TNPSC Assistant Jailor Recruitment 2023 – TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 59 Assistant Jailor (Men) and Assistant Jailor (Women) in Prisons & Correctional Services Department included in the Tamil Nadu Jail Subordinate Service Posts. Apply before 11 May 2023.

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Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI NoName of the Post and Post Code No.Name of the Service and Service Code No.Number of vacancies
1.Assistant Jailor (Men) in Prisons & Correctional Services Department (Post Code No: 2280)Tamil Nadu Jail Subordinate Service (Service Code : 046)54*
2.Assistant Jailor (Women) in Prisons & Correctional Services Department (Post Code No: 3257)5

*Vacancies shown for the above said posts are after deducting 3% of vacancies for the reservation for meritorious sports persons as per G.O.(Ms)No.6, Youth Welfare and Sports Development (S1) Department, Dated 20.02.2019.

Educational Qualification: (as on 12.04.2023):-

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of this Notification.

A degree of any of the Universities recognized by the University Grants Commission.
Note: (i) The educational qualification prescribed for these posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelors Degree Course

Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2023)

SI NoCategory of ApplicantsMinimum Age (Should have completed)Maximum Age (Should not have completed)
1.‘Others’ [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]18 Years32* years
2.SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, and BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes18 YearsNo Maximum age limit


(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 is enhanced by 2 years. [i.e., From 30 to 32 years] Explanation: No Maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection/ appointment to the post.

(ii) “Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and 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.

[For further details refer to para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants”, Section 3(r) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016].

Age Concession:

(i) For Ex-Servicemen(“Others”):

a) The Maximum age limit for Ex-Servicemen is 50 years. [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. Assistant Jailor – Rs.35400-130400 (Level-11) (Revised Scale)

Selection Process:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

1.Written Exam (Objective Type) (OMR Method)
2.Certificate Verification

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]Note: Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and within the validity period of 5 years are exemptedRs.150/-
b.Examination Fee: Note:The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, unless exemption of fee is claimed.Rs.100/-

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.


(i) Linking Aadhaar number with One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for applicants. (Para 2(B) of Instructions to applicants)

(ii) One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After completion of five years, the applicant must renew the One Time Registration by paying the fee prescribed. The One time Registration is different from the application for the examination. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear (Para 2(C)of Instructions to applicants)

Examination Fee Concessions:

iScheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)Full Exemption
iiScheduled TribesFull Exemption
iiiMost Backward Classes / Denotified CommunitiesThree Free Chances
ivBackward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslims)Three Free Chances
vEx-ServicemenTwo Free Chances
viDestitute WidowFull 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 and he shall be debarred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.

(iv) Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ regarding availing the fee concession.

(v) Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession has been availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the <Application History> of the applicant 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 of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession. 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 12.04.2023 to 11.05.2023. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Important Dates: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application12.04.2023
Last date for Submission of Application11.05.2023
Application Correction Window PeriodFrom 16.05.2023 -12.01AM To 18.05.2023 – 11.59 PM

Date and time of Written Examination

Paper – I(Subject Paper) (Specified topics as mentioned in the Scheme)(Degree Standard )01.07.2023 F.N. 09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M
Paper – IIPART A: Tamil Eligibility cum Scoring Test (SSLC Standard)PART B : General Studies (Degree Standard)01.07.2023 A.N. 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M

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