TNPSC Group- 2

TNPSC Group 2 Selection Procedure Details: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC conducts Group 2 (Combined Subordinate Service Examination-I) Examination for the recruitment of various vacancies in Tamil Nadu State Government Departments. Candidates who possess any degree are eligible to apply for the Group 2 (CSSE-I) examination.

Selection Procedure: The selection of candidates for appointment to the interview or non interview posts included in the Group 2 (CSSE-I) Examination will be made in two successive stages.

For Interview Posts:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Oral Test (Interview)
  3. Document Verification

For Non Interview Posts:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Document Verification

Written Examination:

  1. The written examination is of Objective Type, which consists General Knowledge, General English, General Tamil.
  2. Two Types of Question Papers will be set. One is general Knowledge with General Tamil and another one is General Knowledge with General English.
  3. The question paper will be framed in such a way that 100 questions will be on General Knowledge & remaining 100 questions will be either in General English or General Tamil.
  4. The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Tamil and it is of Degree standard, the questions on General Tamil/General English will be set in the respective languages and it is of SSLC standard.
  5. Time duration is 3 hours and maximum marks are 340 (Both Written Exam & Oral Test).
  6. Minimum qualifying marks for selection for written cum oral test is 102 and for only written test is 90 marks.

Oral Test (Interview): Candidates who are qualified in the written examination will be admitted for oral test. Maximum Marks for oral test is 40.

III. Final Selection: The Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together and the post option exercised by the candidates and by following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit. Candidate’s appearance in the Written Examination and for Oral Test is compulsory so as to consider them for Interview Posts. The candidates who are to be considered only for non-interview post, will be summoned for certificate verification after the conduct of oral test.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Age Limit:
Name of the Post Minimum Age (For all)                      Maximum Age
“Others” [i.e Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ] Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all castes
For all posts 18 Years 30 Years No Maximum age limit

Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyar), STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years of service and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.

Scheme of Written Examination (Objective Type):

Subject  Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying marks for selection for all communities
Main 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 90

Note: i. Two types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first (75+25)100 items on General Studies.

  1. The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.
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