11 May 2021

TNPSC General English Study Material

TNPSC General English Study Material pdf:

A complete solution of TNPSC General English Notes/ Study materials for Group 2 and 2A is uploaded and available below. TNPSC Group 2 and 2a examination papers have two sections: 1. General English/ Tamil and 2. General Studies. In general English, a section has 100 a total of 200 Questions and each question has 1.5 marks. As you all know the importance of General Language section in TNPSC Exams. Only the marks you take in the general Tamil/English will determine your success. So read the TNPSC General English study material PDF well to improve your rank in Group exams. TNPSC General English Syllabus and Study Materials PDF are given below, check the useful link below:

TNPSC General English Study Material

TNPSC General English Syllabus for Group 2 and Group 2A Prelims:

General English is 100 questions and it is half of the group 2 syllabus. Candidates can score maximum marks in this part.

SSLC Standard (Objective Type Examination)

Part-A: Grammar

1. Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
2. Choose the correct ‘Synonym’ for the underlined word from the options given Click Here
3. Choose the correct ‘Antonym’ for the underlined word from the options given Click Here
4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix) Click Here
5. Fill in the blanks with a suitable Article Click Here
6. Fill in the blanks with suitable Prepositions Click Here
7. Select the correct Question Tag.
8. Select the correct Tense Click Here
9. Select the correct Voice Click Here
10. Fill in the blanks (Infinitive, Gerund, Participle).
11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object…).
12. Fill in the blanks with correct Homophones.
13. Find out the Error (Articles, Preposition, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Adverb).
14. Select the correct sentence.
15. Find out the odd words (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb).
16. Select the correct Plural forms.
17. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence) – Click Here
18. Identify the correct Degree.
19. Form a new word by blending the words.
20. Form compound words (eg.: Noun+Verb, Gerund+Noun).
21. British English – American English – Click Here

Part-B: Poetry

(a) Figures of Speech
(Alliteration – Simile – Metaphor – Personification – Onomatopoeia – Anaphora – Rhyme Scheme – Rhyming Words – Repetition, etc.)
(b) Poetry Appreciation
(c) Important Lines


1. Life – Henry Van Dyke
2. I am Every Woman – Rakhi Nariani Shirke
3. The Secret of the Machines – Rudyard Kipling
4. The Ant and The Cricket – Adapted from Aesop’s fables
5. No Men are Foreign – James Falconer Kirkup
6. The House on Elm Street – Nadia Bush
7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Robert Frost
8. A Poison Tree – William Blake
9. On Killing a Tree – Gieve Patel
10. The Spider and the Fly – Mary Botham Howitt
11. The River – Caroline Ann Bowles
12. The Comet – Norman Littleford
13. The Stick-together Families – Edgar Albert Guest
14. Special Hero – Christina M. Kerschen
15. Making Life Worth While – George Elliot
16. A Thing of Beauty – John Keats
17. Lessons in Life – Brigette Bryant & Daniel Ho
18. My Computer Needs a Break – Shanthini Govindan
19. Your Space – David Bates
20. Sea Fever – John Masefield
21. Courage – Edgar Albert Guest
22. Team Work – Edgar Albert Guest
23. From a Railway Carriage – Robert Louis Stevenson
24. Indian Seasons – Nisha Dyrene
25. A Tragic Story – William Makepeace Thackeray

Click Here for Detailed TNPSC Group 2 –  General English Part B Poem Study Materials

Part-C: Literary Works


1. His First Flight – Liam O’Flaherty
2. The Tempest – Tales From Shakespeare
3. The Last Lesson – Alphonse Daudet
4. The Little Hero of Holland – Mary Mapes Dodge
5. The Dying Detective – Arthur Conan Doyle
6. Learning the Game (Book Extract) – Sachin Tendulkar
7. The Cat and the Painkiller (An Extract from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) – Mark Twain
8. Water – The Elixir of Life – Sir C.V.Raman
9. The Story of a Grizzly Cub – William Temple Hornaday
10. Sir Isaac Newton – Nathaniel Hawthorne
11. My Reminiscence – Rabindranath Tagore
12. The Woman on Platform 8 – Ruskin Bond
13. The Nose Jewel – C.Rajagopalachari
14. A Birthday Letter – Jawaharlal Nehru

II. Biographies of – Mahatma Gandhi – Jawaharlal Nehru – Subash Chandra Bose – Helen Keller – Kalpana Chawala – Dr.Salim Ali – Rani of Jhansi – Nelson Mandela – Abraham Lincoln
III. General Comprehension

Important Links of TNPSC Group 2:

Important Questions And Answers TNPSC General English PDF:

See below for Group 2 General English Questions and Answers PDF:

TNPSC General English Set 1 Questions and Answers pdf: Download
TNPSC General English Set 2 Questions and Answers pdf: Download
General English Set 3 Questions and Answers pdf: Download
TNPSC General English Set 4 Questions and Answers pdf: Download

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