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Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto 20.10.2023 for direct recruitment to the post of Junior Analyst in the Drugs Testing Laboratory included in the Tamil Nadu Medical Subordinate Service.

Job Information

Post Junior Analyst in the Drugs Testing Laboratory
Name of the Service Tamil Nadu Medical Subordinate Service (Code No : 049)
No. of vacancies 7 [6+1 (C/F) ST(G)]
Scale of pay Rs.36,400- 1,15,700/- (Level-16)
Age Limit (as on 01.07.2023) Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Age:

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of All Categories: No maximum Age limit

‘OTHERS’ [i.e. candidates not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs] : Should not have completed 32 years

Educational Qualification (as on 21.09.2023) Applicants should possess the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:

• Must be a graduate in Pharmacy or Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Chemistry and should possess not less than two years experience in the analysis of drugs.

• Provided that the requirement of experience may be reduced to one year in the case of Pharmacy graduates and post graduates in Chemistry with analytical Chemistry as a specifical subject.


i. The educational qualification prescribed for this post shall have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the following order of studies viz., 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelors degree + Post Graduate degree as required under Section 25 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016. (Results of the Examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification)

ii. The qualifications considered equivalent are indicated in Annexure-I to this notification.

iii. Candidates claiming Equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should submit evidence for Equivalence of qualification in the form of Government Order issued on or before the date of this Notification, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. The Government Orders issued declaring Equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this Notification will not be accepted. (Refer also to the Disclaimer annexed to this Notification) [For further details regarding Equivalence of Qualification refer para 9 of the “Instructions to Applicants”]

iv. With respect to the applicants should upload or submit experience certificate as provided in Annexure-II to this notification.

Equivalent Qualification : M.Sc., (Chemistry 5 years Integrated Course) offered by Annamalai University is considered eligible wherever B.Sc, Chemistry is prescribed

Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil

Certificate of Physical Fitness Applicants selected for appointment to the said post will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below. The model format is enclosed with Annexure-V of the notification. The said Certificate should be submitted by the selected candidate to the Appointing Authority at the time of joining to the said post.
Fees Registration Fee : For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O. (Ms) No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department, dated 01.03.2017) : Rs.150/-

Note : Applicants who have already registered in OneTime Online Registration System and within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.

Examination Fee : Rs.100/-

Note  : The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below at 6(B) of the Notification

Note : (i) Linking Aadhaar number with One Time Registration (OTR) is mandatory for applicants.[For further details refer para 2B of ‘Instructions to Applicants’] (ii) One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After completion of five years, the applicant must renew the One Time Registration by paying the fee prescribed. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear.[Refer para 2Cof ‘Instructions to Applicants’]

Examination Fee Concessions

(i) Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) Full Exemption

(ii) Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption

(iii) Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities Three Free Chances

(iv) Backward Classes (other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim) Three Free Chances

(v) Ex-Servicemen Two Free Chances

(vi) Destitute Widow Full Exemption

(vii) Persons with Benchmark Disability Full Exemption

(i) The total number of free chances availed, will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.
(ii) The number of free chances availed by the applicant will be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.
(iii) In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s) his candidature shall be rejected after due process and he shall be debarred for a period of one year from appearing for examinations and selections conducted by the Commission.
(iv) Applicants are directed to carefully choose the options ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ regarding availing the fee concession.
(v) Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the <Application History> of the applicant dashboard.
(vi) An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.
(vii) Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted / applicants who do not wish to avail of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.
(viii) Failure to pay the prescribed fee in time along with the online application, will result in the rejection of application after due process. (For further details regarding examination fee concessions refer to Para 6 of ‘Instructions to Applicants’)

Mode of Payment of Examination Fee :
• CBT Examination fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred only), is payable by online mode through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the last date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.
• Applicants have to pay the service charges also as applicable.
• Applicants can avail exemption from paying examination fee as per eligibility criteria.
• Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft / Postal Order etc. will not be accepted and the applications of candidates with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected after due process. (For further details regarding the Examination fee, refer para. 2(J)of “Instructions to Applicants”).

Selection Procedure
The Selection will be made in single stage, based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the written examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.A tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced in the Commission’s website. After verification of the original certificates the eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection.
The applicant who has not appeared for any of the subjects in the CBT examination will not be considered for selection, even if he/she secures the minimum qualifying marks for selection.(For further details refer to para 18(C) of the ‘Instructions to Applicants’).
Note : 1. First, the selection will be made for the backlog vacancies / carried forward vacancies (Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Condition of Service) Act 2016)
2. Secondly, the selection will be made for the regular vacancies following the Rule of Reservation of Appointments.

General Information
(A) The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable to this recruitment. As per Sections 26and27(c) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016, reservation of appointment to “Destitute Widows” and “Ex-servicemen” will not apply to this recruitment.
(B) Persons Studied in Tamil Medium
(i) As per Section 2(d) of the Tamil Nadu Appointment on preferential basis in the services under the State of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium Act, 2010, as amended by Act 35 of 2020, Person studied in Tamil medium means a person who has studied through Tamil medium of instruction upto the educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment in the rules or regulations or orders applicable to any appointment in the services under the State.
(ii) Candidates claiming to be Persons studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) must upload / produce evidence for the same in the form of SSLC, HSC, Transfer Certificate, Provisional Certificate, Convocation Certificate, Degree Certificate, PG Degree Certificate, Mark Sheets, Certificate from the Board or University or from the Institution, as the case may be, with a recording that he/she had studied the entire duration of the respective course(s) through Tamil Medium of instruction.
(iii) Candidates must upload / produce documents as evidence of having studied in the Tamil Medium, all educational qualification upto the educational qualification prescribed. Example: If the prescribed educational qualification is Post Graduate Degree, then the candidate should have studied from the First Standard to SSLC, Higher Secondary Course, Degree and Post Graduate Degree through Tamil Medium of instruction.(Refer para 14 (R) of Instructions to Applicants).
(iv) If no such document as evidence for ‘PSTM’ is available, a certificate from the Principal/Head Master / District Educational Officer / Chief Educational Officer / District Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer/ Controller of Examinations / Head / Director of Educational Institution / Director / Joint Director of Technical Education / Registrar of Universities, as the case may be, in the prescribed format must be uploaded at time of submission of online application for each and every educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed.
(v) Failure to upload / produce such documents at time of submission of online application as evidence for ‘Persons Studied in Tamil Medium’ for all educational qualification up to the educational qualification prescribed, shall result in the rejection of candidature after due process.
(vi) Documents uploaded at time of submission of online application as proof of having studied in Tamil medium, for the partial duration of any course / private appearance at any examination, shall not be accepted and shall result in the rejection of candidature after due process. (For further details refer to para. 14 (R) of 2 (w) of the “Instructions to Applicants”)
(C) The selection for appointment to the post is purely provisional subject to the final orders in the Writ Petitions, if any, pending on the files of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
(D) This post is included under the list of post of Group-A & B category which are identified as suitable for 4% reservation to Differently Abled Persons vide G.O.(Ms).No.20, Welfare of Differently Abled (DAP 3.2) Department, dated 20.06.2018. The suitable Differently Abled Persons categories detailed below: LV, HH, LD, LC, DF, AC, ASD, SLD. However, the turns allotted for differently abled persons have not arisen among the turns to be utilized for this recruitment. [LV-Low Vision, HH-Hard of Hearing, LD-Loco-Motor Disability, LC-Leprosy Cured, DF- Dwarfism, AC-Acid Attack Victims, ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder, SLD – Specific Learning Disability]
(E) If no qualified and suitable women applicants are available for selection against the vacancies reserved for them, those vacancies will be filled by male applicants belonging to the respective communal categories.[Section 26(5) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016].
(F) Wherever vacancies are reserved for Arunthathiyars on preferential basis, even after filling the vacancies reserved for SC (Arunthathiyars) on preferential basis, if more number of qualified Arunthathiyars are available, they shall be entitled to compete with the Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars in the inter-se- merit among them and if any posts reserved for Arunthathiyars remain unfilled for want of adequate number of qualified applicants, it shall be filled by Scheduled Castes other than Arunthathiyars. [Section 27 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016].
(G) Evidence for all the claims made in the online application should be uploaded / submitted in time when documents are called for. Any subsequent claim made after submission of online application will not be entertained. Failure to upload/ submit the documents within the stipulated time limit will entail rejection of application after due process.
(H) Suppression of following material information in the online application regarding (i) free chances availed (ii) Employment in the Service of the Indian Union or a State in India or in the employment of Local Bodies or University or Quasi Government Organization or Public Sector units constituted under the authority of the Government of India or of a State in India in regular service or temporary service
(iii) Wilful suppression of criminal cases / disciplinary action pending / punishments if any, against the applicant (iv) violation of undertaking given by the applicant in the online application etc., may invite suitable penal action including debarment for a specific period as decided by the Commission for various recruitments/ selections conducted by the Commission, besides rejection of application after due process.
(I) Correct and true information regarding arrest, convictions, criminal or any disciplinary proceedings initiated / pending or finalised, debarment / disqualification by any recruiting agency, if any, should also be furnished to the Commission at the time of application. The details thereof, i.e. originals of the judgement / order / G.O. dropping further action in the departmental proceedings or any document that may prove the suitability of such applicants for appointment in such cases must be produced at the stage / time of certificate verification without fail. All such events that occur after the submission of application and till the date of his / her selection and appointment shall be reported to the Commission forthwith. Failure to report on the part of the applicant will be considered as suppression of material information and will attract suitable penal action.
(J) Incomplete applications and applications containing wrong claims or incorrect particulars relating to category of reservation / eligibility / age /gender / communal category / educational qualification / medium of instruction / physical qualification / other basic qualifications and other basic eligibility criteria will be summarily rejected after due process.
(K) One Time Registration is not an application for any post / recruitment. Though the details/particulars have already been furnished by the applicants under One Time Registration system, the claims made in the online application for this recruitment alone will be taken into consideration. The Commission will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application for this recruitment.

Other Important Instructions
(a) Applicants should ensure their eligibility for the examination. Before applying for / appearing for the examination, the applicants should ensure their eligibility for such examination and that they fulfil all the conditions in regard to age, educational qualifications, number of chances for fee concession, etc., as prescribed by the Commission’s notification. Their admission to all stages of the examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the eligibility conditions. Mere admission to the written examination / certificate verification / oral test / counselling or inclusion of name in the selection list will not confer on the candidates any right to appointment. The candidature is therefore, provisional at all stages and the Commission reserves the right to reject candidature at any stage, after due process even after selection has been made, if a wrong claim or violation of rules or instructions is confirmed.
(b) The memorandum of admission (hall ticket) for eligible applicants will be made available in the Commission’s website downloading by applicants. The memorandum of admission will not be sent by post. The applicants must comply with each and every instruction given in the memorandum of admission. [Refer in Note (g) under Para 2(V) of “Instructions to applicants”]
(c) ONLINE CORRESPONDENCE :Applicants requiring clarification, can contact the office of the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission in person or over the Toll-Free No.1800 419 0958 on all working days between 10.00 A.M and 5.45 P.M. Queries relating to One Time Registration/ online application may be sent to queries maybe sent to[Refer in Note (h),(i),(j) under Para 2(V) of “Instructions to applicants”]
(d) COMMUNICATION TO APPLICANTS: Individual communication regarding the date and time of Certificate Verification, Oral Test and Counselling (as applicable) will not be sent to the applicants by post. The details will be made available on the Commission’s website. Applicants will be informed of the above fact only through SMS and e-mail and they should watch the Commission’s website in this regard. Commission is not responsible for non-delivery of SMS/e-mail due to any reasons.
(e) During the process of recruitmentfrom Notification till completion of selection process, No information / clarification on the selection particulars / details will be furnished to any particulars / representation including petitions received under Right to Information Act, CM Cell Petitions, GRC would be furnished.
(i) Except the permitted writing material (Black ball point pen), applicants are not allowed to bring cellular phones, electronic or any other type of calculators, watches and rings with inbuilt memory notes, recording devices either as a separate piece or part of something used by the applicant such as watch or ring etc., or any other electronic devices and non-electronic devices such as P&G design data book, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules books, notes, loose sheets, rough sheets, hand bags etc., into the examination hall / room.
(ii) If they are found to be in possession of any such things or instruments, they will not be allowed to write the examination further, besides invalidation of answer paper and / or debarment. If it is considered necessary, they will be subjected to thorough physical search including frisking on the spot.
(iii) Applicants are advised, in their own interest, not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping of the same cannot be assured. (For further details refer Para 17-E to “Instructions to Applicants”).
(g) Applicants applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification at any time before or after the CBT examination /certificate verification / oral test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the recruitment will be summarily rejected after due process.
(h) If any of their claims is found to be incorrect, it will lead to rejection of their candidature after due process and suitable penal action including debarment.
(i) UNFAIR MEANS STRICTLY PROHIBITED: No applicant shall copy from the papers of any other applicant or permit his / her papers to be copied or give or attempt to give or obtain or attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.
(j) CONDUCT IN THE EXAMINATION HALL: No applicant should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be viewed seriously and penalised.
(k) For violation of “Instructions to Applicants” in any manner, suitable penalty will be imposed as per Para 17-E to “Instructions to Applicants” or as deemed fit by the Commission.
(l) Tentative answer keys will be hosted in the Commission’s website within 6 working days from the date of conduct of objective type examination. Candidates can challenge the tentative answer keys of the objective type examination through the ‘Answer Key Challenge’ window available in the Commission’s website [Results →Answer Keys]. Representations, if any, challenging the tentative answer keys shall be submitted only through online mode within seven days from the date of publication of tentative answer keys. Representations received by post or e-mail will receive no attention. Detailed instructions, procedures to challenge the tentative answer keys have been made available in the Commission’s website. Representations made online / offline after the closure of the window will also receive no attention. The challenges submitted on time, through the online mode, shall be referred to a committee comprising of experts in each subject. The decision on the final answer key shall be made, based on the recommendations of the expert committee and paper evaluation shall commence thereafter. The Commission shall not publish the final answer key until the completion of the entire selection process. Requests from candidates for furnishing of their marks or answer paper copy before the completion of the entire selection process, will not be entertained by the Commission. After conclusion of the entire selection process, relevant particulars of all candidates who had applied for recruitment to the post shall be made available on the Commission’s website.[Refer Para 17(D) (iv) to (xii) of “Instructions to Applicants”]

(1) Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s websites or
(2) “One Time Registration” using Aadhaar is mandatory before applying for any post. Applicant should register only once in the One Time Registration by paying Rs.150/- as registration fee. Successfully registered One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. All the applications should be submitted using the One Time Registration ID and password registered by the applicant. (3) To apply under One Time Registration System, applicants should have a scanned image of their photograph, certificates specified, if any, and signature in CD/DVD/Pen Drive to upload the same, as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and uploading of photograph and signature.
(4) No applicant is permitted to create more than one registration ID under One Time Registration System.
(5) Applicants should enter the Unique ID and Password to view the already available information and update them. They shall not share the ID / PASSWORD with any other Person or Agency.
(6) One Time Registration is not an application for any post.It is just a collection of information from the applicants and provides a separate dashboard to each applicant to facilitate maintenance of their own profile. Applicants who wish to apply for this recruitment shall click “Apply” against the recruitment notified in the Commission’s website using the same USER ID and PASSWORD given for ONE TIME REGISTRATION.
(7) Applicants should select the name of the post for which the applicant wishes to apply.
(8) Online applications uploaded without the photograph, signature and the documents specified in the Annexure-IV will be rejected after due process.
(9) Online Application Correction Window: After the last date for submission of online application, the candidates are allowed to edit their online application during the Online Application Correction Window period as mentioned in Para 4 of the Notification (Important Date and Time). After the last date of Correction Window period, no modification is allowed in the online applications. The applications will be processed as per the details finally furnished by the candidates. It is the responsibility of the candidates and the Commission has no liability for subsequent rejection of application caused due to editing the details already submitted in online application. Request / representation addressed to the Commission for modification of claims in the online application, in any mode, will not be entertained. (10) PRINT OPTION:
a) After submitting the application, applicants can save / print their application in PDF format.
b) On entering user ID and password, applicants can download their application and print, if required.
c) Applicants need not send the printout of the online application or any other supporting documents to the Commission.
• All recruitments by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission are purely merit based.
• The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission hereby cautions the applicants against touts and agents who may cheat, by making false promises of securing jobs through unfair means.
• The Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission shall not be responsible or liable for any loss that may be caused to any applicant on account of indulging in any sort of dealings with such unscrupulous elements.
• Applicants are solely responsible for their claims in the online application. They cannot blame service providers like internet cafes/browsing centres/Common Service centres for the mistakes made while applying online for recruitment. Applicants are advised to check the filled in online application along with required documents (see Annexure IV) before finally submitting the same.
• The applicants shall mandatorily upload the certificates / documents (in support of all the claims made / details furnished in the online application) at the time of submission of online application itself. It shall be ensured by the applicants that the online application shall not be submitted without uploading the required certificates.
• Applicants are directed to read all the information / instructions / guidelines given in this notification and the Commission’s “Instructions to applicants” before applying for this recruitment. Clarification if any required, may be obtained over phone and email well ahead of the last date for submission of online application. Candidates should follow the instructions given in the online application also.

Online application can be edited/ submitted upto 20.10.2023 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled.

Online application correction window period is from 25.10.2023-12.01 AM to 27.10.2023-11.59 PM.

The applicants are permitted to upload / re-upload the documents upto 22.11.2023 till 11.59 P.M. after which the link will be disabled.


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