TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 : TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern and syllabus of preliminary and the main examination for the Combined Civil Services Examination – 2 / Group II (Interview& Non-interview posts) has been revised by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The commission has notified the revised exam pattern, syllabus, marking scheme and selection process of the test in the official notification released on its website.
The date of the preliminary exam for the year 2020 for TNPSC Group 2 recruitment is expected to be in the month of November/ December 2020 and the main examination is expected to be conducted in the month Feb 2020 tentatively. Candidates planning to apply for any of the position in this recruitment can start their preparation for the preliminary examination and Main exam based on the syllabus prescribed by the TNPSC as mentioned here.
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced the revised exam pattern for Group 2 Interview and Non interview posts on its official website. Interested candidates can take a look at the official exam pattern and syllabus by clicking here. There will be two exams, preliminary and main. Preliminary exam will consists of objective type questions while the main exam will have descriptive type questions. More details about TNPSC Group 2 Interview & Non Interview posts preliminary and main exam are provided below.
According to the revised exam pattern for TNPSC Group 2 & 2A, the preliminary exam will now only be consisted of one paper divided into two sections, namely, General Studies which will have 175 objective type questions and Aptitude & Mental Ability which consist of 25 MCQs. Questions in General Studies will be of degree standard and Aptitude & Mental Ability will have SSLC standard questions. The total marks will be 300 for 200 questions.
Candidates shortlisted from the preliminary examination will have to take up the main examination and oral test for Group 2 recruitment while for TNPSC Group 2A, candidates will only have to appear for main exam. While the questions in the preliminary test will be in MCQ format, the questions in the main examination will be in descriptive format. Candidates will get three hours to attend the descriptive-type main examination, which is conducted for 300 marks.
Here are the tables to show the detailed exam pattern of the TNPSC Group 2 written test for the preliminary and the main examination:
- Preliminary Exam will consist of 200 objective type questions for 300 marks
- Questions will be divided into 2 sections
- General Studies will have 175 questions
- Aptitude and Mental Ability Section will have 25 questions
- The duration of preliminary exam will be 3 hours
|Subject (Objective type)||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|General Studies (Degree Standard) – 175 Questions||3 Hours||300|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions|
|Total 200 Questions||300|
TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam
- Main exam will be divided into 2 parts which will be further divided into 7 sections
- All the questions will be of descriptive type
- Part A will have two sections of translation, each having 2 questions for 50 marks
- Candidates need to score 25 marks in order to qualify Part A
- Part B of only those candidates will be evaluated, who qualify Part A
- Part B will consist of 5 sections each for 2 questions for 40 marks
- There are no minimum qualifying marks in Part B
- Candidate will need to answer the essay and letter writing sections either fully in Tamil or English only
- Marks obtained in both Part A and B will be considered for final selection
|Subject (Objective type)||Duration||Maximum Marks|
|General Studies (Degree Standard)||3 Hours||300|
|Interview and Record||40|
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020
TNPSC Group 2 preliminary and Main exam revised syllabus is given below.
Preliminary Exam Syllabus
TNPSC Group 2 Prelim exam syllabus is tabulated below.
|I||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|
|I||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|
|II||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|
|III||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, India as a Secular State, Social Harmony|
|IV||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|
|V||Indian Economy||Nature of Indian economy, Five year plan models, 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, 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|
|VI||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, etc., Different modes of Agitation, Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movement, Communalism and partition
|VII||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 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, 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|
|VIII||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|
|IX||Aptitude & 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|
Main Exam Syllabus
TNPSC Group 2 Main exam syllabus is given below.
|1||Tamil to English translation|
|2||English to Tamil translation|
|6||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|
|7||Letter writing - Official|
Syllabus from Title 1 to 5:
- 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
- Socio – feminism
- Literary feminism
- Different Concepts and Perceptions
- Contemporary Tamil Language
- Computer Tamil Diction
- Legal Tamil
- Tamil as Administrative Language
- New genres
For detailed syllabus, candidates are recommended to visit the notification issued by TNPSC for CCSE – II (Group 2 Interview & Non Interview posts).
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date
It is expected that the TNPSC Group 2 preliminary test will be conducted in the month of November 2020 tentatively, while the main examination is expected to be conducted in the month of February 2020 Tentatively. Candidates interested in applying can get to know the actual dates from the official website of the TNPSC.
TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process
The selection of candidates for TNPSC Combined Civil Services Examination – II (Group 2) is conducted as a three-step process. The first step is the preliminary examination, while the second step is the main examination. Followed by these two, there will be an oral test in the form of interview, which will be held for 40 marks, for the final selection of candidates, but the candidates appearing for Group 2A exam will not have to go through the interview.
Preliminary test is only screening in nature (Qualifying) and the marks scored in the Prelim exam will be considered for selecting candidates for main exam. Marks scored in main exam and oral test will be considered for final merit/ ranking, while for Group 2A posts, merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in main exam only.
Important Dates After Submission Of Application
|Last date for the payment of examination fee through bank||October 2020|
|Date of Preliminary Examination||November / December 2020|
|Hosting of tentative answer key||Two or three days after the preliminary examination|
|Timeline for raising objections for tentative answer key||A week from the publishing of preliminary answer key|
|Result for Preliminary Examination||One month after the written test.|
|Starting date for uploading documents by candidates shortlisted from preliminary examination for the main examination||A week after the result for preliminary examination|
|Last date to upload scanned documents||15 days after the starting date|
|Date of Main Examination||To be notified|
|Results for the main examination||To be notified|
For actual dates, candidates can head to the official website of the TNPSC.
TNPSC Group 2 2020 Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Selection Process FAQs
Q. When the TNPSC Group 2 exam is expected to be held?
A. TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 is expected to be held in either November or December 2020.
Q. What type of questions will be asked in TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020?
A. TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam will be consisted of objective type MCQs and Main exam will have Descriptive type questions.
Q. What are the minimum qualifying marks for TNPSC Group 2 exam 2020?
A. Candidates applying for Group 2 interview posts will have to score 102 marks out of 340 and for Group 2 non interview posts, 90 marks out of 300 will be suffice to qualify the TNPSC Group 2 exam / final selection process.