The applicant should have completed the age of 20 years and should not be aged above 30 years as on 1st July of the Notification year. The upper age limit relaxation given to certain categories is as follows:-
|Category||Upper age limit|
|Backward Class, Backward Class (Muslim), Most Backward Class/Denotified Community.||32 yrs|
|Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar), Scheduled Tribe||35 yrs|
|Destitute Widow||37 yrs|
|Ex-servicemen (Discharged from service within 3 years from the date of notification) / Serving persons who are going to retire within one year from the last date of receipt of application.||47 yrs|
|Police Departmental candidates appearing for 20% departmental quota examination (Should have completed 5 years of service)||47 yrs|
I. Candidates should possess minimum a second class diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering awarded by the State Board of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu
|Backward Class (Muslim)||3.5%|
|Most Backward Class / Denotified Communities||20%|
|Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyar)||3%|
i. Police Constables and Head Constables and their equivalent ranks in the Taluk, Armed Reserve Police and Tamil Nadu Special Police can apply under 20% Departmental Quota. They should have completed 5 years of service as on the date of notification. Candidates applying under 20% departmental quota are exempted from Physical Measurement Test. However, they are required to attend the Certificate verification 1:5 ratio and Viva-Voce in 1:3 ratio.
i. Age Relaxation: The upper age limit shall be 47 years on the 1st July of the notification year.
ii. The Ex-servicemen who have not completed three years of period after discharge from service and the Armed Forces serving personnel who are going to retire within one year from the last date of receipt of online application only can apply for this recruitment.
iii. They should attend the Written Examination, Physical Measurement Test (PMT), Certificate Verification and Viva-Voce.
i. Age Relaxation: The upper age limit shall be 37 years as on the 1st July of the notification year.
ii.The Destitute Widow candidates should obtain “Destitute Widow Certificate” from the Revenue Divisional Officer / Sub-Collector / Assistant Collector and upload the same along with the online application. Failing which they will not be considered under Destitute Widow category.
a) Age Relaxation: The upper age limit shall be 35 years as on the 1st July of the notification year.
b) The Transgender candidates may decide their self-identified gender anyone such as male or female or as third gender.
c) If transgender candidate applies under Third gender and will be treated like women candidate. The 30% reservation will apply to them.
d) If the transgender candidates produce their community certificate, they can get the beneficiary of communal reservation like other candidates.
e) If the transgender candidates do not produce their community certificate, they will be treated as Most Backward Class category.
The Examination fee is Rs.500/-. If the Police Departmental candidates apply for both under open quota and departmental quota, he/she shall pay a sum of Rs.1000/- as examination fee, which shall be paid either through SBI cash challan or online payment.
All the eligible candidates will be called for Written Examination.
Part I. Tamil Language Eligibility Test:
i. The Tamil Language Eligibility Test is qualifying in nature.
ii. It will be objective type in nature.
iii. It will consist of 100 questions for 100 marks and the duration of examination will be 100 minutes (1 Hr 40 mins.)
iv. The candidate has to obtain minimum of 40% marks in Tamil Language Eligibility test, for him/her to be eligible for the next level of evaluation of the main examination OMR answer sheet.
v. The marks obtained in Tamil Language Eligibilty Test will not be considered for preparation of provisional selection list at any stage.
vi. In respect of 20% Departmental candidates, the Tamil Language eligibility Test will be commonly conducted along with those who are applying in open quota
vii. The candidates who have applied under BOTH Open and Departmental category will have to write the commonly conducted Tamil Language Eligibility Test only once.
Part II.Main Written examination:
|1||Main Written Examination
(a) General knowledge
(b) Technical subjects
|2||Marks for additional educational qualification||5 Marks|
|3||Special Marks||5 Marks||Open candidates
NCC -2 Marks ,
NSS -1 Mark ,
|Departmental candidates :
National Police Duty Meet
Gold – 5 Marks
Silver – 3 Marks
Bronze – 2 Marks
i) Minimum qualifying marks in the examination shall be 28 marks out of 80 marks.
ii) Question papers will contain 160 objective type questions. Each question carries ½ marks.
The number of candidates called for physical measurement test, after clearing the written examination, will be 5 times the number of vacancies. The physical measurement test comprises of height and chest measurement for men and height measurement for women and transgender candidates. The minimum eligibility requirement is as follows:
|OC, BC, BC(M), MBC/DNC||Minimum 163 cms|
|SC, SC(A) and ST||Minimum 160 cms|
|Minimum 80 cms
Minimum 5 cms
|OC, BC, BC(M), MBC/DNC||Minimum 154 cms|
|SC, SC(A) and ST||Minimum 152 cms|
i. 20% Departmental Quota candidates are exempted from Physical Measurement Test.
ii. Only the open candidates who qualify in the Physical Measurement Test will be allowed to appear for the original Certificate Verification. Similarly, the departmental candidates who are called for in the 1:5 ratio will be allowed for original Certificate Verification.
i. The open candidates who qualify in Physical Measurement Test will be called for original certificate verification.
ii. The Departmental candidates will be called for in the 1:5 ratio for original certificate verification.
iii. The candidates who are called for Certificate Verification will have to produce their original certificates which they had uploaded during submission of the online application. Candidate who fails to produce the Original Certificates will lose his/her claims with regard to communal reservation, age relaxation and special quota. New certificates /claim other than uploaded certificates will not be entertained.
i. The candidates who qualifies in Written Examination, Physical Measurement Test and original certificate verification will be called for Viva-voce in the ratio of 1:3.
ii. The Viva-Voce will be conducted at TNUSRB, Chennai. Candidates who are called for Viva-Voce should produce all the Original Certificates at the time of Viva-Voce.
iii. Candidates who are serving as Government Servants (other than the departmental quota candidates) in State Government should produce “No Objection Certificate” obtained from their respective Unit Heads.
iv. Candidates who are possessing NCC / NSS / Sports Certificates or Medals received in National Police Duty Meet (in-case of Departmental candidates) should produce the Original Certificates along with one photo copy of the same at the time of Viva-Voce for awarding of special marks.
Marks shall be given to the candidates for possessing additional educational qualifications as detailed below, subject to a maximum of five marks. These additional marks will be awarded to the candidates possessing the following certificates during Viva-voce.
|B.E. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering -4 Years||2|
|BCA/B.Sc degree in Computer Science or B.Sc IT-3 years||2|
|B.E. or B.Tech Degree in Computer Science or I.T-4 Years||3|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Computer application-1 Year||1|
|M.E or M.Tech degree in Communication Systems -2 Years||1|
|M.E or M.Tech degree in Computer Science -2 Years||2|
Special marks shall be given to the candidates during viva-voce as detailed below, subject to a maximum of five marks.
|One Year Member/ “A” certificate||½ Mark|
|Possession of “B” Certificate||1 Mark|
|Possession of “C” Certificate/Under Officer Best Cadet in All India level||2 Marks|
|Participation in a National Programme like Republic Day parade in New Delhi/National Integration and Motivation Camps/Inter State Youth Exchange Programme by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of State Government||½ Mark|
|Best Volunteer at State Level/National level or Best NSS Cadet at Republic Day Parade in New Delhi||1 Mark|
|As per G.O.No.8 dated:21.01.2002 and participation in regular activities or State Special camps||1/2 Mark|
Approved 16 games :- 1. Basket Ball, 2.Football, 3.Hockey, 4.Volley Ball, 5.Hand Ball, 6.Kabbadi, 7.Wrestling, 8.Boxing, 9.Gymnastics, 10.Judo, 11.Weight Lifting, 12. Aquatics (Swimming), 13.Athletics, 14.Equitation (Horse riding), 15. Rifle Shooting and 16. Silambam are eligible for awarding of marks.
i. The candidates should have participated in the games through the associations recognized by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu.
ii. The candidate should have participated in the events representing Tamil Nadu State / Indian Nation and obtained the Form.I or Form.II certificates from the recognized associations of Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu or Tamil Nadu National Olympic Association or Affiliated Association of National Federation of India.
iii. The candidates should have participated in the events representing the Tamil Nadu Colleges / Universities and obtained the Form.III certificates.
|Represented School in District level||½ Mark|
|Represented College in zonal level (Inter Collegiate)||1/2 Mark|
|Represented University (Form-III) (Inter University)||1 Mark|
|Represented District in Inter District tournament||1 Mark|
|Represented State (Form-II)||1 1/2 Mark|
|Represented Nation in international Competition (Form-I)||2 Marks|
In each category, the highest certificate (yielding maximum marks) will be considered. The maximum special mark a candidate can claim is 5.
|Winning of medal in the National Police Duty Meet( Maximum 5 marks)|
|Departmental Quota candidates shall not be eligible for special marks for NCC/NSS/Sports/ Games.
Maximum special mark a candidate can claim is 5.
a. Provisional Select List is drawn based on the total marks obtained in the Written Examination, Viva-Voce and Special marks subject to communal reservation and total vacancies.
b. If there is a tie in marks, the candidate senior in age shall be given priority in selection.
c. If the marks secured are equal and date of birth is same preference shall be given to the candidate who is an outstanding scout, having received an award from the President of India.
d. 20% of all vacancies shall be set apart on preferential basis for the persons who studied from 1st Standard to Diploma / graduation in Tamil medium.
Provisionally selected candidates will have to undergo medical examination and verification of character and antecedents through Police Department.