TNPSC CCSE Group 2 & 2A – New Exam Syllabus & Pattern

TNPSC updated the Group 2 & 2A Exam Pattern. Check out the complete in and out of the changes made and Know how to crack Group II with a new approach.
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The Selection of the candidates for the TNPSC Combined Civil Service Examination CCSE Group 2 & 2A Category vacancies are based on a two-tier written examination followed by an Oral Test wherever applicable.

(i) Preliminary Examination

(ii) Main Written Examination

(iii) Oral Test.

The Exam pattern and Syllabus of the TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Recruitment has been revised as shown below.

TNPSC Group 2: Preliminary Exam Pattern

Objective Type & Degree Standard

SubjectNo of QnsDurationMax MarksMin. Qualifying Marks
General Studies (Degree std)1753 Hours30090
Aptitude & Mental Test (SSLC std)25
Total2003 Hours300 Marks90

TNPSC Group 2: Main Exam Pattern

Degree Standard

Duration: 3 Hours

Parts

Title

No of Qns / Marks

Total Marks

Remarks

A

Tamil to English Translation

2 / 25

50

Total Marks: 100

Min. Qualifying Marks: 25*

English to Tamil Translation

2 / 25

50

B

Precise Writing

2 / 20

40

Total Marks: 200**

Comprehension

2 /20

40

Hints Development

2 / 20

40

Essay Writing on Thirukkural

2 / 20

40

Letter writing

2 / 20

40

Total

   

300

 

Total Marks – 300 (Total Marks obtained in Part A and Part B together will be considered for selection).

* – Answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Part A will not be considered for the evaluation of Part B.

** – There are no Minimum Qualifying Marks prescribed for the Part- B. This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone.

For Interview Posts:

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks

Oral Test: 40 Marks

Total Marks: 300+40 = 340 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 102 out of 340

For Non-Interview Posts:

Main Written Examination: 300 Marks

Total Marks: 300 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for all Communities: 90

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A: Final Selection Process

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The candidates who are declared qualified in Prelims Examination are allowed to appear in the Main Written Examination.

The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 10 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments.

However, in each reservation group, all the candidates who secure the same marks as that of cut off marks of their reservation groups shall also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:10 ratio.

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A: Prelims Syllabus - Revised

UNIT-I: GENERAL SCIENCE

(i)        Scientific Knowledge and Scientific temper – Power of Reasoning – Rote Learning Vs Conceptual Learning – Science as a tool to understand the past, present and future.

(ii)      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.

(iii)    Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides.

(iv)    Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of Living Organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases.

(v)      Environment and Ecology.

UNIT-II: CURRENT EVENTS

(i)        History – Latest diary of events – National symbols – Profile of States – Eminent personalities and places in news – Sports – Books and authors.

(ii)      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.

(iii)    Geography – Geographical landmarks.

(iv)    Economics – Current socio – economic issues.

(v)      Science – Latest inventions in Science and Technology.

UNIT- III: GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA

(i)        Location – Physical features – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – Rivers in India – Soil, minerals and natural resources – Forest and wildlife – Agricultural pattern.

(ii)      Transport – Communication.

(iii)    Social geography – Population density and distribution – Racial, linguistic groups and major tribes.

(iv)    Natural calamity – Disaster Management – Environmental pollution: Reasons and preventive measures – Climate change – Green energy.

UNIT – IV: HISTORY AND CULTURE OF INDIA

(i)        Indus valley civilization – Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas – Age of Vijayanagaram and Bahmani Kingdoms – South Indian history.

(ii)      Change and Continuity in the Socio – Cultural History of India.

(iii)    Characteristics of Indian culture, Unity in diversity – Race, language, custom.

(iv)    India as a Secular State, Social Harmony.

UNIT-V: INDIAN POLITY

(i)        Constitution of India – Preamble to the Constitution – Salient features of the Constitution – Union, State and Union Territory.

(ii)      Citizenship, Fundamental rights, Fundamental duties, Directive Principles of State Policy.

(iii)    Union Executive, Union legislature – State Executive, State Legislature – Local governments, Panchayat Raj.

(iv)    Spirit of Federalism: Centre – State Relationships.

(v)      Election – Judiciary in India – Rule of law.

(vi)    Corruption in public life – Anti-corruption measures – Lokpal and LokAyukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of women – Consumer protection forums, Human rights charter.

UNIT-VI: INDIAN ECONOMY

(i)        Nature of Indian economy – Five-year plan models – an assessment – Planning Commission and Niti Ayog.

(ii)      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.

(iii)    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.

UNIT-VII: INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT

(i)        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.

(ii)      Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant movements.

(iii)    Communalism and partition.

UNIT- VIII : History, Culture, Heritage and Socio – Political Movements in Tamil Nadu

(i)        History of Tamil Society, related Archaeological discoveries, Tamil Literature from Sangam age till contemporary times.

(ii)      Thirukkural : 

(a) Significance as a Secular literature

(b)      Relevance to Everyday Life

(c)       Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d)      Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc

(e)      Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs (f ) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

(f)       Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.

(iii)    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.

UNIT – IX : Development Administration in Tamil Nadu

(i)        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.

(ii)      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.

(iii)    Social Justice and Social Harmony as the Cornerstones of Socio – Economic development.

(iv)    Education and Health systems in Tamil Nadu.

(v)      Geography of Tamil Nadu and its impact on Economic growth.

(vi)    Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields.

(vii)   e-governance in Tamil Nadu.

UNIT-X: APTITUDE AND MENTAL ABILITY

(i)        Simplification – Percentage – Highest Common Factor (HCF) – Lowest Common Multiple (LCM).

(ii)      Ratio and Proportion.

(iii)    Simple interest – Compound interest – Area – Volume – Time and Work.

(iv)    Logical Reasoning – Puzzles – Dice – Visual Reasoning – Alpha numeric Reasoning – Number Series.

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A: Mains Exam Syllabus (Descriptive type)

Titles for Examination

Title 1 – Tamil to English translation

Title 2 – English to Tamil translation

Title 3 – Precis writing

Title 4 – Comprehension

Title 5 – Hints Development

Title 6 – Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’

(a)  Significance as a Secular literature

(b)  Relevance to Everyday Life

(c)   Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d)  Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc.

(e)  Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs

(f)   Philosophical content in Thirukkural

Title 7 – Letter writing – Official

Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’:

(a) Significance as a Secular literature

(b) Relevance to Everyday Life

(c) Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity

(d) Thirukkural and Universal Values – Equality, Humanism, etc.

(e) Relevance to Socio – Politico – Economic affairs

(f) Philosophical content in Thirukkural

 

History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu

(This syllabus applies only for Titles 1 to 5 given above)

Origin and Development of Tamil Civilization – From classical antiquity to modernity.

Sangam Period Literature along with the historical events

related to Language Development.

Musical Tradition of Tamil Nadu – Folklore – music, dance, Musical instruments and folk drama – From classical age to post-modern age with its modifications.

Dramatic Art Form – Street Theatre – Folk Theatre – Conventional Theatrical techniques.

Socio-Economic History – Overseas trade – evidence from classical literature like “Pattinapalai”.

Rationalist Movements – Dravidian        Movement   and Self Respect Movement.

Contribution of Social Reform Movements in the implementation of Social Welfare Measures and Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu – Reservation Policy and its Benefits – Contribution of Social Justice and Social Harmony in the Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu.

Feminism – Socio – feminism, Literary feminism – Different Concepts and Perceptions.

Contemporary Tamil Language – Computer Tamil Diction – Legal Tamil – Tamil as Administrative Language – New genres.

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