Tamil Nadu GDS Recruitment 2020 (Completed) TN Gramin Dak Sevak Online Application Form 2020- Apply Here

Tamil Nadu Post GDS Recruitment 2020 TN Gramin Dak Sevak Online Application Form 2020: Cycle III official notification 2020 has been released on 1st September 2020. TN GDS Post Application forms are currently available. Candidates interested in procuring a job under the Department of Post can fill the application form before the due date i.e. 30th September 2020. Department of Post, GOI has released the advertisement for recruitment of 3162 Gramin Dak Sevak (GDS) posts in Tamil Nadu postal Circle. Eligible candidates from Tamil Nadu circle should not miss the opportunity to get this job. Registration and Application form can be filled through the official portal. 

Tamil Nadu Post GDS Recruitment 2020

Recruitment TN GDS Recruitment
Article category TN post GDS Application form
Department Department of Post, Ministry of Communication, GoI 
Postal Circle Tamil Nadu Postal Circle
Post Gramin Dak Sevak
Total vacancy 3162
Notification/ Advertisement No. STC/12-GDSONLINE/2020
Cycle III/2020-2021
Release of Advt./notification 1st September 2020
Application status Closed
Basis of selection Merit
Official website https://www.indiapost.gov.in
India Post GDS portal http://www.appost.in
Tamil Nadu GDS Recruitment

GDS Job Profile

The job profile of a Gramin Das Sewak (GDS) includes various functions such as delivery of mails, conveyance, sale of stamps and stationery, and all the other duties and responsibilities assigned by the superior. Apart from this, GDS also perform activities like business procurement, marketing, and assisting Post Master/ Sub Post Master or any other authority in managing the smooth and effective flow of activities in the departmental  Post Offices.


The minimum Time-Related Continuity Allowance(TRCA) or simply salary payable to a GDS according to the Directorate Order is given below-  

  • Minimum TRCA for 4 Hours/Level 1 in TRCA Slab- Rs.10000/- (Rs.10000- Rs.24470/-)
  • Minimum TRCA for 5 hours/Level 2 in TRCA slab- Rs.12000/- (Rs.12000- Rs.29380/-)

Tamil Nadu Post 2020 GDS Vacancies

Community/Category No. of posts
Unreserved (UR) 1487
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 311
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 743
Schedule Caste (SC) 502
Schedule Tribe (ST) 25
Total 3162

TN Post Circle GDS 2020- Important Dates  

Activities Important Dates
Release of official notification 1st September 2020
Starting date of online registration 1st September 2020
Last date for online registration 30th September 2020
Release of TN GDS merit list/ result To be updated later

TN Gramin Dak Sevak Recruitment Eligibility

It is advised to all the candidates that they should check whether they satisfy the eligibility requirements for the post of GDS or not before filling the application forms. Only those candidates are eligible to fill the application form who fulfills all the eligibility conditions.

The eligibility criteria for GDS recruitment 2020 for Tamil Nadu Postal circle is as follows-    

Age Criteria-

  • Applicants must be of minimum 18 years and maximum 40 years of age as on 1st September 2020.

A relaxation in upper age limit is applicable to various candidates under the reserved category. The permissible relaxation in upper age limit is as follows-

Category of the candidates Age relaxation permissible
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Schedule Cast/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + SC/ST 15 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) + OBC 13 years
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) No relaxation

TN Post GDS Cycle III Application Form Educational Qualification

  • Applicants must have passing certificate of Secondary School Examination/ 10th Standard with passing marks in English and Mathematics from a recognized school Board.
  • They must have studied English and Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject in class 10th.
  • Candidates must have studied local language up to class 10th. It is compulsory for all the candidates to have knowledge of local language. For Tamil Nadu, postal circle candidates must have knowledge of Tamil.
  • They must have basic computer knowledge. 

TN post GDS recruitment other requirements

  • Applicants must have knowledge of cycling.

TN Post GDS Application Process

  1. Application can be made only through the online mode.
  2. No physical forms are available. Official website is the only medium for application.
  3. Only one registration is allowed for one candidate.
  4. Only eligible candidates should fill the application form.
  5. Candidates must be ready with softcopy of all the documents before filling application.
  6. Application forms should be filled completely.
  7. Applicants must fill genuine and accurate information. Incomplete and wrongly filled application forms are liable to be disqualified.  

How to Apply?

Those who are interested in applying for this recruitment drive can fill online application form by following the steps given below-

Online registration

The very first step is the registration. Interested candidates have to register themselves and have to obtain the unique registration number. Without registration, no candidate can fill application for this recruitment.

  1. Visit the official portal for GDS Recruitments i.e. http://www.appost.in.
  2. Click on “Register Here” option given under the “How to apply” section on the homepage of the portal.
  3. Candidates have to fill all the details asked such as personal and qualification information in the provided space.
  4. Enter the captcha code and click on submit details.
  5. After the submission of registration form, candidates will get a reference number. They are required to keep this unique registration no. safe till the recruitment process gets complete.

Payment of Application fee

After registration, candidates have to pay the application fee. For online payment of application fee, candidates have to follow the process shared below-

  1. On the homepage of http://www.appost.in, candidates have to click on “Pay Online” option.
  2. They have to enter the registration number and other details.
  3. Click on “Make Payment” option.
  4. After successful payment candidates may receive confirmation.

Filling Application form

Once candidates have made the payment of application fee, they can proceed further for filling of application form.

  1. On the homepage of http://www.appost.in, applicants have to click on “Apply Online Here” link.
  2. They have to enter the registration number and select the circle they are applying for. Click on submit.
  3. Application form will appear and they are required to fill all the details.
  4.  After submitting the details, they have to upload the scanned image of all the documents required in the prescribed format.
  5. Lastly, they have to take print out of the application form and have to keep it safe for future references.

TN Post GDS Application Fee

  • Only the male candidates of OC/OBC/EWS categories are liable to pay an application fee of Rs.100/-.
  • Female and PwD candidates are exempted from the payment of application fee.
  • Applicants can pay application fee directly through online portal (via debit/credit card/Net banking) or they can also make payment at the Head Post Office or any other identified Post Offices of the respective Postal Circle.

TN Post GDS Cycle III Application Status

After application, candidates can also check their application status online. They just have to open the online portal and have to click on the “Application Status” link.  In the Application status form, they have to enter the registration number, mobile no. and applied circle.

They have to click on Print Application and they will get the status of their application.

Tamil Nadu GDS Recruitment Documents Required

Applicants have to upload all the necessary documents in the prescribed format required at the time of online application. The complete list of all the documents to be uploaded by the applicants is as follows-

  1. SSC Marks Memo/ Class 10th Certificate
  2. Date of Birth proof certificate if DOB is not mentioned in SSC certificate.
  3. Computer certificate
  4. Caste and community certificate (if applicable)
  5.  Certificate of disability (if applicable)
  6. Photograph
  7. Signature

Applicants have to upload scanned copy of all the aforementioned documents and certificates as per the prescribed format.  

TN GDS Recruitment Selection Criteria

Selection of candidates for Tamil Nadu GDS post will be made on the basis of the merit of the applicants in 10th standard. No selection test or interview is conducted for the selection of GDS in various postal circles across India. Selection will be purely based on class 10th merit and no weightage will be given for higher educational qualification.

After the completion of application procedure, a scrutiny of applications will be done and the basis of that an automatic merit list be generated. The final selection will be made after completion of document verification of the provisionally selected candidates.

Tamil Nadu GDS Recruitment Merit List/Result

TN GDS recruitment result will be released in the form of merit list or select list. The result will include the names of the selected candidates in the order of the merit. As soon as merit list will be published it will also be updated here.

Candidates can download the merit list from the official portal. Selected candidates will be called for verification of documents for final selection.

Important Points related to Tamil Nadu GDS 2020 Recruitment

  • Authority reserves the right to modify or cancel the notification of a post without notifying a prior notice or reason.
  • Candidates must fill all the details carefully in the application form. After submission of application, no request for any kind of modification, alteration, and correction in application form will be entertained.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Candidates should not disclose and share their reference number and registered mobile number with anyone.

TN Gramin Dak Sevak Recruitment 2020- Important Links

Official NotificationDownload Here
Online Application/RegistrationClosed
TN GDS Merit List 2020Check Here

Contact Information

Help line number-  044-28592844
Email- staff.tn@indiapost.gov.in

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