TNPSC – VAO

Selection Procedure: Village Administrative Officer (VAO) selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Examination and District option exercised by the candidates following rule of reservation of appointments.

Written Examination: Written examination will consists of single paper in two types i.e General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items). Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the g the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test. The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil. All the questions will be in objective type. Minimum qualifying marks for selection is 90.

Note: 1. The Rule of reservation of appointments applies to the post in District wise. 2. 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.

Eligibility Details:

  1. Age Limit:
Sl. No Category of Candidates Minimum Age (Should have completed) Maximum Age (should not have completed)
1 SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all Castes 21 Years 40 Years
2 “Others” [ i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] 21 Years 30 Years

Note:

  1. Others [i. e Candidates not belonging to SCs SC(A)s, STS, MBCs/DVs, BCs and BVMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the state/ central government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.
  2. The Technical and Non-Technical Staff of TANSI who have faced retrenchment and have not been absorbed in the Government Corporations/ Undertakings may also apply, if they are otherwise qualified except age and the relevant age rule will be relaxed by the Government in their favour if they come up for selection.
  1. Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of notification. Must possess minimum general educational qualification viz. Must have passes S.S.L.C public examination or ist equivalent with eligibility for admission to higher secondary courses of studies or to college courses of studies.

Note: The applicants who have not passed S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

Scheme of Written Examination: The examination will be conducted for maximum 300 marks in the duration of 3 hours. Written examination consists of Two types of question papers. One type of question paper will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General Tamil (80 items). The other will contain questions on General Studies (75 items), Basics of Village Administration (25 items), Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 items) and General English (80 items).

Subject Duration of Examination Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
Single Paper in the following subjects in SSLC standard

General studies (75 Q&A) +

Basics of Village Administration (25 Q&A) +

Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (20 Q&A) +

General Tamil / General English (80 Q&A)

Total (200 Q&A)

3 Hours 300 90

Note : (i) Candidates are given the option to choose either General Tamil or General English for answering the 80 items apart from answering the 120 (75+25+20) items on General Studies, Basics of Village Administration and Aptitude & Mental Ability Test.

(ii) The 80 questions on General Tamil/ General English will be set in the respective languages and the remaining 120 questions will be set both in English and Tamil.