TNPSC Group 2A Exam 2017 – Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has conducted Group 2A 2017 exam on 6th August 2017. TNPSC Group 2AA 2017 is for recruitment against the vacancies in the following posts included in Combined Civil
Services Examination–II (2017-2018) (Non-Interview Posts) (Group-II A Services) [Service
Code No.004]. Check all the information related to the TNPSC Group 2A Exam on this page like application form, eligibility criteria, important dates, selection process.

Latest – Answer key has been released for Written Examination held on 06 Aug 2017. Check on ”Answer Key” page link.

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TNPSC Group 2A 2017

Interested candidates can apply online from the official website of the TNPSC. Candidates are advised to read the complete details of the TNSPC Group 2A Exam before applying.

Vacancy Details

Total Number of Posts – 1148 + 805(*)

Note (*) – Pending Approval of the Staff Committee.

Education Qualification: Candidates must have any Bachelor’s Degree.

Age Limit: 18 to 30 years (As on 01.07.2017). No Maximum age limit for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs and DWs of all castes.

Selection Procedure: The selection will be made on the basis of the marks obtained by the applicants in the written Examination and the post option exercised by the applicants following the rule of reservation of appointments separately for each post and unit.

Application Fee 

  • Registration Fee – Rs. 150/-
  • Examination Fee – Rs. 100/-

How to Apply : Interested candidates can apply online from the official website. Candidates are advised to fill the application form before the last date of the online application.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Start of Online Application 27 Apr 2017
Last date for submission of applications 26 May 2017
Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office 29 May 2017
Date of Written Examination 06 Aug 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualifications on the date of this Notification viz. 27.04.2017.

 Name of the Post Educational Qualification Technical Qualification
(i) Personal Clerk in Secretariat (other than Law and Finance Department)

(ii) Personal Clerk in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

(iii) Steno-Typist in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat

Any Bachelor’s Degree  (i) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting: – both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English(ii) Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Shorthand:- both by Higher Grade in Tamil and English

Provided that if with the qualifications referred to in items (i) and (ii) above are not available, who have passed the following examinations in the order of preference indicated below will be considered for selection namely: –

  • (a) Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Lower Grade.
  • (b) Government Technical Examination in Typewriting and Shorthand in English both by the Higher Grade and Typewriting and Shorthand in Tamil both by the Lower Grade.

(iii) Certificate course in Computer on Office Automation conducted by the Technical Education Department.

Note: Applicants who do not possess the qualification in “Computer on Office Automation” conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation.

Assistant in the various Department (Please refer the Advt given above in Quick Link table) Educational Qualification

Any Bachelor’s Degree

Accountant in Treasuries and Accounts Department  Any Bachelor’s Degree

Other things being equal, preference shall be given to person who holds a degree in Commerce.

Assistant in (Law Department) Secretariat B.L. Degree awarded by any University recognised by the University Grants Commission
Assistant in (Finance Department) Secretariat Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Economics or Statistics
Assistant and Lower Division Clerk in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Any Bachelor’s Degree

Knowledge of Tamil:- Applicants should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Age Limit (As on 01.07.2017)

Name of the Post  Minimum Age (For all) Maximum Age
For Scheduled Castes /Scheduled Caste Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes (Other than Muslim), Backward Classes (Muslims) and Destitute Widows of all castes For “Others”[i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs ]
For All Posts 18 Years No Maximum age limit  30 Years

Exam Pattern

Scheme of Exam (Single Paper) (Objective Type) (Degree Standard)

Duration of Exam: 03 Hours

Subject Maximum Marks  Minimum Qualifying marks for selection
(Single Paper) (Objective Type)

General Studies (Degree Standard) (75 items) Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Std.) (25 items) +

General Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Std.) (100 items) (Total – 200 items)

150+150 = 300  90

Note:-

  • Applicants are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the language part of the Paper.
  • The questions on General Studies will be set both in English and Tamil and the questions on General Tamil / General English will be set in the respective languages.

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