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TNPSC Destitute Widow Reservation and Recruitment

I am a Non-DW candidate. Whether I am eligible to be considered in the DW category?
Yes. If no qualified and suitable Destitute Widow is available for selection, the turn so set apart for Destitute Widows shall go to the women (other than Destitute widows) belonging to the respective categories.

I am a male candidate. Whether I am eligible to be considered in the DW category?
In the event of non-availability of qualified and suitable Destitute Widows / Women (other than Destitute Widows) candidates for selection, the vacancy will be filled by male candidates, belonging to the respective communal categories. However, the said reservation of appointments will not apply for the posts in the Scale of Pay, the minimum of which exceeds Rs.4000/- (Revised pay Rs.5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs.2400/-)

Who are eligible under Destitute Widow category ?
A widow whose total monthly income is Rs.4000/-( Rupees four thousand only) including:
i. Family pension
ii. Income from private practice
in the case of professionals .
iii. Other receipts.

I am a Destitute Widow. From whom should I get the Destitute Widow certificate?i. Revenue Divisional Officer (or)
ii. Assistant Collector (or)
iii. Sub Collector

I am a Divorcee. Whether I am eligible to apply under the Destitute Widow category?No.

I am a Destitute Widow. What is the percentage of reservation available to me under the Destitute Widow category?Ten percent out of the thirty percent set apart to women candidates.

I am a Destitute Widow. Am I eligible to apply for all the posts under the Destitute Widow category?No. Eligible to apply only in respect of the posts with scale of pay, the minimum of which does not exceed Rs. 5200-20200+Grade pay Rs.2400.


  1. Sir, i am a destitute widow,in one time registration, there is no column or category for DW. Then how can i apply?

  2. Sir, i am a FC destitute widow. i got 125 rank in typist destitute widow category in tnpsc group 4. total typist post is 1738. is it possible for me?

    1. No only 52 candidates are eligible for DW

  3. i am destitute widow bc i will get 130/200 qustions in vao exam ple answer for me?

  4. I am DW category i got 169.5/300 in VAO exam. call letter comes to me. How many seats will allocate to my women DW category. pls send the reply without fail.

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  6. Sir am 11 month widow can I able to apply for VAO exam. I don't have widow certificate

  7. Sir, while I applied for Group II exam prelims my husband was alive and he subsequently died. Can I get reservation under DW quota

  8. Sir, Nan group 4 exam I'll pass sethutu vitaen .. destitute widow certificate illamal .. theruvu eluthiya piragu dw certificate kidaithathu ..ipoluthu group 4 paniyil velail irukum pothu group 2 ku intha certificate use pana mudium ah please kindly clear my doubt



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