TNPSC Group 2A

TNPSC Group 2A Non Interview Exam Pattern

General Studies (Degree Standard)    – 75 Questions
Aptitude and  Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)  – 25 Questions
General Tamil / General English (SSLC Standard)  – 100 Questions

Total Questions – 200 Questions

Total Marks – 300 Marks

Minimum Qualifying Mark – 90 Marks

Time Duration : 3 hours

Important Dates

Date of Notification: 12th October 2015

Last date to Apply: 11th November 2015

Date of Exam: 24th January 2016





Name of the Post

Age limit (For all)
Maximum Age Limit
“Others”[i.e        Candidatesnot belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ] Scheduled          Caste         /Scheduled                   Caste(Arunthathiyars),    ScheduledTribes,          Most      BackwardClasses         /       DenotifiedCommunities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all castes
1 For all posts 18 Years 30 Years No Maximum age limit


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Exam Fee

Application Cost: Rs.50/-

Examination Fee: Rs 75/-


General Studies Examination (Objective Type)


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 ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.

Chemistry: Elements and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides

Botany: Main Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

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 noncommunicable diseases


History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who?

Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐

Geography Geographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐

Economics Current socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector

Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication


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 pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐


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, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.


Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory ‐ 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‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.


Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council


Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐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—


Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐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 Decision making and problem solving‐Logical Reasoning‐ Puzzles‐Dice‐Visual Reasoning‐Alpha numeric Reasoning‐Number Series‐ Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences


Educational Qualification

TNPSC Group 2a 2015 Educational and Technical Qualifications
SL.NO Name of the Post Educational Qualification Technical Qualification
1 Personal Clerk inTamil Nadu PublicService Commission Bachelor’sDegree (i) Must have passed the GovernmentTechnical Examination in Typewriting:-both by Higher Grade in Tamil andEnglishand(ii) Must have passed the Government

Technical Examination in Shorthand:-

both by Higher Grade in Tamil and


Provided that if candidates with the

qualifications referred to in items (i)

and (ii) above are not available,

candidates who have passed the

following examinations in the order of

preference indicated below will be

considered for selection namely: –

(a)Government Technical Examination

in Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil

both by the Higher Grade and

Typewriting and Shorthand in English

both by the Lower Grade.

(b)Government Technical Examination

in Typewriting and Shorthand in

English both by the Higher Grade and

Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil

both by the Lower Grade.

(iii) Certificate course in Computer on

Office Automation awarded by the

Technical Education Department.


Candidates who do not possess the

qualification in “Computer on Office

Automation” conducted by the

Technical Education Department

may also apply. If selected they should

acquire such qualification within the

period of their probation.

2 Assistant inCommissioner ofRevenue Administration Educational QualificationA degree ofB.A.,orB.Sc.,or

B.Com., of any University


B.O.L of Annamalai University


B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar



B.Litt., of Madras University




B. Litt., of Bharathiyar University

3 Assistant in thefollowing departmentsCivil Supplies andConsumer Production,Industries andCommerce, Land

Administration, Land

Reforms, Prison, Medical

and Rural Health

Services, Transport,

Registration, Rural

Development and

Panchayat Raj,

Backward Classes,

Fisheries, Technical

Education, National

Cadet Corps, Public

Health and Preventive

Medicine, School

Education, Vigilance and

Anti- Corruption, Survey

and Land Records,

Urban Land Ceiling and

Urban Land Tax


Divisions of Commercial

Taxes and Tamil Nadu

Public Service


Any Degree
4 Planning JuniorAssistant,Tamil Nadu StatePlanning Commission A degree ofB.A.,orB.Sc.,orB.Com., of any University
5 Assistant in FinanceDepartment in theTamil Nadu Secretariat A Bachelor’s degree inCommerceorEconomicsorStatistics

of any University or Institution recognised by the University

Grants Commission

6 Lower Division Clerk inTamil Nadu LegislativeAssembly Secretariat B.A.,orB.Sc.,orB.Com.,of any University recognised

by the University Grants Commission

7 Junior Co-operativeAuditor A degree ofB.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree or B.Com (ComputerApplication) Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree or B.A.(Economics) Degree or B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship)Degree or B.B.E. Degree awarded by any University


Departmentwise Vacancy

Sl.No Name of the Post and Code Service Vacancies Pay Scale
1 Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission(Post Code No:1082) Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service 1 Rs.5200-20200+ Grade
Pay R62800/-(PB1)
Assistant in Various Department in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
2 Assistant in Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department(Post Code No:1026)  











Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

36 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
3 Assistant in Industries and Commerce Department(Post Code No:1027) 40 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
4 Assistant in Commissioner of Revenue Administration DepartMentPost Code No 1010 11 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
5 Assistant in Land Administration Department(Postcode No 1011) 8 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
6 Assistant in Land Reforms Department (Postcode No:2204 1 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
7 Assistant In Prison Department (Post Code No: 2205) 16 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
8 Assistant In Medical and Rural Health Services Department(Post Code No: 2207) 213 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
9 Assistant in Transport Department (Post Code No:2216) 35 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
10 Assistant In Registration Department (Post Code No. 2218) 59 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
11 Assistant in Rural Development Panchayat Raj Department (Post Code No: 2257) 403 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
12 Assistant in Backward Classes Department(Post Code: 2259) 32 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
13 Assistant in Fisheries Department (Post Code No: 2261) 45 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
14 Assistant in Technical Education Department (Pea Code No: 2263) 62 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
15 Assistant in NCC Department(Post Code No: 2772) 6 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
16 Assistant In Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department(Post Code No: 2273) 136 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
17 Assistant in School Education DepartmentPost  Code No 2274 76 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
18 Assistant in Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption Department(Post Code No: 2277) 7 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
19 Assistant in Survey and land Records Department(Post Code No:2280) 105 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
20 Assistant in Urban Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax Department(Post Code No: 2281) 41 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Assistant in the Divisions of Commercial Taxes Department
21 Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Post Code No: 1025)  


Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service

14 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
22 Commercial Taxes. Chennal (South I Division(Post Cod. No: 2208) 56 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
23 Tiruchirappalli Division (Post Code No: 2203) 29 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
24 Salem Division(Post Code No: 2210) 10 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
25 vellore Division (Post Code No: 2211 10 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
26 Coimbatore Division (Post Code No. 2212 45 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
27 Madurai Division (Post Code No 2213 15 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
28 Tirunelveli Division (Post Code No: 2214 12 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2800/-
Assistants in Various Department in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Secretariat Service /Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service / Cooperative Subordinate Service
29 Planning Junior Assistant, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commissionpost Code 1031) Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service 2 Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2600/-
30 Assistant in Finance Department (Post Code No:1077 Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service 26
31 Assistant In Tamil Nadu Public Service CommissionPortend, No: 1081 2
32 Lower Division Clerk inTamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Post Code No:1086) Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service 1
33 Junior Co-operative Auditor in the Co-operative Audit Department (Post Code : 1016 Tamil Nadu Cooperative Subordinate Service 298+10* Rs 5200 – 20200 +
Grade Pay Rs.2400/-
  Total 1863

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