TNPSC Recruitment 2022 24 Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2022  [Quick Summary]
Organization Name:Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Job Category:Tamilnadu Govt Jobs 
Employment Type:Regular Basis
Total No of Vacancies: 24 Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Posts
Place of Posting: Tamilnadu 
Starting Date: 15.11.2022 
Last Date: 14.12.2022 
Apply Mode:Online
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Latest TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI NoName of the Post and Post Code No.Name of the Service and Service Code No.Number of vacancies
1.Assistant Professor of Psychology-cum-Clinical Psychologist (Post Code No. 1954)Tamil Nadu Medical Service (Service Code No.048)24

TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification: (As on 15.11.2022)

Applicants 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:

 (i) Must possess a degree of M.A or B.A (Hons)or B.Sc (Hons) in Psychology or Post graduate diploma or degree in Clinical Psychology or a diploma in Clinical Psychology; and(ii) A Post-graduate diploma in Medical and Social Psychology of the All India Institute of Mental Health, Bangalore or diploma in Medical and Social Psychology Part II of the Bangalore University or any other recognised university.
Note:- (i) The educational qualification prescribed for the posts should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies: 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor’s Degree + P.G Degree as required under Section 25 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification.

Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2022)

SI NoCategory of ApplicantsMaximum Age (Should not have completed)
1.SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories.No Maximum Age limit
3.‘Others’ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs]37 years @


@ In G.O (Ms).No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment is enhanced from 35 years to 37 years.

Explanation: “No maximum age limit” means that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection or appointment to the post.

Note: “Others” [i.e., applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, or BCMs] who have put in five years or more of service in the state or central government are not eligible, even if they are within the age limit. (For further details refer to para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants”, Section 3(r) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

Age Concession:

(i) For Persons with Benchmark Disability: Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed. (Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

(ii) For Ex-servicemen (others) :

a) The maximum age limit for Ex-servicemen is 50 years. 4 (Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per G.O (Ms). No.91, Human Resources Management (S) department, dated 13.09.2021)

b) The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category. (Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

Salary Details:

1. Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist – Rs.56,100 – 2,05,700 (Level 22) (Revised scale)

TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Selection Process 2022:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates

1.Objective Type (CBT Method)
2.Oral Test

Application Fee/Exam Fee for TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist: 

a.Registration Fee: For One Time Registration [G.O.(Ms).No. 32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017]
Note: Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and within the validity period of 5 years are exempted
b.Examination Fee: 
Note:The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, unless exemption of fee is claimed.

Note: Fee Pay by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.


(i) Linking Aadhaar number with One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for applicants. [For further details refer Para 2B of “Instructions to Applicants”]

(ii) One-time registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After the completion of five years, the applicant must renew the one-time registration by paying the fee prescribed. The one-time registration is different from the application for the examination. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear. [Refer Para 2C of “Instructions to Applicants”]

(iii) Applicants who have already paid Rs. Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist/- towards One Time Registration and have valid registration are exempt from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.

Examination Fee Concessions:

iScheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars)Full Exemption
iiScheduled TribesFull Exemption
iiiMost Backward Classes (V), Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities, Most Backward ClassesThree Free Chances
ivBackward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim)Three Free Chances
vEx-ServicemenTwo Free Chances
viPersons with Benchmark DisabilityFull Exemption
viiDestitute WidowFull Exemption


(i) The total number of free chances availed, will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.

(ii) The number of free chances availed by the applicant may be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.

(iii) In case an applicant makes a false claim for exemption from payment of the application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s), his candidature shall be rejected after due process, and he shall be barred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.

(iv) Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options “yes” or “no” regarding availing of the fee concession. The choice made, cannot be modified or edited after successful submission of an online application.

(v) Applicants are advised, in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times a fee concession has been availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the “Application History” section of the applicant dashboard.

(vi) An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.

(vii) Applicants who have availed themselves of the maximum number of free chances permitted, applicants who do not wish to avail themselves of the fee concession, or applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option “No” against the query regarding fee concession. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.

How to apply for TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Post:  

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the TNPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. from 15.11.2022 to 14.12.2022. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Important Dates for TNPSC Assistant Professor of Psychology – Clinical Psychologist Post: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application15.11.2022
Last date for Submission of Application14.12.2022
Application Correction Window PeriodFrom 19.12.2022 12.01 A.M to 21.12.2022 11.59 P.M
Date and time of Written Examination
Paper-I : Subject paper Psychology (Post Graduate Degree Standard)14.03.2023 09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Paper – II PART A Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Std) and PART B General Studies (Degree Std)14.03.2023 02.30 P.M. to 05.30 P.M.

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