TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - Prelims & Mains Subject Wise Syllabus Here
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - TNPSC releases the detailed syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 exam. The TNPSC Group 2 2020 syllabus is released for both the preliminary as well as the mains stage of the exam. As per the TNPSC Group 2 syllabus 2020, the preliminary exam consists of objective type questions from General Tamil/General English and group 2 General Studies, while mains contain only descriptive type questions from General Studies. TNPSC Group 2 syllabus 2020 can help candidates know about the units and topics that are required to prepare for both the stages of TNPSC Group 2 exam. Apart from the syllabus aspirants must also know about the TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern. Find the detailed syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 for preliminary and mains examination in this article.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Preliminary Exam
In the following tables, candidates can check the syllabus for the preliminary exam of TNPSC Group 2 2020. The table consists of the units, subjects as well as the topics on which the question paper of TNPSC Group 2 2020 will be based on.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for General Science
Unit - 1
Inventions and discoveries
Mechanics and properties of matter
Physical quantities, standards and units
National scientific laboratories
General Scientific laws
Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics
Force, motion and energy
Electricity and Magnetism
Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Elements and Compounds
Acids, bases and salts
Chemistry of ores and metals
Oxidation and reduction
Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds
The cell: Basic unit of life
Classification of living organism
Main Concepts of life science
Nutrition and dietetics
Blood and blood circulation
Genetics: the science of heredity
Environment, ecology, health and hygiene
Bio‐diversity and its conservation
Human diseases: Prevention, Remedies
Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - Current Event
Unit - 2
Latest national events
Profile of States
Awards and honours
Latest historical event
India and its neighbours
Eminent persons and places in news
Books and authors
Sports and games
Role of Voluntary organizations and Government
Public awareness and general administration
Welfare oriented government schemes, their utility
Problems in conduct of public elections
Political parties and political system in India
Policy on environment and ecology
New economic policy and Government sector
Current socio‐economic problems
Latest discoveries in health science, mass media and communication
Latest inventions on science and technology
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - Geography
Earth and Universe
Atmosphere: hydrosphere and lithosphere
Social geography: population‐density and distribution
Agricultural pattern, livestock and fisheries
Soil, minerals and natural resources
Natural vegetation: Forest and wildlife
Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate
Water resources: Rivers in India
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - History and Culture of India
Unit - 4
History and culture of India
Social reforms and religious movements
Effect of British rule on socio-economic factors
South Indian history
Advent of European invasion
Expansion and consolidation of British rule
Culture and Heritage of Tamil people
Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music
India since independence
Characteristics of Indian culture
Growth of rationalist
Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu
Political parties and populist schemes
Personalities: Mother Teresa,Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar, M.S Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J Krishnamoorthy
Prominent personalities in the various spheres
Arts, Science, Literature and Philosophy
Unity in diversity, race, colour, language, custom
India as secular state
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus - Indian Polity
Unit - 5
Salient features of constitution
Union, State and Territory
Constitution of India
Preamble to the constitution
Human rights charter
Status of Jammu & Kashmir
Judiciary in India: Rule of law/Due process of law
Administrative reforms and tribunals
Corruption in public life
Election Commission: Union and State
Amendments to constitution
Schedules to constitution
Right to information
Central and State Commission
Empowerment of women
Central Vigilance Commission
Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Indian Economy
Unit - 6
Nature of Indian economy
Economic trends in Tamil Nadu
Development of infrastructure
Five‐year plan models
Land reforms and agriculture
Application of science in agriculture
Role of public sector and disinvestment
National income Rural welfare oriented programmes
Social sector problems: Population, education, health, employment, poverty
Sustainable economic growth
Energy Different sources and development
National Development Council
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Indian National Movement
From the following table, candidates can check the syllabus related to the Indian National Movement of TNPSC Group 2 2020.
Unit - 7
Indian National Movement
Early uprising against British rule
Indian National Congress
Emergence of national leaders: Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle: Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar and others
Birth of political parties/political system in India since independence
Role of communalism in the partition
Growth of militant movements
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
Unit - 8
Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests
Tables, graphs, diagrams
Conversion of information to data
Collection, compilation and presentation of data
Analytical interpretation of data
Simple and compound interest
Decision making and problem solving
Area and Volume
Highest Common Factor (HCF) and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for General English (SSLC Standard)
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 – Part A English Grammar
Meaning of words
Synonyms and antonyms
Prefix and Suffix
Infinitive, Gerund and Participle
Subject, verb and object
Simple, Compound and Complex sentences
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Part B (Literature)
Figures of speech observed in the following Poems
To A Millionaire, The Piano, Manliness, Going for water, The Cry of the Children, Migrant Bird, ShilpiSonnet No.116, The Solitary Reaper, Be the Best, O Captain My Captain, Laugh and Be Merry, Earth, Don’t quit, The Apology, Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face, A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother, The Flying Wonder, A Psalm of Life, Women’s Rights, The Nation United, English words, Snake, The Man He Killed, Off to Outer Space Tomorrow Morning
Appreciation Questions from Poetry
Be Glad your Nose is on Your Face, A Sonnet for My Incomparable Mother, The Flying Wonder,Snake, The Man He Killed, Off to Outer Space Tomorrow Morning, Sonnet No.116, A Psalm of Life, Women’s Rights, The Nation United, English Words, , The Solitary Reaper, The Piano, Manliness, Going for water, The cry of the Children, Migrant Bird, ShilpiBe the Best, O Captain My Captain, Laugh and Be Merry, Earth, Don’t quit, The Apology To a Millionaire
Important lines from Poems
Going for Water, A Psalm of Life, Be the Best, Sonnet No. 116
The Solitary Reaper, Where the Mind is Without Fear
Questions on the biography of:
Subash Chandra Bose, Helen Keller,Mahatma Gandhi, Dr.Salim Ali, Rani of Jhansi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kalpana Chawala
Questions on Shakespeare’s Plays/Sonnets
Julius Caesar (Act III Scene 2)
Merchant of Venice (Act IV Court Scene)
Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
The Selfish Giant
The Model Millionaire
Dr. Karl Paulnack
The Hope Raiser
Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays
Gopala Krishna Gokhale’s Speech on 25th July in Mumbai in response to the address presented to him by students
Dale Carnegie’s ‘The Road to success’
Deepa Agarwal ‘After the storm’
Brian patten’s ‘You be that no you can’t be that’
Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’ (from‘India 2020’)
Ruskin Bond’s ‘Our Local Team’
Hope Spencer’s ‘Keep your spirits high’
Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
Ahtushi Deshpande ‘To the land of snow
British English – American English
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Part C (Authors and their Literary Works)
Match the Poems with the Poets
A psalm of Life, Be the Best, The Cry of the Children, The Piano, The Apology, Be Glad Your Nose is on Your face, The Flying Wonder, Is Life But a Dream, Manliness Going for Water, Earth,, Where the Mind is Without Fear, The Man He Killed, Nine Gold Medals Be the Best, O captain My Captain, Snake, Punishment in Kindergarten
Which nationality the story belongs to?
How the Camel got its Hump, Two Friends, Refugee, The Open Window The selfish Giant, The Lottery Ticket, The Last Leaf
Identify the Author with the short story
The Selfish Giant, The Lottery Ticket, The Last Leaf, How the Camel got its Hump, Two Friends, Refugee, The Open Window, A Man who Had no Eyes, The Tears of the Desert, Sam The Piano, The Face of Judas, Iscariot, Swept Away, A Close Encounter, Caught Sneezing, The Wooden Bowl, Swami and the Sum
Nationality of Poet
Robert Frost, Archibald Lampman, D.H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Kamala Das, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Famida Y. Basheer, Thomas Hardy, Khalil Gibran, Edgar A. Guest, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack Prelutsky, F. Joanna, H.W. Long Fellow, Annie Louisa Walker, Walt Whitman, V.K. Gokak, Stephen Vincent Benet, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth
Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors
R.K. Narayan’s ‘Swami and the Sum’
Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’
Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai, ‘Farmer’
Kamala Das’ ‘Punishment in Kindergarten’ and ‘My Grandmother’s House’
Dhan Gopal Mukherji’s ‘Kari’ and ‘The Elephant’
Deepa Agarwal ‘After the Storm’
Indra Anantha Krishna’s ‘The Neem Tree’
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Vision for the Nation’
Dr. Neeraja Raghavan’s ‘The Sun Bea
Lakshmi Mukuntan ‘The Ant’ and ‘Eater and the Dassie’
Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes
The Merchant of Venice
Match Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable options
Match Folk Arts with suitable Indian State/Country
Match Author with Relevant Title/Character
Match Characters with Relevant Story Title
The Selfish Giant, How the camel got its hump, The Lottery Ticket, Two Friends, Refugee, Open Window, Reflowering, The Necklace Holiday, The Last Leaf
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
Anne Louisa Walker
V K Gokak
Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare
Mention Poem in which said lines occur
Granny, Granny, Please Comb My Hair
With a friend
To Cook and Eat
No Men are Foreign
Laugh and be Merry
The Flying Wonder
My Native Land
A Tiger in the Zoo
Works of Authors
Rabindranath Tagore, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, H.W. Longfellow, Anne Louisa Walker, Oscar Wilde, Pearl S. Buck
Theme observed in Literary works
Snake, The Mark of Vishnu, Where the Mind is Without Fear, The Cry of the Children, Migrant bird, Shilpi The Piano, The Model Millionaire, Greedy Govind, Our Local Team,Keep your Spirits High, Be the Best, Bat,
Period Poets belong to
H.W. Longfellow, Annie Louisa Walker, D.H. LawrenceWalt Whitman, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare
Matching the Poets with Poems
Discovery, Biking, Inclusion, Granny, To cook and Eat, Bat, To India, My Native Land, A Tiger in the Zoo, No men are Foreign, Granny, Please Comb My Hair, With a Friend,, Laugh and be Merry, Earth, The Apology, Women’s rights, The Nation United, English Words, Snake, The Man He Killed The Flying Wonder, Off to Outer Space Tomorrow Morning, Be the Best, Is life, but a dream
Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation
Flying with Moon on their Wings
Going for Water
Gaia Tells Her
Will Thirst Become
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for General Tamil
From the following tables candidates can check the syllabus for the General Tamil section of the TNPSC Group 2 syllabus.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Grammar
Synonyms, Antonyms, Find odd word out, Error Spotting in the sentence, Write Correct Tamil word for the English word, Find the type of sentence, Correct the words in the sentence Indirect and Direct Speech, Match the following, Prefix - Suffix, Select the suitable Tenses, Order words based on Dictionary,, Match the Following – Famous Poems and Poets, Identify the sentence pattern, Choose the best answer, Synonyms, Find out the Grammar mistakes in the sentence, Comprehension, Find noun type,
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Literature
From the following table candidates can check the syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 for Literature.
Fill in the blanks (19 chapters in Thirukkural) – Anbu, Panbu, Kalvi, Kelvi, Arivu, Adakkam, Porai, Peritaraithunaikodal, Porul Seyal Vagai, Vinaithitpam, Natpu, Vaimai, Kaalam, Vali, Opparivadhal, Seinari, Sandramai, Iniyavai Kooral.
Naladiyar, Naanmanikadigai, Pazhamozhi Nool, Mudhumozhi Kanchi, Iniyavai Narpadhu, Sirupanchamoolam, Elaadhi, Avvaiyar Poems, Padhinenkeezhkanakku Nooalgal, Thirukadugam, Inna Narpathu.
Questions from Kambaramayanam
Agananooru, Natrinai, Kurundhogai, Iyngurunooru, Kalithogai, Ettuthogai, pathupattu.
Naalayira Dhivya Prabandham - Thiruvilayadal Pooranam – Thembhavani – Seerapuranam.
Tamilveedu Thoodhu, Thirukutralakuravanchi, Kalingathubarani, Mutholayiram,Nandhi Kalambagam, Muthukumarasamy Pillaithamizh, Penthalagam Kuravanchi, Azhaghar Killaividu Thoodhu, Raja Raja Cholan UlaVikramasozha Ula, Mukkodar Pallu, Kavadi Sindhu, Thiruvengadathu Andhadhi,
Panchali Sabadham, Kuyil Pattu, Irattura Mozhidhal.
Sidhar related questions.
Special Names and details of Community Gurus
Appar, Sammandhar, Sundharar, Manikkavasagar, Thirumoolar, Kulasekara Azhwar, Andal, Seethalai Sathanar, H.A. Krishna Pillai, Umaru Pulavar.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Authors and Literary Works
From the following table candidates can check the syllabus, subjects and topics from the part C of the TNPSC Group 2 2020.
Special Names and details of Authors
Baradhiyar, Baradhidhasan, Namakkal Kavignar, Kanimani Dhesiya Vinayagam Pillai.
Mudiyarasan, Vanidhasan, Suradha, Kannadhasan, Udumalai Narayanakavi, Pattukottai Kalyanaya Sundharanar, Marushakasi.
Nehru, Gandhi, Anna, Anandharangam Pillai.
Pudhu Ka vidhai
N.Pichaimuthu, C.S.Chellappa, Tharumu Sivaramu, pasuvaiya, R.Meenakshi, S.Mani, Sirpi, Erode Thamizhappan, Abdul Rahman, Kala Priya, Kalyanji, Gnana Kundhan, Dheva Dhevan, Salai Ilandhiraiyan, Salini Ilandhiraiyan, Alandhur Mohanarangan.
Tamil Stories and Authors
Kalaigal – Sirpam, Oviyam – Pechu.
Tamil Thonmai Seidhigal
Maraimalai Adigal, Paridhimar Kalaignar, N.M. Vengada Samy Nadar, R.P. Sedhu Pillai, Thiru.V.K, Vaiyaburi Pillai.
Saminadha Iyar, Meekashi Sundharanar, S.Ilakuvanar.
Agaramudhali, Pavalareru, Perunchitiranar.
G.U.Pope – Veerama Munivar.
Social Welfare Activities
Periyar – Anna – Muthu Ramalingadhevar – Ambedkar, Kamarajar.
History of Tamil Nadu
Specialty of World Wide Tamilans
Science thoughts in Tamil language
Specialty of Tamil Women
Anne Besant, Moovanur Ramamithammal, Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy
Participation of Tamil Women in Freedom Struggle
Thillaiyadi Valliyammal, Rani Mangammal.
Archaeology – Sea Routes
Details of Poets
Thayumanavar, Ramalinga Adigal, Kalyana Sundharam.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2019 for Mains Exam
According to the syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 2020, in the mains exam, the questions will be asked for General Studies. So, here candidates can check the syllabus of group 2 General Studies. The difficulty level of questions in the mains will be similar to that of graduation standard. Candidates can check the syllabus of mains examination from the table below.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 Mains
Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu
Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
Socio‐Economic Issues in India/Tamil Nadu
Current issues at National Level
Current issues at Tamil Nadu State Level
As per the exam pattern, there are three phases - prelims, mains, and interview. The exam pattern of TNPSC Group 2 gives insights related to the different sections of the exam on which the question paper will be based, the marking scheme, the total number of questions asked, and the time duration of the exam. The prelims exam is of objective type and the questions are from General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and General Tamil / General English. The total marks are 300 while the mains exam is descriptive in nature and marks are 300. The Interview is conducted for a total of 40 marks.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 - Prelims & Mains Subject Wise Syllabus Here
Question: How many stages are there in the TNPSC Exam?
There are three stages in the exam: Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
Question: Where to find the TNPSC Group 2 syllabus?
The TNPSC Group 2 syllabus is mentioned in official notification as well as in this article
Question: How many papers are there in the TNPSC Group 2 exam?
There is one paper in preliminary of objective type whole one in mains which is descriptive.
Question: Is there negative marking in TNPSC Group 2?
There are no negative marks in TNPSC Group 2.
Question: What is the cut off of TNPSC Group 2?
You can check it here - TNPSC Group 2 Cut off 2020.