About the Examination

All the Group Exams (Except Group-I services) conduct by TNPSC consists of 200 questions

Out of these 200 questions, 100 is from General English/General Tamil (depending on Aspirants choice) and 100 is from General Knowledge.

For Group I exam, 150 questions will be asked. Only General Knowledge.

Unique feature of TNPSC Exams:

Once, you’ve prepared for General English/General Tamil in Group Exams (Group II, Group IIIA, Group IV, VAO) you can apply the same for all the above said Group Exams. Only, you need to update General Knowledge part.

Topics going to be covered are:

1. General Knowledge questions method.

2. Current affairs for every month from 2010.

3. Question paper analysis for last two year question paper.

4. Syllabus for General knowledge.

And all needed for tnpsc group 2 preparations (soon).

If you prepare in planned approach, then you can find the simple way to get good score in tnpsc group 2 exam.. And also it needs good effort to win in exam. You can easily pass in exam. Before all this, you too have one thing in mind, i.e you are going compete with nearly 2 lakhs candidates in group 2 exams.

I will give a simple guideline to prepare for TNPSC Examinations

TNPSC Exam is conducted in two phases:

1. Written test (descriptive type).

2. Interview

TNPSC Question:

Total question : 200

Total Marks : 300

and Interview process takes place for selecting candidates for Job. Interview is conducted by TamilNadu Public Service Commission.

Marks Needs to be selected:

For all category students , if you get 160 questions right then you will have more possible chance to get selected for interview.

Idea for TNPSC Exam:

Group 2 exam question paper will consist of 200 question in total. 100 questions from Tamil language or English language, and 100 questions based on general knowledge. First all, you must take enough time to prepare for language paper (Tamil or English). you must be able to get at least 90 questions right in language paper exam. It makes you easy to get good score in Group 2 exam.

So now you have to just get 70 questions right from the general knowledge part. It will be possible if you prepare hard every day for exam from the time of Notification to group 2 exams. Hard preparation does not mean Hard. In real, It is simple. 4 hours preparation for tnpsc exam is more than enough.

TNPSC General Knowledge Questions:

In general knowledge questions , questions are asked from various part .Those parts are General Science, current events of national and international importance, history and culture of India, geography, Indian Polity, Indian economy, Indian National Movement and Freedom struggle, Mental ability tests and other related fields(Maths, Quantitative Apps,Statics),And Basic questions on tamilnadu is also asked. Above is Over all syllabus for General knowledge questions. Detailed syllabus will be given soon.

Following words is said in tnpsc website.20 % of the questions in this paper shall be exclusively with reference to Tamil, Tamil nadu, language and literature, culture and heritage of its people. So you have to concentrate on tamilnadu culture, literature and history too. Questions asked in various parts in general knowledge varies from question paper to question paper in group 2 exam.

TNPSC GROUP 1 [Qualification : AGE LIMIT AS ON 01.JULY.2019]

POSTMINIMUM AGE *MAXIMUM AGE * – SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM & DWMAXIMUM AGE * – OTHERS
All posts except post of Assistant Commissioner (C.T)21 YEARS37 YEARS32 YEARS
Assistant Commissioner – Applicants with any degree21 YEARS37 YEARS32 YEARS
Assistant Commissioner – Applicants with B.L Degree21 YEARS38 YEARS33 YEARS

AGE CONCESSION AS ON 01.JULY.2019

TYPEMAXIMUM AGE – SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BCA, BCM & DWMAXIMUM AGE – OTHERS
Differently Able Persons47 YEARS42 YEARS
Ex-Service Men53 YEARS48 YEARS

Above mentioned age concession doesn’t apply to ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category

TNPSC GROUP 1 [TNPSC GROUP 1 – PRELIMS EXAM PATTERN]

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKSMINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SC,SC(A),ST,MBC/DC,BC,BCMMINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS – OTHERS
Single Paper in General Studies – Objective Type (200 Questions)
General Studies (Degree Standard) – 150 Questions
Mental Ability & Aptitude (10th Standard) – 50 Questions
3 HOURS30090120

TNPSC GROUP 1 – MAINS & INTERVIEW EXAM PATTERN
GENERAL STUDIES – DESCRIPTIVE TYPE (DEGREE STANDARD)

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
MAINS – PAPER 13 HOURS250
MAINS – PAPER 23 HOURS250
MAINS – PAPER 33 HOURS250
INTERVIEW 100
TOTAL MARKS 850

MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SELECTION (MAINS + INTERVIEW)

MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SC,SC(A),ST,MBC/DC,BC,BCMMINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS – OTHERS
255340

TNPSC GROUP 2 [QUALIFICATION – AGE LIMIT AS ON 01.JULY.2018]

POSTMINIMUM AGE *MAXIMUM AGE* – SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM & DWMAXIMUM AGE * – OTHERS
Sub-Registrar Grade – II20 YEARSNo Limit30 YEARS
Probation officer in Prison Department22 YEARSNo Limit30 YEARS
Probation officer in Social Defence Department26 YEARSNo Limit40 YEARS
For all other posts18 YEARSNo Limit30 YEARS

AGE CONCESSION AS ON 01.JULY.2018 FOR CANDIDATES FROM ‘OTHERS’ CATEGORY

TYPESUB-REGISTRAR GRADE – IIPROBATION OFFICER IN PRISON DEPARTMENTPROBATION OFFICER IN SOCIAL DEFENCE DEPARTMENTALL OTHER POSTS
Differently Able Persons40405040
Ex-Service Men48484848

Above mentioned age concession doesn’t apply to ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category

SCHEME FOR TNPSC GROUP 2 EXAMINATION [TNPSC GROUP 2 – PRELIMS EXAM PATTERN]

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKSMINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SC,SC(A),ST,MBC/DC,BC,BCM
Single Paper comprising of 200 Questions out of which:
General Studies (Degree Standard) – 75 Questions
Mental Ability & Aptitude (S.S.L.C Standard) – 25 Questions
AND
General English OR General Tamil (S.S.L.C Standard) – 100 Questions
3 HOURS150+150=30090

TNPSC GROUP 2 – MAINS & INTERVIEW EXAM PATTERN

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
GENERAL STUDIES – DESCRIPTIVE TYPE (DEGREE STANDARD)3 HOURS300
INTERVIEW 40
TOTAL MARKS 340
MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SELECTION (MAINS + INTERVIEW) – ALL COMMUNITIES 102 OUT OF 340 MARKS

TNPSC GROUP 2A [QUALIFICATION – AGE LIMIT AS ON 01.JULY.2017]

POSTMINIMUM AGE*MAXIMUM AGE* – SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM & DWMAXIMUM AGE* – OTHERS
For all posts of Group 2A18 YEARSNo Limit30 YEARS

AGE CONCESSION AS ON 01.JULY.2017 FOR CANDIDATES FROM ‘OTHERS’ CATEGORY

CATEGORYMAXIMUM AGE FOR ALL POSTS
Differently Able Persons40 YEARS
Ex-Service Men48 YEARS

Above mentioned age concession doesn’t apply to ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category

SCHEME FOR TNPSC GROUP 2A EXAMINATION

TNPSC GROUP 2A – EXAM PATTERN

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKSMINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS FOR SC,SC(A),ST,MBC/DC,BC,BCM
Single Paper comprising of 200 Questions out of which: General Studies (Degree Standard) – 75 Questions Mental Ability & Aptitude (S.S.L.C Standard) – 25 Questions AND General English OR General Tamil (S.S.L.C Standard) – 100 Questions3 HOURS150+150=30090