TNPSC Exam 2024: Notification, Exam Dates, & Vacancy

April 29, 2024

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TNPSC Exam is done to choose the qualified applicants for Group 1 to Group 8 level positions in the Tamil Nadu government. The recruitment for various posts is carried out by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC). Fresh graduates are also eligible to apply because TNPSC recruiting exams don’t require any prior expertise. Applicants must pass several examination phases to be chosen, and depending on the merit list, the Tamil Nadu government would call the selected applicants as per appointments.



Tamil Nadu state conducts its own PSC exam for the aspirants of Tamil Nadu state. The PSC exam of this state is referred to as the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, also known as the TNPSC exam. This was adopted by the Madras Service Commission in 1970. The exam aims to recruit candidates for the state civil services from all over the Tamil Nadu state and address the Government regarding the issues related to the Commission. The main headquarters of this Commission is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

TNPSC conducts exams in two groups – Group-1 and Group-2 examinations. The exams are divided into 3 stages- Preliminary exam, Mains and Personal interview, and the language of the exam is English. Thereby the candidates are filtered after each stage. The most eligible candidates get the job offer. The application process can be done online, but both the exams (prelims and mains) are conducted offline, along with the personal interview. Details about the TNPSC 2024 Exam can be found here.

Latest Updates from TNPSC

  • TNPSC Group 1 to be conducted on 13th July 2024
  • TNPSC released the annual exam calendar for the year 2024-2025 on its official website. Candidates can also check the exam calendar below.
  • TNPSC released group IV notification for 6244 posts. The last day to apply is on 28th February 2024.

TNPSC 2024 Annual Planner


TNPSC 2024: Overview

OrganizationTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Post NameGroup IV
Exam Date9th June 2024
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Recruitment ProcessPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Education QualificationBachelor’s degree from a Government recognized University
Age Limit21 – 36 years
SalaryINR 19500 – INR 117600

TNPSC 2024 – Official Notification

Candidates can check and download the official notification of TNPSC Group IV 2024: Click to Download

TNPSC Exam Date

EventTentative dates
TNPSC Notification release date30th January 2024
Application start date30th January 2024
Application end date28th February 2024
Correction window4th to 6th March 2024
Admit card release dateTo be notified
TNPSC Exam date13th July 2024
ResultsTo be notified

TNPSC Vacancies

Vacancies for the Group 4 post have not been officially released by the TNPSC. You may check last year’s vacancy details below. The list of vacancies released for the year 2024 is listed below.

Post NameDepartmentNo of Vacancies
Village Administrative OfficerTamil Nadu Ministerial Service108
Junior Assistant (Non-Security)Tamil Nadu Ministerial /Judicial Ministerial Service2442
Junior Assistant (Security)Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service44
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd10
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Waqf Board27
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation Ltd.,15
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Water Supply  and Drainage Board49
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation7
Junior AssistantTamil Nadu Medicinal Plant Farms and Herbal Medicine Corporation10
TypistTamil Nadu Ministerial / Judicial Ministerial / Secretariat / Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service1653
TypistTamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation7
TypistTamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Ltd.,39
TypistTamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation Ltd.,3
TypistTamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.,3
Steno-Typist (Grade – III)Tamil Nadu Ministerial / Judicial Ministerial Service441
Steno-TypistTamil Nadu Text Book and Educational Services Corporation2
Steno-TypistTamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.,2
Personal Assistant to Chairman (Steno Typist II)
Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.,1
Private Secretary (Grade-III)Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd.,5
Personal Clerk to Managing Director/General Manager (Steno Typist III)Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.,2
Junior Executive (Office)Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd.,34
Junior Executive (Typing)Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd.,7
Receptionist cum Telephone OperatorTamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd.1
Milk Recorder, Grade IIITamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd.,15
Laboratory AssistantTamil Nadu Forensic Science Subordinate Service25
Bill Collector
Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service / Town Panchayat Department66
Senior Factory AssistantTamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd.,49
Junior Inspector of Cooperative SocietiesTamil Nadu Co-operative Subordinate Service1
Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth)Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service288
Forest WatcherTamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service526
Forest Guard with a Driving LicenceTamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service192
Forest GuardTamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service171

TNPSC Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for TNPSC can be categorized into mainly three parts. The educational qualifications, age limit, and nationality. All applicants must go through this eligibility process carefully before applying for any exam since various exams are being conducted by TNPSC, like Group-1, Group-2, Group-3, Group-4, Assistant Engineer, District Educational Officer, and Village Administrative Officer. Each of these exams has its limitations for the candidates to qualify for the exam.


The age limit is also different for every post is listed below.

GroupAge limit
Group 121 – 32 years
Group 218 – 30 years
Group 318 – 30 years
Group 421 – 30 years


Since there are various posts under TNPSC, each has its educational qualification.

  • The candidates who desire to appear for the Group-1 examination should be graduates of a recognized university or a deemed university.
  • The applicants who wish to appear for the Group-2 examination should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Each post under the Group-2 examination requires different educational qualifications.
  • All applicants applying for the Group-4 examination should have an educational qualification of SSLC certification or any equivalent certificate.
  • Applicants applying for the Combined engineering services and Assistant engineer exam have an educational qualification of B.E. or B. Tech degree. Whereas for the District educational officer exam, the candidate should have a master’s degree, a B.T., or a B.Ed. degree.

Nationality / Citizenship

The applicant must be an Indian citizen to be eligible for the role.

TNPSC Application Form

How to apply for TNPSC?

The aspirants who wish to apply for the TNPSC examination should apply through online registration on the official websites of TNPSC. To apply for any exam related to TNPSC, the candidates must apply for One Time Registration (OTR). After that, this OTR is applicable for the next five from the day of application registration. Few steps to apply for any examination.

  1. To register for OTR, the candidate should provide a scanned image of their photograph and signature.
  2. Once the registration is completed, the candidate can use this for the next five years. The candidate has access to the dashboard, and they can apply for any exam of their wish.
  3. When applying for the examination, the candidate must provide the exact details as they did for the OTR.
  4. All the documents of the candidate, like certificates and mark sheets, should be uploaded for verification. Therefore, if there are any malpractices or duplicate certificates, the candidate’s application process will be cancelled, and they must undergo severe measures.
  5. All the details like the official email, and mobile number of the candidate, should be given during registration. Indeed, all the information regarding the exam and other details will be provided via mail and messages to the mobile number.
  6. The payment can be made online or offline mode. As a result, all those who choose to pay online will have options like net banking, debit card/credit card. Whereas those who wish to pay offline must choose between bank challan or post office challan.

Application fees

TNPSC has a set of rules and regulations for a candidate to follow to appear for the examination. If a candidate is interested and wants to apply for any of the exams conducted by TNPSC, they must pay an amount of INR 150/- as their registration fee. This registration, referred to as One Time Registration, is valid for the next five years from the day one applied to the exam. Once a candidate gets registered, they can apply for any exam of their interests abiding by the eligibility rules. During this application process, the applicant must pay an amount of INR 200/-.

For those applicants who wish to pay offline, it is mandatory to pay the fee within two days from the submission date. There are few concessions for the examination fee. Anyone eligible for the conditions mentioned below needs not pay the examination fee. If a person does not pay the fee on time or follow the below rules, the application process will be rejected.

Examination Fee Concession:

  1. All the applicants who belong to Scheduled Castes (SC), Arunthathiyars (SC), and Scheduled Tribes (ST) are exempt from paying the examination fee.
  2. Applicants who are Differently Abled Persons (DAP) with disabilities not less than 40%, and Destitute Widow belonging to all communities are also exempt from paying the examination fee. A certificate of proof for Destitute Widows (DWs) obtained from RDO or Sub Collector should be submitted.
  3. In most Backward Class or De-notified Communities, Backward Classes need not pay the examination fee if they haven’t availed three free chances in any of the previous recruitment.
  4. Any Ex-servicemen who haven’t availed two free chances so far of any previous recruitment is exempted from paying the examination fee. But if the applicant had already been recruited to any class service or category must pay the examination fee.

All the applicants can pay the registration fee and application fee through online or offline methods. Through online, they can pay via net banking, Debit, or credit card. Whereas those who want to pay offline need to visit the State Bank of India or Indian Bank to pay the fee along with the service charges.

TNPSC Admit Card

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission releases the admit card of the applicants on the official website. All the registered candidates will also receive a notification mail and a message to their registered mobile number. All the eligible candidates for the exam will receive the admit card. One has to visit the official website to download the admit card. To download the admit card, the candidates should use the registration ID and password to log in through the portal. No candidate will receive an admit card via postal service.

Download the admit card for the TNPSC examination by following a few simple steps.

  1. Open the web browser and visit the official website.
  2. As the home page opens, click on the ‘login’ icon appearing on the screen.
  3. The candidate should provide the registration ID and password to log in through this website. If there is anyone who forgot the password, they can click on the ‘forgot password’ icon. A link is sent to the registered mail ID, provided during the registration process.
  4. Once the login process is successful, click on the ‘generate admit card’ icon which will further display the admit card on the screen.
  5. The applicants can find the admit card. The candidates should carry this printed copy of the admit card to the exam centre.

Apart from the admit card, various other documents need to be carried out during the exam and interview process. The candidate should carry the original copy of the Aadhar card/ Pan card/ driver’s license/ voter ID/ or passport to the examination hall. Anyone who does not have their identity proof along with their admit card is not allowed to appear for the examination. They should also carry these documents during their interview process. All the candidates must reach the on time to the examination hall. Anyone who appears late will not be allowed to write the exam.

Admit Card Details

All the candidates should check the details regarding the admit card for any errors. The admit card consists of various details of the applicant.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Registration number
  • Guardian name of the candidate
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam date and time
  • Examination City
  • Examination centre
  • Gender and Category
  • Basic rules and instructions

The candidate must carry a hard copy of the admit card while appearing for the exam at the examination hall. All the candidates should be aware of the notifications released on the official website.

Exam Centre Details

The list of exam centre details has been released by the officials. Candidates must choose the exam centres correctly because later the exam centres will not be changed. The list for the PDF list of the TNPSC exam is attached below.

TNPSC Exam Center 2024

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TNPSC Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the TNPSC examination is also different for every post. The TNPSC board releases the exam pattern along with the syllabus. All the candidates must go through this exam pattern thoroughly to clear their confusion regarding the exam and prepare accordingly. All the details regarding the exam pattern are available on the TNPSC official website. As most of these exams are conducted with more than one round, the exam pattern is different in each level of the same post as well. For example, the group 1 exam has three rounds a prelim exam, a main exam, and a personal interview. Here, the nature of the prelim exam is objective type and the main exam is descriptive.

Based on the nature of the examination and the number of questions asked in the paper, the duration of each paper also changes. So, anyone who is applying for any posts on the TNPSC examination should be well aware of the examination pattern. The preparation plan for these exams is mainly determined based on this exam pattern to excel in the examination and achieve their dreams.

TNPSC Exam Pattern
Exam TypeSubjectsMarksNo. of QuestionsDuration
Objective TypeTamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test (SSLC Standard)1501003 Hours
General Studies (SSLC Standard) 15075
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) 25


  • Offline testing will be used to administer the TNPSC Group 4 Prelims Exam.
  • The OMR sheet must be filled out with the answers marked.
  • The TNPSC will make the exam’s answer key available after the exam is successfully administered.
  • Candidates can voice objections and gain an indication of their score from the answer key.
  • The exam carries no negative marking.

TNPSC Syllabus

The TNPSC is among those examinations that face huge competition. There are many aspirants every year who appear for various exams conducted by TNPSC. Though there are many vacancies for the candidates, not all qualify for these examinations. Only those students who are well prepared for the exam can crack these exams. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission releases the syllabus for the candidates to prepare accordingly. Consequently, the syllabus for every post is uploaded on the TNPSC official website. where the candidates can download the syllabus. The website also provides a syllabus for the past years for reference. Since it is updated on the website, it is easily accessible to everyone to look into.

The syllabus for every post is different. Few subjects are similar to most of the posts like general studies, current events, Tamil studies, and English studies. All the candidates should be aware of the current events mainly about India and Tamil Nadu state. It also includes things like national and regional events, history and political news, awards, sports, and authors with their books.

TNPSC Syllabus 2024
General StudiesAptitude and Mental Ability test
Current EventsPercentage
Indian PolityHighest Common Factor (HCF)
GeographyLowest Common Multiple (LCM)
EconomicsRatio and Proportion.
Indian National MovementSimple Interest
Development Administration in Tamil NaduCompound Interest
History, Heritage, and Socio-Political Movements of TNArea
Current AffairsTime and Work
 Logical Reasoning
 Visual Reasoning
 Alpha Numeric Reasoning
 Number Series

TNPSC Result 2024

Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) examination announces the results of every exam on their official website. So, all the candidates who appeared in any of these exams can visit the official website. The commission will release a notification on the official website which informs the dates related to the results. Once the notification is released, the dates will be updated immediately. The result will show the cut-off mark and whether a candidate is qualified for the exam or not. For instance, if a candidate gets selected for any post, they must appear for the counselling session conducted by the management before joining their service.

The announcement of the Group 1 TNPSC examination is yet to be released. Usually, the board of TNPSC announces the results within 25-35 days after the examination. All the candidates should get through all the levels to clear the exam. Once a candidate clears all the rounds, they must go through document verification. The list of the results will be updated on the official website.

During the process of checking results, one must confirm all the personal details of the candidate like the name, date of birth, roll number, guardian’s name, and registration number. If you find any spelling errors or any other mistake, contact the help desk immediately to resolve the issue. They should also check their marks on every paper separately along with the oral test if they have given one. They should also check their rank in the state and the cut-off as it varies for every category.

Steps to check the TNPSC exam result 2024 are:

The candidates can sometimes face difficulty while checking their results. So, here are the basic steps that need to be followed to check the result and download it. It is very important to make sure that the internet connection on the mobile phone or personal computer (whichever device is used to check the result) is standard.

  1. Open any one of the web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.
  2. Then on the tab, open the official website of TNPSC.
  3. Once the page opens, click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page. Therefore, this will open more options.
  4. After that, select the ‘result’ icon which will again open a new page.
  5. Here, you’ll find all the exam-related updates of TNPSC. Subsequently, you can search for the exam of your wish and open it.
  6. Once you click on the page of your wish, a page will pop out asking for the registration number and date of birth. Then fill in the details and confirm it.
  7. If all the details are entered correctly, you’ll certainly have your result page open with all the details.
  8. Make sure that all the personal details are entered correctly on the resulting form before exiting the page. That is to say, if any trouble, call the help desk to sort out the issues.

The result for group 2 will be announced shortly by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission on their official website. The answer key will be released immediately after the exam is conducted. The candidates can keep their question papers along with them so that they can evaluate themselves even before the results are announced. All the correct answers will get 1 mark each and there is no negative marking.

TNPSC Cutoffs 2024

The TNPSC board selects the candidates based on their merit in the examination. Since there is a huge number of candidates applying for the exam with a minimum number of vacancies, the candidates are filtered after every round. As a result, by the end of the selection process, only the desirable candidates are approved for the posts. So, this filtration process is done through a cut-off mark.

The cut-off mark for every post in TNPSC is different. After every exam, a cut-off mark is released along with the results on the official website. The cut-off mark varies and changes every year due to various factors like the number of applicants, the number of vacancies available for a particular post, the effect of previous years’ cut-off mark, reservation quota, marking scheme, and most importantly level of difficulty of the exam.

The cut-off mark is different for different category candidates. Those who belong to the open category or general category have a higher cut-off mark compared to those who belong to SC/ST/OBC.

The following table consists of cut-off marks of the various TNPSC group prelims examinations.

Expected Group 1 Cut off Score
BC (M)110107

As mentioned above, the cut-off marks differ for every exam. The following table consists of the expected cut-off marks of the TNPSC Group 2 post.

Expected Group 2 Cut off Score
BC (M)147-152140-145
SC (A)145-150138-143

The TNPSC Group 3 exam dates are yet to be announced. Once the exam is conducted, the cut-off for the same exam will be announced within a few weeks from the exam date along with the results. But the minimum qualifying mark for this exam is 90 out of the total 300 marks. The weightage given to personal interviews will be 40 marks.

Expected Group 4 Cut off Score

Steps to check cut-off marks for the TNPSC exam 2024:

Aspirants can check the cut-off mark of any TNPSC examination easily by visiting the official website. Here are some simple steps to check the cut-off marks.

  1. Open the web browser and open the official website of TNPSC.
  2. After opening the website, click on ‘results’ which is on the right side of the page which is below ‘apply online’.
  3. Then, a menu will open where there are many options along with ‘cut off’.
  4. Click on the ‘cut off’ icon and then a new page opens up where you can see various notifications on cut-offs of different examinations.
  5. You can now look for the cut of any examination of your interest just by searching it.
  6. Once you find the notification of your interest, then click on it to view the cut-off marks.
  7. As you click on the notification, a document will be downloaded to your device which consists of details related to that particular exam along with the cut-off marks.

TNPSC Salary Structure

The Board will soon publish a new notification for the TNPSC exams. The official notification includes a list of all the benefits and allowances, including the TNPSC Salary. Here you may see the TNPSC Recruitment 2024 salary structure. The Tamil Nadu State Government approved monthly basic pay and allowances that make up the TNPSC Pay Scale.

TNPSC Group PostPay Scale (in Indian Rupees)
Group 1INR 56100 – INR 205700
Group 2INR 37,200 – INR 1,17,600
Group 3INR 20,600 – INR 65,500
Group 4INR 16,600 – INR 75,900
Group 5AINR 20,000 – INR 1,34,200
Group 6INR 37,700 – INR 1,38,500
Group 7 (Grade I, Executive Officer)INR 37,700 – INR 1,19,500
Group 7B (Grade III, Executive Officer)INR 20,600 – INR 75900
Group 8 (Grade IV, Executive Officer)INR 19,500 – INR 71900

Apart from the salary provided to TNPSC employees, they also have various facilities. They are:

  • Accommodation facility
  • Transport facility
  • Health Insurance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Education facility

TNPSC Preparation Tips

Aspirants of the TNPSC examination need to put in a lot of hard work with complete dedication to clear the exam. Many aspirants apply for the exam but do not know how to start their preparation for the exam. So, here are a few tips for the candidates that they need to follow to ace their preparation.

  • Stay updated with the notifications that are being uploaded on the TNPSC official website.
  • It is very important to study the Tamil Nadu school textbooks of senior secondary school along with 11th standard textbooks as most of the topics in general studies, political science, economics, civics are mostly covered in these textbooks.
  • Keep on practising through the previous year’s question papers to understand more about the exam. Maintain good handwriting which might attract the evaluators. Give mock tests regularly.
  • It is better to make a study plan and follow it accordingly. Have small breaks in between and take small naps to refresh yourself.
  • Look into the exam pattern and the syllabus and make notes accordingly. The study material for every post is uploaded on the official website. So, download the material for detailed information.
  • Go through the current affairs and read the newspaper regularly to be good on the part of current affairs.

Don’t let the desire to achieve your dream fade out. Keep reminding yourself about your dream and work hard. Build up the courage and always stay confident. This might help you during the personal interview. The more confident you are about yourself, the better your results will turn out.

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Are preliminary marks included in the final merit list of the TNPSC exam?

No, the marks of preliminary are only to filter out the candidates for the main exam. Hence, preliminary exam marks aren’t considered for the final merit list. Therefore, only the marks obtained in the mains exam along with the personal interview (if applicable) are considered for the final merit list of the TNPSC exam.

How is the cut-off mark of TNPSC calculated?

The cut-off marks are calculated based on various factors. It includes the total number of applicants appearing for the exam, the performance of the candidates in the exam, the effect of the previous year’s cut-off marks, the category of candidates, and the difficulty level of the exam.

What are all the documents to be carried out for the prelim exam of the Group 1 TNPSC exam?

All the candidates must carry their hall ticket along with any identity proof. This includes an Aadhar card/PAN card/ driver’s license/ voter ID/ or passport to enter the examination hall.

How do I get my TNPSC registration ID and password?

All the candidates who aspire to become a part of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission should apply for the exams. All interested candidates should register on the official website before applying for the exam. After registration, candidates will receive the registration ID and password in their registered email and phone number.

Is it compulsory to learn Tamil to appear for the TNPSC exam?

Yes, everyone must know how to read and write the Tamil language. Certainly, the main exam of group 2 paper 1 consists of two questions. So, these two questions require translation from Tamil to English and English to Tamil.

How many stages are there for the TNPSC Group 2 exam?

There are two stages for the TNPSC Group 2 exam. The first stage is the preliminary exam and then the main exam. Few posts have an interview round after the main round. However, the prelims exam is objective, and the mains exam is descriptive. Both are conducted offline, and the main exam is again divided into paper 1 and paper 2.

Are there any physical requirements for the TNPSC posts?

Yes, TNPSC applicants who are applying for the positions of District Officer (Fire and Rescue Services) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Category I) must meet the following physical requirements:
1) Concerning height, male applicants must be at least 165 cm tall; female applicants must be at least 155 cm tall.
2) Concerning Chest expansion, for the position of DSP (Category I), the minimum requirement is 86 cm (Expansion 5 cms), and for the position of District Officer (Fire and Rescue services), the minimum requirement is 89 cm (Expansion 5 cms).

What is the salary range for TNPSC Group 2 exams?

There are various posts in the TNPSC Group 2 examination, and the salaries also differ from one another. But the estimated salary would be between Rs. 37200/- – Rs. 117600/-.

Can I apply for TNPSC with a 12th-grade certificate?

Yes, because various posts in TNPSC are applicable for aspirants who wish to get a government job.