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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    TNPSC Research Assistant
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Exam Dates
    January 2023
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    October 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    November 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    January 2023
Eligibilty Criteria

The TNPSC Research Assistant Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2022 has yet to be announced by the TNPSC. Candidates can use the eligibility requirements from the previous year, 2021, until the official notice is released and there is a slight chance of any changes to the eligibility requirements. Applicants may rely on last year's data. To take the TNPSC Research Assistant exam, candidates must meet the qualifying requirements. The qualifying requirements are as follows:

TNPSC Research Assistant Educational Qualification Requirement 2022

Candidates aspiring to become Researchers upon the qualification of the TNPSC Research Assistant Examination should possess the following educational qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Business Administration, Mathematics, Agricultural Economics, or Public Administration with a first-class ranking.
  • Applicants must have adequate knowledge of Tamil.
  • Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the specified qualification must upload and provide documentation in the form of a Government Order issued on or before the date of this announcement when requested, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected.

TNPSC Research Assistant Age Eligibility Criteria 2022

There are specific age eligibility criteria for the TNPSC Research Assistant Recruitment under the state-level job. Candidates can check their age eligibility from the following table:

Age Limit Criteria
Name of the Post Research Assistant in Evaluation and Applied Research Department
SCs, MBCs , SC(A)s, STs, MBC(V), DNCs, MBCs, BCs, BCMs, and Destitute Widows of all castes No Maximum age limit
Others [Applicants not belonging to MBCs and DNCs, MBCs, BCs and BCMs, SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC(V),] 30 years.* (Should not have completed)

TNPSC also provides age concession to the following category people:

Age Concessions
People with Benchmark Disability: Persons with a Benchmark Disability are eligible for an age reduction of up to ten years.
For Ex-servicemen: Ex-servicemen have a maximum age limit of 50 years. Applicants who have previously been recruited to any class, service, or category will not be eligible for the above-mentioned age concession.

TNPSC Research Assistant Physical Fitness Eligibility Criteria 2022

Applicants who are selected for the post will be required to present a certificate of physical fitness in the TNPSC format. The selected candidate must present the certificate to the Appointing Authority at the time of joining the said job. The following is the fitness eligibility requirement for the job:

Physical Fitness Eligibility Particulars
Standard of Vision Prescribed Standard III or Better Color Blindness will be a disqualification.
Form of Certificate of Physical Fitness The form is prescribed for other than Executive and Ministerial posts.
Exam Pattern

TNPSC Research Assistant 2022 exam pattern is shown in the table below:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
BC(OBCM)s, MBC(V), SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs and DNCs, MBCs and BCMs Others
Paper - I (Subject Paper) II. (200 Questions) P.G. Degree Standard Subjects comprising Mathematics, Social work, Sociology, Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, Business Administration, Anthropology, Agricultural Economics, and Public Administration. (Code No.213) 3 hours 300 171 228
Paper-II (General Studies) IV. (100 Questions) V. (Code No.003) VI. General Studies (Degree Standard) – 75 Questions and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions Interview and Record 2 hours 200 70
Total 570

The TNPSC Research Assistant paper covers a wide range of topics. The curriculum is provided below.

Main Topic Sub-Topic
History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu
  • South Indian history‐Culture and Heritage of Tamil People
  • Characteristics of Indian culture.
  • Unity in diversity – color, race, language, custom, India‐as secular state‐Growth of rationalist
  • Indus valley civilization‐ Mughals and Marathas‐Age of Vijayanagaram and the Brahmans, Guptas, Delhi Sultans
  • Dravidian movement in TN‐Political parties and populist scheme
  • India Since Independence
Indian Polity
  • The preamble to the Constitution
  • State Legislature, Local government, Panchayat Raj – Tamil Nadu, the rule of law/Due process of law Elections, Judiciary in India
  • Official language and Schedule‐VIII‐. Corruption in public life‐. Anti‐corruption measures –CVC, Lok‐ adalats, Ombudsman, CAG‐ Right to information‐ Empowerment of women‐ Consumer protection forms.
  • Constitution of India
  • Salient features of constitution – Union, state, and territory
  • Citizenship rights amend duties‐ Fundamental rights‐ Fundamental duties‐ Human rights charters Union legislature – Parliament, State executive.
General Studies (objective)
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Tests
  • Indian National Movement
  • Indian Economy
  • General Science
  • Current Events
  • Geography
  • Indian Polity
  • History and Culture of India and TamilNadu
National Moments of India
  • Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar& others
  • Different modes of agitations Role of Tail Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC,
  • National Renaissance
  • The emergence of national leaders‐Gandhi, Nehru, TagoreDifference
Veterinary Sciences
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health.
  • Veterinary Medicine.
  • Livestock Products Technology.
  • Basics in Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Veterinary Surgery and Radiology.
  • Animal Nutrition.
  • General.
  • Livestock Management.
  • Veterinary Microbiology, Pathology, Parasitology, and Pharmacology.
  • Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry.

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