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Eligibilty Criteria

The TNPSC Group 3 eligibility criteria include the details like age limit, nationality, and academic qualification. Only Indian citizen can apply for the TNPSC Group 3 exam.

Though the TNPSC Group 3 2022 official notification is not yet released, however, based on the last recruitment pattern, the TNPSC Group 3 eligibility criteria have been highlighted in the following:

Age Limit

As on July 1st of the year, the age limitations for several posts and categories are discussed in the following:

Post Age limit
Station Fire Officer (Group 3) 20 to 30 years, this age limit is similar for all categories of aspirants.
Junior Inspector of Cooperative Societies (Group 3A)

18 to 30 years in general.

Age limitation: 18 to 35 years for SC /Most Backward Classes/ SC (A)/ Destitute Widows of all castes/ ST/ Denotified Communities, BC and BC (Muslims).

18 to 40 years for war service applicants who have undergone a course of training for nine months in one of the Cooperative Training Institute.

18 to 45 years for SC/ SC (A)/ 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 age relaxation for all other categories.
Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A) 18 to 30 years in general. No age relaxation for all other categories.
Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A) 18 to 30 years in general. No age relaxation for all other categories.
  • The aspirants not belonging from SC, SC (A), MBC/ DC, ST, and BC and who have five years of experience in the state or central governments, would not be eligible for age relaxation.
  • No maximum age relaxation means the maximum age should not be more than 58 years.

Academic Qualification

The academic qualification is different for several TNPSC Group 3 civil service posts according to the last recruitment pattern:

Post Academic Qualification
Station Fire Officer (Group 3) BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ B.O.L from Annamalai University/ BBA from Madurai Kamaraj University/ 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. / certificate of eligibility for College course of studies in the Madras, Madurai, and Annamalai Universities issued by the BSE (Board of Secondary Education)/ any other competent authority)
Store Keeper in the Employment and Training Department (Training Wing) (Group 3A) Higher Secondary Examination OR Pre-University Course Examination
Store Keeper in Employment and Training (Training wing) Department (Group 3A) Higher Secondary Examination OR Pre-University Course Examination
Store-Keeper, Grade-II in Industries and Commerce Department (Group 3A) Higher Secondary Examination OR Pre-University Course Examination
Exam Pattern

The aspirants have to answer 300 marks questions within three hours in the TNPSC Group 3 2022 exam. The detailed TNPSC Group 3 exam pattern is highlighted in the following:

Subject Number of questions
General Studies 75
Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Level) 25
General Tamil/General English 100
Total questions 200
  • The weightage of the interview/ oral test is 40 marks.
  • The total score of the evaluation process was 340 marks.
  • The minimum cutoff mark for the TNPSC Group 3 exam is 102.
Syllabus

The TNPSC Group 3 exam comprises the following subjects such as:

  • General Tamil
  • General English
  • General Aptitude and Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge

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