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TNPSC Syllabus 2022: Check for Group 1 to Group 4

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TNPSC Syllabus 2022: The revised syllabus of TNPSC 2022 is issued by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission on the official website. TNPSC 2022 syllabus for the combined civil services is issued for the four groups as per the service categories. Candidates pursuing Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 and Group 4 exams must have a complete understanding of the syllabus issued by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission before preparing for the exam.

There are four groups of TNPSC combined civil service exams i.e Group I to Group IV. There will be two exams for each group i.e Preliminary exam and the main exam. The preliminary exam will be conducted in objective mode, while the main exam will be conducted in a descriptive pattern. This article includes the category wise syllabus of TNPSC 2022 for both preliminary and main exams.

TNPSC Syllabus: Combined Civil Services (Group – I)

Post like Deputy Collector, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category – I), Assistant Commissioner (Commercial Taxes), Deputy, Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Assistant Director of Rural Development, etc comes under the government of Tamil Nadu (group – I) Combined civil services. The CCS Group 1 services are considered as most reputed posts in state government services. To get into these services candidates will have to qualify for the preliminary and main exams. Candidates can check out the TNPSC syllabus 2021 given below to prepare for the exam.

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Prelims

The units covered under the TNPSC Group 1 syllabus 2022 for the preliminary exam as provided by the authorities are given below. 

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Geography of India
  4. History and Culture of India
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
  9. Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  10. Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Group 1 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Main exam

The topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC Group 1 for the main exam are as provided below: 

  1. The modern history of India and Indian culture (Paper – I)
  2. Social issues in India and Tamil Nadu (Paper – I)
  3. General Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC Standard) (Paper – I)
  4. Indian Polity and emerging political trends across the world affecting India (Paper-II)
  5. Role and impact of Science and Technology in the development of India (Paper-II)
  6. Tamil Society ‐ Its Culture and Heritage (Paper-II)
  7. Geography of India with special reference to Tamil Nadu (Paper – III)
  8. Environment, Bio-Diversity and Disaster Management (Paper – III)
  9. Indian Economy – Current economic trends and impact of the global economy on India (Paper – III)

For the details of the TNPSC group – I syllabus Click here.

TNPSC Syllabus: Combined Civil Services (Group – I) Other Services

The exam of combined civil services will be conducted for four posts namely, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Assistant Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department, and District Educational Officer.

The category–wise syllabus of TNPSC Group – I for the combined civil services is as given below:

Category – wise TNPSC Syllabus

Job category as per postLink to download the PDF 
Group – I A Services (Assistant Conservator of Forests)Click here to download the PDF 
Group – I B Services (Assistant Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department)Click here to download the PDF 
Group – I B Services (Assistant Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department) (Written paper Pattern)Click here to download the PDF 
Group – I C Services (District Educational Officer)Click here to download the PDF 

TNPSC Combined Civil Services (Group – II)

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will conduct the group – II exam for the recruitment of various posts. The post which is categorized under the group – II exam of CCS are Industrial Co-operative Officer, Probation Officer, Junior Employment Officer, Probation Officer in Prison Department, Assistant Inspector of Labour, Municipal Commissioner etc. The recruitment for the CCS group – II will be done under the government of Tamil Nadu. The exam syllabus for CCS group – II is given below.

TNPSC Group 2 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Prelims

The candidates must check out the syllabus provided by the authorities for the preparation for the group – II main exam. The topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC Group 2 for the preliminary exam are as provided below: 

  1. General Science
  2. Current Events
  3. Geography of India
  4. History and Culture of India
  5. Indian Polity
  6. Indian Economy
  7. Indian National Movement
  8. History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu
  9. Development Administration in Tamil Nadu
  10. Aptitude and Mental Ability

TNPSC Syllabus: Combined Civil Services (Group – II) Main

The paper for the TNPSC group 2 main exam will be based on the English and Tamil language and translation. The topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC 2022 for the main exam of the group – II are as provided below: 

  1. Tamil to English translation (Paper – I)
  2. English to Tamil translation (Paper – I)
  3. Precis Writing (Paper-II)
  4. Comprehension (Paper-II)
  5. Hints Development (Paper-II)
  6. Essay writing on the following topics from ‘Thirukkural’ (Paper-II)
  7. Letter writing – Official (Paper-II)

For the details of the TNPSC Group – II syllabus Click here.

TNPSC Combined Civil Services (Group – III)

As per the official notification of TNPSC 2022 combined civil services group – III, the state government has announced the recruitment for various posts as Station Fire Officer, Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies, Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Cooperative Societies, Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing), Store-Keeper in Industries and Commerce Department, etc. The selection procedure will be followed by the written exam and oral test as per the authorities. By preparing with the detailed syllabus given below the candidates can easily crack the paper for the CCS group – III exam 2022.

TNPSC Group 3 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Prelims

The list of topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC Group 3 for the preliminary exam is as provided below: 

  1. General Science   
  2. Current Events           
  3. Geography      
  4. History and Culture of India And Tamil Nadu 
  5. Indian Polity  
  6. Indian Economy          
  7. Indian National Movement      
  8. Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests  

TNPSC Group 3 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Main

The list of topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC 2022 for the main exam of the group – III are as provided below: 

  1. General Science   
  2. Current Events           
  3. Geography      
  4. History and Culture of India And Tamil Nadu 
  5. Indian Polity  
  6. Indian Economy          
  7. Indian National Movement      
  8. Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests  

For the details of the TNPSC group – III syllabus Click here.

TNPSC Combined Civil Services (Group – IV)

The exam conducting body has issued the syllabus for the TNPSC 2022 CCS group – IV paper on the official website. For the exam of group – IV, the candidates will have to opt for the section of general Tamil or general English. After clearing the group – IV paper, the candidates will be appointed to the post of Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Officer, Junior Assistant (Non–Security), Junior Assistant (Security), Bill Collector, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, etc. The list of topics covered under the syllabus of the TNPSC Group – 2 CCS paper is given below.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Prelims

The exam conducting authorities have provided the syllabus for the preliminary exam of TNPSC group – IV on the official website. The list of topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC Group 4 for the preliminary exam are as provided below: 

  1. General Science   
  2. Current Events           
  3. Geography      
  4. History and Culture of India And Tamil Nadu 
  5. Indian Polity  
  6. Indian Economy          
  7. Indian National Movement      
  8. Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests  

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus: Combined Civil Services Prelims

The candidates must check out the syllabus provided by the exam conducting body for the TNPSC group – IV exam 2022. The main topics covered under the syllabus of TNPSC 2022 for the main exam of the group – IV are as provided below: 

Grammar (Part – A)

Literature (Part – B)

  • 1. Figures of speech observed in the following Poems
  • 2. Appreciation Questions from Poetry
  • 3. Important lines from Poems.
  • 4. Questions on the Biography of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subash Chandra Bose, Helen Keller, Kalpana Chawla, Dr Salim Ali, Rani of Jhansi, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln
  • 5. Questions on Shakespeare
  • 6. Questions from Oscar Wilde
  • 7. Dr Karl Paulnack
  •  8. Comprehension Questions 
  •  9. Comprehension Questions on the description of Places
  •  10. British English – American English

Authors and their Literary Work (Part – C)

  • 1. Match the Poems with the Poets 
  • 2. Which Nationality does the story belong to?
  • 3. Identify the Author with the short story
  • 4. Whose Autobiography / Biography is this?
  • 5. Which Nationality the does Poet belong to?
  • 6. Characters, Quotes, and Important Lines from the following works of Indian Authors
  • 7. Drama Famous lines, characters, quotes from Julius Caesar – The Merchant of Venice
  •  8. Match the Places, Poet, Dramatist, and Painter with a suitable option
  •  9. Match the following Folk Arts with the Indian State / Country
  •  10. Match the Author with the Relevant Title/Character
  •  11. Match the Characters with Relevant Story Title
  • 12. About the Poets
  • 13. About the Dramatists William Shakespeare – Thomas Hardy
  • 14. Mention the Poem in which these lines occur
  • 15. Various works of the following Authors 
  • 16. What is the theme observed in the Literary works?
  • 17. Famous Quotes – Who said this?
  • 18. To Which period do the Poets belong
  • 19. Matching the Poets and Poems
  • 20. Nature centred Literary works and Global issues Environment and Conservation

For the details of the TNPSC group – IV syllabus in Tamil Click here.

For the details of the TNPSC group – IV syllabus in English Click here.

TNPSC Exam Pattern

As per the exam pattern of TNPSC 2022, the exam will be conducted offline mode. The exam for each group of TNPSC 2022 will be conducted in two stages i.e. at the preliminary stage and the main stage exam. The candidates who will clear the preliminary exam of TNPSC 2022 will be eligible to appear in the main exam. The question paper of most of the preliminary exams will include the objective type questions as per the TNPSC 2022 syllabus. While the question paper of the main exam of TNPSC 2022 will include the descriptive type questions as per the TNPSC exam pattern and syllabus 2022. The exam of combined civil service is divided into four categories as per the TNPSC syllabus 2022. The exam will be conducted in both English and Tamil languages as per the exam pattern of TNPSC 2022.

Below is the frequently asked question about the TNPSC syllabus 2022:

Q1. How should I start preparing for TNPSC?
A. Read regularly a standard newspaper in Tamil. Try to cover current affairs of at least the last year. Concentrate more on Tamilnadu Related General Knowledge. Use comprehensive books list for TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary and Main Exam Preparation.

Q2. What is the syllabus for TNPSC?
A. The detailed syllabus is mentioned in this article please go through it.

Q3. Is TNPSC Group 2 tough?
A. If you strategise your preparations and study with concentration, you will easily crack the tough competition. Most of the aspirants fail to succeed in the TNPSC exam because they could not answer as many questions as possible in a given duration of time.

Q4. Which is an easy bank or TNPSC?
A. TNPSC exam is easy compared to bank exams. It does not have negative marking and the questions asked are of a basic level compared to banking exams.

Q5. How to download the TNPSC syllabus?
A. Visit the Tamil Nadu PSC official website, search for the TNPSC syllabus 2022, and select the download option.

Also check;

TNPSC Group 1TNPSC Group 2
TNPSC Group 4 Result

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