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Last updated on May 17th, 2022 at 11:40 am

The official notification has been released by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the Combined Engineering Services Exam. With a total of 626 vacancies, the official authorities are seeking for eligible candidates to fill in the position of Assistant Engineers, Junior Electrical Inspector, Automobile Engineer, and many other posts. To apply for TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam, candidates must undergo the selection process that includes a written test and an interview. 

Read the article carefully to know more about the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022 in detail. 

Organization NameTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Official WebsiteTNPSC
Post NameCombined Engineering Services Examination
Vacancy626
Selection ProcessWritten Exam & Interview
Application Start Date4 April 2022
Application Last Date3 May 2022
Exam Date26 June 2022

Download the TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam Official Notification.

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam Vacancy

According to the official notification, here is the detailed vacancy announcement for the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022. 

PostsNo.of Vacancies
Automobile Engineer in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance Department (Post Code – 1788) 4
Junior Electrical Inspector (Post Code No.1666)8
Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering) (Post Code – 1667)66
Assistant Engineer (Highways Department) (Post Code – 1661)33
Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health (Post Code 1664)18
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Water Resources Department, PWD) (Post Code 1656)1*c/f BC(G) (DAP) (HH)
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (PWD) (Post Code 3656)307+1*c/f BC(G) (DAP) (HH)
General Foreman (Post Code. 2026) 7
#Technical Assistant (Post Code – 2027)11
Assistant Engineer (Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department) (Post Code 1660)93
Assistant Engineer (Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board) (Post Code. 3230)64
Assistant Engineer (Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority) (Post Code. 3232)13
Total626

Note:-

 #Technical Assistant is Feeder Category to the post of General Foreman. 

* c/f –Carried Forward Vacancies

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam Selection Process 2022

For the TNPSC CESE Exam, the selection process set by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission includes the following

  1. Computer-based Examination 
  2. Interview. 

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is important to fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the Combined Engineering Services Examination including age limit and educational qualifications. 

What is the Age Limit for the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022?

Check out the table given below for the age limit (as of 1 July 2022) set by the official authorities for the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022. 

Post“Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCMs) and BCMs]
Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering), Junior Electrical Inspector, Assistant Engineer (Highways Department), Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Assistant Engineer (Civil) (WRD), Assistant Engineer (Civil) (PWD), Assistant Engineer (Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department).32 years
Assistant Engineer in Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board32 years
Automobile Engineer, General Foreman and Technical Assistant in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance Department37 years
Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority32 years

What is the Educational Qualification Required for the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022?

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission to apply for TNPSC Combined Engineering Services. 

PostsEducational Qualification
Automobile Engineer in the Motor Vehicles Maintenance Department(a) Must possess a degree in Automobile (or) Mechanical Engineering (or) be a holder of the Post Diploma in Automobile Engineering awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu; (or) be a Licentiate in Automobile Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. 
(AND)
 (b) Must possess experience in the administration of an office and the management of workshops connected with the maintenance and upkeep of Motor Vehicles for a period of not less than five years. Explanation: A workshop shall mean any workshop under the control of the Government / Public / Private Organisation and Registered under the Factories Act 1948(Central Act LXIII of 1948)
Junior Electrical InspectorMust possess a Degree in Electrical Engineering. Provided that other things are equal, preference shall be given to those who have undergone Apprenticeship Training under the Government of India Scheme or the State Government Apprenticeship Scheme for a period of one year.
Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering)i) B.E. (Agriculture) or B. Tech (Agricultural Engineering) or B.Sc., (Agricultural Engineering) (or) ii) B.E. (Mechanical) (or) B.E. (Civil) (or) B.Tech (Automobile Engineering) or B.E. (Production Engineering) or B.E.(Industrial Engineering) (or) 
B.E (Civil and Structural Engineering) or B.E (Mechanical and Production Engineering). Provided that candidates possessing the qualification in item (ii) shall be considered only if no candidate with qualification item (i) is available.
Assistant Engineer (Highways Department)Must possess degree in Civil Engineering (or) 
A pass in Sections A and B of the A.M.I.E (India) Examinations under Civil Engineering branch (renamed as Institution of Examinations) Note:-Provided that other things being equal, preference shall be given to a person who has undergone one year of apprenticeship training under the Government of India Scheme or one year of training under the State Government Apprenticeship Scheme.
Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health A Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Production Engineering or Industrial Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or Textile Technology.
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Water Resources Department, PWD)(1) Must possess a B.E degree in Civil Engineering or Civil and Structural Engineering. (or) (2) Must have passed in Sections A and B of the Institution Examinations under Civil Engineering branch
General Foreman and Technical Assistant in Motor Vehicles Maintenance DepartmentMust possess a degree in Mechanical Engineering (or) Automobile Engineering (or) Automobile Technology
 (or) 
A Post Diploma in Automobile Engineering of the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu or of any recognized Institution or Board with experience for a period of not less than two years in a supervisory capacity in the Automobile Workshop. Explanation: (i) An Automobile Workshop shall mean an Automobile Workshop satisfying the definition of “factory” in section 2 (m) of the Factories Act 1948. (ii) Factory shall mean “factory” as defined in section 2 (m) of the Factories Act 1948 Note: Every person appointed to the post should obtain a driving license to drive heavy transport vehicles within the period of probation 
Note: Technical Assistant is the Feeder Category for the post of General Foreman. 
Assistant Engineer (Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department)Must possess a B.E degree in Civil Engineering 
(or) 
Must have passed Sections A and B of the Institution of Engineers (India) under Civil Engineering Branch, and he should furnish evidence of having undergone practical training in surveying for a period of not less than one year.
 Note:-Provided that other things being equal preference shall be given for appointment to a person who has undergone one year of apprenticeship training under the Government of India Scheme or the State Government Apprenticeship Scheme.
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board)Must possess a degree in Engineering (Civil) 
OR
 Must have passed Sections A and B of the A.M.I.E (India) Examination with the following:- i) A Pass in H.Sc. Examination ii) Must have passed ‘Geology’ under Section B as an optional or additional subject.
Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority) Must possess a B.E degree (Civil or Highways) and must have an experience for a period of not less than five years of service in Category-3* or in a capacity equivalent to that of a Junior Engineer. 
*Note:- Category-3 implies the post of Junior Engineer in Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority Engineering Service Regulations.(Experience Certificate produced from Government organization or from private).

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the TNPSC CESE Exam Pattern which is given in detail below in the table. 

PapersSubjectQuestionsMarksDuration
1i)Agricultural Engineering (Code No. 280) 
(ii) Automobile Engineering (Code No. 258) 
(iii) Civil Engineering (Code No.261) 
iv) Mechanical / Production / Manufacturing Engineering (Code No.256) 
(v) Electrical Engineering (Code No. 259) 
(vi) Chemical Engineering (Code No.260) 
(vii) Textile Technology (Code No.306) 
2003003 hours
2Part A: Tamil Eligibility Test
Part B: General Studies and Mental Ability
Part A: 100

Part B: 100
1503 hours
Interview60 
500510

How to Apply for the TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam 2022?

On the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, candidates will be able to find the application form and other details regarding how to apply for the TNPSC CESE.

Step 1: Visit the official website of TNPSC

Step 2: “One Time Registration” by linking Aadhaar is mandatory before applying for any post. Applicants should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as a registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant.

Step 3: Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified on the Commission‟s website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.

Step 4: Applicants should select the name of the post for which they wish to apply.

Step 5: Fill in all the required details asked and upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature. 

Step 6: After submitting the application, applicants can save/print their application in PDF format.

Hope this article on TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam (CESE) Recruitment was helpful. For any doubts, do mention them in the comment.

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam – FAQs

Where can the candidates apply for the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022?

Candidates can apply for TNPSC CESE Recruitment on the official website of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.

What is the selection procedure for the TNPSC CESE Recruitment 2022?

The selection process for the TNPSC CESE includes a written examination and an interview.

How many vacancies are expected in the TNPSC CESE Exam 2022?

A total of 626 vacancies are available for the Tamil Nadu PSC CESE 2022.

What is the age limit for the TNPSC CESE 2022?

The age limit for the TNPSC CESE is 37 years old.

Are there any negative marks in the TNPSC CESE?

No, there is no negative marking in the TNPSC CESE Exam.