TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2024; Exam Pattern

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TNPSC Group IV Services Selection Process:

The Selection Procedure of the Exam will be as follows:

1.  Written Examination

2. Certificate Verification

Scheme of Examination:

Type of Examination: Objective Type (OMR Method)

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDurationMinimum Qualifying Marks for selection (All Communities)
Single Paper (S.S.L.C Standard)
Part ATamil Eligibility-Scoring Test1001503 hours90
Part BGeneral Studies75150
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test25
 Total200300  

– Part B of the answer sheets will be evaluated only if the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks of 40% (i.e., 60 Marks) in Part A. Total marks secured in Part-A and Part-B taken together will be considered for ranking. The questions in Part-A Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test will be set in Tamil only. The questions in Part B will be set both in Tamil and English.

– Differently Abled candidates (irrespective of the percentage of disability) who have studied English subject only in Board/University can avail exemption from writing the Tamil Eligibility-cum-Scoring Test and instead, they can opt for General English (SSLC Standard). There will be no translation part in this paper. The questions in Part A of General English will be set in English only. Such candidates should furnish the required details in the application and upload the Certificate of Disability in the format prescribed in Annexure II of this notification, at the time of submission of the online application, without fail.

Posts other than Forest Guard, Forest Guard with Driving Licence, Forest Watcher, and Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth)

– Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments, the list of eligible candidates will be announced for onscreen certificate verification. After verification, the eligible candidates will be admitted for physical certificate verification.

– The register number-wise list of candidates summoned for physical certificate verification will be announced on the Commission‘s website. The original certificates in support of the claims made in the online application for the post(s) for which he/she is summoned will be verified. After thorough scrutiny of the original documents, the candidate will be admitted to the next stage. The candidate will then be allowed to participate in the counselling based on his/her rank.

– For the post of Steno Typist, Grade III included in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial / Judicial Ministerial Service, Steno Typist, Personal Assistant to Chairman (Steno Typist II), Personal Clerk to Managing Director / General Manager (Steno Typist III) in Tamil Nadu Women Development Corporation Ltd., the following order of preference will be given;

i. Candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand in Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be selected first.

ii. If the candidates with the qualification mentioned above in ‘i’ are not available, candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand in Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/Junior Grade in English will be selected;

iii. If the candidates with the qualifications mentioned above in ‘i’ and ‘ii’ are not available, the candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand in Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be selected.

For the post of Typist, included in the Tamil Nadu Ministerial / Judicial Ministerial / Legislative Assembly Secretariat / Secretariat Service and Typist in Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Ltd, the following order of preference will be given;

i. Candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting in Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English will be selected first.

 ii. If the candidates with the qualification mentioned above in ‘i’ are not available, candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting in Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/Junior Grade in English will be selected;

iii. If the candidates with qualifications mentioned above in ‘i’ and ‘ii’ are not available, the candidates who have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting in Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil will be selected.

Posts of Forest Guard, Forest Guard with Driving Licence, Forest Watcher, and Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth):

– For the candidates who opted for the posts of Forest Guard, Forest Guard with Driving Licence, Forest Watcher, and Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth) in the online application, a separate list of eligible candidates will be announced for onscreen certificate verification, based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments,.

– After the onscreen certificate verification, the eligible candidates who have opted for the said posts in their online application, will be admitted to the Endurance Test in 1:3 ratio. These candidates shall undergo a Physical Standards Verification and Endurance Test consisting of a walk over 25 km and 16 km to be completed in four hours by male and female/third gender candidates respectively which will be conducted by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. A certificate to this effect must be obtained from a Gazetted Forest Officer nominated by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests on his behalf and produced. The Physical Standards and Endurance Test will be conducted only at Chennai.

– If a transgender candidate applies as a male candidate, then the requirement of the Physical Standards and Endurance Test prescribed for the male category shall apply. If a transgender candidate applies as a female candidate, then the requirement of Physical Standards and Endurance Test prescribed for the female category shall apply. If a transgender candidate applies as a third gender, the Physical Standards and Endurance Test prescribed for female candidates shall apply.

– Candidate must satisfy a Medical Board in Chennai regarding his / her physique, fitness, and capacity for rough outdoor work in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department.

– For the post of Forest Guard with Driving Licence, the Department of Forest will conduct a driving test with the help of experts.

– Based on the results of the endurance test, and driving test (if applicable), the eligible candidates will be admitted for physical certificate verification. The register number-wise list of candidates summoned for physical certificate verification will be announced on the Commission‘s website. The original certificates in support of the claims made in the online application for the post(s) for which he/she is summoned will be verified. After thorough scrutiny of the original documents, the candidate will be admitted to the next stage. The candidate will then be allowed to participate in the counselling based on his/her rank.

– First, the selection will be made for the backlog vacancies. Secondly, the selection will be made for regular vacancies following the rule of reservation of appointments. Thirdly, the selection against shortfall vacancies will be made from among SC/ST candidates only.

Medical and Physical Standards:

Posts other than Forest Guard, Forest Guard with Driving Licence, Forest Watcher, and Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth)

– Candidates selected for appointment to the posts will be required to submit a certificate of physical fitness to the Appointing Authority at the time of joining the post.

– The visual acuity of the candidates will have to be within Standard III or better. Candidates with defective vision should produce an Eye Fitness certificate from a qualified Eye Specialist working in a Government Hospital.

Posts of Forest Guard, Forest Guard with Driving Licence, Forest Watcher, and Forest Watcher (Tribal Youth)

– Candidate must possess the following minimum physical standards;

CategoryHeight (cm)Chest (cm)
NormalExpansion
Male16379 (round the chest) on full expiration05 (on full inspiration)
Female and Third Gender15074 (round the chest) on full expiration05 (on full inspiration)

For the candidate belonging to Scheduled Tribes, the following shall be the minimum height standards;

Male Candidate ……………………………152 cm

Female and Third gender Candidate ……145 cm

– Candidates possessing the above-said minimum Physical Standards are only eligible to apply for these posts.

Certificate of Physical Standards: A certificate containing the following particulars should be obtained from a Medical Officer, above the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by the Government to a Government Medical Institution on or after the date of Notification and upload/produce the documents when called for by the Commission.

(1) Height ….. cm

(2) Chest Measurement

(i) On full inspiration ……cm

(ii) On full expiration ……cm

(iii) Difference (Expansion) …….cm

(The measurements should be specified only with reference to the Metric System)

Vision Requirement for the post of Forest Guard with Driving Licence: Candidates must be certified to possess the visual standards specified below without glasses;

 Right EyeLeft Eye
Distance Vision6/66/6
Near Vision0.50.5 (Snellen)

Each eye must have a full field of vision. Colour blindness, Squint, or any morbid condition of the eyes or lies of either eye shall be deemed to be a disqualification. Lasik / Laser Surgery / Excimer Laser Surgery underwent by the candidate in either of the eyes shall be deemed to be a disqualification. A certificate from the District Government Head Quarter Hospital should be obtained to effect that the vision of the candidates conforms in the above standard.

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