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TNPSC CDPO Notification 2019 published with exam date, Online application will release on 13 August

TNPSC CDPO notification 2019, a short version of it, has been published in newspapers by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission. The commission has notified that it will conduct direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Director and Child Development Project Officer for Tamil Nadu general service. TNPSC will conduct exam for Assistant Director, and CDPO on November 16, 2019 FN and AN, and November 17, 2019 FN.

The online application form will be released on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 and shall remain available until September 11, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to submit their candidature in online mode at the official website.

Detailed TNPSC CDPO notification 2019 will be available on the same date that application form is activated. It will contain information on educational qualification, age limit, reservation, examination scheme, fee payment, and other details pertaining to the recruitment. The details will be available at the websites of the commission that are,,

Only women candidates will be eligible for Assistant Director, as well as Child Development Project Officer posts. Other than that relevant educational qualification, age limit shall have to be satisfied.

The last time that this post was advertised was in the year 2014. In that recruitment, 117 vacancies of Child Development Project Officer were notified in scale of pay Rs 9300-34800. The age limit applicable was 18-30 years for unreserved categories, whereas there was no upper age limit for SCs, SC (A), STs, MBCs, DCs, BCs, BCMs. Required educational qualification was degree in nutrition or degree in home science, or degree with PG diploma in rural services of Gandhigram University.

In the previous CDPO recruitment in Tamil Nadu, there was an OMR based exam. There were two papers, 1 and 2. Paper 1 had two sections, first was on nutrition and dietetics or home science for 300 marks, second was on degree standard for 200 marks. Paper 2 had general studies degree standard with 100 questions, in which there were 75 questions on general studies, and 25 on aptitude and mental ability. Paper 2 was of 200 marks. Then there was an interview of 70 marks. Unreserved candidates needed to score 28 out of 570 to qualify. Whereas reserved category candidates needed 171 in order to qualify.

As per the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, CDPOs are responsible to implement and administer ICDS programmes. They do so at a project level and also act as the common link between ICDS functionaries and government administration. CDPO must therefore be good at planning, management, administration. She should also be adept at organizing things, implementing, and be a good educator and communicator. Most importantly, she must be a good coordinator.

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