The TNPSC exams are conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the various vacancies in the Public Service Commission Sector. The Group 2A exams are conducted for all non interview posts such as Accountant in treasuries department, Assistant in Forest Department etc. The candidates will be tested on topics such as Current Events, General Science, History, Geography, and Culture of India, Indian Politics, Indian Economy, National movement in India, Aptitude and Mental Ability

  • Deputy Commercial Tax Officer
  • Sub Registrar Grade-II
  • Probation Officer in Prison Department
  • Assistant Inspector of Labour in the Labour Department
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Special Assistant
  • Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of the Police Department
  • Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC
  • Assistant Section Officer cum Programmer in TNPSC
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
  • Audit Inspector
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives
  • Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies
  • Supervisor / Junior Superintendent
  • Handloom Inspector
  • Revenue Assistant
  • Executive Officer Grade-II

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TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Details: To apply for Group 2(CCSE-II) must satisfy the below given eligibility criteria. The following are the eligibility details… I. Educational Qualification: Candidates who are appearing for TNPSC Group II must have a Degree from any recognized University / Institutions. Note: (i) The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10 + 3 years Diploma + 3 years degree, 11 + 2 years (Teacher Training) + 3 years degree, 10 + 2 years (ITI) + 3 years degree and 10 + 3 years diploma + 2 years degree (lateral entry) are equivalent to 10+ 2 years (HSC) + 3 years degree for the purpose of entry into public services. (ii)Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence for such claim when called for by TNPSC, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil. II. Age Limit:

S.No Name of the Post Minimum Age Maximum Age
1 Deputy Commercial Tax 18 Years 30 Years
2 Junior Employment Officer 18 Years 40 Years
3 Probation Officer 22 Years 30 Years
4 Sub Registrar Grade-2 20 Years 30 Years
5 All other posts 18 Years 30 Years

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TNPSC Group 2 Selection Procedure Details:Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC conducts Group 2 (Combined Subordinate Service Examination-I) Examination for the recruitment of various vacancies in Tamil Nadu State Government Departments. Candidates who possess any degree are eligible to apply for the Group 2 (CSSE-I) examination. Following are the selection procedure details… I.Selection Procedure: The selection of candidates for appointment to the interview or non interview posts included in the Group 2 (CSSE-I) Examination will be made in two successive stages. For Interview Posts: (i) Preliminary Examination, (ii) Written Examination, (iii) Oral Test (Interview), (iv) Final Selection (i) Preliminary Examination: 1. The Preliminary examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Knowledge, General English, General Tamil. 2. Two Types of Question Papers will be set. One is general Knowledge with General Tamil and another one is General Knowledge with General English. 3. The question paper will be framed in such a way that 100 questions will be on General Knowledge & remaining 100 questions will be either in General English or General Tamil. 4. The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Tamil and it is of Degree standard, the questions on General Tamil/General English will be set in the respective languages and it is of SSLC standard. 5. Time duration is 3 hours and maximum marks are 300 (Both Written Exam & Oral Test). 6. Minimum qualifying marks for selection for written cum oral test is 102 and for only written test is 90 marks. (ii) Written Examination: 1. The written examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Knowledge, General English, General Tamil. 2. Two Types of Question Papers will be set. One is general Knowledge with General Tamil and another one is General Knowledge with General English. 3. The question paper will be framed in such a way that 100 questions will be on General Knowledge & remaining 100 questions will be either in General English or General Tamil. 4. The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Tamil and it is of Degree standard, the questions on General Tamil/General English will be set in the respective languages and it is of SSLC standard. 5. Time duration is 3 hours and maximum marks are 340 (Both Written Exam & Oral Test). 6. Minimum qualifying marks for selection for written cum oral test is 102 and for only written test is 102 marks. (iii) Oral Test (Interview): Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be admitted for oral test. Maximum Marks for oral test is 40. (iv) Final Selection: The Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together and the post option exercised by the candidates and by following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit. Candidate’s appearance in the Written Examination and for Oral Test is compulsory so as to consider them for Interview Posts. The candidates who are to be considered only for non-interview post, will be summoned for certificate verification after the conduct of oral test.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details:Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Service Examination-I (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services). Candidates who possess eligibility to apply for the examination can check the Exam Pattern details given below…

I.Scheme of Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying marks for selection for all communities
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 items) Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items) + General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items) (Total – 200 items) 3 Hours 150 + 150= 300 90
Total 3 Hours 300  

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i. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
ii. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

II. Scheme of Written Examination (Objective Type):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying marks for selection for all communities
Main Written Examination General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type) Interview and Record 3 Hours 300 + 40= 340 102
Total 3 Hours 340  

The question paper will be set both in Tamil and in English. The general subjects / topics from which the questions will be asked are :

1) Role and impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu
2) Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
3) Socio Economic problems of India and Tamil Nadu
4) Current issues at National level
5) Current issues at State level

The candidates are allowed to answer the questions either fully in Tamil or fully in English.

Unit-I General science Physics – Universe – General Scientific laws – Scientific instruments – Inventions and discoveries – National scientific laboratories – Science glossary – Mechanics and properties of matter – Physical quantities, standards and units – Force, motion and energy – Electricity and Magnetism – Heat, lightand sound – Atomic and nuclear physics. Chemistry – Elements and Compounds – Acids, Bases and salts – Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals – Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds – Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides. Botany – Main Concepts of life science – The cell – Basic unit of life – Classification of living organism – Nutrition and dietetics – Respiration. Zoology – Blood and blood circulation – Endocrine system – Reproductive system – Genetics the science of heredity – Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio – diversity and its conservation – Human diseases, prevention and remedies – Communicable diseases and non communicable diseases. Unit-II Current Events History – Latest diary of events – National – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent persons &places in news – Sports & games – Books & authors – Awards & honours – Latest historical events – India and its neighbours – Appointments – Who is who? Political Science – Problems in conduct of public elections – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness & general administration – Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,-Welfare oriented Govt. schemes, their utility. Geography – landmarks – Policy on environment and ecology. Economics – Current socio – Economic problems New economic policy & Govt.sector. Science – Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication. Unit-III Geography Earth and Universe – Solar system – Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, Minerals & natural resources – Natural vegetation – Forest & wildlife – Agricultural pattern, Livestock & fisheries – Social geography – Population – Density and distribution – Natural calamities – Disaster management. Unit-IV History and culture of India South Indian history – Culture and Heritage of Tamil people – Advent of European invasion – Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors – Socialreforms and religious movements – India since independence – Characteristics of Indian culture – Unity in diversity–race, colour, language, custom – India-as secular state – Organizations for finearts, dance, drama, music – Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes – Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, PanditRavishankar, M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc. Unit-V INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution – Salient features of constitution-Union, State and territory – Fundamental rights – Fundamental duties – Human rights charter – Union legislature – Parliament – State executive. State Legislature – assembly- Status of Jammu & Kashmir. Local government – Panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law – Indian federalism – center – State relations – Emergency provisions – Elections – Election Commission Union and State – Amendments to constitution – Schedules to constitution – Administrative reforms & tribunals – Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India – Right to information – Central and State Commission – Empowerment of women. Unit-VI INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Land reforms & agriculture – Application of science in agriculture – Industrial growth – Role of public sector & disinvestment-Development of infrastructure – National income Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty – HRD – sustainable economic growth – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Energy Different sources and development – Finance Commission – Planning Commission – National Development Council. Unit-VII INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt – Indian National Congress-Emergence of national leaders – Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji – Growth of militant movements – Communalism led topartition – Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others – Birthof political parties/political system in India since independence. Unit-VIII APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data – Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams – Analytical interpretation of data – Simplification-Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) – Ratio and Proportion – Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work Decision making and problem solving – Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series – Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequence.