TNPSC GROUP 2/2a EXAM

The Combined Civil Services Examination Group II (CCSE-II), which is held annually by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), is used to find candidates for the state of Tamil Nadu’s various civil services. For Group 2 and 2A posts, TNPSC administers the CCSE-II tests. The commission announces the openings for Group 2 and Group 2A under two divisions.

Notification Details
TNPSC Group 2/2A Notification 2024
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TNPSC Group 2/2A Exam Date 2024
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TNPSC Group 2/2A Online Registration Starts
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TNPSC Group 2/2A Online Registration Ends
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TNPSC Group 2/2A Registration Fee
Rs.150/- (valid for 5 years, based on 2022 notification)
TNPSC Group 2/2A Prelims Examination Fee
Rs.100/- (based on 2022 notification)
TNPSC Group 2/2A Mains Examination Fee
Rs.150/- (based on 2022 notification)
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Tamil Nadu Public Service has released the exam pattern for the recruitment of TNPSC Group 2/2A of posts that come under the cadre.  Different posts include Sub Registrar – Grade-II in Registration Department , Junior Employment Officer in Employment and Training (Employment Wing) Department, Assistant Inspector of Labour in the Labour Department, Special Assistant in Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department, etc are included in the TNPSC Group 2/2A. Candidates who want to apply for these posts must be well-versed with the TNPSC Group 2/2A Syllabus and Exam pattern 2024.

TNPSC Group 2/2A Selection Process

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam

Total Marks

  1. Prelims: 300 Marks
  2. Group 2A Mains: 100 Marks (Paper I – Qualifying) + 300 Marks (Paper II)
  3. Group 2 Mains: 100 Marks (Paper I – Qualifying) + 300 Marks (Paper II)

Exam Duration

  1. Prelims: 3 hours
  2. Group 2A Mains: 1 hour 30 minutes (Paper I) + 3 hours (Paper II)
  3. Group 2 Mains : 1 hour 30 minutes (Paper I) + 3 hours (Paper II)

Language of Exam – English, Tamil

Mode of Exam – Offline Mode

Mode of Counselling – Offline Mode

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TNPSC Group 2/2A 2023 Age Limit

AGE LIMIT (as on 01.07.2022): (For both Interview Posts and Non-Interview Posts)

Note : No maximum age limit for applicants belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/ Science/ Commerce).

Explanation: “No maximum age limit” shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date of Notification or at the time of selection/appointment to the post.

For all the above-mentioned posts, following age concessions are also applicable:

  • Persons With Benchmark Disability are eligible for age relaxation up to 10 years.
  • The Maximum age limit for Ex-Servicemen is 50 years.
  • Ex-Servicemen who have already been recruited to any class or service or category are not eligible for the above-mentioned age concession.
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TNPSC GROUP 2/2A Exam 2023 Educational qualification

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: (as on 23.02.2022). The results of the qualifying examinations should have been declared on or before this date.

Interview Posts

1. Junior Employment Officer (Non-Differently Abled) in Employment and Training Department (Employment Wing)

Qualification : A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Litt., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B.Litt., of Bharathiyar University

2. Probation Officer in the Department of Prisons and Correctional Services

Qualification : A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Litt., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B.Litt., of Bharathiyar University

3. Assistant Inspector of Labour in Labour Department

Qualification : A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or Engineering or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Lit., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B. Litt., of Bharathiyar University

4. Sub-Registrar, Grade-II in Registration Department

Qualification : A Bachelor’s Degree

5. Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled) in Employment and Training Department (Employment Wing)

Qualification : A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Lit., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B.Litt., of Bharathiyar University

6. Special Assistant in the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department

Qualification : Any Degree and Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting both by Higher / Senior
Grade in Tamil and English

7. Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Section of the Police Department

Qualification : Any Degree and Persons appointed should pass the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting by Higher / Senior Grade within a period of two years from the date of his/her appointment unless he/she has already passed the said examination

8. Special Branch Assistant in Criminal Investigation Department

Qualification : Any Degree and Persons appointed should pass the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting by Higher / Senior Grade within a period of two years from the date of his/her appointment unless he/she has already passed the said examination

Non – Interview Posts

9. Municipal Commissioner, Grade-II in Municipal Administration Department

Qualification : Degree of any University

10. Assistant Section Officer in Secretariat (Other than Law and Finance Department)

Qualification : (i) A Master’s Degree; or (ii) A Bachelor’s Degree and a B.G.L Degree; or (iii) A Bachelor’s Degree with First Class in any one of the parts

11. Assistant Section Officer in Secretariat (Law Department)

Qualification : B.L., Degree

12. Assistant Section Officer in Secretariat (Finance Department)

Qualification : A Master’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics or A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics with a pass in the final examination of the ICWAI.

13. Assistant Section Officer in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Qualification : (i) A Master’s Degree; or (ii) A Bachelor’s Degree and a BGL Degree; or (iii) A Bachelor’s Degree with First Class in any one of the parts.

14. Full Time Residential Warden (Men’s Hostel)

Qualification : i) A Bachelor’s Degree of any University recognised by the University Grants Commission. ii) Must be an Ex-serviceman who has worked in the Army in the rank of Junior Commissioned Officer

15. Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Department of Co-operative Societies.

Qualification : a) A Degree of any University or Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission or other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be Deemed as University under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. or b) A Diploma in Rural Services awarded by the National Council of Rural Higher Education. or c) A Diploma of Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

16. Audit Inspector in the Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department

Qualification : Degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Lit., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B.Litt., of Bharathiyar University

17. Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department

Qualification : A Degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., or B.O.L., of Annamalai University or B.B.A., of Madurai Kamarajar University or B.Litt., of Madras University or B.B.M., or B.Litt., of Bharathiyar University

18. Supervisor / Junior Superintendent in Agricultural Marketing and Agri Business Department

Qualification :  Any Degree

19. Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles Department

Qualification : i) Degree in B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., of any University recognised by the University Grants Commission or ii) A Diploma in Handloom Technology or Textile Technology or Textile Processing or Manmade Fibre Technology awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training in Tamil Nadu

20. Revenue Assistant in the Revenue Department in various Revenue Units

Qualification : Degree from any University

21. (i) Personal Clerk in Secretariat (other than Law and Finance Department) (ii) Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (iii) Steno-Typist in Secretariat (Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly)

Qualification : Any Bachelor’s Degree

22. Personal Clerk in Secretariat (Finance Department)

Qualification : Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics

23. Assistant in the following departmental units:- Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Industries and Commerce, Land Administration, Land Reforms, Prisons and Correctional Services, Police, Medical and Rural Health, Transport, Registration, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Divisions of Commercial Taxes, Backward Classes Welfare, Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare, Labour, Highways, Archives and Historical Research, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, NCC, School Education, Social Defence, Directorate of Vigilance and AntiCorruption, Forest, Urban and Land Ceiling, Stationery and Printing, Survey and Settlement, Technical Education, TNPSC, Secretariat, (other than Law and Finance Department), in Secretariat Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, Director General of Training (Civil Services Training Institute, Bhavani sagar), Sugar and Revenue Administration.

Qualification : Any Bachelor’s Degree

24. Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department

Qualification : Any Bachelor’s Degree Other things being equal preference shall be given to persons who holds a degree in Commerce

25. Assistant / Accountant / Store Keeper in Employment and Training Department (Training Wing)

Qualification : Any Degree from any University

26. Assistant / Accountant in Sericulture Department

Qualification : Degree from any University

27. Executive Officer, GradeII in Town Panchayat Department

Qualification : Degree from any University

28. Planning Junior Assistant in Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission

Qualification : Degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com., of any University

29. Audit Assistant in Accounts Branch of Highways Department

Qualification : Degree in B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com., preferably B.com

30. Junior Co-operative Auditor in Co-operative Audit Department

Qualification : Degree of B.B.M., or B.Com., or B.Com. (Computer Application) or B.A. (Co-operation) or B.A. (Economics) or B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) or B.B.E

31. Assistant in Secretariat (Finance Department)

Qualification : Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics

32. Assistant in Secretariat, (Law Department)

Qualification : B.L., Degree

33. Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Qualification : B.A., B.Sc., or B.Com

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TNPSC Group 2/2A Exam Pattern

The TNPSC Group 2/2A Exam is an offline mode examination which consists of Prelims, Mains and Interview (Only for Group 2 posts).

Prelims

For the Prelims, the aspirants have to answer 300 marks of 200 multiple-choice questions which carries 1.5 marks for each question with No Negtive Marks. The Prelims syllabus includes

  1. General Tamil (100 Questions) or General English (100 Questions)
  2. General Studies (75 Questions)
  3. Aptitude and Mental Ability (25 Questions)

Mains

For the Mains, the aspirants have to answer Paper I and Paper II.

  1. Paper I – Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper (SSLC Standard) – Descriptive Type (100 Marks)
  2. Paper II – General Studies (Degree Standard) – Descriptive Type (300 Marks)

Note :
1. Paper-II will be evaluated only if the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I.
2. Except the Questions on “Tamil to English translation” all the questions in Paper I  should be answered in Tamil only.
3. Paper-II has to be answered fully in Tamil or fully in English.
4. Marks secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection to Interview (40 marks) 

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TNPSC Group 2/2A Syllabus

TNPSC GROUP 2/2A PRELIMS SYLLABUS (PART A - GENERAL TAMIL)

TNPSC GROUP 2/2A PRELIMS SYLLABUS (PART B - GENERAL STUDIES + APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY)

Unit 1. GENERAL SCIENCE
i. Physics : 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 – Measurement of Physical Quantities – General Scientific Laws in Motion – Force, Pressure and Energy – Everyday application of the basic principles of Mechanics, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Sound, Heat and Nuclear Physics in our daily life.
ii. Chemistry : Elements and Compounds, Acids, Bases, Salts, Petroleum Products, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Metallurgy and Food Adulterants.
iii. Biology : Main concepts of Life Science, Classification of living organisms, Evolution, Genetics, Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Hygiene, Human diseases, Environment and Ecology

Unit 2. 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.
(vi) Prominent Personalities in various spheres – Arts, Science, Literature and Philosophy.

Unit 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 Lok Ayukta – Right to Information – Empowerment of Women – Consumer Protection Forums, Human Rights Charter.

Unit 6. 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 7. 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, Rabindranath Tagore and others.
(ii) Different modes of Agitation: Growth of Satyagraha and Militant Movements.
(iii) Communalism and Partition.

Unit 8. HISTORY, CULTURE, HERITAGE AND SOCIO-POLITICAL MOVEMENTS OF 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.
iii. Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Early agitations against British Rule – Role of women in freedom struggle.
iv. 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 9. 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 SocioEconomic 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 10. APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS
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.

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TNPSC GROUP 2/2A MAINS SYLLABUS

Paper-1 : Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper (SSLC Standard) (Descriptive Type)

1.(a) Tamil to English Translation
(b) English to Tamil Translation
2. Precis Writing
3. Comprehension
4. Hints Development
5. Essay Writing in Thirukkural
6. Letter writing (Official)
7. Knowledge in Tamil Language

TNPSC Group 2/2A MAINS Syllabus (Paper 1)

Paper-2 : General Studies (Degree Standard) (Descriptive Type)

TNPSC GROUP 2A MAINS Syllabus (Paper 2)

Part A – General Studies (Degree Standard – 100 Questions) 

Unit I: Modern History of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Society – Culture and Heritage (20 Questions)

Advent of Europeans – the Portuguese, the Dutch, the English, the Danish and the French-Anglo French Rivalry – Anglo-Mysore War – Anglo-Maratha War – The Polligar rebellion – Vellore Mutiny; Socioreligious reforms in the 18th and 19th centuries: Christian Missionaries – Brahma Samaj – Arya Samaj – Theosophical Society – Ramakrishna Mission; Reforms of British East India Company’s rule in Tamil Nadu; Emergence of Freedom Struggle in Tamil Nadu – Madras Native Association – Madras Mahajana Sabha – Indian National Movement – Swedeshi Movement – Moderates and Extremists in Tamil Nadu – Home Rule Agitation – Non-Cooperation Movement – Civil Disobedient Movement – Quit India Movement; Ancient Tamil Society – Archeological excavation evidence – Arikamedu, Adichanallur, Keezhadi – Sangam Literature – advent of Sangam era; Thirukkural – Philosophical thoughts in Thirukkural for humanity and way of life – concepts in Thirukkural for betterment of humanity – life principles, social principles, management principles and other principles laid down in Thirukkural; Contribution of Tamilians in Freedom movement: Literary personalities – Journalists – Women activists – Types of struggles – revolutionary songs; Socio-political movements of 19th and 20th centuries: Justice Party, Development of Rationalism – Self-Respect Movement – Dravidian Movement – Tani Tamil Iyakkam (Pure Tamil Movement); Tamil Society Reforms personalities: Thanthai Periyar, Arignar Anna, and other scholars. 

Unit II: Administration of States with reference to Tamil Nadu (30 Questions) 

Constitution of India: Preamble and Philosophical features – Salient features and Sources – Union, States and Union Territories; Citizenship – Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy; Union Government: President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers – Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha); State Government: Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly: Structure, Powers and Functions; Local Governments: Three-tier system – 73rd and 74th Constitutional amendments – Tamil Nadu Panchayat Act 1994 – Grama Sabha; Tamil Nadu Administration: Nature, evolution and organisational structure and functions – Salient features of Tamil Nadu administration – Secretariat, Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu; District Administration: Role and functions of District Collector, District Revenue Officer, Revenue Divisional Officer, Tahsildar, Block Development Officer, Revenue Inspector, and Village Administrative Officer; E-Governance Policy of Government of Tamil Nadu – E-Governance and Mobile-Governance initiatives of Government of Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu State’s Specialised Undertakings and Agencies; Tamil Nadu Government sponsored welfare schemes and measures (Since 1990) – objectives, issues and challenges in the implementation – Impact of welfare schemes and measures on the socio-economic development of the people; Current Affairs.

 

Unit III: Science and Technology in Development (15 Questions) 

Atomic and Nuclear Physics – Applications of nuclear energy – Electronics and Communication – Robotics and applications; Nanotechnology and its applications; Electrochemical cells – Batteries – Gaseous fuels – LPG – Polymers – Carbohydrates – Vitamins – Antibiotics; Applications of Geographic
Information System (GIS); Biotechnology: Applications of biotechnology – concepts – tools used – plant genetic engineering – concepts – transgenic plants, edible vaccines, BT cotton, Golden rice – social and ecological impact of genetically modified crops – Biotechnological methods for crop improvement – Application of plant tissue culture in forestry and horticulture – DNA fingerprinting – Applications of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay (ELISA) in disease diagnosis; Advanced reproductive techniques: In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Artificial insemination – test tube baby; Vaccines: types – vaccination schedule in humans; Contribution of the scientists from Tamil Nadu; Digital Computer Fundamentals: Hardware Components – Input / Output Devices; Memory types: RAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM, EEPROM; Secondary Storage Devices: HDD, SDD, CD Type – CPU: Control Unit – Arithmetic Logic Unit – Software types: System Software: OS – System Commands of Windows and Linux – Application Software: DBMS – Database Creation, Queries – Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation Software – Communication Software: Browser, Email: Sending and receiving email, Document sharing and Folder Management – Computer Network: Classification of Networks – Topology – Multimedia and Applications: Image, Audio, Video File types – Network Security: User Authentication; Current Affairs

Unit IV: Tamil Nadu Economy and Social Issues in Tamil Nadu (20 Questions) 

Tamil Nadu Economy – Features – State Budget: Major revenue and expenditure – State Income types – State’s Economic growth: Agriculture – Industry – Service Sector; Agriculture: Major crops – Food grains – Cash crops – Types of farming – Organic farming – Inorganic farming – Contract farming – Farmers Producers Organisation (FPO) – Agricultural Marketing – Issues of Marketing – Online Marketing – Agriculture Budgeting in Tamil Nadu – Features; Education: Illiteracy – Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in schools and colleges – Measure and recent data – Student welfare schemes – Recent schemes for education – Linkage between education and social development; Poverty and Unemployment: Unemployment issues in Tamil Nadu – State Government poverty alleviation schemes and employment generation schemes; Labour migration; Population growth rate – Sex ratio – Density of population – Causes for population growth – Population control programmes – Family planning and its achievements; Child Labour issues; Health: Vital Statistics – Recent health schemes; Women Empowerment: Domestic violence – Dowry problems – Sexual assault – Laws and awareness programmes – Women welfare schemes – Self Help Groups; Marginalised Groups: Problems – Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes – Elderly – People with disability – Transgender – Religious minorities – State Government welfare programmes to marginalised groups; Current Affairs.

Unit V: Geography of Tamil Nadu, Environment, Biodiversity and Disaster Management in Tamil Nadu (15 Questions) 

Geography: Location – Administrative units – Relief features – Major Rivers; Climate: temperature, rainfall and monsoon; Soil: classification and distribution; Forests: classification, distribution, wildlife and birds sanctuaries, forest products; Livestock: cattle and dairying; Fishing: freshwater and saline water fishing; Irrigation: types and distribution of canal, tank and well irrigation, watershed and minor irrigation projects; Minerals: distribution and production of iron ore and bauxite; Power Resources: coal and petroleum; Industries: iron and steel, textiles, cement, automobile, sugarcane and cotton industries; Transport: road, railway, air and sea transport; Environment: Environmental issues in Tamil Nadu –
pollution – air, water, soil, thermal, radioactive, noise; Natural resource types – renewable and nonrenewable energy resources; Biodiversity and Conservation: Definition, types – genetic, species and ecosystem diversity – values – threats to biodiversity – habitat destruction, invasive species and
anthropogenic activities – climatic change and forest fire. Causes and consequences of species extinction; Biodiversity conservation: in-situ and ex-situ – Biodiversity conservation strategies – State Biodiversity action plan – Biodiversity hotspots in Tamil Nadu; Sustainable development – Sustainable
development goals and targets; Green energy – Paris Agreement and COP28; Disaster Management: Overview of disasters – definitions and types. Natural calamities in Tamil Nadu; Anthropogenic disaster – global warming and climate change issues in Tamil Nadu – Climate change governance – mitigations and adaptations – State action plan for climate change; Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority – Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Plan – Role of NGO and Civil society organisation in disaster management and mitigation in Tamil Nadu; Current Affairs.

Part B: General Intelligence and Reasoning (SSLC Standard – 40 Questions) 

1. Analogy 

2. Classification 

3. Coding and decoding 

4. Relationship Concepts 

5. Puzzles 

6. Dice 

7. Direction and Distance 

8. Logical Venn diagrams 

9. Alpha-numeric reasoning 

10. Arithmetical reasoning 

11. Verification of Truth of the Statement 

12. Similarities and Differences 

13. Calendar 

14. Permutation Combination 

15. Inserting the missing characters 

16. Logical reasoning 

17. Figural series 

18. Numerical Operations 

19. Symbolic operations 

20. Word building 

21. Statement and Conclusion 

22. Address matching 

23. Mirror images 

24. Embedded figures 

25. Visual reasoning 

26. Figural classification 

27. Square completion. 

Part C: Language (General Tamil or General English) (SSLC Standard – 60 Questions)

TNPSC GROUP 2 MAINS Syllabus (Paper 2)

General Studies (Degree Standard – 300 Marks) 

Unit I: Modern History of India with specific reference to Tamil Nadu (40 marks) 

Advent of Europeans: The Portuguese, the Dutch, the English, the Danish and the French; Expansion of British rule: Carnatic Wars; Early uprisings against British Rule: Revolt of Poligars, South Indian Rebellion, Vellore Mutiny, Indian National Movements – Moderates, Extremists and Terrorist Movements – Gandhian Era; Early stage of Freedom movement in Tamil Nadu – First voice for freedom struggle from Tamil Nadu – Protests by Pulithevar, Veerapandya Kattabomman, Dheeran Chinnamalai, Velunachiar, Kuyili and others; Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – V.O.Chidambaram, Bharathiyar, V.V. Subramanian, Vanchinathan, Subramania Siva, T.S.S Rajan, Rajaji, Sathyamoorthy, Kamaraj, Rukmani Lakshmi Pathi, Ambujammal and others; Types of freedom struggle – Sacrifices – Magazines – Literature – Plays/Drama – Songs – Films etc.; Contribution of women in the freedom struggle and social work: Dr Muthulakshmi Ammaiyar, Muvalur Ramamirtham, Cuddalore Anjalai Ammal, Thillaiyadi Valliammai, and others; Impact of British Rule: Christian Missionaries, Development of Education, Judiciary, Local Self Governance System, Police, Transport and Communication – Disappearance of Indigenous Industries – Spread of Western Culture; Origin and Growth of “Social – Justice” ideology, Socio- Religious Movements, Political Parties and Achievements. 

Unit II: Tamil Society – Culture and Heritage (30 marks) 

Ancient Tamil Society – Archeological excavation evidence – Arikamedu, Adichanallur, Keezhadi – Sangam Literature – Classical Tamil; Thirukkural – Guidance for way of life to human elevation – Guidelines given by Thirukkural in the field of administration, judiciary and day to day life – Philosophical thoughts laid down by Thirukkural for betterment and integration of the whole of humanity; Sociopolitical movements of 19th and 20th centuries, Vallalar’s Samarasa Sutha Sanmarga Satya Sangam – Origin and development of Justice Party – Impact of Rationalism Movement, Self-Respect Movement, History and Development of Dravidian Movement, Tani Tamil Iyakkam (Pure Tamil Movement) – Tamil Society Reforms personalities – Thanthai Periyar, Arignar Anna, and other scholars; Arts – Cultural conventions of Tamilians – Ancient cultural knowledge of Tamilians – Conventional thoughts of Tamilians; Cultural Elements: Tamil Nadu State Government Symbols – Experts in Cultural Fields – Folk Dances, Folk Music, Folk Drama, and World Tamil Conferences

Unit III: Social Issues in India with specific reference to Tamil Nadu (50 marks) 

Population Explosion: Fertility – Mortality – Migration – Morbidity – Census 2011 – Population control programmes – National Population Policy 2000 – Family planning and its achievements; Health Care: Poor sanitation – Rural and Urban disparities – Poor infrastructure – Insufficient health care delivery – Role of Panchayat Raj and Urban Development Agencies – Health policy in India – Health care programmes in India; Child Labour and Child Abuse: Child Education – School Dropouts – Gender disparities – Initiatives to eliminate Child Labour in India – Media and enhanced vulnerability – Laws to protect child abuse and welfare schemes; Women Empowerment: Domestic violence – Dowry problems – Sexual assault – Eve teasing – Kidnapping – Laws and awareness programmes – Role of Government and NGOs in women empowerment – Welfare schemes; Marginalised Groups: Problems – Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes – Elderly – People with disability – Transgender – Religious minorities – Central and State Government welfare programmes to marginalised groups. Social Changes: Urbanization – Modernization – Globalization – Policy, Planning and Programmes in India – Impact of Violence on Society – Religious Violence – Terrorism and Communal Violence – Causes and Remedies; Current Affairs.

Unit IV: Science and Technology in Development (40 marks) 

Robotics and Applications; Atomic and Nuclear Physics – Applications of nuclear energy; Diodes and Transistors and their Applications; Broadcasting Technology; Electrochemical cells – Types of electrodes – Batteries – Lithium-ion Battery; Fuels: Gaseous fuels – LPG, Natural gas and water gas;
Polymers: Thermoplastics and Thermosetting plastics, PVC, PET, Nylon 66, Teflon; Medicinal Chemistry: Analgesics – Paracetamol and Aspirin, Antibiotics – Penicillin and Chloromycetin; Biotechnology: Applications of Biotechnology – Plant Genetic Engineering – concepts – transgenic plants, edible vaccines, Terminator Gene technology, BT Cotton, Golden rice, Flavr Savr tomato, Social and ecological impact of genetically modified crops – Biotechnological methods for crop improvement – Application of plant tissue culture in Forestry, Horticulture – Recombinant DNA Technology – DNA cloning – DNA fingerprinting – applications of PCR and ELISA in disease diagnosis – hybridoma techniques in the production of Mono Clonal Antibodies (MCA) – Animal cell culture techniques – stem cells and its applications; Applications of GIS; Nanotechnology – Fundamentals – Applications – Nano Fertilizer, Nano Pesticides, Green Nanotechnology and Nano-farming; Advanced reproductive techniques: In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – Intra–Uterine Insemination (IUI) – Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) – Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT) – cryopreservation of sperm; Components of Computer – Computer Organization and Architecture – System Software and Application Software – Data Communication Networks – Cryptography – Computer Graphics and Multimedia – Mobile Computing and Communication – Web Technology and applications – E-Commerce – Cloud Computing Architecture – IOT – Artificial Intelligence Applications – Machine learning – Cyber Security – Biometrics – Blockchain Technology; Current Affairs.

Unit V: Constitution, Polity and Governance in India with specific reference to Tamil Nadu (60 marks) 

Constitution of India: Preamble and Philosophical features – Salient features and Sources – Union, States and Union Territories – Citizenship – Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy; Union Executive: President, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Council of Ministers – Cabinet – Parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) – Parliament Committees – Major Constitutional Amendments; State Government: Chief Minister and Council of Ministers – Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly: Structure, Powers and Functions; Local Governments: Three-tier system – 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments – Tamil Nadu Panchayat Act 1994 – Grama Sabha – Working of PRIs in Tamil Nadu – District Collector’s role in Development Administration; Dynamics of Indian Federalism: Centre-State relations: Administrative, Legislative, Financial – Issues and Challenges; Judiciary in India: Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts – Subordinate Courts (Structure and Functions) – Judicial Review – Judicial Activism – Public Interest Litigation; Electoral System in India – Election Commission (Constitutional Provisions, Composition, powers and functions); Party system in India: Regional and National political parties in India and Tamil Nadu; Integrity in Indian Polity: Corruption in Politics – Anti-Corruption measures: Lokpal and Lok Ayukta – Central Vigilance Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General of India – Central Bureau of Investigation – Enforcement Directorate – Right to Information – Right to Services – Consumers’ Rights – Consumer Protection Act 2019 – Human Rights Act 1993 – National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commission – Social Audit – Citizen’s Charter; Political parties in Tamil Nadu: Regional and National Parties – Welfare schemes and measures of successive Governments in Tamil Nadu after 1947 – Reservation and Language policy in Tamil Nadu – Impact of welfare schemes and measures in the socio-economic development of Tamil Nadu; Education and Health Administrative Structure in Tamil Nadu: Evolution – Achievements of Tamil Nadu in various fields: Education, Health, Industrial, Information Technology, Agriculture, Women and Marginalised Groups; E-governance and Mobile– governance initiatives in Tamil Nadu – Public Service Delivery through e-governance. TNeGA – eService Centres; Problems in Public Service delivery in Tamil Nadu; Current Affairs.

Unit VI: Geography of India, Environment, Biodiversity and Disaster Management in India with specific reference to Tamil Nadu (40 marks)

Geographical Location – Physical units – River system – Climate – Soil – Natural vegetation – Agriculture crops – Livestock – Fisheries; Irrigation – Multipurpose Projects; Minerals: iron ore, manganese, copper, bauxite, gold, silver, mica, coal, petroleum and natural Gas; Energy Resources: hydel, thermal, nuclear, wind, tidal and solar; Industries: textile, jute, sugar, cement, iron and steel, automobile and shipbuilding; Transport: road, railway, water and air; Environment – Global and national environmental issues – pollution – air, water, soil, thermal, radioactive, noise, electronic and solid
wastes – Management of municipal solid wastes and bio-medical wastes; Biodiversity and Conservation: Definition, types – genetic, species and ecosystem diversity – values – threats to biodiversity – habitat destruction, invasive species and anthropogenic activities – climatic change and wildfire; Causes and consequences of species extinction; Biodiversity conservation: in-situ and ex-situ; Biodiversity conservation strategies: international environmental governance – Biodiversity Act (BDA), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF); Biodiversity hotspots of India; Sustainable development – Sustainable development goals and targets – Clean and Green energy – Paris Agreement and COP28; Disaster Management: Overview of disasters – definitions and types; Introduction to disaster risk management framework; Natural calamities – Anthropogenic disasters – global warming and climate change, industrial accidents; Climate change governance – mitigations and adaptations; Role of space technology in disaster management, National action plan for climate change – Tamil Nadu State Disaster Management Authority – Tamil Nadu Disaster Management Plan – Role of NGO and Civil society organisation in disaster management and mitigation in Tamil Nadu; Current Affairs.  

Unit VII: Indian Economy with specific reference to Tamil Nadu (40 marks) 

Nature of Indian Economy: An assessment – Structure of Indian Economy – New Economic Policy: Rationale – Components – Privatisation, Deregulation, Trade Liberalisation. Indian Economy since 1991 Reforms (Overview only) – Sources of Revenue: Revenue Receipts – Capital Receipts – Revenue Expenditure – Capital Expenditure; Reserve Bank of India: Functions, Monetary Policy – Components – Fiscal Policy: Fiscal reforms – Fiscal Responsibility and Budgetary Management (FRBM) Act – Finance Commission: Revenue sharing between Union and State Governments – Recommendations of recent Finance Commission; Agricultural and Rural Development: Land Reforms – Rural Credit, Modern Farming Technics and Marketing – e-NAM (electronic – National Agricultural Marketing) – Price Policy – M.S. Swaminathan Commission’s Recommendations – Subsidies – Commercialisation and Diversification of Agriculture – Rural Development Programmes – Poverty Alleviation Programmes – National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS); Labour: Employment – Types – Sectoral Distribution – Labour Welfare Measures – Recent Indian Employment Report of International Labour Organisation (ILO) (Overview only); Poverty and Human Development: Estimates of Inequality and Poverty alleviation measures – Human Development Index (HDI), Gender Development Index (GDI), Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) and Happiness Index (HI); Foreign trade: Composition, Direction and Organisation of Trade – Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – Balance of Trade – Balance of Payment – External Debt; Current Affairs.

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