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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    TNPSC Combined Engineering Services
  • Exam Duration
    Paper-I - 3 Hours Paper-II - 2 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once in a year
  • Official Website
  • Exam Dates
    Second week of August 2022 Paper-I - (From 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM) Paper-II - (From 2.00 PM to 4.30 PM)
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    March first week, 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    May First week, 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    June First week, 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    July Second week, 2022
  • Display of Answer Key
    Third week of September 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    Last week of September 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

As TNPSC CESE recruitment board has not released the official notification, candidates are advised to check the previous year’s eligibility criteria of TNPSC CESE. To apply for TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Recruitment 2022, candidates must meet the basic eligibility criteria. The below table outlines the minimum eligibility criteria to appear in the recruitment process.

TNPSC CESE Educational Qualifications

Applicants who want to appear in TNPSC CESE 2022 need to follow the basic eligibility norms that are given below in a table.

Name of the Post Academic Qualification
Assistant Electrical Inspector
  • Applicants need to hold a degree in Electrical Engineering from a university recognized by UGC.
  • Working experience of 3 years in a well-known electricity company or the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering) B.E. (Agriculture) or B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering) or B.Sc., (Agricultural Engineering)
Junior Architect Applicants must possess a bachelor degree in Architecture from any institute recognized by UGC or a Diploma by the J.J. School of Arts in Architecture
Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Port Service B.E. degree in Civil Engineering
Assistant Engineer in Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department Candidates need to qualify for their bachelors in Civil Engineering from any university recognised by UGC
Assistant Engineer, Water Resources B.E. degree in Civil and Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering
Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health Applicants should have a degree in the stream of Electrical or Production or Industrial or Mechanical or Textile Engineering or Chemical Technology
Assistant Engineer (Electrical) Candidates need to pass their bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering or Electrical Engineering
Assistant Engineer (Civil) Building B.E. degree in Civil and Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering


Applicants who want to appear in TNPSC CESE 2022 need to follow the basic eligibility norms that are given below in a table. Department and post wise the basic age limit is given below in a table format.

Name of the Post Maximum Age Limit
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs].
Assistant Electrical Inspector No Age Limit 39 years
Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Water Resources Department, PWD) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer(Civil), (Buildings, PWD) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer(Electrical) (PWD) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Highways Department) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer (Fisheries) No Age Limit 30 Years
Assistant Engineer(Civil) (Maritime Board) No Age Limit 30 Years
Junior Architect No Age Limit 30 Years

Category wise age relaxation for candidates appearing in TNPSC CESE 2022 are given below in a table.

Category Age Relaxation
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs (Differently Abled & Ex-servicemen) No Age Limit
Differently Abled (General) 40 years (10-year relaxation)
Ex-servicemen(General) 48 years
Exam Pattern

TNPSC CESE 2022 will be conducted for 2 levels i.e Paper-I & Paper-II. Before appearing in the written test, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern. A tabular representation regarding the exam pattern is given below.

Particulars Paper 1 Paper 2
Mode of Exam Offline Offline
Number of Sections 1 2
Name of Sections Subject Based
  • General Studies
  • Aptitude Test
Questions in each question 200 questions in each section.
  • 75 questions in General Studies.
  • 25 questions in Aptitude Test.
Duration of the Examination 3 hours 2 hours
Maximum number of questions 200 100
Type of Questions Objective-based Objective-based
Maximum number of marks 300 200
Marking Scheme 1 mark each for the correct answer 0 mark for incorrect answer marked 1 mark each for a correct answer 0 mark for incorrect answer marked
Language of Paper English for all English and Tamil for Civil and Mechanical English and Tamil

One of the most important parts of the exam is the syllabus. Candidates need to check the entire syllabus before applying for TNPSC CESE 2022. In the below table, section-wise topics from the syllabus are given below.

Sections Topics
Architectural Engineering
  • Theory of Architecture
  • History of Architecture and Culture
  • Materials and construction techniques
  • Building systems and services
  • Human settlements planning
  • Urban Studies
  • Environmental Studies and Site Planning
  • Climatic design and Energy-efficient architecture
  • Construction Technology and Project Management
  • Professional Ethics
Agricultural Engineering
  • Surveying and Hydrology
  • Soil erosion and Conservation
  • Watershed Development and Management
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Farm and Irrigation Structures
  • Farm Power
  • Farm Machinery
  • Unit Operations in Food and Agricultural Processing
  • Renewable and Bioenergy
  • Process Engineering of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
Automobile Engineering
  • Engines
  • Automotive Chassis
  • Suspension and Braking System
  • Automotive Transmission
  • Automotive Electrical and Electronics
  • Vehicle Body Engineering
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Vehicle Control Systems
  • Automotive Pollution and Control
  • Servicing and Maintenance
Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Process Calculation and Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Operations and Engineering Materials
  • Chemical Technology and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Transfer Operations
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Numerical and Computational Methods
  • Separation Operations
  • Environmental Engineering and Safety in Chemical Industries
  • Design and Optimization
Civil Engineering
  • Building Materials and Construction Practices
  • Engineering Survey
  • Strength of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures
  • Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • Urban and Transportation
  • Project Management and Estimation
Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Digital Processors and Communication
  • Renewable Energy Resources
Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics, Kinetics and Dynamics
  • Strength of Materials and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Turbo Machinery
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • Production Technology
  • Metrology and Quality Control
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
Textile Engineering
  • Fibre Identification and Blend Analysis
  • Physical Properties of Fibre
  • Synthetic Fibre Spinning and Post Spinning Operations
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Testing and Quality Control
  • Chemical Processing
  • Knitting and Garments
  • Textile Management and Environment Conservation
  • Nonwovens and Technical Textiles
Paper-II Syllabus

MAHA TET Syllabus 2022 of Paper 2

In the written test, the second paper will be divided into 2 parts. The first part will contain General Studies whereas the second part will consist of Aptitude Test.

General Science Indian Polity
Current Events Indian Economy
Geography Indian National Movement
History and Culture of India Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

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