The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) will conduct the Group IV review after a two-year hiatus on July 24 to fill 7,382 vacancies, TNPSC Chairman Ka has said. Balachandran Tuesday.
Briefing reporters in Chennai, he said the TNPSC would start accepting online applications from March 30. The deadline for submitting applications is April 28. The results will be published in October and the councils will take place in November. Various positions, including 274 vacancies of Village Administrative Officer, will be filled through the examination. A total of 81 vacancies will be filled from the sports quota.
“The number of vacancies in Group IV was 5,255 in the annual planner released by TNPSC in 2022. Vacancies have increased [to 7,382] because we are filling vacancies in boards such as Tamil Nadu Housing Board and Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board,” Mr Balachandran said.
“For the past two years, Group IV examinations have not taken place. The TNPSC has filled 2,000 vacancies from the reserve list of previous exams in the past two years,” Balachandran said.
After the formation of the new government, ordinances were issued for compulsory Tamil examinations. Candidates taking the Group IV exam will need to achieve 40% marks to qualify for the compulsory Tamil exam.
The compulsory Tamil test was also introduced in the examinations organized on March 12 and 19, following the order of the government.
In the Group IV exam, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 24, 200 objective-type questions, including 100 compulsory questions in Tamil, will be asked.
Following the government order to fill vacancies from councils and corporations through TNPSC, 163 positions for junior assistants and typists from Tamil Nadu Housing Board and Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board will also be filled this times. A decision on granting a reservation under the Backward Class Muslim (BCM) quota for those who have converted to Islam will be made by the TNPSC shortly, he said.