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TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 - Complete Details

About TNPSC Group 2 Exam

TNPSC Group 2 Exam is conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. It is a state-level exam that is shown in the offline mode. There are a total of 2 stages: Prelims Exam and the Mains Exam. The total number of vacancies for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is 1500, including interview and non-interview Vacancies.

TNPSC Group 2 Notification

The TNPSC Group 2 Exam notification for the interview and non-interview was released for more than 1500 candidates. The notification was released with changes in the syllabus. Candidates can get themselves registered by filing the application form and paying the one-time registration fees. 

  • For group 2 interview posts, the candidate’s selection will be based on their scores in the Prelims, Main written exam, and the oral test.
  • For group 2 non-interview posts, there will only be the Prelims and Main written exam. There will be no interview for this one.

The table given below gives a brief overview of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam

Name of the examTNPSC Group 2 Exam
Conducting OrganisationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Type of ExamState Level
Stages of TNPSC Group 2 ExamTwo –Prelims exam- December 2021 (Tentative)
Mains Exam –February 2022 (Tentative)
Mode of ExamOffline Mode
Duration of ExamPrelims: 3 hours
Mains: 3 hours 1 hour 30 minutes
LanguageTamil and English
Salary DetailsRs. 37,000/- to Rs. 117,500 (Approx.)

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Important Dates

The following table shows the important dates relevant to the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021:

TNPSC Group 2 ExamDates (Tentative)
Release of notificationSeptember 2021
Last date of applicationSeptember/October 2021
Preliminary examDecember 2021
Written examFebruary 2022

Key Changes in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021

 The following key changes have taken place in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021:

  1. There has been a merger in the TNPSC exams where group 2 and group 2A exams have been merged, known as Group 2 exams. The new syllabus has been released for the same.
  2. After the merger, there will be a TNPSC Group 2 Exam for the interview and non-interview posts. However, the syllabus of the two stages, the prelims and the mains, will be the same for both posts.
  3. A new TNPSC Group 2 Exam syllabus has been announced in which there will be 175 questions of General studies and 25 questions of Aptitude and Mental Ability in the Prelims Exam.
  4. The General English and the General Tamil section have been removed in the prelims exam by the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Eligibility Criteria 

The eligibility criteria for TNPSC Group 2 Exam includes educational qualifications and age criteria as follows:

Age Criteria:

  • The age limit for the candidates is 18 to 30 years of age. This maximum limit is for general category candidates. There is no upper age limit for BC/MBC/SC/ST reserved category candidates.
  • General category candidates – 30 years
  • BC/MBC/SC/ST – No upper age restrictions

Educational qualifications:

  • The educational qualifications for the TNPSC group, 2 interview and non-interview posts, are different. The same can be referred from the official notification of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 Selection Process

The selection process of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam has been given below in the summarised manner –

  1. Apply for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam online on the official website- https://www.tnpsc.gov.in/
  2. Download the admit card from the website
  3. Appear for the exams and obtain the required cut-off marks to clear the exam
  4. View your results to know your performance and the overall cut-off marks.
  5. The merit list will be released by the Tamil Nadu Public service Commission separately for prelims and main exams, based on the marks obtained by the candidates.
  6. The selected candidates should be present for the interview at the given venue on the given date. For non-interview posts, no interview is there.
  7. The finally selected candidates will be sent offer letters by the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Pattern

SubjectsDuration of the examinationMaximum marksNo. of questions
General Studies

3 hours (180 minutes)

 

300175 
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test 25 
Total200
  • The General studies section has questions from the graduation level.
  • The aptitude and Mental Ability test section have questions from the SSLC standard level.

Mains Exam Pattern

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Mains Examination will have 2 papers:

  • Paper I
  • Paper II

TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Paper I

PaperNo. of QuestionsMarks for each questionTotal MarksRemarks
Tamil to English Translation225 marks50 marks

Total Marks -100 marks

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (90 minutes)
Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25 marks

English to Tamil Translation225 marks50 marks

TNPSC- Group 2 Main Paper II

PaperNo. Of QuestionsMarks for each questionTotal marksRemarks
Precis Writing320 marks60 marksTotal Marks: 300Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes)

This part has to be answered fully in English or in the Tamil language.
Comprehension320 marks60 marks
Hints Development320 marks60 marks
Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’320 marks60 marks
Letter writing (Official)320 marks60 marks

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for Preliminary Examination 

  • General Science
  • Current Events
  • Geography of India
  • History of India
  • Culture of India
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • History of Tamil Nadu
  • Heritage, Culture, and socio-political movements in Tamil Nadu
  • Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus For the Mains Examination

The TNPSC Group 2 Mains examination will be descriptive in nature. 

TNPSC- Group 2 Paper- I Syllabus

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

TNPSC- Group 2 Paper- II Syllabus

  • 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- Political- Economic affairs
     (f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural
  • Title 5 – Letter writing – Official

The following syllabus applies for Paper I: Title 1 and Title 2 and Paper II: Title 1 and Title 3.

  • Origin and Development of the Tamil Civilization
  • Sangam Period Literature along with the historical events related to Language Development.
  • Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu
  • Dramatic Art Forms- Street Theatre – Folk Theatre – Conventional Theatrical techniques.
  • Socio- Economic History- Street Theatre – Folk Theatre – Conventional Theatrical techniques.
  • Contribution of Social Reform Movements
  • Feminism– feminism, Literary feminism – Different Concepts and Perceptions.
  • Contemporary Tamil Language- Computer Tamil Diction – Legal Tamil – Tamil as Administrative Language – New genres

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Application Form

The application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be filed online according to the new dates to be released.

Application procedure for filing TNPSC Group 2 Exam Application form:

  1. The candidates should visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission- https://www.tnpsc.gov.in/
  2. On the official website, the candidate should do the one-time registration. After that, they can start filling the application form. A one-time registration is mandatory for candidates, and the same can be done by paying Rs. 150 registration fee. This registration remains valid for 5 years.
  3. Candidates get a registration ID and password upon registration which should be kept for future use.
  4. The candidates will be required to upload scanned copies of their signatures, photographs, and certificates on the online portal at the time of registration.
  5. Once registered, the candidates can log in on the website using the same username and password. Then click on the apply now button after the login.
  6. After that, the candidates need to select the name of the post for which they want to apply. The name of the post needs to be selected under TNPSC Group 2 service.
  7. The candidates are required to upload photos and signatures as per the guidelines. If not, their application can be rejected.
  8. The candidates need to give details mentioned on the application form, such as the name of the candidate, post for which they have applied, date of birth, address, E-mail Id, educational qualification, category, the centre of examination.
  9. The candidates can submit the form once they have given all the details. After submitting, they can take a printout and save the application for any future use.

Some important points to remember at the time of application:

  1. Candidates need to be careful while filling the application form as no changes can be made afterwards.
  2. Candidates need not send the application form to the concerned department. They can keep the form for their future use.
  3. Candidates can check their application status, whether accepted or not, by login with the registration username and Password.

Results of TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 

The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam result will be declared on the official website. The result contains the score obtained by the candidate and the cut-off marks in the written exam. Those candidates who clear the prelims exam have to appear for the mains exam. 

The stepwise procedure to check the result of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 is given below:

  1. Visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission- https://www.tnpsc.gov.in/
  2. There will be a link on the official website of the TNPSC group 2 results 2021. Upon clicking, the candidate will be redirected to a new page.
  3. The candidates will be required to enter their registration number and click on the submit button.
  4. The rank of the candidates, along with their marks, will be displayed on the screen.
  5. For reference purposes, a printout of the result can be kept by the candidates.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Application Fees 

The following fees are required to be paid by the candidates:

  • One-time registration fees – Rs. 150/-
  • TNPSC Group 2 Exam Fees – Rs. 100/-

The candidates already registered need not pay the registration fees again. However, they will be required to pay the exam fees while filing the application form. The exam fee is exempted for SC/ST/BC/MBC category candidates. 

The payment of the exam fees can be done through both offline and online mode when filling the application form. 

SBI Online Payment- The candidates can make online fees by debit or credit cards issued by Master or Visa.

SBI Offline Payment- The candidates can use payslips in offline mode at the SBI Bank. Candidates must print the payslips and deposit the fee in cash at an SBI Bank branch near them. Candidates should remember to get a copy of the bank’s payment receipt.

Apart from SBI, the payment can be made through net banking, debit/credit card, and bank challan.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 Cut-Off marks

The cut-off marks for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 have not been released yet. However, you can check the previous year’s cut-off marks to get an idea for the 2021 exam. Therefore, based on the last year’s cut-offs, the expected cut-off marks can be:

CategoryMaleFemale
General162157
BC160156
MBC159155
BC(M)154148
SC154149
SC(A)150146
ST148142

Exam Date

December 2021

Total Vacancies

1500

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FAQs

What is the total number of vacancies that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021?

There are over 1500 vacancies for the interview and non-interview posts that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021.

What is the age limit for appearing in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The age limit is between 18 to 30 for general category candidates. However, for SC/ST/BC/MBC, there is no upper age limit.

What are the fees required to be paid by the candidates for TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The candidates need to pay the following two fees – One-time registration fees – Rs. 150/-TNPSC Group 2 Exam Fees – Rs. 100/-. The exam fee is exempted for SC/ST/BC/MBC category candidates.

How can the candidates file the application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021? +

The application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 can be filed on the official website of the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

What are the cut-off marks for the prelims TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

Minimum 90 marks are required to clear the TNPSC group 2 prelims exam and qualify for the mains exam.

Can the TNPSC group 2 exam be cleared on the first attempt? +

Yes, the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be cleared in the first attempt. A proper study plan is required, and the preparation needs to be done according to that study plan.

What are the changes in TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021? +

The following are the key changes in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021:
There has been a merger in the TNPSC exams where group 2 and group 2A exams have been merged, known as Group 2 exams. The new syllabus has been released for the same.
After the merger, there will be TNPSC Group 2 Exam for the interview and non-interview posts. However, the syllabus of the two stages, the prelims, and the mains will be the same for both the post.
A new TNPSC Group 2 Exam syllabus has been announced in which there will be 175 questions of General studies and 25 questions of Aptitude and Mental Ability in the Prelims Exam.
The General English and the General Tamil section have been removed in the prelims exam by the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

How can the admit card be downloaded for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021? +

The admit card for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be downloaded from the official website by providing the application ID and the date of birth.

How can the candidates check their TNPSC Group 2 Exam results? +

The result of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 can be checked by visiting the official website and clicking on the result link. Upon entering their registration number, the result will display the rank obtained and the cut-off marks on the screen

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