TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019 : 18 Vacancies

Dear TNPSC Aspirants,

TNPSC (Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission) has released the official notification for the post of Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department in Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service.

The total number of vacancies of available for the post of Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department is 18.

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Important Details –  TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

Name of the Post Name of the Service and Code No. No. of vacancies Scale of Pay
Archaeological Officer in Archaeology Department (Post Code :1843 ) Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service (Code No.036) 18





Important Dates & Time – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

Date of Notification 28th November, 2019
Last Date of Submission of Application 27th December, 2019
Last Date for Payment of Examination Fee through Bank (State Bank of India or HDFC Bank) 30th December, 2019
Date of Written Examination
Paper – I (Subject Paper) (P.G Degree Standard) 29th February , 2020 10:00 A.M to 01:00 P.M
Paper – II (General Studies) (Degree Standard) 29th February, 2020 02:30 P.M to 04:30 P.M


Age Limit – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

The Age Limit will be considered as on 1st February, 2019.

Category of Applicants Minimum Age

(Should have completed)

Maximum Age

(Should not have completed)

SCs, SC(A)s, STs,


and DWs of all


18 years No Maximum age limit
“Others” [i.e. Applicants

not belonging to SCs,

SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs,

BCs and BCMs]

30 Years


Age Concession – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

No maximum age limit for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs and DWs of all communities who have passed Pre Technical course /Pre University Course /Higher Secondary Course/ Diploma and Degree.

For Differently Abled Persons (Others)

Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above.

For Ex-Servicemen: (Others)

Ex-servicemen are eligible for age concession upto 48 years of age.

The above mentioned age concession will not apply to those Applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

Educational Qualification – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

The Educational Qualification will be considered as on 28th November, 2019.

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification as on 28.11.2019 i.e. on the date of Notification: –

  • Must possess M.A.Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology or in Archaeology


  • Must possess M.A.Degree in History or Indian History or in Tamil awarded by any of the University recognized by the University Grants Commission and
  • A “Post Graduate Diploma in Epigraphy and Archaeology‟ awarded by the institute of Epigraphy, Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu or Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology awarded by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in Degree level.


(i) The qualification prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies viz. 10th + HSC or its equivalent + U.G. Degree Standard+ P.G. Degree Standard as stipulated in Section 25 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act 2016. The results of exam should have been declared on or before the date of Notification.

(ii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should upload and submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of this notification when called for, failing which, their application will be summarily rejected.

(iii) The G. Os issued regarding equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this notification will not be accepted. 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).

KNOWLEDGE IN TAMIL – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

Applicants must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in Degree level on the date of this Notification.

(Note (i) under para 11 of the Commission‟s “Instructions to Applicants‟ is not applicable to this recruitment to this post).


Subject Duration of Examination Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs. Others
I.PAPER-I (200 questions)

Any one of the following subjects

(PG Degree Standard)

i)  Ancient History and

Archaeology/ Archaeology

(Code No.314)

ii) Indian History(CodeNo.361 )

iii) History (Code No.362)

iv) Tamil Language and Literature

(Code No.363)

3 Hours 300 150 200
II. PAPER-II  (100 Questions)

General Studies

General Studies

(Degree standard) – 75 Questions.

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

(SSLC Standard)  – 25 Questions.

2 Hours 200
Total   500    

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SELECTION PROCEDURE – TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019

Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination, the tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced in the Commission‟s website.

After verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection through counselling method.


Sl.No Process Timeline
1. Publication of Written Examination results March 2020
2. Certificate Verification  April 2020
3. Final Selection List April 2020

 TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019 – Notification 

Aspirants can check the official notification of the TNPSC Archaeological Officer Recruitment 2019  from the official website of TNPSC or from the link that is provided below.

 TNPSC Archaeological Officer 2019 – Notification PDF

 TNPSC Archaeological Officer 2019 – Apply Link

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