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Important Books List for TNPSC Group 2 Exam Self Preparation | TNPSC Latest, Revised Syllabus

Books for TNPSC Group 2A Non Interview Posts Exam and Group 2 (Interview Posts) Preliminary Exam Self  Preparation from your home

Primary Books (Start With these books)
1.State Board books are considered as primary source for  all TNPSC Exams preparation. So you should study following Samacheerkalvi / State Board (11th, 12th Std) school text books compulsory for TNPSC Group 2 Prelims and Group 2A Exams.
    i)Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std
    ii)Science Books       - 6th to 10th Std, (Additional 11th,12th Botany and Zoology if you have time)
    iii)Polity - 11th,12th Political Science
    iv)Economy - 11th,12th Economics Books
    v)Geography -11th,12th Geography Books
    vi)Indian Culture - 12th Indian Culture Book


2. Arihant General Knowledge - a must have and most referred book for TNPSC Exams
Next to Samacheerkalvi books, you have to fully cover the Arihant GK Book. Especially the last 80 pages (General Knowledge Portion) . It is a must have book for all TNPSC Exam Aspirants. This is the only book suggested by all coaching centers through out Tamilnadu. Written in simple English, even Tamil Medium Candidates also can easily understand. So both Tamil and English medium aspirants, if you can, try to have a copy of this book immediately. It is available to buy online also.  

Aptitude and Mental Ability Books

Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal  is the most preferred book for Aptitude. English medium candidates must have this book. If you are preparing in Tamil, Kanian TNPSC Guide or Sakthi TNPSC Aptitude Books you can buy. If you can, have a group study for TNPSC Maths Portion.

Current Affairs Study Materials

  • Newspapers :Hindu / Dinamani / Tamil Hindu regularly and take notes.  
  • Magazines : For English medium candidates, GK Today magazine, CSR, Chronicle, Wizards (Any one of these) . For Tamil Medium candidates, Pothu Arivu Ulagam or any other magazines. 
  • Internet :  TNPSC Portal Current Affairs in Tamil ( atleast last 6 months) www.gktoday.in current affairs quiz for last 6 months.
TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Pothu Tamil Book List (SSLC Standard)

6 வது முதல் 10 வது வரையிலான சமசீர்க் கல்வி தமிழ் புத்தகங்கள் மற்றும் 11, 12 ஆம் வகுப்பு தமிழ் புத்தகங்களில் Syllabus  உள்ள பாடங்களை மட்டும்  ஒரு வரி விடாமல் படித்து முடித்து முடியுங்கள். அதன் பின்னர், உங்களால் இயன்றால்  கடைகளில் கிடைக்கும் ஏதாவது  ஒரு பொதுத் தமிழ் கையேட்டை வாங்கி  பயிற்சி செய்யுங்கள். நீங்கள் பொதுத்தமிழ் பாடப்பகுதியில் 100/100 மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறுவது உறுதி.

TNPSC Group 2 / 2A General English Books List (SSLC Standard)

6th to 10th Samacheer Kalvi Books and 11th, 12th Tamilnadu State Board Books are more than enough for taking 95 -100 marks in TNPSC General English.  No need to study all portions of school books. Take a print out of TNPSC Group 2 / 2A Syllabus and  prepare only the portions available in the  syllabus.  Take notes if you can. It will help in your revision. 

Guide Books for TNPSC General English :  As if now, TNPSC General English by Sakthi Publication seems to be more comprehensive. If you can buy, have it from book stores nearer you. 

Note : Studying the above books thoroughly one can easily clear the TNPSC Group 2 Preliminary Exam and TNPSC Group 2A Non Interview Exam. 
Secondary Books  (After completing above primary books)

*** Go to the following books only after completing the above listed books. Because, the primary books are more than enough to score 90% marks in Group Two exams . If you are preparing for Group 2 Prelims cum Mains combinely, the following books may be useful. These are additional books only not must***
    i)Prof.J.Dharmarajan's Tamilnadu History
    ii)K.Venkadesan. India Freedom Struggle

2.Indian Polity
    i)Lakshi Kanth - Indian Polity

3.Indian Economy
    i)Pratiyogita Darban's Indian Economy & Ramesh Singh's Book

    i)Oxford School Atlas 

    ii)Spectrum Publication -Indian Geography

5.Tamilndu Language and Culture (Mains Exam)
    i)தமிழ் இலக்கிய தகவல் களஞ்கியம் - தேவிரா
    ii) தமிழ் இலக்கிய வரலாறு - மு . வரதராஜன்

6.Current Affairs
    i)The Hindu, Dinamani,
    ii)Competitive Success Review/Civil Service Chronicle/Competition Wizard/Shankar IAS Acadamy's Civilpedia(any one of these magazine)

7.Science & Technology
    i)Science & Tech by Spectrum Publications

8.India Year Book by Government of India 

    i)A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
    ii)Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal
    iii)Objective Arithmetic - R. S. Agarwal

10.Guide Books for General Studies (Not Important, if you study all the above mentioned books).  Any one of the Guides like Tata Mc Graw Hill, Spectrum or Pearson.

All the  Best !


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how to prepare tamil portion questions?

Dear San kayal, For TNPSC Group 2 Pothu Tamil Preparation Tips, please visit this link


i need the syllabus of group 2 general english. only general tamil syllabus is given. where can i find the revised new syllabus of english. please help.

i need the syllabus of group 2 general english. only general tamil syllabus is given. where can i find the revised new syllabus of english. please help.

For group2 new revised syllabus please download from the TNPSC website www.tnpsc.gov.in




Dear Sankayal, for tnpsc group 2 and tnpsc group 1 exam self preparation, first you should complete all portions of tamilnadu state board books mentioned here. Then for Constitution portion Indian Polity by Lakshmikanth is a good book, and R.S.Agarwal book for Maths portion.

for economy in group-1 which is the best book

how to prepare general english. can you please guide with proper books for reference

how to speak english? what are the step to take speak english?then which book follow

tnpsc group 2 which book is best

which book is best for bank exam?

which book is best for php with mysql

what do know current affairs?

Is 11th and 12th General science is Enough or 6 th to 10th is Enough please Replay....

first try to finish 6th to 10th science then go for some specific 11th and 12th here i have mentioned

thank u thank u so much

you can get from tnpsc website

I wanna prepare for group 2 exam..
Wat books I should refer? How could I prepare for this exam..
Pls guide me frnds

First time I am going to appear for group2 exam. I need some clarification. Here it was mentioned that first to study 6 to 10th books..whether it is samacheer kalvi books or 3 years before books.
I am waiting for ur reply.

I too have the same doubt sir, samacheer kalvi books or previous year books ?? ..

Samacheer Kalvi books

hello sir samacheer kalvi books read in tamil or English best

Upsc tamila yeluthuradhukku books yedhunalum irukka please?

ncert yum samacheer books oralayukku same irukka?

Thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

samacheer means matric or state board

Sir group 4 counciling epo sir please tell


First i am going to atnd the exam
How to repare and what prepare for group 2

What Is take home salary for group 2 a exam?

Hi sir\ madam im sagar.s im middle class Family i wil b police constable plz cal me i have prepared wel sir

how to prepare general english??

based on your qualification it differs ,see notification mam

police constable aganuma ,,,ungaluku?

Sir I am going to prepare for Group 2 mains
Pls tell the books for Indian polity book in Tamil
Sosio economic book in tamil

give tips to prepare for current affaris and tell the best book for current affairs

I want to Know Group2 exam Particular position for Political Science,Economy,Botany,Zoology,Indian Culture mention in Syllabus.

hi kalpana
u must prepare follow the books
maths-8th,9th,10th state boardbooks and reasoning,apptitude r.s.agarwal
zeorphy-10th,11th,12th state board books
science -10th science book only,dont study 8th science books
economics&commarce-10th,state board higher secondary books and g.k.news mazine
current events-manana books,(g.k)publications
tamil-6th-12th state board books and just one time watch devira tamil culture book
all the best,any quarry contact ,rajvasanth184@gmail.com

Dear Mani, thanks for sharing useful information and guiding fellow aspirants....All the best !

Watching movies, Reading Newspapers and practicing what you learnt will help you in this..!

sir which is the best for TNPAS Group 2A exam self prepartion from home or self study

Dear Sir/Madam,
You have mentioned as "Social Science Books - 6th to 10th Std" Is it Samacheerkalvi or State board books??

Is there current affairs pdf in english in this portal for last 1 year?

I am preparing for tnpsc group 2. and give Tamil language for polity, economy, history,geography

I am preparing for tnpsc group 2. and give Tamil language for polity, economy, history,geography. Please tell.....

hello sir,
I need study materails for group2 examination for all the subjects in english

Sir science eppadi prepare panlam

Thank you so much

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