The Commission had started the recruitment process in July 2017 for SC/SC(A) and ST backlog vacancies. The written exam comprised of two papers. Interview will also form an important part of the selection process. The total mark will be 570 out of which only 70 marks will be for interview. The question paper was bilingual: English and Tamil, except English language paper. Examination was held at Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.
'Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the Applicants at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments. Applicant's appearance in the Written Examination and Oral Test is compulsory. An Applicant who has not appeared for the Written Examination or the Oral Test will not be considered for selection, even if he/she secures qualifying marks for selection,' reads the official notification.