TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply Online for 175 Assistant Director and Horticultural Officer Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply Online for 175 Assistant Director and Horticultural Officer Posts

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has published notification for the recruitment of 175 Assistant Director & Horticultural Officer Posts. Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 21.11.2018 for direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Director of Horticulture and Horticultural Officer included in the Tamil Nadu Horticultural Service. The applicants who had earlier applied for this recruitment, which was announced in the Commission’s notification No.29/ 2017, dated 28.11.2017 need not apply again. However, the admission of the applications of such candidates will be subject to the conditions stipulated in this notification.

Click here to read / download the official notification of TNPSC Assistant Director and Horticultural Officer Recruitment 2018 

Click here to apply online for TNPSC Assistant Director and Horticultural Officer Recruitment 2018 

TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018 Details:

Name of the Conducting Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Post Names Horticultural Officer (HO), Asst Director of Horticulture
Total No. of Vacant Posts 175 Vacancies
Job Type Tamil Nadu Govt Job
Starting Date to fill TNPSC HO ADH Recruitment 2018 Application Form 25th October 2018
Last Date to TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018 Apply Online 21st November 2018
Job Location Tamil Nadu
Application Process Online
Official Portal


TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018 – Important Dates:

Date of notification – 25.10.2018

Last date for submission of application – 21.11.2018

Last date for payment of fee through Bank (State Bank of India or Indian Bank) – 23.11.2018

Dates of written examination

Horticulture Officer:

Subject paper-Horticulture (Degree standard) – 12.01.2019 (10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)

General studies (Degree standard) – 12.01.2019 (02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M)

Assistant Director of Horticulture:

Subject paper- Horticulture (P.G. Degree standard) – 13.01.2019 (10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)

General studies (Degree standard) – 12.01.2019 (02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M)

TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018 – Vacancy Details:

Assistant Director of Horticulture – 74 Posts

Horticultural Officer – 101 Posts

Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018:

Educational Qualification:

For the post of Assistant Director of Horticulture – Must possess a degree in M.Sc. (Horticulture)

For the post of Horticultural Officer – Must possess a degree in B.Sc. (Horticulture)

Age Limit:

Scs, SC(A)S, Sts, Mbcs/Dcs, Bcs, Bcms And Dws Of All Castes – 18 Years to No Maximum Age Limit

“Others” – 18 Years to 30 Years(Should Not Have Completed)

Pay Scale:

Assistant Director of Horticultural – Rs. 56100 – 177500 (Level 22)

Horticultural Officer – Rs. 37700 – 119500 (Level 20)

Application Fee:

Registration Fee

For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017) – Rs.150/-

Note Those who have registered in the One – Time Registration system and paid the registration fee 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.

Examination Fee

Note The Examination fee of Rs.200/- should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the fee concession.

How to apply for TNPSC Horticulture Officer Recruitment 2018?

1) Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s websites / /

2) “One Time Registration” (OTR) and “Applicant’s Dashboard” are mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.

3) To apply under One Time Registration system, applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificates specified, if any, and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the same, as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and uploading of photograph and signature.

4) Applicants who have already registered under One Time Registration system on orbefore
29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and password to create the applicant’s dashboard in the new One Time Registration system. No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID under One Time Registration system.

5) Applicants should enter the Unique ID and password to view the already available information and update them.

6) One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just a collection of information from the applicants and giving a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission’s website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.

7) Applicants should select the name of the post (s) and service to which they wish to apply.

8) Online applications uploaded without the photograph, specified documents and signature will be rejected.

9) All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of the applicant, post applied, educational qualifications, communal category, date of birth, address, e-mail ID, examination centre etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online. Since certain fields are firm and fixed and cannot be edited, applicants are requested to fill the online application form with utmost care and caution as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.


a) After submitting the application, applicants can save / print their application in PDF format.

b) On entering user ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.

c) Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. Application and all the required certificates will be verified only when the applicants come up for certificate verification.

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