TNPSC District Education Officer Notification Recruitment

TNPSC District Education Officer Notification Recruitment

TNPSC District Education Officer Recruitment - Eligibility, Job Role, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, Apply last date and Online application link - Details
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TNPSC District Education Officer Notification Recruitment​

Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNPSC has released the notification for the post of Direct Educational Officer (DEO) in School Education Department and eligible candidates who wish to apply for this can do so before 9th January.

Let’s dive into the article to its completion to know more about the TNPSC DEO notification.

TNPSC DEO - Post & Vacancy Details:

Name of the post: District Educational Officer (2014-2015)(2015-2016)(2016-2017)

Name of the service: Tamil Nadu School Educational Service.

No. of Vacancies: 20 (*18 + 2CF)

Scale of Pay: Rs.56900 -180500

TNPSC DEO Vacancies

Total number of vacancies: 20 (*18 + 2CF)

(i)From Open Market14
(ii)From among Teachers employed in recognized Aided Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools04

TNPSC DEO Important Dates

Last date for submission of application: 09.01.2019

Last date for payment of fee through Bank (State Bank of India or Indian Bank): 11.01.2019

Dates of Written Examination:

Preliminary Examination: 02.03.2019 F.N. 10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M.

Main Written Examination: Dates will be announced later.

TNPSC DEO Tentative Timeline

Sl. No.ProcessTimeline
1.Publication of Preliminary ResultsApril/2019
2.Main ExaminationJuly/2019
3.Publication of Main Examination ResultsOctober/2019
4.Certificate Verification & Oral TestNovember/2019
5.Final Selection ListNovember/2019


Age Limit will be considered as on 1st July 2018.

SCs, SC (A)s, STs, MBCs/ DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes – NO AGE LIMIT

Others: Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government – Should not have completed 30 Years

For Teacher employed in recognized Aided Secondary Schools or Higher Secondary Schools – Should not have completed 40 Years.

Note: 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.

TNPSC DEO Age Concession

For Differently Abled Persons – Up to 10 Years

For Ex-Servicemen – Maximum Age Limit is 48 Years. 

Please note that 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.

TNPSC DEO Educational Qualification

The educational Qualification will be considered as on 10th December 2018.

For both, Open Market candidates and Teachers employed in recognized Aided Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools:

Master’s Degree of any University recognised by the UGC in the State or a Degree of equivalent standard in any one of the following subjects with not less than 50% of Marks in the Master’s Degree Examination in any one of the following subjects:- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry , Botany , Zoology, Economics , Geography , History ,Commerce, Tamil and English,

(Provided that a candidate possessing a Degree of M.A or M.Sc. or an equivalent degree awarded under the grading system shall not be considered eligible for appointment unless he has obtained the said degree with “ O” or “A” or “B” Grade.)


B.T. or B.Ed. A degree of any recognized university in the State or a degree of equivalent standard.


Must have studied Tamil under Part-I or Part-II of the Intermediate or Pre-University course or Higher Secondary Course.

Experience – TNPSC District Education Officer Recruitment

Only for recruitment to the vacancies which are to be filled from among the Teachers employed in recognized Aided Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools having teaching experience in a recognized School for a total period of not less than 12 years after acquiring the qualifications specified. 

(i) The qualification prescribed for the posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor’s degree + PG Degree and B.T/B.Ed Degree (or) B.T/B.Ed Degree and PG Degree. (Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016).

Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification.(Section 20(4)(iv) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(ii) Applicants must have passed Tamil in Intermediate/PUC/HSC (or its equivalent). A pass in the Second Class Language Test (Full Test) in Tamil will not be accepted as equivalent to the qualification in Tamil prescribed for this post.

((Note (i) under paragraph 11 of the Commission’s “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to the recruitment to this post).)

(iii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification, in the form of government order issued on or before the date of this notification, when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected.

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). The government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be accepted.

TNPSC DEO Application Fee

Registration Fee – Rs.150/- (One Time Registration)

Preliminary Examination Fee – Rs.100/- *

Mains Examination Fee – Rs.200/- **

* – The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concessions noted below.

** – The Main Written Examination fee should be paid later only by those applicants who are admitted to the Main Written Examination based on the result of the Preliminary Examination and on receipt of intimation from the Commission if they are not eligible for fee concession.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION – TNPSC District Education Officer Recruitment


 Note: The question paper will be set in both English and Tamil.


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