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From the year 2019 Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission have integrated both Group 2 interview and Group 2A Non Interview exam together. So now for both Group 2 and Group 2A examinations will be held together in common. But there will an interview or oral test besides for Group 2 interview post alone and for Group Non-Interview only prelims and mains exams will be there.

How to prepare for Group 2 Exam?

It requires a good quality of preparation since now the preliminary syllabus of Group 2 is same as Group 1. The revised syllabus of Group 2 has only the General studies part and General Mental Ability Test. At first, one should go through the syllabus completely and should scrutiny all the subjects deeply. Then need to take up the online test in a regular interval of time and must analyze the TNPSC Group 2 previous year question papers. Preparing with the previous year question papers will give you a clear picture of the examination and how the questions have been asked. So that it will ease your preparation process and you can find always some questions are repeated asked from previous year question papers even with the same set of options. By this method, you can secure a few marks for sure.

Things Needed for TNPSC Group 2 Preparation:

Revised syllabus, can download the revised Group 2 syllabus from the TNPSC website, and also it will be available in the notification. So that you can cross-check once whether you going through with the correct syllabus. Proper study material, here we come up with the subject and topic wise study material as per the TNPSC syllabus. For every topic in the syllabus have identified questions in all the possible ways. This will make the preparation ease and after completing a topic can test yourself by attempting the test. Online test – Attempting online test is the best way to enhance your preparation. Previous year question papers – it is the finest way to strengthen yourself for the examination

Posting Under Group 2 Interview Cadre:

• 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

Posting Under Group 2 Non Interview Cadre:

• Personal Clerk in TamilNadu Public Service Commission
• Assistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
• Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department
• Assistant in Land Reforms Department
• Assistant in Prison Department
• Assistant in Registration Department
• Assistant in Transport Department
• Assistant in Fisheries Department

What is the Exam Pattern of CSSE - II (Combined Subordinate Services Examination - II)?

For both Group 2 Interview and Non Interview the preliminary and mains examinations will be held jointly with common syllabus. The prelims encompass of objective questions and mains have detailed descriptive questions. For Group 2 interview cadres alone there will an oral test or interview.

Preliminary exam:

The prelims will conducted for the total of 300 marks with 200 questions. The General studies part holds 175 marks and General Mental Ability Tests holds 25 marks. This just to refine the eligible candidates for next stage of examination. This score will not be considered in the selection process.

Mains Examination:

There are two papers in Group 2 Mains examination, paper I carries 100 marks with the duration of one and half an hour and paper II carries 300 marks with the duration for 3 hours. Only the marks obtained in paper II will be considered in the selection.


There will be an interview or oral test for 40 marks. Only the Paper II marks and interview marks will be considers during the final selection process.