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TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus: Tamilnadu Public Service Commission released the TNPSC Group 5A Notification 2022 to recruit Assistant Section Officer / Assistant in Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service. TNPSC Group 5A Exam will be held on 18.12.2022. Syllabus and Exam Pattern Plays main role in every competitive Exam. Before Preparing TNPSC Group 5A Exam candidates should be aware of the TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus. Read the full article for more about the TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

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Name of the organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Post Name Assistant Section Officer in Secretariat, Junior Assistant or Assistant
No of vacancies 161
Job Location Tamilnadu
Official Website www.tnpsc.gov.in

TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus

TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has published TNPSC Group 5A Notification 2022 for the recruitment of Assistant Section Officer / Assistant in Tamil Nadu Chief Secretariat. TNPSC Group 5A Notification 2022 Applications will be available on official website from 23.08.2022 to 21.09.2022. Before appearing for an exam it is important to know the complete information about the exam. Both Syllabus and Exam Pattern are very important to prepare for an exam. In this article you will find about the exam syllabus and exam pattern.

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TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus 2022

Paper-I: General Tamil (Graduation Standard)

Essay writing skills

  1. Letter – Ability to write various office letters
  2. Summarize the given section and notes
  3. Ability to write comprehensively
  4. Be objective and clear on questions
  5. Ability to answer concisely
  6. Ability to translate with focus and clarity
  7. Proficiency in Tamil Language, Proficiency in Vocabulary

This syllabus is designed to bring out the above skills.



Essay writing skills

The questions should be on the following general topics.

  1. Tamil Nadu Freedom Fighters / Tamil Culture
  2. Print Media/ Electronic Media
  3. Environment/Food and Health
  4. Human Rights / Gender Equality
  5. Social Justice History


Give clear, correct and concise answers to the questions asked from the given section,


Demonstrate ability to summarize a given passage into thirds


Developing writing skills by elaborating from given brief notes



Translation of the English portion into Tamil. Translation should be structured in such a way that the concentration and clarity of the concept emerge.


Office letter

  1. Demonstration of report writing skills
  2. Development of Project Evaluation Report
  3. Demonstration of proposal writing skills


Diagnosing language skills

a) Writing in sentences

b) Conjunction using conjunctions

e) Alphabetical sorting

  1. Four words that begin with a vowel
  2. Four words beginning with a vowel
  3. There should be four words mixed with life and life.

d) Debug writing

There should be three questions to be written in such a way as to correct the spelling error, single error, connection error, and comment error.

U) Artistic expression

The questions should be structured in such a way as to reveal the knowledge of the departmental Tamil terms based on the Tamil dictionary published by the Tamil Development Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. Questions should be structured in such a way as to write Tamil terms equivalent to English words in the dictionary.

 Paper-II: General English (Degree Standard)

  1. Essay writing in 300 words
  1. Argumentative Essay
  2. Descriptive Essay
  3. Narrative Essay
  4. Critical Essay
  5. Expository Essay
  6. Persuasive Essay

II. Letter Writing

  1. Letter expressing demands / needs
  2. Inquiry letter
  3. Order letter
  4. Letter responding to Enquiries

III. Precis Writing

An seen passage in 200 words is to be given.

It has to be briefed in around 70 words.

IV. Reading Comprehension

An unseen passage in 200 words is to be given.

Questions are to be framed following K 5 Model Barrett’s Taxonomy

  1. Understanding Question
  2. Appreciation Question
  3. Interpretive Question
  4. Analytical Question
  5. Organizing Question
  6. Inferential Question
  7. Critical Question
  8. Explanatory Question
  9. Descriptive Question
  10. Creative Question

V. Translation

(a) From Tamil to English

Government Order/circular and

(b) From English to Tamil

News articles / 5 sentences of complex structure

VI. Hints Development

Developing the hints into a readable passage

 VII. Notification

Drafting Announcements / Advertisements and Writing Explanations / Circulars

VIII. Grammar

  1. Active to Passive.
  2. Passive to Active.
  3. Direct to Indirect Speech.
  4. Indirect to Direct Speech.
  5. Rewrite Compound Sentence as Simple sentence.
  6. Rewrite Simple Sentence as Complex sentence.
  7. Transform statement into a strong question.
  8. Transform statement into a weak question.
  9. Transform assertive sentence into a negative sentence.
  10. Add a suitable question tag.
  11. Use the homophones in meaningful sentences.
  12. Use the right adverb.
  13. Fill in the blank with right preposition.
  14. Rewrite the sentence in comparative degree.
  15. Rewrite the sentence in past tense.
  16. Change the underlined phrase into clause.
  17. Change the underlined clause into phrase.
  18. Identify the pattern of the given sentence.
  19. Fill in the blanks with a suitable Article.
  20. Rewrite the sentence correcting the error.
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TNPSC Group 5A Syllabus 2022 PDF

Download the Syllabus for the Assistant Section Officer / Assistant Examination in Tamilnadu Chief Secretariat PDF from below link.

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TNPSC Group 5A Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Selection Process for the post of Assistant Section Officer, Assistant in Tamil Nadu Chief Secretariat.

Subjects Duration Maximum Marks Minimum qualifying marks for selection for all communities
Paper – I General Tamil (Degree Standard) 3 Hours 100 60
Paper–II General English (Degree Standard) 3 Hours 100

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Q. Will the TNPSC Group 5a Exam be Objective Type or Descriptive?

Ans. The TNPSC Group 5a Exam will be Multiple Choice Questions.

Q. How to Download TNPSC Group 5a Syllabus PDF?

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