TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020: TNPSC has released new TNPSC group 2 syllabus 2020. Find below detailed exam pattern and syllabus for TNPSC Group 2/Group 2A exam 2020.
What’s new in TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020:
- TNPSC has removed General Tamil and General English sections in TNPSC Group II/Group IIA prelims exam.
- TNPSC group 2/group 2A has common syllabus for prelims and main exams.
- TNPSC group 2 (interview posts) main exam carries 300 marks and has an additional round of interview for 40 marks to selected candidates in main exam.
- The main exam for TNPSC Group 2A (Non-Interview posts) carries 300 marks.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 – Prelims Exam
|Subject||Duration||Maximum marks||Number of questions|
|General Studies (degree standard)||3 hours||300||175 items|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability|
Test (S.S.L.C. Std.)
TNPSC Group 2 syllabus for preliminary exam has 200 objective type questions for 300 marks, out of which 175 were from general studies section, and remaining 25 questions from aptitude and mental ability test section. The duration of the test is 180 minutes.
TNPSC Group 2 prelims exam is completely objective type and designed to tests the candidates proficiency in General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability sections. The qualifying marks of TNPSC group 2 preliminary exam is 90.
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern 2020 – Prelims
- TNPSC Group 2 prelims exam contains 200 objective type questions for 300 marks.
- It is bilingual test, which means all questions will available in both the English and Tamil languages.
- General studies sections has 175 questions from graduation level.
- Aptitude and Mental Ability test section has 25 questions and will be given from SSLC standard level.
- The duration of the TNPSC group 2 prelims exam is 3 hours.
TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020 – Main Exam
|Parts||Title||No of questions||Marks||Total|
|Part A||Tamil to English Translation||2||25||50||Total Marks -100|
Marks – 25
|English to Tamil Translation||2||25||50||Total Marks – 200|
(No Minimum Qualifying Marks for Part- B)
|Part B||Precis Writing||2||20||40|
|Essay Writing on Thirukkural||2||20||40|
|Letter writing (Official)||2||20||40|
TNPSC group 2 mains exam is further divided into two parts and follows as:
- Part A – It has 2 questions from Tamil to English Translation and English to Tamil Translation.
- Part B – It has 10 questions from Precis Writing, Comprehension, Hints Development and Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’ and Letter writing.
For TNPSC Group 2 Interview posts, the mains exam will be conducted for 300 marks while interview will be held for 40 marks. The minimum qualifying marks are set to qualify in this exam is 102 out of 340.
On the other hand, TNPSC group 2A non-interview posts main exam carries 300 marks in main exam and the minimum qualifying marks is 90.
TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam Pattern
- TNPSC Group 2 mains exam has 300 marks for non-interview posts and 340 marks for interview post.
- Minimum 102 and 90 marks required to qualify in group 2 and group 2A main exams.
- There will be 2 parts (A and B) in the TNPSC Group 2 main exam with 14 objective type questions for 300 marks.
- TNPSC Group 2 exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Tamil languages.
- Inaddition to mains exam, the TNPSC Group 2 services has interview that carries 40 marks.
Revised TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020
The following table shows subject wise and revised TNPSC group 2 syllabus 2020 for preliminary and main exams.
|General Science||Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future|
|Nature of Universe – General Scientific Laws – Mechanics – Properties of Matter, Force, Motion and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat, Nuclear Physics, Laser, Electronics and Communications|
|Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides|
|Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases|
|Environment and Ecology|
|Current Events||History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors|
|Polity – Political parties and political system in India – Public awareness and General administration – Welfare oriented Government schemes and their utility, Problems in Public Delivery Systems|
|Geography – Geographical landmarks|
|Economics – Current socio-economic issues|
|Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology|
|Geography of India||Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern|
|Transport – Communication|
|Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes|
|Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy|
|History & Culture of India||Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history|
|Change and Continuity in the Socio-Cultural History of India|
|Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom|
|India as a Secular State, Social Harmony|
|Indian Polity||Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory|
|Citizenship, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy|
|Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj|
|Spirit of Federalism: Centre-State Relationships|
|Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law|
|Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter|
|Indian Economy||Nature of Indian Economy – Five year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog|
|Sources of revenue – Reserve Bank of India – Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy – Finance Commission – Resource sharing between Union and State Governments – Goods and Services Tax|
|Structure of Indian Economy and Employment Generation, Land reforms and Agriculture – Application of Science and Technology in agriculture – Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmes – Social problems – Population, education, health, employment, poverty|
|Indian National Movement||National renaissance – Early uprising against British rule – Indian National Congress – Emergence of leaders – B.R.Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharathiar, V.O.Chidambaranar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kamarajar, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Thanthai Periyar, Rajaji, Subash Chandra Bose and others|
|Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements|
|Communalism and partition|
|History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu||History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times|
Significance as a Secular literature Relevance to Everyday Life Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc Relevance to Socio – Politico-Economic affairs Philosophical content in Thirukkural
|Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle|
|Evolution of 19th and 20th Century Socio-Political movements in Tamil Nadu – Justice Party, Growth of Rationalism – Self Respect Movement, Dravidian movement and Principles underlying both these movements, Contributions of Thanthai Periyar and Perarignar Anna|
|Development Administration in Tamil Nadu||Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu and a comparative assessment across the Country – Impact of Social Reform movements in the Socio – Economic Development of Tamil Nadu|
|Political parties and Welfare schemes for various sections of people – Rationale behind Reservation Policy and access to Social Resources – Economic trends in Tamil Nadu – Role and impact of social welfare schemes in the Socio-Economic development of Tamil Nadu|
|Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio-Economic development|
|Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu|
|Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth|
|Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields|
|e-governance in Tamil Nadu|
|Aptitude and Mental Ability||Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)|
|Ratio and Proportion|
|Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work|
|Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alphanumeric Reasoning – Number Series|
The TNPSC group 2 prelims questions paper will have total 200 questions, out of which General Studies section will have total 175 questions and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test will carry total 25 questions. The duration of the test is 3 hours and total marks is 300. The qualifying marks of preliminary exam is 90.
✅ What are major changes in TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus?
TNPSC Group 2 syllabus is common for both Group 2A and Group 2 prelims exams. The major change in the latest revised syllabus is General Tamil and General English section removed completely.
✅ What is the exam pattern of TNPSC Group 2 exam?
TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam has 300 Marks and Mains will have two papers for 100 and 300 marks respectively. Group 2 interview posts carries 40 marks in the final stage of selection.
✅ What is the selection process of TNPSC Group 2 exam?
TNPSC Group 2 has 3 stages such as prelims, mains and interview. On the other hand, TNPSC Group 2A posts has only 2 stages of prelims and mains exam.
What is difference between TNPSC Group 2 and 2A ?
✅ TNPSC Group 2 posts require Interview for 40 marks, where as Group 2A posts are non-interview posts that means no interview required.