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TNPSC Group 2 Exam

Now TNPSC has combined both Group 2 and Group 2A examination. The syllabus is same for the both Group 2 Interview and Non Interview post. For both prelims and mains examinations are commonly held together but for Group 2 Interview post there is an oral interview test for 40 marks.

TNPSC Group 2 is the second level of the examination conducted by the TamilNadu Public Service Commission next to the Group 1 exam. Candidates who are selected for the interview post in the Group 2 exam will be recruited as gazetted officers like Group 1 officer in the state Government of TamilNadu. They will be working under the Group 1 officers. The heavy competition involved in TNPSC exams, it is very important to take an earnest effort of preparation to clear the exam and get your dream job. A good study plan can help you to prepare well for your examination. A concentrated study is worthy of several hours of distracted study. If you know how to study well with concentration, you will achieve in the tough competition. Most of the aspirants fail to succeed in the TNPSC exam because they could not answer as many questions as possible in a given duration of time. Practicing online test will improve your ability to answer all the questions in the exam in the given duration. So practice more as much as possible to improve yourself. To make the online test practice easy we have framed the test questions in topic wise for all the subjects in the TNPSC syllabus. It will be easy for the aspirants to revise any topics from the TNPSC syllabus by attending an online test. There is no alternative to hard work when it comes to preparing for exams but smart work is also as important as hard work. You should start with the subjects and the topics that are most difficult and carry the maximum weightage. Simply reading textbook will not help to perform well in the exam, regular revision is needed and it helps to score high marks in the exam. Many competitive exams have negative marking, but luckily there is no negative marking in TNPSC exams. So if you are unsure which the correct option for any tough question, don’t waste your time in with that tough question. It is better to choose any of the given options and proceed with the remaining questions. Time is the most important factor in the exam. If you don’t know the answer to a question, don’t get stuck in a particular question. If you find it is too hard to find the correct answer, just move on. Try it later after you have finished the remaining questions. TNPSC group 2 Interview post-examination eligibility criteria and exam patterns are given below.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam


Education Qualification(Interview Post):
• Candidate should have been obtained the required degree course by passing in the order of studies 10th, HSC, degree.
• Candidates who are in the final year of degree examination may also apply for Group 2 Preliminary exams.

• Candidate should attain the minimum age of 18 years and maximum age of 30 years for OC, no age limit for BC, BCM, MBC, SC, and ST.

POSTING(Interview Post):

• Deputy Commercial Tax Officer
• Probation Officer
• Sub Registrar
• Assistant Inspector of Labour
• Junior Employment Officer
• Assistant Section Officer
• Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
• Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies

TNPSC Group 2 Interview post-examination pattern is also similar to Group 1 it also includes three phases of examination that are prelims, mains, and interview, or Oral Test. The first phase of the examination is the preliminary examination which contains 200 objective type questions for 300 marks that will be conducted for 3 hours of duration. In these 175 questions will be asked from General Studies (General Science, Current Affairs, History and Culture of India, Geography of India, Indian Polity, Indian Economy and Current affairs, Indian National Movement, History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu, Development Administration in Tamil Nadu) and 25 Aptitude & Mental Ability questions. Based on the preliminary cutoff marks candidates will be selected for mains examination. Mains Examination is a descriptive type of examination consists of two papers. Paper I examination will be conducted for 100 marks and Paper II is for 300 marks. candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I will not be considered for the evaluation of Paper-II. Those who secured the qualifying marks in the mains examination are eligible for the interview or oral test which will be conducted for 40 marks. Final selection is based on the marks obtained in Paper II of mains examination and interview or oral test.

i. Preliminary Exam: 300 marks – 3 hours duration
1. General Studies - 175 marks
• General Science
• Current Events
• Geography of India
• History and Culture of India
• Indian Polity
• Indian Economy
• Indian National Movements
• History, Culture, Heritage and Socio - Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
• Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
2. Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests - 25 marks

ii. Mains Examination:
Paper-I :100 Marks - 1:30 duration
Title 1 - Tamil to English translation
Title 2 - English to Tamil translation

Paper-II :300 Marks - 3 hours duration
Title 1 - Precis writing
Title 2 - Comprehension
Title 3 - Hints Development
Title 4 - Essay writing on the following topics from ‘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
Title 5 - Letter writing - Official

iii. Interview:
Oral Test - 40 marks

Scheme for Main Written Examination
(Interview Posts and Non-Interview Posts)

(S.S.L.C. Standard)
(Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes)
Sl. No.
Number of questions to be asked
Total Marks
Tamil to English Translation

Total Marks -100

Minimum Qualifying

Marks – 25

(Answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I will not be considered for the evaluation of Paper-II)

English to Tamil Translation
(Degree Standard)
(Duration: 3 Hours)
Precis Writing

Total Marks -300

(This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone)

(Marks secured in Paper-I will not be considered for selection. Marks secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection.)

Hints Development
Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’
Letter writing(Official)

For Interview Posts:
Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
Oral Test: 40 Marks
Total Marks: 300+40 = 340 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 102 out of 340
For Non-Interview Posts:
Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
Total Marks: 300

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 90