TNPSC Group 2 Notification 2021-22, Revised Syllabus, Eligibility Test and Model Question paper

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022: Every year the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination Group II (CCSE-II) to recruit candidates for various Civil Services in Tamil Nadu. TNPSC conducts CCSE-II exams for Group 2 and 2A posts. Before start preparing for the exam, it is advisable to go through the exam pattern and syllabus of the TNPSC Group 2 exam. The commission releases the vacancies under two-division, Group 2 and Group 2A. Group 2 and Group 2A have only one exam difference i.e., interview. Group 2 include vacancies having interview while Group 2A have vacancies without an interview. Check the revised syllabus and exam pattern of the TNPSC Group 2 exam in the article.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022

As per the new TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus, TNPSC has added the General English subject for the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam which is optional to General Tamil & slight changes are made in TNPSC Group 2 Mains Paper-I. 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.

Organisation Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Name of the ExamTNPSC Group 2 Exam
TNPSC Group 2 Exam DateFebruary 2022
TNPSC Group 2 Selection ProcessPreliminary ExamMains ExamInterview (only for Group 2 Posts)
Total MarksPrelims: 300 MarksMains: 300 MarksInterview: 40 Marks
Duration of ExamPrelims: 3 hoursMains: 1 hour 30 minutes (Paper I)+ 3 hours (Paper II)
Language of ExamEnglish, Tamil
Mode of ExamOffline
Mode of CounsellingOffline

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern (New)

Before going to the syllabus, check the prelims and mains detailed exam patterns. The Prelims exam is just to screen out the non-serious candidates from the selection process. The prelims exam is only qualifying in nature and candidates have to score minimum 90 marks to qualify. Here we have provided the main highlight of the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims exam.

Questions from General Tamil/General English, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test will be of S.S.L.C. Standard level

Questions from General Studies will be of Degree Standard level 

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksDuration
General Tamil/General English100 3003 hours
General Studies75
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test25

Important Points:

1. All questions will be bilingual i.e., they are available in both the English and Tamil languages.

2. The minimum qualifying mark for TNPSC Prelims Exam is 90 out of 300.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus For Prelims (New)

The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus will have 200 Objective Type Questions. The prelims exam is divided into 2 parts, General Studies and the 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 EnglishCurrent Events
General ScienceHistory & Culture of India
Geography of IndiaIndian Economy
Indian PolityHistory, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
Indian National MovementAptitude and Mental Ability
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu 

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Topic-wise Prelims Syllabus

General English has been newly added in the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus and it is sub-divided into Part A (Grammar), Part B (Literature), and Part C (Author & Literary Work). Check the subject/topic-wise syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 prelims in the table below. 

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who qualify for 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 Mains Paper- I (Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper) (S.S.L.C. Standard) 
SubjectsMax MarksRemarks
1.(a) Tamil to English Translation(b) English to Tamil Translation2. Precis Writing3. Comprehension4. Hints Development5. Essay Writing (General)6. Letter writing (Official)7. Knowledge in Tamil Language100➤ Total Marks -100➤ Duration: 3 hours➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks – 40➤ Marks not included in the merit list
TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- II (Degree Standard) 
General Studies(Descriptive type)300➤ Total Marks: 300➤ Duration: 3 hours➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks – 90➤ This part has to be answered fully either in Tamil or in English only.➤ Marks included in the merit list

Tnpsc grp 2 Eligibilty test :

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TNPSC Group 2 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 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 NaduOrigin 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.

Group 2 – Model Question papers (new)

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