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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 ...


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

Latest:
  • 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
TNPSC
Exam Level
State
Exam Frequency
Once a year
Exam Mode
Offline
Exam Duration
180 minutes
Language
Tamil & English
Exam Purpose
Selection of candidates for civil services posts in Tamil Nadu
Exam Helpdesk No.
044-25332833
Official Website
http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/index.html


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. 
Latest:
  • 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
175
300
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
25
Total
200


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
Part-A
Tamil to English Translation
2
50
English to Tamil Translation
2
50
Part-B
Precis Writing
2
40
Comprehension
2
40
Hints Development
2
40
Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’
2
40
Letter writing (Official)
2
40
Total
14
300


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

UnitsSubjects
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
Thirukkural:
  • 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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