Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has informed through a notification that the written examination to be conducted for the direct recruitment of candidates to the post of Village Administrative Officer will be held on 30th September 2012. As per the known details, there are 1,870 vacancies to be filled-up under the Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service Code No.050 and has thereby called for online applications from intending and eligible candidates. As the name of the post already suggest, the selected candidate on appointment will have to serve their duty in villages by residing therein for as long as he/she serves in the aforesaid job position. The following table lists all the important details about the job offered by the commission as mentioned above:-
|Name of the post||Vacancies||Salary|
|Pay Band||Grade Pay||Pay Scale|
|Village Administrative Officer (VAO)||1870||I||2,400||5,200-20,200|
|Notification Published||09th July 2012|
|Online Application closing date||10th August 2012|
|Last date for Fee Payment||14th August 2012|
|Written Examination||30th September 2012||10:00 AM - 01:00PM|
First of all, the applicant has to satisfy the age criteria in order to apply for the above direct recruitment. The prescribed age limit for applicants belonging to SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DC, BC and BCM category is 21-40 years as on 1st July 2012 while requirements for rest of the applicants is 21-30 years. This is followed by minimum educational qualification criteria which has to be possessed by the candidate latest by the date of announcement of the notification. The essential qualifications for the above includes a pass in S.S.L.C Public Examination or equivalent and knowledge of Tamil language.
TNPSC VAO Written Examination Syllabus & Exam PatternThe commission will be conducting the exam for this direct recruitment of Village Administrative Officer and has prescribed two papers i.e. General Knowledge & General English/Tamil with 150 marks each. As such, there will be 300 marks in total and the candidate will have 3 hours to answer the objective type questions and they have to score atleast the minimum qualifying score of 90 to be considered for selection. The detailed syllabi for the above papers can be obtained from the commission's website.
The selection of candidates will be based on the performance in the written exam and will also depend on the district selection opted for by the applicant and the reservation rules applicable thereon. There are a total of 30 available districts and each has different number of vacancies available for appointment. The list of examination centres and its code has been made available in the notification which may be seen in Annexure II. These centres are tentative in numbers and may be increased or decreased by the commission at its own discretion. Let us now have a look at the application procedure.
TNPSC VAO Application Form 2012 - Where and how to apply?Well, if you are interested to appear in this Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission direct recruitment examination, then you may apply online through the dedicated official registration portal. As usual, you may require digital scanned copies of signature and photograph to be uploaded along with the TNPSC VAO Application Form 2012. Applicants must carefully input all particulars in the online form and submit it after completing the same in all respect. A fee amounting to a total of Rs.125/- is necessary to be paid out of which Rs.75/- is charged as examination fee and Rs.50/- as application fee.
The TNPSC OTRS registered candidates need not pay the application fee within its validity period of 5 years. For others, they can pay the fee online by using netbanking or credit/debit cards or otherwise deposit the fee in Post Office or Indian Bank by using the system generated challan form. However, make sure to submit the form by selecting the appropriate choice of offline payment mode i.e. Post office or Indian Bank and then submit it. On successful submission, you will be provided with the Application No. and a password which can be used to print the TNPSC VAO Payment Challan.
Use the following links to find more details and apply online for TNPSC VAO Recruitment 2012.