TNPSC is yet to come out with the much-awaited official notification of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam. However, they have released the revised syllabus and pattern much in advance. It is believed that the changes to the TNPSC Group 2 exam pattern will benefit aspirants from the state. Entri always brings out the latest exam updates in a timely and concise manner. Here is an overview of what has been changed in the syllabus and pattern.
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TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023
As per the new TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus, TNPSC has added the General English subject for the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam which is optional to General Tamil & slight changes are made in TNPSC Group 2 Mains Paper-I. Let’s have a look at the TNPSC Group 2 exam. In the table given below, you can check the important points of the exam.
|Organisation||Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission|
|Name of the Exam||TNPSC Group 2 Exam|
|TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Date||25th February 2023|
|TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process||
|Duration of Exam||Prelims: 3 hours
Mains: 1 hour 30 minutes (Paper I)+ 3 hours (Paper II)
|Language of Exam||English, Tamil|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 PDF
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 Pdf: The Commission will publish the Syllabus for Group 2 Exam in its official notification for Group 2 Exam. Once the official notification is out you can download the notification from the official website of the commission.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 PDF Download
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 PDF Download: The Commission will publish the Syllabus for Group 2 Exam in its official notification for Group 2 Exam. Once the official notification is out, you can download the syllabus by clicking on the direct link given below
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 for Prelims Exam
The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus will have 200 Objective Type Questions. The prelims exam is divided into 2 parts, General Studies and the Aptitude Test. Here we had listed all the important topics of both general studies and general aptitude. The Subjects which are asked in the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims are given in the table below:
|General English||Current Events|
|General Science||History & Culture of India|
|Geography of India||Indian Economy|
|Indian Polity||History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu|
|Indian National Movement||Aptitude and Mental Ability|
|Development Administration in Tamil Nadu|
TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus: Topic-wise
General English has been newly added in the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus and it is sub-divided into Part A (Grammar), Part B (Literature), and Part C (Author & Literary Work). Check the subject/topic-wise syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 prelims in the table below.
|General English- Grammar (Part A)||
|General English- Literature (Part B)||
|General English- Author & Literary Work (Part C)||
|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|
|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|
|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|
|History & 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|
|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 Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter|
|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 programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
TNPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus and Exam Pattern
The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam have two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is qualifying in nature while Paper II is both scoring and qualifying in nature.
1. The marks secured in the Mains exam will be considered for the final merit list.
2. This exam is divided into 2 papers: Paper I and Paper II.
3. Paper I: This paper has 2 questions for each Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
4. Paper II: It has 15 questions, 3 each from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
5. Paper I is only qualifying in nature. Those who qualify Paper I, their Paper II sheet will be evaluated.
6. Minimum 102 and 90 marks are required to qualify in group 2 and group 2A main exams respectively.
7. TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Tamil languages.
TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern
Candidates who qualify for the prelims exam are going to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam is divided into two parts i.e., Paper I and Paper II. The sheet of paper II of those candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in paper I will be evaluated.
|TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- I (Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper) (S.S.L.C. Standard)|
|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 in Tamil Language
|100||➤ Total Marks -100
➤ Duration: 3 hours
➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks – 40
➤ Marks not included in the merit list
|TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- II (Degree Standard)|
|300||➤ Total Marks: 300
➤ Duration: 3 hours
➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks – 90
➤ This part has to be answered fully either in Tamil or in English only.
➤ Marks included in the merit list
Minimum Qualifying Marks in Mains Exam
Check the minimum qualifying marks in TNPSC Group 2 Mains exam is given below:
|Interview Post (Group 2)||Non-Interview Post (Group 2A)|
|➤ 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
|➤ Main Written Examination: 300 Marks
➤ Total Marks: 300
➤ Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 90 out of 300
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2023 for Mains Exam
The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam will be written in nature. It comprises of two papers: Paper I and Paper II.
➤ Paper I has 2 questions from Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
➤ Paper II has 10 questions from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
Let us look at the TNPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus.
➤ Tamil to English translation and English to Tamil translation: The topics and syllabus asked in the exam are given below. Check the detailed syllabus there.
➤ Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development: The topics asked in these section of Paper II are also given below.
➤ Essay writing on the following topics from ‘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- Political- Economic affairs (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
➤ Letter writing: Official
Syllabus for Paper I (Tamil to English translation and English to Tamil translation) and Paper-II (Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development):
|History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu||
It can be thus be seen that with the revised syllabus and pattern, only those well versed in Tamil can clear the exam. Ensure that you buy the books that focus on the revised syllabus. Entri wishes you all the best for your upcoming examinations. Start your Preparation today itself. Entri will help you with thousands of questions. Attempt mock tests, analyze yourselves to improve your success rate.
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Q 1. Is TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus revised?
Ans. Yes, TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern has been revised, which is discussed in the article in detail.
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