About TNPSC GROUP II Exam

 

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.

List of TNPSC GROUP II Services

 

 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

TNPSC GROUP II Eligibility Criteria

 

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,

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.NoName of the PostMinimum AgeMaximum Age
1Deputy Commercial Tax18 Years30 Years
2Junior Employment Officer18 Years40 Years
3Probation Officer22 Years30 Years
4Sub Registrar Grade-220 Years30 Years
5All other posts18 Years30 Years

 

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TNPSC GROUP II Syllabus

 

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.

TNPSC GROUP II Selection Process

 

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 II Exam Pattern

 

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):

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum 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 Hours150 + 150= 30090
Total3 Hours300 

Note:

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):

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying marks for selection for all communities
Main Written Examination General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type) Interview and Record3 Hours300 + 40= 340102
Total3 Hours340 

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.

Fee Structure

S. NOCOURSE NAMECOURSE DURATIONFEES
1.T.N.P.S.C (ALL GROUPS- PRELIMS)1 YEAR30,000/-
2.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM18,000/-
3.TNPSC – GROUP – I
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM35,000/-
4.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM16,000/-
5.TNPSC – GROUP – II
(PRELIMS, MAIN EXAM & INTERVIEW)
TILL EXAM30,000/-
6.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-I & II – PRELIMS)TILL EXAM20,000/
7.T.N.P.S.C (GROUP-IIA)TILL EXAM16,000/-
8.CCSE-IV (GROUP-IV & VAO)TILL EXAM14,000/-

Faculty List – 2018

 

S.NoNAMESubjectExperience

 

HISTORY

1.Mr. SriramHistory (Ancient & Medieval India)

More than 7 Years Experience & Expert in the field of Ancient & Medieval India

 

2.Mr. DhineshHistory (Modern India)

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Modern India

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

3.Mr. SanthoshConstitution

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Fundamental Rights & Union Administration

 

4.Mr. Ranjith

More than 7 Years Experience& Expert in Indian Governments & Administrations

 

5.Mr. Elaiyaraja

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Amendments,  Commission and Committees

 

6.Ms. Sangeetha

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Constitution body and non-constitution body

 

ECONOMICS

 

7.Mr. VijayaBaskarEconomics

More than 4Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Government schemes and poverty allegation programme

 

8.Mr. Dhamodharan

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Basic Concepts of Economics, Current trends, Banking and Five year Plans & Social Issues

 

9.Mr. Tamil Selvan

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Expert in Tamil Nadu Economy and Current Economic Issues

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

10.Mr. MohanIndian GeographyMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Geography
11.Mr. Arjun KumarWorld GeographyMore than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of  World Geography
12.Mr. ShankarPhysical GeographyMore than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of  Physical Geography

APTITUDE

 

13.Mr. RichardQuantitative AptitudeMore than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Quantitative Aptitude
14.Mr. MohanQualitative Aptitude

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Qualitative Aptitude

 

15.Mr. Kamal  Reasoning

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Reasoning

 

General tamil
16.Mr. PrabhurajTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 12Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

 

17.Mr. RameshTamil (Ilakkiyam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam)

 

18.Mrs. MadhumithaTamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

More than 5 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkiyam) (School Book)

 

19.Mr. MuruganTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

 

20.Mr. ElumalaiTamil (Ilakkanam)

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil (Ilakkanam)

 

General ENGLISH

 

21.Mr. SureshLiterature

More than 21Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

22.Mr. RichardLiterature

More than 10Years Experience& Expert in the field of Literature

 

 

23.Mrs. VijayakumariGrammar

More than 20Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

24.Mrs. MeenaGrammar

More than 25Years Experience& Expert in the field of Grammar

 

PHYSICS
25.Ms. IlakkiyaGeneral PhysicsMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Physics
26.Dr. Keerthana (Presidency)Bio-Physics

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Bio-Physics

 

27.Mr. GaneshApplications of Physics

More than 2Years Experience& Expert in the field of Applications of Physics

 

CHEMISTRY
28.Mr. SriramChemistryMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
29.Mr. DhanalakshmiMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry
30.Mr. Santhosh

More than 3 Years Experience& Expert in the field of Chemistry

 

BOTANY
31.Mrs. Maheswari (M.phil)

Life Science &

Bio-Diversity

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Life Science & Bio-Diversity
32.Mr. BalaMurugan

Environment & Ecology

 

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Environment & Ecology
ZOOLOGY
33.Dr. Tamil SelvanPhysiology

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of Physiology

 

34.Dr. Krishna MoorthiEndocrine SystemMore than 7Years Experience& Expert in the field of Endocrine System
35.Mrs. ChitraGenetics & Human Diseases

More than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Genetics & Human Diseases

 

Current Affairs
36.Mr. MeeranIndian Current Issues

More than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of Indian Current Issues

 

37.Mr. DhineshWorld Current AffairsMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of World Current Affairs
38.Mr. KaviyarasanTamil Nadu Current IssuesMore than 3Years Experience& Expert in the field of Tamil Nadu Current Issues
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
39.Mr. SriramGeneral Knowledge

More than 8Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge

 

40.Mr. ThandavanGeneral KnowledgeMore than 5Years Experience& Expert in the field of General Knowledge