TNPSC Engineering Services Eligibility Criteria
Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s Combined Engineering Services Exam Eligibility Details are given below….
|Category of Candidates||Minimum
Age (should have
|1||SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and
Destitute Widows of all Castes.
|18 Years||No Age limit|
|2||‘Others’ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs,
SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs].
|18 Years||30 Years
(should not have
Note: “Others” [i.e Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC (A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs] who have put in five years of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by an University or Institution recognised by the University Grants Commission for the purpose of its grant or Board recognized by the Government of India or by any State Government:
|Name of the post||Qualification|
(Civil) in Water Resources
|B.E degree in Civil Engineering or Civil and Structural
A pass in Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations
under Civil Engineering branch, subject to the following
further conditions namely:-
I. Should furnish evidence of having undergone
practical training in surveying for a period of not less
than one year.
II. Should have put in service for a period of not less
than one year in Public Works Department as
Overseer or Junior Engineer.
III. Should hold the Upper Subordinate or L.C.E Diploma
of the College of Engineering, Guindy or L.C.E.
Diploma awarded by the State Board of Technical
Education and Training, Chennai
(Civil) in Buildings, PWD
(Electrical) in PWD
|A degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and
A pass in Sections A and B of the Institution Examination
with Electrical Engineering as a subject.
|4||Assistant Director of
Industrial Safety and Health
(Formerly named as Assistant
Inspector of Factories)
|A Degree in Mechanical or Production or Industrial or Electricalor Chemical Engineering or Textile Technology|
i. The qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies i.e. 10th + HSC/Diploma + U.G. degree.
ii. Candidates having a pass in Sections A & B of the Institution Examinations under Civil Engineering, applying for the post of Assistant Engineer (Civil) PWD may be required to produce the evidence for having undergone Practical Training in surveying for a period of not less than one year or certificate for having put in service for a period of not less than one year in PWD as Overseer or Junior Engineer or to produce the evidence for having Upper Subordinate or LCE Diploma of the College of Engineering, Guindy or LCE Diploma awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Chennai when called for by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
iii. Knowledge of Tamil:- Candidates should possess knowledge of Tamil on the date of this notification.
iv. Persons claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence when called for by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s Combined Engineering Services Exam Pattern and scheme of examination are as follows.
Scheme of Examination: Written examination will be conducted in objective type, consists of two papers. Paper I will have the subjects in the relevant discipline of engineering, time duration will be 3 hours and paper II will have questions on General Studies, time duration will be 2 hours.
Marks for selection
STs, MBCs/ DCs,
BCs and BCMs
|Written Examination in OMR
Format:i. Paper-I Any one of the following
subjects in which the candidate has
acquired his/her educational
(Degree Standard -200 questions
each) (Objective Type)
(i) Civil Engineering (Code No.029)
(ii) Mechanical and Production
Engineering (Code No.074)
(iii) Electrical and Instrumentation
Engineering (Code No.042)
(iv) Textile Engineering
(v) Electronics and
(vi) Chemical Engineering
(Code No.025)ii. Paper -II General Studies
(Degree Standard-100 questions)iii. Interview and Records
| 3 Hours
i. The questions in Paper-I will be set in English only and the questions in Paper-II will be set both in Tamil and English based on the existing syllabi.
ii. For answering Paper – I, the candidates should specify the subject in which they wish to be examined. They should choose only the subject in which they have obtained the prescribed qualification.
iii. The candidates who possess a degree in Production Engineering and Industrial Engineering should choose Mechanical and Production Engineering, the candidates who possess a degree in Textile Technology should choose Textile Engineering as an optional subject.
iv. The subject paper Civil Engineering will consist of question in Civil and Structural Engineering.
Selection Procedure: Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e.,
(i) Written Examination in OMR Format and
(ii) Oral Test
Written Examination: The written examination will be conducted in objective type for 500 Marks. Paper I will consists of 200 questions for 300 Marks in the time duration of 3 hours and Paper II will consists of 100 questions for 200 Marks in the duration of 2 hours. The questions in Paper-I will be set in English only and the questions in Paper-II will be set both in Tamil and English based on the existing syllabi. The selection will be made on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination only, subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.
Oral Test: The candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for Oral Test. The Oral Test will be conducted for 70 Marks.
Note: The Minimum Qualifying marks for selection for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs is 171 and 228 for others.
The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates at the Main Written Examination or Written Examination, as the case may be, and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments wherever it applies.
TNPSC Engineering Services Exam Syllabus: Tamilnadu Public Service Commission’s Combined Engineering Services Exam Syllabus Details are as follows.