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TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern - Complete details!

TNPSC has released a new Exam pattern for TNPSC Group 2 & 2A. Read on to check the new TNPSC Group 2 Exam pattern. This article will provide information about the TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2022, syllabus, and other relevant details. The Notification was released on 23 February 2022 for 5529 vacancies. It was issued on the official website (www.tnpsc.gov.in) of the commission. The candidates will be able to apply for the examination till 23 March 2022.

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TNPSC- Group 2 Examination: Overview

Name of Examination conducting BodyTamil Nadu Public Service Commission  (TNPSC)
Name of the ExaminationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Examination 
Examination typeState Level Examination 
Frequency of the examination Annually 
Selection process

3 stage selection process: 

Preliminary Examination 

Main Examination 

Interview (only for Group 2 posts)

Mode of examination Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
LanguageEnglish and Tamil
Total MarksPreliminary- 300 marks
Mains- 300 marks
Interview- 40 marks
Type of jobGovernment job
Placement Tamil Nadu
TNPSC Helpline No.044-25332833
Official website www.tnpsc.gov.in

TNPSC- Group 2 Examination: Important Dates

EventsExamination Date (Expected Dates)
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Notification23 February 2022
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Application form submission Start date23 February 2022
Final date to submit the online application form23 March 2022
The release date of the Hall TicketTo be notified
Preliminary Examination Date21 May 2022
Preliminary Examination result dateTo be notified 
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Mains Examination DateTo be notified 
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 2022 Mains ResultTo be notified 
Certificate VerificationTo be notified 
CounselingTo be notified 

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2022

The TNPSC Group 2 Examination will be conducted in 3 phases:

  1. Preliminary
  2. Mains: This will comprise 2 papers: Paper I and Paper-II.
  3. Interview
  • For Group 2 (Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of the preliminary examination, main examination, and the Interview.
    For Group 2 A (Non-Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 A will be done on the basis of the marks secured in the written examination.

New TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2022

Stage of SelectionDuration of the examinationMaximum marksQualifying Marks
Preliminary Examination3 hours (180 minutes)300 marks90 marks
Mains Examination Paper – I3 hours (180 minutes)100 marks40 marks
Mains Examination Paper – II3 hours (180 minutes)300 marks90 marks
Interview 40 marks (Applicable only to Group 2. No interview for Group 2A posts) 

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TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern: Preliminary Examination

  1. The TNPSC Preliminary examination will have to be an objective type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) test.
  2. The total number of questions is 200.
  3. The total marks of the preliminary examination is 300.
  4. The questions will be in both English and Tamil languages.
  5. The General Tamil or General English Paper will have 100 Questions.
  6. The general studies section has 75 questions and 25 questions from the aptitude and mental ability test section.
  7. The duration of the TNPSC Preliminary Examination is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  8. No negative marking is applicable.
  9. The minimum qualifying marks for the Preliminary examination is 90 marks.
Subject DurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities

General Tamil or General English 

(S.S.L.C. Standard) 

(100 questions)
+
General Studies (Degree Standard) 

(75 questions)
+
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

(S.S.L.C. Standard)(25 questions)
Total - 200 Questions

3 hours30090

The General studies section has questions from the graduation level.

  • The aptitude and Mental Ability test section have questions from the SSLC standard level.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Preliminary Examination 

The syllabus includes the following topics :

  • Geography of India
  • History of India
  • Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • History of Tamil Nadu
  • Heritage, Culture, and socio-political movements in Tamil Nadu
  • Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern For Mains Examination 

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Mains Examination will have 2 papers:

  • Paper-I - 100 Marks - 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Paper-II - 300 Marks - 3 hours (180 minutes)

Both the papers will have different qualifying marks and duration. The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Examination is very important, as the marks obtained by the candidates in this examination, will be considered for the final selection.

  • Paper I- Part A will have 2 questions: Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
  • In Paper-I, Part B will have 10 questions from Comprehension, Precis Writing, Hints Development, and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural' and Letter writing.
  • Answer sheets of the candidates who do not obtain the minimum qualifying marks in Paper- I will not be considered for evaluation of Paper-II.
  • The minimum mark to qualify for the TNPSC Group 2 examination is 102 in paper 2.
  • The minimum marks to qualify for the TNPSC Group 2A examination is 90 in paper 2.
  • TNPSC Group 2 examination is bilingual. It will be taken in both English and Tamil languages.

TNPSC Group 2 Mains Paper I

SubjectDurationMaximum
Marks
Minimum
Qualifying Marks
for All
Communities
Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper
(SSLC Standard)
(Descriptive Type)
1. (a) Tamil to English Translation
(b) English to Tamil Translation
2. Precis Writing
3. Comprehension
4. Hints Development
5. Essay Writing in Thirukkural
6. Letter writing (Official)
7. Knowledge in Tamil Language
3 Hours10040

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TNPSC Group 2 Mains Paper II

SubjectDurationMaximum
Marks
Minimum
Qualifying Marks
for All
Communities
General Studies
(Degree Standard)
(Descriptive Type)
3 Hours30090

Qualifying Marks For TNPSC Group 2 Mains Paper 2 Examination

For Interview PostsFor Non-Interview Posts

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
Oral Test: 40 Marks
Total Marks: 300+40 = 340 Marks

 

Minimum Qualifying Marks
for all Communities: 102 out of 340

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
 

Total Marks: 300 Marks

 

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all
Communities: 90 out of 300

 

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FAQs

What is the total number of vacancies that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022?

There are over 5529 vacancies for the interview and non-interview posts that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021.

What is the age limit for appearing in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The age limit is between 18 to 32 for general category candidates. However, for SC/ST/BC/MBC, there is no upper age limit.

What are the fees required to be paid by the candidates for TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The candidates need to pay the following two fees –
One-time registration fees – Rs. 150/-
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Fees – Rs. 100/-.
The exam fee is exempted for SC/ST/BC/MBC category candidates.

How can the candidates file the application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 can be filed on the official website of the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

What are the cut-off marks for the prelims TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

Minimum 90 marks are required to clear the TNPSC group 2 prelims exam and qualify for the mains exam.

Can the TNPSC group 2 exam be cleared on the first attempt? +

Yes, the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be cleared in the first attempt. A proper study plan is required, and the preparation needs to be done according to that study plan.

What are the changes in TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The following are the key changes in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022:
There has been a merger in the TNPSC exams where group 2 and group 2A exams have been merged, known as Group 2 exams. The new syllabus has been released for the same.
After the merger, there will be TNPSC Group 2 Exam for the interview and non-interview posts. However, the syllabus of the two stages, the prelims, and the mains will be the same for both posts.
A new TNPSC Group 2 Exam syllabus has been announced in which there will be 100 questions for General Tamil / General English, 75 questions of General studies, and 25 questions of Aptitude and Mental Ability in the Prelims Exam.
Students can opt for General English or General Tamil in Prelims. Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper added as Paper I & General Studies added as Paper II in Mains

How can the admit card be downloaded for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The admit card for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be downloaded from the official website by providing the application ID and the date of birth.

How can the candidates check their TNPSC Group 2 Exam results? +

The result of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 can be checked by visiting the official website and clicking on the result link. Upon entering their registration number, the result will display the rank obtained and the cut-off marks on the screen

What is the TNPSC Group 2 Exam date 2022? +

TNPSC Group 2 Exam date 2022 is 21 May 2022.

What is the last date to download TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2022? +

The last date to download TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2022 is 3 June 2022 until 5.45 pm.

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