What is TNPSC Group-2

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) to shortlist candidates for recruitment to different services in Tamil Nadu. The commission conducts CCSE-II exam for different posts released under Group 2 and 2A. The significance of TNPSC Group 2 and TNPSC Group 2A can be defined as under:

Group 2 (Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2 is done on the basis of preliminary exam, main written exam and oral test (interview)
 Group 2A (Non-Interview Posts): Selection of candidates for vacancies released under Group 2A is done on the basis of marks obtained in them in the written exam only
Check TNPSC Group 2 vacancies.


TNPSC Group 2 Main Result 2019
TNPSC Group 2 Result (2017-18) declared
TNPSC Group-2 exam pattern and syllabus 2019 revised
TNPSC Group-2 notification has not been released yet. As per the annual planner released by the commission earlier, TNPSC notification for Group-2 and 2A services was scheduled to be released in May, 2019. However, the notification for the exam is awaited. Read: TNPSC Group 2 notification 2019 is likely to release in October
TNPSC Group 2 Highlights
Exam Name

TNPSC Group 2 (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2)

Conducting Body


Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

180 minutes


Tamil & English

Exam Purpose

Selection of candidates for civil services posts in Tamil Nadu

Exam Helpdesk No.


Official Website


Important TNPSC Group-2 Exam Dates 2019
Candidates can go through some important TNPSC Group-2 exam dates below:

TNPSC Group-2 Exam Events

TNPSC Group-2 Exam Dates

Release of notification

to be announced

Last date for submission of online application form

to be announced

Preliminary exam (Group 2)

to be announced

Written exam (Group 2A)

to be announced

TNPSC Group 2 Selection Process
TNPSC selection process for Group-2 services includes the following stages:

Preliminary exam (written): Candidates applying for the exam need to appear for preliminary exam, which is an objective-type written test
Mains exam (written): Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam need to appear for the mains exam, which is a descriptive written test 
Oral test (interview): Candidates qualifying the mains exam need to appear for the oral test conducted in the form of an interview
TNPSC selection process for Group-2A services requires candidates to appear for the written examination only. The final selection is made on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the written test and the post option exercised by them. 

Important FAQs regarding TNPSC Group-2 Exam
Q: Is there a single application form to apply for TNPSC Group 2 and 2A posts?

A: TNPSC releases separate notifications for Group-2 and Group-2A posts. Therefore, candidates need to fill separate application forms to apply for both the groups.

Q: Is TNPSC an independent body?

A: Yes, TNPSC is an independent constitutional body. The Governor of Tamil Nadu appoints the chairman and members of the commission.

Q: What is the recruitment procedure after all stages of the selection process (prelims, mains and interview) are over?

A: TNPSC Group-2 counselling is held at the commission’s office for all the candidates qualifying the oral test/ interview round. In the TNPSC counselling round, candidates are recruited for different posts on the basis of option exercised by them and availability of vacancies.   

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