the release of official notification.


The candidates appointed for Panchayat Secretary will have to serve a probation period of three years. During the probation period, the Panchayat Secretary will be given Rs 15,000. After the completion of probation period, the Panchayat Secretary will be entitled as the pay-scale defined by Government of Telangana.

Eligibility Criteria

Before you apply for TS Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2018, it is important to check the age limit and educational qualification. Candidates who are eligible can only apply for TS Panchayat Secretary recruitment. 

Educational Qualification 

Candidate must possess graduation degree from a government recognised university to apply for TS Panchayat Secretary recruitment 2018. 

Age Limit 

The upper age limit for a candidate should be 39 years, while the lower age limit of an applicant must be 18 years.

Age Relaxation 

For SC and ST candidates the age relaxation given is 05 years. Candidates belonging to OBC will be given the age relaxation of 3 years and for PWD candidates the age relaxation given is 10 years.

Selection Process

The TS Panchayat Secretary selection process will be made on the basis of Written Test and Interview. Candidates who will clear these rounds will be appointed as Panchayat Secretary in Telangana state.

Exam Pattern 

  • The written exam will be of objective type consisting of 2 papers of 3 hours each.

  • Paper-I and Paper-II are for 150 marks each.

  • The question papers will be jumbled in terms of both questions and multiple choices for each question.

  • Each correct answer will be of 1 mark and 1/3rd mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.


  • Paper I:General Knowledge and General Mental Ability

  • Paper II:TPR Act 2018, Panchayat Raj Institutions and Local Governance, Rural Development, Telangana History, Culture, Geography and Economy and Government Schemes

Hall Ticket

TSPSC Panchayat Secretary Hall Ticket 2018 will be out 10 days prior to the exam. We request candidates to download their TSPSC Panchayat Secretary admit card initially and don’t wait for the last date to download. To download your TSPSC Panchayat Secretary Hall Ticket, you need to visit the official site of Telangana State Public Service Commission.


After the successful completion of TSPS Panchayat Secretary recruitment, the commission will release the result of the shortlisted candidates. The shortlisted candidates will then be called for the face to face interview round. On the basis of the interview, the final selection list will be released.

Qualification for Telangana Tspri Panchayat Secretary Notification 2018:

The candidate who applied for Posts should Complete Degree From a Recognized Institute.

Pay Scale  of  Telangana Panchayat Secretary :

  • The Candidates those who are selected for posts will get salary as per the govt. Before that, the candidates who are selected for Post have three Years probation period. In that Period, However, the candidate who is selected for Post will get Rs.15,000/- in that period.

Exam Pattern  for Telangana Panchayat Secretary:

  • Paper-I for 100 marks

  • Paper-II for 100 marks

Selection Process Telangana Panchayat Secretary :

  • The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of objective type, written exam consisting of 2 papers of 2 hours each

Selection Process Telangana Panchayat Secretary :

  • First of all, Candidates who are eligible should write the Written Test.

  • The final Selection will be Completly Based on Marks scored by the candidate in the exam

  • No interview

  • Note: there is a negative Marks for Wrong answer please candidate. 

Syllabus for  Telangana Panchayat Secretary Exam:

  • Paper-1: General Studies and Mental Ability, Culture and History of Telangana

  • No of Questions 100-time duration 120 minutes each question carry one marks

  • Paper-2: Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018, Rural Development Programmes, Other Government schemes including Government of India and Government of Telangana.

  • No of Questions 100-time duration of 120 minutes each question carry one marks

Application Fees Process Telangana Panchayat Secretary :

  • Candidates who are belonging to General Candidates have to pay  Fee Rs.800/-.

  • for PH & Ex-Service Men must Pay Rs.400/- Rupees towards examination fee

Age Limit:

  • Candidates who applied for Panchayath Secretary Minimum age Should be 18 Years and However, Candidate Should not Exceed above 39Years.

  • Age Relaxation for Candidates belonging to SC/ST has Extra 5 Years.

  • And also Candidates who belong to OBC have Age Relaxation Of about 3 Years.

  • Finally, Candidates are PC have age relaxation of 10 Years.

Admit card of  Telangana Tspri Panchayat Secretary Recruitment 2018 :

The Board will release Admit card 10days before the exam. However, Candidates who applied for the Notification can download the Admit Card from the website or candidates can download here also After the issuing of Admit card by TS.