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30 Jan, 2009

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) - Educational Qualifications

(B) Educational Qualification

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of this Notification viz. 23-01-2009:

For both, Open Market candidates and Teachers employed in recognized Aided Secondary Schools or Higher Secondary Schools:

with not less than 50% of Marks in the Master's Degree Examination in any one of the following subjects:

Tamil, English, Physics, Zoology, History & Chemistry. (Provided that a candidate possessing a Degree of M.A or M.Sc. or an equivalent degree awarded under the grading system shall not be considered eligible for appointment unless he has obtained the said degree with" O" or "A" or "B" Grade.) and

2. B.T. or B.Ed. Degree of any university in the State of Tamil Nadu or a degree of equivalent standard. and

3. Must have studied Tamil under Part-I or Part-ll of the Intermediate or Pre-University or Higher Secondary Course. (Note under paragraph 10 of the Commission's 'Instructions, etc. to candidates' will not apply to this recruitment.)

4. Experience

Only for recruitment to the vacancy in the subject Chemistry to be filled from among the Teachers employed in recognised Aided Secondary or Higher Secondary Schools having teaching experience in a recognized School for a total period of not less than 12 years after acquiring the qualifications specified in item 2 above.

They should also shade item No. 14 for experience and item No. 17 for working in Aided Secondary or Higher Secondary School of the Col. 25. (Details regarding equivalence of qualification are given in paragraph 9 of the Commission's 'instructions, etc. to candidates')


  1. Candidates will be considered only against the vacancy in the particular subject, in which he/she has obtained his/her Master's Degree.
  2. Candidates possessing a BT / B.Ed. degree should fill up Code No.222 and candidates possessing a P.G. degree in Education should fill up Code No.333 in col.14(d) of the OMR application form under the heading Diploma. They should also shade item No. 5 of col.25 (Technical qualification) of the application forms for their having enclosed evidence for it.
  3. In col. 15 of the application form, candidates should specify the date of publication of the result of P.G. degree in the subject concerned or BT/ B.Ed. degree, whichever has been acquired later.

5. Scheme of Written Examination (Objective Type) and Oral Test

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs (other than BCMs) and BCMsOthers
Single Paper in any one of the following relevant subjects:
Tamil Languages and Literature (Code No. 113)     
English Language and Literature (Code No. 045)3 Hours300  
Physics (Code No. 095)    
Zoology (Code No. 119)  102136
History (Code No. 060)    
Chemistry (Code No. 027)(Post Graduate Standard) (200 Questions)    
Interview and Record   
Total 340  


  1. The existing syllabi for the above subjects under Paper -1 and Paper- II have been clubbed together and will constitute as a single syllabus. Candidates should answer single paper in any one of the subjects mentioned above in which they have acquired their PG. Degree. The question papers for Physics, Zoology, History & Chemistry will be set in English only. The question papers in the Subject English Literature and Tamil Literature will be set in respective languages.
  2. Candidates should specify in column 22 viz. optional subject -I of their application form the subject in which they have acquired their PG. Degree.

The syllabi have been published in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Bulletin dated 16.5.01 as follows:

SI.No.SubjectSubject Code NoPages
1Tamil Language and Literature113985
2English Language and Literature045822

The syllabi have also been made available in the Commission's Website at:

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) - Educational Qualifications

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