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

The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has released the official notification to hire eligible candidates for the post of District Child Protection Officer Social Defence Department included in the Tamil Nadu Approved Schools and Vigilance Service (Tamil Nadu Social Defence Service). A total of 16 vacancies are available for the TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 2022. To apply for the post, candidates have to submit an online application form and appear for the selection procedure that includes a written examination and an interview. 

Organization NameTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Official WebsiteTNPSC
Post NameDistrict Child Protection Officer
Vacancy16
Selection ProcessWritten Exam & Interview
Application Start Date1 April 2022
Application Last Date30 April 2022
Exam Date19 June 2022

Download the TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 2022 Official Notification.

TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment Vacancy 2022

Candidates can check out the detailed vacancy for the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment in the table given below. 

GT(G)2
GT (G) (PSTM)1
GT (W)1
BC (OBCM)(G)2
BC (OBCM) (G) (PSTM)1
BC (OBCM) (W)1
BC(M)(G)1
MBC/DC (G)2
MBC/DC (W)1
SC (G)2
SC (W)1
SC(A) (W)(PSTM)1
Total16

(Abbreviations:- GT- General Turn; BC (OBCM) – Backward Classes (Other than Backward Class Muslims); BC(M) – Backward Classes Muslim; MBC/DC – Most Backward Classes / De-notified Communities; SC – Scheduled Castes; SC(A) – Scheduled Castes – Arunthathiar; G – General; W – Women; PSTM- Persons Studied in Tamil Medium.) 

TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Selection Process 2022

For the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment, the Tamil Nadu Public Service has set the selection process which includes the following

  1. Computer-based Examination 
  2. Interview. 

TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is important to fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission for the District Child Protection Officer which include age limit, educational qualifications, and more.

What is the age limit for the TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 2022?

Check out the table given below for the age limit set by the official authorities for the Tamil Nadu DCPO Recruitment 2022. 

CategoryAge Limit (as on 1 July 2022)
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories.No maximum age limit
„Others‟ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]32 years (should not have completed)

What is the Educational Qualification Required for the TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 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 District Child Protection Officer. 

  1. A degree in Sociology or Social Work or Psychology or Child Development or Criminology from any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or Institution recognized by the Government. 
  2. Provided that other things are equal, preference shall be given to candidates possessing a Post Graduate degree in Sociology or Social Work or Psychology or Child Development or Criminology of any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or Institution recognized by the Government.
  3.  A Diploma or a Certificate course in Computer operations in recognized Institutions is desirable.

TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment Exam Pattern

Having a thorough understanding of the Tamil Nadu DCPO Examination Pattern will work a long way for the candidates to excel in the examination in their first attempt with confidence. Check out the detailed exam pattern below in the table. 

PapersSubjectQuestionsMarksDuration
1Sociology (Code No.369 ) or Social Work(code no. 371 ) or Psychology(Code No. 373 ) or Child Development(Code no.375) or Criminology (Code No.377) 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 District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 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 post of District Child Protection Officer. Follow the given steps to apply for the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment 2022. 

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.

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TNPSC District Child Protection Officer Recruitment 2022 – FAQs

Where can the candidates apply for the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment 2022?

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

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

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

How many vacancies are expected in the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment 2022?

A total of 16 vacancies are available for the Tamil Nadu PSC DCPO Recruitment 2022.

What is the age limit for the TNPSC DCPO Recruitment 2022?

The age limit for the TNPSC DCPO is 32 years old.

Are there any negative marks in the TNPSC DCPO Examination?

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