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Study Materials to Win Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Services Examination

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced the latest Combined Civil Services Examination–II (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services) recruitment notification. TNPSC will appoint the selected candidates to the reported vacancies in 23 different Tamil Nadu government department services as group 2 officers. Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Services recruitment is through a three-stage selection procedure. Candidates should undergo the interview after passing the preliminary, main written tests. Examination fee for Preliminary Test is 100 Indian Rupees.

This article provides the Tamil Nadu Group 2 exam date, cut off marks, date of publishing the short list and rank list, download links for previous year solved question papers, Interview tips, model questions, etc..

The Selection Procedure for Tamil Nadu Government Group 2 Services
It is a three-tier process. It includes an Interview along with written preliminary and main examinations. Minimum marks one should get to pass the Tamil Nadu Group 2 Combined Civil Services Examination preliminary and main examination are given in the chart below.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Preliminary Examination
(Objective Type)
3 Hours 300
Main Written Examination 3 Hours300
Interview and Record _ 40

Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Service Preliminary Exam Syllabus & Study Materials
The preliminary test is for screening purpose only. However, if you cannot pass it, you will not be able to go for mains and Interview. So, passing the Tamil Nadu Combined Civil Service Preliminary examination is very important.

To score above the cut off marks, you need to practice with previous year prelim question papers and expected questions prepared by reputed trainers. You should pick the TNPSC Group 2 Civil Service Prelim Syllabus oriented study materials to score higher than the cut off mark set by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
TNPSC Group II PRELIMINARY Question Bank

The chart provided below explains the latest TNPSC Group 2 Prelim exam syllabus.
Topic Number of Questions Standard of Questions
General Studies 75 Degree Standard
Aptitude and Mental Ability 25 S.S.L.C. Level
General Tamil / General English 100 S.S.L.C. Level


Recommended Rank Files for TNPSC Group 2 Combined Civil Service Preliminary Exam
Right study material is the key factor to win the Group 2 Service examinations conducted by TNPSC. Some of the best textbooks available for students to refer to pass Group 2 Combined Civil Service Preliminary are provided below.
  1. TNPSC Group II PRELIMINARY Question Bank
  2. TNPSC Group II General Tamil (Pothu Tamil) Preliminary Exam Book


Tamil Nadu Government Group 2 Civil Service Prelim Model Questions
By studying the most repeated Tamil Nadu PSC objective questions asked in previous years will increase your chances to score higher marks. Some of the selected TNPSC previous years repeated questions are:
  1. Resting Places of Popular Indian Leaders
  2. Questions From Important Medical Treatment Techniques
  3. PSC Questions From Diseases & Vaccines
  4. PSC Questions From Time and Work
  5. Model Questions From L.C.M and H.C.F Portions

Qualifications to Apply for Tamil Nadu Government Group 2 Posts
  1. Minimum Educational Eligibility

    Those having a Bachelors degree from any University or Institution recognized by the UGC or the State Board can apply. Those having a professional degree can apply for the posts except Industrial Co-operative Officer in the Industries and Commerce Department, Assistant Section Officer in Law Department in Secretariat, Assistant Section Officer in Finance Department in Secretariat, Assistant Section Officer Cum- Programmer in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and Revenue Assistant in the Revenue Department in various Revenue Units.


  2. Age limit to Apply for Group 2 Vacancies

    Except for the post of Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department, the upper age limit for Open Category candidates is 30 years. Upper age limit to apply for the post of Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department is 40 years.

  3. Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in the Tamil language.

Comments

Unknown said…
Is there any fee exemption for girls?
Alex George said…
Except for Destitute Widows, there is no fee exemption for female candidates.
Senthil Raj said…
Hello Sir, I am Senthil and has diploma in automobile. Can I apply?
Alex George said…
@ Senthil Raj

You need a degree to apply for TNPSC Combined Civil Service Interview posts.
Unknown said…

Sir,
Which book is best for tnpsc group 1 for both preliminary and Mains?
Alex George said…
I have added the list of the books to prepare for TNPSC group 1 prelim and mains in the article.