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TNPSC Recruitment 2012-13 for Asst Engineer/Asst Inspector.

TNPSC Recruitment 2012-13 for PWD.

TNPSC Invites the Online Applications For The Post of Asst Engineer / Asst Inspector - B.E./M.E, B.Tech/M.Tech. Applications are invited only through online mode upto 18-01-2013 for Direct Recruitment to the following posts included in the Combined Engineering Services Examination (2009-10 to 2012-13):-

Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Water Resource Department, PWD
Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Building Organisation, PWD

B.E degree in Civil Engineering or Civil and Structural Engineering.
A pass in Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations under Civil Engineering branch, subject to the following further
conditions namely:-
I. Should furnish evidence of having undergone practical training in surveying for a period of not less than one year.
II. Should have put in service for a period of not less than one year in Public Works Department as Overseer or Junior Engineer.
III. Should hold the Upper Subordinate or L.C.E Diploma of the College of Engineering, Guindy or L.C.E. Diploma awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Chennai.

Assistant Engineer (Electrical) PWD
A degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Communication Engineering
A pass in Sections A and B of the Institution Examination with Electrical Engineering as a subject.

7000 employees required for TASMAC

The Tamil Nadu Government has taken up TASMAC under its own jurisdiction from the year 2003. So, the responsibility of appointing the necessary managers and bar helpers falls into the hands of the Government. Till now, there are about 7,000 vacancies waiting to be filled in the TASMAC stores. The Government consequentially has taken steps to employ about 5,000 employees through Employment services.
The Government initially appointed the graduate candidates to the post of managers, the tenth passed candidates to the post of distributors/sellers and eighth passed candidates to be bar helpers. In this way about 35,000 employees were recruited from the year 2003 as TASMAC came under Government undertaking. The problem arose when the number of TASMAC stores increased to 6,805 and the 35,000 students thus employed were not enough to handle the increasing demand.
Further, the above 35,000 had also decreased to 27,000 employees only currently at posts in TASMACs. The employee decrease has been attributed to many reasons. About 1,500 of them selected through TNPSC Exams have later changed their fields of employment, 850 of them met death due to natural causes and by accidents, 350 of them are on Medical related long leave and finally about 1,920 of them have been dismissed of their posts while found misbehaving in their posts.
This has lead to the tremendous decrease to 27,000 employees from the initial 35,000 employed. With the constant increase in the sales of TASMAC and the vacancies being piled up, the present 27,000 employees are being burdened to handle the issue of managing, selling and distribution. The Government has been apprised of this situation and the necessary data is being collected and sorted to help the employment situation. Soon, 5,000 employees will be employed in the 7,000 vacant posts available.

Graduate without higher secondary certificate get Govt job

The Government on a recent revision of the Educational priorities to the employment eligibility, has seen fit to equalize the students who have not completed plus two, instead have by-passed it to achieve their degree, with the regular plus two finished candidates.
There are many employees who have been recruited to the government posts but have not completed their plus two having by-passed it to their Diploma degrees or having studied graduation in correspondence and also having acquired graduation through open universities without studying plus and by-passing it after their tenth standard results. 
These candidates are now being equalized to the normal graduate candidates, so they become eligible to TNPSC Exam selections. Many teacher candidates who have finished their BED after tenth also become eligible for Middle school teacher posts through this. And the main plus to all this is that the already employed candidates in the Government posts can now look up to promotions as they are being equalized with the regular degree holders. This promotion consequently will lead to more openings for the above mentioned candidates. This has proven to be a great opportunity for the plus two by-passed candidates.

VAO Posting counseling to begin soon

The VAO (Village Administrative Officer) posting counseling will begin before the month end declared Mr. Natraj, Head, TNPSC Board. The exam results were declared on November 30th of this year.
The calendar for next year’s TNPSC Exam schedule will be revealed by January 2013. By the recent results declaration for the Group- 4 TNPSC Examinations, the posts are being assigned to deserving candidates rank-wise.

The post counseling order for Typist and Short Hand specialists has already been given out. Following this the proof confirmation of the certificated for the Junior Assistants has begun from yesterday. Mr. Natraj also confirmed with the press that the counseling for the Junior Assistant post will be held for the next 10 days. About 300 people will be called for per day based on their ranking positions. This will soon be followed by VAO counseling.

Following all these the Group-I &Group-II TNPSC results will be announced and the same can be consulted through the TNPSC Official website –

1.27 lakh Government employees retire this year 2012-2013, creating good Government Job Vacancy

On a recent census on the amount of vacancies that the Government will be a subject of, about 1.27 lakh employees under Government will retire this year 2012-2013 leaving as many seats vacant. The reason to such massive retirement and vacancy thereof is because of the fact that during 2001-2005 the act of “non-job recruitment” for the Government employees was under subject. Due to this the retirements continued but no immediate recruitments followed. This 5 year gap followed by recruitment being done in a random manner rather than the orderly fashion according to the requirements under various districts and divisions, the confusion and vacancies have increased.
This has now amassed to the massive proportion of 1.27 lakh retirements. Of this 52,000 Government teachers are also included.

Government posts details: 
There are about 142 Government based departments in Tamil Nadu. Of the accounting in 1996, about 6 lakh teachers, 3 lakh general Government employees, 1 lakh uniform division employees and 2 lakh contract basis employees made the Government employee sector.

The  particularity:
The Government has been very active about filling the teacher’s posts but it fails to implement same kind of enthusiasm about the other related Government posts. Also the Government teachers’ posts are being refilled by the same retired teachers on a contract basis rather than employ freshers. This has posed a great problem and a never ending question of employment, if any, to the about 75,000 unemployed youth registered through employment center.

Will any action be forthcoming on the account of any of this? The time should be the answer!

Counseling schedule for the Junior Assistant posts under Group-4 TNPSC services

The counseling schedule for the Group-4 TNPSC services has been announced recently by the TNPSC board. Many posts under Group-4 services have been categorized and allocated of jobs for the deserving candidates.

As a recent schedule announcement, the schedule for the post of Typist has been put up by the Board in their official website -

The candidates can enter their registration numbers in the provided slot and can check their schedule of when and where and what time for the post. The post allocation counseling has been underway for the past few days based on the marks and divisional categorization.

 The total number of vacancies in the Group-4 TNPSC Services is in total 3078. It is hoped that more candidates will be assured of employment especially in their own divisions as the allocation by the Bard proceeds.

 Hoping for the best- Good luck to the candidates!

TNPSC Written and Final Exam Results announced

On a recent results announcement for the TNPSC exams that happens around the second half of every year, the results for the written exams have been announced as of 13-12-2012 for the –

Museum Department In The Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service
For written exam – 13-12-2012
Oral Exam to be conducted yet – 26-12-2012
Town and Country Planning Department in the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Subordinate Service
For written exam –
Oral Exam to be conducted yet – 26-12-2012
   T.N. Educational Service
For Final exam – 13-12-2012


The results can be checked by visiting the TNPSC Official website -

The results are given out in Pdf format and the registration number of the selected candidates for the oral exam further to be conducted on 26-12-2012 for the first two exams is given.

The Oral Examination following which the Final results shall be announced in the similar fashion (Pdf format),  for the above two posts mentioned in the table is to be conducted at

Office of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (New Building),

Frazer Bridge Road, V.O.C.Nagar,

Chennai - 600 003 (Near Govt.Dental College & Chennai Fort Railway Station)

As for the Final results announced for the Bursar post, the marks along with requirement of production of necessary certificates when and where required is also mentioned.

Please refer to the TNPSC website for further details.

Counseling for Typist Post

Chennai: The job posting for Typists in various departments of Government of Tamil Nadu are being filled now and the certificate verification and counseling for the same has been started in TNPSC office, here yesterday.

10,000 new candidates have been selected for recruitment by the government through the recent Group-4 exams. Verification of certificates and allocation of departments are being now done by the officials.
Since Government has released departmental orders for filling 3,405 vacancies for shorthand typists, the counseling for the same has started in TNPSC office yesterday. Daily 500 candidates are being called for counseling.

After finishing this, counseling sessions will start for filling 5657 junior assistant posts from December 17 onwards.

TNPSC Examination and Recruitment

What is TNPSC?
The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is an agency established by the Constitution of India that is involved in the recruitment of candidates who will be seated in various posts in Public Service department of Tamil Nadu.
How will the candidates be selected for the post?
Any candidate wanting to get selected for a post in the public service department of the State would have to undertake an examination procedure called TNPSC Exam.
What are the qualifications for taking up that exam?
The candidate must have an educational qualification of a bachelor’s degree or a post graduate degree from any recognized university in Tamil Nadu or from India.
Also the candidate must be an Indian citizen. Required proof for the same shall be submitted in the form of Ration card or Voter’s ID or Driving license and other related Government accredited proof ID.
Is there an age limit for the exam?
Your age must be in between 21 years to 30 years.
To whom does the government provide age relaxation?

Age relaxation provided by the Government as follows:
SC/ST Candidates - upto 5 years extra from the prescribed age limit.
OBC Candidates – upto 3 years extra from the prescribed age limit.
Physically Handicapped Candidates – upto 10 years extra from the prescribed age limit.
What are Group 1 and Group 2 exams?
Group exams are the exams conducted by each State Board. Group exams are divided on the basement of rank and pay package.Groups decide the rank and power along with pay package.

Group 1 includes post of IAS Officers like Assistant Collector and higher posts of similar rank.
Group 2 consists of Tasildars, Revenue Officers posts
Group 3 and Group 4 consist of Typists and junior ranking officials posts.

Who can apply for which Groups? What is the eligibility criterion?

Group1 :
Educational Qualifications: Any graduate from recognized university(Post graduate degree much preferred).

Group 2:
Educational Qualification: Bachelor degree.

Group 3:
Educational Qualification: you must be 12th Class Passed out.

Group 4 :
Educational Qualification: you must have completed your 12th Class.

On what areas does the exam focus on?

The exam would cover various general and public topics like:

Current Events
Indian National Movement
Mental Ability Test
General Science
Indian Politics
Indian Economy

When will exam results be announced?

The exam results for each group and each post recruitment basis will be announced individually.
But one can expect results through online within 40 days-2 months period.

TNPSC Examination preparation and selection

Explain the Selection Procedure.
Eligible candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Test and Interview.
What is the candidate eligibility?
The candidate must have an educational qualification of a bachelor’s degree or a post graduate degree from any recognized university in Tamil Nadu or from India.
Also the candidate must be an Indian citizen. Required proof for the same shall be submitted in the form of Ration card or Voter’s ID or Driving license and other related Government accredited proof ID.
How to Apply?
Eligible candidates have to apply only through online mode on the TNPSC official website which is '' or The application should be submitted on or before the Last date mentioned in the website.What amount of payment should be made and how?
The candidates have to pay Rs. 50/- as application fee through online/offline mode and Rs. 100/- as examination fee in the form of challan in case of offline mode payment in any Indian Bank or Post Office or in case of Online mode payment should be done by Net banking using Credit Card/Debit Card.
What are the other qualities that influence better selection possibilities of the candidate?
During direct recruitment, the outstanding and meritorious record of candidates in Sports, Athletics, NCC, NSS, ACC, Scouts and Guides and Literary activities of the candidates besides his general physique, aptitude, flair for expression, grasp of General Knowledge. etc., shall be taken into account by the Commission.
If the candidate is in the Service of the State or Central Government or in the Government Aided Institutions or the Quasi Government Organisations his personal file or record sheet or any other record showing his work and conduct may also be taken into account by the Commission.
Where to get the preparatory material for the exams?
There are several model question papers of previous 10 years available in the net. Also mock tests are available for instant analysis of one’s skill analysis. One can rate themselves by such tests.
 Besides these the recommended books are Tata Mcgraw Hill book series which you can purchase from nearest book stores.

A reminder on the remaining TNPSC Exams forthcoming and Details on the model Question Papers

Last Date for Online Registration

Date of Exam scheduled

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Model Question paper for knowledge of the upcoming TNPSC Exams can be found in

We will provide you with the direct links of the model question paper with regards to each upcoming exam on the schedule. For the candidates appearing for –
Nearest date (16-12-2012)

Group I examinations What does it entail?

On the account of extension of the registration dates of Group I examination by TNPSC Board, a brief accounting on what Group I examinations are all about, what they entail-
The posts that come under Group I examination category are:
1.       Deputy Collector (Post Code 1001) under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu Civil Service
2.       Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category – I) (Post Code: 1002) under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu Police Service
3.       Assistant Commissioner (C.T.) (Post Code:1003) under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Service
4.       District Registrar (Post Code: 1005) under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu Registration Service
5.       District Employment Officer (Post Code: 1007) under the jurisdiction of Tamil Nadu General Service
One can apply for any of these posts by writing the Group I exams and clearing the same. The selection of the posts on clearing the exams would depend on the note of marks secured in the exams and caste benefits as declared by the Government.
The Educational Qualification required:
Candidates should possess a Degree of any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other Educational Institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956
is the declaration as described by the board of TNPSC in effect as on 16-11-2012.
In simpler terms –
·         The qualification prescribed above should have been obtained by passing the required degree course in the order of studies 10th, HSC and Bachelor’s degree.
·         The Candidates, who have written the final year degree examination, may also apply to the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services, subject to the condition that they should produce proof of having passed the degree examination when admitted to the Main Written Examination, failing which they will not be admitted to the Main Written Examination.
Age Limit:
Basing on the above requirements the age limit for the candidates to be eligible for this examination and posts would be 21 years minimum, and not exceeding 30 years of age for General Caste. The SC/ST has a privilege of attending for the exam till the age of 35 years.
*Special allowance will be made for candidates who have studied and achieved their degree in Tamil Medium Schools and Colleges.

Postponement of Group I TNPSC exam registration - Official notice

The TNPSC Official heads have decided on an extension of the registration date to the application of Group I exams in TNPSC examinations. The prior last date for registration online and payment of the fees for the schedule of exam on 27-01-2013 was set on 16-11-2012. This has been officially extended to-

Last date for submission of online applications: 24-12-2012

Last date for payment of fee through Bank or Post office: 27-12-2012

The examination date remains unaltered.

The official notice can be referred by consulting the Advertisement No. 331 in the Tamil Nadu Public Services Board website-

The declaration so conceived duly signed by the Secretary of the board of Examinations, TNPSC.
This is to give chance for more applicants who have missed out to apply earlier along the month and also to increase the amount of candidates to positively incline towards the Public Services Commission. One does hope this will provide a good opportunity for the missed out candidates and tip the scales in favour of Public Services Commission. 

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