TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus PDF || Check Details & Download Here!!!

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus PDF || Check Details & Download Here!!! Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Civil Service Examination-II to recruit the various Civil Service Posts.  The TNPSC conducts CCSE-II Exam to recruit various posts under Group 2 & 2A Exam.  The Subject wise syllabus, exam pattern and other details about exam are elaborately mentioned in this blog.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Syllabus: Details

Name of the Board Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Name of the Post Civil service Posts
Name of the Exam TNPSC 2 & 2A
Exam Notification Release on May 2021
Languages Tamil, English
Mode of Examination Offline

 TNPSC Group 2 Exam Selection Procedure:

The Selection Procedure is based on

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview (Group 2)
  • For Group-2A the Selection is based on the marks obtained in the written exam. (Non-Interview)

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam Pattern:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities
Preliminary Examination


(Objective Type)

General Studies (Degree Standard) (175 items)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)

(Total – 200 items)

3 Hours 300 90
Total   300  

 Main Examination Exam Pattern:

S.No Title Number of questions to be asked Marks Total Marks Remarks


(SSLC Standard)

(Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes)

1 Tamil to English Translation 2 25 50 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)
2 English to Tamil Translation 2 25 50


(Degree Standard)

(Duration: 3 Hours)

1 Precis Writing 3 20 60 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.)
2 Comprehension 3 20 60
3 Hints Development 3 20 60
4 Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ 3 20 60
5 Letter writing (Official) 3 20 60


For Interview Posts: (Group 2)


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: (Group 2A)


Main Written Examination: 300 Marks Total Marks: 300

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 90

 TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam Syllabus:

Preliminary Exam:


(i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.

(iv) Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.

 (v) Environment and Ecology.


(i) History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Geography – Geographical landmarks.

(iv) Economics – Current socio – economic issues.

(v) Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.


(i) Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.

(ii) Transport – Communication.

(iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.

(iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.


(i) Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.

(ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of India.

(iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.

(iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.


 (i) Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

(ii) Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

(iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.

(iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

(v) Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.

(vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.


(i) Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.


(i) 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.

(ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.

(iii) Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII : History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

(i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

(ii) 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

(iii) Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

(iv) 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.

UNIT – IX : Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

(i) 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio – Economic development.

(iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.

(v) Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

(vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.

(vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.


(i) Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).

(ii) Ratio and Proportion.

(iii) Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

(iv) Logical Reasoning – Puzzles-Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series

Latest Government Job Notification 2021

Mains Examination Syllabus:


Titles for Examination

Title 1 – Tamil to English translation

Title 2 – English to Tamil translation


Titles for Examination

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

  1. 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

History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu Syllabus

  • 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.


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What is the selection procedure for TNPSC Group 2 Exam?

The Selection procedure is based on Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, Interview (Group 2) and For Group-2A the Selection is based on the marks obtained in the written exam. (Non-Interview)

What is the Mode of Examination for TNPSC Group 2?

The Mode of Examination is Offline

When will the Exam Notification for TNPSC Group 2 release?

The Exam notification will be released on May 2021.