About TNPSC Group 2 2019

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.

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Exam
Short Exam Name TNPSC Group 2
Conducting Body Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Languages English, Tamil
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam - Duration 3 Hours +1 More

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TNPSC Group 2 2019 Eligibility Criteria

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. 

Age limit                                                                                                                                                         

            

Post

        
            

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)

        
            

18             Years

        
            

30             years

        
            

No             Maximum age limit (Applicants should be below 58 years as on the             date of notification or appointment)

           


            

        
            

Sub-Registrar             Grade- II

        
            

20

        
            

Probation             Officer in Prison Department

        
            

22

        
            

Probation             Officer in Social Defence Department

        
            

26

        
            

40             Years

        
            


            

        


Academic Qualification 

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. 

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

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. 

Steps to fill TNPSC Group 4 Application Form

  • One-time registration (OTR) is important before applying for any post. 
  • For OTR, candidates required scanned images of photograph, signature and certificates. 
  • After registration, candidate’s unique ID and password were generated. 
  • Candidates have to login with the required credentials to fill the application form. 
  • To fill TNPSC Group 2 application form, candidates had to select the post or service. 
  • Applicants have to upload their photograph and signature as per dimension. 
  • After submitting the application, applicants could take the printout of application form in PDF format.

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Application Details

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline, Online Male, Female ₹ 100

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Application Details

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Offline, Online Male, Female ₹ 150

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Syllabus

General studies-

General studies: Unit 01
General science
Scientific knowledge and scientific temper - power of reasoning - rote learning vs conceptual learning - science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.
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.
Elements and compounds, acids, bases, salts, petroleum products, fertilizers, pesticides. Main concepts of life science, classification of living organisms, evolution, genetics, physiology, nutrition, health and hygiene, human diseases
Environment and ecology
General studies: Unit 02
Current events
History - latest diary of events - national symbols - profile of states - eminent personalities and places in news – sports - books and authors.
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.
Geography - geographical landmarks.
Economics - current socio - economic issues.
Science - latest inventions in science and technology
General studies: Unit 03
Geography of India
Location – physical features - monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate - water resources - rivers in India - soil, minerals and natural resources - forest and wildlife - agricultural pattern.
Transport - communication
Social geography – population density and distribution - racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.
Natural calamity – disaster management – environmental pollution: reasons and preventive measures – climate change – green energy
General studies: Unit 04
History and culture of India
Indus valley civilization - guptas, delhi sultans, mughals and marathas - age of vijayanagaram and bahmani kingdoms - south Indian history
Change and continuity in the socio - cultural history of India
Characteristics of Indian culture, unity in diversity – race, language, custom
India as a secular state, social harmony
General studies: Unit 05
Indian polity
Constitution of India - preamble to the constitution - salient features of the constitution - union, state and union territory
Citizenship, fundamental rights, fundamental duties, directive principles of state policy
Union executive, union legislature – state executive, state legislature – local governments, panchayat raj
Spirit of federalism: centre - state relationships
Election - judiciary in India – rule of law
Corruption in public life – anti-corruption measures – lokpal and lokayukta - right to information - empowerment of women - consumer protection forums, human rights charter
General studies: Unit 06
Indian economy
Nature of Indian economy – five year plan models - an assessment – planning commission and niti ayog
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
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
General studies: Unit 07
Indian national movement
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.
Different modes of agitation: growth of Satyagraha and militant movements
Communalism and Partition
General studies: Unit 08
History, Culture, Heritage and Socio - Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
History of tamil society, related archaeological discoveries, tamil literature from sangam age till contemporary times
Thirukkural: Significance as a secular literature. Relevance to everyday life; Impact of Thirukkural on humanity; Thirukkural and universal values-equality, humanism, etc.;Relevance to socio-politico -economic affairs; Philosophical content in Thirukkural
Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle - early agitations against british rule - role of women in freedom struggle
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
General studies: Unit 09
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
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
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
Social justice and social harmony as the cornerstones of socio - economic development
Education and health systems in Tamil Nadu
Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on economic growth
Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields
E-governance in Tamil Nadu
General studies: Unit 10
Aptitude and mental ability
Simplification – percentage - highest common factor (HCF) - lowest common multiple (LCM)
Ratio and proportion
Simple interest - compound interest - area - volume - time and work
Logical reasoning - puzzles-dice - visual reasoning - alpha numeric reasoning – number series

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Syllabus

Tamil to English Translation+

Tamil to English Translation: Unit 01
History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu
Origin and development of Tamil civilization - from classical antiquity to modernity
Sangam period literature along with the historical events related to language development
Musical tradition of Tamil Nadu - folklore - music, dance, musical instruments and folk drama - from classical age to post-modern age with its modifications
Dramatic art form - street theatre - folk theatre - conventional theatrical techniques
Socio-economic history - overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai"
Rationalist movements - Dravidian movement and self respect movement
Contribution of social reform movements in the implementation of social welfare measures and socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu
Reservation policy and its benefits - contribution of social justice and social harmony in the socio economic development of Tamil Nadu
Feminism – socio - feminism, literary feminism - different concepts and perceptions
Contemporary Tamil language - computer Tamil diction - legal Tamil - Tamil as administrative language - new genres

English to Tamil Translation+

English to Tamil Translation: Unit 01
History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu
Origin and development of Tamil civilization - from classical antiquity to modernity
Sangam period literature along with the historical events related to language development
Musical tradition of Tamil Nadu - folklore - music, dance, musical instruments and folk drama - from classical age to post-modern age with its modifications
Dramatic art form - street theatre - folk theatre - conventional theatrical techniques
Socio-economic history - overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai"
Rationalist movements - Dravidian movement and self respect movement
Contribution of social reform movements in the implementation of social welfare measures and socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu
Reservation policy and its benefits - contribution of social justice and social harmony in the socio economic development of Tamil Nadu
Feminism – socio - feminism, literary feminism - different concepts and perceptions
Contemporary Tamil language - computer Tamil diction - legal Tamil - Tamil as administrative language - new genres

Precis writing+

Precis writing: Unit 01
History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu
Origin and development of Tamil civilization - from classical antiquity to modernity
Sangam period literature along with the historical events related to language development
Musical tradition of Tamil Nadu - folklore - music, dance, musical instruments and folk drama - from classical age to post-modern age with its modifications
Dramatic art form - street theatre - folk theatre - conventional theatrical techniques
Socio-economic history - overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai"
Rationalist movements - Dravidian movement and self respect movement
Contribution of social reform movements in the implementation of social welfare measures and socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu
Reservation policy and its benefits - contribution of social justice and social harmony in the socio economic development of Tamil Nadu
Feminism – socio - feminism, literary feminism - different concepts and perceptions
Contemporary Tamil language - computer Tamil diction - legal Tamil - Tamil as administrative language - new genres

Comprehension

Hints Development+

Hints Development: Unit 01
History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu
Origin and development of Tamil civilization - from classical antiquity to modernity
Sangam period literature along with the historical events related to language development
Musical tradition of Tamil Nadu - folklore - music, dance, musical instruments and folk drama - from classical age to post-modern age with its modifications
Dramatic art form - street theatre - folk theatre - conventional theatrical techniques
Socio-economic history - overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai"
Rationalist movements - Dravidian movement and self respect movement
Contribution of social reform movements in the implementation of social welfare measures and socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu
Reservation policy and its benefits - contribution of social justice and social harmony in the socio economic development of Tamil Nadu
Feminism – socio - feminism, literary feminism - different concepts and perceptions
Contemporary Tamil language - computer Tamil diction - legal Tamil - Tamil as administrative language - new genres

Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’+

Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 01
Significance as a Secular literature
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 02
Relevance to Everyday Life
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 03
Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 04
Thirukkural and Universal Values - Equality, Humanism, etc
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 05
Relevance to Socio - Politico - Economic affairs
Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’: Unit 06
Philosophical content in Thirukkural

Letter writing+

Letter writing: Unit 01
Official

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern

  • TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern of Preliminary Exam 
  • The preliminary examination of TNPSC comprises objective type questions. 
  • The test consisted of General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and General Tamil/General English. 
  • Questions on General Studies were of graduation level. While the standard of questions from Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and General Tamil/ General English were of SSLC level. 
  • The test booklet carries total 200 questions. 
  • Maximum marks allotted for the exam is 300.
  • Duration of the exam is 3 hours. 
  • Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil/ General English. 
  • Questions on General Studies is both in English and Tamil Language. 
  • General Tamil/General English questions is in respective languages.

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern of Mains Exam 

  • The mains written exam will carry one paper on General Studies. 
  • Questions will be descriptive in nature
  • Candidates will get 3 hours to attempt the paper 
  • Marks allotted for the mains exam is 300
  • The question paper will be set both in Tamil and English
  • The oral test carries 40 marks.

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Admit Card

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Admit Card

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 Main Exam Admit Card

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.

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Exam Centers

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Exam Centers

State City
Tamil Nadu Ariyalur
Chennai
Coimbatore
Cuddalore
Dharmapuri
Erode
Kancheepuram
Kanyakumari
Karur
Krishnagiri
Madurai
Nagapattinam
Namakkal
Nilgiris
Perambalur
Pudukkottai
Ramanathapuram
Salem
Sivaganga
Thanjavur
Theni
Thiruvallur
Tiruvannamalai
Thiruvarur
Thoothukudi
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Tiruppur
Vellore
Viluppuram
Virudhunagar

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Exam Centers

State City
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Chidambaram
Coimbatore
Kancheepuram
Karaikudi
Madurai
Nagercoil
Pudukkottai
Ramanathapuram
Salem
Thanjavur
Tiruchirappalli
Vellore

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving license
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Ration card
  • ID card issued by government

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Answer Key

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Answer Key

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. 

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Result

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Result

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 Main Exam Result

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. 

TNPSC Group 2 2019 Cutoff

TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Cutoff

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.

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Cutoff

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 Group 2 2019 Selection Process

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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