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TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process – The candidates who are preparing for the examination should know the selection process. It will help them to know each stage of the selection in a better way. Read this article completely to get all the important information regarding the TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process 2022 in detail.

TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process 2022

There are three stages of the selection process of the TNPSC Group 2. The selection of the candidates depends on the marks obtained by them in each of these stages. 

  • Stage 1: Prelims Exam (Written)
  • Stage 2: Mains Exam (Written)
  • Stage 3: Oral Test

Stage 1 – Exam Pattern For TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam (Written) 2022

Candidates who are preparing to get selection, have to appear for the Prelims exam. It is the first stage of the TNPSC Group 2 Selection. This test will be an objective type written test. Go through the below table to understand the pattern of the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam 2022:

Subject Total Number of QuestionsTime Duration
General Awareness75
General English/General Tamil100
Aptitude and Mental Ability25
Total2003 hours

Some of the important points regarding the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam are:

  • The TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam is conducted for 300 marks.
  • The minimum qualifying mark for the prelims exam is 90 out of 300.

Stage 2 – Exam Pattern For TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam (Written) 2022

Only those candidates who qualified for the TNPSC Group 2 prelims exam will be eligible for the Mains exam. The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam is divided into two parts i.e., Paper I and Paper-II. Candidates who qualified for the Mains Paper-I with minimum qualifying marks will be eligible for the Paper-II. Go through the below table to understand the pattern of both the papers of the TNPSC Group 2 Mains exam:

Subject Total MarksTime Duration
Tamil to English Translation
English to Tamil translation



Precis Writing
Comprehension
Essay Writing (General)
Letter writing (Official)
Total100 marks3 hours

Important points to note for the Group 2 Mains Paper-I:

  • The minimum qualifying marks for the mains exam is 40 out of 100.
  • Marks of the Mains exam will not be included in the merit list.
Subject Total MarksTime Duration
General Studies (Descriptive)300 marks3 hours

Some important points to note for the Mains Paper-II are:

  • The mode of the Mains Paper-I will be fully either in English or in Tamil only.
  • The minimum qualifying mark for Paper-II is 90 out of 300.
  • Marks will be included in the merit list.

Stage 3: Exam Pattern For TNPSC Group 2 Oral Test 2022

This is the third and final stage of the TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process. Candidates who successfully qualified for the two stages i.e., Prelims and Mains will be eligible for this stage. The oral test is conducted for only those candidates who are appearing for the Group 2 posts. The total weightage of the oral test will be 10% of the total marks obtained by the candidates. This test is conducted for the purpose to check the personality of the candidates for the post they are applying for. The time limit of the TNPSC Group 2 Oral Test is not fixed. It varies from candidate to candidate.

The final result of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 will be announced after the Oral Test. And the merit list will be made after adding the marks of the mains and oral tests.

TNPSC Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates who are willing to get successful selection for the TNPSC Group 2 posts, should also know the eligibility criteria. It will help them to know whether they are eligible for the post they are planning to appear for or not. Go through the below table to get an overview of the eligibility criteria for the TNPSC Group 2 posts.

Post NameMinimum Age LimitMaximum Age Limit
Sub-Registrar Grade- II20 years30 years
Probation Officer in the Prison Department22 years40 years
Probation Officer in the Social Defence Department26 years40 years
For all other posts18 years30 years

Previous Year Cut-off Marks

Knowing the cut-off marks will help the candidates to evaluate the chances of their selection for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022. The cut-off marks vary from category to category. The official cut-off marks for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 is to be announced soon. So, go through the below table to evaluate the cut-off marks for the Group 2 Exam 2019:

Category Male Female 
GEN161158
SC153150
ST144140
Backward Class (BC)159157
Most Backward Class (MBC)156154
BC (M)151148
SC (A)149142

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TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process 2022 FAQs

How many stages are there for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam?

There are mainly three stages: (i) Prelims Exam (ii) Mains Exam and (iii) Oral Test.

What is the pattern of the TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam?

The TNPSC Group 2 Mains Exam is generally conducted in two parts – Paper-I and Paper-II. You can check the details of each paper in this article.

What is the total time duration for the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam?

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam is conducted for a time duration of 3 hours.

Is the knowledge of the Tamil language needed for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam?

Yes, candidates should have knowledge of the Tamil language as in the Mains Exam the translation paper and descriptive paper will be conducted in English and Tamil language.

What is the minimum qualifying mark for the TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam?

The minimum qualifying mark for the prelims exam is 90 out of 300.

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