State Government Jobs- Tamilnadu- TNPSC District Educational Officer (DEO) Recruitment 2022– TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 11 District Educational Officer (DEO) Posts. Apply before 13 January 2023.

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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI No Name of the Post and Post Code No. Name of the Service and Service Code No. Number of vacancies
1. District Educational Officer (Post Code No.2062) Tamil Nadu School Educational Service. 11
Total 11

Educational Qualification: (As on 14.12.2022)

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:-

1. District Educational Officer (DEO) 

For both, Open Market candidates and Teachers employed in recognized Aided Secondary schools and Higher Secondary Schools:

1. A Master’s Degree of any University recognized by the University Grants Commission 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. AND

3. Must have studied Tamil under Part-I or Part-II of the Intermediate


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 recognized 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 degree of B.T or B.Ed or its equivalent qualifications.

I. The educational qualifications prescribed for the post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies viz. [10th + HSC / Diploma or its equivalent + Bachelor’s Degree + PG Degree + B.T/B.Ed Degree]


[10th + HSC / Diploma or its equivalent + Bachelor’s Degree + B.T/B.Ed Degree + PG Degree] as required under 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.

Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2022)

SI No Category of Applicants Maximum Age
1. SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories. No age limit
3. “Others” [i.e., applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] For Open Market – Should not have completed 32* Years
For Teacher employed in recognized aided Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools- Should not have completed 42* Years


(i) * As per G.O (Ms) No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, the Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment has been enhanced by 2 years.

(ii) For open market candidates only: “Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] who have put in five and more years of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit. (For further details refer para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants” and Section 3(r) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(iii) “No maximum age” limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date on 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 )

Age Concession:

(i) For Persons with Benchmark Disability : Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above. (Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per Para 5D of “Instructions to Applicants”)

(ii) For Ex-Servicemen :

a) The maximum age limit is 50 years for “Others” (i.e.) applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs. [Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per G.O (Ms) No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021].

b) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category. [Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]

Salary Details:

1. District Educational Officer (DEO) – Rs.56900- 209200/- Level 23

Selection Process:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

1. Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination
2. Main Written Examination and
3. An Oral Test in the shape of an Interview and Counselling

Application Fee/Exam Fee: 

a. Registration Fee:

For One-Time Registration (G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017) Applicants who have already registered in One-Time Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.

b. Preliminary Examination Fee:

The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, unless exemption of fee is claimed.

c. Main Written Examination Fee:

The candidates who have not claimed fee exemption and paid the fee of Rs. 100/- towards the Preliminary Examination of this recruitment, have to pay the Main Written Examination fee of Rs. 200/- if they are shortlisted for the Main Written Examination based on the results of Preliminary Examination and on receipt of such intimation from Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

Note: Fee Pay by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.

Examination Fee Concessions:

Category Concession
i Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) Full Exemption
ii Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption
iii Most Backward Classes (V), Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Most Backward Classes Three Free Chances
iv Backward Classes (other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim) Three Free Chances
v Ex-Servicemen Two Free Chances
vi Persons with Benchmark Disability (the Disability shall be not less than 40%) Full Exemption
vii Destitute Widow (Destitute Widow Certificate should have been obtained from RDO / SubCollector / Assistant Collector) Full Exemption


i. The total number of free chances availed will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.

ii. The number of free chances availed by the applicant will be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.

iii. In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s), his candidature shall be rejected after due process.

iv. Applicants are directed to carefully choose the option ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the online application regarding availing the fee concession.

v. Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the<Application History> of the applicant’s dashboard.

vi. An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.

vii. Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted / applicants who do not wish to avail the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession in the online application. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.

viii. Failure to pay the prescribed fee in time, along with the online application will result in the rejection of application after due process. [For further details regarding examination fee concessions refer to Para 6 of “Instructions to Applicants”].

How to apply:  

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the TNPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. from 14.12.2022 to 13.01.2023. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Important Dates: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application 14.12.2022
Last date for Submission of Application 13.01.2023
Application Correction Window Period From 18.01.2023 – 12.01 A.M. To 20.01.2023 – 11.59 P.M
Date and time of Written Examination
Date and time of Preliminary Examination 09.04.2023 FN 9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Date of Main Written Examination Will be announced later at the time of declaration of results of Preliminary Examination

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