TNPSC

WHAT IS TNPSC?

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a department of the government of Tamil Nadu that is responsible for governing the recruitment of personnel into the state’s public service. It is the successor of the Madras Service Commission, which came into being under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929 and was the first Provincial Public Service Commission in India. It adopted its current name in 1970. TNPSC operates under Articles 315 to 323 of Part XIV of the Constitution of India.

In 1923, the Indian Government established a Public Service Commission to examine the salary structure of the Indian Civil Service and the possibility of transferring some of the duties to provincial services. The commission was composed of five Englishmen and four Indians, with Viscount Lee of Fareham serving as chairman.[4]The commission also addressed the rate of Indianisation of the Indian Civil Service and the Indian Police. It determined a rate which in 15 years would make the Indian Civil Service with a 50% Indian membership and the same in 25 years for the Indian Police.

It was left largely to the discretion of provincial governments to recruit and exercise control over their services, as deemed proper. As a result of the discretionary powers left to provincial Government, the Government of Madras and Punjab proposed to set up their own public service commissions.

Madras Presidency was the first province in India to establish their own service commission when the Madras Service Commission was established under an Act of the Madras Legislature in 1929. The Madras Service Commission started with three members, including the Chairman. After re-organisation of the states in 1957, several state level commissions were constituted. The Madras Service Commission became the Madras Public Service Commission with headquarters at Madras in the year 1957. During 1970, when the name of the state was changed to Tamil Nadu, the Madras Public Service Commission was renamed as the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

SERVICE OFFERED FROM TNPSC:

GROUP I SERVICES EXAMINATION

EXAMINATIONPATTERN:

PRELIMS EXAMINATION METHOD:

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
Single paper in General Studies-200 items

Degree Standard – Objective Type General Studies – 150 items

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 50 items
3 Hours300

PRELIMS SYLLABUS:

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICE – I Group –I Services (Preliminary Examination) General Studies – Degree Standard TOPICS FOR OBJECTIVE TYPE

UNIT – I ‐ General science: Physics ‐ Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries‐National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐ electricity and Magnetism ‐ electronics & communications ‐ Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy – Geophysics ‐ Astronomy and space science.

Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction – Chemistry of ores and metals ‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides‐Biochemistry and biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers and plastics

Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion of metabolic waste‐Bio‐ communication

Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases‐Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals, plants and human life‐

UNIT ‐ II. Current Events

History ‐ Latest diary of events – National ‐ National symbols ‐Profile of States‐Defence, national security and terrorism‐World organizations‐pacts and summits‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Cultural panorama‐Latest historical events‐ India and its neighbours‐ Latest terminology‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts – public opinion ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility

Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology

Economics‐ Current socio‐economic problems‐New economic policy & govt. sector Science ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology ‐ Latest discoveries in Health

Science ‐ Mass media & communication

UNIT – III Geography ‐ Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere ‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources‐Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐Transport & communication‐Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India ‐ Pre‐historic events ‐Indus valley civilization‐Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age‐Maurya dynasty‐Buddhism and Jainism‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐Advent of European invasion‐Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐ economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐ Characteristics of Indian culture‐Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐ India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes – Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc

UNIT – V ‐ INDIAN POLITY ‐ Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Citizenship‐rights amend duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union legislature – Parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State Legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu ‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law ‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐ Official language and Schedule‐VIII ‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution ‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life ‐ Anti‐ corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Empowerment of women‐ Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal ‐ Consumer protection forms

UNIT – VI ‐ INDIAN ECONOMY ‐ Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five‐year plan models‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ‐ WTO‐globalization & privatization ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty ‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development ‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission ‐ National Development Council

UNIT – VII ‐ INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT ‐ National renaissance‐ Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations‐Era of different Acts & Pacts‐World war & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others ‐ Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence

UNIT – VIII – APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS ‐ Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams‐ Parametric representation of data‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐ Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work‐ Behavioral ability ‐ Basic terms, Communications in information technology ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving

Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles – Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning‐ Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

MAINS WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST:

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
General Studies - Descriptive type (Degree Standard)
Paper-I
Paper- II
Paper-III
Interview Record

3 Hours
3 Hours
3 Hours

300
300
300
120
Total1020

Group I Services (Main Examination) PAPER – I ‐ General studies (Degree Standard) Topics for Descriptive type

UNIT ‐ I . Modern history of India and Indian culture ‐ Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule ‐ Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors ‐ Social reforms and religious movements ‐ India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity ‐ race, colour, language, custom ‐ India ‐ a secular state ‐ Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu ‐ Political parties and populist schemes ‐ National renaissance ‐ Early uprising against British rule ‐ 1857 Revolt ‐ Indian National Congress ‐ Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐ Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes of agitations ‐ Era of different Acts & Pacts ‐ World war & final phase struggle ‐ Communalism led to partition ‐ Role of TamilNadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others

UNIT ‐ 2. General Aptitude & Mental Ability ‐ Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor (HCF) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume‐ Time and Work – Probability ‐ Information technology ‐ Basic terms, Communications ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and problem solving ‐ Basics in Computers / Computer terminology

UNIT ‐ 3. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu. ‐ Nature of universe ‐ General scientific laws ‐ Scientific instruments ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories ‐ Science glossary ‐ Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Heat, light and sound ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Atomic and nuclear physics ‐ Astronomy and space science ‐ Elements and compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction ‐ Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Chemistry of ores and metals ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides ‐ Biochemistry and biotechnology ‐ Polymers and plastics – Electrochemistry ‐ Main concepts of life science ‐ The cell ‐basic unit of life ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietetics ‐ Respiration ‐ Excretion of metabolic waste ‐ Bio – communication ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Endocrine system‐ Reproductive system‐ Animals, plants and human life ‐ Govt. policy /organizations on Science and Technology ‐ Role, achievement & impact of Science and Technology ‐ Energy ‐ self sufficiency ‐ oil exploration ‐ Defence Research Organization ‐ Ocean research and development ‐ Genetics ‐ the science of heredity ‐ Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio ‐ diversity and its conservation ‐ Human diseases, prevention and remedies ‐ Communicable diseases and non ‐ communicable diseases ‐ Alcoholism and Drug abuse ‐ Computer science and advancement‐ Genetic Engineering ‐ Remote sensing and benefits.

Group I Services (Main Examination) PAPER – II ‐ General studies (Degree Standard) Topics for Descriptive type

UNIT – I ‐ Indian polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India and Geography ofIndia

Indian polity ‐ Constitution of India ‐ Preamble to the constitution ‐ Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship ‐ rights and duties ‐ Fundamental rights ‐ Directive principles of state policy ‐ Fundamental duties ‐ Human rights charter ‐ Union executive ‐ Union legislature – parliament ‐ State executive ‐ State legislature – assembly ‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir ‐ Local government ‐ panchayat raj ‐ Indian federalism ‐ center state relations ‐ Judiciary in India ‐ Rule of law /Due process of law ‐ Emergency provisions ‐ Civil services in India ‐ Administrative Challenges in a welfare state ‐ Complexities of district administration ‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State ‐Official language and Schedule – VIII‐ Amendments to constitution ‐ Schedules to constitution

  1. Emerging political trends across the world affecting India Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on India’s relations with neighbouring countries and in the region ‐Security and defence related matters ‐ Nuclear policy, issues and conflicts‐The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India and the world

  2. Geography of India Earth and universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere ‐ Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate ‐ Water resources ‐ rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources ‐ Natural vegetation ‐ Forest & wildlife ‐ Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries ‐ Transport including Surface Transport & communication ‐ Social geography ‐ population ‐ density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities ‐ disaster management ‐ Bottom topography of Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal ‐ Climate change ‐ impact and consequences ‐ mitigation measures ‐ Pollution Control

2. Candidates may choose to answer EITHER the Tamil question only in Tamil OR the English question only in English. Candidates writing in English shall if they choose to answer the Tamil question, write only in Tamil

Tamil language, Tamil society ‐‐ it’s culture and Heritage / English Language

English Language Skills

3.Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ District administration ‐role in people’s welfare oriented programmes ‐ Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐ role of state government ‐Public Services ‐ role of recruitment agencies ‐ State finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in the State ‐ Natural calamities – Disaster Management Union and State ‐strategic planning in the State ‐ Social welfare ‐ Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil Nadu ‐ Union government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism ‐ Relationship between State and Union ‐ Industrial map of India ‐‐ role of Union government ‐ Public Services ‐‐ role of recruitment agencies in Union Government ‐ Union finance ‐‐ resources, budget and financial administration ‐ Use of IT in administration ‐‐ e‐governance in Union Government ‐ Social welfare ‐ government sponsored schemes by Government of India

Group I Services (Main Examination) PAPER –III ‐ General studies (Degree Standard) Topics for Descriptive type

I. Current events of national and international importance Latest diary of events ‐ national /international ‐ National symbols ‐ Profile of states ‐ Defence, national security and terrorism ‐ Geographical landmarks‐ World organizations ‐ pacts and summits ‐ Latest inventions on science & technology ‐ Eminent personalities & places in news ‐ Sports & games ‐ Books & authors ‐ Awards & honours ‐ Cultural panorama ‐ Latest historical events ‐ Policy on environment and ecology ‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Natural disasters ‐ safeguard measures ‐ Latest terminology ‐ Appointments ‐ who is who? ‐ India’s foreign policy ‐ Latest court verdicts ‐ public opinion ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system in India ‐ Public awareness & general administration ‐ Role of voluntary organizations & govt. ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility ‐ New economic policy & govt. sector ‐ Mass media &communication

2. Current Economic Trends: Indian economy and Impact of global economy on India

a. Indian economy ‐ Nature of Indian economy ‐ Five ‐ year plan models ‐ an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth ‐ Capital formation and investment ‐ Role of public sector & disinvestment ‐ Development of infrastructure ‐ National income ‐ Public finance & fiscal policy ‐ Price policy & public distribution – Consumerism & Consumer protection ‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of Foreign Direct Investment ‐WTO – Liberalization globalization & privatization ‐ Rural welfare oriented programmes ‐ HRD ‐ sustainable economic growth ‐ Economic trend in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development ‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission ‐ National Development Council‐ Poverty Alleviation Programmes.

b. Impact of global economy on India ‐‐‐‐

Impact of the Economic Crisis on India : (a) Offshoot of Globalized Economy ‐ (b) Aspects of Financial Turmoil in India ‐ Capital Outflow ‐ Impact on Stock and Forex Market ‐ Impact on the Indian Banking System ‐ Impact on Industrial Sector and Export Prospect ‐ Impact on Employment ‐ Impact on Poverty ‐(c) Indian Economic Outlook.

India’s Crisis Responses and Challenges: (a) State of Economy in Crisis Times ‐ (b) RBI’s Crisis Response ‐(c) Government’s Crisis Response ‐ (d) The Risks and Challenges ‐ Monetary policy ‐ Fiscal Policy ‐ Financial stability

The Options Ahead: Diversifying Exports ‐ Boosting Domestic Consumption ‐ Enhancing Public Spending ‐ Generating Employment ‐ Provisioning credit to Productive Sectors ‐ Need for Structural Reforms ‐Increased purchasing power of the people.

3. Socio ‐ Economic Issues in India/ Tamil Nadu ‐ Population Explosion ‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu ‐ Child Labour ‐ Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation‐ Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public life ‐ Anti ‐Corruption measures ‐ CVC, Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG. – Illiteracy –Women Empowerment‐ Role of the Government Women Empowerment Social injustice to womenfolk ‐ Domestic violence, dowry menace, sexual assault ‐ Loss of cultural heritage due to economic development ‐ Urbanization and its impact on the society ‐ Impact of violence on the growth of the nation – Religious violence, Terrorism and Communal violence ‐ Regional Disparities ‐ Problems of Minorities ‐ Human Rights issues ‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission ‐ Faith and conflict among legislature, executive, judiciary and media. ‐ Education – Linkage between Education and Economic Growth. ‐ Community Development Programme Employment Guarantee Scheme ‐ Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development ‐ Role of N.G.O’s in Social Welfare – Government Policy on Health.

Eligibility Conditions:

I. Age Limit:

Name of the PostMinimum Age 
(should have 
completed)
Maximum Age (should not have completed)
SC’s, SC(A)’s, ST’s,
MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s,
BCM’s and DW’s of
all castes
“Others” i.e., candidates
not belonging to SC’s,
SC(A)’s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s,
BC’s and BCM’s
1. For all the posts except the
post of Assistant
Commissioner (C.T).
21 Years35 Years30 Years
2. Assistant Commissioner (C.T.)
(i) For candidates
possessing any degree
21 Years35 Years30 Years
(ii) For candidates possessing
B.L. degree of any
University or Institution
recognized by the
University Grants Commission.
21 Years36 Years31 Years

Note:
(i) “Others” (i.e.,) candidates not belonging to SC’s, SC(A’)s, ST’s, MBC’s/DC’s, BC’s and BCM’s who have put in 5 years and more of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

II. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:-
1. Candidates 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.

Note:

(i).The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC (or its equivalent)+ U.G. degree.

(ii). The candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply for the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services.

2. Preference will be given to the candidates, who possess the qualification mentioned against each of the following posts:

Sl. NoName of the PostQualification
1Deputy Superintendent of
Police (Category – I)
2Assistant Commissioner
(C.T.)
First Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Second Preference _ A Degree both in Commerce
and Law.
Third Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
or Law together with a Diploma in Taxation laws.
Fourth Preference _ A Degree either in Commerce
or Law.
3District Employment OfficerGraduate in Economics/ Education/ Sociology/ Statistics or Psychology and to those with Post Graduate Diploma in Social Science and Experience in Industrial/ Personnel Management/ Labour Welfare.

PhysicalQualification:
Candidates applying for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category-I) and District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service) must possess the following Physical qualifications:

Name of the PostPhysical Qualification
Deputy Superintendent of
Police (Category-I)
i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height and not less than 86 cms round the chest on full inspiration and must have a chest expansion of not less than 5 cms on full inspiration.ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement will not apply to
them.
District Officer (Fire and Rescue Service)i. For Men: Must be not less than 165 cms in Height, 50 kgs in Weight and not less than 89 cms round the chest on full inspiration and 84 cms (normal) with not less than 5 cms chest expansion on full inspiration.
ii. For Women: Must be not less than 155 cms in Height. The Chest measurement and 50 kg Weight will not apply to them

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

GROUP 2 NON- INTERVIEW POST EXAMINATIONS:

EXAM PATTERN

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). Scheme of Examination is as follows…

Scheme of Examination (Single Paper) (Objective Type) (Degree Standard):

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum
Qualifying
marks for
selection for
all communities
(Single Paper) (Objective Type)
General Studies (Degree Standard)
(75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
+
General Tamil/ General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items)
3 Hours150+150=30090

Note:
1. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
2. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
3. Answer sheet answered in a subject other than the subject opted by the candidates in his application/ specified in the Hall Ticket will be invalidated.
4. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.

TNPSC Group 2

Selection Procedure Details:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC conducts Group 2 (Combined Subordinate Service Examination-II) Examination for the recruitment of various vacancies in Tamil Nadu State Government Departments. Selection process details are given below…

Selection Procedure:

The selection of candidates for appointment to non interview posts included in the Group 2 (CSSE-II) Examination will be made on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each category of post.

WrittenExamination:
1. The written examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test, General Tamil/ General English.
2. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates have the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.
3. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
4. Answer sheet answered in a subject other than the subject opted by the candidates in his application/ specified in the Hall Ticket will be invalidated.
5. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.

SYLLABUS:

http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/syllabus/new_syllabus_combined_civil_services_II_updated.pdf

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Details:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). The candidates who are applying must have the specified age and necessary educational qualification. The following are the eligibility details…

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

Name of the PostMinimum 
Age 
(For all)
Maximum Age
“Others” 
[i.e Candidates 
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 castes
For all posts18 Years30 YearsNo Maximum age limit

Note: Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyars), STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years and more of service in the State/ Central
Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification.

Sl.NoName of the PostEducational QualificationTechnical Qualification
1Personal Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Public
Service Commission
Bachelor’s
Degree
i. Must have passed the Government 
Technical Examination in Typewriting:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English
and
ii. Must have passed the Government 
Technical Examination in Shorthand:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English.

Sl.NoName of the PostEducational Qualification
1Assistant in Commissioner of
Revenue Administration
A degree of
B.A./B.Sc./ B.B.M/ B.Com. of any
University/ B.O.L of Annamalai 
University/ B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar
University/ B.Litt. of Madras University/
Bharathiyar University.
2Assistant in the
following departments
Civil Supplies and
Consumer Production,
Industries and Commerce, Land
Administration, Land
Reforms, Prison, Medical
and Rural Health Services,
Transport, Registration, Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj,
Backward Classes, Fisheries,
Technical Education, National
Cadet Corps, Public
Health and Preventive Medicine,
School Education, Vigilance and
Anti-Corruption, Survey
and Land Records, Urban
Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax
Departments, Divisions of
Commercial Taxes and Tamil Nadu
Public Service Commission
Any Degree
3Planning Junior Assistant,
Tamil Nadu State
Planning Commission
A degree of
B.A./ B.Sc./B.Com. of any University.
4Assistant in Finance
Department in the
Tamil Nadu Secretariat
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce 
or Economics or Statistics of any
University or Institution recognised 
by the University Grants Commission
5Lower Division Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Legislative
Assembly Secretariat
B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. of any University
recognised by the University Grants
Commission.
6Junior Co-operative AuditorA degree of
B.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree 
or B.Com (Computer Application) 
Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree 
or B.A. (Economics) Degree or B.A. 
(Corporate Secretaryship) Degree or 
B.B.E. Degree awarded by any University.

Note:
1. The said prescribed educational qualification for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG Degree and PG Degree.
2. Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should furnish the details of evidence for such claim when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

GROUP II INTERVIEW POST:

EXAMINATION PATTERN:

PRLIMINARY EXAMINATION:

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 items) Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
+
General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items) (Total - 200 items)
3 Hours



150
+
150 300 MARKS
TOTAL300

Note:

a. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25) 100 items on General Studies.

b. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil / General English will be set in the respective languages.

MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL TEST:-

SUBJECTDURATIONMARKS
Main Written Examination

General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type)
3 Hours300
Interview and Record
TOTAL340

Note

(1) The question paper will be set both in Tamil and English. The general subjects / topics from which the questions will be asked are:

1) Role and impact of Science and Technology in the Development of India and Tamil Nadu.

2) Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu.

3) Socio Economic Problems of India and Tamil Nadu.

4) Current issues at National level.

5) Current issues at State level.

The applicants are allowed to answer the questions either fully in Tamil or fully in English. The Scheme of Examination and Syllabi for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Written Examination are available in the Commission’s Website at ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’ and also Annexure-II of this Notification.

SYLLABUS:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Fa6tAcZBhtTnVVcDV3WWNKSW8/view

Eligibility Details:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination-II (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services). The candidates who are applying must have the specified age and necessary educational qualification. The following are the eligibility details…

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit:

Name of the PostMinimum 
Age 
(For all)
Maximum Age
“Others” 
[i.e Candidates 
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 castes
For all posts18 Years30 YearsNo Maximum age limit

Note: Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyars), STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years and more of service in the State/ Central
Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification.

Sl.NoName of the PostEducational QualificationTechnical Qualification
1Personal Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Public
Service Commission
Bachelor’s
Degree
i. Must have passed the Government 
Technical Examination in Typewriting:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English
and
ii. Must have passed the Government 
Technical Examination in Shorthand:
both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English.
Sl. NoName of the PostEducational Qualification

Sl. NoName of the PostEducational Qualification
1Assistant in Commissioner of
Revenue Administration
A degree of
B.A./B.Sc./ B.B.M/ B.Com. of any
University/ B.O.L of Annamalai 
University/ B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar
University/ B.Litt. of Madras University/
Bharathiyar University.
2A degree of
B.A./B.Sc./ B.B.M/ B.Com. of any
University/ B.O.L of Annamalai 
University/ B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar
University/ B.Litt. of Madras University/
Bharathiyar University.
Any Degree
3Planning Junior Assistant,
Tamil Nadu State
Planning Commission
A degree of
B.A./ B.Sc./B.Com. of any University.
4Assistant in Finance
Department in the
Tamil Nadu Secretariat
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce 
or Economics or Statistics of any
University or Institution recognised 
by the University Grants Commission
5Lower Division Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Legislative
Assembly Secretariat
B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. of any University
recognised by the University Grants
Commission.
6Junior Co-operative AuditorA degree of
B.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree 
or B.Com (Computer Application) 
Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree 
or B.A. (Economics) Degree or B.A. 
(Corporate Secretaryship) Degree or 
B.B.E. Degree awarded by any University.

Note:
1. The said prescribed educational qualification for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG Degree and PG Degree.
2. Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should furnish the details of evidence for such claim when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.

Knowledge of Tamil: Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

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