TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus 2022

19 Feb 2022

TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Exam Syllabus for General English 2022:

Group 2 Examination is conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. Every year a lot of students eagerly wait for Group 2 official notification. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has Revised/ Changed the Syllabus for Group 2 Prelims Examination May 2022. It’s not easy to clear the exam without knowing the TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus 2022. Complete the Syllabus structure given below and also see Study Materials for Group 2 General English given below.

First and foremost is to understand the General English Syllabus Topic-wise before starting preparing. Go through all the topics given in the Syllabus for Group 2. Note the important topics and make a clear study plan, try to prepare an exam based on the study plan prepared. Here is the TNPSC Group 2 New General English Syllabus for the upcoming exam follows.

TNPSC Group 2 General English is of 100 marks(100 questions) objective type SSLC standard. Candidates who choose General English can score more marks if they prepared well. Check the complete TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus below.

For TNPSC Group 2 General English New Syllabus 2022 PDF, check the link – TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus PDF

For TNPSC Group 2 General English Model Question paper 2022, check the link – TNPSC Group 2 Model Question Paper 2022 with Answers in English

Overview of the TNPSC Group 2 Examination:

Topics Details
Name of the Exam TNPSC Group 2 Exam (Combined Civil Services Examination 2)
TNPSC Group 2 Selection Procedure
  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview
Total Marks
  • Prelims – 300 Marks
  • Mains – 300 Marks
  • Interview – 40 Marks
Duration for TNPSC Prelims 3 Hours
Duration for TNPSC Mains
  • Paper 1 – 1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Paper 2 – 3 Hours
Age Limit Min. 21 years and Max. 30 years (age relaxation for BC, MBC, SC, ST)
Medium of Exam English and Tamil Medium
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Interview Offline

TNPSC Preliminary Group 2/ 2A Exam General English 2022 topic:

  • Part-A: Grammar
  • Part-B: Poetry
  • Part-C: Literary Works

TNPSC Group 2 Prelims Revised Syllabus General English:

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 – Click Here
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

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    1. Hi Prathicksha Raja,
      Thanks for your comment. Check the above page for TNPSC Group 2 General English Syllabus PDF.

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