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    TNPSC Group 2 Exam

    Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) to shortlist candidates for recruitment to different services in Tamil Nadu. The commission conducts CCSE-II exam for different posts released under Group 2 and 2A. The significance of TNPSC Group 2 and TNPSC Group 2A can be defined as under:
    • Group 2 (Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of preliminary exam, main written exam and oral test (interview)
    •  Group 2A (Non-Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2A is done on the basis of marks obtained in them in the written exam only

    • TNPSC Group 2 Main Result 2019 
    • TNPSC Group 2 Result (2017-18) declared
    • TNPSC Group-2 exam pattern and syllabus 2019 revised
    • TNPSC Group-2 notification has not been released yet. As per the annual planner released by the commission earlier, TNPSC notification for Group-2 and 2A services was scheduled to be released in May, 2019. However, the notification for the exam is awaited.

    TNPSC Group 2 Highlights

    Exam Name
    TNPSC Group 2 (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2)
    Conducting Body
    Exam Level
    Exam Frequency
    Once a year
    Exam Mode
    Exam Duration
    180 minutes
    Tamil & English
    Exam Purpose
    Selection of candidates for civil services posts in Tamil Nadu
    Exam Helpdesk No.
    Official Website

    Important TNPSC Group-2 Exam Dates 2019

    Candidates can go through some important TNPSC Group-2 exam dates below:
    TNPSC Group-2 Exam Events
    TNPSC Group-2 Exam Dates 
    Release of notification
    to be announced
    Last date for submission of online application form
    to be announced
    Preliminary exam (Group 2)
    to be announced
    Written exam (Group 2A)
    to be announced

    TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process

    TNPSC selection process for Group-2 services includes the following stages:
    • Preliminary exam (written): Candidates applying for the exam need to appear for preliminary exam, which is an objective-type written test
    • Mains exam (written): Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam need to appear for the mains exam, which is a descriptive written test   
    • Oral test (interview): Candidates qualifying the mains exam need to appear for the oral test conducted in the form of an interview

    TNPSC selection process for Group-2A servicesrequires candidates to appear for the written examination only. The final selection is made on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the written test and the post option exercised by them. 

    TNPSC Group-2 syllabus 

    TNPSC Group-2 syllabus 2019 along with the exam pattern has been revised by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). The TNPSC syllabus includes important units, subjects and topics for preliminary and mains papers.
    Check the complete revised TNPSC Group 2 syllabus 2019 below. However, before proceeding towards the syllabus, check out the overview of TNPSC Group-2 exam pattern, which forms an important part of the exam preparation. 
    • TNPSC Group (2) 2019 exam pattern & syllabus revised

    TNPSC Group-2 Exam Pattern Overview

    Check out the number of questions and total marks in preliminary and main papers of Group-2 2019 exam below:

    TNPSC Group-2 Exam Pattern for Preliminary Paper

    Earlier, the TNPSC Group-2 preliminary paper comprised three sections - General Studies, Aptitude & Mental Ability Test and General Tamil/ General English. However, according to the revised syllabus and pattern, the preliminary exam will now contain questions from two sections - General Studies and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test. In General Studies section, questions will be of graduation level. In Aptitude & Mental Ability Test, questions will be of SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) standard level. 
    TNPSC Preliminary Subjects
    Number of Questions
    Maximum Marks
    General Studies
    Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

    TNPSC Group-2 Exam Pattern for Main Paper 

    TNPSC Group-2 Mains exam has been divided into two parts - A and B. Part-A will have questions from Tamil to English translation and English to Tamil translation. Part-B will have questions from Precise Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development, Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural and Letter Writing (Official). Questions asked in mains paper will be of graduation level.  
    TitleTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
    Tamil to English Translation
    English to Tamil Translation
    Precis Writing
    Hints Development
    Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’
    Letter writing (Official)

    Paper-Wise TNPSC Group-2 Syllabus 2019

    Given in the tables below are units and subjects from which questions will be asked in preliminary and mains papers.

    TNPSC Group-2 Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

    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 LokAyukta - 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 NaduHuman 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 - Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series

    TNPSC Group-2 Syllabus for Mains Exam

    TNPSC syllabus for Main exam includes the following:
    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 - Politico - Economic affairs
    (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
    Syllabus for Tamil to English translation, English to Tamil translation, Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development:
    • 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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