TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2016 Notification & Online Application Registration

Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) which is otherwise known to be TNPSC Group 2 Exam is a Public Service Commission (PSC) exam conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC). This is one among the tough competitive exams conducted in the State of Tamil Nadu. Every year more than One Million aspirants apply to participate in this exam. Among them around thousand aspirants only successfully accomplish a position in Group 2 Services.  Such demand clearly indicates the prestige of Group 2 Civil Services. Any individuals from the state of Tamil Nadu holding a valid bachelor’s degree is eligible to participate in this exam. The TNPSC Group 2 Exam notification holds more than thousand vacancies in various designations. In the below section we will see the detailed information about the entire process of securing TNPSC group 2 job.

Organization Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC)
Designation Group 2 Services
Vacancy Nos 1000 Approx Last Date One Month from Date of Publishing
Education B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.O.L, B.B.A, B.Litt, B.Tech/ Equivalent

Sl. No TNPSC Group 2 Exam Latest Updates
1 TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2016 Notification & Online Application
2 TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2016 and Exam Pattern Details
3 TNPSC Group 2 Model Question Paper with Answers
4 TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Syllabus & Model Question Paper
5 TNPSC Group 2 Books for Preparation in Tamil and English
6 TNPSC Group 2 Hall Ticket 2016 for Upcoming CCSE-II Examination
5 TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2016 – Full Schedule of CCSE-II Exam
8 TNPSC Group 2 Result 2016 Declare Soon at
9 TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2016 Updated at for CCSE-II

TNPSC Group 2 Notification

Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) conducts group 2 exam once in every year. However, the entire process until appointing the selected candidates takes the whole year to complete from the date of notification issued. During the start of every year TNPSC Annual Planner will be updated in the official website of TNPSC which is ( Aspirants may find the date when TNPSC Group 2 Notification will be released. However, this Annual Planner is just an information module which contains tentative dates. Based on the real circumstance the date may differ according the convenience of TNPSC officials. For this year (2016-2017), TNPSC Group 2 Notification has been scheduled to release in the 1st week of September.

TNPSC Group 2 Posts

The notification revealed by TNPSC contains vacancies existing in all Subordinate, Ministerial and Secretariat Services of the Tamil Nadu Government. Some of major designations exists in TNPSC Group 2 Posts are as follows

  1. Deputy Commercial Tax Officer
  2. Sub Registrar, Grade-II
  3. Probation Officer in Prison Department
  4. Assistant Inspector of Labour
  5. Junior Employment Officer
  6. Special Assistant in the Vigilance and Anti corruption Department
  7. Special Branch Assistant in IW of the Police Department
  8. Assistant Section Officer cum Programmer in TNPSC
  9. Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
  10. Audit Inspector
  11. Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives
  12. Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies
  13. Supervisor/ Junior Superintendent
  14. Handloom Inspector
  15. Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department
  16. Executive Officer, Grade-II

Education Qualification

Aspirants possessing Bachelors Degree in any stream are eligible to apply for Sub Registrar, Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies & Executive Officer Posts. For all other designations candidates have to hold (B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.O.L, B.B.A, B.Litt) degree or post graduation in concerned degree with specialization relevant to the designation is necessary.

In addition to this qualification candidates having appraisable period of experience or possessing Diploma training in concerned discipline relevant to the particular designation are most preferable to apply for Group 2 Examination.

Age Restriction and Relaxation

The minimum and maximum age limit for all designation varies depending upon the nature of the designation. Candidate belongs to General or Open Category should follow the upper age restrictions. However, there is no maximum age limit for candidate belongs to all other category except for the Deputy Commercial Tax Officer designation. The table below describes the detailed information about age restrictions.

Sl.No Post Name Min Age Limit Max Age Limit
1 Sub Registrar, Grade-II 20 Years 30 Years
2 Probation Officer 22 Years
3 Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled) 18 Years 40 Years
4 Deputy Commercial Tax Officer 30 Years
5 For all Other Posts

For the Deputy Commercial Tax Officer designation the upper age limit is 30 years for General and 35 years for all other category applicants. In case, the applicant holding a degree in law then the person is eligible to survive two more years of relaxation i.e., 32 years and 37 years respectively.

Aspirants have to keep in mind that, TNPSC calculates the age limit with respective to 1st July 2016. This is the date which the age calculation for all category applicants has to abide.

Selection Process

Individuals who aspire to become a Group 2 Service employee should undergo several stages of selection process. Initially candidates who are applied for TNPSC Group 2 Exam will be provided with a Hall Ticket to participate in the preliminary written test.

Participants who are successfully completed the preliminary test are notified by TNPSC by publishing a merit list. Candidates who find their application number in this merit list are further eligible to apply for the main exams. The main exam takes place after three months from the date which the result for preliminary exam has been published.

Aspirants who else cleared the Main Exam successfully will get intimation from TNPSC to attend the Oral Test/ Personal Interview. Those who successfully undergone these three stages of selection process will achieve the goal of Group 2 Service Employee.


The designation Revenue Assistant and Executive Officer comes under Pay Band – 1. According to this pay band the salary for these two designations ranges from Rs.5200-20200/- per month. For all other designations the salary ranges from Rs.9300-34800/- as per the pay Band – 2. In addition to this basic pay, group 2 service employees will get a Grade Pay ranging from Rs.2400-4800/- per month. However, the grade pay varies based on the designations.

Application and Exam Fee

Fee for Group 2 Preliminary Exam
For preliminary exam the application fee is Rs.50/- and the examination fee is Rs.75/- only. Totally candidates have to pay Rs.125/- for the preliminary exam. There is no exemption application fee of Rs.50/-, all candidates have to pay this fee. Only Examination fee Rs.75/- is exempted for reserved category applicants.

Fee for Group 2 Main Exam
Candidate who are selected for TNPSC Group 2 Main Written exam, have to remit an examination fee of Rs.100/- only.

Applicants can make the remittance of group 2 examination fee by means of online transaction or by depositing in Bank/ Post Office/ Fee Processing Agency. However, the fee paid through offline mode aggregates a service charge as per the Bank or Post Office norms.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2016 Online Application Registration Procedure

Online application registration process for TNPSC Group 2 exam contains several steps. Applicants have to follow each and every step without any mistakes to submit their applications successfully. Before starting your registration process candidates should have scanned soft copy of their photograph and signature in respective size. Also they must have a valid email ID and mobile number for communication.

By now TNPSC made the One-Time registration process as a mandatory process of registration. For make this One-Time registration candidates should have all the above said documents and materials. The detailed TNPSC group 2 online application process are listed in the below steps.

  1. Firstly log on to any of these two sites “” or “”.
  2. After logging in find the menu named “Apply Online” to open the Online Application Form.
  3. In that form click New User Registration and submit all your personal and academic details.
  4. Also you have to upload the scanned copies of Photo and Signature in the respective fields.
  5. After that you will be provided with a unique user authentication credentials.
  6. Use these credentials to log on to the Online Application Registration Link of the Group 2 Exam.
  7. In the group 2 exam “Online Application Form” choose the Post which you wish to apply.
  8. Click on the link provided respective to the particular designation and fill all the mandatory details.
  9. Finally verify the given information and submit the TNPSC Group 2 Online Application.
  10. After submission candidates have to pay the Application Fee through Online or Offline.
  11. Without paying the fee your application will not complete and you won receive conformation.
  12. If you wish to utilize the fee exemption then you have to upload the supporting documents.

Official Notification

Updated Soon

Dates to Remember

All dates mentioned here is the information listed in the Annual Planner 2016-2017 for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2016. As per those information candidates can expect the official TNPSC Group 2 Notification for 2016 soon. Once TNPSC revealed those details we will update the information immediately.

Date of Official Notification 1st Week of September
Date of Preliminary Exam 11th December 2016
Result of Preliminary Exam 2nd Week of March 2017

All the information including the Age Limit, Eligibility Criteria, and Education Qualification required for participating in TNPSC Group 2 Exam are discussed above. For an aspirant who needs to clarify any doubts regarding this exam, you may raise your doubts in the comments section. If you are not stratified with the reply in comments you may refer the official notification.

Updated: 24-09-2016 — 6:38 pm

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