TNPSC Group 2A exam 2017 notification out, applications start

On April 27, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) issued the notification for filling as much as 1,953 vacancies through Combined Civil Services Examination-II (2017-18). All these vacancies fall under Group-2A services and there will be no interviews for filling these posts. Read more about everything you should know before applying for the TNPSC Group 2A recruitment 2017.

The official notification (no. 10/2017) was released by TNPSC on April 27 that mentions to fill Group 2 services posts. The notified vacancies include 1,148 posts of Assistant, Lower Division Clerk, Personal Clerk and Steno-Typist in Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service, Tamilnadu Commercial Taxes Department, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service and Tamil Nadu Test Book and Educational Services Corporation.

Around 805 vacancies have also been notified under Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service in the same notification, however, these vacancies are pending approval of the Staff Committee. The applicants can check the exact number of vacancies under each department through the notification.

Application: The online applications were opened on Thursday, while the last date for submission of application is May 26. As per the rules framed by TNPSC, all the applicants are required to pay the one-time registration fee of Rs. 150, those who have already registered are exempted from the same.

Fee: The applicants will also have to pay the examination fee of Rs. 100 at the time of submitting the online applications. The candidates belonging to SC, ST, PH categories are exempted from paying the exam fee. The examination fee can be paid by online mode through Net banking/ Credit Card/ Debit card or by offline mode at SBI/ Indian Bank/ Post office within 2 days from the date of submission of online application. Last date for payment of fee through Bank or Post office is May 29.

Age Limit: The age limit for TNPSC Group 2A recruitment is 18 to 30 years, however, there is no maximum age limit for the applicants from SC, ST, and most backward classes.

Eligibility: The applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree for filling application of TPSC Group 2 recruitment. For some posts, technical qualification is also necessary, the applicants are advised to go through the official notification for detailed information. Apart from educational qualification, the applicants should also possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

Selection: The Commission will conduct a written exam on August 6 across 32 districts in which all the applicants will be invited. The exam will consist of a single paper of 300 marks. There will be 200 questions equally divided among two sections: General Studies, Aptitude & Mental Ability; and General Tamil/ General English.

The candidates will be required to secure minimum qualifying marks in the written exam in order to be considered for further selection process. The minimum marks will be 90 for all the candidates.

Note: The applications for TNPSC Group 2A recruitment can be filled from any of the official websites:, or

The applicants can also take the printout of their application, however, they are not required to send the printout of online application or any other supporting document to the Commission. Verification of documents will be done only after the exam.

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