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TNPSC Group 2 New Syllabus - Check latest updates!

TNPSC has released the latest TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus on 23 Dec 2021. Read on to know all about the New TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus and download the New Tamil & English Language Syllabus PDF

TNPSC (Public Service Commission of Tamil Nadu) conducts the Group II Examination annually to recruit different Civil Services posts in Tamil Nadu. The CCSE-II examination was conducted for different posts under Group 2 and Group 2 A, now merged as Group 2 exams. The commission is expected to release more than 1500 CCSE-II vacancies in the 2022 notification (expected sometime in February 2022). The selection process has three stages- Preliminary examination, Mains examination, and interview. This article will provide you with the TNPSC Group 2 New Syllabus 2022, details of the examination, and other important information.

TNPSC Group 2 Examination: Overview

Name of Examination conducting BodyTamil Nadu Public Service Commission 
Name of the ExaminationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 (TNPS Group II A Services)
Type of examination State Level Examination 
Frequency of the examination Annually 
Selection processThe selection process has three stages: 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 jobState Government job
Placement Tamil Nadu
TNPSC Helpline No.044- 25332833
Official website www.tnpsc.gov.in

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TNPSC Group 2 Examination: Important Dates

EventsExamination Date (Expected Dates)
TNPSC- Group 2 Notification23 February 2022
Start of the Application process 23 February  2022
Last date to submit the application form23 March 2022
Release of the Admit card 2022To be notified (15 days before the examination)
TNPSC Examination Date21 May 2022
TNPSC Preliminary Examination resultTo be notified 
TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Examination DateTo be notified 
TNPSC- Group 2 2022 Mains ResultTo be notified 
Certificate VerificationTo be notified 
CounselingTo be notified 

TNPSC- Group 2 Examination will be conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination: This will have two papers: Paper I and Paper-II.
  3. Interview

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Preliminary Examination 

  1. The TNPSC Preliminary examination will have 200 objective types MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
  2. The total marks of the examination are 300.
  3. The candidate can answer General Tamil or General English section which has 100 questions each.
  4. The general studies section has 75 questions, and 25 questions are from the test's aptitude & mental ability section.
  5. The time duration of the TNPSC Preliminary Examination is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  6. The minimum qualifying mark for the TNPSC Preliminary examination is 90.
  7. No negative marking is applicable.
  8. The General studies section has questions from the graduation level.
  9. The aptitude and Mental Ability test section have questions from the SSLC standard level.

New TNPSC Group 2 Language paper Syllabus

English Language Syllabus for TNPSC Group 2:

The English language Syllabus for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is divided into 3 parts - A, B & C

  • Part A - Grammar
  • Part B - Literature
  • Part C - Authors and their literary works

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Tamil Language Syllabus for TNPSC Group 2:

Download the New TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus PDF for the General Tamil Language here 

New TNPSC Group 2 GS paper Syllabus

The Preliminary TNPSC Group 2 GS Syllabus 2022 is given below:

Candidates should go through the syllabus carefully and prepare according to the examination pattern. 

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Geography of India
  4. History of India
  5. Culture of India
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian Polity
  8. National Movement of India
  9. History of Tamil Nadu
  10. Culture, Heritage, and socio-political movements in Tamil Nadu.
  11. Development and Administration in Tamil Nadu
  12. Aptitude & Mental Ability
General Science Syllabus

(i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper - Power of Reasoning - Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning - Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future. 

(ii) 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. 

(iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides. 

(iv) Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases. 

(v) Environment and Ecology

Current Events Syllabus

(i) History - Latest diary of events - National symbols - Profile of States - Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports - Books and authors. 

(ii) 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. 

(iii) Geography - Geographical landmarks. 

(iv) Economics - Current socio - economic issues. 

(v) Science - Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

Geography of India Syllabus

(i) Location – Physical features - Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate - Water resources - Rivers in India - Soil, minerals and natural resources - Forest and wildlife - Agricultural pattern. 

(ii) Transport - Communication. 

(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution - Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes. 

(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy. 

History and culture of India Syllabus

(i) Indus valley civilization - Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas - Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms - South Indian history. 

(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio - Cultural History of India. 

(iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom. 

(iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

Indian Polity Syllabus

(i) Constitution of India - Preamble to the Constitution - Salient features of the Constitution - Union, State and Union Territory. (ii) Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy. 

(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj. 

(iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre - State Relationships. 

(v) Election - Judiciary in India – Rule of law. 

(vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta - Right to Information - Empowerment of women - Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

Indian Economy Syllabus

(i) Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models - an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog. 

(ii) 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. 

(iii) 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 Syllabus 

(i) 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. 

(ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements. 

(iii) Communalism and partition.

History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu Syllabus

(i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times. 

(ii) 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 

(iii) Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - Early agitations against British Rule - Role of women in freedom struggle. 

(iv) 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 Nadu

(i) Human 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. 

(ii) 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. 

(iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio - Economic development. 

(iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu. 

(v) Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth. 

(vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields. 

(vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

Aptitude and Mental Ability

(i) Simplification – Percentage - Highest Common Factor (HCF) - Lowest Common Multiple (LCM). 

(ii) Ratio and Proportion. 

(iii) Simple interest - Compound interest - Area - Volume - Time and Work. 

(iv) Logical Reasoning - Puzzles-Dice - Visual Reasoning - Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

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TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Mains Examination 

The syllabus of the Main examination is given below.

  • It will have two papers: Paper I and Paper-II.
  • Paper I- Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper
  • Paper-II- General Studies
  • Paper I is for 100 marks. The time duration is 3 Hours (180 minutes).
  • Paper-II is for 300 marks, and the time duration is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • 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 marks in Paper 1 to qualify for the TNPSC Group 2 examination is 40.
  • The minimum marks in Paper 2 to qualify for the TNPSC Group 2 A examination is 90
  • TNPSC Group 2 examination is bilingual. The exam will be in both English and Tamil languages.

The TNPSC- Group 2 Mains examination will be descriptive.

TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Paper-I Syllabus

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 of the Tamil Language

TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Paper-II Syllabus

Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu

Nature of universe-General scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries - Science glossary.

Physical quantities, standards and units -Mechanics and properties of matter-­Force, motion, and energy-Heat, light and sound-Magnetism, -electricity and electronics 

Elements and -compounds -Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation, and reduction-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers -pesticides, insecticides 

Main concepts of life science-The cell - Basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition -and dietetics-Respiration -Blood and blood-circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Animals, plants and human life­

Govt. policy -organizations on Science and Technology-Role, achievement & impact of Science and -technology-Energy - self-sufficiency - oil exploration- Genetics - the science of heredity

­Environment, ecology, health and -hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation-Human diseases, prevention and remedies-Communicable diseases and non - communicable diseases-Alcoholism and Drug abuse- Computer -science and advancement 

Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

State government organization - structure, functions, and control mechanism-District administration - role in people's welfare-oriented programmes-Industrial map of Tamil Nadu -­role of state government

Public Services -- the role of recruitment agencies-State finance - resources, budget and financial administration-Use of IT in the administration -- e-governance in the State-Natural calamities 

Disaster Management Union and State -Social welfare - Government-sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu-Relationship between State and Union-Industrial map of India -Public Services - the role of recruitment agencies in Union Government- Social welfare - government-sponsored schemes by Government of India 

Socio-Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu

Population Explosion- Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu- Child Labour­

Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation- Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life - Anti -Corruption -measures - CVC, Lok- adalats, Ombudsman, CAG.-Illiteracy

­Women Empowerment - Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment - Social injustice to womenfolk - Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault-Impact of violence on the growth of the nation - Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence.­

Human Rights issues-Right to information - Central and State Commission.- Education - Linkage between Education and Economic Growth-Community Development Programme-Employment Guarantee Scheme-Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development-Role of N.G.O's in Social Welfare - Govt. Policy on Health. 

Current issues at National Level All the latest events at the national level
Current issues at State LevelAll the latest events at the state level

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Interview

The candidates will be interviewed by a commission who will have before them a record of their career. They will be asked questions on matters of general interest. Candidates can attend TNPSC interviews both in Tamil and English. There are no Minimum qualifying Marks in the interview. The interview is for 40 marks. The final selection is made after considering the marks for all three stages of the selection process.


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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