TNPSC Group II A Services Exam Syllabus. TNPSC Combined Civil Service Examination II (CCSE II A Services) Exam.
What is the syllabus for Group 2 TNPSC Exams?
The TNPSC (Tamilnadu Public Service Commission) was established in the year 1923 for examine the salaries of people working for the Indian Civil service. The TNPSC exams are conducted, as per requirements, in order to recruit people to provide services to the state.
The TNPSC has recently invited candidates for the post of Village Administrative Officer. Applicants should have passed S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent to qualify the eligibility criteria. The aspirants can appear for exams that have attained the age of 21 years. The upper age limit is 40 years. It is also important to pass the TNPSC language certificate test for those who did not have Tamil as a subject in school.
How do TPSC exams cover the school syllabus?
A person who has passed S.S.L.C exams is eligible for appearing in the exams; hence. the TNPSC exams cover the school syllabus till the 10th standard. The State Board books are considered for setting the TNPSC exam question papers.
The TNPSC exam for the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO) was conducted in June, 2014.
Revised Syllabus for Group 2 Exams:
Unit 1 General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (6th to 10th standard)
Unit 2 Current Affairs: History, Geography, Latest scientific inventions, Political Science, Economics (6th to 10th standard)
Unit 3 Geography (11th and 12th standard)
Unit 4 History and Culture of India and Tamil nadu (11th and 12th standard)
Unit 5 Indian Polity (11th and 12th standard)
Unit 6 Indian Economy
Unit 7 Indian National Movement
Unit 8 Aptitude and Mental Ability test
The questions are objective type with options to choose from. The question papers are in two types:
• General Knowledge Paper in Tamil :100 marks
• General Knowledge Paper in English : 100 marks
The examination takes place for three hours. You can obtain the list of books to be referred for preparation by visiting the site URL: http://www.tnpscportal.in/2013/07/tnpsc-group-2-exam-books-list-new-syllabus.html.
All TNPSC exam papers include questions on Tamil Grammar which includes Past, Present and Future tense, active and passive voices, Nouns, meaning of words, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension, error correction, plurals, and degrees of Comparison etc.
Previously, the candidates were allowed to answer the 100 marks Tamil Grammar and literature paper with an option to write 100 questions in English Grammar.
Revised pattern of Question Paper
The revised pattern has a choice of answering 100 questions on Tamil Heritage, history, culture and literature in either English or Tamil. The number of questions in Tamil has been cut down to include more aptitude based questions. Such revisions have raised a lot of disagreement among many.
According to the former chairman of TNPSC, R.Natraj, in the former pattern, sometimes English paper turned out to be very easy whereas the Tamil grammar paper had tough questions. The revised syllabus gives the aspirants a chance to choose the best for themselves; either answers English or Tamil questions. Many of them can turn this opportunity into an advantage to score well.
The aspirants should study all subjects thoroughly and should not read any new topic a day before exams. One should revise all portions once. One should be clear about the venue of the examination and should make prior arrangements for reaching the place on time. Aspirants should carry enough pencils and pens required to answer the exams as sharpening a pencil in the exam hall will eat into your answering time.
Last but an important advice is that one must not chat with friends or enter into last minute studies or discussions. A cool mind with a positive attitude will help one concentrate well while answering the paper.
Related Articles: Download TNPSC Group IIA Services Exam Hall Ticket