Monday, 30 April 2012

Quotable Quote-Message of the Day

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Quotable Quote-Message of the Day

If you look at what you do not have in life you do not have anything. If you look at what you have in life you have everything

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012-Notification

 TNPSC-Group IV Exams - Notification 


NOTIFICATION NO: 14/2012                                                 DATED: 27.04.2012

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 28.05.2012 for admission to the Written Examination for direct recruitment  against the vacancies for the years 2007-08 to 2012-13 in the following posts included in Group-IV Service s :-

Name of the Post and Post
Code No.
Name of the Service and Code
No. of
Scale of pay
Junior Assistant
(Non - Security)
(Post Code: 2600)
Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service /
Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial
(Service Code. 006)
Rs.5200  – 20200
+Rs.2400/- Grade
Pay (PB-1)
Junior Assistant
(Post Code: 2400)
Bill Collector, Grade-I
(Post Code: 2500)
(Post Code: 2200)
Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service /
Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service/
Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial
Service (Service Code.006)
Steno-Typist, Grade - III
(Post Code: 2300)
Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service /
Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial
(Service Code.006)
Rs.5200  – 20200
+Rs.2800/- Grade
Pay (PB-1)
Field Surveyor
(Post Code: 2800)
Tamil Nadu Survey and Land
Records Subordinate Service.
(Service Code. 006)
Rs.5200  – 20200
+Rs.2400/- Grade
Pay (PB-1)
(Post Code: 2900)


1.*Details of Carry Forward Vacancies: - Refer Annexure – I of this notification.

 2. The vacancies in respect of Public works , High ways, Transport, Treasuries and Accounts, Public Health and Preventive  Medicine, Panchayat  Development  – Villupuram unit, Agriculture, Medical and Rural Health, Registration and Police Departments for the year 2012-13 have been included in this notification pending approval of the staff committee.  Hence the selection to these vacancies will be made only on approval of the staff committee.

 3. In respect of the vacancies for the year 2012-13 allotment of candidates to The departmental units will be taken up in phases.


Date of Notification
27 .04.2012
Last date for submission of applications
28 .05 .2012
Last date for payment of Fee through Bank
or Post Office
Date of Written Examination
07.07.2012 FN
10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012-Qualifications


(A) AGE (as on  01.07.2012)
Category of Candidates
Maximum Age
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste
(Arunthathiyars), Scheduled Tribes and
Destitute Widows of all castes
18 Years
35 Years
Most Backward Classes / Denotified
Communities., Backward Classes and
Backward Classes (Muslims),
“Others”  [ i.e  Candidates  not  belonging to
SCs,  SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and
BCMs ]
30 Years
For the persons who are trained in Survey in
ITI in Tamil Nadu, in respect of posts of Field
Surveyor and Draftsman only
35 Years

(i) No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, 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).

(ii) “Others”  [ i.e  Candidates  not  belonging to SCs,  SC(A)s,  STs, MBCs/DCs, BCsand BCMs ] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.
(iii) The Technical and Non-Technical Staff of TANSI who have faced retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government / Corporations/ Undertakings may also apply, if they are otherwise qualified except age.  The relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour if they come up for selection.

B(i) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (Common Qualification for all Posts): (as on 27.04.2012)

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification:
Must possess Minimum General Educational Qualification viz., Must have passed S.S.L.C Public Examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to Higher Secondary Courses of Studies (or) to College Courses of studies.

The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.


Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-
(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
(ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
(iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

(i) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
 (ii) by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  (iii) by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grade shall choose Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to Senior Grade.

Candidates for both the posts i.e. Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III Shall be selected in the following Order:-

a. Candidates with technical qualification referred to in item (i) above will be considered first for selection.

b. In case candidates with technical qualification referred to in item (i) above are not available, candidates with technical qualification referred to in item (ii) above will be considered for selection.

c. In case candidates with technical qualification referred to in item (i) and (ii) above are not available, candidates with technical qualification referred to in item (iii) above will be considered for selection.

(C) Computer Qualification (for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III):-
Candidate should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer  on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.

“Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz. Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply.  If selected, they should acquire such qualification within the period of their probation”.

(D) Preference in Selection
In respect of post of Field Surveyor other things being equal preference shall be
given to the candidates with ITI qualification in survey.

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012-General Information

A. The Rule of reservation of appointments applies to  each post / unit separately. The unitwise vacancies and Distribution of vacancies will be announced later as per the rule in force. 

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  with persons studied the  prescribed qualification in Tamil Medium. The 20% reservation of vacancies on preferential allotment to  Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) will apply for this recruitment.

C. The number of vacancies advertised is only approximate and is liable for modification with reference to vacancy position at any time before finalisation of selection.

D. If no qualified and suitable women candidates are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male candidates belonging to the respective communal categories. 

E.Regarding the vacancies available in the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, only persons professing Hindu Religion are eligible.

Candidates selected for appointment to the posts will be required to produce a Certificate of Physical Fitness in the form prescribed below:-

Name of the post
Standard of Vision
Form of Certificate of Physical
Posts mentioned in Para 1 of this Notification 
Standard-III or better
As prescribed in Tamil Nadu
Ministerial Service / Tamil
Nadu Judicial Ministerial
Service / Tamil Nadu
Secretariat Service

Candidates with defective vision should produce eye fitness certificate from a qualified eye specialist.

  G. 3% reservation for Differently Abled persons will apply for this recruitment.  If no suitable Differently Abled persons belonging to a particular Differently Abled Category is available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, it will be filled as per rule in force.

H The Differently Abled person will be requested to produce a certificate of physical fitness if he comes up for selection, from the Medical Officer 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 has been selected, before appointment.

I. Reservation to “Destitute Widows” and “Ex-Servicemen” will apply for this recruitment.

J. Evenafter 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.

K.   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. Any claim received thereafter will receive no attention.

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012-Scheme of Exam

Minimum Qualifying
Marks for selection
Single Paper in  (General Knowledge
(S.S.L.C Standard) (100 items) + General
Tamil / General English (S.S.L.C. Standard)
(100 items)
3 Hours


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.

ii.                  The questions on General Knowledge will be set both in English and  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 

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012- TNPSC Bulletin

Commission Bulletin as follows:-
Tamil Nadu Public Service
Commission  Bulletin No. &
General Knowledge
16, dated 01.08.2004
General Tamil
11, dated 16.05.2001.
General English
11, dated 16.05.2001

The syllabi are also available in the Commission’s Website ‘

The Written Examination will be held at the Centres mentioned  in Annexure–II of this notification.

The Commission reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of Examination     Centres and to re-allot the candidates.


Selection will be made on the basis of marks in the Written Examination, number of vacancies   and post/Unit option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments


At the time of verification of Original Certificates after publication of list of selected candidates 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 the application as per their eligibility irrespective of the Service / Unit for which they apply

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012- Fees

9. FEE:-

For all posts
Examination Fee                    Rs.75/-
Cost of Application                Rs.50/-
Total                                      Rs.125/-

  • Candidates claiming exemption from examination fee should pay only Rs.50/- towards Application fee.

  • Candidates have also to pay the service charges applicable to the Bank or Post Office or Fee Processing Agency

  • Those who have registered in the  One - Time  Registration system, and paid the registration fee of Rs.50/- and received the registration ID need not pay the application fee for a period of 5 years from the date of registration even if he applies for any other posts subsequently notified by the Commission. But those candidates shall pay examination fee, if applicable, on any other occasion.

  (For further details regarding the Examination fee concessions refer para 12 of the ‘Instructions to candidates').


For details refer para 15 (g) of the Commission’s ‘Instructions to candidates’.


Concessions in the matter of age and/or qualification  and / or fees allowed to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs, Destitute Widows, Ex-Servicemen, Differently Abled persons, other categories of persons etc., are given in paras 12 to 14 of the Commission’s 'Instructions to candidates'.


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

TNPSC Group IV Exam 2012 - How to apply

  • Candidates should apply only through online in the Commission’s Website or in

  • Before applying, the candidates should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in Data Storage Devices like CD/DVD/Pen drive as per their convenience.

  • A valid e-mail ID or Mobile Number is mandatory for registration and email ID should be kept active till the declaration of results. You are cautioned to keep your e-mail ID and password confidentially.  TNPSC will send Hall Tickets (Memorandum of Admission) for Written Examination, Interview Call Letters, other Memos etc. to the registered  /  given e-mail ID only.

  • Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Post Applied, Communal Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, candidates are requested to fill in the online application form with theutmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

  • The candidates who wish to receive SMS should register their mobile number in the application.

13(A) Applying Online:

1) Candidates are first required to log on to the TNPSC’s website or
2) Click “Apply online” to open up the On-Line Application Form.
3) Select the name of the post or service for which you wish to apply.
4) If you already have Unique ID, please enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them, if necessary.
5) If you do not have valid ID, please enter all  the required particulars without skipping any field.
6) Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the  specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph  and Signature. An online application is incomplete without the photograph and signature upload. 

TNPSC Group IV Exam- Mode of Payment

 13(B)Mode of Fee Payment:
Please select the mode of payment (Online Payment/Offline Payment).

 B(i)Online Payment (Net Banking, Credit card/Debit card)

1) In case candidates who wish to pay fees through the online payment  gateway, i.e Net Banking, Credit Card and Debit card Payment, an additional  page of the application form will be displayed wherein candidates may  follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details to make payment.

2) After submitting your payment information in the online application form,  please wait for the intimation from the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh  button in order to avoid double charge.

3)If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration  Number and Password will be generated. Candidates should note their  Application Number and Password for future reference in respect of the post  applied for.

B(ii) Offline Payment (Post Office or Indian Bank)
1)For offline mode of payment candidates have to select either Post Office or  Indian Bank.

2)Click “SUBMIT” to submit the Application form.

3)Candidates will be provided with Application Number and password. Please  note down the Application Number and password.

4)On Submission, system will generate the payment chalan which the candidate need to take print out and go to the nearest branch of Indian bank or the Designated Post Offices as the case may be, to make the payment

5)Collect the candidate’s copy of the fee payment chalan from the Branch. Please check that the chalan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in
the chalan by the Branch authorities.

6)Online Application Registration will be taken as successful one, only if the payment is made either in the post office or in the Indian Bank  within two working days from the date of registration/submission of application.

13(C)Print Option:
1) After submitting the application, candidates can print /save their application in   PDF format.

2) On entering Application Number and password, Candidates can download  their application and print, if required.

3) Candidates need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the candidates come up for next stage of selection.

a) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date for depositing the fee/ intimation charges to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on the TNPSC’s website on account of heavy load on internet/website jam.

b) TNPSC does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the TNPSC.

c) Under no circumstances, a candidate should share/mention e-mail ID or Mobile Number to any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, they should create a new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.

d) There is a provision to modify the submitted Online Application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct their details in the Online Application if any till last date of submission. This modification facility will be available upto the last date for applying online for the particular post. After this date, no modification will be permitted. Candidates should take utmost care and caution while filling in the Online Application. Please note that no modification in fee payment details will be permitted for candidates who pay fees/ intimation charges through the online mode. Since certain fields are firm, fixed and cannot be edited, candidates are requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

e) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify each and every particular filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

f) Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances AFTER THE LAST DATE FOR Editing/ Updating application details specified. TNPSC will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application form.

g) Commission is not responsible for the online payment failure.

h) Any clarification may be obtained from the Help Desk (No.1860 345 0112)


a. Candidates should ensure their eligibility for examination:  The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to examination.  Their admission to all stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying of the eligibility conditions. Mere issue of memo of admission to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been fully cleared by the Commission.

b. How to apply:  Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website or Detailed instructions for filling up online application are given in Para 13 of this Notification

c. The Hall Tickets for eligible candidates will be made available in the Commission’s Website or for downloading by candidates.  No Hall Tickets will be sent by post.

d. Grievance Redressal Cell for guidance of candidates:In case of any guidance/information/clarification of their applications, candidature, etc. candidates can contact Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s Office in person or over Telephone No.044-28297591-92, 044-28297584-86 or the Commission’s Office Toll-Free No. 1800 425 1002 on all working days between 10.00 a.m. and 05.45 p.m.

e. Mobile Phones and other Articles Banned:

i)Candidates are not allowed to bring Pager, Cellular Phone, Calculator, Memory Notes and books etc. or any other Electronic device or Recording Device either as separate piece or part of something used by the candidate such as Watch or Ring

(ii) If they are found to be in possession of any such thing or instrument they will not be allowed to write the examination further, besides invalidation of answerpaper and / or debarment.  If it is considered necessary they will be subjectedfor a physical search including frisking on the spot.

(iii) Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article such as books, notes, loose sheets mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Text Books, rough sheets etc. except the permitted writing material i.e. pen, no colour pen or pencil must be used.

(iv) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including Mobile Phones / Pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.

f. Candidates are not required to submit along with their application any certificates in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational Qualifications, Experience, Community Certificates and certificates regarding their Physical Disability, etc., They should be submitted when called for by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination.  Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz.  (Written) Examination and Oral Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.  If on verification at any time before or after the (written) Examination and Oral Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

g. If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, they may render themselves  liable to disciplinary action by the Commission.

h. Unfair means strictly prohibited: No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.

i. Conduct in Examination Hall: No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination.  Any such misconduct will be severely viewed & penalised. The Online Application can be filled upto 28.05.2012 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled

(For any additional information the candidates may refer Commission’s ‘Instructions to candidates’ at the Commission’s website )