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TNPSC Archaeological Officer Job Recruitment Details

TNPSC released the official notification for the post of Archaeological Officer in the Archaeology Department in Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service.
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TNPSC Archaeological Officer Job Recruitment Details

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) has released the official notification for the post of Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department in Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service.

The total number of vacancies of available for the post of Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department will be updated as per the latest notification soon.

Important Details – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

Name of the Post: Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department (Post Code :1843)

Name of the Service and Code No: Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service (Code No.036)

No. of vacancies: Yet to be announced

Scale of Pay: Rs.36,200-1,14,800/-(Level-15)

Important Dates & Time – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

Date of NotificationWill be announced
Last Date of Submission of ApplicationWill be announced
Last Date for Payment of Examination Fee through Bank (State Bank of India or HDFC Bank)Will be announced
Date of Written Examination
Paper – I (Subject Paper) (P.G Degree Standard)Will be announced (10:00 A.M to 01:00 P.M)
Paper – II (General Studies) (Degree Standard)Will be announced (02:30 P.M to 04:30 P.M)

Age Limit – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

The Age Limit will be considered as on the date of publishing the Notification.

Category of ApplicantsMinimum Age
Maximum Age

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

18 yearsNo Max. limit

“Others” [i.e. Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs]

30 Years

Age Concession – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

No maximum age limit for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs and DWs of all communities who have passed Pre-Technical course /Pre-University Course /Higher Secondary Course/ Diploma and Degree.

For Differently Abled Persons (Others)

Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession up to 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above.

For Ex-Servicemen: (Others)

Ex-servicemen are eligible for age concession up to 48 years of age.

The above-mentioned age concession will not apply to those Applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

Educational Qualification – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

The Educational Qualification will be considered as on 28th November.

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification as on 28.11. i.e. on the date of Notification: –

Must possess M.A. Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology or in Archaeology (OR) 

Must possess M.A. Degree in History or Indian History or in Tamil awarded by any of the University recognized by the University Grants Commission and

“Post Graduate Diploma in Epigraphy and Archaeology‟ awarded by the institute of Epigraphy, Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu or Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology awarded by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in Degree level. 

NOTE: (i) The qualification prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies viz. 10th + HSC or its equivalent + U.G. Degree Standard+ P.G. Degree Standard as stipulated in Section 25 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act 2016. The results of exam should have been declared on or before the date of Notification.

(ii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of this notification when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected.

(iii) The G.O issued regarding equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this notification will not be accepted. 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).

Knowledge in Tamil – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

Applicants must have studied Tamil as one of the subjects in Degree level on the date of this Notification.

(Note: Under para 11 of the Commission’s “Instructions to Applicants” is not applicable to this recruitment to this post).

Scheme of Written Examination (OMR Method)


Duration of Examination

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection

I. PAPER-I (200 Questions)

Any one of the following subjects (PG Degree Standard)

i)  Ancient History and Archaeology/ Archaeology (Code No.314)

ii) Indian History (CodeNo.361)

iii) History (Code No.362)

iv) Tamil Language and Literature (Code No.363)

3 Hours


150 for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs


200 for Others

II. PAPER-II (100 Questions)

General Studies (Degree standard) – 75 Questions.

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions.

2 Hours






Selection Procedure – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment

Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination, the tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced in the Commission’s website.

After verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection through counselling method.

Tentative Timeline for the Recruitment Process - TNPSC Archaeological Officer

Sl. No




Publication of Written Examination results

March 2020


Certificate Verification

April 2020


Final Selection List

April 2020

TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment Notification

Aspirants can check the official notification of the TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment   from the official website of TNPSC or from the link that is provided below.

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