TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus


TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Pattern (Objective Type)

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Minimum Qualifying marks for selection for all communities: 90
Preliminary Examination
General Studies
(Degree Standard)
(75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
General Tamil/General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
(Total – 200 items)

TNPSC Group 2 Main Exam Pattern & Oral Test (Descriptive Type)

Duration: 3 Hours

SubjectMax MarksMinimum Qualifying
Marks for All Communities
General Studies (Degree Standard)300102
Interview & Record40

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Syllabus

General science
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 ‐Heat, light and sound
‐Atomic and nuclear physics.
Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and
reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their
compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides
Main Concepts of life science
The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism
Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration
Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐
Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology
Health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human
Prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐
communicable diseases
Current Events
Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States‐
Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors 
Awards & Honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its Neighbours‐ Appointments‐who is who?
Political Science
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
Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology
Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt.
Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in
Health Science Mass media & communication
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
Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural
calamities–disaster management
Unit IV
History and culture of India
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
41 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.
Indian Polity
Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐
Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory
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
Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ 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.
Unit‐ VI
Indian Economy
Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an
assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of
science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public
sector & disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure
National income 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
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test
Conversion of information to data‐Collection, compilation and presentation of
data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐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 Decision making and
problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning
Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐ Logical Number/
Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences included in TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus for General English

  • Part A:
    • Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
    • Choose the correct ‘Synonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
  • Choose the correct ‘Antonyms’ for the underlined word from the options given
  • Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Preposition
  • Select the correct Question Tag
  • Select the correct Tense
  • Select the correct Voice
  • Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle)
  • Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object….)
  • Blanks with correct ‘Homophones’
  • Find out the Error(Articles, Prepositions, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb)
  • Comprehension included in TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus
  • Select the correct sentence
  • Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
  • Select the correct Plural forms
  • Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence)
  • Identify the correct Degree.
  • Form a new word by blending the words.
  • Form compound words (Eg: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun)
  • Part-B: LiteratureFigures of speech observed in the following Poems
  • Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • Important lines from Poems
  • Questions on the Biography
  • Questions on Shakespeare
  • Questions from Oscar Wilde
  • Karl Paulnack
  • Comprehension Questions from the following Motivational Essays:
  • Comprehension Questions from the following description of Places
  • British English – American English
  • Part-C: Authors and their Literary WorksMatch the Poems with the Poet
  • Which Nationality the story belongs to?
  • Identify the Author with the short story
  • Whose Auto biography / Biography is this?
  • Which Nationality the Poet belongs to ?
  • Characters, Quotes, Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors
  • Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes
  • Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, Painter with suitable option
  • Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
  • Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
  • Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
  • About the Poets included in TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus
  • About the Dramatists
  • Mention the Poem in which lines occur
  • Various works of the following Authors
  • What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
  • Famous Quotes – Who said this?
  • To Which period the Poets belong
  • Matching the Poets and Poems
  • Nature centered Literary works and Global issue Environment and Conservation

TNPSC Group 2 Mains Syllabus

General Studies (Degree Standard)
Unit 1
Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu
Nature  of  universeGeneral  scientific  lawsScientific  instrumentsInventions  and  discoveriesNational  scientific  laboratoriesScience  glossary  Physical quantitiesstandards and unitsMechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force,motion and energy Heat,light and sound ‐ Magnetism,electricity and electronicsAtomic and nuclear physicsAstronomy and space scienceElements and compounds
Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu
State government organization ‐ structureFunctions and control mechanismDistrict administrationRole in people’s welfare oriented programmesIndustrial map of Tamil NaduRole of state government‐Public Services etc.
Socio ‐ Economic Issues in India/Tamil Nadu
Population ExplosionUnemployment issues in India & Tamil NaduChild Labour‐ Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) SanitationRural and Urban (c) Corruption in public 52 lifeAnti ‐Corruption ‐measures ‐ CVCLok ‐ adalats, OmbudsmanCAG.IlliteracyWomen EmpowermentRole of the Govt. in Women Empowerment etc.

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