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TNPSC 429 AHO & AAO Recruitment Notice Released: Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission invited Online Applications only through online mode up to 04.03.2021 for Direct Recruitment to the posts of Assistant Agricultural Officer in Tamil Nadu Agricultural Extension Subordinate Service and Assistant Horticultural Officer in Tamil Nadu Horticultural Subordinate Services. The Job aspirants waiting Agriculture related Govt Vacancies has finally received a good news as TNPSC vide notification number 02/2021 has given a wonderful opportunity. Thus, if you are an interested job aspirants and intend to appear for the selection test, then read out the detailed information to submit the application.

Tamil Nadu PSC 429 AHO & AAO Recruitment Overview

OrganisationTamil Nadu PSC
Start Date of Application5th February 2021
Last Date of Application4th March 2021
Application ModeOnline
Job TypeState Govt Jobs

Tamil Nadu Assistant Agricultural Officer & Assistant Horticultural Officer is announced and application submission is active until 3rd March 2021. TNPSC was all set to conduct the Selection Tests following the expiry of application submission. Thus, the willing candidates who want to apply for the post of AAO/AHO can apply online on or before the deadline. Applicants can check the details of the vacancies, eligibility & other details through the section below.

Vacancies Distribution of AAO/AHO

Name of the PostNo. of vacanciesScale of Pay
Assistant Agricultural Officer122Rs.20600/- to 65500/- (Level-10)
Assistant Horticultural Officer307Rs.20600/- to 65500/- (Level-10)

TNPSC AAO & AHO Eligibility Criteria Details

Here the applicants can check the eligibility to submit the application to comply with the required conditions as per official notification.

Educational Qualification as on 05/02/2021

Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification on the date of this notification.

For the Post of Assistant Agricultural Officer

  1. Must have passed Higher Secondary (plus two)Examination.
  2. Must possess two years Diploma in Agriculture from the Institutions recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu or affiliated with the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University; or Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul District; or any other institutions under the control of the Commissioner ofAgriculture.

Note: 1. Candidate who have not possessed the two year Diploma in Agriculture are not eligible for the post of Assistant Agricultural Officer even though they possess Higher Qualification.

2. Diploma in Agricultural Technology (3 Years Course) is not the prescribed Educational qualification as per the special rule for the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Extension Subordinate Service.

For the Post of Assistant Horticulture Officer-

  1. A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination and A pass in the two years Diploma course in Horticulture in the Institutions approved by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University or Director of Horticulture and Plantation Crops or Gandhigram Rural University.

Note:- 1. Degree Holders in Horticulture are not eligible for the post of Assistant Horticultural Officer

2. Two Years Diploma in Agriculture and One Year Post Diploma in Commercial Horticulture are not eligible for this post)

Age Limit as on 01.07.2021 (For AAO & AHO Posts)

Category of ApplicantsMinimum Age Maximum Age
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs(OBCMs), BCMs and DWs of all Castes18 yearsNo Maximum Age limit
For Others18 years30 Years (Should not have completed)

The Age Concession Rules are Applicable as per Tamil Nadu Govt Rules in force and it is available on the official notification.

TNPSC AAO / AHO Recruitment 2021 – Selection process

Selection Process of TNPSC AAO / AHO Recruitment 2021 shall have the following stages –

  1. Written Test and
  2. Document Verification

Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Written Examination, the tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced in the Commission’s website. And only after the verification of the original certificates, the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection through counselling method.

TNPSC AAO/AHO Scheme of Examination (OMR METHOD)

SubjectNo of QsDurationMax Marks
For Assistant Agricultural Officer
Paper – I Diploma Standard200 3 hours300
Paper- II Agriculture (Code No. 212)
General Studies (HSC Standard) – 75 Questions and
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions
1002 hours200
For Assistant Horticultural Officer
Paper – I Diploma Standard2003 hours300
Paper- II Horticulture (Code No.277)
General Studies (HSC Standard) – 75 Questions and
Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (SSLC Standard) – 25 Questions
  • The question paper in Paper – I and II will be set both in Tamil and English.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks for SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs is 150 out of 500 and 200 out of 500 for others.

Steps to Apply Online for TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2021

Coming to Application Process, the aspirants shall have to apply online for the TNPSC Vacancies. The application link is active from 5th Feb 2021, thus apply online and if needed go through the steps to make the process smoother.

  1. Initially, visit the official portal at
  2. Now, go to the latest notification section.
  3. Locate the Notification & click on the ” Download: Link to view the Notice PDF.
  4. Go through it to ensure the eligibility.
  5. After this, tap on ” Apply Now” Link .
  6. Enter the Login ID & Password to get access. ( if not registered, then complete the OTR at the beginning).
  7. Now, upload the details, remit the applicable fees.
  8. Finally, recheck the details & submit the application form
  9. Candidates should retain the hard copy of TNPSC AAO Application Form for record.

Tamil Nadu PSC AAO & AHO Recruitment 2021 – Important Dates

Notification Release DateFebruary 05, 2021
Online Registration Start DateFebruary 05, 2021
Last Date of RegistrationMarch 04, 2021
Last Date of Fee PaymentMarch 06, 2021
Date of Exam Paper – I (Subject Paper)17th April 2021 (10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)
Date of Exam Paper-II (General Studies)17th April 2021 (03.00 P.M to 05.00 P.M)

TNPSC AAO Recruitment 2021 – Important Links

Official NotificationDownload
Apply OnlineClick Here
Exam Date / Admit CardClick Here
TNPSC WebsiteClick Here

We hope the information here has been useful for the aspirants seeking Govt Jobs in Tamil Nadu. Hence stay tuned to for regular sarkari naukri updates.