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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    TNPSC Group-2
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours
  • Official Website
    http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/
  • Exam Dates
    May 21, 2022
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    February 23, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    February 23, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    March 23, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    May 2022 (Tentative)
  • Declaration of Result
    June 2022 (Tentative)
Eligibilty Criteria

The candidates aspiring for the TNPSC Group 2 must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. The TNPSC Group 2 eligibility criteria include age limit, educational qualification, knowledge of Tamil, and physical fitness. Here are the post-wise requirements listed in the table below.

Post Name For all posts (Except Probation Officer in Prisons and Correctional Services Department) Sub-Registrar,Grade-II in Registration Department Probation Officer in the Department of Prisons and Correctional Services
Maximum Age Limit 18 20 22
Other Category 32
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCMs) and BCMs No Maximum Age Limit
Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for TNPSC Group 2 is divided into two parts- Prelims and Mains. TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual i.e. one can attempt the exam in Tamil or English as per their preference. One must be well aware of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam pattern to prepare the best and crack the exam.

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Prelims exam is an objective-type paper with a duration of 3 hours carrying 300 marks. There will be a total of 200 questions. The TNPSC Prelims exam pattern is tabulated below in detail.

Subject Number of Questions Duration/ Maximum Marks Qualifying Marks
General Tamil (S.S.L.C. Standard) 100 3 hours / 300 90 Marks
General Studies (Degree Standard) 75
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard) 25
Total 200

TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Mains exam is a descriptive type exam and comprises two compulsory papers as mentioned below. The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern is tabulated below:

Paper Maximum Marks Duration Qualifying Marks
Paper 1 100 3 Hours 40
Paper 2 General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type) 300 3 Hours 102
Interview and Records 40 -
Total Marks for TNPSC Mains Exam 300
Syllabus

The TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus is divided into two sections: Prelims and Mains. The candidates should check the exam syllabus before applying for the exam. The TNPSC Exam Syllabus for Prelims and Mains exam is given in detail below:

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Prelims Exam

The TNPSC Group 2 exam comprises various topics from General Science, General Knowledge, Polity, History, and Geography. The elaborated syllabus for the TNPSC Group 2 exam is given below:

Subject Important Topics
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
  • The 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 the 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.
History
  • 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
Geography
  • 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
Political Science
  • 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 Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter
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
Economics
  • 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
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 – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Mains Exam

The TNPSC Group 2 syllabus for the Main Exam is as follows:

  • Origin and Development of Tamil Civilization - From classical antiquity to modernity.
  • Sangam Period Literature
  • Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu - Folklore - music, dance, Musical instruments, and folk drama
  • Dramatic Art Form - Street Theatre - Folk Theatre - Conventional Theatrical techniques.
  • Socio-Economic History - Overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinappalai".
  • 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
  • Feminism – Socio - feminism, Literary feminism - Different Concepts and Perceptions.
  • Contemporary Tamil Language - Legal Tamil - Tamil as Administrative Language.

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