Skip to main content
குரூப் I, II 2020 (New Syllabus) Test Batch - Admission Going On !

☞30 தேர்வுகள் (ஒவ்வொரு தேர்விலும் 200 வினாக்கள் | GS-175 + APTITUDE-25 )
☞தமிழ் & ENGLISH MEDIUMS | Online & PDF

Join Now Tamil Medium English Medium

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) 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 !

Comment Policy:Dear visitors , this is your area. Ask your queries, post your suggestions. If you know correct answers for other friend's questions, kindly reply them. Motivate One another . Your comments will be posted soon with a small moderation. Please avoid sharing phone numbers, email Ids and posting abusive comments against the government and recruitment agencies.
View Comments
Close Comments