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TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Criteria: TNPSC Group 2 is a state-level exam conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) every year. The exam is conducted with the objective to select the candidates who want to join the civil services of Tamil Nadu. The Group 2 exam is conducted to select the eligible candidates for different posts under Group 2 and 2A. Candidates must understand the eligibility criteria like age limit, education qualifications, etc before applying for the examination. In this article, you will know all the essential information regarding the TNPSC Group 2 exam in detail.

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Overview

A total number of 5529 vacancies have been released by the TNPSC for the Group 2 examination. Go through the below table to get an overview of the eligibility criteria for the Group 2 examination:

Age Limit18 to 30 years for all posts except for the post ofSub Registrar Grade-II – 20 to 30 yearsProbation Officer in the Prison Department – 22 to 40 yearsProbation Officer in the Social Defence Department – 26 to 40 years
Nationality Indian 
Educational QualificationDifferent for each post
Number of attemptsTill the maximum age limit
Experience No prior experience required
Important PointsMentioned below in detail

TNPSC Group 2 Age Limit

The age limit for TNPSC Group 2 is 18 years to 30 years for each post except a few mentioned below:

  • Sub Registrar Grade-II – 20 to 30 years
  • Probation Officer in the Prison Department – 22 to 40 years
  • Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department – 26 to 40 years

According to the eligibility guidelines released by the TNPSC, the age limit for the post of Deputy Commercial Tax Officer is 18 to 30 years. For the candidates with a law degree, the maximum age limit will be 32 years. 

Know how to download the TNPSC Group 2 Admit Card

Age Relaxation: There is no maximum age limit for the candidates belonging to SC/ST, Destitute Widows, Denotified Communities, or any Backward classes for the TNPSC Group 2 exam. 

TNPSC Group 2 Nationality

Candidates applying for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 should be a citizen of India. There are some other guidelines too for the candidates who are residing in foreign countries. The guidelines for the candidates are as follows:

  • Should be a citizen of India
  • Should be a citizen of Nepal/Bhutan
  • Should be a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 to settle permanently
  • Should be a person who has an Indian origin and has migrated from countries like Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Zaire to settle in India permanently.

It is important to understand that the candidates from the state of Tamil Nadu are given more preference than the candidates from the other states of India.

Check steps to download TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key

TNPSC Group 2 Educational Qualifications

Since there are too many posts in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam, the education qualifications for each post are different too. Go through the below table to understand the eligibility criteria of the examination in a better way.

Post NameRequired Educational QualificationPreferential Qualification
Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit DepartmentAny DegreeNA
Audit Inspector in the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department (Audit Wing)Candidates claiming Hindu religion alone are eligible to apply for this position
Deputy Commercial Tax OfficerBachelor’s Degree – BA, B.Sc, B.Com, etc.
Having a degree in Commerce and Law together with a Diploma in Taxation Law
Assistant Inspector of LabourAny degree of science, arts, engineering or commerce degreeM.A or Degree in Social Work
Assistant Section Officer in TNPSCA Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree and a BGL DegreeNA
Assistant Section Officer Cum Programmer in TNPSCM.C.A or Master’s degree in Science (Information Technology / Computer Science)NA
Probation Officer in the Prison DepartmentDegree of B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.O.L., B.B.A, etcM.A., Degree in Criminology/Sociology or a degree in Psychology
Revenue Assistant in the Revenue Department in the various Revenue Units, Executive Officer, Grade-II in Town Panchayats DepartmentAny DegreeNA
Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles DepartmentBachelor’s Degree – BA, B.Sc, B.Com, etc.Diploma in either of these mentioned subjects:
Handloom TechnologyTextile TechnologyTextile processing
Junior Employment Officer (Non- Differently Abled) (Employment Wing), Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled) (Employment Wing)A degree in Science, Commerce or Arts or B.O.L, BBANA
Special Assistant in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anticorruption Department, Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of the Police DepartmentAny DegreeShould have qualified and passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting both by Higher/ Senior Grade in Tamil and English
Senior Inspector-Co-operative Societies in the Registrar of Co-operative Societies departmentShould have qualification in either one of the following:
A Diploma in Rural Services provided by the National Council of Rural Higher EducationA Diploma of Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Degree in one of the following is accepted:
B.A. with Degree in Co-operation; or Higher Diploma in Co-operative ManagementM.A. with Degree in Co-operation; orM.Com. with Degree in Co-operation as one of the subject
Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives in the Department of Industries and CommerceAny DegreeNA
Supervisor/ Junior Superintendent in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing department/ Department of Agricultural Business Any DegreeCandidates should have passed the Government Technical Examinations in Bookkeeping by Higher/Senior Grade
Sub-Registrar Grade-IIBachelor’s DegreeB.L. Degree

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility Number of Attempts

The candidates who want to appear for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can apply for it till the maximum age limit as directed by the TNPSC. In the case of candidates belonging to the SC/ST, or any backward category, there is no maximum age limit set for them. They can apply and appear for the examination as many times they want to.

Read expected TNPSC Group 2 Cut off

TNPSC Group 2 Required Experience

There is no prior experience required for the candidates except the fulfillment of the other requirements like age limit and educational qualifications. If in any case, the candidate is not fulfilling the requirement of age limit and educational qualifications then it will result in disqualification of the candidate from the selection process.

TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility – Important Points

The mentioned below are some important points that a candidate should keep in mind before applying for the examination.

  • Candidates should have 10+2 qualifications from a recognized institute by the Tamil Nadu state government.
  • Candidates should fulfill the age limit criteria which is 18 to 30 years. In the case of SC/ST, or any Backward category there is no maximum age limit.
  • Candidates should have an appropriate degree or preferential degree to appear for the examination as per the guidelines issued by the Tamil Nadu state.

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TNPSC Group 2 Eligibility FAQs

What is the age limit for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022?

The age limit is 18 to 30 years for all posts except for Sub-Registrar Grade-II (20 to 30 years), Probation Officer in the Prison Department (22 to 40 years), and Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department (26 to 40 years).

Can a 12th pass student apply for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022?

Yes, many departments of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam are open for candidates having 10+2 qualification.

Is there any age relaxation for the SC/ST category?

Yes, for the SC/ST, or any backward category there is no maximum age limit. They can apply as many times they want to.

What is the experience required for the candidates to appear for the TNPSC Group 2 exam?

There is no prior experience required for the candidates to appear for the examination.

What is the total number of vacancies released by the TNPSC for the Group 2 exam?

A total number of 5529 vacancies has been released by the TNPSC for the Group 2 exam 2022.

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