TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2019 : Exam Date, Online Application, Syllabus

TNPSC Group [4] 2019 [Exam Date, Apply Online & Vacancies] : TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2019 for the positions of VAO, Steno-Typist Grade III, Typist, Draftsman, Field Surveyor, bill collector-grade I, Junior Assistant (Security) and Junior Assistant (Non-Security) will be released on official website. Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the annual planner for the year 2019. As per this planner, the notification for the TNPSC Group 4, which is otherwise called Combined Civil Services Examination – IV (Group IV Services & VAO) will be released tentatively in the month of June 2019.

The recruitment test Group 4 is conducted by the TNPSC as an objective type test, which should be answered by candidates in the OMR Sheet. The paper will be a single paper with questions of SSLC Standard. The test duration will be three hours and the total mark for the test is 300.

TNPSC Group 4
TNPSC Group 4

TNPSC Group 4 Important Dates

Here are some tentative dates for candidates interested in applying for TNPSC Group IV recruitment:

Tentative Dates
TNPSC Group 4 Notification Release
June 2019
Starting Date to TNPSC Group 4 Apply OnlineJune 2019
Closing Date to TNPSC Group 4 Apply OnlineJuly 2019
Last date for payment of fee via bank or post office
Two dates after submission of online application
Date of written test
September/October 2019
Release of Answer KeyA Week before the written test
Result DateTo be known after the test

TNPSC Group 4 Notification 2019

If you have plans to apply for the TNPSC Group IV, you should know that the notification will be released for this recruitment tentatively in the month of June 2019. You can find the notification on the official website of TNPSC under the latest notification page.

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility 2019

  • Age Limit

In general, the TNPSC Group IV recruitment is conducted for the selection of candidates for different job positions. Here are some details:

  • Village Administrative Officer

For the VAO Position, the applicants must have completed the minimum age requirement of 21 years and they should not have completed 30 years of age. When this upper age limit is applicable for General category candidates, for reserved category, the utmost age limit is 40 years.

For Other Positions

In addition to VAO, the TNPSC Group IV recruitment is conducted for other positions like Steno-Typist Grade III, Typist, Draftsman, Field Surveyor, bill collector-grade I, Junior Assistant (Security) and Junior Assistant (Non-Security). For these positions, the minimum age requirement for candidates is 18 years and the maximum age limit differs based on the category to which they belong. For general category candidates, the upper age limit is 30 years.

For complete details about the upper age relaxation for other candidates, you can visit the official notification page.

Educational Qualification

  • For All Positions

For all positions, the applicants must possess at least a general educational qualification, which means that they must have passed SSLC public examination or its equivalent and they should be eligible for admission to the higher secondary courses of studies or for college courses of studies.

Prospective applicants must remember that they are not eligible for applying even if they have any other higher qualification, but not has passed their SSLC. Applicants claiming any qualification as equivalent to SSLC should upload the evidence of such a claim when they apply in the form of Government Order. The GO should have been issued before the date of notification issued by TNPSC for Group 4 Recruitment 2019.

  • For Typist

If you wish to apply for this position, you must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:

  1. By Senior/Higher Grade in English and Tamil or
  2. By Senior/Higher Grade in Tamil and Junior/Lower Grade in English or
  3. By Senior/Higher Grade in English and Junior/Lower Grade in Tamil.
  • For Steno-Typist

If you wish to apply for this position, you must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in shorthand:

  1. By Senior/Higher Grade in English and Tamil or
  2. By Senior/Higher Grade in Tamil and Junior/Lower Grade in English or
  3. By Senior/Higher Grade in English and Junior/Lower Grade in Tamil.

Typist and Steno-Typist

  • Computer Qualification For Typist and Steno Typist

Candidates applying for the typist and steno-typist position should have completed their certificate course in Computer on Office Automation from the Industrial Training Institutes. Candidates without this qualification can also apply, but they will have to complete this course during the probationary period.

  • Field Surveyor

In addition to the basic qualification stated for all posts above, preference will be given to candidates, who are trained in the survey in the Industrial Training Institutes.

In addition to the things above, it is compulsory that candidates must have adequate knowledge of Tamil on the notification date.

TNPSC Group 4 Application Form 2019

You will have to submit the application form for TNPSC Group IV online through the website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The websites include, and You should make sure that the application submission is done before the last date without fail. Before starting the online application process, you will have to go through the “instructions to applicants” that was given on the commission’s website.

TNPSC Group 4 – How To Apply Online?

TNPSC Group 4 OTR For New User (One Time Registration)

  • Visit TNPSC official websites @
  • Open One Time Registration and Applicant Dashboard by clicking on ‘Apply Online’ button and then Ok option to visit external website. (Or) open or open or
  • Click on One Time Registration (OTR) Tab
  • Click on ‘New User’
  • Fill details such as Name of the Applicant, Date of Birth, Fathers Nme, Mothers Name
  • Select Gender
  • Enter Applicants Place of Birth
  • Select Native District, Fathers Native District, Mother Tongue, Nationality, Religion and Community category
  • Enter SSLC Qualification details such as SSLC Month and Year of Passing, Select SSLC Board, Enter SSLC Certificate number
  • Enter Communication details such as email id, mobile number
  • Enter Alphanumeric Login Id, password
  • Enter correspondence address and Permanent address
  • Accept Declaration and enter characters as in image
  • Click on Save and Continue
  • Confirm the details and then click on ‘Submit’ button or Cancel and reenter the details
  • You will get OTP on mobile, enter and click on SUBMIT
  • Upload Photo (165 x 125 pixels, Jpg/Gif and below 50 kb) and Signature (80 x 125 pixels, Jpg/Gif and below 20 kb)
  • Upload the photograph and signature as per the guidelines for uploading photograph and signature.
  • An application cannot be submitted without prescribed dimensions of signature and photograph
  • Enter on ‘Click save’ button
  • Select Payment option
  • Get One Time Registration by paying Rs.150 as the registration fee. You can get complete guidelines on OTR by clicking here
  • OTR will be valid for 5 years from the registration date
  • You can apply only using the OTR ID and Password
  • Check Payment status/ Retrieve user id/ password using Forgot OTP details option


  1. Keep your scanned image of photograph, signature and certificate to complete OTR.

2. Basic details Required for OTR

  • Photo
  • Signature
  • Community Certificate
  • SSLC (10th STD) Mark sheet
  • Net Banking/ Credit card/ Debit card or Cash for Challan Payment

3. OTR is not an application. To apply, you will have to click on the “Apply” option that you can find corresponding to TNPSC Group 4.

Submit TNPSC Group 4 Online Application

  • Open official website of TNPSC
  • Click on Apply online or under Online Services Online Application
  • External website will be opened
  • Under current notifications, Find Combined Civil Services TNPSC Group 4
  • Against that click on Apply option
  • Enter OTR details like ID and Password and characters as shown in image and Submit
  • Select the name of the position or service you want to apply
  • Select Exam Centre
  • Pay the required fee
  • Once submitted, print the application for future reference. No need to send it to the commission by post.

TNPSC Group 4 Fee

The registration fee for OTR is Rs.150. Candidates, who have already registered with the website of TNPSC are exempted from this fee. For those, who have registered before the 1st of March 2017 by paying Rs.50 are also exempted from this fee.

TNPSC Group 4 examination/ Application fee is Rs.100, which should be paid at the time of submitting the online application. SC/ST candidates and differently abled candidates are exempted completely from payment of this fee. MBC candidates, who have not availed three free chances so far in the previous recruitments can avail exemption from exam fee. Ex-servicemen, who have not availed two free chances so far in the previous recruitments can avail exemption from exam fee. You can also pay the fee using net banking/credit/debit card. Even, it can be paid offline at Post Office/Indian Bank/SBI within 2 days from the date of submission of online application.

Documents Needed

You will not have to upload any documents when you apply online. However, if you are called for by the commission specifically, you should submit/upload the required documents. If you do not do so or if the document you have uploaded is not clear and not readable, your application might be rejected without any further notice. During One Time Registration, you should have your scanned image of a photograph, any certificate insisted on the instruction page and your signature ready in a pen drive or your system to upload them.

TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern 2019

The pattern of the TNPSC Group IV exam will be as follows:

Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Studies
3 hours75
Aptitude Test
General Tamil/General English

The question paper for the general studies and aptitude test will have questions both in English and in Tamil. For the General Tamil/General English, the question paper will have questions in the respective language. Candidates have the option to choose any of these papers.

TNPSC Group 4 Syllabus 2019

The syllabus for the subjects is listed below:

General Studies

  • General Science
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • History & Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian National Movement
  • Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

General English

  • Grammar
  • Literature
  • Authors and their literary works

Candidates can visit the notification page and the detailed syllabus will be given as one of the annexures along with the notification.

TNPSC Group 4 Selection Process

  • Typist

For this position, candidates with a senior/higher grade in Tamil and in English will be selected first. In case, candidates with both these qualifications are not available, those with a senior grade in Tamil and junior grade in English will be selected. If both these candidates are not available, candidates with a senior grade in English and junior grade in Tamil will be selected.

  • Steno Typist

Candidates applying for the steno-typist position should remember that intermediate completion will not be considered as senior completion in stenographer examination. The preference will be given in the same manner as in the case of the typist. But, the difference is that the qualification of candidates both in typewriting and stenography will be considered.

  • All Other Positions

The minimum qualifying mark for all other positions including typist and steno-typist in the written examination will be 90 marks out of 300 maximum marks. On the basis of the marks secured by candidates in the written test, the commission will create a tentative list of eligible candidates for verification of certificates. This list will be published by the commission on its website. After document verification, the list of candidates eligible for counselling will be summoned for post allotment and department/unit allotment in the order of rank and also on the basis of the category to which they are eligible on the basis of the available vacancies.

TNPSC Group 4 Admit Card

After successfully applying, candidates can expect the admit cards for the TNPSC Group 4 examination to be available on the official website of TNPSC. They will not get the hall ticket delivered to their home. So, they should regularly visit the website of TNPSC before the exam date to download the hall ticket promptly before the test.

How To Download Admit Card For TNPSC Group 4 2019?

  • Go to TNPSC official website @
  • Look for the link called “Online Services” on the right panel. Under this tab, there will be a “Hall ticket download” link.
  • Click this link and reach Here, look for the TNPSC Group 4 2019 in the table that contains current notifications and their links to apply, application print, notification, etc.
  • Once the hall ticket is available, there will be a link to Hall ticket corresponding to the row that shows “TNPSC Group IV”.
  • Click it and provide the required details. Then click on the download button after checking the correctness of the details.
  • Finally, print the admit card and do not forget to carry it to the test centre.

TNPSC Group 4 Results 2019

The result for TNPSC Group 4 recruitment will be published on the official website of the commission. You can expect the announcement of results for the written test around 5 months after the written test tentatively. If you are shortlisted, you will be notified about the date of document verification via SMS and Email. You will not get any information via post in this respect.

  • Visit Official website and search for Results tab on the right side of the website
  • Place mouse over the result tab
  • Click on Results option
  • Find Combined Civil Services Group IV Result
  • Download Pdf link and search for roll number

The result link once published will have the list of registered numbers of shortlisted candidates in a PDF page. You will have to search for your registered number on this page using the “Find” option. If you find your number, you should keep the original documents ready for document verification. You will be notified about the venue of the document verification and you will have to regularly visit the website without fail to know the date and venue.

TNPSC Group 4 Cut Off 2019

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission will decide the cut-off for the TNPSC Group IV written test on the basis of different categories. Based on the cut-off decided for different categories by the commission the merit list will be prepared and will be published on the official website.

TNPSC Group 4 Salary

Candidates hired for the group IV position will be recruited in the pay scale of Rs.5200-20,200/- + 2400 GP, which is the pre-revised version. They can expect more in the notification that will be published for the TNPSC Group IV recruitment. Candidates can know the exact pay scale from the notification.

TNPSC Group 4 FAQs

Q. How Can I Apply For TNPSC Group 4?

A. You can apply for TNPSC group 4 through the Commission’s website i.e. Link to apply will be activated soon.

Q. Is It Necessary To Go Through One Time Registration System?

A. Going through one time registration system is mandatory for all those candidates who want to apply for any posts under TNPSC.

Q. When Will TNPSC Group 4 2019 Notification Will Be Released?

A. TNPSC Group 4 notification will be release most probably in the month of June 2019.

Q. What Is The Educational Qualification Needed For The Post Of Village Administrative Officer [VAO]?

A. To apply for the post of VAO, a candidate must have studied and qualified SSLC or its equivalent class.

Q. What Are The Posts In TNPSC Group 4?

A. TNPSC group 4 recruitment will be conducted for several positions like Junior Assistant (Security & Non-Security), bill collector-grade I, Field Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist, Steno-Typist Grade III etc. /

Q. Will Be There Any Negative Marking In TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

A. In TNPSC group 4 exam, there will be no provision of negative marking.


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