TNPSC Recruitment 2019, 20 DEO Vacancies, Apply online @

TNPSC Recruitment 2019 – TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 20 District Educational Officer (DEO) Posts. The applicants are requested to apply online only through Official Website on or before 09.01.2019. Interested candidates are requested to peruse the advertisement regarding the process of Examinations and Interview, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, How to Apply, Pattern of Examination, Syllabus, Question Paper, Admit Date, Exam Date, Result Date etc,. Refer thoroughly before applying.


TNPSC Recruitment 2019 20 District Educational Officer (DEO) Posts:

Organization Name: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Job Category: Tamil Nadu Govt Jobs
No. of Posts: 20 Vacancies
Name of the Posts: District Educational Officer (DEO) & Various Posts
Job Location: Tamil Nadu
Selection Procedure: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination & Interview
Application Apply Mode: Online
Official Website:
Starting Date: 10.12.2018
Last Date: 09.01.2019


Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI No Name of Post Name of the service No. of vacancies
1 District Educational Officer (2014-2015)(2015- 2016)(2016-2017 (Code No. 2062) Tamil Nadu School Educational Service (Code No. 055) *18 +2 cf (carried forward vacancies viz.,


SC(G) 1)

Total 20 Posts


Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC District Educational Officer (DEO) Vacancies:

Educational Qualification: (As on 10.12.2018)

Qualification For both, Open Market candidates and Teachers employed in recognised Aided Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools:

1. Master’s Degree of any University recognised by the UGC in the State or a Degree of equivalent standard in any one of the following subjects with not less than 50% of Marks in the Master’s Degree Examination in any one of the following subjects:-

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry , Botany , Zoology, Economics , Geography , History ,Commerce, Tamil and English,

(Provided that a candidate possessing a Degree of M.A or M.Sc. or an equivalent degree awarded under the grading system shall not be considered eligible for appointment unless he has obtained the said degree with “ O” or “A” or “B” Grade.)


2. B.T. or B.Ed. Degree of any recognized university in the State or a degree of equivalent standard.


3. Must have studied Tamil under Part-I or Part-II of the Intermediate or Pre-University course or Higher Secondary Course

Experience: Only for recruitment to the vacancies which are to be filled from among the Teachers employed in recognised Aided Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools having teaching experience in a recognized School for a total period of not less than 12 years after acquiring the qualifications specified in item 2 above.


(i) The qualification prescribed for the posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor’s degree + PG Degree and B.T/B.Ed Degree (or) B.T/B.Ed Degree and PG Degree. (Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).

Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification.

(Section 20(4)(iv) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(ii) Applicants must have passed Tamil in Intermediate/PUC/HSC (or its equivalent). A pass in the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil will not be accepted as equivalent to the qualification in Tamil prescribed for this post. ((Note (i) under paragraph 11 of the Commission’s “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to the recruitment to this post).)

(iii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification, in the form of government order issued on or before the date of this notification, when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected. A list of Equivalence of qualification in the related subject is available in Annexure-I to this Notification. (Refer also to the Disclaimer annexed to this Notification). The government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be accepted. (For further details regarding equivalence of qualification refer to para. 10 of the “Instructions to Applicants”)


Age Limit: (As on 10.12.2018)

Sl. No. Category of Applicants Maximum Age
  SCs, SC (A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes. No age limit
  ‘Others’ For Open Market – Should not have completed 30 Years
For Teacher employed in recognised Aided Secondary Schools or Higher Secondary Schools – Should not have completed 40 Years

Note1:- [For open market candidates only.]

“Others” Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit

Note 2: No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 58 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection /appointment to the post

(For further details, refer to para. 5 of the “Instructions to Applicants” and Section 20(8) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)


Salary Details:

SI No Name of Post Pay scale
1. District Educational Officer (DEO) Rs.56900 -180500 (Level 23) As per the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017


Selection Procedure:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination & Interview
TNPSC District Educational Officer (DEO) Exam Center List: Click Here
TNPSC District Educational Officer (DEO) Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Click Here


Application Fee/Exam Fee: 



i. Applicants who have already registered in one time registration system within the validity period of five years are exempted from payment of registration fee.

ii. Those who have registered in one-time registration system and paid the registration fee of Rs.150/- and received the registration ID need not pay the registration fee i.e., Rs.150/- and it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.


The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concessions noted below.



The Main Written Examination fee should be paid later only by those applicants who are admitted to the Main Written Examination based on the result of the Preliminary Examination and on receipt of intimation from the Commission, if they are not eligible for fee concession.



(i) Applicants who have registered under one – time registration system must pay the prescribed examination fee for this recruitment.( One – time registration is only to avail exemption from payment of registration fee for a period of five years from the date of registration and it will not be considered as prescribed examination fee for this recruitment).

(ii) Applicants who had already registered under one time registration system by paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and having validity are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.


How to apply TNPSC District Educational Officer (DEO) Recruitment 2018? 

Candidates satisfying the above eligibility conditions Use Following Procedure Given Below to Apply Online:

Step 1: Log on to TNPSC Careers Page at official website to

Step 2: Eligible candidates are advised to open Notification

Step 3: Read the Advertisement carefully to be sure about your eligibility

Step 4: Click on “Click here for New Registration”, if you are a new user.

Step 5: Fill your Academic Qualification & Other Related Information as per the instructions

Step 6: Ensure the information provided is correct

Step 7: Complete the Registration & Click on “Submit” & Make Payments

Step 8: Take a print out of online application for future use.


Important Dates to Remember: 

Date of notification 10.12.2018
Last date for submission of application 09.01.2019
Last date for payment of fee through Bank (State Bank of India or Indian Bank) 11.01.2019
Dates of Written Examination
Preliminary Examination 02.03.2019 F.N. 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM
Main Written Examination Dates will be announced later


TNPSC DEO Official Notification & Application Link:

TNPSC Official Website Career Page Click Here
TNPSC Official Notification PDF Click Here
TNPSC Online Application Form Click Here

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