TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Details 2023 – 2024 Selection Process, Age Limit and Educational Qualification

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria 2023

This post covers the TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria or TNPSC CCSE 4 eligibility (குரூப் 4 தேர்வு தகுதிகள்), including the age limit and educational qualifications required for the exam.

TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria 2024 | Age Limit and Educational Qualification


If you are planning to apply for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam in 2024, it is important to familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements. You must meet the minimum age limit, possess the necessary educational qualifications, and fulfill any technical qualifications that may be required.

Candidates who do not meet the basic requirement of the eligibility norms will be summarily rejected from the recruitment process.

There are two main things to consider when applying for a Group 4 exam.

Group 4 Exam Summary

Exam Name TNPSC Group IV
Post Name Junior Assistant, Bill Collector, Typist, Steno-Typist & Store Keeper
Recruitment Board Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Vacancy 10000+
Exam Date February 2024
Salary Rs.19,500 to Rs. 75,900 (First Month’s Salary)

TNPSC Group 4 Age Limit

As per the TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Criteria, the general candidates should be 18 to 32 years and upper age relaxation for other community people will be as per the govt. rules that are given below.

S.No Category Minimum Age

(should have

Group 4 Maximum Age
SSLC More than SSLC
1 SC, SCA, ST & Destitute Widows 18 35+2 58
2 MBC, BC, BC(M) 18 32+2 58
3 General 18 30+2 30+2


TNPSC Group 4 Minimum and Maximum Age Limit 2024


குறைந்த பட்ச கல்வித்தகுதியான 10-ஆம் வகுப்பிற்கு மேல் படித்தவர்கள் (+2 / Diploma /Degree, etc) 58 வயது வரை விண்ணப்பிக்கலாம்.


(i). No maximum age limit for candidates belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs, and Destitute Widows of all castes who possess a General Educational Qualification which is higher than the Minimum General Educational Qualification (i.e. who have passed P.U.C / H.S.C / Diploma /Degree, etc…).

(ii) “Others” [ i.e., Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, and BCMs] who have put in 5 years of service in the State / Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

Read More:  Model Papers 2023

Educational and Technical Qualification 2023

Name Of The Post Minimum Qualification
  • Junior Assistant
  • Bill Collector
  • Field Surveyor
  • Draftsman
S.S.L.C / 10th Std
  • Typist
10th Std + Typewriting Skill
  • Steno-Typist
10th Std + Typewriting and in Shorthand

A. Group 4 Educational Qualification

The Candidates should be passed S.S.L.C (10th) Public Examination or its equivalent for TNPSC Group 4 recruitment notification for all posts.


The candidates who have not passed SSLC Examination or its equivalent are not eligible even if they possess a higher qualification.

B. Technical Qualification

1. For Typist:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination in Typewriting:-

  1. by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  2. Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  3. by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

2. For Steno-Typist, Grade III:

Must have passed the Government Technical Examination both in Typewriting and in Shorthand:-

  1. by Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and English (or)
  2. Higher / Senior Grade in Tamil and Lower/ Junior Grade in English (or)
  3. by Higher / Senior Grade in English and Lower/ Junior Grade in Tamil.

Candidates who possess intermediate grades shall choose the Junior Grade column, as the intermediate grade is not treated as equivalent to the Senior Grade.

C. Computer Qualification

Bellow mentioned qualifications only for Typist and Steno-Typist, Grade III

Candidates should have passed the “Certificate Course in Computer on Office Automation” awarded by the Technical Education Department.


Candidates who do not possess the said qualification (viz., Computer Qualification) conducted by the Technical Education Department may also apply. If selected, they should acquire such qualifications within the period of their probation.

FAQ’s TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility 2023

1. What is the age limit for TNPSC Group 4 VAO eligibility?

18 Years to 32 Years. The minimum age requirement is 18 years, and the maximum age limit is 32 years.

2. What is TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility?

Educational Qualification - 10th Standard, Age 18 years

3. Are North Indian students eligible for the TNPSC Group 4 Exam?

Yes, Anyone of Indian origin can apply for the Group 4 Exam 2023

4. I don’t have Typing certificate. Can I apply for the post of Group IV?

Oh yes, you can apply. Typing certificate is not necessary to apply Group 4 Exam.

5. What is the lower age limit for appearing in the TNPSC Group 4 exam?

As per Group 4 Eligibility criteria, the lower age limit is 18 years.

6. Can Degree holders write the Group 4 Exam 2024?

Yes any Degree holder can write the Gr-4 Exam. Because the minimum educational qualification is 10th Std only.

7. Can Engineering Students write the Group 4 Exam 2024?

Yes, Engineering Student Can write the Group 4 & VAO Exam

8. What is the age limit for +2 Fail Students?

Minimum Age – 18 Years. Maximum Age – 32 (General), 34 (MBC, BC, BC(M)), and 37 (SC, SCA, ST & DW)

9. What is the Maximum Age Limit for Ex-servicemen?

Maximum Age for Ex-servicemen 48 (General), 53 (MBC, BC, BC(M), SC, SCA, ST & DW)

TNPSC Group 4 Previous Exam Details 2022

  • Notification Date: 30-3-2022
  • Application Processing Dates: 30-3-2022 to 28-4-2022
  • TNPSC Group 4 Exam Date: 24-7-2022

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Last Updated: 23rd August 2023

262 thoughts on “TNPSC Group 4 Eligibility Details 2023 – 2024 Selection Process, Age Limit and Educational Qualification”

  1. 12 ம் வகுப்பு முடித்துஇருந்தால் bc பிரிவினர்க்கு எத்தனை வயது வரைக்கும் குரூப் 4 தேர்வு எழுத்துமுடியும்

  2. எனது அம்மாவின் வயது 45 கல்வி தகுதி 12 – ம் வகுப்பு அதனுடன் தட்டச்சு higher தமிழ் மற்றும் ஆங்கிலம் முடித்துள்ளார் group 4 தேர்வு எழுதலாமா

  3. DOB: 31.07.1979, completed in B.Sc (Physics), MCA in M.S. University, whether eligible for VAO and Group-4 exams and i want to know whether required / must for employment registration. since i already registered my MCA in professional employment. please clarify in this regard.

  4. Sir/Madam,
    I have completed my SSLC. My date of birth is 23/10/1998. But I don’t have typing and computer certificate if I will be able to write the exam.

  5. I have completed my English typing higher and now im going to take examination for tamil typing higher in august. I have completed my shorthand English junior. which post can I apply mam

  6. sir, I am Vijay and my qualification is B.Sc zoology but I don’t have type witting certificate. Am I Eligible?

    • Typewriting is a big issue… You can apply other than Typing Post. Apply and start your preparation. All the best…

  7. Sir my date of birth is 27.03.1985 my qualifications is 10th and I’m finishing both higher in typewriter and also finished computer office automation. I am eligible for group 4

  8. i have completed english typewriting junior and gonna write senior in aug 2019 and i dnt get certificate yet what can i do whether i can apply for typewriting????

  9. Cowsalya sir my caste BC my d.o.b 1983 12th science group tailoring computer da tally ,tailoring typewriting lower i can apply group 4

  10. hai, my friend have business loan,he completed 12th std whether he is eligble to write tnpsc group 4 exam????

  11. BC catagory….. I did MCA, but 45 years now. Both higher english and tamil passed. Can I eligible to apply any of the post.

  12. Respected sir please info that for you, so I am service in Indian army 26 years completed after 30 Apr 2021 but my age complicated 49 years. so I am attending the VAO exam 49 years please inform sir, my phone no 7502645994

  13. My age is 25 years. I am a brahmin general category. I finished degree.what is my age limit for tnpsc group 4 and group 2a non-interview post?

  14. Hi, my birth jan 1983 , i have done 12 TH PASS AND diploma in catering, please let me know i am eligible for group 4 and if then, which post i can apply.

  15. Sir iam complite deee my d o b 4/5/83 Bc group 4 apply panniruken nan eligible a bc age limit my no 9080569454 please inform sir

  16. Hello sir, my age is 18 and my DOB is 17-08-2001…. Whether am eligible for the exam and also for what type of category can i apply. Waiting for your reply sir

  17. Great work Admin!

    My date of birth is 12.07.1978, completed English Higher and Tamil Lower typewriting with 20 years experience in Computer and my wife’s date of birth is 12.12.1979 with same qualification as above. Both BC community. Can we both apply for Groups 4 Typist post? Thanks for your time.

  18. Sir
    I am 10th and Diploma. No HSC…..34years old BC…yentha post ku apply panna mudiyum?can I apply for Upcoming VAO post?

  19. Sir,
    I have completed 10 th only. My date of birth is 27.05.1988 BC Muslim widow. Can i apply Group IV Exam upcoming (2020 Year).

    • Ya, 10th Std is enough to apply the Group 4 Exam… So don’t wait for Notification… Start your preparation… All the Best!!!

  20. Dear admin,

    I have completed 12and dip textile dob 23.12.1988.(32yrsold).
    Backward Class
    I’m interested to write group 2 exam.
    If possible to complete any degree ,which course is better .

  21. Hii..

    I completed my B.Tech , now my age is 21 and I only complete english typewriting higher…..
    So i am eligible for this year tnpsc group 4 exam?

  22. Hello sir
    My age is 33 yrs.. BC category what is the max. age limit for tnpsc group 4 exam…? and Also for group 2 & 2A exam what is the max age limit for BC Category sir…?

  23. My age is 34, I want to try for a Government job. What job I can apply for? Is there any website where I get to know about government job openings?

  24. Iyanar C iam 10 th STD next iti draughts man mechanical 2years course completed
    My date of birth 12/06/1978
    Tnpsc group 4 elegiable or not I am a differentabled person

  25. Pls reply. Yennoda age 35, BC category na 10th and 2 year ITI Complete panni iruken, na apply panna mudiuma…? ITI 12th ku equal ah..?

  26. My date of birth is 21.4 1987 am a widow I just received only widow certificate am I eligible for apply upcoming group 4 exam sir/madam

  27. Anna …I’m sivadharsini ..born on 5-3-2004 ….tnpsc grp 4 exams may be conducted in March 2022 …at that time ..ennaku 18 years complete agidum …so am I eligible for this na….please reply na….I have completed my 12th this year(2021)

  28. Dear sir/Madam I completed SSLC. DOB 15.01.1987. I am from DNC Community can i apply for group-IV in Coming March Exam Pl reply.

  29. Hello sir, am from general turn and my age is 31 now(29.03.2022),shall i apply for group 4 after the age of 32 and i also completed my degree tooo, is there any chance to appear for group 4 after the completion of age 32,plz reply sir????

  30. Hi.. I’m studied and I got my educational certificate s from tamil nadu. But now I’m staying in Kerala and Address in Adhar card also Kerala address. Plse tell can I write TNPSC group 4 exam??


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