TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2023 | 263 Posts | Last Date: 24 December 2023

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TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2023: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has announced notification for the Assistant Agricultural Officer/Assistant Horticultural Officer Posts. Candidates with a Diploma can apply for TNPSC jobs. There are 263 vacancies available for the posts. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for TNPSC Exams online on their official website. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for TNPSC Upcoming Vacancies at  TNPSC Exams and TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Recruitment.

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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC): 1923, the Indian Government established a Public Service Commission. It is a department of the government of Tamil Nadu. It is responsible for governing personnel recruitment into the state’s public service. All the recruitments conducted by this commission are purely merit-based.

TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2023 for AAO/AHO:

Job Role AAO/AHO
Job Type TN Govt Jobs
Qualification Diploma
Experience Freshers
Total Posts 263 Posts
Salary Rs.20,600 – 75,900/- (Level-10)
Job Location Across Tamil Nadu
Last Date 24 December 2023

Detailed Eligibility for TNPSC Jobs:

Educational Qualification:

Assistant Agricultural Officer:


  • Must have passed Higher Secondary (plus two) Examination.
  • Must possess a 02 years Diploma in Agriculture from an Institution recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu or affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University; or Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul District; or Annamalai University or any other institution under the control of the Commissioner of Agriculture.


  • Candidates without a two-year Diploma in Agriculture are not eligible for the post of Assistant Agricultural Officer even though they possess Higher Qualifications.
  • Diploma in Agricultural Technology (3 Years Course) is not the prescribed Educational qualification as per the special rule for the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Extension Subordinate Service

Assistant Horticultural Officer:


  • A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination. And
  • A pass in a 02 years Diploma course in Horticulture in the Institutions approved by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University / Gandhigram Rural University / Director of Horticulture and Plantation Crops or Diploma course in Horticulture awarded by Annamalai University.


  • Degree Holders in Horticulture are not eligible for the post of Assistant Horticultural Officer.
  • Two-year agricultural diplomas and one-year post-diplomas in commercial horticulture are not eligible for this post.

Age Limit(As on 01 July 2023): 

  • SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of All Categories: Minimum 18 Years – No Maximum Age Limit
  • Others [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]:  18 – 32 Years – Should not have completed.

Salary: Rs.20,600 – 75,900/- (Level-10)

No.of.Vacancies: 263 Posts

  • Assistant Agricultural Officer: 84 Posts
    • Carried forward vacancies- 05 Posts
    • Regular vacancies- 79 Posts
  • Assistant Horticultural Officer: 179 posts
    • Carried forward vacancies- 31 Posts
    • Regular vacancies- 148 Posts

Centres for Examination:

  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Coimbatore
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Salem
  • Vellore

Selection Process for TNPSC Jobs:

  • The Selection will be made in a single stage, based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the written examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.
  • The Commission’s website will announce a tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification.
  • After verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection.

CBT: Scheme of Examination:

Subject (CBT Method) Duration Maximum Marks
Paper–I (Total 200 questions)(Diploma Standard) 03 hours 300
Paper II (Total 200 questions) PART-A:  Tamil Eligibility Test & PART-B: General Studies/Aptitude and Mental Ability Test 3 hours 150
Total 450
  • The candidates ‘ answer sheets for Paper I and Part B of Paper II will be evaluated only if the candidates secure minimum qualifying marks in Part A of Paper II.
  • Marks secured in Paper-I and Part-B of Paper-II will only be considered for ranking.
  • The questions in Subject Paper–I and questions for Part–B of Paper II will be set both in English and Tami

Minimum qualifying marks for selection:

  • SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/ DCs and BCs: 135 marks
  • Others: 180 marks

Application Fees:

  • Registration Fee: Rs.150/- For One Time Registration Applicants. Those who have already registered in the One Time online Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.
  • Examination Fee: Rs.100/-

Application Fees Mode: Online Mode Only

How to apply for TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2023?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job online on or before 24 December 2023.

For more details: Click here.

To Apply: Click here

Important Dates:

  • Date of Notification: 25 November 2023
  • Last date for submission of online application: 24 December 2023
  • Application Correction Window Period From 29 December 2023 – 12.01 am To 31 December 2023 – 11.59 pm
  • PAPER–I: -Subject Paper (Diploma Standard): 07 February 2024 09.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • PAPER–I: -PART A: Tamil Eligibility Test and PART B: General Studies (SSLC Standard): 07 February 2024, 09.30 p.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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