About TNPSC Group 4 2019

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts Combined Civil Services Examination - 4 (Group-IV) to select candidates for various posts in Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service, Tamil Nadu Judicial Ministerial Service, Tamil Nadu Survey and Land Records Subordinate Service and Tamil Nadu Secretariat Service. To be eligible for TNPSC Group 4 exam, candidates should be at least of 18 years of age and have passed SSLC or any other equivalent examination. Based on the performance in the written exam, the commission will release a tentative list of candidates selected for document verification. Eligible candidates will be called for counselling where they will be allotted posts or departments as per their rank in the merit list.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Tamil
Conducting Body: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Duration 3 Hours

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TNPSC Group 4 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

12 Nov, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

01 Sep, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

23 Aug, 2019 - 01 Sep, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

14 Jun, 2019 - 14 Jul, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

14 Jun, 2019

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The eligibility criteria of TNPSC Group 4 are the set of guidelines in terms of age and educational qualification which are required to be fulfilled by candidates inorder to be eligible for the recruitment exam. The following table provides TNPSC Group 4 eligibility for different posts.

Age Limit for Village Administrative Officer Posts                                                                           

Category Maximum age Minimum Age 
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes.40 years 21 years
Others30 years 21 years 

Age limit for Junior Assistant(Non-Security), Junior Assistant(Security), Bill Collector-Grade I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist and Steno-Typist (Grade -III) Posts.                                                                                                                  

Category Mininum Age Maximum age 
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar), Scheduled Tribes and Destitute Widows of all castes 18 Years35 Years
Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes and Backward Classes (Muslims)32 Years
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 only35 Years

Note – Relaxation in age will be provided to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs, Destitute Widows, Differently Abled Persons, Ex-servicemen, other categories of persons etc

Educational Qualification

Must have passed SSLC or equivalent examination. Those who have not passed SSLC examination or its equivalent are not eligible.

Knowledge in Tamil

Applicants must have knowledge on Tamil

TNPSC Group 4 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Candidates can check below the procedure of online application.

Step 1: Applicants have to submit their application online.

Step 2: One-time registration is mandatory before applying for any post.

Step 3: Candidates will have to register by paying Rs 150. One time registration is valid for 5 years from the date of registration.

Step 4: For registration, candidates must have scanned images of photograph, certificates and signature.

Step 5: To apply, applicants have to click on ‘Apply’ tab provided against each vacancy.

Step 6: Enter User ID and Password generated after successful registration.

Step 7: Select the name of the post or service for which they wish to apply.

Step 8: Applicants are required to upload scanned images of photograph and signature

Step 9: In TNPSC Group 4 application form, candidates will have to enter name, post, educational qualification, category, date of birth, address, email ID, exam centre etc.

Step 10: After submitting TNPSC Group 4 application form, candidates can take printout of the same in PDF format. 

Note – Candidates can pay the examination fees online and offline within 2 days from the date of submission of online application.

Application Fees 

Registration fees – Rs.150/-

Examination Fees - Rs.100/-

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TNPSC Group 4 2019 Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern of TNPSC Group 4, the written exam will comprise three sections – General Studies, Aptitude Test and General Tamil/General English. The question booklet will carry total 200 questions. Maximum marks allotted for the test is 300. Candidates will be given 3 hours to answer the questions. There will be two types of question paper sets. Type 1 comprises General Studies, Aptitude Test and General English. Type 2 consists of General Studies, Aptitude Test and General Tamil. Candidates will be given option to choose either General English/General Hindi. The questions on General Studies will be set in English and Tamil. Question paper of General Tamil/ General English will be in respective languages.

The hall ticket of TNPSC Group 4 is released in online mode. TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket can be downloaded by logging with their application ID and date of birth. The examination authority will not sent the hard copy of TNPSC hall ticket 2019 by post. The admit card is issued to candidates who successfully register for the exam. Candidates are able to download their admit card till the day of their exam. The hall ticket carries information like candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, date of birth, photograph, signature, date, time, city etc. In case of any error in TNPSC Group 4 hall ticket/admit card, candidates should contact the examination officials for correction.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Driving license

TNPSC will release provisional and final answer key. First, the commission will release the provisional TNPSC Group 4 answer key within three to four days after exam. After evaluation of challenges submitted by candidates, the final answer key will be published. TNPSC Group 4 answer key 2019 will be available online in PDF format for all sets of test booklets. The correct answers will be tick marked in the respective choices. Using TNPSC Group 4 answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their probable score. While checking the answers, candidates can submit representations which should reach commission’s office within 7 days from the date of release of answer key.

TNPSC Group 4 result 2019 will be available in form of marks and ranks. To check the result, candidates will have to login with their registration number. TNPSC Group 4 result will display registration number, gender, marks, category and overall rank. On the basis of the marks secured in written exam, candidates will be selected for document verification and counselling. The marks of TNPSC Group 4 is valid of one year.

The cut off of TNPSC Group 4 is the minimum qualifying marks that the candidate must secure to be eligible for the next round of selection process. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released the minimum qualifying marks for written exam. The qualifying cut off prescribed for written exam is 90 across all categories.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 90
OBC 90
SC 90
ST 90

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Questions related to TNPSC Group 4

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I have scored 175 marks in TNPSC group 4 exam.Is there any chance for me to get the VAO post.

Karvannan sevugamurthi 25th Dec, 2019

Hi aspirant,

Your score is a minimum score called pass mark in TNPSC group 4. There are lakhs of people had written the exam which was conducted for only thousands of job vacancies. For the last Group 4 exam (2019), merit list has been published. If you are in the merit list, you will have some chances to get VAO post.

Hope it helps.


i have score 123 marks in tnpsc group 4 is there any oppertunity for cirtificate verification

Aman Singh rana 20th Dec, 2019

The TNPSC will conduct the certificate verification in 1:3 ratio. The documents for verification includes — nationality proof, voters ID card, Aadhaar card, admit card, HSC/Class 12 mark sheet, SSC/Class 10 mark sheet, health certificate , a copy of online application form etc.


I had scored 210 in tnpsc group 4 exam i applied for vao post but still not got any message for the next level and what is the exact cut off marks for vao post 2019

Karvannan sevugamurthi 29th Dec, 2019

Hi aspirant,

TNPSC has conducted group 4 exam for nearly 6500 posts in the month of September. But nearly 13 lakhs of people have been appeared for this exam. So the competition is so high if many people score high marks. Minimum pass mark is only 90. TNPSC released the merit list for the group 4 exam. Kindly check the merit list for your number. If your name is present in merit list, then contact TNPSC officials.

Hope it helps.


how many mark is considered to be cut off out of 300 ?

Parvathi Ramachandran 29th Nov, 2019

Greetings !!

Generally there is No pre fixed cutoff for competitive exams. Usually the cutoff in any exam depends upon the following factors :

  1. Number of Seats
  2. Previous year cutoff trends
  3. The difficulty level of the exam
  4. Average marks scored by the candidates
  5. Number of candidates appeared for the test.

If you can score  more than 80 % then it will be considered as good score. if any doubts pls feel free to ask.

All the best !!

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