Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-Group II examination for recruitment of candidates to various posts like Industrial Co-operative Officer, Probation Officer, Assistant Inspector of Labour, Sub Registrar, Grade-II, Assistant Section Officer, Audit Inspector, Revenue Assistant etc in different government departments of the state such as Tamil Nadu Industries Subordinate Service, Tamil Nadu Social Defence Subordinate Service, Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service, Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service etc. The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the TNPSC Group 2 exam which is conducted in three phases - preliminary, mains and interview. Candidates who qualify in all the three phases of the exam will be considered qualified TNPSC Group 2 qualified.
The eligibility criteria of TNPSC Group 2 has been prescribed by the examination authority, TNPSC. To be eligible for the recruitment exam, candidates have to fulfil the eligibility criteria as per age and educational qualification.
Minimum Age limit (For all)
Minimum age limit for others ([i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs )
Maximum age limit Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / De-notified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all categories
For all posts (Except Sub-Registrar Grade – II, Probation Officer in Prison Department and Social Defence Department)
No Maximum age limit (Applicants should be below 58 years as on the date of notification or appointment)
Sub-Registrar Grade- II
Probation Officer in Prison Department
Probation Officer in Social Defence Department
The minimum educational qualification prescribed for TNPSC Group 2 recruitment is graduation in any discipline (Arts, Science, Commerce). The educational qualification varies as per posts.
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan | Other
Candidates can fill the TNPSC Group 2 application form online. To fill TNPSC Group 2 application form , candidates have to first register for the exam by entering their basic details. The fees for one-time registration is Rs 150. The registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration. The examination fees for preliminary exam is Rs 100. Candidates qualifying the preliminary examination will have to fill pay requisite fees for appearing in the mains exam. The fees for the main written examination is Rs 150. Fee can be paid both online and offline. The fees for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Caste(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Differently abled Persons, Destitute Widow of all Communities, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (Other than Muslims) and Backward Classes (Muslims) and Ex-Servicemen are exempted. The steps to fill TNPSC Group 2 application form is explained below.
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TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern of Mains Exam
TNPSC Group 2 hall ticket for the preliminary exam is issued online. The admit card for preliminary examination is issued to only those candidates who have successfully registered for the exam. The admit card of TNPSC Group 2 is issued separately for preliminary, mains and oral test. Candidates appearing for the exam can download their TNPSC Group 2 hall ticket for all stages online by logging with their application number/ login ID and date of birth. Admit card will not sent to candidates by post. TNPSC Group 2 hall ticket conyains details like registration number, candidate’s name, city, exam centre and address, exam schedule, photograph and signature. Along with TNPSC Group 2 hall ticket candidates had to carry photo-identity proof to the examination centre on the day of exam.
TNPSC Group 2 admit card for mains exam is released online. TNPSC Group 2 admit card for mains exam issued to candidates qualifying the preliminary examination.
The answer key of TNPSC Group 2 preliminary exam is released officially. The answer key is made available online for all subjects - General Tamil, General English and General Studies. With the help of TNPSC Group 2 answer key candidates can check the correct answers to questions asked in the exam. Based on the number of correct responses, they can calculate their probable score. Candidates also have the facility to raise objection against the answers in the answer key if they find any incorrect answer.
The result of TNPSC Group 2 is released in three stages – Preliminary, Mains and Final. First, TNPSC declares TNPSC Group 2 result of the preliminary exam which will be followed by the declaration of result of mains and final. On the basis of the performance in the prelims exam, candidates are selected for the mains exam. Candidates have to secure the prescribed qualifying cut off to clear the preliminary exam.
TNPSC Group 2 result of mains exam is declared by exam conducting authority. Based on the result of mains examination, candidates are called for Certificate Verification. Eligible candidates are selected for document verification. The final result along with the list of shortlisted candidates for counselling is then published by TNPSC. The final result is announced based on the marks obtained by candidates in mains exam and oral test.
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced the qualifying cutoff of TNPSC Group 2 for preliminary exam. To qualify the exam, candidates have to secure qualifying TNPSC Group 2 cutoff. The qualifying cut off is common across all categories. TNPSC Group 2 qualifying cut off prescribed for the preliminary examination is 90.
The qualifying marks for mains exam will be announced along with the notification. Candidates must secure qualifying cut off in the mains examination. This cutoff is common across all categories.
TNPSC will select candidates for various posts based on their performance in mains exam and oral test. TNPSC Group 2 selection process comprises preliminary and mains exam followed by an oral test. All candidates who have applied for the exam had to first appear for the preliminary exam. Qualified candidates of preliminary exam will be called for the mains exam. Candidates qualifying the mains exam will be called for an oral test. The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature, therefore, the marks obtained by candidates at this stage of TNPSC Group 2 selection process will not be considered for preparing the final merit list. Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be selected for the mains exam.
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