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TNPSC Group II Eligibility

Applicants should possess a degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

TNPSC Group II Age Details

Name of the Post Minimum Age limit (For all) Maximum Age (should not have completed as on 01.07.2019 )
“Others” [i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ] Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all categories.
For all posts (Except Sub-Registrar Grade – II, Probation Officer in Prison Department and Social Defence Department) 18 years 30 YEARS No Maximum age
Sub-Registrar Grade- II 20 years
Probation Officer in Prison Department 22 years
Probation Officer in Social Defence Department 26 years 40 YEARS


No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 58 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection/appointment to the post.

TNPSC Group II Posts

  • Municipal Commissioner
  • Sub Registrar.
  • Probation Officer in the Prison Department.
  • Assistant Inspector of Labour.
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Assistant Section Officer in Law Department/ TNPSC/ Finance Department/Various Departments.
  • In the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/Secretariat Service.
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department.
  • Special Assistant in the Vigilance and AntiCorruption Department.
  • Audit Inspector in the Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments.
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives.
  • Senior Inspector of cooperative societies.

TNPSC Scheme Of Exam

Subject Duration Maximum marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) General Studies
Degree Standard)
(175 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability
Test (S.S.L.C. Std.)
(25 items)
3 Hours 300 90
Total - 200 Items 3 Hours 300 90


(S.S.L.C. Standard) (Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes)

Si.No Title Number of questions to be asked Marks Total Marks Remarks
1 Tamil to English Translation 2 25 50 Total Marks -100 Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25 (Answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I will not be considered for the evaluation of Paper-II)
2 English to Tamil Translation 2 25 50

(Degree Standard) (Duration: 3 Hours)

Si.No Title Number of questions to be asked Marks Total Marks Remarks
1 Precis Writing 3 20 60 Total Marks -300
(This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone)
(Marks secured in Paper-I will not be considered for selection. Marks secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection.)
2 Comprehension 3 20 60
3 Hints Development 3 20 60
4 Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ 3 20 60
5 Letter writing (Official) 3 20 60
For Interview Posts: For Non-Interview Posts:
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

There are three stages of exams, called

  • I. Preliminary Exam
  • II. Mains Exam
  • III. Oral Test ( Interview)

Topics for Objective Type



  • (i) Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper - Power of Reasoning - Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning - Science as a tool to understand the past, present, and future.
  • (ii) 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. iii) Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.
  • (iv) Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.
  • (v) Environment and Ecology.


  • (i) History - Latest diary of events - National symbols - Profile of States - Eminent personalities and places in the news – Sports - Books and authors.
  • (ii) 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.
  • (iii) Geography - Geographical landmarks.
  • (iv) Economics - Current socio - economic issues.
  • (v) Science - Latest inventions in Science and Technology.


  • (i) Location – Physical features - Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate - Water resources - Rivers in India - Soil, minerals and natural resources - Forest and wildlife - Agricultural pattern.
  • (ii) Transport - Communication.
  • (iii) Social geography – Population density and distribution - Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.
  • (iv) Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.


  • (i) Indus valley civilization - Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals, and Marathas - Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms - South Indian history.
  • (ii) Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India.
  • (iii) Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.
  • (iv) India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.


  • (i) Constitution of India - Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution - Union, State, and Union Territory.
  • (ii) Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.
  • (iii) Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.
  • (iv) Spirit of Federalism: Centre-State Relationships.
  • (v) Election - Judiciary in India – Rule of law.
  • (vi) Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lokayukta - Right to Information - Empowerment of women - Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.


  • (i) Nature of Indian economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.
  • (ii) 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.
  • (iii) 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.


  • (i) 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.
  • (ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.
  • (iii) Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII: History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

  • (i) History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.
  • (ii) 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
  • (iii) Role of Tamil Nadu in the freedom struggle - Early agitations against British Rule - Role of women in freedom struggle.
  • (iv) 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 Nadu

  • (i) 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.
  • (ii) 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.
  • (iii) Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio - Economic development.
  • (iv) Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.
  • (v) Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.
  • (vi) Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.
  • (vii) e-governance in Tamil Nadu.


  • (i) Simplification – Percentage - Highest Common Factor (HCF) - Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).
  • (ii) Ratio and Proportion.
  • (iii) Simple interest - Compound interest - Area - Volume – Time and Work.
  • (iv) Logical Reasoning - Puzzles-Dice - Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.


Titles for Examination

  • Title 1 - Tamil to English translation
  • Title 2 - English to Tamil translation


Titles for Examination

  • Title 1 - Precis writing
  • Title 2 - Comprehension
  • Title 3 - Hints Development
  • Title 4 - 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
  • Title 5 - Letter writing - Official

Syllabus for Examination

History, Culture, and Heritage of Tamil Nadu

[This syllabus applies for Paper-I (Title 1 and 2) and Paper-II (only for Titles 1 to 3 given above)]

  • 1.1 Origin and Development of Tamil Civilization – From classical antiquity to modernity.
  • 1.2 Sangam Period Literature along with the historical events related to Language Development.
  • 1.3 Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu - Folklore - music, dance, Musical instruments and folk drama - From classical age to post-modern age with its modifications.
  • 1.4 Dramatic Art Form - Street Theatre - Folk Theatre - Conventional Theatrical techniques.
  • 1.5 Socio-Economic History - Overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai".
  • 1.6 Rationalist Movements - Dravidian Movement and Self Respect Movement.
  • 1.7 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.
  • 1.8 Feminism – Socio - feminism, Literary feminism – Different Concepts and Perceptions.
  • 1.9 Contemporary Tamil Language - Computer Tamil Diction - Legal Tamil - Tamil as Administrative Language - New genres.

We have mentioned cut of marks for TNPSC GP 2 Exam Prelims 2018 based on the number of questions held on 11 November 2018.

OC 158 156
BC 153 149
BCM 146 142
MBC 151 146
SC 149 142
SCA 144 137
ST 140 131

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