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TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus

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TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus

Group II Services (Preliminary Examination) Syllabus

General Studies and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test:

UNIT – I ­ General science

Physics:  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    ‐  electronics  &  communications  ‐  Heat,  light  and  sound‐Atomic  and  nuclear physics‐Solid State Physics‐Spectroscopy  – Geophysics  ‐ Astronomy and space  science.

Chemistry: Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts ‐ Oxidation and reduction  –  Chemistry  of  ores  and  metals  ‐Carbon,  nitrogen  and  their  compounds‐Fertilizers,  pesticides,  insecticides‐Biochemistry  and  biotechnology‐Electrochemistry‐Polymers  and plastics

Botany: ­ Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living  organism‐Nutrition  and  dietetics‐Respiration‐Excretion  of  metabolic  waste‐Bio‐ communication

Zoology: ­ Blood and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics  the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene,  Bio‐ diversity and its  conservation‐Human  diseases,  prevention  and  remedies‐Communicable  diseases  and  non‐  communicable  diseases‐Alcoholism  and  drug  abuse‐Animals,  plants  and  human  life‐
UNIT ­ II. Current Events
History, Political Science, Geography, Economics and science
UNIT – III Geography ­

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 18 pattern,  livestock  &  fisheries‐Transport  &  communication‐Social  geography  population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐Climate  change ‐ impact and consequences  ‐ mitigation measures‐Pollution Control

UNIT – IV History and culture of India

Pre‐historic  events  ‐Indus  valley  civilization‐Vedic,  Aryan  and  Sangam  age‐Maurya  dynasty‐Buddhism  and  Jainism Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis‐ 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‐Unity  in  diversity  –race,  colour,  language etc


Constitution of India ‐  Preamble to the constitution ‐  Salient  features  of  constitution  ‐ Union, State and  territory  ‐  Citizenship‐rights amend  duties  ‐    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  ‐ Civil services in  India etc


Nature of Indian economy ‐  Five‐year plan models‐ an  assessment  ‐  Land  reforms  &  agriculture  ‐  Application  of  science  in  agriculture  ‐ Industrial  growth  ‐  Capital  formation  and  investment‐Role  of  public  sector  &  disinvestment‐Development of infrastructure‐ National income ‐  Public finance & fiscal  policy ‐  Price policy & public distribution‐ Banking, money & monetary policy ‐ Role of  Foreign  Direct    Investment  (FDI)  ‐ WTO‐globalization  &  privatization etc


National renaissance‐ Early uprising  against  British  rule‐1857  Revolt‐  Indian  National  Congress  ‐  Emergence  of  national  leaders‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji ‐Growth of militant movements ‐Different modes  of  agitations‐Era  of  different  Acts    &  Pacts‐World  war  &  final  phase  struggle  ‐  Communalism  led  to  partition‐  Role  of  Tamil  Nadu  in  freedom  struggle  ‐  Rajaji,  VOC,  Periyar, Bharathiar  & Others ‐ Birth of political parties /political system in India since  independence etc


Conversion of information  to  data  ‐  Collection,  compilation  and  presentation  of  data  ‐  Tables,  graphs,  diagrams‐ Parametric  representation  of  data‐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‐ Behavioral  ability  ‐  Basic  terms,  Communications  in  information  technology  ‐ Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ‐ Decision making and  problem solving

Logical Reasoning:  Puzzles  –  Dice  ‐  Visual  Reasoning‐  Alpha  numeric  Reasoning‐  Number Series ‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

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General Tamil / General English


  • Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in
  • Column B
  • Fill in the blanks with suitable Article
  • Select the correct Question Tag
  • Select the correct Tense
  • Select the correct Voice
  • Comprehension
  • Select the correct Plural forms

  • Figures of speech
  • Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • Important lines from Poems
  • Questions on the Biography of
  • Questions on Shakespeare’s
  • Questions from Oscar Wilde’s
  • Dr. Karl Paulnack
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Comprehension Questions from description of Places
  • British English – American English
Authors and their Literary Works

  • Match the Poems with the Poets
  • Which Nationality the story belongs to?
  • Identify the Author with the short story
  • Whose Auto biography / Biography are this?
  • Whose Auto biography / Biography are this?
  • What is the theme observed in the literary works?
  • Famous Quotes – Who said this?
  • To Which period the Poets belong
  • About the Dramatists
  • Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from

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Group II Services (Main Examination) Syllabus

General Studies (Degree Standard)

UNIT 1. Role and impact of science and technology in the development of India and Tamil Nadu

 Nature  of  universe  ‐  General  scientific  laws  ‐  Scientific  instruments  ‐ Inventions  and  discoveries    ‐    National  scientific  laboratories  ‐  Science  glossary  Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Force, motion and energy Heat, light and sound ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Atomic and nuclear physics  ‐ Astronomy and space science ‐ Elements and compounds

UNIT 2 Administration of Union and States with special reference to Tamil Nadu

State government organization ‐ structure, functions and control mechanism‐District administration ‐ role in people’s welfare oriented programmes‐Industrial map of Tamil Nadu ‐‐ role of state government‐Public Services etc

UNIT 3 Socio ‐ Economic Issues in India/Tamil Nadu

Population Explosion‐ Unemployment issues in India & Tamil Nadu‐ Child Labour‐ Economic Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation‐ Rural and Urban (c) Corruption in public 52 life ‐ Anti ‐Corruption ‐measures ‐ CVC, Lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, CAG.‐Illiteracy‐ Women Empowerment – Role of the Govt. in Women Empowerment etc

UNIT 4 Current issues at National Level and UNIT 5 Current issues at State Level

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TNPSC Group 2 Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type):

Group 2 exam is Objective Type. In this Scheme Two types of question papers will be set. One is General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability Test and second one is General Tamil / General English.

Subject  Duration Maximum 
Pre Written Examination (Single
Paper) General Studies
(Degree Standard) (75 items)
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)
General Tamil / General English
(S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items)
3 Hours 150
150= 300

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Scheme of Main Examination (Objective Type):

Subject  Duration Maximum
marks for
selection for
Main Written Examination
General Studies
(Degree Standard)
(Descriptive Type)
Interview and Record
3 Hours 30040 102
Total 3 Hours 340

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TNPSC Group 2 Study Material:

Here we provide popular and recommended books for TNPSC Group 2 Exam Preliminary cum Mains Preparation.

1. Preliminary Cum Mains Preparation Books

State Board books are considered as primary source of TNPSC Exam question setting for all Examination. So you should study following school text books.

  • Social Science Books – 6th to 10th Std
  • Science Books – 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
  • Polity – 11th,12th Political Science
  • Economy – 11th,12th Economics Books
  • Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
  • Indian Culture – 12th Indian Culture Book

2. History

  • J.Dharmarajan’s Tamilnadu History
  • Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

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3. Indian Polity

  • Lakshi Kanth – Indian Polity

4. Indian Economy

  • Pratiyogita Darban’s Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh’s Book

5. Geography

  • Oxford School Atlas
  • Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography

6. Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)

  • Tamilndu Language

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7. Current Affairs

  • The Hindu, Dinamani,
  • Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy’s Civilpedia (any one of these magazine)
  • Yojana/Thittam

8. Science & Technology

  • Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

9. India Year Book by Government of India

10. English Test

  • Objective General English by R.S. Agarwal


  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
  • Objective Arithmetic – R. S. Agarwal

12. Guide Books for General Studies:

  • Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson

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