TNPSC Recruitment 2021 365 Agricultural Officer (Extension) Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2021 – TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 365 Agricultural Officer (Extension) Posts. This online facility will be available in the Official website from 05.02.2021 to 04.03.2021. Interested candidates are requested to peruse the advertisement regarding the process of Examinations and Interview, Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, How to Apply, Pattern of Examination, Syllabus, Question Paper, Admit Date, Exam Date, Result Date etc,. Refer thoroughly before applying.

TNPSC Recruitment 2021 365 Agricultural Officer (Extension) Posts:

Organization Name: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission


Job Category: Tamilnadu Govt Jobs


Total No of Vacancies: 365


Job Location: Tamilnadu

Latest TNPSC Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

Name of the post

Name of the service

No. of vacancies

Agricultural Officer (Extension) (Post Code No. 1678)

Tamil Nadu Agricultural Extension Service (Service Code No. 015)

365 (including * 6 carried forward vacancies




Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC Vacancy 2021:

Educational Qualification: (As on 05.02.2021)

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:


i) A Bachelor degree in Agriculture (B.Sc Agriculture); and,

ii) Must possess adequate knowledge in Tamil.

Explanation: Adequate knowledge in Tamil means one must have passed the S.S.L.C examination or its equivalent examination with Tamil as one of the languages; or Studied the High School Course in Tamil Medium and passed the S.S.L.C Examination or its equivalent examination in Tamil Medium or passed the Second Class Language Test (Full test) in Tamil conducted by the Commission. [Explanation (i) under section 21(1) of TamilNadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]. [Para 14(I)(i) of the Commission’s ‘Instructions to Applicants’.]


(i) The qualification prescribed for the post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor’s degree as required under 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 claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed 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, and produce it when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected. The government orders regarding equivalence of qualification issued after the date of this notification will not be accepted. (For further details regarding equivalence of qualification refer note under para.9 of the “Instructions to Applicants”).

Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2021)


Category of Applicants

Pay scale


SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories

No Age limit


‘Others’ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]

Should not be more than 30 years (for persons holding a bachelor degree in Agriculture)

Should not be more than 32 years (for persons holding a post graduate degree in Agriculture such as M.Sc., (Agriculture) or Ph.D.,

Explanation: No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 59 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection /appointment to the post.

Note “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. (For further details refer to para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants”, Section 3(r) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)


(i) For Persons with Benchmark Disability : Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed. (Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(ii) For Ex-servicemen :

a) The maximum age limit for ex-servicemen is 48 years. (Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

 b) 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. (Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016). 

TNPSC Recruitment 2021 365 Agricultural Officer (Extension) Posts

Salary Details:


Name of the post

Pay scale


Agricultural Officer (Extension)

Rs.37700 - 119500 (Level 20) (Revised scale)


Selection Procedure for TNPSC:

Selection Procedure:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.


Written Examination


Oral Test in the shape of an interview

TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Exam Center List: Click Here

TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Click Here

TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Question Papers: Click Here

Application Fee/Exam Fee:


Registration Fee:

For One Time Registration (G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017).


Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.



Examination Fee:


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



 (i) Linking Aadhaar number with One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for applicants.[ For further details refer para 2B of „Instructions to Applicants‟.]

(ii) One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After completion of five years, the applicant must renew the One Time Registration by paying the fee prescribed. The One Time Registration is different from the application for the examination. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear.[Para 2C of „Instructions to Applicants‟.]

(iii) Applicants who had already registered under One-Time Registration system by paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and having validity and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- towards One-Time Registration are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.

Examination fee concessions:





Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)

Full Exemption


Scheduled Tribes

Full Exemption


Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities

Three Free Chances


Backward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim)

Three Free Chances



Two Free Chances


Persons with Benchmark Disability

Full Exemption


Destitute Widow

Full Exemption


(i) The total number of free chances availed, will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.

(ii) The number of free chances availed by the applicant may be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.

(iii) In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s) his candidature shall be rejected and he shall be debarred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.

(iv) Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options „Yes‟ or „No‟ regarding availing the fee concession. The choice made, cannot be modified or edited after successful submission of online application.

(v) Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession has been availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the <Application History> of the applicant dashboard.

(vi) An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.

(vii) Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted / applicants who do not wish to avail of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option „No‟ against the query regarding fee concession. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.

(viii) Failure to pay the prescribed fee along with the online application, will result in the rejection of application. (Para 6 of „Instructions to Applicants‟)



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

- Applicants have also to pay the service charges as applicable.

- Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fee as per eligibility criteria.

- 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.


How to apply for TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Post:  

Interested applicants may apply ONLINE in the prescribed application format available at Click on the link “Apply Online”. Please keep your personal details, qualification details, details of references, experience details, other relevant details, and soft copy of the passport size photograph with you before starting the online application.

Important Dates for TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Post: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application


Last date for Submission of Application


Last Date for Payment of Application Fees


Date of written examination

Agricultural Officer (Extension)

Paper-I : Subject paper Agriculture (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.


TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Question Papers:  

TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Question Papers

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TNPSC Agricultural Officer (Extension) Official Notification & Application Link:

TNPSC Official Website Career Page

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TNPSC Official Notification PDF

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TNPSC Online Application Form

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