TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission), an independent constitutional body to recruit candidates into a multitude of departments in Tamil Nadu state, subordinate and ministerial services, opens a great door of opportunities for those who aspire for a reputed government job in Tamil Nadu. The jobs under the TNPSC are categorized into eight groups based on the nature of duties, responsibilities, salary structure etc. TNPSC will be releasing its latest notification on TNPSC Group 2 recruitment in the official website soon. Over 1500 interview and non-interview (CCSE-11) vacancies are expected to be filled this year. Here in this article, we are discussing the various aspects of TNPSC Group 2 examination along with a detailed description of the salary structure of various posts under this category.
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Details
|Exam name||TNPSC Group 2 exam|
|Exam type||State-level exam|
|Language||Tamil and English|
|Salary range||Rs. 37200-117600|
|TNPSC help desk||044-25332833|
TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria
TNPSC Group 2 Age limit
- For all posts (Except Probation Officer, Junior Employment Officer (Non- Differently Abled), and Deputy Commercial Tax Officer – 18 – 30 years
- Sub-Registrar Grade-II – 20 – 30 years
- Probation Officer – 22 -30 years
- Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled) – 18 – 40 years
No Maximum age limit for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and DestituteWidows of all castes.
- Deputy Commercial Tax Officer 18 – 30 years
For the persons holding a degree in Law maximum age limit is 32 Years. Below 35 Years for (37 years for Law degree holders) Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and DestituteWidows of all castes.
TNPSC Group II-A Age Limit
- 18 – 30 years. No Maximum age limit for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and DestituteWidows of all castes.
Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil on the date of the notification of the TNPSC Group 2 and 2A services.
TNPSC Group-2 Services Education Eligibility
|Service||Name of the Post||Educational Qualification||Preferred Qualification / Technical Qualification|
|Group 2||Deputy Commercial Tax Officer||Bachelors Degree – BA, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Lit, etc||Degree in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation Law|
|Group 2||Sub-Registrar, Grade-II||Bachelor’s degree||Preference shall be given to persons who possess a B.L. degree|
|Group 2||Probation Officer in the Prison Department||A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B. Com., or B.O.L., or B.B.A.,||M.A., a degree in Criminology or Sociology or a degree in Sociology or Psychology|
|Group 2||Assistant Inspector of Labour||A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or Engineering||M.A., a degree in Social Work|
|Group 2||Junior Employment Officer (Non- DA) (Employment Wing), Junior Employment Officer (DA) (Employment Wing)||A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or B.O.L, BBA|
|Group 2||Special Assistant in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anticorruption Department, Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of the Police Department||Any Degree||Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting both by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English|
|Group 2||Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC||A Master’s Degree. or A Bachelor’s Degree and BGL Degree|
|Grade 2||Assistant Section Officer Cum Programmer in TNPSC||M.C.A or Master’s degree in Science (Information Technology / Computer Science)|
|Group 2||Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department||Any Degree|
|Group 2||Audit Inspector in the Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department||Any Degree||Persons professing Hindu Religion alone are eligible to apply for this post.|
|Group 2||Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives in the Industries and Commerce Department||Any Degree|
|Group 2||Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in the Department of Registrar of Co-operative Societies||Any Degree / A Diploma in Rural Services awarded by the National Council of Rural Higher Education. or A Diploma of Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.||M.A., Degree in Co-operation; or (ii) M.Com., Degree with Co-operation as one of the subject; or (iii) B.A., Degree in Co-operation; or (iv) Higher Diploma in Co-operative Management|
|Group 2||Supervisor / Junior Superintendent in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing / Agricultural Business Department||Any Degree||Government Technical Examinations in Bookkeeping by Higher / Senior Grade.|
|Group 2||Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles Department||Degree in B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com. or||A diploma in Handloom Technology or Textile Technology or Textile processing|
|Group 2||Revenue Assistant in the Revenue Department in the various Revenue Units, Executive Officer, Grade-II in Town Panchayats Department||Any Degree|
Tamil Nadu PSC Group-2A Services Education Eligibility
|Service||Name of the Post||Educational Qualification||Technical Qualification|
|Group 2A||Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission||Bachelor’s Degree||Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Certificate course in Computer on Office Automation awarded by the Technical Education Department or Shorthand:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English|
|Assistant in Commissioner of Revenue Administration||A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com|
|Assistant in the various||Any Degree|
|Planning Junior Assistant, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission||A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com|
|Assistant in Finance Department in the Tamil Nadu Secretariat||A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics|
|Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat||B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com.,|
|Junior Co-operative Auditor||A degree of B.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree or B.Com (Computer Application) Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree or B.A. (Economics) Degree or B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) Degree or B.B.E.|
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2021
There are two types of posts under TNPSC group 2 category.
- Interview posts
- Non-interview posts
For an interview post, candidates will have to go through 3 phases namely prelims, mains and interview. On the other hand, for a non-interview post, there will not be an interview. Candidates will be chosen based on their performance in the prelims and mains exam.
TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern
- TNPSC Group 2 prelims exam is a qualifying exam.
- The minimum marks required to qualify this exam is 90.
- There will be two papers with a total of 200 questions which carries a total of 300 marks
- The questions will be objective type
- The time duration of TNPSC Group 2 prelims exam is 3 hours
- The exam can be written either in English or in Tamil
|Subject||duration||Maximum marks||Number of questions|
|General studies (degree standard)||3 hours||300||175|
|Aptitude and mental ability test (SSLC Standard)||25|
TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern
- There are two papers
- The part A paper carries two questions and part B paper carries 10 questions
- The total mark is 300
- Candidates will have to score the minimum qualifying marks for Part A which is 25 out of 100.
- For part B, there are no minimum qualifying marks.
|Parts||Title||Number of questions||Marks for each question||Total marks||Remarks||Marks|
|Part A||Tamil to English translation||2||25||50||Total marks- 100 Minimum qualifying marks-25||300|
|English to Tamil translation|
|Part B||Precise writing||2||25||50||Total marks-200 No minimum qualifying marks for part B|
|Essay writing on Thirukkural||2||20||40|
|Letter writing (official)||2||20||40|
How to Apply for TNPSC Exams
The TNPSC applications have two stages, the mandatory registration and the specified applications, For both stages, candidates have to pay the required application fees. The candidates must register through One – Time online Registration system by paying of Rs.150/- as registration fee and then should apply online for each opening. This One-Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration and the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee after the five years period. Candidates can register for the One-time registration by following this link: Click Here
For appearing for the preliminary examinations for the Group exams, candidates have to pay Rs. 100 at the time of application submission and Rs. 200/ for the main examination, should be paid later only by those applicants who are eligible to the Main Examination based on the result of Preliminary Exam. The examination fees are exempted for the PWD candidates, candidates from the backward class and for the Ex-Service personals. Candidates can pay the Preliminary Examination fee Rs.100/– Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card or it can be paid by offline at State Bank of India/ Indian Bank / Post Office within 2 days from the date of submission of online.
TNPSC Group 2 Salary
As per 7th pay commission, the minimum salary of TNPSC Group 2 is Rs. 37, 200 and the maximum salary is Rs. 1, 17, 600. The post vice salary details are given in the table below.
|Post name||Service name||Payscale|
|The industrial co-operative officer in the industries and commerce department||Tamil Nadu industries subordinate service||Rs 37200-1, 17, 600 Level-19|
|A Probation officer in the social defence department||Tamil Nadu defence subordinate service||Rs. 36, 900-1, 16, 600 Level-18|
|Junior employment officer (non differently able) in employment and training employment wing) department||Tamil Nadu general subordinate service|
|A probation officer in the prison department||Tamil Nadu jail subordinate service|
|Assistant inspector of labour in the labour department||Tamil Nadu labour subordinate service|
|Sub-registrar grade 2||Tamil Nadu registration subordinate service|
|Special assistant in the vigilance and anti-corruption department||Tamil Nadu ministerial service|
|Municipal commissioner, grade 2||Tamil Nadu municipal commissioner subordinate service||Rs. 36400-1, 15,700 Level-16|
|Assistant section officer in the law department in the secretariat||Tamil Nadu secretariat service|
|Assistant section officer in the finance department in the secretariat||Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service|
|Assistant section officer in the finance department in the secretariat||Tamil Nadu secretariat service|
|Assistant section officer, Tamil Nadu legislative assembly secretariat||Tamil Nadu state legislative assembly secretariat service|
|Assistant section officer in Tamil Nadu public service commission||Tamil Nadu secretariat service|
|Assistant section officer cum programmer in Tamil Nadu public service Commission|
|Supervisor of industrial co-operatives in the industries and commerce department||Tamil Nadu Industries subordinate service||Rs. 35, 600-1, 12, 800 Level-12|
|Audit inspector in the audit wing of Hindu religious and charitable endowments administration department||Tamil Nadu ministerial service||35, 600-1, 12, 800 Level-12|
|Assistant inspector in the local fund audit department||Tamil Nadu local fund audit subordinate service|
|Handloom Inspector in handlooms and textiles department||Tamil Nadu handlooms and textiles subordinate service|
|Senior inspector in milk production and dairy development department||Tamil Nadu co-operative subordinate service|
|Senior inspector of co-operative societies in the department of the registrar of co-operative societies||Tamil Nadu co-operative subordinate service||Rs. 35, 400-1, 12, 400 Level-11|
|Supervisor/ junior superintendent in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing/ agricultural business department||Tamil Nadu agricultural marketing subordinate service|
|Audit assistant in the accounts branch of highways and rural works department||Tamil Nadu general subordinate service||Rs. 19, 500-62, 000 Level-8|
|Executive officer, grade 2 in town panchayats department, Tirunelveli district||Tamil Nadu town panchayat subordinate service|
|Revenue assistant in the revenue department||Tamil Nadu ministerial service||Rs. 20600-65, 500 Level-10|
Hope this article helped you to have a clear idea on the various aspects of TNPSC group 2 examination and the salary structure of different posts under this category. We wish all the success to the candidates.