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Group II exam comes next to Group I, wherein the candidates are recruited for gazetted positions serving under Group I officials. The competition is skyrocketing for Group II exams as well like Group I exam. To crack any competitive exam, the candidates must practice more than what they study. It is very true in case of Group II exam also. Unlike most other competitive exams, the TNPSC exams do not have negative marking. The candidates should make use ofthis option to their favour. To clear Group II exam, the candidates must attend as many tests as possible.

The Group II (Interview) exam is conducted in Three Phases The Preliminary The Mains The Interview level.

The Group II (Non-Interview) exam is conducted in Single PhasesThe Preliminary level.

Group I (Interview Post)

  • Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (DCTO)
  • Sub Registrar
  • Probation Officer in the Prison Department
  • Assistant Inspector of Labour
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Assistant Section Officer in Law Department/TNPSC/Finance Department/Various Departments in Tamil Nadu Ministerial service/ Secretarial Service
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
  •  Special Assistant in Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department
  • Audit Inspector in Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives
  • Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies

For Interview Post

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

Group II (Non-Interview Post)

  • Deputy Commercial Tax Officer (DCTO)
  • Sub Registrar
  • Probation Officer in the Prison Department
  • Assistant Inspector of Labour
  • Junior Employment Officer
  • Assistant Section Officer in Law Department/TNPSC/Finance Department/Various Departments in Tamil Nadu Ministerial service/ Secretarial Service
  • Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
  •  Special Assistant in Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department
  • Audit Inspector in Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
  • Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives
  • Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies

For Interview Post

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

Combined Civil Services Examination –II

General Studies (Preliminary Examination) Topics for Objective Type

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for All Communities
Preliminary Examination(Objective Type)

General Studies (Degree Standard) (175 items)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items)

(Total - 200 items)
3 Hours30090

Combined Civil Services Examination –II

Main Written Examination (Descriptive type)

PAPER - I

Title 1 - Tamil to English translation

Title 2 - English to Tamil translation

PAPER - II

Title 1 - Precis writing

Title 2 - Comprehension

Title 3 - Hints Development

Title 4 - Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’

  • Significance as a Secular literature
  • Relevance to Everyday Life
  • Impact of Thirukkural on Humanity
  • Thirukkural and Universal Values - Equality, Humanism, etc.
  • Relevance to Socio - Politico - Economic affairs
  • Philosophical content in Thirukkural

Title 5 - Letter writing - Official

Syllabus for Examination

History, Culture and Heritage of Tamil Nadu

Note[This syllabus applies for Paper-I (Title 1 and 2) and Paper-II (only for Titles 1 to 3 given above)]Note

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.
1.5
Socio-Economic History - Overseas trade - evidence from classical literature like "Pattinapalai".
1.6
Rationalist Movements - Dravidian Movement and Self Respect Movement.
1.7
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.
1.8
Feminism – Socio - feminism, Literary feminism - Different Concepts and Perceptions.
1.9
Contemporary Tamil Language - Computer Tamil Diction - Legal Tamil - Tamil as Administrative Language - New genres.

Scheme for Main Written Examination

PAPER – I(S.S.L.C. Standard)

(Duration: 1 Hours 30 Minutes)

Sl. No.TitleNumber of questions to be askedMarksTotal MarksRemarks
1.Tamil to English Translation22550Total Marks -100 Minimum Qualifying Marks – 25

(Answer sheets of the candidates who do not secure minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I will not be considered for the evaluation of Paper-II)
2.English to Tamil Translation22550

PAPER – II(Degree Standard)

(Duration: 3 Hours)

Sl. No.TitleNumber of questions to be askedMarksTotal MarksRemarks
1.Precis Writing32060Total Marks – 300

(This part has to be answered fully in Tamil or in English alone)(Marks secured in Paper-I will not be considered for selection. Marks secured in Paper-II alone will be considered for selection.)
2.Comprehension32060
3.Hints Development32060
4.Essay Writing on ‘Thirukkural’32060
5.Letter writing (Official)32060

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