TRB Post Graduate Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamilnadu Post Graduate Assistants/ Physical Education Directors exam eligibility details are as follows

Age Limit: Candidates age limit should not be over 57 years as the age of superannuation is 58 years.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess M.A./ M.Sc./ M.Com. in the relevant subject with B.Ed. As per G.O.Ms.No. 361 School Education Department dated 31-12-1999. Candidates should have studied the same subject in Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree, both for academic subjects and Languages. For the post of Physical Education Director-Grade-I, the candidates should have any Bachelor’s Degree with M.P.Ed. Degree. All degrees should be from UGC/ NCTE recognized Universities only. The candidates applying for the posts should have passed Tamil Language as Part I or Part II upto SSLC and PUC/ Higher Secondary Course levels. If not, he/she should pass Tamil Language Test conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission within two years from the date of their appointment.

Equivalent Qualifications: If a candidate claims that the educational qualification in the subject possessed by him/her is equivalent to though not the same as those prescribed for the appointment, he/she has to produce the subject equivalence G.O issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu. Government orders issued prior to the date of this notification alone be considered.

Exam Pattern: Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Assistants/ Physical Education Directors exam pattern details are as follows.

Scheme of Examination: The written examination will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration with 150 MCQ’s each question carries one marks. The marks allotted to the Main Subject, Educational Methodology and General Knowledge are as follows:

Main Subject 110
Educational Methodology 30
General Knowledge 10

Note: Visually impaired candidates will be allowed assistance of scribes, who are not Graduate/ Post Graduates in the respective subjects.

Selection Procedure: Post Graduate Assistant’s selection process will consists of written examination and documents verification.

1.Written Examination: The written examination will consist of a single paper of 3 hours duration with 150 MCQ’s each question carries one marks. the marks alloted for Main Subject is 110, marks alloted for Educational Methodology is 30 and 10 marks for General Knowledge. Candidates who qualified in written examination will be called for certificate verification.

Note: If more than one candidate secures the lowest or same cut- off mark for the particular communal turn, all such candidates will be called for CV.

2.Certificate Verification: Candidates short-listed in written examination shall bring the original and attested copies of all Certificates as stated in the call letter for Certificate Verification. All Certificates should have been issued prior to the last date for submission of filled-in Applications. Certificates issued after the cut-off date will not be considered. Teaching experience certificate issued by Headmaster / Principal of the School should be countersigned by the Inspecting Officer concerned.

3. Weightage Marks: Weightage marks as detailed below will be given after Certification Verification for the short-listed candidates. These marks will be added to Written Examination marks for preparing the final merit-cum-communal Selection list.

Number of
1 Period of Wait after
registration in the
Professional &
Employment Office,
Chennai – 600 004
Less than 1 year 0
1 to 3 years 1
3 to 5 Years 2
5 to 10 Years 3
Above 10 Years 4
2 Experience of
teaching in 11 & 12
Std. In any
recognised School.
(in their PG Degree
Major Subject)
1 to 2 years 1
2 to 5 years 2
Above 5 Years 3

4. Selection: The provisional list of candidates selected for appointment after Certificate Verification and after addition of weightage marks for period of wait in Employment Exchange and Teaching experience for the short-listed candidates, will be published in the website viz. and in the Notice Board of TRB. Intimation to the provisionally selected candidates will also be sent by post individually. The final eligibility of the candidates will be subject to the decision of Teachers Recruitment Board and the appointing authority. The appointment orders will be issued by the concerned Department to which the candidates are provisionally selected after verifying their eligibility for the post they are selected.

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