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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) also conducts recruitment second ranked officers for government services through Combined Civil Services Examination - II (Group-II A Services).

What is the difference between Group I and Group II?

Every department in an organisation contains different posts. Such a kind of structure is essential for any organization in order to perform all the works inside the organization in an efficient manner. Now, similarly, the various departments under State Government of Tamil Nadu comprise of various designations. Those top ranked positions come under Group I and the next level comes under Group II Services. Other ranks like Group III report to them.

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What are the posts under Group II?

Second ranked officers like Assistant Commercial Tax Officer, Sub-Registrar Grade –II, Municipal Commissioner , Assistant Section Officer, Junior Employment Officer come under Group II. Here is a list of posts and designations :

SI. No. Name of the Post Name of the Service No. of Vacancies Scale of Pay
1 Deputy Commercial Tax Officer Tamil Nadu Commercial Taxes Subordinate Service 8 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4800/- (PB2)
2 Sub Registrar, Grade-II Tamil Nadu Registration Subordinate Service 23
3 Probation Officer in Prison Department Tamil Nadu Jail Subordinate Service 2
4 Assistant Inspector of Labour in the Labour Department Tamil Nadu Labour Subordinate Service 11
5 Junior Employment Officer (Non-Differently Abled) in Employment and Training (Employment Wing) Department Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service 17
6 Junior Employment Officer (Differently Abled) in Employment and Training (Employment Wing) Department 1
7 Special Assistant in the Vigilance and Anti corruption Department Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service 2
8 Special Branch Assistant in Intelligence Wing of the Police Department 6
9 Assistant Section Officer in TNPSC Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service 3 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4600/- (PB2)
10 Assistant Section Officer cum Programmer in TNPSC 4
11 Assistant Inspector in Local Fund Audit Department Tamil Nadu Local Fund Audit Subordinate Service 78 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4300/- (PB2)
12 Audit Inspector in the Audit Wing of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Administration Department Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service 28 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4300/- (PB2)
13 Supervisor of Industrial Co-operatives in the Industries and Commerce Department Tamil Nadu Industries Subordinate Service 4 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4300/- (PB2)
14 Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Department of Registrar of Co-operative Societies Tamil Nadu Co-operative Subordinate Service 333 (253+80**) Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/- (PB2)
15 Supervisor / Junior Superintendent in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing / Agricultural Business Department Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing Subordinate Service 72 (7+65**) Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/- (PB2)
16 Handloom Inspector in Handlooms and Textiles Department Tamil Nadu Handlooms and Textiles Subordinate Service 29 Rs.9300-34800+ Grade Pay Rs.4200/- (PB2)
17 Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department in TN Various Districts Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service 618 (454 + 139**) + 25* Carried Forward vacanciess (Differently Abled) Rs.5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs.2800/-(PB1)
18 Executive Officer, Grade-II in Town Panchayats Department (District wise vacancies) Kanniyakumari - 2 Tamil Nadu Town Panchayat Subordinate Service 2 Rs.5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs.2400/-(PB1)
Total 1241


* Carried Forward vacancies (DA) – Differently Abled Person

** The vacancies in respect of the post of Senior Inspector of Co-operative Societies in Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Supervisor / Junior Superintendent in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Marketing / Agricultural Business Department and Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department have been announced in this Notification pending approval of the staff committee. Hence, the number of posts given against these vacancies are subjected to approval of staff committee.

Application Fee

For Preliminary Examination - Rs.125/-(Examination Fee Rs. 75/- + Cost of Application Rs.50/- (Rupees One hundred and twenty five only)

For Main Written Examination - Rs.100/-(Rupees One hundred only)


A. The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to each post /District Unit in respect of post of Revenue Assistant in Revenue Department separately. The Unit wise distribution of vacancies as per rules will be announced later.

B. In G.O. (Ms.) No.145, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (S) Department, dated 30.09.2010, and G.O.(Ms.)No.40 Personnel and Administrative Reforms(S) Department dated 30.04.2014 the Government have issued orders to fill up 20% of all vacancies in Direct Recruitment on preferential basis to persons who 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. . (Candidates claiming this reservation should have studied the prescribed qualification for the post in Tamil Medium and should have the certificate for the same. Having written the examinations in Tamil language alone will not qualify for claiming this reservation). If the candidates with PSTM are not available for selection for appointment against reserved turn such turn shall be filled up by Non-PSTM candidates but belonging to the respective communal category. The PSTM reservation certificate, shall be produced / uploaded by the candidate as it has been in prescribed format / proforma available in the Commission’s website at ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’ which shall be obtained from the Head of the Institution.

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

D. Correct and true information regarding arrest, convictions / debarment / disqualification by any recruiting agency, criminal or any disciplinary proceedings initiated or finalised, participation in agitation or any Political Organisation, candidature in election for Parliament / State Legislature / Local Bodies etc, if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of application i.e. the details thereof, originals of the judgement of Acquittals, order/ or G.O. Dropping further action in Departmental proceedings or any document that may prove the suitability of such candidates for a Government appointment in such cases must be produced at the stage / time of certificate verification.

E. The selection for appointment to the above said posts is purely provisional subject to final orders on pending Writ Petitions, if any, filed in Madras High Court and High Court of Madurai Bench.

F. 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.

G. 10% of vacancies out of 30% of vacancies set apart for Women candidates in direct recruitment are reserved for Destitute Widows in respect of the posts for which the scale of pay does not exceed Rs. 5200-20200 + Grade Pay 2800/- (PB 1). The G.O. regarding definition of Destitute Widow is available as Annexure-III of this Notification.

H. 5% of vacancies shall be set apart for Ex-Servicemen in the posts which are classified under Group-‘C’ (i.e.,) with the Grade Pay minimum of which Rs.1,400/- and above but below Rs.4,400/-. If no qualified and suitable Ex-Servicemen belonging to a particular category is available for selection for appointment against reserved turn, such turn shall be filled up by a candidate other than Ex-Servicemen but belonging to the particular communal category. The G.O. regarding definition of Ex-Serviceman is available as Annexure-IV.

I. 3% reservation for Differently Abled person is applicable for this recruitment except for the posts of Junior Employment Officer (Non-DA) and Assistant Inspector of Labour. If no suitable DA candidate belonging to the respective category to which it is earmarked is available for selection, it will be carried forward to next recruitment. The G.O. regarding Differently Abled is available as Annexure-V of this Notification.

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