Eligibility Requirements and Exam Pattern for TNPSC CDPO Test


Graduation in Nutrition / Home Science is the basic educational qualification required for appearing for Child Development Project Officer Test conducted by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. Candidates who are in the age group of 18-30 are eligible to apply. Selection procedure includes written test and oral test/ interview. Candidates can expect objective type questions in the written test from subjects such as Nutrition / Home Science.

Eligibility Criterion for Child Development Project Officer

Educational Qualifications

Candidates who have completed graduation in Nutrition / Home Science from any University, recognized by UGC are eligible to apply for the post of Child Development Project Officer. Apart from this, Post graduate diploma holders in Rural Services, who have studied under Gandhigram University can also apply. Such candidates can have graduation in any discipline.

Age Restrictions

Those who have completed 18 years of age at the time of application are eligible to apply. Candidates who are more than 30 years of age are not eligible to apply. Candidates belonging to SC, ST and Destitute Widows of all castes have no age restriction.

Exam Pattern of TNPSC Child Development Project Officer Test

There will be multiple choice objective type questions. Questions will be asked from two main papers such as Nutrition and Home Science. Candidates can opt any of these subjects according to their choice. There will be a total of 200 questions. Questions will be of degree level. Medium of instructions will be English as well as Tamil. Candidates will be given time duration of 3 hours to complete the test. Maximum marks allotted for written test is 300. Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 136 marks so as to clear the written test. Those who belong to reserved categories require only 102 marks to clear the cut off.

Candidates who clear the written test will be shortlisted for personal interview. The maximum marks allotted for interview is 40. Candidates’ interpersonal skills and behavioral approach will be evaluated in personal interview.

Candidates can obtain the prescribed application form along with Information Brochure from Head Post Offices or from selected Sub-Post Offices across Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Apart from this, it can be obtained from the sales counter of the office of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and from the official website of the commission. Fully filled in OMR applications should be sent to Commission’s office before stipulated time.



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One Response to “Eligibility Requirements and Exam Pattern for TNPSC CDPO Test”

  1. 1

    please tell the next procedure after passing NET exam .if we are called interview , can i tell am eligible for the post without NET mark sheet and UGC NET pass certificate. if not kindly suggest me to joiner college as a lecturer .