Combined Civil Services Examination – II is one among the various group exams conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC). In the previous post we published TNPSC Group 2 Exam Notification and the step by step guide for Online Application Registration. After submitting the online application the next phase must be the preparation for Group 2 Exam. To help aspirants who submitted their online application, here we have briefly discussed about the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for both Preliminary and Main exams. The below section is filled with the each and every topics of the syllabus in separate list with PDF file for reference to the respective topic. Before referring to those topics we should have a clear idea about the TNPSC group 2 exam pattern, the next section is discuss about the pattern of Group 2 Exam.
|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 tnpsc.gov.in|
|9||TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2016 Updated at tnpsc.gov.in for CCSE-II|
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Details
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts group 2 exam annually. Individuals who hold a valid bachelors degree in appropriate stream are eligible to apply for this exam. Around One Thousand vacancies become vacant in the group 2 services every year. More than One Million candidates apply for this exam and small percentages of candidates only complete it successfully.
This exam contains two written test and one oral test. Initially Preliminary exam takes place followed by that main exam will be conducted. Candidates who scores good cut-off marks in main exam are eligible to participate in the oral test. In order to clarify the doubts about group 2 services, TNPSC Group 2 Exam Details are discussed briefly with clear information about the exam pattern and syllabus.
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern
The preliminary exam pattern contains three sections; they are General Studies, Aptitude & Mental Ability and General Tamil or English. Each of these three sections carries 75, 25 and 100 questions respectively. The first two sections together weigh 150 marks and the language section alone weighs 150 marks. Totally the maximum marks for preliminary exam is 300 marks. The minimum qualifying marks is 90 and this applies for all community candidates.
TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Subject||Items||Max Marks||Min Qualifying Marks|
|General Studies (Degree Standard)||75||150||90|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)||25|
|General Tamil or General English||100||150|
The total duration of the exam is 3 hours and all the 200 question will be in the form of objective type. Candidates have to choose the right answer from the options given below the each questions.
Exam pattern for Main Exam
Likewise, the preliminary TNPSC group 2 exam pattern for mains also constitute 300 marks. However, this exam will be in the form of descriptive type and questions are added from degree standard. The detailed topics and syllabus for the main exam are also given in the below section.
|Subject||Exam Type||Max Marks||Min Qualifying Marks|
|General Studies (Degree Standard)||Written||300||102|
|Interview and Record||Oral||40|
In addition to this, marks obtained in oral test will also be added. Totally the mark for General Studies and Interview & Records aggregates 340 marks. Candidates securing a minimum of 102 marks qualify the TNPSC Group 2 main exam. The descriptive written test will also be conducted for duration of 3 hours.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2016
Syllabus for TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam comprises two sections they are Part A and B. Among these two, Part-A consists of topics from General Studies (Degree Standard) and Aptitude/ Mental Ability (SSLC Standard). Totally it contains nine major titles which includes the optional language papers Tamil or English.
Sl. NoSubject Wise TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Preliminary and Main Exam
|Sl. No||Subject Wise TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Preliminary Exam|
|1||Syllabus for General Science|
|2||Syllabus for Current Events|
|3||Syllabus for Geography|
|4||Syllabus for History and culture of India|
|5||Syllabus for Indian Polity|
|6||Syllabus for Indian Economy|
|7||Syllabus for Indian National Movement|
|8||Syllabus for Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests|
|9||Syllabus for General English|
|10||Syllabus for General Tamil|
|10||Syllabus for group 2 Main Examination|
Below we have listed few important topics on each title/ section of TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus. The whole topic of each title or section has been listed in the separate PDF file which is attached below the list of every section.
General Science Syllabus for group 2 Exam
To refer the detailed syllabus for General Science Click Here to Download it.
Current Events Syllabus for group 2 Exam
- Political Science
To refer the detailed syllabus for Current Events Click Here to Download it.
Geography Syllabus for group 2 Exam
- Earth and Universe
- Solar system
- Water resources
- Forest & wildlife
- Agricultural pattern
- Natural calamities
To refer the detailed syllabus for Geography Click Here to Download it.
History and culture of India Syllabus for group 2 Exam
- South Indian history
- Culture and Heritage
- Advent of European invasion
- Effect of British rule
- Religious movements
- Dravidian Politics
To refer the detailed syllabus for History and culture Click Here to Download it.
Indian Polity Syllabus for Group 2 Exam
- Constitution of India
- State and territory
- Fundamental rights
- Parliament‐ State executive
- Local government
- Judiciary in India
- Indian federalism
To refer the detailed syllabus for Indian Polity Click Here to Download it.
Indian Economy Syllabus for group 2 Exam
- Nature of Indian economy
- Five‐year plan models
- Development of Infrastructure
- Social sector problems
- Economic trends in Tamil Nadu
- Finance Commission
To refer the detailed syllabus for Indian Economy Click Here to Download it.
Indian National Movement Syllabus for group 2 Exam
- Early uprising against British rule
- Indian National Congress
- Emergence of national
- Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom
To refer the detailed syllabus for Indian National Movement Click Here to Download it.
Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests Syllabus for Group 2 Exam
- Conversion of information to data graphs
- Ratio and Proportion
- Simple interest‐Compound interest
- Time and Work
- Visual Reasoning
- Number Series
To refer the detailed syllabus for Aptitude & Mental Ability Click Here to Download it.
Syllabus for Part-B Language Section
The syllabus for Part-B section contains topics from English and Tamil language. Aspirants applying for TNPSC Group 2 Exam can either answer the Part-B section in Tamil or English. The question paper will be printed in Bi-lingual format. However, the Part-B (Language Section) should be answered only in Tamil or English as per the decision of the participant. TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for the language section is listed below, for assisting aspirants we had attached the details syllabus of both languages separately.
Part B: General English (Optional)
English Language Syllabus for Group 2 Exam
- English Grammar
- English Literature
- English Authors and Literary works
- Famous Quotes and Poems
To refer the detailed syllabus for General English Click Here to Download it.
Part B: General Tamil (Optional)
Tamil Language Syllabus for Group 2 Exam
- Tamil Grammar
- Old Tamil Literature
- Modern Tamil Literature
- History of Tamils and Language
- Arts and Culture of Tamils
- Scientific Thoughts in Tamil
- Tamil Authors and Literary works
- Science thoughts in Tamil language
பகுதி -ஆ: பொதுத்தமிழ் பாடத்திட்டம் (விருப்ப பாடம்)
- தமிழ் இலக்கணம்
- சங்கத் தமிழ் இலக்கியம்
- பக்தி இலக்கியம்
- நவீனத் தமிழ் இலக்கியம்
- தமிழ் அறிஞர்களும் தொண்டும்
- தமிழ்மொழி மற்றும் தமிழர் வரலாறு
- தமிழ் பண்பாட்டுக் கலைகள்
- தமிழர் வணிகம்
- தமிழில் அறிவியல் சிந்தனைகள்
- தமிழர் மாண்பு
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Group 2 Syllabus for Main Exam
Candidates who are successfully completed the Preliminary Exam only admissible to appear for the main exam. Within three months from the date of publishing the result of Group 2 Preliminary Exam the Main Exam takes place. Aspirants who attended the objective type question in the prelims are now asked to write a descriptive test. TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Main descriptive exam has been listed below.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Main Examination
- Role and impact of science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu.
- Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
- Socio ‐ Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu
- Current issues at National Level
- Current issues at State Level
To refer the detailed syllabus for Current Events Click Here to Download it.
Official Syllabus for Group 2 Exam by TNPSC
Aspirants who are preparing for government competitive exams must prefer TNPSC Group 2 Exam as one among their options of competitive exams. For assisting those contenders here we have discussed in detail about the TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for both Preliminary and Main Exams. Without Syllabus for exam candidates can’t start the preparation process. We have splited the whole syllabus into small sections to make it simple for aspirants. The full syllabus which has officially published by TNPSC in their official website “www.tnpsc.gov.in” is also attached to the above section.