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TNPSC CESE Recruitment Apply Link (Combined Engineering Services)

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) has released the Notification for the posts available in Combined Engineering Services.

The Total number of vacancies available for all the 10 posts available in the Combined Engineering Services is 475.

Important Dates - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Date of Notification29th May, 2019
Last date for submission of application28th June, 2019
Last date for payment of Fee through Bank (State Bank of India or HDFC Bank)30th June, 2019
Date of Written Examination
Paper – I (Subject Paper)10th August 2019 FN10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M
Paper – II (General Studies)10th August 2019 AN02.30 P.M to 04.30 P.M

Vacancies - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Sl. No. Post Service Vacancies Scale of Pay
1. Assistant Electrical Inspector (Post Code No.1728) Tamil Nadu Electrical Inspectorate Service (Service Code No.026) 10+2*c/f*SC(G) -2 (2008-2019) (Pre-Revised) Rs.15,600- 39,100 + Grade pay Rs.5,400/- p.m. Level – 22 Rs.56,100 – 1,77,500/- p.m.
2. Assistant Engineer (Agricultural) (Post Code No. 1667) Tamil Nadu Agricultural Engineering Service  (Service Code No.011) 93+1*c/f*GT(G)(HI/HH) (2017-19) (Pre-Revised)Rs. 9300 – 34800 + Grade pay Rs.5100/- p.m. Level – 20 Rs.37,700 – 1,19,500/- p.m.
3. Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Water Resources Department, PWD) (Post Code No. 1656) Tamil Nadu Engineering Service (Service Code No.011) 120(2014-19)
4. Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Buildings, PWD) (Post Code No. 3656)
73(2016-17) – 40 (2018-19) – 33
5. Assistant Engineer (Electrical – PWD) (Post Code No.1657) Tamil Nadu Factory Service (Service Code No. 011) 13(2018-2019)
6. Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health (Formerly known as Assistant Inspector of Factories) (Post Code – 1664) 26(2018-2019)
7. Assistant Engineer (Civil) – Highways Department (Post Code No.1661) Tamil Nadu Highways Engineering Service (Service Code No.011) 123(2018-2019)
8. Assistant Engineer (Fisheries) (Post Code No. 3017) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Engineering Service (Service Code.011) 3*c/fSC (G) -2 BC(G)  -1
9. Assistant Engineer (Civil) – Maritime Board (Post Code No. 3024) Tamil Nadu Port Service (Service Code No.011) (2010 & 2017)
10. Junior Architect (Post Code No.1860) Tamil Nadu Architect Service (Service Code No.021) 15 (2012-2019)
Some of the vacancies are carried forward vacancies. The number of vacancies is only approximate and is liable for modification including reduction with reference to vacancy position at any time before admitting the applicants to oral test/ before finalization of selection.

Age Limit - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Age Limit of 18 to 35 years has been allocated the candidates except for General Category.

For General age limit will be 18 to 30 years. Upper age limit of the ex-servicemen will be decided as 37.

Educational Qualification - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

(a) Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Forestry or its equivalent degree of any Institution or University recognized by UGC

OR (b) Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent degree in any one of the following subjects from any Institution or University recognized by UGC.

Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Applications / Computer Science, Engineering (All Engineering subjects including Agricultural Engineering), Environmental Science, Geology, Horticulture, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Wildlife Biology and Zoology.

KNOWLEDGE OF TAMIL: Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil on the date of this Notification.

Age Limit - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

The age limit will be considered as on the Notification date.

Sl. NoName of the PostMaximum Age Category of Applicants “Others” [i.e. applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]
1Assistant Electrical Inspector39 Years
2Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering)
3Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Water Resources Department, PWD)
4Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Buildings, PWD)
5Assistant Engineer (Electrical) (PWD)30 Years
6Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health
7Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Highways Department)
8Assistant Engineer (Fisheries)
9Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Maritime Board)
10Junior Architect

Note – SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes- No maximum age limit applicable. 

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

No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 58 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection /appointment to the post.

Age Concession - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

(I) For Differently Abled Persons

(a) No maximum age limit for applicants who belong to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs.

(b) “Others” not belonging to any of the categories mentioned in item “a” above are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed.

(For further details to refer Section 64 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(Ii) For Ex-Servicemen

(a) No maximum age limit for applicants who belong to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs.

(b) The maximum age limit is 48 years for “Others” i.e. applicants not belonging to any of the categories mentioned in item “a” above.

(For further details to refer Section 63 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(c) The above-mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-servicemen applicants those who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

(For further details to refer Section 3(j) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

Educational Qualification - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

The Educational Qualification for the TNPSC Combined Engineering Services 2019 Recruitment is 29th May, 2019.

Sl. No.Name of the postQualification
1Assistant Electrical Inspector

A Degree in Electrical Engineering of any University or Institution   recognized   by   the   University   Grants Commission for the purpose of its grant. And

Experience: Must have had practical experience in large electricity supply undertakings or the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board including experience in design office for a period of not less than three years.

Note: Experience Certificate available with the Notification

2Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering)

i) B.E. (Agriculture) or B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) or B.Sc., (Agricultural Engineering) (or)

ii) B.E. (Mechanical) (or) B.E. (Civil) (or) B.Tech (Automobile Engineering) or B.E. (Production Engineering) or B.E.(Industrial Engineering)

Provided  that  only  if  sufficient  applicants with qualification  on  item  (i)  is  not  available,  the applicants in item (ii) will be considered.

3.Assistant Engineer, Water Resources, PWDB.E degree in Civil Engineering or Civil and Structural Engineering.


A  pass  in  Sections  A  and  B  of  the  Institution Examinations under Civil Engineering branch, subject to the following further conditions namely:-

I.  Should  furnish  evidence  of  having  undergone practical training in surveying for a period of not less  than one year.


II.  Should have put in service for a period of not less than  one  year  in  Public  Works  Department  as Overseer or Junior Engineer.


III   Should  hold  the  Upper  Subordinate  or  L.C.E Diploma of the College of Engineering, Guindy or L.C.E.  Diploma  awarded  by  the  State  Board  of Technical Education and Training, Chennai*&**.

4.Assistant Engineer (Civil) Building PWD
5.Assistant Engineer (Electrical) (PWD).

A degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Communication Engineering


A  pass  in  Sections  A  and  B  of  the  Institution Examination with Electrical Engineering as a subject*

6.Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health(Formerly known as Assistant Inspector of Factories)A Degree in Mechanical or Production or Industrial or Electrical   or   Chemical   Engineering   or   Textile Technology
7.Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Highways Engineering Service

A degree in Civil Engineering OR

A  pass  in  Sections  A  and  B  of  the  Institution Examinations under Civil Engineering Branch. *

8.Assistant Engineer in Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department

Must Possess a Degree in Civil Engineering, awarded by any University recognized by  the  University  Grants Commission. OR

A  pass  in  section  A  and  B  Examination(AMIE)  in Civil Engineering Branch conducted by the Institution of Engineers(India) and practical training in surveying for period of not less than one year.

9.Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Maritime Board) in Port Service

Must possess B.E. Degree in Civil Engineering. (or)

Must  have  obtained  a  pass  in  section  A  &  B  of  the Institution of Examination, with an experience of not less than 3 years after passing the above examination*.

10.Junior Architect

A degree in Architecture of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission. Or

A diploma in Architecture awarded by J.J School of Arts, Bombay or By the Government of Maharashtra.

More details regarding the other G.O’s are mentioned in the notification itself. Aspirants are requested to use the link provided at the last.

Knowledge in Tamil Language - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Applicants selected for appointment to the posts will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below:

Sl.NoName of the PostStandard of VisionForm of Certificate of Physical Fitness
1Assistant Electrical InspectorStandard – III or BetterForm Prescribed for Executive Post
2Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering)Standard – II
3Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Water Resources Department, PWD)Standard – III or Better
4Assistant Engineer (Civil), (Buildings, PWD)
5Assistant Engineer (Electrical) (PWD)
6Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and HealthStandard – II or better
7Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Highways Department)
8Assistant Engineer (Fisheries)Standard – III or Better
9Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Maritime Board)
10Junior Architect

For appointment to any of the above posts, colour blindness will be a disqualification. Night blindness will also be a disqualification for the post of Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health. Candidates with defective vision should produce eye fitness certificate from a qualified eye specialist.

Application Fee - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Registration Fee for One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide Rs.150/-

Exam Fee : Rs.200/-

Note: Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted from payment of registration fee.

Those who have registered in One-Time Registration system and paid the registration fee of Rs.150/- and received the registration ID need not pay the registration fee i.e., Rs.150/- and it is enough to pay the examination fee alone.

Fees Concession:

(i) Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) and Scheduled Tribes

(ii) Differently Abled Persons, Destitute Widow of all communities.

Scheme of Selection - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e.,

(i) Written Examination and

(ii) Oral Test in the shape of an interview.

The final selection will be made based on the total marks obtained by the applicants at the written examination and oral test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. The applicant’s appearance in the written examination and oral test is compulsory.


No of Qns


Max. Marks

a) Paper – I**


3 Hours


b) Paper-II

Topics (Std)

No of Qns


Max. Marks

General Studies (Degree)


2 hours


General Studies (Degree)


Aptitude & Mental Ability (SSLC)


c) Interview & Records






**Paper-I  contains one  of  the  following subjects in which the candidate has acquired his / her Degree qualification (Degree Standard  – 200 questions each)

(i) Agricultural Engineering (Code No. 280) / (ii) Automobile Engineering (Code No. 258) / (iii) Chemical Engineering (Code No. 260) / (iv) Civil Engineering(Code No.261) / (v) Electrical Engineering (Code No. 259) / (vi) Electronics and Communication Engineering (Code No.304) / (vii) Mechanical/Production/Manufacturing Engineering (Code No.256) / (viii) Textile Technology (Code No. 306) / (ix) Architecture Engineering (Code No.324)

The questions in Paper-I (Subject Paper) will be set in English only. The questions in Paper-I for Civil & Mechanical will be set both in Tamil and English. The questions in Paper-II (General Studies) will be set both in Tamil and English.

Minimum Qualifying Marks:

For SCs, SC(A)s,STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs candidates: 171 Marks

For Other candidates: 228 Marks assigned as the cut-off marks to get shortlisted for the Merit list Consideration.

The applicants who possess the equivalent educational qualification should choose the subject to which his/her qualification is declared as equivalent for appearing in Paper-I (Subject Paper).

The TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Examination syllabus for Subject Paper (Paper I) & General Studies (Paper-II) are furnished here on this post.

Tentative Timeline For The Recruitment Process - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

Sl. No.ProcessTimeline
1.Publication of resultsOctober  2019
2.Certificate verificationNovember 2019
3.Date of oral test & final selection listDecember 2019

Official Links - TNPSC CESE Recruitment

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