TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2024, Check Prelims Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Admit Card and More

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2024: Preliminary Exam on 14th September 2024, Main Exam date to be announced later, offering opportunities in Tamil Nadu's Group 2 and 2A services.

by P Nandhini

Updated Jun 20, 2024

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2024, Check Prelims Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Admit Card and More

TNPSC Group 2 Exam Date 2024

The TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2024 is scheduled to conduct its Preliminary Examination on 14th September 2024 from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This exam serves as the initial screening phase for candidates aiming to join various Group 2 and 2A services in Tamil Nadu.

Those who qualify for the Prelims will advance to the Main Examination, the date for which will be announced later. The Main Examination is a more detailed assessment that follows the Prelims, focusing on comprehensive understanding and subject knowledge.

Candidates must prepare accordingly for both stages to maximize their chances of success in this competitive state-level examination.

Notification PDF

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TNPSC Group 2 Exam Overview

Exam Stage Details
Preliminary Exam Date & Time: 14th September 2024, 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Subjects General Tamil or General English (100 questions), General Studies (75 questions), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (25 questions)
Type Objective type
Duration 3 hours
Main Exam Date: To be announced after Preliminary Exam results
Type Descriptive type
Subjects Detailed syllabus to be provided later
Interview Conducted for certain posts based on Main Exam performance
Application Correction Window Dates: 24th July 2024 (12:01 AM) to 26th July 2024 (11:59 PM)
Official Website
Notification PDF Available on the official website with detailed instructions and eligibility criteria

Important Dates

Event Date
Date of Notification 20th June 2024
Last date and time for submission of online application 19th July 2024, 11:59 PM
Application Correction Window 24th July 2024 (12:01 AM) to 26th July 2024 (11:59 PM)
Date and time of Preliminary Exam 14th September 2024, 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Date of Main Exam To be announced later at the time of Preliminary Exam results

Exam Pattern

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General Tamil (S.S.L.C. Standard) or General English (S.S.L.C. Standard) 100 300 3 Hours
General Studies (Degree Standard) 75    
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (S.S.L.C. Standard) 25    

  • General Tamil or General English: Candidates choose either General Tamil or General English, with 100 questions totaling 300 marks.
  • General Studies: Consists of 75 questions at the degree standard.
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test: Includes 25 questions based on S.S.L.C. standard.

Selection Process

The selection process for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam involves multiple stages to thoroughly evaluate candidates' qualifications and abilities:

Preliminary Examination:

  • Objective-type questions.
  • Screening test to shortlist candidates for the Main Examination.
  • Subjects include General Tamil or General English, General Studies, and Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests.

Main Examination:

  • Descriptive-type questions.
  • Detailed assessment covering various subjects as per the syllabus.
  • Candidates must qualify for the Preliminary Exam to proceed to this stage.

Interview (for certain posts):

  • Conducted based on performance in the Main Examination.
  • Evaluates candidates' communication skills, subject knowledge, and suitability for the position.

The selection process aims to identify the most capable candidates for appointment to Group 2 and 2A services in Tamil Nadu.

Admit Card

The admit card for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is a crucial document that candidates must carry to the examination center. Here are the details regarding the admit card:

Release Date:

  • The admit card for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam is expected to be available in September 2024. Specific dates will be announced closer to the exam date.

Downloading Procedure:

Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of TNPSC ( Here's how to download it:

  • Visit the official TNPSC website.
  • Look for the link or section related to "Download Admit Card" or "Hall Ticket."
  • Enter your registration ID and password/login credentials generated during the application process.
  • Once logged in, navigate to the admit card section and download it.
  • Verify all details on the admit card including your name, exam center details, and exam timings.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC.
  • Register on the One Time Registration (OTR) platform if not already registered.
  • Log in using your registration ID and password.
  • Fill out the online application form with accurate personal and educational details.
  • Upload scanned copies of the photograph and signature as per the specified dimensions.
  • Pay the application fee online through the provided payment gateway.
  • Verify all details before final submission of the application.
  • Take a printout of the submitted application form for future reference.
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