TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Notification, Syllabus, Selection Process For Gr II & II A Posts

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) to shortlist candidates for recruitment to various Civil Services in Tamil Nadu. Through the TNPSC Group 2 Exam, candidates are selected for different posts under Group 2 and 2A. The TNPSC Group 2 and TNPSC Group 2A can be defined as under:

  • Group 2 (Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of the preliminary exam, main written exam, and Interview/Personality Test.
  • Group 2A (Non-Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2A is done based on marks obtained in them in the written exam only.

As per the TNPSC Annual Calendar 2020, the TNPSC Group-2 and 2A services notification are to release in May 2020. Here is everything you need to know about the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 as per the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Highlights

Exam Name TNPSC Group 2 (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2)
Conducting Body  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)
Exam Level State Level
Exam Frequency Annual
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration
  • Prelims: 3 Hours
  • Mains Paper I: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Mains Paper II: 3 Hours
Language Tamil & English
Selection Process
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview (Only For Group 2 Posts)
Exam Helpdesk No. 044-25332833
Official Website www.tnpsc.gov.in

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Important Dates

TNPSC Group 2 Notification 2020 Date
(Tentative)
TNPSC Group 2 Application form June 2020
TNPSC Group 2 Apply last date July 2020
TNPSC Group 2 Hall Ticket August 2020
TNPSC Group 2 exam date 2020 – Prelims August 2020
Declaration of TNPSC Group 2 Results – Prelims September 2020
TNPSC Group 2 exam date 2020 – Mains November 2020
Declaration of TNPSC Group 2 results – Mains December 2020

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Vacancy

The TNPSC Group 2 Exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates into the various posts under the Tamil Nadu PSC. The vacancy will be updated shortly with the release of the official notification.

Meanwhile, you can have a look at the TNPSC Gr II Vacancies of last year.

Name of the exam TNPSC Gr-II (CCSE-II)
Total Vacancies 1500+ Vacancies
(For 2018 – 1199, Gr 2 Posts)
Name of the Posts Deputy Commercial Tax Officer, Sub Registrar and etc.
Prelims Exam Date 2020 September 2020 (Last Year – 11/11/2018)

The candidates are selected in the following posts and departments of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam. The Post wise vacancy will be updated here when the official notification is released.

Post Code TNPSC Group 2 Posts
2258 Industrial Co-operative Officer
1011 Probation Officer
1017 Junior Employment Officer
1023 Probation Officer
1068 Assistant Inspector
1071 Sub Registrar, Grade-II
2265 Special Assistant
1092 Municipal Commissioner, Grade-II
1073 Assistant Section Officer in Law Department in Secretariat
1074 Assistant Section Officer in the Finance Department in Secretariat
1083 Assistant Section Officer,
in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat
2201 Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC
2215 Assistant Section Officer Cum Programmer
1022 Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives
in the Industries and Commerce Department
1029 Audit Inspector
1069 Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
1868 Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles Department
2268 Senior Inspectors in Milk Production
and Dairy Development Department
1014 Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in
the Department of Registrar of Co-operative Societies
1087 Supervisor / Junior Superintendent
1018 Audit Assistant in Accounts Branch
1091 Executive Officer, Grade-II
Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department

TNPSC Group 2 Exam: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

The posts under the TNPSC Group–II require the candidates to possess a graduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university or institution, there are certain additional educational and preferential qualifications required for some posts, the details for which will be available in the official notification of the TNPSC Group – II Recruitment 2020.

Meanwhile, you can check the eligibility criteria from the PDF given here.

Know TNPSC Group 2 Educational Qualification: Post Wise

Age limit

Name of the Post Minimum Age limit (for all categories) Maximum Age Limit for “Others” (applicants not  belonging to SC, SC (A), ST, MBC/ DC, BC and BCM)
For all posts (except Sub-Registrar Grade – II, Probation Officer in the Prison Department and Social Defence Department) 18 Years 30 Years
Sub-Registrar Grade- II 20 Years
Probation Officer in the Prison Department 22 Years
Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department 26 Years 40 Years
Age Relaxation
  • Age relaxation up to 10 years above the maximum age limit is given to differently-abled persons
  • The maximum age limit for ex-servicemen is 48 years. However, the age concession does not apply to the ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam: Selection Process

Like the TNPSC Group 4 Exam that is conducted in the country, the selection for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is held in three stages.

  • Preliminary exam (written): Candidates applying for the exam need to appear for the preliminary exam, which is an objective-type written test.
  • Mains exam (written): Candidates qualified in the preliminary exam need to appear for the mains exam, which is a descriptive written test.
  • Interview: The interview will be held for the candidates who wish to appear or as per the cut off set by the Commission.
    Group 2 (Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of the preliminary exam, main written exam, and Interview/Personality Test.
    Group 2A (Non-Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2A is done based on marks obtained in them in the written exam only.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern as per the latest Syllabus is given below.  There has been a revision in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam. There has been an addition of an extra paper, “Paper I” in the Mains Exam. This paper will be Qualifying in nature.

Subject Duration Maximum marks Qualifying Marks
Preliminary Exam

  • General Studies
    (Degree Standard)
    (175 items)
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability
    Test (S.S.L.C. Std.)
    (25 items)
3 hours 300 90
Mains Exam:
Paper I (Qualifying in Nature)
1 hour 30 minutes 100 25
Mains Exam:
Paper II

  • General Studies: Degree Standard (Descriptive Type)
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 40 marks

TNPSC Group 2 Exam: Marking Scheme

For TNPSC Prelims Exam
  • The TNPSC Prelims will have 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s).
  • 175 questions are from the general studies section and the remaining 25 questions from aptitude and mental ability test section.
  • The duration of the TNPSC Prelims Exam is 3 hours of a maximum of 300 marks.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for TNPSC Prelims Exam is 90 out of 300.
For TNPSC Mains Exam

The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern will have two papers: Paper I and Paper II. Both papers will have different qualifying marks and exam duration.

  • TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam holds utmost importance as the marks secured by the candidates in this Exam is considered for the Final Selection.
  • This will have 2 papers: Paper I and Paper-II.
  • Paper I will be of 100 marks of 1 hour 30 minutes duration.
  • Paper-II will be of 300 marks of 3-hour duration.
  • 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
  • Minimum 102 and 90 marks required to qualify in group 2 and group 2A main exams respectively.
  • TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Tamil languages.

Read the detailed TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Application Fee For TNPSC Group 2 Exam

The Fee for the General Category of Candidates is given below. The Ex-Servicemen, OBC, SC, ST, PwD, Destitute Widow of all Communities are exempted from paying the application fee.

a For Preliminary Examination Rs.125/-
b For Main Written Examination Rs.100/-

How To Apply For TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020?

The Steps to apply will be made available here as soon as the notification for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 is released.

TNPSC Group 2 Hall Ticket

The candidates who have successfully applied for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 will be required to download the TNPSC hall ticket/ admit card from the official website of the commission. The same will be made available on this site as well. The hall ticket is released separately for the TNPSC Prelims, Mains and the Interview.

TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key

After conduction of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam, the Commission will release the Answer Key. The candidates will able to view the answer key and have an idea of the marks that they will be able to secure in the Exam.

TNPSC Group 2 Result

After the release of the TNPSC Answer Key, the Result of the TNPSC Exam will be released. The result will be the ticket to appear for the next level of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam.

TNPSC Group 2 Interview

Candidates who will clear the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims and Mains Exam will be able to appear for the Interview. It may be noted that only those candidate will have to appear for the Interview who will score more marks only they will appear for the Group 2 (Interview Posts).

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: Counselling

TNPSC counselling is conducted at the office of the commission. At the counselling round, qualifying candidates are recruited to different posts on the basis of the choice exercised by them as well as the availability of vacancies.

TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020: FAQ’s

Q. When will the Notification for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam be released?
Ans. As per the TNPSC Annual Calendar, the Notification for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is to be released in the month of May 2020.

Q. How may Papers will be there for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam?
Ans. As per the latest TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern, there will be three stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. The Interview will, however, be only for Group 2 (Interview Posts).

Q. What will be the mode of conduct of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020?
Ans. The TNPSC Group 2 Exam will be conducted in Offline Mode.

Q. What will be the language of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020?
Ans. The TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2020 will be bilingual i.e. English and Tamil. The English Language Papers will be conducted only in English.

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