- Sub- Registrar
- Municipal Commissioner
- TNPSC Sub-Divisional Officer
- Supervisor of Dairy Production
- Cooperative Supervisor
- Agricultural Superintendent
- Audit Assistant in Highways Department
Age: Minimum – 18 Maximum – No age limit
Education: Any degree completed
Salary: 30,000 – 40,000
TNPSC GROUP 2 A
- Accountant in Treasury and Accounts Department
- Junior Accountant in Co-operative
- Assistant Secretary
- Technical Assistant
- Personal clerk
- Assistant to various departments
Age: Minimum – 18 Maximum – No age limit
Education: Any degree completed
Salary: 30,000 – 35,000
TNPSC Group 2/2A Syllabus: Overview
Let’s have a look at the TNPSC Group 2 exam. In the table given below you can check the important points of the exam.
|Name of the Exam||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Exam|
|Frequency of Exam||Once a year|
|TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process||· ➤ Preliminary Exam
· ➤ Mains Exam
· ➤ Interview (only for Group 2 Posts)
|Total Marks||· ➤ Prelims: 300 Marks
· ➤ Mains: 300 Marks
· ➤ Interview: 40 Marks
|Duration of Exam||· ➤ Prelims: 3 hours
· ➤ Mains: 1 hour 30 minutes (Paper I)+ 3 hours (Paper II)
|Language of Exam||English, Tamil|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Syllabus: Exam Pattern
The TNPSC Group 2 Exam consists of 3 phases: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. The services are divided into Group 2 and Group 2A. Interview is conducted for only Group 2 vacancies. For Group 2A vacancies there is no interview.
|Subject||Duration||Maximum marks||Qualifying Marks|
|Preliminary Exam||3 hours||300||90|
|Mains Exam: Paper I||1 hour 30 minutes||100||25|
|Mains Exam: Paper II||3 hours||300||· ➤ 90 out of 300 marks for Non-interview Post
· ➤ 102 out of 340 For Interview Post (300 + 40 marks of interview)
|Interview||No fix duration||40||Not Defined|
TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Prelims Exam Pattern
Before going to the syllabus, check the prelims and mains detailed exam pattern. The Prelims exam is just to screen the non-serious candidates from the exam process. The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature. Here we have provided the main highlight of TNPSC Group 2 Prelims exam.
|Subject||Duration||Maximum marks||Number of questions|
|General Studies (Degree standard)||3 hours||300||175|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std)||25|
- ➤ All questions will be bilingual i.e., they are available in both the English and Tamil languages.
- ➤ The minimum qualifying marks for TNPSC Prelims Exam is 90 out of 300.
TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Syllabus for Prelims
The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus will have 200 Objective Type Questions. The prelims exam is divided into 2 parts, General Studies and Aptitude test. Here we had listed all the important topics of both general studies and general aptitude. The Subjects which are asked in the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims are given in the table below:
|General Science||Current Events|
|Geography of India||History & Culture of India|
|Indian Polity||Indian Economy|
|Indian National Movement||History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu|
|Development Administration in Tamil Nadu||Aptitude and Mental Ability|
Topic-wise syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 / 2A prelims in the table below.
|General Science||Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future|
|Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications|
|Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides|
|Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases|
|Environment and Ecology|
|Current Events||History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors|
|Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems|
|Geography – Geographical landmarks|
|Economics – Current socio-economic issues|
|Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology|
|Geography of India||Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern|
|Transport – Communication|
|Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes|
|Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy|
|History & Culture of India||Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history|
|Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India|
|Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom|
|India as a Secular State, Social Harmony|
|Indian Polity||Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory|
|Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy|
|Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj|
|Spirit of Federalism: Centre-State Relationships|
|Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law|
|Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter|
|Indian Economy||Nature of Indian Economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog|
|Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax|
|Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty|
|Indian National Movement||National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others|
|Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements|
|Communalism and partition|
|History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu||History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times|
· ➤ Significance as a Secular literature
· ➤ Relevance to Everyday Life
· ➤ Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
· ➤ Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc
· ➤ Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
· ➤ Philosophical content in Thirukkural
|Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle|
|Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna|
|Development Administration in Tamil Nadu||Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu|
|Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-Economic development of Tamil Nadu|
|Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development|
|Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu|
|Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth|
|Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields|
|e-governance in Tamil Nadu|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability||Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)|
|Ratio and Proportion|
|Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work|
|Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series|
TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Syllabus: Mains Exam Pattern
The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam have two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is qualifying in nature while Paper II is both scoring and qualifying in nature.
- ➤ The marks secrued in the Mains exam will be considered for the final merit list.
- ➤ This exam is divided in 2 papers: Paper I and Paper II.
- ➤ Paper I: This paper have 2 questions for each Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
- ➤ Paper II: It has 15 questions, 3 each from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
- ➤ Paper I is only qualifying in nature. Those who qualify Paper I, there Paper II sheet will be evaluated.
- ➤ Minimum 102 and 90 marks required to qualify in group 2 and group 2A main exams respectively.
- ➤ TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Tamil languages.
TNPSC Group 2/2A Syllabus: Mains Exam Pattern
Candidates who qualify the prelims exam are going to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam is divided into two parts i.e., Paper I and Paper II. The sheet of paper II of those candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in paper I will be evaluated.
|TNPSC Gr 2 / 2A Mains Paper- I (S.S.L.C. Standard) (Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes)|
|Paper||No. of Questions||Marks||Total Marks||Remarks|
|Tamil to English Translation||2||25||50||· ➤ Total Marks -100
· ➤ Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
· ➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25
· ➤ Marks not included in merit list
|English to Tamil Translation||2||25||50|
|TNPSC Gr 2 / 2A Mains Paper- II (Degree Standard) (Duration: 3 Hours)|
|Precis Writing||3||20||60||· ➤ Total Marks: 300
· ➤ Duration: 3 hours
· ➤ This part has to be answered fully either in Tamil or in English only.
· ➤ Marks included in merit list
|Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’||3||20||60|
|Letter writing (Official)||3||20||60|
TNPSC Group 2/2A Mains: Qualifying Marks
Check the minimum qualifying marks in TNPSC Group 2 Mains:
|Interview Post (Group 2)||Non-Interview Post (Group 2A)|
|· ➤ Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
· ➤ Oral Test: 40 Marks
· ➤ Total Marks: 300+40 = 340 Marks
· ➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 102 out of 340
|· ➤ Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
· ➤ Total Marks: 300
· ➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 90 out of 300
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Mains Syllabus
The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam will be written in nature. It comprises of two papers: Paper I and Paper II.
- ➤ Paper I has 2 questions from Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
- ➤ Paper II has 10 questions from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
Let us look at the TNPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus.
TNPSC Group 2 Paper-I Syllabus
- ➤ Tamil to English translation and English to Tamil translation: The topics and syllabus asked in the exam are given below. Check the detailed syllabus there.
TNPSC Group 2 Paper-II Syllabus
- ➤ Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development: The topics asked in these section of Paper II are also given below.
- ➤ Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’ (a) Significance as a Secular literature (b) Relevance to Everyday Life (c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity (d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc. (e) Relevance to Socio- Political- Economic affairs (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
- ➤ Letter writing: Official
Syllabus for Paper I (Tamil to English translation and English to Tamil translation) and Paper-II (Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development):
|History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu|
|Origin and Development of Tamil Civilization: From classical antiquity to modernity.|
|Sangam Period Literature along with the historical events related to Language Development.|
|Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu – Folklore – music, dance, Musical instruments and folk drama – From classical age to post-modern age with its modifications.|
|Dramatic Art Form – Street Theatre – Folk Theatre – Conventional Theatrical techniques.|
|Socio-Economic History – Overseas trade – evidence from classical literature like “Pattinapalai”.|
|Rationalist Movements – Dravidian Movement and Self Respect Movement.|
|Contribution of Social Reform Movements in the implementation of Social Welfare Measures and Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu – Reservation Policy and its Benefits – Contribution of Social Justice and Social Harmony in the Socio Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.|
|Feminism – Socio – feminism, Literary feminism – Different Concepts and Perceptions.|
|Contemporary Tamil Language – Computer Tamil Diction – Legal Tamil – Tamil as Administrative Language – New genres.|
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