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TNPSC Jobs: The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) selects suitable candidates for various Tamil Nadu Government departments considering the requisite educational qualifications, skills and experience for the assigned government jobs. The selection process is fair and transparent. The commission follows a time-bound scientific recruitment process.

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a body created by the Constitution of India as per provisions relating to Public Service Commission, as laid down in Chapter-II of Part-XIV of the Constitution. TNPSC is headquartered at TNPSC Road Park Town, V.O, C. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Governor of Tamil Nadu appoints the Chairman and Members of the Commission. All the members of the commission including the Chairman can serve the commission for a maximum period of six years or till he/she attains the age of 62 years whichever is earlier.

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TNPSC selects suitable candidates for various Tamil Nadu Government jobs as per the requisition received from various departments/Tamil Nadu Government. Mentioned below is the list of various posts under the Tamil Nadu Government for which the selection process is conducted by TNPSC. The TNPSC also conducts departmental tests for different Tamil Nadu Government departments.

  1. Combined Civil Services Examination – I (for Group 1 Services)
  2. Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination
  3. Combined Library and Information Services Examination
  4. Combined Geology Service Examination
  5. Combined Statistics Service Examination
  6. Combined Civil Services Examination – II (for Group-II And Group-II A Services)
  7. Combined Civil Services Examination-III (for Group-III Services)
  8. Combined Civil Services Examination-IV (for Group-IV Services & VAO)

What is the TNPSC Selection Procedure?

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission adopts the following selection procedures for selection of suitable candidates:

  • Selection on the basis of a Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Oral Test,
  • Selection on the basis of an MCQ based written examination and Oral Test, and
  • Selection on the basis of an MCQ based written examination only

TNPSC Selection on the basis of a Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Oral Test

  • The preliminary examination is a screening test only. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination is not counted for determining the final order of merit.
  • Admission to the main examination is preceded by online certificate verification.
  • The number of candidates admitted to the main examination is twenty times the number of candidates to be recruited to each of the posts included in Combined Civil Services Examination-I. In the case of other examinations, the ratio is specified in the respective notifications.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the main examination is also a subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.
  • In each reservation group, all candidates who secure marks equal to the cut-off marks of their reservation group is admitted to the main written examination.
  • Based on the marks obtained at the main, candidates are admitted to original certificate verification cum oral test (subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.)
  • If the number of vacancies notified/reserved to be filled up by any one or more of the reservation groups is five and above, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test shall be two times the number of vacancies.
  • If the number of vacancies in any one or more of the reservation groups, for the same recruitment, is four and below, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test from those particular reservation group(s) shall be three times the number of vacancies.
  • Based on the total marks obtained by the candidates at the main examination and oral test taken together, subject to the rule of reservation of appointments, candidates are admitted to counselling – cum – selection.

TNPSC Selection on the basis of an MCQ based written examination and Oral Test

  • The candidates are admitted to the written examination, based on the claims made in the online application.
  • Based on the results of the written examination, candidates are admitted to the online certificate verification.
  • Post online certificate verification, based on the marks obtained in the written examination candidates are admitted to original certificate verification cum oral test. (subject to the rule of reservation of appointments)
  • If the number of vacancies notified/reserved to be filled up by any one or more of the reservation groups is five and above, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test shall be two times the number of vacancies.
  • If the number of vacancies in any one or more of the reservation groups, for the same recruitment, is four and below, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test from those particular reservation group(s) shall be three times the number of vacancies.
  • In respect of posts, where the total cadre strength is only one and for which the rule of reservation of appointments does not apply, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test on the basis of the marks obtained at the written examination shall be three.
  • Based on the total marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and oral test taken together, candidates are admitted to counselling cum selection subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.

TNPSC Selection on the basis of an MCQ based written examination only

  • The candidates are admitted to the written examination, based on the claims made in the online application.
  • Based on the results of the written examination, candidates are admitted to the online certificate verification.
  • Post online certificate verification, based on the marks obtained in the written examination candidates are admitted to original certificate verification cum counselling. (subject to the rule of reservation of appointments)
  • If the number of vacancies notified/reserved to be filled up by any one or more of the reservation groups is five and above, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test shall be two times the number of vacancies.
  • If the number of vacancies in any one or more of the reservation groups, for the same recruitment, is four and below, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test from those particular reservation group(s) shall be three times the number of vacancies.
  • In respect of posts, where the total cadre strength is only one and for which the rule of reservation of appointments does not apply, the number of candidates to be admitted to the oral test on the basis of the marks obtained at the written examination shall be three.
  • The details regarding the overall rank and rank in the respective communal category and/or special category is also provided for that particular recruitment in respect of each candidate. The details of the distribution of vacancies are also hosted by the TNPSC.

What is the age limit for TNPSC Job?

In general, a candidate must be minimum 18 years of age on the first day of July of the year in which the vacancy is notified to apply for a TNPSC job. The minimum and maximum age limit may vary depending upon the position/job which is clearly stated in the Commission’s notification/advertisement for the post specified. Relaxation in the upper age limit is admissible for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes (Muslim), Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities or Destitute Widows of all castes and ex-servicemen etc. as per rules.

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Where to register Online for TNPSC Job?

Candidates should apply only through online in the Commission’s Official Website www.tnpsc.gov.in

Is One Time Registration mandatory to apply for TNPSC Jobs?

One Time Registration (OTR) using Aadhaar number is mandatory before applying for any post. The information associated with the Aadhaar number including biometrics will be used only for identification purposes and will not be stored or shared. The candidate should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD/DVD/Pen drive as per their convenience for OTR. A valid e-mail ID or Mobile Number is mandatory for registration. Email ID and Mobile Number should always be kept active. TNPSC will send all communications and messages through the registered email ID and Mobile Numbers.

A candidate is permitted to create only one registration ID in One Time Registration. Any violation of this instruction will lead to rejection of subsequent online applications.

Candidates should note that One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is a collection of information from the candidates and giving a separate dashboard to each candidate to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Candidates who have already registered in One Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create Candidate Dashboard in the new One Time Registration system.

The candidates can edit the particulars submitted in the One Time Registration only once. To edit the OTR details for the second time, she/he shall seek the permission of the Commission, by sending an e-mail, along with relevant documents in support of such request.

Any changes in the OTR details must be made before the submission of the online application. Since only the last updated furnished in the OTR will be filled in automatically in the online application, incorrect particulars furnished in the OTR may result in rejection of the online application.

For how long the OTR remains valid for TNPSC Jobs?

One Time Registration (OTR) is valid for five years from the date of registration. The OTR must be renewed by the candidate after completion of five years, by paying the fee prescribed. The One Time Registration is different from the application for the examination. After successful One Time Registration, the candidate should make an online application separately for each examination he/she intends to apply for.

How to apply for a TNPSC Job?

  • Go to the Commission’s Official Website www.tnpsc.gov.in.
  • Click “Applyagainst the post Notified and use the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for One Time Registration.
  • The available OTR particulars will be displayed on the screen.
  • Fill up additional details required for specific recruitment application.

All candidates have to furnish their correct SSLC Register Number, Month and Year of Passing and Name of the Board, which issued the certificate. Any details found to be wrong, the One Time Registration and Online Application are liable for rejection at any stage. A candidate who have more than one SSLC marks sheets should enter the details available in the Marks sheets issued after the final attempt in which he had passed the SSLC Examination.

Candidates need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the candidates come up for next stage of selection.

Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Post Applied for, Communal Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final. However, candidates can modify certain fields till the date specified for applying online. Certain fields are fixed and cannot be edited even before the closing date. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

Photograph Specification for TNPSC job

While uploading the photographs, the candidates should take note of the photograph to be uploaded should have been taken on or after the date of notification, as well as signature, at the time of submission of each and every online application.

TNPSC Candidates Photograph Specification
  • The photograph should be
    • in colour,
    • of passport size,
    • against a white background and
    • taken in a photo studio.
    • File size: 20-50 KB
  • The candidate should be photographed along with a placard on which the name of the applicant and the date of photography is printed.
  • The applicant should be photographed in frontal view showing both ears and part of the neck.
  • The face of the applicant as well as the placard should be clearly visible in the photograph of height 4.5 cm and width 3.5 cm. Of the total height of the photograph, the image of the applicant shall be 3.0 cm and the placard 1.5 cm, as illustrated above. The photograph should be saved in a digital format (.jpg/.jpeg), ready for uploading.

Once the online application has been submitted, the candidates shall not be permitted to change their photograph and signature

Is there is any concession of fees for TNPSC job?

The concession of fees is applicable to the following category of candidates under certain conditions as mentioned below:

CategoryConcessionCondition
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)Full Exemption
Scheduled TribesFull Exemption
Most Backward Classes / Denotified CommunitiesThree Free ChancesShould not have availed three free chances in any of the previous recruitment.
Backward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim)Three Free ChancesShould not have availed three free chances in any of the previous recruitment.
Ex-ServicemenTwo Free Chancesi. Should not have availed two free chances in any of the previous recruitment. ii. Fee concession will not apply for those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.
Persons with Benchmark DisabilityFull ExemptionThe disability should be not less than 40%.
Destitute WidowFull ExemptionThe Destitute Widow Certificate should have been obtained from the Revenue Divisional Officer / Sub-Collector / Assistant Collector.

Is qualification in Tamil mandatory for a TNPSC job?

Every candidate should possess an adequate knowledge in Tamil on the date of the Commission’s notification for the post. The candidate must have:

  • Passed the S.S.L.C. / H.Sc. / Degree, etc., with Tamil as one of the languages or
  • Studied the High School course in Tamil medium and passed the S.S.L.C. Public Examination in Tamil medium or
  • Passed the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

Applicants who do not possess adequate knowledge in Tamil may also apply. If selected, they should pass the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil within a period of two years from the date of their appointment, failing which they will be discharged from service. This exemption will not apply to certain posts wherein adequate knowledge in Tamil or a pass in the Tamil language is specifically called for in the Commission’s notification.

How to select the examination center for a TNPSC job?

During the online application process, the candidate shall have the option to choose three districts of their choice for the examination centre. The examination center shall be allotted by the Commission.

How to download Admit Card/Hall Ticket for a TNPSC job?

The Admit Card/Hall Ticket for eligible candidates can be downloaded from the Commission’s website www.tnpscexams.in / www.tnpsc.gov.in. The Admit Card/Hall Ticket will not be sent by post.

How to pay the fees for a TNPSC job?

After submitting details in the application, candidates can choose any one of the following modes of payment.

  • a. Net Banking
  • b. Debit Card / Credit Card
  • c. Bank Challan
  • d. Post Office Challan

In case, the candidate chooses to pay fees through the online payment gateway, an additional page of the application form will be displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details to make payment. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid payment failure or double charge. If the online transaction has been successfully completed an Application Number will be generated. Candidates should note their Application Number for future reference in respect of the post applied for.

For offline mode of payment, candidates have to select either Post Office or State Bank of India. On Submission, system will generate the payment challan which the candidate need to take print out and go to the nearest branch of State Bank of India or Post Office to make the payment.

Kindly collect the candidate’s copy of the Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please check that the challan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the challan by the Branch authorities.

Online Application Registration will be taken as a successful one, only if the payment is made either in the post office or in State Bank of India within two days from the date of registration. If the candidates wish to have immediate fee reconciliation, shall make payment through net banking or Debit Card / Credit Card. Payment made through challan would take at least two working days for reconciliation.

Helplines for TNPSC Online Registration/Application

Any clarification regarding the online application form can be obtained by calling the phone number below or by sending an E-mail to the address given below:

Help Desk Telephone No. (Toll-Free)1800 425 1002 (10:00 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.)
Help Desk E-mailhelpdesk@tnpscexams.in

Brief History of TNPSC

In 1923, the British Government appointed the Lee Commission with Lord Lee of Fareham as the Chairman and equal numbers of Britisg and Indian members. The Commission was entrusted to consider the ethnic composition of the superior Indian public services of the government of India. One of the recommendations of the Commission was to give discretionary powers to the provincial governments to recruit and exercise control over their services, as deemed proper. Based on this discretionary powers left to provincial Government, the then Government of Punjab and Madras proposed to set up their own public service commissions.

The Madras Presidency has the distinction to be the first province in India to establish its own service commission when the Madras Service Commission was established in 1929 under an Act of the Madras Legislature. The Madras Service Commission started functioning with the Chairman and three members. The Madras Service Commission was renamed as the Madras Public Service Commission after the re-organisation of the states in 1957. The headquarter of the commission was set up in Madras. The Madras Public Service Commission was renamed as the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) when the name of the state was changed to Tamil Nadu in 1970.

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TNPSC Head Quarter. Source: TNPSC Official website

Functions of TNPSC

Government of Tamil Nadu consults TNPSC In all matters relating to the recruitment of civil services and other posts of the Government as per Article 320, Part XIV of the Constitution of India. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission discharges the duties and functions as specified in its Regulations. The main functions and duties of the TNPSC are:

To conduct examinations for appointment to the services of Tamil Nadu.
To conduct direct recruitment by selection through interviews.
To process the appointment of officers on promotion/deputation/absorption.
To frame and amend Recruitment Rules for various services and posts under the Tamil Nadu Government.
To address disciplinary cases relating to different Civil Services.
To advise the Tamil Nadu Government on any matter referred to the Commission.

How to contact Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

AddressTNPSC Road, Broadway, Chennai-600003
Phone No.+914425300300
Fax No.+914425300598
E-mail Idcontacttnpsc@gmail.com