TNPSC CESE Recruitment 2023: Result (Soon), Cut Off, Dates

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
TNPSC CESE recruitment notification is released by Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The exam is over now and the TNPSC CESE result is likely to be released soon.
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TNPSC CESE result is expected to be released soon. The exam was successfully held on 27 May 2023. TNPSC CESE stands for Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination. This time a good number of vacancies have been released which makes it a good opportunity for the candidates to secure a job.

To participate in the TNPSC CESE recruitment process, candidates have to appear for the written test. The written test will consist of two subject-specific papers, General Studies, Aptitude and Mental Ability and Test of Tamil Language. To be appointed in the service, every candidate has to qualify the examination. More details related to TNPSC CESE exam date, selection process, syllabus, cut off etc are given below.

TNPSC CESE 2023 Recruitment [Latest Updates]

TNPSC CESE recruitment 2023 notification was published for 1083 vacancies. The TNPSC CESE exam date was 27 May 2023. The exam was conducted in two shifts wherein Paper 1 was scheduled for the 1st shift from 09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and Paper 2 was planned for the 2nd shift from 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M.  

Latest Updates:

  • 25 May 2023: TNPSC CESE admit card released.
  • 03 February 2023: TNPSC CESE application form and notification released.

TNPSC CESE Result 2023

TNPSC CESE Result 2023 will be released soon. It will be released online for the candidates who will write the exam. The Commission will not share the result through email, post, or any medium other than online. Candidates will be able to access their results by using their application number and password. The step-by-step process to download the result has been provided below.

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC CESE.
  • Click on the result tab.
  • Enter the login credentials.
  • The result will appear on the screen.
  • Check the details printed on it and take a printout of it for further reference.


After the declaration of the results, the TNPSC CESE cutoff will be released. Each candidate must meet the minimum marks set by TNPSC in order to pass the examination. Check out the cut off marks for before-interview and after-interview in the table below.

TNPSC CESE Cut Off 2018
Category Before Interview After Interview
OC (G) 335-340 390
OC (T) 315-320 370
OC (W) 320 365-370
OC (WT) 310 350-355
BC (G) 320-325 380
BC (T) 300-305 360
BC (W) 300 350
BC (WT) 285 340
MBC (G) 310-315 360
MBC (T) 290-295 340
MBC (W) 290 350
MBC (WT) 270 330
SC (G) 295-300 350
SC (T) 280 335
SC (W) 285 330
SC (WT) 270 320
ST (G) 250-260 290
ST (T) 230 270
BCM (G) 280-290 335
BCM (T) 270 320
BCM (W) 270 320

TNPSC CESE 2023 Notification

TNPSC CESE notification 2023 was released on 3 February 2023 to fill the vacancies in various departments for positions such as Overseer / Junior Draughting Officer, Draughtsman Grade III, Foreman Grade II, and so on. Candidates must go through the complete notification in order to grab complete information about the exam and the events around it. The notification comprises details on important dates, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, and other details. 

Download: TNPSC CESE Notification 2023

TNPSC CESE 2023 Highlights

In order to employ suitable candidates, the TNPSC holds entrance exams every year. Check the highlights of the Tamil Nadu Combined Engineering Services Entrance in the table given below.

TNPSC CESE Recruitment 2023
Particulars  Details 
Name of the Exam  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Combined Engineering Services
Exam Conducting Authority Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission 
Exam Level State Level
Total Vacancies  1083
Selection Process 

Written Exam, Oral Test

Official Website

TNPSC CESE Vacancy 2023

TNPSC CESE vacancy is released every year to recruit Engineers, Architects, Draughting officers, Foreman, etc. The exam is divided into two papers namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must pass a written exam as well as an interview in order to be recruited for TNPSC Vacancy 2023. Following are the details of the vacant positions declared by the Commission in the annual calendar.

Name of the Post No. of vacancies
Overseer / Junior Draughting Officer in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department (Post Code No.3244) 794
Junior Draughting Officer in the Highways Department (Post Code No.3115) 236
Junior Draughting Officer in Public Works Department (Post Code No. 3120) 18
Draughtsman, Grade – III in Town and Country Planning Department (Post Code No.2114) 10
Foreman, Grade-II in Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation Limited (Post Code No.3254) 25
Total 1083

TNPSC CESE Exam Date 2023

TNPSC CESE exam date, as well as other important dates, have been announced in the annual calendar. Candidates should be aware of the TNPSC CESE 2023 exam dates in order to not miss any updates. The table below lists the important dates for the TNPSC CESE.



TNPSC CESE 2023 notification release Date 

03 February 2023

TNPSC CESE 2023 application process begins

03 February 2023

Last date to submit the application form

04 March 2023

Application Correction Window Period

09 March 2023 to 11 March 2023

TNPSC CESE exam date 2023

27 May 2023 (Paper 1: 09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and Paper 2: 02.00 P.M. to 05.00 P.M.)

Result declaration

To be announced

TNPSC CESE oral test date

To be announced

TNPSC CESE counselling date

August 2023

TNPSC CESE Selection Process

To get appointed in Combined Engineering Services, candidates have to clear each stage incorporated in the recruitment process. The final selection of the candidate for the TNPSC CESE recruitment is based on the combined marks obtained by the candidates in the written and oral tests. The following two stages in the selection process:

  • Stage 1: Written exam consisting of two papers, Paper 1 & Paper 2 
  • Stage 2: Oral Test

TNPSC CESE Recruitment 2023: Result (Soon), Cut Off, Dates

TNPSC CESE Application Form 2023

Candidates have to fill out the TNPSC CESE Application Form to participate in the examination. Before applying for any post, it is necessary to do “One Time Registration” with Aadhaar. To apply for TNPSC CESE 2023 Recruitment, candidates have to register only once by paying a registration fee of Rs 150. Candidates should have the scanned image of their photograph, their signature, and any applicable certificates which have to be uploaded at the time of filling out the application form.

  • Open the official website of TNPSC.
  • Click on the application form link.
  • Enter your details correctly to complete the application form.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Make a payment of the application fee.
  • Submit the application form and take a printout for further use. 

TNPSC CESE Application Fee

Candidates who are registering for the TNPSC CESE exam for the first time must pay both the registration fee and the exam fee. The table below shows the application fee for each category.



One-Time Registration Fee

Rs. 150

Exam Fee

Rs. 200

Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled
Caste (Arunthathiyars)/Scheduled Tribes/Persons with Benchmark Disability/Destitute Widow

No Exam Fee 

Most Backward Classes / Denotified
Communities/ Backward Classes (Other than Muslim)
/ Backward Classes (Muslim)

3 Free Chances 


2 Free Chances

TNPSC CESE Eligibility Criteria 2023

Any candidate who wishes to be considered for the TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam must make sure that their age and educational qualification are appropriate for the position. They should meet all the conditions prescribed in the TNPSC CESE eligibility criteria. Check out the overview of the eligibility criteria below.

  • TNPSC CESE Educational Qualification: Candidates should be a Diploma or BE/BTech graduate in the concerned discipline to be considered for the position.
  • Candidates should be proficient in Tamil.


The table below includes the maximum age limit for different vacancies that are released under TNPSC CESE. Candidates who fall under the reserved category and are residents of Tamil Nadu are eligible for age relaxation.

Name of the Post

Maximum Age Limit

Assistant Engineer (Agricultural Engineering), Junior Electrical Inspector, Assistant Engineer (Highways Department), Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Assistant Engineer (Civil) (WRD), Assistant Engineer (Civil) (PWD), Assistant Engineer (Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department).

32 years

Assistant Engineer in Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board

32 years

Automobile Engineer, General Foreman, and Technical Assistant in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance Department

37 years

Assistant Engineer (Civil) in Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority

32 years

TNPSC CESE Exam Centre 2023

TNPSC has announced the exam centers where the Combined Engineering Subordinate Services written exam will be conducted. The table below contains a list of exam centers from which candidates can choose the center as per their convenience.

Name of the Centre Centre Code
Chennai 0101
Coimbatore 0201
Chidambaram 0303
Kancheepuram 0701
Nagarcoil 0801
Madurai 1001
Uthagamandalam 1301
Pudukkottai 1501
Ramanathapuram 1601
Salem 1701
Karaikudi 1805
Thanjavur 1901
Tiruchirapali 2501
Tirunelveli 2601
Vellore 2701

TNPSC CESE Exam Pattern 2023

There will be two papers in the TNPSC CESE exam namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. The TNPSC CESE Paper 1 will have 300 questions and 450 marks. Every question will be objective in nature. Paper 2 will be the general studies and mental ability test, and Paper 1 will be the subject paper in accordance with educational qualifications. See the TNPSC CESE Exam Pattern below.


Total Questions

Maximum marks


Paper 1



3 hours

Paper 2 (Objective Type) (Part-A)



3 hours

Paper 2 (Part-B) (General Studies)



TNPSC CESE Syllabus 2023

To prepare for the exam in a good manner, candidates must be acquainted with the TNPSC CESE syllabus. The syllabus for Paper 1 is based on the qualification of the candidates that is educational backgrounds. The syllabus for Paper 2 will, on the other hand, be based on the SSLC level whose details are mentioned below.



Aptitude & Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard)

– Compound Interest and Simple Interest

– HCF and LCM

– Mensuration

– Ratio and Proportion

– Simplification

– Conversion of information to data

– Alphanumeric Reasoning

– Number Series

– Percentage


The concerned authorities of the Commission has released TNPSC CESE admit card 2023 for the eligible candidates. Candidates can access their hall tickets online by using their login credentials. Without admit card, no candidate can take part in the TNPSC CESE exam. It shall incorporate various details like candidate’s name, roll number, date of birth, category, exam date, exam venue, etc. 

How to download the TNPSC  CESE 2023 Hall Ticket?

Candidates should be aware of the steps to download the admit card. They can access the admit card of TNPSC CESE by following the procedure explained below:  

  • Visit the official website of TNPSC.
  • Click on the login tab.
  • Enter your login credentials.
  • Click on ‘Generate Admit Card’.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take a printout of it.


The salary for the TNPSC CESE varies depending on the position for which the candidate is applying. We have provided the TNPSC Combined Engineering Subordinate Services Examination salary details for all positions in the table given below.

Name of the Post

Salary Scale

Automobile Engineer

Rs.56100 – 205700, in Level 22

Assistant Engineer

Rs. 37,700 – Rs. 1,38,500, Level 20

Junior Electrical Inspector

Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Automobile Engineer

Assistant Director of Industrial Safety and Health

Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Assistant Engineer

Technical Assistant

General Foreman

Assistant Engineer

Assistant Engineer

TNPSC CESE Contact Details

Candidates can connect with the TNPSC authorities during working hours to resolve any query. Given below are the contact details for the TNPSC. 

  • Address: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, TNPSC Road, V.O.C.Nagar, Park Town, Chennai-600003, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
  • Email-Id:
  • Helpline Number: 1800 425 1002

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