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TNPSC Group 2 Exam Cut Offs - Complete Details

The Combined Civil Services Examination-II (CCSE-II) is conducted by the Public Service Commission of Tamil Nadu to recruit candidates for various Civil Services vacancies in different state government departments. These examinations are conducted annually to recruit Group 2 and Group 2 A posts, now combined as Group 2 exams. The commission has released a notification of vacancies of more than 1500 CCSE-II vacancies in 2021. It is also issued on the official website (www.tnpsc.gov.in) of the commission. 

This article will provide you with the previous year's TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off, expected cut-off, and other relevant details.

TNPSC- Group 2 Examination: Overview

Name of Examination conducting BodyTamil Nadu Public Service Commission 
Name of the ExaminationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 Examination 
Examination typeState Level Examination 
Frequency of the examination Annually 
Selection process3 stage selection process:
Preliminary Examination 
Main Examination 
Interview (only for Group 2 posts)
Mode of examination Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
LanguageEnglish and Tamil
Total MarksPreliminary- 300 marksMains- 300 marksInterview- 40 marks
Type of jobGovernment job
Placement Tamil Nadu
TNPSC Helpline No.044-25332833
Official website www.tnpsc.gov.in

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Group 2 Examination: Important TNPSC Dates

EventsExam Date 
TNPSC Group 2 Notification23 February 2022
Start of the Application process 23 February 2022
Last date submit the application form23 March 2022
Release of Admit cardTo be notified (15 days before the examination)
Preliminary Examination Date21 May 2022
Preliminary Examination resultTo be notified 
TNPSC Group 2 Mains Examination DateTo be notified 
TNPSC Group 2 2022 Mains ResultTo be notified 
Certificate VerificationTo be notified 
CounselingTo be notified 

TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off

Cut-off marks are marks that a candidate must secure to qualify to the next level of the selection process. The commission will release the TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off marks only after the online examination process is over. The cut-off marks change each year due to various factors.

TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off 2019

CategoryMaleFemale
General161158
BC159157
MBC156154
BC(M)151148
SC153150
SC(A)149142
ST144140

TNPSC Group 2 Expected Cut off 2022

The expected cut off marks for TNPSC Group 2 2021 recruitment is given below:

CategoryMaleFemale
General162157
BC160156
MBC159155
BC(M)154148
SC154149
SC(A)150146
ST148142

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How to check TNPSC- Group 2 cut off marks:

Candidates can follow the below-given steps to check the TNPSC- Group 2 cut off marks:

Step 1: Go to the official website of TNPSC- www.tnpsc.gov.in

Step 2:Click on the notification tab

Step 3: Search for the TNPSC Group 2 cut-off.

Step 4: Click on that link.

Step 5: Log in to the site with your registration number and date of birth.

Step 6: You now have the TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off displayed on the screen.

Step 7: Download and save it to your computer for future reference.

Calculation of expected marks from the TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off:

There are a total of 200 questions in the Prelims paper, which hold 300 marks. To calculate the marks, first, you should know the weightage of each question.

Factors affecting TNPSC Group 2 cut off:

The cut-off marks are different for each year. The variation in the cut-off marks takes place considering different factors. These factors are as follows :

Number of Vacancies

The number of vacancies to be filled has an essential role in the cut-off being low or high. If the number of vacancies is high, the cut-off would be lower. But, if there are only a few vacancies available, the cut-off marks will be high due to an increase in competition.

Number of Candidates appearing for the Examination

The higher the no. of candidates appearing for the exam, the cut-off too will increase. If the no. of candidates appearing is less, then the cut-off will also be below.

Difficulty Level of the Examination

The level of difficulty of the question paper also affects the calculation of the cut-off. The more difficult the questions paper, the lower the cut-off marks, whereas an easier question paper will have higher cut-off marks.

The performance of candidates

If the average performance of the candidates is higher than the qualifying marks, then the cut-off marks will increase.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for the TNPSC Group 2 Cut off

TNPSC will announce the minimum qualifying marks while releasing the official notification of the TNPSC Group 2 recruitment examination. The commission will be recruiting for both the interview and non-interview posts; the qualifying marks will differ according to the posts. Below are the minimum qualifying marks based on each category:

Qualifying Marks For TNPSC- Group 2 Preliminary Examination 

SubjectMinimum Qualifying Marks
Preliminary Exam90

Qualifying Marks For TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Paper I Examination

SubjectMinimum Qualifying Marks
Mains Exam Paper I25

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Qualifying Marks For TNPSC- Group 2 Mains Paper II Examination

For Interview PostsFor Non- Interview Posts

Mains: written Examination- 300 Marks

Oral Test- 40 marks
Total Marks- 340

Mains: Written examination – 300 marks.
Total marks- 300 marks.
Minimum Qualifying marks for all communities- 102 out of 340Minimum Qualifying Marks for all communities- 90 out of 300.

Conclusion:

If you are an aspirant for the TNPSC- Group 2 posts, a tentative idea of the cut-off will be to your advantage as it will help you prepare for the exam with a fixed target in mind. Since the final cut-off will be announced by the authority only after the examination is over, you will have to rely on the previous year's cut-off marks. Decide on an expected TNPSC Group 2 Cut Off marks by calculating the last cut-off marks and start preparing diligently for the exam.

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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