TNPSC Group – II & IIA Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) will conduct the Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) in the state, for recruitment to eligible candidates under State Civil Services in Tamil Nadu. TNPSC Group 2 2022 notification for various vacancies will be released in the month of February 2022 and the exam will be in the last week of March 2022 or in the first week of April 2022. The candidates appearing for TNPSC Group 2 exam 2022 should be aware of the examination pattern of the exam and syllabus. We are providing the details of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam Dates and Syllabus.
Tentative TNPSC Group – II & IIA Recruitment 2020 – Important Dates
|Date of Notification||February 2022|
|The start date for submission of the online application||February 2022|
|Last date for submission of the online application||March 2022|
|Date of Preliminary Examination||April 2022|
|Date of Main Written Examination||July / August 2022|
TNPSC Group 2 Exam:
|Subject||Time Duration||Total Marks|
|General Tamil (S.S.L.C. Standard)(100 questions)
General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard) (25 questions)
Total – 200 Questions(or)General English (S.S.L.C. Standard) (100 questions)
General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 questions)Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard) (25 questions)Total – 200 Questions
- Minimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities is 90 Marks
- Two types of question papers will be set. One type of paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items), and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items), and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies.
- The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil / General English will be set in the respective languages
Main Examination & Oral Test:
|Paper No / Syllabus||Duration||Maximum Marks||Minimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities|
Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper (SSLC Standard) (Descriptive Type)
1.(a) Tamil to English Translation
(b) English to Tamil Translation
2. Precis Writing
4. Hints Development
5. Essay Writing (General)
6. Letter writing (Official)
7. Knowledge of the Tamil Language
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. Paper-II has to be answered fully in Tamil or English alone. Marks secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection.
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 Marks
- Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities:90 out of 300
The applicants are allowed to answer the questions either fully in Tamil or fully in English. The Scheme of Examination and Syllabi for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Written Examination is available on the Commission’s Website at ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’ and also below.
TNPSC Group 2 and 2A Syllabus 2022:
Group – II (CSSE ‐I) Services
General Studies Preliminary Examination
(Interview Posts and Non-Interview Posts)
Topics for Objective Type
The candidates appearing for TNPSC Group 2 exam 2020 should be aware of the examination pattern of the exam. The written exam will be a two-stage is written exam i.e., Preliminary Examination & Main Written Examination, and finally oral test
Unit‐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.
Unit‐II. Current Events
History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in the 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 on science & technology.
Unit-III. 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.
Unit-IV 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, custom.
- India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.
Unit‐V 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: center-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.
Unit‐ VI Indian Economy:
- Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – 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 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‐VII. 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, and others.
- Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
- Communalism and partition
Unit-VIII. Aptitude and & Mental Ability Tests
- 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 the 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.
UNIT – IX: 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.
UNIT-X: APTITUDE AND 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 – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series
SYLLABUS – GENERAL ENGLISH
S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type)
Part A – Grammar
- Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
- Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given.
- Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
- Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
- Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
- Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
- Select the correct Question Tag
- Select the correct Tense
- Select the correct Voice
- Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
- Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….) Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
- Find out the Error (Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
- Select the correct sentence
- Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
- Select the correct Plural forms
- Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)
- Identify the correct Degree.
- Form a new word by blending the words.
- Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
- Figures of speech are observed in the following Poems.
- Appreciation Questions from Poetry
- Important lines from Poems
- Questions on the Biography
- Questions on Shakespeare’s
- Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
- Karl Paulnack
- Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays
- Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
- British English – American English
Part-C: Authors and their Literary Works
- Match the Poems with the Poets
- Which Nationality does the story belong to?
- Identify the Author with the short story
- Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?
- Which Nationality does Poet belong to?
- Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors.
- Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from
- Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with a suitable option
- Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
- Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
- Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
- About the Poets
- About the Dramatists
- Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
- Various works of the following Authors
- What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
- Famous Quotes – Who said this?
- To Which period do the Poets belong
- Matching the Poets and Poems
- Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation
Group – II (CSSE ‐I) Services
Main Examination General Studies (Degree Standard) Descriptive Type
I. Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu.
Nature of universe‐General scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries ‐ Science glossary‐Physical quantities, standards and units ‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐ Force, motion and energy‐Heat, light and sound‐Magnetism, ‐electricity and electronics ‐
Elements and ‐compounds ‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation, and reduction‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers ‐pesticides, insecticides ‐Main concepts of life science‐The cell ‐ the basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition ‐and dietetics‐Respiration ‐Blood and blood –circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Animals, plants, and human life‐ Govt. policy ‐organizations on Science and Technology‐Role, achievement & impact of Science and ‐technology‐Energy ‐ self-sufficiency ‐ oil exploration‐ Genetics ‐ the science of heredity‐ Environment, ecology, health and ‐hygiene, Biodiversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention, and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non ‐ communicable diseases‐Alcoholism and Drug abuse‐ Computer ‐science and advancement
II. Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
State government organization ‐ structure, functions, and control mechanism‐District administration ‐ role in people’s welfare-oriented programmes‐Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐‐ the role of state government‐Public Services ‐‐ the role of recruitment agencies‐State finance ‐ resources, budget and financial administration‐Use of IT in the administration ‐‐ e‐governance in the State‐Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State ‐Social welfare ‐ Government-sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu‐Relationship between State and Union‐Industrial map of India ‐Public Services ‐ the role of recruitment agencies in Union Government‐ Social welfare ‐ government-sponsored schemes by Government of India
III. Socio-Economic Issues in India/Tamil Nadu
Population Explosion‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu‐ Child Labour‐Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation‐ Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life ‐ Anti ‐Corruption ‐measures ‐ CVC, Lokadalats, Ombudsman, CAG.‐Illiteracy‐Women Empowerment – Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment ‐ Social injustice to womenfolk ‐ Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault‐Impact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, ‐‐Terrorism, and Communal violence.‐ Human Rights issues‐Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission.‐ Education – Linkage between Education and Economic Growth‐Community Development Programme‐Employment Guarantee Scheme‐Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development‐Role of N.G.O’s in Social Welfare – Govt. Policy on Health.
IV. Current issues at National Level
V. Current issues at State Level
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