TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022

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TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022

Hello, friends today we are sharing with you TNPSC Syllabus 2022 PDF to help you. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination Group II (CCSE-II) to recruit candidates for various Civil Services in Tamil Nadu.

Students who have applied can check the exam pattern and 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.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022 Exam Pattern

Subject Duration Maximum marks Qualifying Marks
Preliminary Exam 3 hours 300 90
Mains Exam: Paper-I 1 hour 30 minutes 100 25
Mains Exam: Paper-II 3 hours 300 90 out of 300 marks for Non-interview Post
102 out of 340 For Interview Post (300 + 40 marks of interview)
Interview No fix duration 40 Not Defined

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern (New)

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum marks Duration
General Tamil/General English 100 300 3 hours
General Studies 75
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test


TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022

Preliminary Syllabus 2022 – Topic Wise

Subject Topics
General English- Grammar (Part A)
  1. Phrases
  2. Synonyms
  3. Antonyms
  4. Prefix & Suffix
  5. Fill in the blanks
  6. Prepositions
  7. Tenses
  8. Voice
  9. Homophones
  10. Error Detection
  11. Comprehension
  12. Odd one out
  13. Word Formation
  14. Identify the sentence
  15. Compound words
General English- Literature (Part B)
  1. Figure of Speech
  2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  3. Important Lines from Poem
  4. Biography of Important persons
  5. Shakespeare
  6. Oscar Wilde
  7. Dr Karl Paulnack
  8. Comprehension Question from Motivational Essays
  9. British English-American English
  10. Comprehension Question from Description of Places
General English- Author & Literary Work (Part C)
  1. Poem & Poets
  2. Author & their stories
  3. Biography & Auto Biography
  4. Characters, Quotes, Important Lines of Indian Authors
  5. Nationality of story
  6. Drama
  7. Folk Arts
  8. About Poets, Dramatist
  9. Famous Quotes
  10. Various Works of Author
  11. Period of the poets
  12. Nature centred Literary works and global issue Environment & Conservation
  13. Theme observed in Literary Work
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
  1. Significance as a Secular literature
  2. Relevance to Everyday Life
  3. Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
  4. Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc
  5. Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs
  6. 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
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

Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

Subjects Max Marks Remarks
  • Tamil to English Translation
  • English to Tamil Translation
  • Precis Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Hints Development
  • Essay Writing (General)
  • Letter writing (Official)
  • Knowledge in Tamil Language
  1. Total Marks -100
  2. Duration: 3 hours
  3. Minimum Qualifying Marks – 40
  4. Marks not included in the merit list
TNPSC Gr 2 Mains Paper- II (Degree Standard)
General Studies

(Descriptive type)

  1. Total Marks: 300
  2. Duration: 3 hours
  3. Minimum Qualifying Marks – 90
  4. This part has to be answered fully either in Tamil or in English only.
  5. Marks included in the merit list

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2022

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