The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released the revised and updated syllabus for Combined Civil Services Examination – II. In addition to the syllabus, Commission has also released the model question paper for both Preliminary and Main examinations. Candidates desiring to apply for the application must go through the revised syllabus from the official website tnpsc.gov.in. To download the same, take a look at the steps given below.
Step 1- Go to the official website of TNPSC at tnpsc.gov.in
Step 2- Under the ‘Recruitment’ menu, click on ‘Syllabus’ and then click on ‘Revised Syllabus’
Step 3- Scroll down the page and find ‘Combined Civil Services Examination – II (Group-II and IIA)
Step 4- Click on ‘(Revised) Scheme and Syllabus’ and ‘Model Question Paper (Preliminary and Mains)’
Step 5- They will be displayed in a new tab
Step 6- Download and save the same for future reference.
Direct Links to Download TNPSC Revised Syllabus and Model Question Paper
|Revised Scheme and Syllabus||Click Here|
|Model Question Paper (Preliminary Examination)||Click Here|
|Model Question Paper (Main Written Examination)||Click Here|
The preliminary examination will follow an objective-type pattern and will be held for a duration of 03 hours. The exam will have a maximum of 300 marks while the qualifying marks for all communities is 90. A total of 200 questions will be asked. There will be three papers namely:
- General Tamil or General English (SSLC standard) – 100 questions
- General Studies (Degree standard) – 75 questions
- Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC standard) – 25 questions
This will be followed by the Main written examination of descriptive type. There will be two papers in this stage and will have a duration of 03 hours each. Paper I will have a maximum of 100 marks with 40 as qualifying marks. On the other hand, Paper II will have a maximum of 300 marks with the qualifying marks being 90.
This will be a mandatory Tamil Eligibility paper of SSLC standard. It will include translation, precis writing, comprehension, hints development, essay writing (general), letter writing (official) and knowledge in the Tamil language.
The second paper will be a degree-standard General Studies paper following a descriptive type pattern. This paper has to be answered fully in English or Tamil. Please note that answer sheets for Paper II of those candidates who fail to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper I will not be considered.