TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment 2023 Notification Released; Apply for 93 Agricultural Officer Posts

TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment 2023 Notification Released: After 2021, the recruitment drive for an Agricultural Officer will again fulfil the dreams of aspirants waiting for the post. The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released 93 vacancies for Agricultural Officers (AO), Horticultural Officers and Assistant Directors of Agriculture. On 12th January 2023, the commencement of an online application form for the Tamil Nadu AO recruitment started and the last date for the application is 10th February 2023. The written exam for the Agricultural Officer will be conducted on 20th April 2023.

The mode of the TNSC written examination is a Computer Based Test (CBT). The result of the examination will be released in July and the other procedure of the Telangana Agricultural Officer exam will be conducted in August. To know more about the TNPSC AO Recruitment read the article.

TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment
TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment

TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment Notification 2023

Name of the recruitmentTamil Nadu Agricultural Officer Recruitment 2023
Name of the postAgricultural Officer, Assistant Director of Agriculture and Horticulture Officer
Name of the recruitment bodyTamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Number of Vacancies93
Minimum eligibilityGraduation
Age limit34 years
Mode of examComputer Based Test (CBT)
Official website

TNPSC AO Recruitment Schedule 2023

Recruitment ActivitiesImportant dates
Commencement of the online application12th January 2023
Last date of the application form10th February 2023
The online correction application window15 February 2023 to 17 February 2023
Date of Examination20th April 2023
Publication of examination resultsJuly 2023
Certificate VerificationAugust 2023
CounsellingAugust 2023

Eligibility Criteria of Tamil Nadu Agricultural Officer

The Agricultural Officers manage agricultural seeds and goods, farm machinery and livestock sales and purchases. For this work aspirants, need to have basic knowledge of their subject. The commission has given eligibility criteria for the various posts to make the candidate clear about the basic qualifications for the recruitment. Here also we have explained the detailed qualification for recruitment in a simpler process. The TNPSC interested candidate must read the AO eligibility criteria of the recruitment.

The qualification of the candidate is divided into educational criteria, age limit, physical standards and basic knowledge of the Tamil language. These are explained below:

Educational Qualification and Age limit

The educational qualification and age limit of the applicants for the various posts is shown in the following tables.

Name of the postEducational QualificationAge limit
Agricultural OfficerB.Sc in Agriculture1. 32 years for Graduate candidate
2. 34 years for Post-Graduate candidate
Assistant Director of AgricultureM.Sc in Agriculture Extension Or
M.Sc in Agricultural Economics
1. 32 years for Graduate candidate
2. 34 years for Post-Graduate candidate
Horticulture OfficerB.Sc in Horticulture34 years

For the candidates of various categories such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled tribes, Backward Classes and destitute widows there is no maximum age limit whereas for Ex-Serviceman the maximum age limit is 50 years. The PwBD candidates are also provided with a 10 years age concession.

Physical Fitness Certificate

The commission in the recruitment notification has also released the parameters of eye vision for the candidates. The colour-blinded candidates will not be eligible for this recruitment. The selected candidates for the vacant post have to submit their medical certificates. If their physical fitness is found medically inappropriate then those candidates will be debarred from the recruitment. In the physical fitness test, the candidate should have an appropriate standard of vision. This standard of vision is shown in the given image.

TNPSC AO physical fitness
TNPSC AO physical fitness

Knowledge of Tamil

Knowledge of Tamil is very important for TNPSC recruitment. For the selection, the candidate must have basic knowledge of Tamil. If a candidate is not fluent in the language then that candidate will also be debarred from the recruitment.

TNPSC Agricultural Officers Recruitment Vacancy Details

The Tamil Nadu commission has released 93 vacancies for various posts. The segregation of various vacancies according to their posts and the scale of pay is shown in the given table

Name of PostNumber of vacanciesGrade pay
Agricultural Officers (Extension)37Rs 37700-138500
Assistant Director of Agriculture8Rs 56100-205700
Horticulture Officers48Rs 37700-138500

List of documents required for the AO recruitment

The applicants applying for the various posts need to upload various documents. With the documents, candidates should also upload their scanned passport-size photograph and signature. The list of documents which should be uploaded for the online application is provided in the given image.

list of documents for TNPSC AO recruitment
list of documents for TNPSC AO Recruitment

How to apply online for the TNPSC AO 2023 recruitment?

  • The candidates applying for the recruitment must visit the Commission’s official website: or
  • Before applying for the application form, candidates need to register themselves in the TNPSC One Time Registration form and linking to an Aadhar card is mandatory. The fee for registration is Rs 150 and this OTR ID and password will be valid for five years.
  • The same Telangana PSC OTR ID and password are used to log in for the application form.
  • A TNPSC AO form will appear on your screen, fill out the application form.
  • Now, Check the form again and the post for which you have applied.
  • After checking the Agricultural Officer application form, submit the online application form.
  • Save or print the TNPSC AO application form for future reference.

Application Fee Details

For One Time Registration Process, candidates need to deposit Rs 150 whereas Rs 200 must be deposited for the examination fee. After five years the OTR should be renewed by the candidates. The fee for the examination form is only deposited through a Credit card, Debit card or Net banking and no offline mode of payment will be accepted by the commission. The examination fee concession is also provided to candidates of different categories. The table shown below provides the detail of fee concessions for various categories.

CategoryFee concessions
SC, ST, PwBD, Destitute widowsFull exemption
Backward Classes (BC) and identified communities Three free chances
Ex-servicemanTwo free chances

TNPSC AO Recruitment 2023: Important links

Available TNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment link
DownloadTNPSC Agricultural Officer Recruitment notification pdf
Check herePUONLINE Home page

What is the selection process for the recruitment of AO in Tamil Nadu?

First, the written exam of the candidate will be conducted then the selected candidates will be called for the interview and document verification.

How is the written examination of the TNPSC Agricultural Officer conducted?

The written examination is conducted in two papers and detailed information about the exam is provided in the notification of the recruitment.

What are the minimum qualifying marks for the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Officer 2023 recruitment?

For the general category, the minimum qualifying marks are 204 whereas the minimum qualifying marks for various categories are 153 marks out of 510.