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 Body||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission |
|Name of the Examination||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 (TNPS Group II A Services)|
|Type of examination ||State Level Examination |
|Frequency of the examination ||Annually |
|Selection process||The selection process has three stages: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, Interview (only for Group 2 posts)|
|Mode of examination ||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling ||Offline|
|Language||English and Tamil|
|Total Marks||Preliminary- 300 marks|
Mains- 300 marks
Interview- 40 marks
|Type of job||State 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
|Events||Examination Date (Expected Dates)|
|TNPSC- Group 2 Notification||23 February 2022|
|Start of the Application process ||23 February 2022|
|Last date to submit the application form||23 March 2022|
|Release of the Admit card 2022||To be notified (15 days before the examination)|
|TNPSC Examination Date||21 May 2022|
|TNPSC Preliminary Examination result||To be notified |
|TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Examination Date||To be notified |
|TNPSC- Group 2 2022 Mains Result||To be notified |
|Certificate Verification||To be notified |
|Counseling||To be notified |
TNPSC- Group 2 Examination will be conducted in 3 stages:
- Preliminary Examination
- Mains Examination: This will have two papers: Paper I and Paper-II.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Preliminary Examination
- The TNPSC Preliminary examination will have 200 objective types MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
- The total marks of the examination are 300.
- The candidate can answer General Tamil or General English section which has 100 questions each.
- The general studies section has 75 questions, and 25 questions are from the test's aptitude & mental ability section.
- The time duration of the TNPSC Preliminary Examination is 3 hours (180 minutes).
- The minimum qualifying mark for the TNPSC Preliminary examination is 90.
- No negative marking is applicable.
- The General studies section has questions from the graduation level.
- 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:
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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.
- General Science
- Current Events
- Geography of India
- History of India
- Culture of India
- Indian Economy
- Indian Polity
- National Movement of India
- History of Tamil Nadu
- Culture, Heritage, and socio-political movements in Tamil Nadu.
- Development and Administration in Tamil Nadu
- 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|
|1. (a) Tamil to English Translation|
(b) English to Tamil Translation
2. Precis Writing
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 Level||All 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.