TNPSC Accounts Officer Recruitment Notification

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TNPSC Accounts Officer Recruitment Notification

Posting Name 

  • Accounts Officer

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online28.01.2019
Last date for Apply Online27.02.2019
Last date for Payment (SBI or Indian Bank) or Post Office.08.02.2019

Date of Written Examination

Paper – I05.05.2019 (10.00 AM to 01.00 PM)
Paper – II05.05.2019 (02.30 PM to 04.30 PM)
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Age Limit

  • Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars) [SC(A)] – No maximum age limit

Age Relaxations

  • SC/ST: 5 Yrs
  • OBC: 3 Yrs
  • Persons with Disabilities: 10 Yrs
  • SC/ST PWD: 15 Yrs
  • OBC PWD: 13 Yrs

Selection Process

  • Written exam
  • Personal Interview
  • Document Verification

Scale Of Pay

  • Accounts Officer: Rs. 56900-180500 (Level 23)

Vacancy Details

  • Accounts Officer – 04 (SC)

Application Fees

  • Registration Fee – Rs.150/- (One Time Registration Fee)
  • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyars) & Scheduled Tribes – No Fee (Full Exemption)

Apply Mode

  • Online/Offline

Exam Pattern


DurationMaximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Selection for Applicants belonging to SCs,SC(A)s

I. Paper – I (Objective type)
Subject paper – Cost Accountancy (Post Graduate Degree standard) (200 questions)

3 Hours



II. Paper -II

General Studies
(100 questions)

General Studies (Degree standard) – 75 questions and Aptitude and Mental ability test (S.S.L.C standard) –25 questions

2 Hours


III. Interview and Records





Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed the Final Examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants / Cost Accountants

Exam Syllabus

Cost And Management Accountancy

Paper-I (Post Graduate Degree Standard)

Unit – I: Accounting

  • Accounting Standards – GAAP – AS – applicability, interpretation, scope and compliance-IFRS- Ind AS
  • Company Accounts – Presentation of Financial Statements as per Schedule III of Companies Act 2013 – Statement of Profit or Loss, Balance Sheet Cash flow statement
  • Accounting of Banking, Electricity and Insurance Companies
  • Accounting for Cooperative Societies
  • Branch and Departmental Accounts (including foreign branches)
  • Accounting for non-profit organisations and incomplete records
  • Computerised Accounting System

Unit – II: Auditing

  • Nature and scope and significance of auditing
  • Audit Engagement, Audit Programme, Audit working papers , Audit note book audit evidence and audit report
  • Internal check, internal control and internal audit- industry specific
  • Reporting requirements of under companies act – report vs certificate, contents of the report- and qualifications in the report.
  • Cost audit and Secretarial audit
  • Auditing of difference types of undertaking – education, hospitals, cooperative societies, banks, trusts, municipalities

Unit – III: Financial Management

  • Meaning-objectives -scope of financial management
  • Sources of Funds- Introduction of Financial Markets- Capital & Money Markets
  • Tools for Financial Analysis – Ratio, Funds flow analysis
  • Cost of Capital, Capital Structure and Leverages
  • Working Capital Management- Financing – Cash, Inventory, Receivables and Payables
  • Dividend Decisions
  • Risk Management – risk measurement- risk analysis- Value at Risk(VAR)- Capital Adequacy Norms in Banking Industry

Unit – IV: Taxation

  • Direct Taxation- Residential Status- Heads of Income and Computation of Total Income under various heads- assessment of income of different persons – TDS/TCS/Advance Tax- Income Computation and Disclosure standards (Basic Concepts only) – Taxation as applicable to Government undertaking and Cooperative Societies.
  • Indirect Taxation- Canons of Taxation- Customs Law – Goods and Services Tax (GST) – CGST-SGST-IGST- Cess- Registration – Supply- Time of Supply- Value of Supply- Place of Supply-Input tax credit- Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) – Payment of Taxes.

Unit – V: Commercial Law, Industrial Law & Company Law

  • Indian Contract Act
  • Sale of Goods act
  • Negotiable Instrument act
  • Indian Partnership Act
  • Limited Liability Partnership Act
  • Factories act, Payment of Gratuity Act
  • Employees Provident Fund Act 1952
  • Employees State Insurance Act 1948
  • Payment of Bonus Act 1965, Minimum Wages Act 1948,
  • Companies act 2013-Promotion – Formation and related procedures – Types –Winding up

Unit – VI: Management Accounting

  • introduction to Management Accounting – Relationship between Management accounting and cost accounting- Decision Making tools
  • Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements
  • Learning Curve – concepts and its application

Unit – VII:

  • Cost Management – Life Cycle costing- Target Costing- Kaizen Costing- Value analysis and Engineering- Throughput Costing-Business Process Re-engineering- Back flush costing- Activity Based Costing (ABC).

Unit – VIII: Decision Making Techniques

  • Marginal Costing – CVP analysis – Profit Volume Graph- Decision involving alternative choices – Make or Buy; Evaluation of Orders; Multiple scarce: Product sales:
  • Pricing Decisions – New Product pricing- use of costs in pricing – sensitivity analysis – monopoly pricing- competitive pricing- Transfer pricing – Costing of Service Sectors
  • Variance Analysis and Reporting- Material, Labour, Overheads, Turnover and Profit.

Unit – IX: Performance Evaluation & Improvement Tools

  • Balanced Score Card
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Du-Pont Analysis
  • Bench Marking
  • Six sixma, Statistical Quality Control
  • Plan-Do-Check Action
  • Management Information
  • Total Productivity Management (TPM) and Total Quality Management (TQM) i) SWOT analysis

Unit – X: Business Valuation

  • Meaning of Value, Valuation and Business Valuation
  • Valuation Methods – Non Discounted cash flow method- Discounted Cash Flow Method- Net Present Value Method (NPV)-Profitability Index Method(PI) – Internal Rate of Return Method(IRR)
  • Valuation of Inventory
  • Valuation of Investments
  • Valuation of Intangiables
  • Valuation of Human Resources


General Studies (Degree Standard/Objective Type)

Unit-I: General Science

  • Physics Universe-General Scientific laws-Scientific instruments-Inventions and discoveries- National scientific laboratories-Science glossary-Mechanics and properties of matter-Physical quantities, standards and units-Force, motion and energy-Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics and Communication -Heat, light and sound-Atomic and nuclear physics-Solid State Physics – Spectroscopy- Geophysics – Astronomy and space science.
  • Chemistry Elements and Compounds-Acids, bases and salts-Oxidation and reduction- Chemistry of ores and metals-Carbon, nitrogen and their compounds-Fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides-Biochemistry and biotechnology-Electrochemistry-Polymers and plastics.
  • Botany Main Concepts of life science-The cell-basic unit of life-Classification of living organism-Nutrition and dietetics-Respiration-Excretion of metabolic waste Bio communication.
  • Zoology Blood and blood circulation-Endocrine system-Reproductive system-Genetics the science of heredity-Environment, ecology, health and hygiene, Bio- diversity and its conservation-Human diseases-Communicable diseases and non- communicable diseases prevention and remedies- Alcoholism and drug abuse-Animals, plants and human life

Unit- II: Current Events

  • History Latest diary of events – National–National symbols-Profile of States-Defence, national security and terrorism-World organizations-pacts and summits-Eminent persons & places in news-Sports & games-Books & authors -Awards & honours-Cultural panorama- Latest historical events – India and its neighbours – Latest terminology- Appointments-who is who?
  • Political Science India’s foreign policy 2. Latest court verdicts – public opinion 3. Problems in conduct of public elections 4. Political parties and political system in India 5. Public awareness & General administration 6. Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt., 7. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility
  • Geography Geographical landmarks-Policy on environment and ecology.
  • Economics Current socio-economic problems-New economic policy & govt. sector
  • Science Latest inventions on science & technology-Latest discoveries in Health Science- Mass media & communication.

Unit-III : Geography

  • Earth and Universe – Solar system-Atmosphere hydrosphere, lithosphere – Monsoon, rainfall, weather and climate – Water resources – rivers in India-Soil, minerals & natural resources – Natural vegetation – Forest & wildlife-Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries –Transport including Surface transport & communication – Social geography – population -density and distribution-Natural calamities – disaster management-Climate change – impact and consequences – mitigation measures – Pollution Control.

Unit-IV: History And Culture Of India

  • Pre-historic events -Indus valley civilization-Vedic, Aryan and Sangam age-Maurya dynasty- Buddhism and Jainism-Guptas, Delhi Sultans, Mughals and Marathas-Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis-South Indian history – Culture and Heritage of Tamil people-Advent of European invasion-Expansion and consolidation of British rule – Effect of British rule on socioeconomic factors-Social reforms and religious movements – India since independence- Characteristics of Indian culture-Unity in diversity – race, colour, language, custom-India-as secular state-Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music-Growth of rationalist, Dravidian movement in TN-Political parties and populist schemes- Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts, Science, literature and Philosophy – Mother Teresa, Swami Vivekananda, Pandit Ravishankar , M.S.Subbulakshmi, Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc.

Unit-V: Indian Polity

  • Constitution of India – Preamble to the constitution- Salient features of constitution- Union, State and territory- Citizenship-rights amend duties- Fundamental rights- Fundamental duties- Human rights charter- Union legislature – Parliament- State executive- State Legislature – assembly- Status of Jammu & Kashmir- Local government – panchayat raj – Tamil Nadu- Judiciary in India – Rule of law/Due process of law- Indian federalism – center – state relations -. Emergency provisions – Civil services in India – Administrative challenges in a welfare state – Complexities of district administration – Elections – Election Commission Union and State. Official language and Schedule-VIII- Amendments to constitution- Schedules to constitution-. Administrative reforms & tribunals- Corruption in public life- Anticorruption measures – Central Vigilance Commission, lok-adalats, Ombudsman, – Comptroller and Auditor General of India- Right to information – Central and State Commission- Empowerment of women- Voluntary organizations and public grievances Redressal- Consumer protection forms

Unit- VI: Indian Economy

  • Nature of Indian economy-Need for economic planning-Five-year plan models-an assessment-Land reforms & agriculture-Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth-Capital formation and investment-Role of public sector & disinvestment Development of infrastructure- National income- Public finance & fiscal policy- Price policy & public distribution- Banking, money & monetary policy- Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)- WTO-globalization & privatization- Rural welfare oriented programmes- Social sector problems – population, education, health, employment, poverty-HRD – sustainable economic growth- Economic trends in Tamil Nadu -Energy Different sources and development- Finance Commission -Planning Commission- National Development Council

Unit-VII: Indian National Movement

  • National renaissance-Early uprising against British rule-1857 Revolt- Indian National Congress-Emergence of national leaders-Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Nethaji -Growth of militant movements -Different modes of agitations-Era of different Acts & Pacts-World war & final phase struggle-Communalism led to partition-Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle – Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar & Others-Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence.

Unit-VIII: Aptitude And Mental Ability Tests

  • Conversion of information to data-Collection, compilation and presentation of data – Tables, graphs, diagrams-Parametric representation of data-Analytical interpretation of data – Simplification-Percentage-Highest Common Factor (HCF)-Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)- Ratio and Proportion-Simple interest-Compound interest-Area-Volume-Time and Work- Behavioural ability -Basic terms, Communications in information technology-Application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)- Decision making and problem solving- Logical Reasoning-Puzzles-Dice-Visual Reasoning-Alpha numeric Reasoning-Number Series-Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences.


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