Tamil Nadu PSC Recruitment Exam 2016 for Tester, Assistant Tester

TNPSC Tester Recruitment

Tamil Nadu PSC Recruitment Exam 2016 for Tester, Assistant Tester

TNPSC Applications are invited only through online mode upto 18.03.2016 for Direct Recruitment to the vacancies for the following posts :

Candidates have to Register their basic particulars through One Time Registration which is mandatory on payment of Rupee50/- towards registration fee.

Candidates should upload the prescribed educational qualification and experience certificates.

Name of the Post and Post CodeName of the Service and Code No.Number of VacanciesScale of Pay
Tester ( 2014 - 2016 ) ( Post Code. 1905 )Tamil Nadu Industries Subordinate Service ( Code No. 044 )4 BC - 1 GT (W) - 1 SC - I MBC / DC (W) - 1Rupee9,300 - 34,800/- ( PB 2 ) + 5,100/- Grade Pay
Assistant Tester ( 2013 - 2014 ) ( Post Code. 1908 )2 MBC / DC - 1 BC - 1Rupee9,300 - 34,800/- ( PB 2 ) + 4,400/- Grade Pay

Abbreviation : BC – Backward Class, GT (W) General Turn – ( Woman ), MBC / DC – Most Backward Class / Denotified Community, SC – Scheduled Caste, MBC / DC(W) – Most Backward Class / Denotified Community ( Woman ).

2. TNPSC Application Fees 2016 :

One Time Registration Fee : Rupee50/-.

Examination Fee : Rupee100/-.

Candidates who have already registered in one time Registration System it is enough to pay the Examination Fee.

Examination Fee Concession 2016 :

Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste ( Arunthathiyars )Full Exemption-
Scheduled TribesFull Exemption-
Most Backward Class / Denotified CommunitiesThree Free ChancesFor Degree Holders
Backward Classes ( Other than Muslim ) / Backward Classes ( Muslim )Three Free ChancesFor Degree Holders
Ex-ServicemenTwo Free ChancesMinimum General Educational Qualification
Differently Abled PersonsFull Exemption-
Destitute WidowFull Exemption-

Note :

The three / two free chances allowed are not for each post but for any three / two applications only. The claim for exemption from payment of fee made in any application which is rejected / admitted or withdrawn will be counted as a free chance.

( Further details regarding Fee Concession is mentioned at para 12 of “Instructions to the Candidates” ).

3. Important Dates :

ADate of Notification19.02.2016
BLast date for submission of applications and for uploading of the prescribed qualification Certificates18.03.2016
CLast date for payment of Fee through Bank21.03.2016
Date and Time of Written Examination
DPaper - I ( Subject of Examination )25.06.2016 FN10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M.
Paper - II ( General Studies )25.06.2016 AN02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M.

4. TNPSC Exam Qualifications :

A. Age ( as on 01.07.2016 )

Sl. No.Category of CandidatesMinimum Age ( Should have completed )Maximum Age
1SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs / DCs, BCs ( OBCMs ) BCMs and DWs of all Castes18 YearsNo Maximum Age Limit
2“Others” [ i.e. Candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs / DCs, BCs ( OBCMs ) and BCMs ]18 Years35 Years ( Should not have completed )

Note :

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

B. TNPSC Educational Qualification : ( as on 19.02.2016 ) :

Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission for the purpose of its grant on the date of Notification viz. 19.02.2016 :

Name of the PostQualificationExperience
TesterA degree or diploma in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering of any recognized Institution or Board*Practical experience for a period of one year in the field of Electrical Testing in the case of degree holders and three years in the case of diploma holders in a recognized concern**.
Assistant testerA degree or diploma in Electrical Engineering or Electronics Engineering of any recognized Institution or Board.Practical experience for a period of six months in the field of electrical Testing in the case of degree holders and one and half years in the case of diploma holders in the recognized concern**.

Note : Other things being equal, preference shall be given to persons who have completed one year of apprenticeship under the Government of India scheme or one year of Training under the State Government Apprenticeship Scheme.

Explanation :

* “Recognised Institution or Board” shall mean an Institution or Board Recognised by the Government of India or by any of the State Governments.

** “Recognised Concern” shall mean an Industrial or Engineering Establishment having facilities for wide range of practical work and recognised by the Government of India or by any of the State Government or by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Madras for affording practical training to candidates or any large or medium or small scale factory registered under the Factories Act, 1948, ( Central Act LXIII of 1948 ) or the Director of Industries and Commerce, Chennai as a small scale industry using power and employing not less than ten persons in its manufacturing processes.

Note :

  1. The Degree qualification prescribed should have been obtained after passing the SSLC and HSC / Diploma or its equivalent
  2. The Diploma qualification prescribed should have been obtained after passing the SSLC.
  3. Candidates claiming equivalence of qualification should upload evidence for such claim in the form of Government Order ( G.O. ) issued prior to the date of this Notification. The G.O. issued after the date of Notification will not be accepted.

( Further details are at paragraph 10 of the Instructions to the Candidates ).

C. Knowledge of Tamil :

Candidates should possess adequate knowledge of Tamil on the date of this Notification viz. 19.02.2016. ( Further Details are at para 11 of the ‘Instructions to the candidates’ ).

5. Scheme of Examination ( Objective Type ) and Oral Test ( OMR Method ) :

SubjectDurationMaximum MarksMinimum Qualifying Marks for Selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs / DCs, BCs and BCMsOthers
I. Paper - I ( 200 Questions ) Diploma standard
Electrical and Electronics engineering ( Code No : 041 )
3 hours300


II. Paper - II ( 100 questions ) ( S.S.L.C. Standard ) General Studies2 hours200
Interview and Records70

Note :

  1. The question papers in Paper – I and Paper – II will be set both in English and Tamil.
  2. Each one mark will be deducted for incorrect or absence of shading Register Number.

6. Center for TNPSC Examination :

Examination will be held at Chennai Centre ( Code No.0100 ) only.

Note :

  1. Candidates should appear for the written examination / Oral Test / Certificate Verification at their own expenses.
  2. The Commission reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of examination venues and to re – allot the candidates.

7. Mode of Payment of Examination Fee :

  1. Examination fee Rupee100/- ( Rupees One Hundred only )
  2. Candidates have to register their basic particulars through One-Time Registration which is mandatory on payment of Rupee50/- towards registration fee. The registration shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of one time registration.
  3. Candidates should also to pay the service charges applicable to the Bank ( State Bank of India / Indian Bank ).
  4. Candidates can avail exemption from paying Examination Fees as per eligibility criteria.
  5. Offline mode of payment in the form of DD / Postal Order etc., will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.
  6. Those who have already registered in the One Time registration system and paid the registration fee of Rupee50/- and received the registration ID need not pay the application fee i.e. Rupee50/- and it is enough to pay the Examination Fee of Rupee100/- alone.
  7. Candidates who have made One Time Registration must apply for this post also. One Time Registration is only to avail exemption for application fee for a period of 5 years from the date of registration.

8. Procedure of TNPSC Selection :

Selection will be made in two successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination and (ii) Oral Test in the form of an interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Appearance in both the papers of the Written Examination and Oral Test is compulsory. A candidate who has not appeared in any one of the papers in Written Examination or Oral Test will not be considered for selection, even if he / she secures qualifying marks in the Written Examination or Oral Test. ( Further details are at para 23 (b) of Instruction to candidates ).

9. How to Apply for TNPSC Jobs :

  1. Candidates should apply only through online in the Commission’s Website ( www.tnpsc.gov.in / www.tnpscexams.net / www.tnpscexams.in )
  2. One Time Registration ( OTR ) and candidate Dashboard are mandatory before applying for any post.
  3. For registering in One Time Registration, the candidates should have scanned image of their photograph and signature in CD / DVD / Pen drive as per their convenience.
  4. Candidates who have already registered in One Time Registration on or before 29.09.2015 shall use their existing user ID and Password to create Candidate Dashboard in the new One Time Registration system.
  5. One Time Registration is not an application for any post. It is just collection of information from the candidates and giving a separate dashboard to each candidate to facilitate them to maintain their own profile. Candidate who wishes to apply for any post shall click “Apply” against the post Notified in the Commission’s Website and use the same User ID and Password given for One Time Registration.
  6. All candidates have to furnish their correct SSLC Register Number, Month and Year of Passing and Name of the Board, which issued the certificate. Any details found to be wrong, the One Time Registration and Online Application are liable for rejection at any stage.
  7. Candidate who have more than one SSLC marks sheets, should enter the details available in the Marks sheets issued after final attempt in which he had passed the SSLC Examination.
  8. A valid e-mail ID or Mobile Number is mandatory for registration. Email ID and Mobile Number, should always be kept in active. TNPSC will send all communications and messages through the registered email ID and Mobile Numbers.
  9. Though the candidates furnish details / information in the One Time Registration, the details furnished in the recruitment specific application will alone be taken in to account.
  10. Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Post Applied for, Communal Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final. However, candidates can modify certain fields till the date specified for applying online. Certain fields are fixed and cannot be edited even before the closing date. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
  11. The Instructions and Illustration regarding One time Registration is given in the website www.tnpscexams.net / www.tnpscexams.in.
  12. If they already have user ID and Password, they can key in with them. The available OTR particulars will be displayed on the screen. They have to fill up additional details required for specific recruitment application.
  13. After submitting details in the application, they can choose any one of the following mode of payment.a. Net Banking
    b. Debit Card / Credit Card
    c. Bank Challan
    d. Post Office Challan
  14. If the candidates wish to have immediate fee reconciliation, shall make payment through net banking or Debit Card / Credit Card.
  15. Payment made through challan would take atleast two working days for reconciliation.
  16. In case, candidate choose to pay fees through the online payment gateway, an additional page of the application form will be displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details to make payment.
  17. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from the server, Do not press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid payment failure or double charge.
  18. If the online transaction has been successfully completed an Application Number will be generated. Candidates should note their Application Number for future reference in respect of the post applied for.
  19. For offline mode of payment, candidates have to select either Post Office or State Bank of India.
  20. On Submission, system will generate the payment challan which the candidate need to take print out and go to the nearest branch of State Bank of India or Post Office to make the payment.
  21. Commission reserves the right to change the mode of payment at any time without any intimation.
  22. Kindly collect the candidate’s copy of the Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please check that the challan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the challan by the Branch authorities.
  23. Online Application Registration will be taken as successful one, only if the payment is made either in post office or in State Bank of India within two days from the date of registration.
  24. Candidates need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission. The certificates will be verified only when the candidates come up for next stage of selection.

The on-line application can be submitted upto 18.03.2016 till 11.59 p.m., after which the link will be disabled.

Other Important Instructions :

  1. Candidates should ensure their eligibility for examination : The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to examination. Their admission to all stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying of the eligibility conditions. Mere issue of memo of admission to the candidate will not imply that his / her candidature has been fully cleared by the Commission.
  2. The Hall Tickets for eligible candidates will be made available in the Commission’s Website www.tnpsc.gov.in or www.tnpscexams.net for downloading by candidates. No Hall Tickets will be sent by post. So, the candidates / applicants should watch TNPSC website since ahead / before the scheduled date of Examinations.
  3. Facilitation Counter for guidance of candidates : In case of any guidance/ information / clarification of their applications, candidature, etc. candidates can contact Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission’s Office in person or over Telephone No.044-25332833 / 25332855 or the Commission’s Office Toll-Free No.1800 425 1002 on all working days between 10.00 a.m. and 05.45 p.m.


TNPSC Tester Syllabus

Electrical and Electronics

Diploma Standard

I. Engineering Mechanics and Prime Movers :

Mechanical and Electrical properties of materials – Tension, compression and shear – geometrical properties of sections – Torsion – Riveted and welded joints – Bearings and Lubrication – transmission of power. Hydraulic turbines and steam turbines – I C Engines : Petrol Engine and Diesel Engine.

II. Circuit Theory and DC Machines :

DC Circuits – Storage Batteries – Single phase AC and 3 phase AC circuits – Circuit Theorems ( Simple problems in DC ). Electro magnetism – automobile electric circuit – DC Generator – Types – construction – working – characteristic curves – application. DC Motor – Types – construction – working – characteristics – application – speed control.

III. A.C. Machines :

Transformer – construction – EMF equation – OC & SC Test – Regulation and efficiency. Alternator – construction – EMF equation – methods of obtaining sine-wave – parallel operation – Testing. Synchronous Motor – construction – starting methods – application. Induction Motor – 3 phase -
construction and working principle – starting of 3 phase induction motors – speed control. single phase induction motors – working principle – applications.

IV. Measurements :

Classification of instruments – operating forces and constructional details of M.I., MC and Dynamometer type instruments. Direct measurement of EMF, current and power maximum demand indicator – synchroscope. Construction and working of single phase and 3 phase Energymeters – Measurement of resistance – AC Bridges – Anderson bridge for measurement of inductance. Measurement of speed by stroboscopic method, cable fault detection by Murray and Varley’s Method.

V. Electronic Devices :

Cathode Ray Oscilloscope, Semi conductor Diodes – Junction Transistors ( BJT ) – Field effect Transistors ( JFET & MOSFET ) and Uni junction Transistor ( UJT ). Special semiconductor devices – Gunn diode, varactor diode, Zenar diode, Tunnel diode – Silicon controlled Rectifier – DIAC – TRIAC – Photodiode – Solar Cell. Transistor configuration – Biasing and stabilising circuits ( No deviation )

VI. Electronic Circuits :

Rectifiers – Half wave, full wave and Bridge – 3 phase rectifiers – voltage regulators – basic concept of SMPS. Oscillators – colpitt’s Hartley – crystal – multivibrators ( astable, monostable and bistable ) – Digital electronics – De Morgauns Theorem – Half adder – Full Adder – multiplexer – Demultiplexer – BCD to 7 – segment decoder – D to A and A to D convertors – Ripple counter.

VII. Generation and Transmission :

Generation of electrical energy – Economics of power generation – Line Insulators and Underground cables Transmission lines voltage regulation – sag. Lightning arrestors – earthing Fuses – HRC fuse.

VIII. Distribution and Utilisation :

AC and DC Distribution – substations – Busbar system. Industrial Drives – Types of electric drives and choice of electric motor. Electric Traction – Traction mechanics – power supply – Traction motor – Braking. Illumination – Laws of illumination – construction and characteristics of Sodium and Incadescent lamps Factory lighting – street lighting. Chemical effects – Electrolysis & application to extraction of Aluminium and Zinc – copper refining – Heating & welding – methods of electric heating – Resistance welding – Electric Arc welding – Energy storage welding.

IX A. Computer Programming : Input devices – Output devices – flow chart – Basic Programming.

B. Estimating & Costing : Indian Electricity Rules-1956-Standard symbols used in wiring and drawing estimation for different installations ( House wiring, Theatre wiring )

X. Control and Maintenance : Plant maintenance – Common defects and remedies of commutation – preparatory steps for repair of windings – location of faults in winding. Transformer installation and maintenance – maintenance of induction motors and starters. Motor control circuit for reversing jogging and inching.

All Technical Examination ( S.S.L.C. / H.S.C / Diploma Standard )

Main Examination

General Studies ( Topics for Objective type )

Unit ‐ I General Science :

Physics Nature of Universe ‐ General Scientific laws ‐ Inventions and discoveries ‐ National scientific laboratories ‐ Mechanics and properties of matter ‐ Physical quantities, standards and units ‐ Force, motion and energy ‐ Magnetism, electricity and electronics ‐ Heat, light and sound Chemistry ‐ Elements and Compounds ‐ Acids, bases and salts ‐ Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides Botany ‐ Main Concepts of life science ‐ Classification of living organism ‐ Nutrition and dietetics ‐ Respiration Zoology ‐ Blood and blood circulation ‐ Reproductive system ‐ Environment, ecology, health and hygiene – Human diseases, prevention and remedies ‐ Animals, plants and human life.

Unit ‐ II Current Events :

History Latest diary of events ‐ national ‐ National symbols ‐ Profile of States ‐ Eminent persons & places in news ‐ Sports & games ‐ Books & authors ‐ Awards & honors’ ‐ India and its neighbors Political Science ‐ Problems in conduct of public elections ‐ Political parties and political system in India ‐ Public awareness & General administration ‐ Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility ‐ Geography ‐ Geographical landmarks ‐ Economics : Current socio ‐ economic problems Science : Latest inventions on science & technology.

Unit ‐ III Geography

Earth and Universe ‐ Solar system ‐ Monsoon, rainfall, weather & climate ‐ Water resources rivers in India ‐ Soil, minerals & natural resources ‐ Forest & wildlife ‐ Agricultural pattern ‐ Transport & communication ‐ Social geography – population ‐ density and distribution ‐ Natural calamities – Disaster Management.

Unit – IV History and Culture of India and Tamil Nadu

Indus valley civilization ‐ Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas ‐ Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis ‐ South Indian history ‐ Culture and Heritage of Tamil people ‐ India since independence ‐ Characteristics of Indian culture ‐ Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom ‐ India ‐ as secular state ‐ Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN ‐ Political parties and populist schemes.

Unit ‐ V Indian Polity

Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution – Salient features of constitution ‐ Union, state and territory ‐ Citizenship ‐ rights amend duties – Fundamental rights – Fundamental duties – Human rights charter – Union legislature – Parliament. State executive – State Legislature – assembly – Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu – Judiciary in India – Rule of law / Due process of law. Elections. Official language and Schedule VIII. Corruption in public life. Anti – corruption measures - CVC, lok – adalats, Ombudsman, CAG ‐ Right to information ‐ Empowerment of women ‐ Consumer protection forms.

Unit – VI Indian Economy

Nature of Indian Economy : Five year plan models – an assessment ‐ Land reforms & agriculture ‐ Application of science in agriculture ‐ Industrial growth – Rural welfare oriented programmers – Social sector problems - population, education, health, employment, poverty ‐ Economic trends in Tamil Nadu.

Unit ‐ VI Indian National Movement

National renaissance ‐ Emergence of national leaders ‐ Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore ‐ Different modes of agitations ‐ Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle Rajaji, VOC, periyar, Bharathiar & others.

Unit ­ VII Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests

Conversion of information to data ‐ Collection, compilation and presentation of data ‐ Tables, graphs, diagrams ‐ Parametric representation of data ‐ Analytical interpretation of data ‐ Simplification ‐ Percentage ‐ Highest Common Factor ( HCF ) ‐ Lowest Common Multiple ( LCM ) ‐ Ratio and Proportion ‐ Simple interest ‐ Compound interest ‐ Area ‐ Volume ‐ Time and Work ‐ Logical Reasoning ‐ Puzzles ‐ Dice ‐ Visual Reasoning ‐ Alpha numeric Reasoning ‐ Number Series.


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