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TNPSC Group I Exam Notification 2011

Applications are invited upto 5.45 p.m. on 28-01-2011 for direct recruitment to the vacancies in the

 Name of the Post Service :
1. Deputy Collector ( 33 Posts )

2. Deputy Collector (SC/ST) ( 23 Posts )

3. Deputy Superintendent of Police ( 29 Posts )

4. Assistant Commissioner ( 28 Posts )

5. District Registrar ( 07 Posts )

6. Assistant Director of Rural Development Department ( 10 Posts )

7. Divisional Officer in the Fire and Rescue Services Department ( 01 Posts )

A) Date of Notification 29-12-2010 -
B) Last date for receipt of applications 28-01-2011 5.45 P.M.
C) Date of Preliminary Examination 22-05-2011 10.00 A.M. – 1.00 P.M.
SCALE OF PAY :-  Rs.15600-39100 +Grade Pay - Rs. 5400 (PB3)


a) The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to each post separately and distribution of the vacancies will be as per the rule in force, except to the backlog vacancies in the post of Deputy Collector.
b) In G.O. Ms. No.145, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (S) Department, dated 30.09.2010, the Government have issued orders to fill up 20% of all vacancies in direct recruitment on preferential basis to persons studied in Tamil Medium. Clarification in this regard is awaited from the Government. Hence, distribution of vacancies is not announced.

c) Candidates who claim reservation with reference to orders issued in the above G.O. should enclose evidence in support of their claim. Applications submitted without evidence for “PSTM” (PSTM Persons Studied in Tamil Medium) will not be considered for the above said reservation.

d) The number of vacancies advertised is only approximate and is liable to modification with reference to vacancy position at any time before finalization of selection to Main Written Examination.

e) Certificate of Physical Fitness: Candidates selected for appointment to the posts of Deputy Collector, Assistant Commissioner and Assistant Director of Rural Development Department, will be required to produce a Certificate of Physical Fitness in the form prescribed for “Executive Posts". The Certificate of Physical Fitness for the Post of District Registrar is in the form prescribed for ‘Posts other than Executive and Ministerial’. The standard of vision prescribed for all the above said posts is Standard -III or better. Candidates with defective vision should produce eye fitness certificate from qualified eye specialist.

f) The Differently Abled persons should produce along with the application a copy of certificate of physical fitness specifying the nature of physical handicap and the degree of disability based on the norms laid down, from the Medical Officer concerned in the relevant speciality to the effect that his/her handicap will not render him/her incapable of efficiently discharging the duties attached to the post to which he/she is applying. However, he/she should produce the physical fitness certificate obtained from the
Medical Board before appointment.

g) Even after filling up of the posts reserved for SC (Arunthathiyars) on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-se-merit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified candidates, it shall be filled up by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars.

h) Reservation of appointments to Destitute Widows and Ex-Servicemen will not apply to this recruitment.

i) If no qualified and suitable female candidates are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for Women those vacancies will be filled by male candidates belonging to the respective communal categories.

j) Any claim relating to the selection (not related to candidature or/and claims made in the application) should be received within 90 days from the date of announcement of results. Claims received thereafter will receive no attention.


(A) AGE (as on 01.07.2010):

(i) MINIMUM AGE LIMIT – Should have completed 21 years (for all candidates) (i.e. should have been born on or before 01.07. 1989 )

(ii) MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT – Should not have completed -
(a) 35 years for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs, and Destitute Widows of all castes.
(b) 30 years for candidates not belonging to any of the above said categories.

(iii) For the post of Assistant Commissioner in TN Commercial Taxes Service: (Post Code: 1003)

For candidates possessing B.L. Degree of any University or Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission - must be below 36 years in the case of SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes and 31 years in the case of candidates not belonging to any of the above said categories.
Age relaxation of 5 years in the maximum age limit will be applicable to persons affected by the ban order as per the orders issued by the Government. (Hence, candidates pertaining to (a) and (b) above should have been born on or after 02.07.1970 and 02.07.1975 respectively).

Note : (i) 'Others’ [i.e candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs] who have put in five years of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible to apply even if they are within the age limit.

(ii) The Technical and Non-technical staff, who are working in TANSI, facing retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/Undertakings (evidence to be produced) may also apply, if they satisfy all the prescribed qualifications, except age. The relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour, if they come up for selection.

(iii) Emergency Commissioned Officers may also apply for the post of Deputy  Superintendent of Police (Category-I) even if they do not satisfy the age-limit prescribed. The case of each such applicant will be considered on merit and the question of relaxing the rule relating to age-limit will be considered by the Government.


Candidate 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.

Note : (i) The qualification prescribed above should have been obtained by passing the required degree course in the order of studies 10th, HSC, Bachelor’s degree.

(ii) Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should enclose evidence for such claim failing which their application will be summarily rejected.

(iii) 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.

(iv) The Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S or any other Medical Examination but have not completed the internship may also apply to the Preliminary Examination for direct recruitment to the posts included in Group-I Services provided they should submit along with their applications a copy of Certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional Medical examination. In such cases, the candidates will be required to produce at the time of their Interview, original degree or a Certificate from the concerned competent authority of the University/ Institution that they had completed all requirements (including completion of internship) for the award of the Degree.

(v) Candidates specified in Note (iii) and (iv) above, should furnish a Self Certificate also in a separate sheet, as specified below, together with the other enclosures, failing which their applications will be rejected.

The selection will be made in three successive stages, viz

(i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination and
(ii) Main Written Examination followed by
(iii) an Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.

The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 20 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments. However, in each reservation group all the candidates, who secure the same marks as that of the cut off marks of the reservation groups will also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:20 ratio.


(a) Scheme of Preliminary Examination :

The Preliminary Examination will be in Single Paper of objective type in the Subject “General Knowledge” (Degree Standard)of 3 Hours duration having 200 questions, with a maximum of 300 marks.

The question paper will be set both in Tamil and English. The syllabi for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Written Examination have been published at page 490 in the TNPSC Bulletin, dated 01.08.2004. The syllabi are also available at the Commission’s Website:

(i) For Preliminary Examination Rs. 75/- (Rupees Seventy five only).

(ii) For Main Written Examination Rs. 125/- (Rupees One hundred and twenty five only).


a) OMR application form along with an Information Brochure, ‘Instructions, etc., to candidates' and an envelope for sending application can be obtained from any one of the selected POST OFFICES (285 Nos.) in Tamil Nadu (including - Alagappapuram -Sivaganga) / Puducherry on payment of Rs. 30/-. (The list of Post Offices is available in the Annexure-III of Information Brochure).

b) OMR application forms can also be obtained in person from the sales counter of the office of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, No.1, Greams Road, Commercial Tax Annexe Building, Chennai-600 006, on all the working days till the closing date upto 5.00 p.m. (excluding lunch interval between 1.30 to 2.00 p.m.) on cash payment of Rs.30/-. Application forms will not be supplied to the candidates by Post.

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