• Industrial Co-operative Officer
  • Probation Officer in Social
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Sub Registrar, Grade-II
  • Special Assistant in the Vigilance Department
  • Municipal Commissioner, Grade-II
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Audit Inspector
  • Assistant Inspector
  • Handloom Inspector
  • Senior Inspectors
  • Supervisor/ Junior Superintendent
  • Revenue  Assistant

Selection process

Group IIPrelims, Mains & Interview
Group II APrelims & Mains

Revised TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2019

Preliminary exam

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksNumber of Marks
General Studies (degree standard)3 Hours300175 items
Aptitude and Mental Ability
Test (S.S.L.C. Std.)

Mains Exam

PartsTitleNo of QuestionsMarksTotal MarksRemarksMarks
Part ATamil to English Translation22550Total Marks -100
Minimum Qualifying
Marks – 25
English to Tamil Translation22550Total Marks – 200
(There is no Minimum Qualifying Marks prescribed for the Part- B)
Part BPrecis Writing22040
Hints Development22040
Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’22040
Letter writing (Official)22040


Any degree



TNPSC Group-2 Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

UNIT I – General ScienceScientific 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 EventsHistory – 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
UNIT III – Geography of IndiaLocation – 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 & Culture of IndiaIndus 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 PolityConstitution 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
UNIT VI – Indian EconomyNature of Indian Economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and NITI Aayog
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
UNIT VII – Indian National MovementNational 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 – History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil NaduHistory of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times
·         Significance as a Secular literature
·         Relevance to Everyday Life
·         Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
·         Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc.
·         Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
·         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
UNIT IX – Development Administration in Tamil NaduHuman 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 AbilitySimplification – 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 Syllabus for Mains Exam

TNPSC syllabus for Main exam includes the following:

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

Syllabus for Tamil to English translation, English to Tamil translation, Precis writing, Comprehension and Hints Development:

  • 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