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How to Apply for TNPSC Exams 2024: Step-by-Step Process for TNPSC One-Time Registration (OTR)

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How to apply for TNPSC exams 2024

TNPSC One Time Registration for TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2024 • Comprehensive step-by-step guide for registering for the TNPSC One Time Registration 2024 in English • Register online through the TNPSC Official Website to apply for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2024 through TNPSC OTR

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) 2024 has to be completed by the candidates interested in applying for the upcoming TNPSC Exams in 2024. Candidates and TNPSC aspirants can apply online through the official TNPSC website (www.tnpsc.gov.in) to register themselves for the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR). Candidates who register for the TNPSC One Time Registration should have to pay an ₹ 150 as registration fee via online mode. Here, in this article from Veranda RACE, candidates can learn more about TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR), how to apply for the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR), step-by-step procedures and other related frequently asked questions regarding TNPSC OTRs. For further information about TNPSC exams and to receive regular updates about TNPSC Group IV Exam in 2024, make sure to check our updated blogs in Veranda RACE.

What is One Time Registration (OTR) TNPSC?

The One Time Registration (OTR) required for applying to the exams conducted by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) such as the TNPSC Group 1, TNPSC Group 2, TNPSC Group 2A, TNPSC Group 4 and other TNPSC exams is just a collection of information by the TNPSC from the its exam applicants. It is just a system devised by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) to collect necessary information about the candidates in advance to ease the process of applying for various TNPSC exams.

The TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for all the candidates to apply for the TNPSC exams.

This TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) also offers a separate dashboard to each TNPSC exam applicant to facilitate maintenance of their own information in a profile. An exam applicant who wishes to apply for any post under the TNPSC exams conducted by the TNPSC shall click ‘Apply’ against the TNPSC exam post notified in the TNPSC’s website and use their User ID and Password given for the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR).

Note: Candidates should keep in mind that the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) is not an application for any TNPSC exam post.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Important Details

TNPSC OTR: Overview

Name of the Commission

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

Official Website

www.tnpsc.gov.in

TNPSC OTR Fee

₹ 150

TNPSC OTR Validity

Five years (from the date of registration of the TNPSC OTR)

Registration Mode

Online

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Validity

The TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) completed by an exam candidate will be valid for five years from the date of registration of the TNPSC OTR. After completion of five years, the exam applicant must renew his/her TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) by paying the OTR fee prescribed by the TNPSC.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Aadhaar Linking

The linking of Aadhar details of an exam candidate during their TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory as informed by the TNPSC. It has been officially informed that the information associated with the candidate’s Aadhar number including biometrics will be used only for identification purposes during TNPSC exams and will not be stored or shared by the TNPSC.

TNPSC applicants are requested to give their official consent in their respective TNPSC OTR during the registration. The Aadhar details of the applicants will be submitted to the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) only for the purpose of authentication during the registration of the TNPSC OTR.

It is to be noted that the linking of Aadhar details is mandatory for all prospective TNPSC candidates in order to create new OTR or renewal of OTR or inorder to access the existing TNPSC OTR and apply for any TNPSC exam recruitment to be notified henceforth by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

Note: Aadhar is mandatory to complete the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) and to apply for the direct recruitment for numerous TNPSC exams. Hence, the applicants who do not possess Aadhar are instructed to get their Aadhar by following appropriate procedure before applying for any direct recruitment for TNPSC exams.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Registration Mode

The TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) should be done by the applicants only through the online mode. Applicants can visit the official website of the TNPSC and complete their One Time Registration (OTR) and begin to apply for the TNPSC exams individually once the Notification is announced. Although, applicants need to understand that only after the completion of the TNPSC OTR can an applicant apply for TNPSC exams.

Without completion of the TNPSC OTR, applicants cannot apply for the TNPSC exams. So applicants are advised to complete their registration for the TNPSC OTR before applying for the TNPSC exams.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Registration Details

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) requires the following details on the personal details page during the registration of TNPSC OTR:

  • User ID
  • E-mail ID
  • Name of the applicant
  • Birth date of the applicant
  • Father’s name of the applicant
  • Mother’s name of the applicant
  • Mobile number
  • Gender
  • Birth district of the applicant
  • Birth district of the applicant’s father
  • Religion
  • Aadhaar number of the applicant
  • Community/Cateogry
  • Address (Permanent & Correspondance)
  • Identification marks

Other than these personal details, information regarding your SSC and other educational details will also be collected by the TNPSC in order to complete the TNPSC OTR.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Photograph & Signature

During the registration of TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR), every applicant should upload the scanned image of his/her photograph (taken within the last three months) of file size 20 KB to 50 KB and saved as ‘Photograph.jpg’ and his/her signature of file size 10 KB to 20 KB and saved as  ‘Signature.jpg’. Both photograph and signature of the applicant should be of 200 DPI resolution and  should be ready to be uploaded when requested during the registration of the TNPSC OTR.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Photograph & Signature

Type

File Size

Resolution

Format

Photograph of the applicant

20 KB to 50 KB

200 DPI

.jpg

Signature of the applicant

10 KB to 20 KB

200 DPI

.jpg

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): Step-by-Step New User Registration Guide

In this Veranda RACE article, we will disclose the comprehensive guide on how to complete the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR) for new users in a detailed and extensive manner in order to apply for the upcoming TNPSC Exams such as the TNPSC Group 4 Exam 2024, TNPSC Group 2 & 2A Exam 2024 and TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2024.

Candidates are advised to follow the following step-by-step instructions inorder to complete their TNPSC OTR registration for new users to apply for the TNPSC Exams:

  1. Visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (www.tnpsc.gov.in) or www.tnpscexams.in.

TNPSC Official Website:

  1. Click the ‘One Time Registration New User’ button in the home page of the TNPSC official website.
  1. Click the ‘OK’ button in order to continue to the ‘New User OTR page’ of the TNPSC.
  1. Once you click the ‘OK’ button, you will now be redirected to a new web page which will open as a new tab in your browser. (https://apply.tnpscexams.in/registration)
  1. Now enter your preferred ‘Login ID’ in the textbox given under the tab ‘பயனாளர் குறியீட்டை உருவாக்குக’ and also input the correct answer in the ‘Enter the Answer’ tab.

Note: The Login ID should contain atelast 5 to 15 characters in English or numbers. Example: tnpsc1234

It is adviced at the top of this ‘TNPSC OTR’ web page that the OTR is not an application for any TNPSC examination. After completing this permanent registration of the TNPSC OTR, candidates have to apply separately for each TNPSC exam depending on their eligibility by entering their registered Login ID and password.

6. Once you enter your preferred ‘Login ID’ and the ‘answer’, click the ‘பயனாளர் குறியீடு உள்ளதா?’ button.

If there is an username already registered with the TNPSC, you will be prompted to enter a different Login ID.

  1. Once the ‘Login ID’ is accepted, you’ll be allotted the ‘Login ID’ by TNPSC. You’ll have to complete the OTR registration within 48 hours by entering all the necessary details. If the candidate fails to complete the TNPSC OTR within 48 hours, all the details in that particular login ID will be deleted and the candidate have to input all the details once again to complete the OTR.
  1. You’ll get the following page, where the applicant has to enter the following details:

Login Details:

  • Password (one uppercase, one lowercase, one digit, one special character – min length (8) & max. length (15))
  • Confirm Password
  • E-Mail ID
  • Confirm Email ID

Personal Details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Mobile number of the candidate (Validate with OTP)
  • Name of the candidate’s father
  • Birth district of the candidate’s father
  • Name of the candidate’s mother
  • Birth date of the candidate
  • Birth district of the candidate
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Nationality

Category & Community Details:

  • Place of issue of community certificate
  • Category
  • District
  • Taluk
  • Officer who sanctioned the community certificate
  • Community certificate number
  • Date on which the community certificate was issued
  1. Upload your passport size photograph and signature in the required format as prescribed by TNPSC in its official website.
  2. Finally, candidates need to pay the prescribed registration fee for the completion of TNPSC OTR through online mode either using debit cards/credit cards/internet banking.
  3. After confirming all the filled details, candidates can click the ‘Submit’ button to complete their TNPSC OTR.
  4. Once the registration of TNPSC OTR is completed, applicants will receive a confiramtion message or SMS on their registered mobile number. This message will contain the Login ID and the password for the TNPSC OTR. Applicants can use this Login ID and password to apply for TNPSC exams in future.

TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR): FAQs

  • Q. How many year is the TNPSC OTR registration valid?

    The TNPSC OTR will be valid for a period of 5 years from the date of registration of the TNPSC OTR.

  • Q. What should an applicant do if they forget their Login ID and password for the TNPSC OTR?

    Applicants can use the 'Forgot Login ID' in the TNPSC official website to find their TNPSC OTR Login ID. Also, applicants can check the SMS or message from TNPSC which will contain the TNPSC OTR Login ID and password sent to their mobile number on successful completion of the TNPSC OTR registration.

  • Q. Should the same Login ID and password used while registering for TNSPC OTR be used to apply for TNPSC Exams?

    Yes. Applicants are advised to use the same Login ID and password used while registering for TNPSC OTR abd should be used to apply for the upcoming TNPSC exams in the official TNPSC exams.

  • Q. How much should be paid as registration fee for the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR)?

    A registration fee of ₹ 150 should be paid via online mode such as debit card/credit card/internet banking to complete the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR).

  • Q.What should be the size of the files of photograph and signature to be uploaded during the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR)?

    While doing registering for the TNPSC One Time Registration (OTR), every applicant should keep ready the scanned images of their photograph (taken within the last three months) of size 20 KB to  50 KB and saved as ‘Photograph.jpg’ and signature of size 10 KB to 20 KB and saved as ‘Signature.jpg’. Both photograph and signature should have a resolution of 200 DPI and be ready to be uploaded during the TNPSC OTR.

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