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varsha.crazy 06:26 PM March 30th, 2012
I want solved question paper of TNPSC group 2 exam because I have applied for the exam and preparing for the exam. Please give me the papers or any website from where I can download the papers from there.

Sumit Bhardwaj 07:18 PM April 14th, 2012
You are looking for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 model question paper so I am attaching model question paper in pdf format. You can free download this pdf file.
Attached: TNPSC Group 2- Model Test Paper 2009.pdf (69.9 KB) TNPSC Group 2- Model Test Paper.pdf (328.4 KB) 
Parthieee 09:51 PM November 12th, 2012
I am studying electrical engineering final year what are the jobs for me through tnpsc...and how to apply for junior engineer in tneb pls say
shabnams 12:10 PM March 8th, 2013
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 (CSSE-1) recruitment contict a written test and oral test/interviews.

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission recently conducted the Group I services written examinations on 16th February 2013

TNPSC Group 2 Model Question Paper 2012 - Written Test Details - The written Exam includes the three subjects as given below:
General Knowledge
General English
General Tamil

Here I am attaching PDF files that have question papers.
Attached: TNPSC group 2 question paper.pdf (387.5 KB) TNPSC group 2 question paper 2.pdf (65.1 KB) 
Sashwat 11:30 AM February 16th, 2014
The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a central agency established in 1923 by the Constitution of India that acts to ensure future capability and sustainability within the Public Service in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC Group II Question Papers are as follows:

1. A shopkeeper sells 10 toffees for a
rupee, gaining thereby 20%. How
many did he buy for a rupee?
A. 11 C. 15
B. 12 D. 13
2. If 2A=3B=4C, then A : B : C is
A. 2 : 3: 4 C. 6 : 4 : 3
B. 4 : 3 : 2 D. 3 : 4 : 6
3. If the selling price of an article is
times of its cost price, then the
profit percentage is
A. 33
the ratio becomes 5 : 7. The
numbers are
A. 3, 5 C. 15, 25
B. 12, 20 D. 18, 30
5. Median of x = {10, 2, 14, 5, 8, 16} is
A. 8 C. 10
B. 9 D. 11
6. Which one of the following
properties is not satisfied by mean?
A. It is a simple measure
B. It is easy to compute
C. It is a stable measure
D. It is not affected by extreme
7. If L and S are the largest and
smallest values of a data, then the
range is measured by the formula
A. L + S C. S – L
B. L – S D. LS
8. If the standard deviation of {x1, x2,
x3} is 2, then the standard deviation
of {x1 +5, x2+ 5, x3 + 5} is
A. 0 C. 5
B. 2 D. 7
9. Which one of the following is not
A. CPU is a hardware
B. WRITE is a FORTRAN command
C. VDU is software
D. DIR is a computer command
10. What is the decimal equivalent for
A. 12 C. 32
B. 22 D. 42
11. IDBI is a subsidiary of
A. Reserve Bank of India
B. State Bank of India
C. National Bank for Agriculture and
Rural Development
D. None of these
12. What type of Bank rate is followed
in India?
A. Discount rate
B. Penal rate
C. Accommodate rate
D. None of these
13. Statutory meeting relates to
A. Private Company
B. Foreign Company
C. Public Company
D. Chartered Company
14. Which is the most activity-wise
small scale industrial unit in Tamil
A. Food processing
B. Textile processing
C. Metal processing
D. Paper processing
15. Which district stands first in the
ratio of male-female in Tamil Nadu?
A. Madurai
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Tuticorin
16. The author of the book Ain-i-Akbari
A. Abul Fazl
B. Amir Khushru
C. Abul Faizi
D. Nizamuddin Ahmed.
17. Match List I correctly with List II
and select your answer using the
codes given below:
List I
a. Raja Rammohan Roy
b. Swami Vivekananda
c. Dayananda Saraswati
d. Madam Blavatsky
List II
1. Arya Samaj
2. Ramkrishna Paramahamsa
3. Brahmo Samaj
4. Theosophical Society
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 2 1 4
D. 4 1 2 3
18. Choose the correct statement :
A. Kashi Central Hindu College was
established in 1891
B. Aligarh Movement was started
by Muhammed Ali Jinnah
C. Aligarh Muslim University was
established in 1920
D. Visvabharati University was
started by Devendranath Tagore.
19. Which one of the following is not
correctly matched?
A. Bhagat Singh – “Delhi Chalo”
B. Dayanand Saraswati – “Go back
to Vedas”
C. Gandhiji – “Untouchability is a
D. Nehru – “Long years ago we
have made tryst with destiny”
20. From the names given below,
identify the name of the first Prime
Minister of India :
A. Rajaji
B. B.R. Ambedkar
C. Rajendra Prasad
D. Jawaharlal Nehru
21. MISA was passed in
A. 1950 C. 1970
B. 1963 D. 1971
22. Prime Minister of India is
A. the leader of the Rajya Sabba
B. the leader of the Lok Sabha
C. the leader of the masses
D. none of them
23. The retirement age of a Supreme
Court Judge is
A. 60 years
B. 64 years
C. 62 years
D. 65 years
24. Which of the following languages
is not included in the Eighth
Schedule of the Indian
A. Urdu C. English
B. Sanskrit D. Sindhi
25. In which conference, in the year
1944, the Justice Party was
reorganised into Dravidar
A. Madras
B. Kancheepuram
C. Madurai
D. Salem
26. Which model is the base for the
First Five-Year Plan?
A. Lewis model
B. Mahalanobis model
C. Harrod-Doman model
D. Keynesian model
27. The Deputy Chairman of the
Planning Commission
A. is the Prime Minister
B. is the Planning Minister
C. holds the rank of a Cabinet
D. is an economist of repute.
28. The headquarters of World Health
Organisation is located at
A. Geneva C. New York
B. Washington D. London
29. What is the purpose for which the
treasury bills are issued?
A.Very short term liability of the
B. Short term liability of the
C. Mid-term liability of the
D. The commercial paper market
30. The ICICI promotes
A. private sector
B. public sector
C. joint sector
D. co-operative sector
31. Who was the last of the later Chola
A. Raja Raja III C. Kulottunga III
B. Rajendra III D. Veera Rajendra
32. ‘Man is a social animal’ – Who said
A.Comte C. Aristotle
B. Spencer D. MacIver
33. Folkways are mostly dealt with by
A. Summer C. Spencer
B. Comte D. MacIver
34. Which one of the following
introduced the process of
Aryanization in Tamil language?
A. Sanskrit elements
B. British aspects
C. Western elements
D. Varnas
35. One of the founders of the Justice
Party was
A. P.T. Rajan
B. C.N. Annadurai
C. K. Kamaraj
D. Bhaktavatsalam
36. The Constitution of India was adopted
A. 25th August, 1947
B. 26th January, 1950
C. 26th November, 1949
D. 11th January, 1948
37. How many representatives are
being sent by the union territories
to the Lok Sabha?
A. 10 C. 25
B. 20 D. 45
38. Which one of the following Articles
of the Constitution of India directs
State Government to organise
Village Panchayat?
A. Article 51 C. Article 48
B. Article 40 D. Article 32
39. The President of India is elected for
A. life C. 5 years
B. 4 years D. 6 years
40. In the Lok Sabha who discharges
the duties of the Speaker during
his absence?
B. Home Minister
C. Finance Minister
D. Deputy Speaker
41. Who was the first Muslim ruler of
A. Iltutmish
B. Balban
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Mahmud of Ghazni
42. When was the ‘National Museum’
established in Delhi?
A. 1947
B. 1949
C. 1948
D. 1950
43. Which one of the following is
correctly matched?
A. Brahma – Creation
B. Vishnu – Destruction
C. Shiva – Maya
D. Shakti – Preservation
44. Ethics is the study of
A. theory of behaviour
B. theory of activity
C. theory of karma
D. theory of morality
45. Logic is a (an)
A. objective science
B. normative science
C. descriptive science
D. natural science
46. Natural poetic philosopher is
A. Sri Aurobindo
B. Bharathiyar
C. Tagore
D. Subramaniya Sivam
47. The Integral Advaitism is advocated
A. Gandhiji
B. Sri Aurobindo
C. J. Krishnamurthy
D. Dr. Radhakrishnan
48. The saint who lived at Thillai was
A. Nedumarar
B. Sadaiyanar
C. Thiruneelakandar
D. Gananadhar
49. Which one of the following is
correctly matched?
A. Arunagiri Nadhar
– Thencherimalai
B. Kumara Devar
– Thirukuntram
C. Manikkavasagar
– Thirumandapam
D. Gnana Sambandhar
– Thiruvenkadu
50. “Free Labourers' Party” was
founded by
A. E.V. Ramasamy
B. Ambedkar
C. Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy
D. C.N.Annadurai
51. Ajanta caves are located in the State
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Orissa
D. Karnataka
52. The longest rail route in India is
A. Delhi – Mumbai
B. Delhi – Kolkata
C. Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram
D. Amritsar – Puri
53. Periyar Wildlife Sacturay is
situated in the State of
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Andhra Pradesh
54. Match List I correctly with List II
and select your answer using the
codes given below :
List I List II
a. Seismograph 1. Himalayas
b. Deccan Plateau 2. Andaman
c. Barren Island 3. Earthquake
d. Tethys Sea 4. Basalt Lava
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 4 3
B. 2 3 1 4
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 2 1 4 3
55. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : In recent decades,
villages between Kombai and
Bodinaickanur in Theni district of
Tamil Nadu suffer severely from
Reason (R) : These villages lie in the
rain-shadow regions of the
Western Ghats.
Now select your answer according
to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is
the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R)
is not the correct explanation
of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.
56. Rapid and sudden sliding of large
mass of mixture of snow/ice with
rock materials is
A. Landslide C. Rockslide
B. Avalanche D. Tsunami
57. Pick the correct statement from the
A. Kaziranga National Park is unique
among Indian wildlife habitats for
Rhino and Wild Buffalo.
B. Kaziranga National Park is unique
among Indian wildlife habitats for
Lions and Wild Buffalo.
C. Kaziranga National Park is unique
among Indian wildlife habitats for
Tigers and Elephants.
D. Kaziranga National Park is unique
among Indian wildlife habitats for
Elephants and Lions.
58. INSAT II-B was successfully
launched in
A. July, 1993
B. April, 1975
C. July, 1979
D. November, 1981
59. Red soil is fond widely in
A. Gangetic plain
B. Peninsular India
C. Himalayan mountain
D. Coastal plains
60. Coffee cultivation in India is in the
state of
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Himachal Pradesh
61. Which one of the following
universities was started in the year
A. Madurai Kamarajar University
B. Periyar University
C. Mother Teresa Women's
D. Madras University
62. In which year was ‘Local Self
Government’ established in India?
A. 1915
B. 1916
C. 1911
D. 1910
63. Which one of the following is
correctly matched?
A. National Game – Cricket
B. National Tree – Banyan tree
C. National Flower – Rose
D. National Animal – Lion
64. Consider the following statements:
I. Free verses are different from
traditional verses.
II. So, free verses have no
grammatical boundaries.
Of the statements :
A. Both are correct
B. Both are wrong
C. I alone is correct
D. II alone is correct
65. Which one of the following is
correctly matched?
A. Vanamamalai – Folklore
B. Agasthialingam – Literature
C. Kailasapathy – Linguistics
D. Cenavaraiyar – Folk dance
66. Which one of the following is the
first novel in Tamil?
A. Kamalambal Charithiram
B. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithiram
C. Padmavathi Charithiram
D. Mohamul
67. In which year was Tamil Virtual
University inaugurated?
A. 2000 C. 2002
B. 2001 D. 2003
68. Who among the Chief Ministers of
Tamil Nadu introduced the Nutrition
Meals Schemes?
A. Bhaktavatsalam
B. Kamaraj
C. Karunanidhi
D. M.G.Ramachandran
69. In which year was the Madras
University established?
A. 1857 C. 1887
B. 1887 D. 1926
70. Match List I correctly with List II
and select your answer using the
codes given below :
List I
a. Parthasarathy
b. K.V. Manisekharan
c. Prabhanjan
d. Balakumaran
List II
1. Merkuri Pookkal
2. Kakkai Chiraginile
3. Kurinjimalar
4. Nilachoru
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 4 1 3 2
71. The institute which gives primary
importance to agriculture in Tamil
Nadu is located at
A. Mudumalai
B. Kooduvancheri
C. Coimbatore
D. Budhanoor
72. The person responsible for the
Poondi Drinking Water Project was
A. Rajaji
B. Sathyamurthy
C. Kamaraj
D. Bakthavathsalam
73. The first satellite sent India is
A. Apollo - 7 C. Bhaskara
B. Aryabhatta D. Apple
74. Which of the following animals was
killed by the car of Manuneedhi
Chola's son?
A. Kitten C. Puppy
B. Lamb D. Calf
75. If 30% of a certain number is 12-
6, then the number is
A. 41 C. 43
B. 42 D. 40
76. Fast track courts were launched by
Centre on
A. April 1, 2001
B. May 10, 2002
C. June 15, 2000
D. None of these
77. In which year did India become the
founder member of WTO?
A. 1985 C. 1994
B. 1990 D. 1996
78. Which of the following districts
ranks first on the basis of
population density (2001)?
A. Coimbatore
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Chennai
79. Which State has the highest density
of population as per the 2001
A. Kerala
B. Maharashtra
C. Uttar Pradesh
D.West Bengal
80. Who is the present Lok Sabha
A. A.B. Bardhan
B. Jyoti Basu
C. Somnath Chatterjee
D. None of them
81. Insectivorous plants capture insects
for obtaining
A. calcium C. carbon
B. nitrogen D. cobalt
82. The protein essential for chromatin
formation is
A. Actin C. Histone
B. Tubulin D. Myosin
83. The treatment of milk to eliminate
pathogenic bacteria is known as
A. isolation C. pasteurization
B. sterilisation D. fermentation
84. The five kingdom concept was
proposed by
A. Linnaeus C. Theophrastus
B. Whittaker D. John Ray
85. The nucleolus is rich in
A. DNA and proteins
B. DNA and lipids
C. RNA and lipids
D. RNA and proteins
86. “One gene – one enzyme
hypothesis” was coined by
A. Henry Osborn
B. Beadle and Tatum
C. Jacob and Monod
D. Best and Tailor
87. World Environment Day is
A. 21st March
B. 5th June
C. 1st December
D. 2nd December
88. Instrument used to measure the
blood pressure is
A. Sphygmomanometer
B. Blood pressure meter
C. Thermometer
D. Stethoscope
89. Natality is
A. birth rate C. death rate
B. survival rate D. none of these
90. Diphtheria disease is connected
A. lungs C. throat
B. liver D. blood
91. Sound travels at maximum speed in
A. vacuum C. air
B. water D. steel
92. A woman's voice is shriller than a
man's voice due to
A. higher frequency
B. higher amplitude
C. lower frequency
D. weak vocal chords
93. Which one of the following devices
convert electrical energy into
mechanical energy?
A. Dynamo
B. Electric motor
C. Transformer
D. Inductor
94. The process of nuclear fission
occurs mainly in
A. nuclear reactors
B. chemical reactions
C. hydrogen bomb
D. sun
95. The process responsible for the
enormous energy in the sun is
A. nuclear fission
B. nuclear fusion
C. the burning of gases
D. as yet unknown
96. Which one of the following is
correctly matched?
A. Vitamin A – Anaemia
B. Glucose – Eyesight
C. Iodine – Goitre
D. Cyanocobalamin – Diabetes
97. Which one of the following is neither
an element nor a compound?
A. Silver C. Air
B. Water D. Sucrose
98. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : Electric cookers are
coated with magnesium oxide.
Reason (R) : It protects them against
Now select your answer according
to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R)
is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R)
is not the correct explanation of
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.
99. The element(s) which exist in liquid
state at room temperature is (are)
I. Sodium
II. Bromine
III. Mercury
IV. Magnesium
Of these :
A. I alone is correct
B. I and II are correct
C. II and III are correct
D. all are correct
100. Which of the following is the correct
order of calorific values of fuel?
A. Hydrogen > Petrol > Wood
B. Wood > Hydrogen > Petrol
C. Petrol > Wood > Hydrogen
D.Wood > Petrol > Hydrogen
101. Find out the error :
As she is sick she walks slow
1 2 3 4
A. 1 C. 4
B. 2 D. 3
102. Adjective of ‘trouble’ is
A. trouble C. troublesome
B. troubled D. none of these
103. Find out the adverb
A. quickly C. hard
B. fresh D. just
104. Adjective of ‘space’ is
A. spacious C. spouse
B. specific D. spice
105. Find out the odd word :
A. funnily C. gamely
B. funkily D. gainful
106. Find out the odd word :
A. interview C. interviewer
B. interviewee D. intimate
107. Read the following passage :
Like South Indians, the Japanese
are rice-eaters. They are particular
about not leaving a single grain of
rice in the plate at the end of the
meal. They never waste anything.
................. never waste anything.
A. Romans C. Americans
B. Indians D. Japanese
108. Read the following passage :
The world is compared to a great
machinery. Every man is like a
wheel which, however tiny it maybe,
is essential for the running of the
machinery, which is to provide for
the hundreds of millions of people.
What is the world compared to?
A. The world is compared to a
B. The world is compared to a
C. The world is compared to a
D. The world is compared to a
109. Read the following passage :
Insects are small creatures having six
legs, no backbone and body divided into
three parts. They are the most plentiful
of all living creatures. From man's
point of view, insects can be divided
into two kinds.
............... are the most plentiful of
living creatures.
A. Reptiles
B. Herbivores
C. Insects
D. None
110. Read the following passage :
Lencho wrote a letter to God. The
postmaster and the postman
laughed at this. But the postmaster
admired his faith. He did not want
him to be disappointed. He gathered
some money and sent him under the
signature, ‘God’,
Who had sent the money?
A. Lencho
B. Postmaster
C. Postman
D. Lencho's brother
111. Fill in the blank with the correct tense
Malini and Susheela _____ (prepare)
for the exams now.
A. are preparing
B. were preparing
C. is preparing
D. have prepared
112. Plural form of ‘negro’ is
A. negro C. neglects
B. negroes D. none of these
113. Plural form of ‘species’ is
A. species C. spice
B. spices D. none of these
114. Plural form of ‘two’ is
A. two C. toes
B. twos D. none of these
115. Plural form of ‘medium’ is
A. media C. medicos
B. medium D. none of these
116. Select the past participle of ‘stand’:
A. stood
B. was standing
C. is standing
D. none of these
117. Find out the error :
It was a prettiest bird
1 2 3 4
A. 3 C. 1
B. 2 D. 4
118. Find out the error :
We can see the stars in a sky
1 2 3 4
A. 3 C. 1
B. 2 D. 4
119. Find out the error :
He was a nobler man
1 2 3 4
A. 2 C. 4
B. 1 D. 3
120. Find out the error :
He climbed at the tree
1 2 3 4
A. 4 C. 1
B. 2 D. 3
121. Choose the correct antonym :
Ravishankar had done a heroic deed.
A. courageous C. timid
B. brave D. difficult
122. Find out the word with a prefix:
A. income C. grateful
B. save D. strengthen
123. Find out the word with a prefix:
A. hill C. roughly
B. submarine D. growth
124. Find out the word with a prefix:
A. shortage C. brave
B. malpractice D. smooth
125. Find out the word with a suffix:
A. otherwise C. beside
B. quick D. hold
126. Find out the word with a suffix:
A. inland C. worth
B. lead D. golden
127. Find out the word with a suffix:
A. asleep C. punishment
B. cruel D. free
128. Select the future continuous
tense :
A. shall come
B. shall have been coming
C. is coming
D. shall be coming
129. Select the simple present tense:
A. I am going to the hospital.
B. They were listening to the teacher.
C. Empty vessels make much noise.
D. none of these.
130. Fill in the blank with the correct
I ............. (finish) my work by this
time next month.
A. will be finished
B. am finished
C. will have finished
D. will be finishing
131. Choose the correct synonym :
He taught the students to cultivate
their minds.
A. teach C. develop
B. trained D. change
132. Choose the correct synonym :
Mother Teresa's eyes lit up with
her usual kind smile.
A. cruel C. warm
B. sad D. style
133. Choose the correct synonym :
Some birds will fly away when the
weather turns cold:
A. sky C. report
B. climate D. reason
134. Choose the correct synonym :
Suddenly Rani heard the sound of
water trickling.
A. pouring C. crawling
B. dripping D. gushing
135. Choose the correct synonym :
The roads should be repaired
A. at once C. slowly
B. belatedly D. hastily
136. Choose the correct synonym :
The policeman unlocked the cell.
A. opened C. widened
B. closed D. repaired
137. Choose the correct antonym :
They understood the weakness of
their enemy.
A. powers C. boldness
B. arms D. strength
138. Choose the correct antonym :
Everyone should give respect to
their parents.
A. disobey C. cheat
B. disrespect D. love
139. Choose the correct antonym :
The interior part of the earth
remains very hot.
A. inner C. outside
B. inside D. exterior
140. Choose the correct antonym :
It was a rough wooden bed.
A. smooth C. silky
B. soft D. rocky
141. Name the correct tense form of the
underlined words:
By this time day after tomorrow
I shall have reached my friend's
A. Simple Past
B. Future Perfect
C. Future Continuous
D. Future Perfect continuous.
142. Select the correct tense :
After I ............. (finish) my work, I
went to bed.
A. has finished C. had finished
B. have finishedD. finished
143. Select the correct tense :
By this time tomorrow we ...........
(wait) here.
A. shall be waiting
B. waited
C. will wait
D. are waiting
144. Select the correct tense form of the
verb :
Columbus ................ (discover)
A. will discover
B. discovered
C. was discovered
D. will be discovered
145. Fill in the blank :
I got my shirt ............. in blue.
A. dyed C. doer
B. died D. none of these
146. Fill in the blank :
Amul ......... of Gujarat supplies milk.
A. diary C. daily
B. dairy D. none of these
147. Fill in the blank :
He gave me a bearer.............
A. check C. cheque
B. chalk D. none of these
148. Select the suitable word :
Smoking ........ our health.
A. effect C. affects
B. defect D. none of these
149. Match the following Column A with
Column B :
Column A Column B
1. ancient a. unrefined
2. crude b. olden
3. invade c. refused
4. denied d. attack
Codes :
1 2 3 4
A. a b d c
B. b c d a
C. c a d b
D. b a d c
150. Match the following Column A with
Column B :
Column A Column B
1. gushing a. particle
2. speck b. perhaps
3. hanging c. bursting
4. probably d. suspending
Codes :
1 2 3 4
A. d c a b
B. b c d a
C. c a d b
D. a c d b
151. Fill in the blank with gerund :
It is wise ....................................... new
A. to accept C. to be accepted
B. accepting D. accept
152. Fill in the blank with gerund :
It is our aim ................... the status
of women.
A. raising C. to raisen
B. to be raised D. to raising
153. Change the following Noun into Verb
A. acquisitive
B. acquisitiveness
C. acquire
D. none of these
154. Change the following Verb into Noun
form :
A. applied C. apply for
B. applicable D. application
155. Select the correct question tag:
He can't speak English
A.Will he? C. Can he?
B. Does he? D. Did he?
156. Select the correct question tag:
I am right...................?
A. Aren't I? C. Have I?
B. Can I? D. Haven't?
157. Select the correct question tag:
Let's go to the beach .................?
A. Shall we? C. Haven't you?
B. Will you? D. Do you?
158. Select the correct question tag:
He has left already..............?
A. Hasn't he? C. Will he?
B. Doesn't he? D.Won't he?
159. Select the correct question tag:
He doesn't like tea ..............?
A. Does he? C. Will he?
B. Did he? D. Do he?
160. Select the correct question tag:
You didn't notice him ..............?
A. Don't you? C. Can you?
B. Did you? D.Will you?
161. Find out the error :
I have some book on Physics
1 2 3 4
A. 3 C. 4
B. 2 D. 1
162. Identify the Imperative sentence:
A. She has completed it
B. How tall the building is?
C. Bring me the red file at once.
D. Can you come with me?
163. Identify the Interrogative sentence:
A. Where are you coming from?
B. He is a doctor
C. She wants to become a lawyer
D. What a lovely sight!
164. Identify the Passive voice :
A. He writes a story
B. My uncle presented my sister a
C. Let the door be opened
D. Raja was playing football
165. Identify the Present Perfect
Continuous Tense :
A. I like to dance
B. She is writing a letter now
C. Mohan is working in this office
D. Kamala has been serving in this
institution since 1985
166. Identify the Passive voice :
A. Let the patients not be disturbed
B. Rahim is a lawyer
C. He goes to Mumbai
D. Rani and Vimala are playing chess
167. Fill in the blank with the suitable
infinitive :
................. the mountain is
A. To be climbed
B. To climbing
C. To climb
D. none of these
168. Fill in the blank with the suitable
infinitive :
I was happy ................. the news.
A. to hearing C. heard
B. to be heard D. to hear
169. Fill in the blank with the suitable
infinitive :
The children are anxious ..........
A. to learn
B. to be learnt
C. to learning
D. to have been learnt
170. Fill in the blank with gerund :
................. too many sweets is bad
for health.
A. To eating
B. To be eaten
C. Ate
D. Eating
171. Identify the complex sentence:
A. On hearing be bell, the boys stood
B. When the boys heard the bell,
they stood up.
C. The boys heard the bell and they
stood up.
D.We stood up on hearing the bell.
172. Identify the simple sentence :
A. Besides making a promise, she
kept it.
B. Come here now or you cannot
meet him.
C. Lalita was very weak but she
walked to her office.
D. She heard the news and at once
she began to cry.
173. Identify the simple sentence :
A. He is too weak to walk.
B. As Mary was rich she enjoyed all
C. He saves some money and so he
can buy a car.
D. The problem was very difficult
and so I cannot solve it.
174. Identify the complex sentence :
A. I saw a building which was
B. He was too foolish to follow me.
C. She obeys her husband's orders.
D. I do not know about his arrival.
175. Identify the odd word :
A. diplomat
B. statesman
C. ambassador
D. farmer
176. Find out the error :
I were received by the officers
1 2 3
at the airport
A. 4 C. 1
B. 2 D. 3
177. Find out the error :
The thief have been brought
1 3
to Chennai by van
3 4
A. 2 C. 4
B. 1 D. 3
178. Find out the error :
I does not know the answer
1 2 3 4
A. 3 C. 2
B. 1 D. 4
179. Find out the error :
He is going to college on bus
1 2 3 4
A. 3 C. 4
B. 2 D. 1
180. Find out the error :
Ramayana is a holy book
1 2 3 4
A. 4 C. 2
B. 3 D. 1
181. Identify the sentence pattern :
Raju presented me a dictionary.
182. Identify the sentence pattern :
They named him Diyana.
A. S.V.O.A C. A.S.V.C
183. Identify the sentence pattern :
The children like sweets.
A. S.V.C
B. S.V.O
C. A.S.V.C
D. S.V.O.C
184. Identify the sentence pattern :
I met my uncle at the railway station.
A. S.V.O
B. S.V.O.A
C. S.V.O.C
185. Which of the following sentences
does not belong to the degrees of
A. No other boy is as active as Raja.
B. Rani is the most obedient girl.
C. Have you finished your work?
D. Peacock is one of the most
beautiful birds.
186. Identify the superlative degree.
A. The gold is one of the costliest
B. Very few flowers are as beautiful
as lotus.
C. Rohini is not older than Krishna.
D. No other boy is so tall as Kumar.
187. Identify the degree :
Gopi was not so clever as Raghu.
A. Comparative degree
B. Superlative degree
C. Positive degree
D. None of these
188. Identify the correct degree :
No other leader was as famous as
A. Superlative degree
B. Comparative degree
C. Positive degree
D. None of these
189. Identify the correct degree:
Asoka is more famous than Babur.
A. Positive degree
B. Comparative degree
C. Superlative degree
D. None of these
190. Identify the compound sentence:
A. It is very cheap, but it is durable.
B. If you work hard, you will get
a prize.
C. Although it is very cheap, it is
D. People living in luxury, know
nothing about poverty.
191. Fill in the blank with article :
............... palm tree is generally very
A. The C. An
B. A D. No article
192. Fill in the blank with suitable
Her husband is ............. shrewd
A. the C. some
B. an D. a
193. Fill in the blank with suitable
Germany is ........... European country.
A. a C. the
B. an D. no article
194. Fill in the blank with suitable
Ramu is ............. engineer.
A. the C. a
B. an D. few
195. Fill in the blank with suitable
The child is eating ............. apple.
A. a C. none
B. the D. an
196. Fill in the blank with suitable
preposition :
He has been trying ............. finish
the work.
A. to C. in
B. by D. with
197. Fill in the blank with suitable
preposition :
The mango was cut ............. my
A. to C. by
B. with D. at
198. Fill in the blank with suitable
preposition :
My house is ............. a lake.
A. by C. beside
B. at D. under
199. Fill in the blank with suitable
preposition :
He was waiting ............. the bus.
A. for C. with
B. to D. by
200. Fill in the blank with suitable
preposition :
He will come ............. Sunday.
A. on C. in
B. at D. by

TNPSC Group II 2013 Syllabus:

General science : PhysicsUniverse‐
General Scientific laws‐Scientific instruments‐Inventions and discoveries‐ National scientific laboratories‐Science glossary‐Mechanics and properties of matter‐Physical quantities, standards and units‐Force, motion and energy‐electricity and Magnetism ‐Heat, light and sound‐Atomic and nuclear physics.

and Compounds‐Acids, bases and salts‐Oxidation and reduction‐Chemistry of ores and metals‐Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds‐Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides BotanyMain
Concepts of life science‐The cell‐basic unit of life‐Classification of living organism‐‐ ‐Nutrition and dietetics‐Respiration

and blood circulation‐Endocrine system‐Reproductive system‐Genetics the science of heredity‐Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio‐ diversity and its conservation‐Human diseases, prevention and remedies‐Communicable diseases and non‐ communicable diseases

Current Events
History Latest diary of events – National‐National symbols‐Profile of States ‐Eminent persons & places in news‐Sports & games‐Books & authors ‐Awards & honours‐Latest historical events‐‐ India and its neighbours ‐ Appointments‐who is who? Political Science Problems in conduct of public elections‐ Political parties and political system in India‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.,‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility‐ GeographyGeographical landmarks‐Policy on environment and ecology‐

Economics Current
socio‐economic problems New economic policy & govt. sector Science Latest inventions on science & technology Latest discoveries in Health Science Mass media & communication

Unit III. Geography Earth and Universe‐Solar system‐Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere‐Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate‐Water resources ‐rivers in India‐Soil, minerals & natural resources‐ Natural vegetation‐Forest & wildlife‐Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries‐ Social geography – population‐density and distribution‐Natural calamities – disaster management‐

Unit IV. History and culture of India South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil people‐‐Advent of European invasion‐ Expansion and consolidation of British rule‐Effect of British rule on socio‐economic factors‐Social reforms and religious movements‐India since independence‐Characteristics of Indian culture42
Unity in diversity –race, colour, language, custom‐India‐as secular state‐Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music‐Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist schemes‐ Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

INDIAN POLITY Constitution of India‐ Preamble to the constitution‐ Salient features of constitution‐ Union, State and territory ‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charter‐ Union legislature – Parliament‐ State executive‐. State Legislature – assembly‐ Status of Jammu & Kashmir‐. Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu‐ Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law‐ Indian federalism – center – state relations‐ Emergency provisions‐ Elections ‐ Election Commission Union and State‐ Amendments to constitution‐ Schedules to constitution‐ Administrative reforms & tribunals‐ Corruption in public life‐ Anti‐corruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok‐adalats, Ombudsman, Comptroller and Auditor General of India‐ Right to information ‐ Central and State Commission‐ Empowerment of women.

INDIAN ECONOMY Nature of Indian economy‐ Five‐year plan models‐an assessment‐Land reforms & agriculture‐ Application of science in agriculture‐Industrial growth‐Role of public sector & disinvestment‐ Development of infrastructure‐ National income Rural welfare oriented programmes‐ Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty‐ HRD – sustainable economic growth‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu ‐ Energy Different sources and development‐ Finance Commission ‐ Planning Commission‐ National Development Council

INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT Early uprising against British rule‐1857 Revolt‐ Indian National Congress‐Emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji‐Growth of militant movements ‐Communalism led to partition‐Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& Others‐Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence—

APTITUDE & MENTAL ABILITY TESTS Conversion of information to data‐‐Collection, compilation and presentation of data Tables, graphs, diagrams‐Analytical interpretation of data ‐Simplification‐Percentage‐Highest Common Factor (HCF)‐Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)‐Ratio and Proportion‐Simple interest‐Compound interest‐Area‐Volume‐Time and Work Decision making
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