TNPSC Draughtsman, Grade-III Notification 2018

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TNPSC Draughtsman, Grade-III Notification 2018

Posting Name 

  • DRAUGHTSMAN, GRADE-III in the Town and Country Planning Department

Important Date to Note

Starting date for Apply Online


Last date for Apply Online


Last date for Payment (SBI or Indian Bank)


Date of Examination

Paper – I (Subject Paper)

(Diploma Standard)

03.02.2019 FN

(10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M)

Paper – II (General Studies) (Diploma Standard)

03.02.2019 AN

(02.30 P.M. to 04.30 P.M)

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Official Notification

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Age Limit

  • SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all castes : 35 years (should not have completed)
  • ‘Others’ [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] : 30 years (should not have completed)

Age Concession:

Scs, SC (A)s, STS, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs‘Others’ i.e. Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC (A)s, STs, MBCs/DCS, BCs, BCMs
Differently Abled personsEx-ServicemenDifferently Abled PersonsEx-Servicemen
45 years53 years40 years48 years

Selection Process

  • Written exam
  • Personal Interview
  • Document Verification

Scale Of Pay

  • 35,400-1,12,400/- (Level – 11)

Vacancy Details


(GT) (G)8
(GT) (W)3
(GT) (W) (Deaf)1
(GT) (PSTM)1
BC (OBCM) (G)7
(BC) (OBCM) (W)3
(BC) (OBCM) (W) (PSTM)1
(BC) (OBCM) (Ex-Ser)1
BCM (G)1
BCM (W)1
MBC, DC (G)5
MBC / DC(G) (LD)1
MBC, DC (W)2
(MBC, DC (Ex-ser)1
SC (G)4
SC (W)1
SC (W) (PSTM)1
SC (Ex-Ser)1
SC (A)1
SC (A) (PSTM)1

Application Fees

Registration Fee

  • Rs. 150/-

Examination Fee

  • Rs.150/

Apply Mode

  • Online through Net banking / Credit card / Debit card or it can be paid offline at SBI / Indian Bank within 2 days from the date of submission of online application

Exam Pattern



PaperSubjectStandardMax. MarkMin.Qualifying Marks for  selection
SCs, SC(A)s, STs,
MBCs/ DCs, BCs and BCMs
1ITown & Country PlanningDiploma Standard300 (3 Hours)171228
Architectural Assistantship
Civil Engineering
2IIGeneral Studies (75 Questions)200 (2 Hours)
3Aptitude & Mental Ability (25 questions)
Interview & Records70

Educational Qualification


(i) Must possess a Post Diploma in Town and Country Planning awarded by the Government of Tamil Nadu
(ii) Must possess a Diploma in Civil Engineering awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training
Experience in Civil Engineering Field for a period of not less than 3 years
(iii) Must Possess a Diploma in Architectural Assistant ship awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training
(iv) Any other Qualification Equivalent to the qualifications mentioned in (ii) and (iii) above


Exam Syllabus

Paper I

History of Human Settlements

  • Early human settlements,
  • Town building during Indus valley civilization – Town building practices during ancient Greek and Roman period – Town building practices during Medieval
  • Renaissance periods – Effect of Industrial Revolution on the planning of cities – Planning
    concepts of E.Howard, Patric Geddes, C.A.Perry.

Planning Principles

  • Principles of Town Planning
  • Greenbelt
  • Housing,
  • Public Buildings

Statistics and Computer Orientation

  • Central Tendency computation
  • Sampling and Diagram

Socio-Economic Aspects of Planning

  • Basic concept & Scope of Study
  • Urbanization & Ecological theories
  • Social Issues in urban
  • area – Housing Redevelopment
  • Citizen participation.

Planning Practice

  • Regional Plan concepts and studies
  • Master plan concept and surveys
  • Master plan needs
  • Planning Legislation and administration.
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Traffic and Transportation.
  • Parks, Play Grounds and Open Spaces.
  • Remote Sensing

Architectural Assistantship /Architecture

  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Building Materials and Constructions.
  • History and Theory of Architecture.
  • Structural Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building Services.
  • Site Survey and Planning.
  • Specification and Estimation.
  • Town Planning
  • Computer Aided  Drafting and Visualisation.

Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics.
  • Mechanics of Structures.
  • Constructions Materials and constructions Practice.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Hydraulics
  • Surveying
  • Estimation and Costing.
  • Environmental engineering and Pollution Control.
  • Structural Engineering.

Paper II

General Studies

  • Indian History
  • Sports
  • Indian Parliament
  • Tourism
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Tourism
  • Famous Days & Dates
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Famous Books & Authors
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Biology
  • Indian Politics
  • Famous Places in India
  • Indian Economy
  • Artists
  • General Science
  • Heritage
  • Current Affairs
  • Environmental Issues
  • Rivers, Lakes, and Seas
  • Tourism


  • Central Tendency.
  • Dispersion
  • Correlation and Regression.
  • Probability
  • Probability Distributions.
  • Sampling Distributions.
  • Multivariate Normal Distribution.
  • Theory of Estimation.
  • Testing of Hypothesis.
  • Non-Parametric Tests.
  • Design of Sample Survey.
  • Design of Experiments.
  • Time Series Analysis.
  • Index Number.
  • Vital Statistics.
  • Statistical Organization in India.
  • Economic Concepts.
  • Econometrics
  • Main features of Tamil Nadu Economy.
  • Basics of Computers etc.

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