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TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021

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The TNPSC will release the notification for TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021 for various Group 3 civil services posts. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission conducts screening examinations every year to appoint officers to state or subordinate positions that come under its purview. The government of Tamil Nadu consults and seeks the assistance of the state's public service commission on issues pertaining to the recruitment and appointment of civil servants to various posts and related matters. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to apply online for the TNPSC Group 3 exam through the TNPSC online portal when the exam dates are announced. The number of vacancies available each year depends on the number of posts the TNPSC is recruiting in its Group 3 civil services.

The vacancies are allocated based on categories and districts. Candidates who qualify for the TNPSC Group 3 main exam can appear for the interview. Those who pass the interview will be considered for the merit list based on their category (general or reserved) and the number of seats available at the time. Reservations for women and other categories are as per the rules laid out by the state of Tamil Nadu. Read this article till the end to know all about the TNPSC recruitment notification 2021. Given below is a list of posts with the number of seats available for each position for the year 2021.

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021 Overview 

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) conducts the Combined Civil Services-III examination to select Group 3 and Group 3A officers to various posts. There was an interview round that carried a weightage of 40 marks as per last recruitment notification. Keep reading to know more details about the TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment to various civil services for the year 2021.

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment Overview

Exam Conducting Authority

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

Official Website

Click Here

Name of the Post

Group 3 and 3A services

Total Vacancies

Yet to be announced

Selection Process

Written exam and Oral test

Admit Card Release Date

To be announced

Last Date to get Admit Card

To be announced

Exam Date and Time

To be announced 

Exam Center Location

Various districts across Tamil Nadu

Exam Mode

Offline 

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment Vacancies 2021

The 2021 notification has not been released as of now for TNPSC Group 3. We will update here when the number of vacancies will be announced for the year 2021. The candidates are advised to keep on checking the official website or Testbook for Further updates.

Position

Vacancies

Station Fire Officer (Group 3)

To be announced

Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

To be announced

Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

To be announced

Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A)

To be announced

Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A)

To be announced

How to Apply Online for TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021?

Candidates who would like to apply to the TNPSC Group 3 can apply online by logging on to the official website of the TNPSC, after making sure that they meet the eligibility criteria. After verifying their eligibility for the TNPSC Group 3 and Group 3A posts, candidates can fill up the application form on the online portal on the official site. The following are the steps that need to be followed by the candidates while applying online:

Step 1: Visit the official website of TNPSC. 

Step 2: Complete the One Time Registration (OTR) process if you haven't already.

Step 3: Click on "Apply Online" and fill in the application form with the necessary details. Ensure that the application form does not have any spelling mistakes; else, your application will be rejected.

Step 4: Proceed to the payment gateway after filling the details on the form 

Step 5: Pay the registration fee (which will depend on the number of posts applied) through any of the available modes.

Step 6: Now scan and upload a copy of your photograph in passport size and signature.

Step 7: Click on "Submit" to submit the application form.

Step 8: Print out your application form. 

Step 9: Note the ID number of your application form for future reference.

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment Application Fee 2021

Candidates applying for the TNPSC Group 3 to various posts had to pay a fee of Rs.150 towards the one-time registration process if they haven't already (those who have already completed OTR need not pay this fee). They also had to pay another Rs.150 towards the examination fee as per last recruitment notification, in case any changes are seen in the latest notification, it will be updated accordingly.

However, candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disability (not less than 40 percent), and Destitute Widow categories were fully exempt from any fee for any number of attempts as per the last recruitment notification.

TNPSC Group 3 Selection Process 2021

The selection process for TNPSC Group 3 included the main exam, which consists of both objective and descriptive type questions. Those who qualified will be called to appear for the interview round. Candidates who qualified all three may be appointed, in which case they must appear for verification of certificates as per last recruitment notification, in case any changes are seen in the latest notification, it will be updated accordingly.

Certificates Needed for Candidate Verification Post Selection

Candidates who have qualified the TNPSC Group 3 preliminary exam, main exam as well as interview, had to have the following certificates and documents (as applicable) ready for verification. The documents listed below are as per last recruitment notification, in case any changes are seen in latest notification, it will be updated here:

  • Date of Birth Proof (Tenth Marksheet only)
  • Community Certificate from the competent authority
  • Proof of educational qualifications
  • Evidence for Typewriting / Shorthand Qualification
  • Person with Benchmark Disability Certificate
  • Destitute Widow Certificate
  • Bonafide certificate as evidence for the claim in respect of Ex-serviceman
  • No Objection Certificate from employer (if any)

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TNPSC Group 3 Eligibility Criteria 2021

The official notification for TNPSC Group 3 has not been released as of yet. We will update here, in case any changes are visible in the latest notification. Meanwhile, refer to the Eligibility Criteria as per last recruitment for reference. The eligibility criteria for TNPSC Group 3 as per last recruitment pattern are given below.

Age Limit

The age limitations for various posts (as on July 1st of the year in which notified) and categories are as follows.

Post

Age limit 

Station Fire Officer (Group 3)

20 to 30 years (For all categories)

Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

18 to 30 years in general.
Concessions:
18 to 35 years for SC or SC (Arunthathiyars), ST, Destitute Widows of all castes, Most Backward Classes/Denotified Communities, BC and BC (Muslims).
18 to 40 years for war service candidates who have undergone a course of training for nine months in one of the Cooperative Training Institute.
18 to 45 years for SC or SC (Arunthathiyars), ST war service candidates who have undergone a course of training for nine months in one of the Cooperative Training Institute.

Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

18 to 30 years in general.
No maximum age limit for all other categories.

Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A)

18 to 30 years in general.
No maximum age limit for all other categories.

Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A)

18 to 30 years in general. No maximum age limit for all other categories.

  • Candidates not belonging to SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, and BC who have five years of experience in the state or central governments were not eligible for age concession.
  • No maximum age limit means the candidate can be up to age 58 years old.

Educational Qualification

The following are the educational qualifications for various TNPSC Group 3 civil service posts as per last recruitment pattern:

Post

Educational Qualification

Station Fire Officer (Group 3)

BA OR B.Sc OR B.Com OR B.O.L from Annamalai University OR BBA from Madurai Kamaraj University OR B.Litt of Madurai University
(For SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM, minimum general educational qualification is Pre University Course Examination or Higher Secondary Examination)

Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

Higher Secondary Course
OR
Pre-University Examination
OR
Diploma in Rural Services awarded by the National Council for Rural Higher Education with Co-operation as one of the subjects.
(For SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC, BCM, minimum general educational qualification is S.S.L.C. or certificate of eligibility for College course of studies in the Madras, Madurai and Annamalai Universities issued by the BSE (Board of Secondary Education) or any other competent authority)

Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A)

Pre-University Course Examination
OR
Higher Secondary Examination

Store Keeper in Employment and Training (Training wing) Department (Group 3A)

Pre-University Course Examination
OR
Higher Secondary Examination

Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A)

Pre-University Course Examination
OR
Higher Secondary Examination

TNPSC Group 3 Syllabus 2021

The information on the TSPSC Group 3 syllabus is not available yet. The syllabus will be released by the Commission later on their Official website. Keep visiting this article for any updates regarding the syllabus.

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment Exam Pattern 2021

The official notification for TNPSC Group 3 has not been released as of yet. We will update here, in case any changes are visible in the latest notification. Meanwhile, refer to the Exam Pattern as per last recruitment for the reference.

For the written examination, the exam was of 300 marks and three hours duration. The exam pattern is as follows as per last recruitment pattern:

Subject

Number of questions

General Studies

75

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Level)

25

General Tamil/General English

100

Total questions

200 

The interview or oral test carried a weightage of 40 marks. The total score of the entire evaluation process was 340 marks. The minimum cut off mark for all categories was 102 marks.

If you are preparing for the exam then you can download TNPSC Group 3 Previous Year here!

TNPSC Group 3 Exam Date 2021

The official notification for TNPSC Group 3 is yet to be released as of now. We will update here as soon as any lead is generated by the official. The Exam dates will be released for different posts under TNPSC Group 3.

Position

Exam Date

Station Fire Officer (Group 3)

To be announced

Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

To be announced

Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

To be announced

Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A)

To be announced

Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A)

To be announced

TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment Salary 2021

The salary range for the TNPSC Group 3 officers vary depending on the level of positions. The salary ranges for all the Group 3 levels are given below and are provided as per the last recruitment pattern, if any changes are seen in 2021 notification, it will be updated here. Meanwhile, refer to the salary as per last recruitment pattern:

Posts

Salary range

Station Fire Officer (Group 3)

Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200 (PB2)(PM)

Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

Level 10 - Rs. 20,600 to Rs. 65,500

Assistant Supervisor of Industrial Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

Rs. 5200-20,200 + Grade Pay Rs. 2800 (PB1) (PM)

Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A)

Level 10 - Rs. 20,600 to Rs. 65,500

Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A)

Level 10 - Rs. 20,600 to Rs. 65,500

TNPSC Group 3 Hall Ticket 2021

Candidates should take out multiple printouts of the hall ticket beforehand as a backup. The Admit Card is usually available 10-15 days prior to the exam. Here are the steps that you can follow to download your hall ticket.

Step 1: Go to the site tnpscexams.in

Step 2: Click on the Download Hall ticket link.

Step 3: Now you'll come to a page with a notification board announcing the different hall tickets that have been released.

Step 4: Search for the exam that you have applied to and click on the TNPSC Group 3 Hall ticket download 2021 link

Step 5: Input your login details 

Step 6: Your hall ticket will be available now. 

Step 7: Verify your details and save the hall ticket on your device

TNPSC Group 3 Answer Key 2021

The Answer Key for TNPSC 2021 is not available as of now. However, we will update it here, once it is updated on the official website. Follow the steps to download the TNPSC Answer Key for various TNPSC exams. 

Step 1: Click on the link - http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/. It will take you to the TNPSC website. 

Step 2: Go to the right column of the home page and click on the results section.

Step 3: Scroll down until you find the answer key section. Click on it.

Step 4: The answer key page will open up.

Step 5: Search for the TNPSC Group 3 Answer Key you are looking for. 

Step 6: Click on "Download" and save the copy for future reference. 

TNPSC Group III Cut Off 2021

The cut off for Group 3 TNPSC 2021 is yet to be released on the official website. Various posts come under TNPSC Group III. The criteria of selection for different posts also vary among these posts. The written exam was an objective-type exam where total marks were 300, and the minimum qualifying marks were 90. The personal interview had a weightage of 40 marks. The final selection of the candidates depends on the total marks secured in both written and the interview as per last recruitment pattern.

TNPSC Group 3 Result 2021

The result for TNPSC will be released a few days once the exam is conducted. These are the steps to check your result from the official website once the TNPSC Group 3 Results are announced.

Step 1: Go to the TNPSC website www.tnpsc.gov.in.

Step 2: On the right side to the top, you will see a Result option. Click on it.

Step 3: In the results section, search “TNPSC Group 3 Result 2021.”

Step 4: The page will ask you for your registration number and date of birth, fill in the details.

Step 5: Your TNPSC group 3 result will be displayed in front of you.

Step 6: Click on the download option.

Best Books for TNPSC Group III Exam

The TNPSC Group III exam is held for the recruitment of candidates at the post of Senior Accountant, Auditor, Assistant Section Officer, etc. The syllabus of the written test is based on the posts which they are recruiting for, which revolves around the degree-knowledge of the candidates. An aspirant must also have the relevant knowledge about Computers for some posts under Group III. The general subjects are given below.

  1. General Studies
  2. Mental Ability
  3. General Tamil or English

Name of the book

Section

Author 

Publisher

Manual for TNPSC Examinations (General Studies)

General Studies

M.Karthikeyan

McGraw Hill India

TNPSC Group 3 (Main) Paper 2 Exam Book

All

V.V.K. Subburaj

-

Thamizh Ilakkiya Thagaval Kalanjiyam

All

Editorial Board

Nandani Pathipaggam

Other Important Sources Available for TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021

Competitors can allude to online notes, arrangement tips, earlier years' papers, TNPSC Group 3 model papers are a portion of the other significant sources that can help in anticipation of the assessment.

  1. Every day being aware of the Current Affairs will assist applicants with improving information and remain refreshed with occasions. It will help you score well in the General Awareness segment. So, make sure students make Newspapers their new Bible!
  2. Applicants can watch earlier years' investigation on YouTube which will assist them with understanding the example of inquiries posed in the assessment.
  3. Digital books can be benefited through a few online locales which will assist up-and-comers with concentrating anyplace whenever.
  4. Online Test Series will help to self-assess themselves for the assessment.

TNPSC Group 3 Preparation Tips

The TNPSC Group 3 combined civil services exam consists of a written examination and an oral test for those who qualify. The topics to be prepared for the prelims include General Science (physics, chemistry, botany, zoology), Current Events, Geography of India, History, and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Indian National Movement, History, Culture, Heritage and Socio-Political Movements in Tamil Nadu, Development Administration in Tamil Nadu and Aptitude and Mental Ability, and Logical Reasoning. The interview questions may be based on all the topics mentioned above, plus current affairs, general knowledge as well as other issues and topics of relevance. You can find a more detailed syllabus on testbook.com. 

Testbook is your go-to site/app for all exam-related queries. You can find accurate details on all aspects of important recruitment exams regarding the syllabus, application process, results, admit card, salaries, and answer keys. It also has various online mock tests, quizzes, tests series, previous years question papers, and in-depth description of the syllabus to help you to prepare for any government exam and land your dream job. Go to testbook.com or download the Testbook app for all this and more.

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TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment 2021 FAQs

How will I know about the TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment exam dates, admit card, results, and other details?
The candidates will receive an SMS on their registered mobile number when the dates of the exam and interview are released and also when results and merit lists are declared. If not, they can always go to the official website to check the latest notifications.
How to check if I am within the age requirements for a TNPSC Group 3 post?
The candidate's age as of July 1st as per the year of TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment notification is taken into consideration when checking eligibility.
How can I assess my performance in the TNPSC Group 3 recruitment exams?
The candidates who appear for the TNPSC Group 3 recruitment exams can use the question papers and the carbon copy of their OMR sheet, which they can take home after the exam to compare their answers to the answer key (released by TNPSC).
What to do if I find an incorrect answer in the answer key released by TNPSC?
You can contact the TNPSC through the helpline number or email address or send your objection by post along with proof of the objections, which will then be taken up by an expert committee.
What languages will the TNPSC Group 3 question paper be available in?
The question paper is available in two languages -Tamil and English.
I cleared the TNPSC Group 3 written examination. What is next?
Candidates who qualify the written examination must appear for the oral test upon being shortlisted. If they qualify, they have to come for the verification of certificates.
How can a person know about the TNPSC Group 3 Recruitment vacancy?
You can check the official website of TNPSC or testbook.com for the latest updates and notifications regarding TNPSC Group 3 recruitment examinations.
What is a TNPSC district-wise merit list?
The merit list is prepared based on the availability of vacancies in each district along with the reservations for various categories as per the rules laid out by the central and state governments.