Group IIA Services(Non – Interview posts):

Age Limit:

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


Note: Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (Arunthathiyars), STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs, BCMs (i.e. others) who have put in five years and more of service in the State/ Central
Government are not eligible to apply, even though they are within the age limit.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification.

Sl.No Name of the Post Educational Qualification Technical Qualification
1. Personal Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Public
Service Commission
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.
Sl. No Name of the Post Educational Qualification
1. Assistant in Commissioner of
Revenue Administration
A degree of
B.A./B.Sc./ B.B.M/ B.Com. of any
University/ B.O.L of Annamalai
University/ B.B.A of Madurai Kamarajar
University/ B.Litt. of Madras University/
Bharathiyar University.
2. Assistant in the
following departments
Civil Supplies and
Consumer Production,
Industries and Commerce, Land
Administration, Land
Reforms, Prison, Medical
and Rural Health Services,
Transport, Registration, Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj,
Backward Classes, Fisheries,
Technical Education, National
Cadet Corps, Public
Health and Preventive Medicine,
School Education, Vigilance and
Anti-Corruption, Survey
and Land Records, Urban
Land Ceiling and Urban Land Tax
Departments, Divisions of
Commercial Taxes and Tamil Nadu
Public Service Commission
Any Degree
3. Planning Junior Assistant,
Tamil Nadu State
Planning Commission
A degree of
B.A./ B.Sc./B.Com. of any University.
4. Assistant in Finance
Department in the
Tamil Nadu Secretariat
A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
or Economics or Statistics of any
University or Institution recognised
by the University Grants Commission
5. Lower Division Clerk in
Tamil Nadu Legislative
Assembly Secretariat
B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com. of any University
recognised by the University Grants
6. Junior Co-operative Auditor A degree of
B.B.M. Degree or B.Com. Degree
or B.Com (Computer Application)
Degree or B.A. (Co-operation) Degree
or B.A. (Economics) Degree or B.A.
(Corporate Secretaryship) Degree or
B.B.E. Degree awarded by any University.


1. The said prescribed educational qualification for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th, HSC, UG Degree and PG Degree.
2. Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should furnish the details of evidence for such claim when called for, failing which their application will be summarily rejected.


The group 2 examinations of the TNPSC are conducted for the recruitment to various posts across several services in the state of Tamil Nadu. While the written examinations are just the initial stage of selection, the overall selection process involves several stages, depending on the type of post for which the interview is being conducted. The TNPSC examination consists of two kinds of selection procedures. First is for the Combined Subordinate Service Examination I (Group 2) and the second is for the group 2A. The selection process has been described below in short.

For Interview posts

  • Written Examination
  • Oral test (Interview)

For non-Interview posts

  • Written examination
  • Document verification

Written Examination

The written examination is the first stage of the selection process which is also mandatory to be eligible for any post in the services. The salient features of the written examination have been mentioned below.

  • It is totally objective type paper, having two sections- General knowledge and General English or General Tamil as the candidate may choose.
  • The candidates have the choice of opting for either General English or General Tamil while the General Knowledge section is mandatory for all candidates.
  • There are 100 questions in each section and the prescribed time limit is a total of three hours while the total marks that can be obtained is 340 (Both written and oral sections)
  • The standard of questions will be general in the general knowledge part while it will be up to SSLC standard in the General English or Tamil part.
  • In order to qualify for the next level, a candidate must score 102 in oral and written combined or 90 marks in just the written section in order to be considered for the next stage.

Oral Test or the Interview

The oral test or the interview is taken for knowing the personality and the mentality of the candidate which helps the interviewers to gauge the suitability of the candidate for the relevant post. Candidates need to cross the first barrier, the written test, in order to be considered for the interview. The maximum marks in the interview are 40 and any candidate scoring well in this part can score well in the overall terms.

Final Selection

The final selection list is prepared after the written and oral tests have been done for the candidates and it is done on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates in both the tests. This, along with the position for which the candidate has applied, is taken into consideration while making appointments in various offices. All the rules of reservation and exemptions are also applied in this stage and a final selection list is prepared for selected candidates as well as some who have been kept in waiting. For the interview posts, both written and oral exams are mandatory while for non-interview posts, a proper verification of documents and certificates is enough after the candidate has been selected.