Recruitment TNPSC Horticultural Assistant Director & Officer Recruitment 2021
Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission [TNPSC]
Qualification B.Sc, M.Sc
Number of Vacancies 197
Job Location Tamil Nadu
Last Date 04th March 2021
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TNPSC Horticultural Officer Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 04.03.2021 for direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Director of Horticulture and Horticultural Officer included in the Tamil Nadu Horticultural Service.

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Post Name Service Name Number of Vacancies
Assistant Director of Horticulture

(Post Code No. 3018)

Tamil Nadu Horticultural Service (Service Code No. 104) 28 (including 2 *carried forward vacancies)
Horticultural Officer (Post Code No.3001) 169 (including 8 ** carried forward vacancies)

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Age Limit

Sl. No. Categories Maximum Age
1. For both posts SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories.  No Age limit
2. „Others‟ [i.e. applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]
i) For the post of Assistant Director of Horticulture Should not have completed 30 years
ii) For the post of Horticultural Officer Should not have completed 30 years [Persons holding a post graduate degree or Ph.D in Horticulture should not have completed 32 years.]


Assistant Director of Horticulture:
Must possess a degree in M.Sc., Horticulture (or) M.Sc., Fruit Science (or) M.Sc., Floriculture and Landscaping (or) M.Sc., Vegetable Science (or) M.Sc., Spices / Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.

Horticultural Officer :
Must possess a degree in B.Sc., Horticulture.

Knowledge in Tamil:
Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil.

Selection Procedure

1. Selection will be made in two successive stages Written Examination and Oral Test in the shape of an interview.

2. The final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the applicants at the written examination and oral test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.

How To Apply?

Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s Websites /

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Registration Fee

1. It is mandatory for the applicants to register their basic particulars through one – time online registration system on payment of Rs. 150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty only) towards registration fee and then they should apply online for this recruitment.

2. The one-time registration will be valid for five years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee. One Time Registration will not be considered as an application for any post.

Exam Fee

The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment Rs.200/-

Payment Mode

1. Written Examination fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees One Hundred Only), is payable by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card or it can be paid offline at SBI / HDFC Bank within two days from the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.

2. Applicants have also to pay the service charges as applicable. Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fee as per eligibility criteria.

3. Offline mode of payment in the form of demand draft / postal order etc. will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.

4. Those who have registered in the 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.

Important Dates

Date of Notification 05.02.2021
Last date for Submission of Application 04.03.2021
Last date for payment of fee through Bank SBI/HDFC Bank 06.03.2021
Dates of written examination
Horticultural Officer Paper-I : Subject paper Horticulture (Degree standard) 18.04.2021 10.00A.M. to 01.00 P.M.
Paper-II : General Studies (Degree standard) 18.04.2021 03.00P.M. to 05.00 P.M.
Assistant Director of Horticulture Paper-II : General Studies (Degree standard)
Paper-I : Subject paper Horticulture (P.G. Degree standard) 19.04.2021 10.00A.M. to 01.00 P.M.


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