TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2021 PDF – Check Exam Pattern Here


TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2021 PDF – Check Exam Pattern Here: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is conducting Combined Civil Services Examination–II (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services) for Various Posts in various departments. TNPSC Group II Syllabus for Prelims and Mains is given below go through the topics, to have an idea of the difficult subjects. Then candidates can plan a schedule for their preparation as per the Group II syllabus. Here is the Syllabus for TNPSC Group II.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus Details

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Name of the Post Group 2
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The TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern is discussed below.

Subject Duration Maximum marks Qualifying Marks
Preliminary Exam 3 hours 300 90
Mains Exam:
Paper I
1 hour 30 minutes 100 25
Mains Exam:
3 hours 300
  • 90 out of 300 marks for Non-interview Post
  • 102 out of 340 For Interview Post
    (300 + 40 marks of interview)
Interview   40 marks

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus For Prelims

The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus will have 200 Objective Type Questions.

  • The General studies section has 175 questions from the graduation level.
  • The aptitude and Mental Ability test section has 25 questions and will be given from SSLC standard level.

The Subjects for the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus are listed below.

General Science Current Events
Geography of India History & Culture of India
Indian Polity Indian Economy
Indian National Movement History, Culture, Heritage
and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
Development Administration in Tamil Nadu Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus 2021

Let us now discuss each of the topics of the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus For the Prelims in detail.

Unit 1: 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.

Unit 2: Current Events

  1. History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports – Books and authors.
  2. 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.
  3. Geography – Geographical landmarks.
  4. Economics – Current socio-economic issues.
  5. Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

Unit 3: Geography In India

  1. Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather, and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals, and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.
  2. Transport – Communication.
  3. Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups, and major tribes.
  4. Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.

Unit 4: History and Culture Of India

  1. Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian History.
  2. Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
  3. Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, Custom.
  4. India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

Unit 5: Indian Polity

  1. Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State, and Union Territory.
  2. Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  3. Union Executive,  Union  legislature  –  State  Executive,   State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat
  4. Spirit of Federalism: center-state Relationship.
  5. Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  6. Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

Unit 6: Indian Economy

  1. Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  2. 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.
  3. Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programs – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, Poverty.

Unit 7: Indian National Movement

  1. National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.ChidambaranarJawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose, and others.
  2. Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
  3. Communalism and partition.

Unit 8: 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 :

(a)  Significance as 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

  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom
  • 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

Unit 9: Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of  Socio-Economic Development.
  4. Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  5. Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  6. Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  7. E-governance in Tamil Nadu.

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Unit 10: Aptitude and Mental Ability

  1. Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  2. Ratio and Proportion.
  3. Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.
  4. Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern For Mains

The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern will have two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Both the papers will have different qualifying marks and exam duration.

  • TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam holds utmost importance as the marks secured by the candidates in this Exam is considered for the Final Selection.
  • This will have 2 papers: Paper I and Paper II.
  • Part A – It has 2 questions from Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
  • Part B – It has 10 questions from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
  • Paper I will be of 100 marks of 1 hour 30 minutes duration.
  • Paper II will be of 300 marks of 3 hour duration.
  • 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
  • Minimum 102 and 90 marks required to qualify in group 2 and group 2A main exams respectively.
  • TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Tamil languages.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern For Mains

TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- I
Paper No. of Questions Marks Total Marks Remarks
Tamil to English
2 25 50
  • Total Marks -100
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25
English to Tamil
2 25 50
TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- II
Precis Writing 3 20 60
  • Total Marks: 300
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: Check Below
  • This part has to be answered
    fully in Tamil or in English
Comprehension 3 20 60
3 20 60
Essay Writing
on ‘Thirukkural’
3 20 60
Letter writing
3 20 60

TNPSC Group 2 Paper-I Syllabus

  1. Title 1 – Tamil to English translation
  2. Title 2 – English to Tamil translation

TNPSC Group 2 Paper-II Syllabus

  1. Title 1 – Precis writing
  2. Title 2 – Comprehension
  3. Title 3 – Hints Development
  4. 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- Political- Economic affairs
    (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  5. Title 5 – Letter writing – Official

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