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TNPSC VAO (Village Administrative Officer) Details

TNPSC Village Administrative Officer VAO Job Profile, Salary & Promotion Details are available here.
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Village Administrative Officer (VAO) is one of the most preferred choices of exams conducted by TNPSC. The VAO exam will be conducted once per year by Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC).

TNPSC VAO Salary & Allowances

Rs. 5,200 – 20,200/- + 2,400- G.P (Pay Band – 1)

(Rs.18,000/- to Rs.19,000/- will be paid as a first-month salary)

TNPSC VAO Promotion Scale

Candidates shortlisted/recruited as VAO by TNPSC will be promoted as an Assistant after 6 years of service. He/she would have to clear a Departmental Exam to get Assistant Post in Revenue Department.

Assistant (Revenue Department) >> Revenue Inspector (RI) >> Deputy Thasildar >> Thasildar >> Deputy Collector

Age Limit to apply for TNPSC VAO Recruitment

Sl. No.

Category of Candidates

Minimum Age

Maximum Age


SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all castes

21 years

40 years



21 years

30 years

Note: OC (Others) – Candidates not belonging to SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DNC, BC, and BCM & the candidates, who have worked for 5 years in the state/central government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

Educational Qualification to apply for TNPSC VAO

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of notification. Must possess minimum general educational qualification viz. Must have passed the S.S.L.C public examination or its equivalent with eligibility for admission to higher secondary courses of studies or to college courses of studies.

Note: The applicants who have not passed S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

Knowledge of Tamil mandatory for VAOs'

Since Village Administrative Officers (VAO) are to work with/for the people of Tamilnadu, they should have to be fluent in (or) know to read and write the Tamil language. Candidates who haven’t studied Tamil as the subject will have to undergo for a Tamil proficiency test after clearing the exam.

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