TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus 2020: TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Revised Syllabus PDF

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Syllabus 2020: TNPSC exam board has revised TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Syllabus for 2020 !!! Direct link available here to download the TNPSC Group 2 Revised Syllabus 2020 PDF. Candidates who are preparing for the TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam shall check here the updated revised syllabus details.

Every year Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced a lot of notifications for the recruitment of various levels of posts. Among that one of the most important notification among the aspirants is Group 2 & 2A. Consequently, every year a lot of aspirants have applied and appeared for the recruitment drive. For this year the commission will announce the Group 2 & 2A notification in short due course. Meanwhile the commission had changed the TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020. This changes have been announced officially through their official site. So candidates who have already prepared/preparing currently/going to prepare for the Group 2 & 2A notification shall check here the TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Revised Syllabus PDF 2020.

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Model Question Paper Based on Revised Pattern & Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Revised Exam Pattern 2020

The commission has also changed the Group 2 & 2A Exam Pattern. Here we have given the revised exam pattern for your reference.

The commission will conduct the selection process based on

(i) Preliminary Exam

(ii) Main Exam

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam Pattern 2020: Preliminary Exam

Section No of Questions Max Marks Duration Minimum Qualifying Marks
(i) General Studies
(Degree Standard)
(175 items)(ii) Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard) (25 items)
200 300 03 Hours 90


TNPSC Group 2 & 2a Revised Exam Pattern 2020: Main Exam

S.No Sections No of Questions Marks Total Marks Remarks Marks
Part – A
1 Tamil to
2 25 50 Total Marks -100 Total
2 English to
2 25 50
3 Precis Writing 2 20 40 Total Marks – 200
4 Comprehension 2 20 40
5 Hints
2 20 40
6 Essay Writing
on ‘Thirukkural’
2 20 40
7 Letter writing
2 20 40



  • Main Exam is a descriptive paper.
  • You will write the exam through the pen & paper.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Part-A will be 25. Candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Part A will not be considered for the evaluation of Part B).
  • There is no Minimum Qualifying Marks prescribed for the Part- B. This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone.

TNPSC Group 2 Revised Syllabus 2020: Prelims

(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.

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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 & 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.

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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.

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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

(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.

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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 & 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 Main Exam Revised Syllabus 2020:

1 – Tamil to English translation

2 – English to Tamil translation

3 – Precis writing

4 – Comprehension

5 – Hints Development

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

7 – Letter writing – Official

TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Revised Syllabus 2020:

History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu

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

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

1.2 Sangam Period Literature along with the historical events related to Language Development.

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

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

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