Updated On : 26 Jun, 2023


TNPSC CRA Notification 2023 was issued on 26th June 2023. Online applications are invited up to 25.07.2023 for direct recruitment to the posts included in the Combined Research Assistant in Various Subordinate Services. Examination for this post shall be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) Method. Through this recruitment drive, 6 vacant seats are going to be filled. 

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the same by visiting the official website of the TNPSC. Read this article carefully as we provide the whole exam-related information here, which is necessary before applying for the examination. 


Age Limit

Category-wise age limits are tabulated below:-


Age Limit 

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories

Minimum:- 18 years

Maximum:- No maximum Age limit

‘OTHERS’ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs] 

Minimum:- 18 years

Maximum:- 32 years.* (Should not have competed)

Educational Qualification 

Post name 

Educational Qualification 

Research Assistant in Statistics 

A Master’s Degree of any recognized University or Institution with Statistics Or Mathematics as the Main Subject. *Provided that other things being equal, preference shall be given to candidates who possess experience in Statistical Investigation or in analysis of Statistical work for a period of one year.

Research Assistant in Economics 

Must hold a Master’s Degree in First or Second class with Economics as Main Subject.

Research Assistant in Geography 

Must hold a Master’s Degree in First or Second class with Geography as Main Subject.

Research Assistant in Sociology

Must hold a Master’s Degree in First or Second class with Sociology or Social Work as Main Subject. 

Research Assistant in Evaluation and Applied Research Department 

Must Possess a first class Post-Graduate Degree in Economics or Econometrics or Statistics or Business Administration or Mathematics or Social work or Sociology or Anthropology or Agricultural Economics or Public Administration. 


To complete the application process for a post on the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) website, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC. 

  • On the homepage, look for the 'New User' option and click on it to register as a new user. This will generate your Registration/Login ID and password. Make sure to note down these credentials for future reference.

  • Once you have successfully registered, return to the homepage and find the 'Apply Online' section.

  • Click on 'Apply Online' and you will be redirected to the login page. Enter your Registration/Login ID and password to log in.

  • After logging in, you will be directed to the application form for the desired post. Fill in all the required details accurately and carefully.

  • Make sure to have the necessary documents ready for upload. These may include your photograph, signature, educational certificates, and any other relevant documents mentioned in the application form.

  • After uploading the documents, proceed to the fee payment section. Pay the application fee using the available payment options. Make sure to verify the payment details before submitting.

  • Once the fee payment is successfully completed, review the application form to ensure all the information provided is correct and accurate.

  • Finally, submit the application form. Upon successful submission, a confirmation page will be displayed. Download and save this confirmation page for future reference.

  • It is recommended to take a printout of the filled application form and the confirmation page. Keep these documents safely as they may be required during the selection process or for any future correspondence.

Application Fee

Registration Fee

INR 150/-

Examination Fee (For Both Interview & Non-Interview posts )

INR 150/-

Examination Fee (For Non-Interview posts only)

INR 100/-

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