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TNPSC Group 2 Application Form - Complete Process

TNPSC Group 2 Exam, conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, is a state-level exam conducted offline. The official notification was released on 23 February 2022. The Preliminary exam will be conducted on 21 May 2022. The total number of vacancies is 5529, including interview and non-interview vacancies. Let's have a look at the entire TNPSC Group 2 Application Form and understand the steps to apply for the post here –

Important Dates and Registration Process

The TNPSC Group 2 Application form 2022 will be released by the Tamil Nadu State Government in September 2022. Below are the steps to register for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022.

The following table shows the important dates relevant to the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 

TNPSC Group 2 ExamExam Dates
Release of notification23 February 2022
Last date for submission of the online application form23 March 2022
Preliminary exam21 May 2022
Written examTo be announced

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Registration for TNPSC Group 2 Application form 2022

Check step by step procedure to register for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022.

Step 1: Registration for TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022

The login to the exam form requires a registration ID. The candidate must generate "One Time Registration" on the official website of TNPSC https://www.tnpscexams.in or www.tnpsc.gov.in, which will be valid for five years. Once registration is done, no further registration is required until the earlier is valid. The registration fee is Rs 150, and the exam fee is Rs 100 that is exempt for SC/ST/BC/MBC candidates. After every five years, this OTR has to be renewed by payment of a prescribed fee.

New users can follow the steps for registration:

  • Visit www.tnpsc.gov.in or www.tnpscexams.in
  • Select New User Login
  • Create Login ID through Email and a password you want.
  • Enter the personal details, including the contact number and verify the same.
  • Upload documents of Signature and Photograph.
  • Pay registration fee through Debit/Credit card or NEFT.

Step 2: Fill the TNPSC Group II A Services Application Form

  • Go to https://apply.tnpscexams.in/otr and select registered user.
  • Sign in by entering your login ID and password.
  • Click on Current Application
  • Click on Apply Now.
  • Click TNPSC Group 2 Service Post.
  • Enter and verify your educational qualifications, address, and exam centre details.
  • Check and confirm the details.
  • Check the box- I agree to submit the online application and then click proceed.

Step 3: Pay TNPSC Group 2 Exam Fee

You can select any of the below modes for payment: Credit Card, Debit Card, NEFT, and proceed further to make payment. OTR Registration Fee is Rs 150, whereas TNPSC Group 2 A application form fee is Rs. 100.

Step 4: Check the application Status

To check the TNPSC application status, the candidate will log in to the site with the credentials. If the status shows as accepted by TNPSC, only then the application will be further processed. If not, then the candidate has to look into the matter and correct the form.

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Pre-requisites while filling the TNPSC Group 2 application form

The details in the TNPSC Group 2 application form are to be filled with utmost care. There are some things to be kept handy while filling the form to avoid any last-minute rush. The below points will help you get things straight before starting the process.

  • Linking of Aadhaar Card with One Time Registration (OTR)

This is a mandatory process, and the personal data and biometrics will be used only for authentication purposes. It is mandatory to link Aadhaar Card to OTR for any further process related to OTR like renewal, new OTR, etc.

  • Check the Validity of OTR

The candidate must make sure that the OTR is valid or at least it is renewed on time if expired. Without OTR, the online application cannot be filed.

  • Photograph and Signature
  1. The attachments require a photograph and a signature, scanned and named as ‘Photograph.jpg' and ‘signature.jpg' with a file size of 20-50KB and 10-20KB, respectively with a DPI resolution of 200.
  2. Keep these ready for upload while submitting the online application form.
  3. The photograph must contain the candidate's name along with the photograph's date at the bottom 1.5 cm in length.
  4. The picture must occupy a balance of 3 cm of the entire photo of size 4.5 cm.
  • OTR is different from application

OTR is different from the online application form. OTR serves as a dashboard for the authentication of the candidate. However, the login details for the application remain the same as that of the OTR. However, the applicant needs to follow a separate process to apply for the TNPSC Exams by clicking on ‘Apply' before the respective exam name on the official website. You can also reset the password of OTR only once.

  • Valid Email ID and Mobile Number

All the communications from the commission are sent on the email Id and Mobile Number provided by the candidate. 

  • Details to be furnished

Correct details about the SSLC Register Number and Certificate Number, Month and Year of passing (Final Year in case of multiple years mark sheets available), Medium of instruction, and the Name of the Board that issued the certificate. Changes can be done only with the approval of the Commission and that too before applying for the exam. 

  • Selection of Exam Centre

Candidates are permitted to choose two district centers as their preferences for the examination, except for the applicants with benchmark disability (differently-abled), who can choose only one exam center.

Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC Group 2 Exam

These are some points of instruction that need to be understood by every candidate to know if they are eligible for the application.

  1. Is eligible as per the provisions of sec 20(7) of the Tamil Nadu government servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016.
  2. Must have completed 18 years of age as of 1 July 2022. The maximum age limit is 32 years for general candidates. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) or Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes (Muslim) or most backward classes or Denotified Communities, there is no maximum age limit.
  3. Candidate must fulfil required minimum educational qualification and experience as mentioned for the post.
  4. For direct recruitment, the candidate must not be already in service of the government as of the notification of vacancy.
  5. The candidates must fulfil the physical fitness conditions.
  6. They must have sufficient knowledge of Tamil.
  7. In two conditions, a person is considered to be not associated with Government service:
  • When a continuous term period of 5 years is not completed from the date of appointment.
  • Belongs to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) or Scheduled Tribes or Backward Classes (Muslim) or most backward classes or Denotified Communities.

Conclusion

The instructions to fill the TNPSC Group 2 Application form 2022 are detailed on the official website. Candidates are advised to check the same before considering the application. Also, for any wrong information produced by the candidates during any stage of the process, the Commission reserves the right to cancel the application outright and take necessary actions. Only for the processed applications, corresponding Hall Tickets will be released on the Official Website in the given time.

FAQs

What is the total number of vacancies that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022?

There are over 5529 vacancies for the interview and non-interview posts that need to be filled by the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021.

What is the age limit for appearing in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The age limit is between 18 to 32 for general category candidates. However, for SC/ST/BC/MBC, there is no upper age limit.

What are the fees required to be paid by the candidates for TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

The candidates need to pay the following two fees –
One-time registration fees – Rs. 150/-
TNPSC Group 2 Exam Fees – Rs. 100/-.
The exam fee is exempted for SC/ST/BC/MBC category candidates.

How can the candidates file the application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The application form for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2021 can be filed on the official website of the Tamil Nadu public service Commission.

What are the cut-off marks for the prelims TNPSC Group 2 Exam? +

Minimum 90 marks are required to clear the TNPSC group 2 prelims exam and qualify for the mains exam.

Can the TNPSC group 2 exam be cleared on the first attempt? +

Yes, the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be cleared in the first attempt. A proper study plan is required, and the preparation needs to be done according to that study plan.

What are the changes in TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The following are the key changes in the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022:
There has been a merger in the TNPSC exams where group 2 and group 2A exams have been merged, known as Group 2 exams. The new syllabus has been released for the same.
After the merger, there will be TNPSC Group 2 Exam for the interview and non-interview posts. However, the syllabus of the two stages, the prelims, and the mains will be the same for both posts.
A new TNPSC Group 2 Exam syllabus has been announced in which there will be 100 questions for General Tamil / General English, 75 questions of General studies, and 25 questions of Aptitude and Mental Ability in the Prelims Exam.
Students can opt for General English or General Tamil in Prelims. Mandatory Tamil Eligibility Paper added as Paper I & General Studies added as Paper II in Mains

How can the admit card be downloaded for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022? +

The admit card for the TNPSC Group 2 Exam can be downloaded from the official website by providing the application ID and the date of birth.

How can the candidates check their TNPSC Group 2 Exam results? +

The result of the TNPSC Group 2 Exam 2022 can be checked by visiting the official website and clicking on the result link. Upon entering their registration number, the result will display the rank obtained and the cut-off marks on the screen

What is the TNPSC Group 2 Exam date 2022? +

TNPSC Group 2 Exam date 2022 is 21 May 2022.

What is the last date to download TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2022? +

The last date to download TNPSC Group 2 Answer Key 2022 is 3 June 2022 until 5.45 pm.

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