TNPSC VAO 2017 Exam Notification | Online Application Form for Village Administrative Officer Exam

TNPSC VAO 2017: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) is a recruiting authority of the Tamil Nadu Government, Conducting examinations every year for various services in Ministries, departments and Offices. Regarding that, currently the commission had released a recruitment notification for engaging Village Administrative Officers (VAO) in various districts of Tamil Nadu. Aspirants, who are eager to serve as VAO under Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service, shall apply for TNPSC VAO 2017. If you have applied earlier or going to apply, then it’s the right time to groom yourself for the examination conducted on 11th February 2018. For such candidates, we had updated a lot of information about this upcoming examination in the following sections.

TNPSC VAO 2017 – Highlights
Post Name Village Administrative Officer
Vacancies 494 (Approx)
Qualification 10th/ Matric
Selection Written Test/ Interview
Last Date 20-12-2017 (Extended)
Job Type Regular
Application Online
Job Location Tamil Nadu


By referring the official notification of Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, the Village Administrative Officer examination is scheduled in the Month of February. Also, there is a vast amount of 494 vacancies are currently in vacant. Candidates who have the basic schooling level of qualification are eligible to participate in this examination. In addition, those aspirants should have adequate knowledge in Tamil Language.

Aspirants who aspire to join the post of Village Administrative Officer will have to write an examination for 300 marks. The VAO recruitment test, organized by TNPSC VAO 2017 will be of objective form and short listing will be based on the merit obtained in this examination. In accordance with the number of vacancies and high cut-off marks, outstanding candidates are designated in various districts. Appointees under the post shall act as an in-charge of the Village, where they had designated.

TNPSC VAO Vacancy 2017 & Designation Details

Post Code Position No of Posts Age Limit Salary
2025 Village Administrative Officer 494 30 years Rs.20200/-

Eligibility Criteria for TNPSC VAO 2017

The term eligibility for TNPSC VAO 2017 is about the qualification necessary for the post of Village Administrative Officer. It includes educational qualifications and age limit. These two topics are discussed below, to guide the aspirants who wish to secure this Government job.

Educational Qualification: Candidates must accomplish the basic schooling level of qualification, which is mentioned below.

  • For VAO Post – Passed in SSLC

Age Limit: upper age limit prescribed for general category is noted in the above tabular column and the minimum age limit is set at 18 years. The crucial date for calculating the age limit is on 1st July 2015. The fixed age limit may be relaxed for candidates who fall under the reserved category and the maximum age limit allotted for them is given below,

  • For SC/ ST/ MBC/ BC/ PWD category – 40 years
  • For Ex-servicemen candidates – 48 years (general) or 53 years (reserved)

Salary Offered: Chosen candidates on direct recruitment basis will be reimbursed with a salary in a pay scale and offered with additional grade pay.

  • Pay Scale for VAO Post – Rs.5200-20200/-
  • Grade Pay for VAO Post – Rs.2400/-

TNPSC VAO Recruitment 2017 Selection Process

Candidates who have responded against the VAO vacancies shall be shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in the written examination. At the time of counselling, eligible candidates are appointed in the districts based on their merit score and the availability of the vacancies. However, there is no interview or other selection process is conducted for this recruitment.

Written examination – The written examination will be of objective type in OMR pattern. Applicants will have to qualify in single paper, containing questions from the areas of General Studies, Basics of Village Administration, Aptitude & Mental Ability and General Tamil/ English. Two types of question paper will be set for the examination that is,


  • General Studies – 75 questions
  • Basic of Village Administration – 25 questions
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test – 20 questions
  • General Tamil – 80 questions


  • General Studies – 75 questions
  • Basic of Village Administration – 25 questions
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test – 20 questions
  • General English – 80 Questions

Candidates shall choose either General Tamil or General English to answer the questions. The questions will differ only in the language that is, either English or Tamil they are choosing.

Exam Syllabus: We had posted each and every topics of the exam syllabus in the previous post. Some of them are important points are listed below,

  • General Studies – In this section questions will be drafted from General Science, Current events, geography, history & Culture, Indian polity etc.
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability – Here in this section, the questions will be in logical form and the candidates will be aware of basic mathematics.
  • General English/ Tamil – Aspirants should have knowledge in General English/ Tamil, maximum of the question are available in this section. The questions will be in SSLC standard.
  • Basic of Village Administration – It’s about the role, functions and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in Village and Revenue Administration.

Admit Card: To attend the VAO examination, Admit Card/ Hall ticket is very important to enter into the exam hall. Due to this, applicants shall download the Admit Card from their official website at “” or “”.

Instructions: At the time of attending the examination, aspirants must follow the below instructions.

  • Use blue or black ball point pen.
  • Shade the right answer properly among the choices given.
Reference Links
TNPSC VAO Official Notification in Tamil Click Here
TNPSC VAO Official Notification in English Click Here
Apply Online

TNPSC VAO Important Dates

The written examination for the post of Village Administrative Officer is conducted on the concerned day, at forenoon from 10.00 AM to 01.00 PM.

  • Date of publication of notification – 14th November 2017
  • Online registration ends on – 20th December 2017
  • Last date for Fee payment – 21st December 2017
  • VAO examination date – 11th February 2018

Note: The above all detailed sections give the information about Village Administrative Officer examination.

Updated: 2017-12-16 — 9:27 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Home | About Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map | FaceBook | Google+ | Twitter | Subscribe | Contact Us
All rights reserved © 2018