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12 Dec, 2007

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC 2008) - Educational Qualifications

7. Qualifications:

(A) Age (as on 01-07-2007):

(i) Minimum Age Limit - Should have completed 18 years (for all candidates), (i.e.) should have been born on or before 01-07-89)

(ii) Maximum Age Limit

  1. For SCs, STs and Destitute Widows of all Castes - Below 35 Years
  2. For MBC/ DCs, BCs, BCCs and BCMs - Below 32 Years
  3. For other than SCs, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs - Below 30 Years BCCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes

(1) No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C./ H.S.C./ Diploma/ Degree).

(2) Age relaxation of 5 years in the maximum age limit will be applicable to persons (viz., unemployed youth and those who are in Service) affected by the ban orders as per the orders issued in G.O. Ms.No.98, P&AR(S) Department, dated 17-07-06 and G.O.Ms.No.152, P&AR(S) Department, dated 18-09-06 respectively and subsequent clarifications thereon.

Age Relaxation: Candidates who have exceeded the age-limit announced above, in addition to the age relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit ordered by the Government, may also apply and the question of relaxing the age rule in favour of the successful candidates will be considered by Government.

(B) Educational Qualification:

Candidates should posses the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of temporary contract appointment:

Minimum General Educational Qualification


Minimum General Educational Qualification means:

(i) A pass in the SSLC Examination with eligibility for admission to College courses of studies in the Universities in this State. (11 years course of study) or

(ii) A pass in the SSLC Examination of this State. (10 years course of study)

(Please refer Sf.No.7 and 9 of "Instructions etc. to candidates") (C) Knowledge of Tamil:

Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil.

(For details refer SI. No. 10 of Commission's 'Instructions etc. to candidates') 8. Scheme Of Written Examination:

Group-iv Services S.S.L.C. Standard (Objective Type):

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection

Single Paper in General Knowledge (S.S.LC. Standard) (100 items) + General Tamil/ General English (S.S.LC. Standard) (100 items) 3 Hours (150 + 150)300 90


(i) Two Types of question papers will be set. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Knowledge (100 items) and General English (100 items). The other will contain questions on General Knowledge (100 items) and General Tamil (100 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the second 100 items apart from answering the first 100 items on General Knowledge.

Candidates should mention in Column 22 of the OMR application form under the heading compulsory subject, the subject i.e. General Tamil or General English chosen by them, failing which they will be penalized.

(ii) The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and in Tamil and the questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages.

(iii) The Syllabi for the said subjects have been published in the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Bulletins as follows:

SI.No. SubjectPage No.Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Bulletin No & Date
1.General Knowledge490No.16. dated 01-08-2004
2.General Tamil721No.11, dated 16-05-2001
3.General English722No.11, dated 16-05-2001

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

9. Centres for Written Examination:

The Written Examination will be held at the centres mentioned below:

SI. No.Name of the CentreCentre Code


i. Candidates should choose any one of the centres mentioned above and appear for the examination at their own expenses.

ii. Request for change of centre will not be complied with.

iii. The Commission reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of examination centres and to re-allot the candidates.

10. Procedure of Selection-Selection will be made on the basis of marks in the Written Examination, number of vacancies, Post option exercised by the candidates and following the rule of reservation of appointments.

11. Exercising of Options:-

At the time of verification of Original Certificates, (After the announcement of selection list) the candidates will be required to exercise their option as to which of the Unit he/she wishes to be allotted. However the candidates are required to exercise post option in column 23 of OMR application irrespective of the Service/Unit for which they apply. The Post Code No. is given in para No. 1 of this Notification.

12. Security:-

Candidates to be selected for appointment as Junior Assistant (Security), Bill Collector should pay the security amount as may be prescribed by the appointing authority concerned at the time of appointment.

13. Examination Fee: Rs. 75/- (Rupees Seventy five only)

Examination fee should be paid only through any one of the Post Offices listed in Annexure - III to the Brochure and the Postal receipt obtained for the payment of fee should be pasted in the space provided in the application. (For further details refer para. 2 under part - III of Information Brochure and for Examination fee concessions, refer para 12 of the Instructions etc. to candidates').


All candidates should pay Rs.5/- (Rupees five only) as service charge to the Post Office, while obtaining the postal receipt. Candidates should inform the OMR application Number to the Counter Clerk of the Post Office for obtaining the Postal receipt.

14 (a) Enclosures to be sent along with application- Candidates should enclose copies of all certificates (including evidence for Educational Qualification possessed by them) as mentioned in para 15 of the Commission's 'Instructions etc. to candidates' and item 25 under part - II of Information Brochure along with a Postal receipt of the value of Rs.75/- (Rupees Seventy five only) pasted in the column provided in the application, unless exemption of fee is claimed. Original Certificates (except the Employment Certificate) should not be sent.

Applications received without the attested copies of certificates as specified above will be rejected.

In addition to the documents specified above candidates should also send their present temporary Contract Employment Certificate in original in the format as illustrated in para 14 (b), below, along with the application.

14 (b) Details Regarding Candidates Present Temporary Contract Employment

Persons who are appointed as per G.O. Ms. No. 84, P&AR (Per.G) Department, dated 04-07-2003 and G.O. Ms. No. 85, P&AR (per.G) Department, dated 04-07-2003 on contract basis for a gross monthly remuneration of Rs. 4000/- and continuing in service in Departments of Secretariat as temporary contract Assistant, in Districts as Temporary Contract Junior Assistant and in TASMAC who have been employed vide G.O. Ms. No. 84, P&AR (Per.G) Department, dated 04-07-2003 and transferred to TASMAC as per G.O. Ms. No. 425, P&AR (G) Department, dated 04-12-2003 shall fill in columns 1 to 3 in the format given below and submit it to the Head of Office under whom he/ she is working along with OMR application form with ail the required enclosures as stated in para 14 above for onward transmission by the Head of the Department to the Commission's Office, after duly filling in columns 4 to 7, (by the Head of the Department/ Office), in the format given below, so as to reach the Commission's Office before 5-45 p.m. on 22-01-2008 i.e. the last date for receipt of applications in the Commission's Office failing which his/ her application will not he considered.

(Application will not he received direct from the candidates).


In case any criminal/disciplinary action is initiated or any punishment is imposed against such persons after the submission of application and before actual appointment, such candidate should report this fact forthwith to the Commission indicating his/her Register No. pertaining to this recruitment.

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC 2008) - Educational Qualifications

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