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TNPSC Group 2

What is TNPSC Group-2?

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) to shortlist candidates for recruitment to various Civil Services in Tamil Nadu. The commission conducts CCSE-II exam for different posts released under Group 2 and 2A. The significance of TNPSC Group 2 and TNPSC Group 2A can be defined as under:

  • Group 2 (Interview Posts)

    Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of preliminary exam, main written exam and oral test (interview)

  • Group 2A (Non-Interview Posts)

    Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2A is done based on marks obtained in them in the written exam only.

TNPSC Group 2 Highlights

Exam NameTNPSC Group 2 (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2)
Conducting BodyTNPSC
Exam LevelState
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration180 minutes
LanguageTamil & English
Exam PurposeSelection of candidates for civil services posts in Tamil Nadu
Exam Helpdesk No.044-25332833
Official Website

TNPSC Group-2 Important Dates

TNPSC Group-2 Exam Events Dates
Release of notification
to be announced
Last date for submission of online application form
to be announced
Preliminary exam (Group 2)
to be announced
Written exam (Group 2)
to be announced

TNPSC Group-2 Qualification

  • TNPSC Group-2 Eligibility Criteria

    Given below is TNPSC Group-2 eligibility criteria 2019 for posts included in Combined Civil Services Examination–II (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services)

  • Educational Qualification

    Given in the table below is essential as well as a preferential educational qualification that candidates need for different posts

Name of the post Educational Qualification Preferred Qualification/
Technical Qualification
Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department
Any Degree
Assistant Inspector of Labour
A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or Engineering
M.A., degree in Social Work
Assistant Section Officer Cum Programmer in TNPSC
M.C.A or Master’s degree in Science (Information Technology / Computer Science)
Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC
A Master’s Degree. or A Bachelor’s Degree and BGL Degree
Audit Inspector in the Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department
Any Degree
Persons professing Hindu Religion alone are eligible to apply for this post.
Deputy Commercial Tax Officer
Bachelors Degree - BA, B.Com, B.Sc, B.Lit, etc
Degree in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation Law
Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles Department
Degree in B.A., or B.Sc., or B.Com. or
A diploma in Handloom Technology or Textile Technology or Textile processing
Junior Employment Officer (Non- DA) (Employment Wing), Junior Employment Officer (DA) (Employment Wing)
A degree in Arts or Science or Commerce or B.O.L, BBA
Probation Officer in Prison Department
A degree of B.A., or B.Sc., or B. Com., or B.O.L., or B.B.A.,
M.A., degree in Criminology or Sociology or a degree in Sociology or Psychology
Revenue Assistant in the Revenue Department in the various Revenue Units, Executive Officer, Grade-II in Town Panchayats Department
Any Degree
Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Department of Registrar of Co-operative Societies
Any Degree / A Diploma in Rural Services awarded by the National Council of Rural Higher Education. or A Diploma of Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
M.A., Degree in Co-operation; or (ii) M.Com., Degree with Co-operation as one of the subject; or (iii) B.A., Degree in Co-operation; or (iv) Higher Diploma in Co-operative Management
Special Assistant in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anticorruption Department, Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of the Police Department
Any Degree
Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting both by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English
Sub-Registrar, Grade-II
Bachelor’s degree
Preference shall be given to persons who possess a B.L. degree
Supervisor / Junior Superintendent in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing / Agricultural Business Department
Any Degree
Government Technical Examinations in Book- keeping by Higher / Senior Grade.
Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives in the Industries and Commerce Department
Any Degree

Age Limit for TNPSC Group - 2

Name of the Post Minimum Age limit (for all categories) Maximum Age Limit for “Others” (applicants not belonging to SC, SC (A), ST, MBC/ DC, BC and BCM)
For all posts (except Sub-Registrar Grade – II, Probation Officer in Prison Department and Social Defence Department)
18 Years
30 Years
Sub-Registrar Grade- II
20 Years
Probation Officer in Prison Department
22 Years
Probation Officer in Social Defence Department
26 Years
40 Years

TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process

  • Preliminary exam (written)

    Candidates applying for the exam need to appear for preliminary exam, which is an objective-type written test

  • Mains exam (written)

    Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam need to appear for the mains exam, which is a descriptive written test

  • Oral test (interview)

    Candidates qualifying the mains exam need to appear for the oral test conducted in the form of an interview

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