TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy: Overview, Exam Fee, Exam Pattern, Criteria

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is responsible for the recruitment of Group 4 cadre. Eligible candidates who got selected by TNPSC for group 4 cadre will get posted in the below-mentioned departments:

  1. Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
  2. Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
  3. Tamil Nadu survey and land records subordinate service
  4. Tamil Nadu secretariat service

Based on the TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy available in the departments mentioned above, notification is issued by TNPSC for the filling of vacating posts. Recruitment for these posts is based on merit; thus, candidates are advised not to consult any agents or touts who can cheat them or give false promises.

TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission is yet to announce the dates for the recruitment of the Group IV cadre for the year 2021. For the latest information, candidates can track it online through the TNPSC website for authenticating information. 

The TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy is dependent upon the number of posts available in below mentioned four departments:

  1. Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service
  2. Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
  3. Tamil Nadu survey and land records subordinate service
  4. Tamil Nadu secretariat service

For 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the cumulative number of posts available was 6491. The break up of 6491 posts is given below for reference purposes:

Name of the postName of the serviceNumber of vacancies
Village administrative officerTamil Nadu Ministerial Service397
Junior Assistant (Non-security)Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service
2688
Junior Assistant (Security)Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service104
Bill Collector, Grade ITamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service34
Field SurveyorTamil Nadu survey and land records subordinate service.509
DraftsmanTamil Nadu survey and land records subordinate service.74
TypistTamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu secretariat service/ Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Secretariat Service
1901
Steno-Typist (Grade III)Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service/ Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service784

The number of vacancies available keeps on changing on year on year basis. Above mentioned vacancy is inclusive of carried forwarded vacancies. And as per Section 27 of Tamil Nadu Governments servants, the first selection will be made for carried forward vacancies followed by regular vacancies.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Fee

  • TNPSC requires submission of fees in online mode only on the official website.
  • While applying for an exam online, kindly note there is no need to upload any documents. 
  • Post successful clearance of written examination only; candidate will be requested to submit documents online for verification.
  • There is no offline mode of accepting examination fees. Hence, candidates are requested not to send examination fees offline through demand draft/postal order, and offline will be rejected.

 The candidate has to pay the below mentioned fees in online mode:

One time registration fees (applicable for 5 years) along with examination fees150 rupees*
Examination fees without one-time registration100 rupees
*One-time registration fee is mandatory as without applicant can not submit their application

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Fee Concession

Candidates can avail of exam fee concession if they meet the below-mentioned conditions as prescribed by Tamil Nadu Government:

Category Concession Condition
Scheduled caste and Scheduled TribeNo feesThey should have a caste certificate obtained from the competent authority
Destitute widow (DW), a differently-abled personNo feesCandidates should obtain a DW certificate from the RDO/ sub-collector/ Assistant collector.For differently-abled persons; disability should not be less than 40%
Ex-ServicemenThe first two chances are free
Backward classesThe first three chances are free

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern

TNPSC Group 4 exam is an objective type wherein the level of question will be upto SSLC standard. Candidates have the option to choose from Tamil or English as the mode of examination. The duration of the examination, passing marks, maximum marks, and subjects are mentioned in the table below:

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksPassing marks/Qualifying marks
General Studies (75 items) Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (25 items) General Tamil / General English (100 items) (Total = 200 items)3 hours30090

 The candidate can write the exam either in English or Tamil language based on his preference.

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TNPSC Group 4 Selection Procedure

  • As said earlier, TNPSC recruits candidates based on merit. Hence, the Commission prepares the list of shortlisted candidates based on the marks obtained in the written examination.
  • A list of these shortlisted candidates is published on the website, where they are instructed to submit their certificates for onscreen verification.
  • Post successful verification of their documents; departments are allotted to the candidates as per available vacancy. 

TNPSC Group 4 Age Criteria

Depending upon the post applied for, there are minimum age criteria that need to be fulfilled for the applied post as mentioned below:

Post: Village Administrative Officer
Category of applicantsMinimum AgeMaximum age
Scheduled caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Destitute Widow2140
Others*2130

*People who have been serving in central/state government offices for more than 5 years, even if they meet the age criteria, are not eligible for application.

For remaining other categories and clarification, candidates can refer to TNPSC official website.

Post: Junior Assistant (Non-Security), Junior Assistant (Security), Bill Collector-Grade I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist and Steno-Typist (Grade -III)
Category of applicantsMinimum AgeMaximum age
Scheduled caste, Scheduled Tribe, Backward Class, Destitute Widow1835
Most Backward class1832
Others*1830
The persons having training in  Survey in ITI in Tamil Nadu (for the post of Field Surveyor and Draftsman only)1835

For remaining other categories and clarifications, candidates can refer to TNPSC official website.

We hope that this blog provided you with all the information regarding TNPSC Group 4 Vacancy. For any other details, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on Oliveboard.

FAQs

1. How many stages are there in TNPSC group 4 exams?

There are two phases. The first phase includes written examination post clearing which candidates are called for certificates verification.

2. Is there any option for the medium of the exam while taking the written examination?

Yes, candidates can choose between two different languages, which are Tamil and English.

3. Is there any minimum qualification passing marks in the written exam?

The minimum passing criteria are 90 for the written examination.

4. Can the application can be applied offline?

No, the only process of applying for the TNPSC group 4 exam is online. 

5. Can fees for the TNPSC group 4 exam be paid through postal order/demand draft?

There is no offline mode of accepting examination fees. Hence, candidates are requested not to send examination fees offline through demand draft/postal order and application as it will be rejected.

6. What is the total number of openings under the TNPSC group 4  Vacancy?

For 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the cumulative number of TNPSC group 4 Vacancies available was 6491.