Difference between UPSC and TNPSC

How exactly UPSC and TNPSC are different from each other? Well, we all know that both are the examinations for Public Service Commission. UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission and TNPSC stands for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. You might be wondering that both are related to Public Service Commission. But, these two are different. In this post, you will get to know what is the difference between UPSC and TNPSC exam? Read this entire post to learn the difference.

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TNPSC- Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is one of the toughest exams in Tamil Nadu. It is conducted by Tamil Nadu Government every year. Basically, there are 4 groups in this examination namely, Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, and Group 4. These are the higher positioned jobs to lower positioned jobs.

Group 1 includes the posts like DSP, Deputy Collector, Assistant Commercial Tax Officers etc. While other groups like Group 2, 3, and 4 include the jobs for the post of Assistant, Clerk etc in various sectors of the Government.

All the Indian candidates who are eligible can apply for this examination. But, it is mandatory for all the applicants to have knowledge of Tamil language.


UPSC – UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission, which is conducted by the Central Government. This is basically conducted in almost all the states of India. In India, UPSC is one of the constitutional bodies and is authorized for recruiting the brilliant and deserving candidates for various jobs in Civil Services.

Most people think that UPSC is just a name of an examination, but it is not true. UPSC is a constitutional body of the Indian Government on the basis of which people are hired for the posts like IAS, IPS, IFS, and many other.

If one is an engineering background, he/she can give a separate examination named as UPSC Engineering Service Exam. By appearing for this examination, one can get a job of IES officer. But, if one wants to be an IAS Officer, it is mandatory to appear for the UPSC Civil Services Examination.  It also constitutes four groups namely Group 1, 2, 3, and 4. But these groups are for the lower posts. Such post include Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Education Office, and other.


This can be concluded from the above mentioned article that UPSC and TNPSC are different from each other. UPSC is basically for the candidates from all over India, while people from Tamil Nadu only are eligible to apply for TNPSC Exam.

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