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TN TRB CS 2020 Cut Off

The Cutoff is the minimum marks obtained by the candidates for qualifying the exam. Every board decided minimum passing marks which are called the Cutoff list. The figures for cut off are not fixed and usually vary each year. Though the deviation in cut off is not significant. The cutoff is set by considering various factors like the number of candidates that appeared in Exam, Total Vacancies, Paper Difficulty level, and others. The category wise cut off for the computer-based examination 2017 were as follows. Candidates can expect a similar trend in cut off marks for this year as well.






































TN TRB CS Recruitment Exam 2020

The Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) has released the official notification for the recruitment for the post of lecturers. The lecturers will be posted in various Government Polytechnic Colleges & Special Institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu. Interested candidates can apply for this recruitment from 22nd January 2020 till 12th February 2020. As much as 1060 vacancies are on offer and applicants holding Bachelor’s/Master's degree are eligible for the recruitment of both engineering/non-engineering posts. 

The selection will be done on the basis of Computer Based Examination. To appear for this examination, applicants must pay an examination fee of Rs. 600/-.The examination will be multiple-choice questions based exam and will consist of 150 such questions. The duration of this exam will be 3 hours. The application must be made online through TN TRB’s official website.

TN TRB CS 2020 Exam Dates

The TRB has started accepting the online application for the post of a lecturer from 22nd January 2020. Interested candidates can apply for this recruitment till 12th February 2020. The computer-based examination will take place tentatively in May 2020. The release date for the admit card is not yet out. Generally, the admit card is released 10-12 days before the examination date. The official dates will be updated as soon as they are announced.



Starting for online application

22nd January 2020

Deadline for online application

12th February 2020

Admit Card release

To be announced


May 2020 ( tentatively)

TN TRB CS 2020 Vacancy

The total number of vacancies which are declared by the TN TRB under this recruitment is 1060. Two posts under these openings fall under shortfall vacancies. Accordingly, the count for the current vacancy comes out to be 1058. The distribution of vacancies, both, according to subject and category are explained extensively in the tables given below.

Subject wise Vacancies:

The total number of vacancies for the Lectureship in the Computer Engineering department is 135. Out of this number of vacancies, 1 vacancy comes under shortfall vacancy in the ST category. The total number of shortfall vacancies is just 2. Hence the number of current vacancies count is 1058. The maximum number of vacancies belongs to the mechanical engineering department i.e 219 while the least number is for textile engineering.



Shortfall Vacancies in ST


Current Vacancies


1 Civil Engineering   112 112
2 Mechanical Engineering   219 219
3 Electrical and Electronics Engineering   91 91

Electronics and Communication


1 118 119

Instrumentation and Control


  3 3
6 Computer Engineering 1 134 135
7 Information Technology   6 6
8 Production Engineering   6 6
9 Textile Technology   3 3
10 Printing Technology   6 6
11 English   88 88
12 Mathematics   88 88
13 Physics   83 83
14 Chemistry   84 84
15 Modern Office Practice   17 17
Total 2 1058 1060

TN TRB CS 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Two types of eligibility criteria must be satisfied for the TN TRB Recruitment, i.e the criterion for age and that for educational qualification. These criteria are discussed below in detail

  • Age limit: The upper age limit for the applicants is 57 years as per G.O. (Ms) No.156 Higher Education (B1) Department
  • Educational Qualification

 A. Lecturer for Computer Engineering

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the Computer Engineering branch of Engineering / Technology with not less than sixty Percent of marks or equivalent 
  • Provided that if the candidate has a Master’s Degree in the Computer Engineering branch of Engineering / Technology, the candidate should possess a first-class or equivalent in the branch either at Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.

B .Lecturer for Non-Engineering Subjects

  • A first-class Master’s degree in the appropriate branch of study.

TN TRB 2020 Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board selection process consists of two phases-

  • Computer Based Examination
  • Awarding Weightage marks during Certificate Verification

The computer based test will consist of 150 questions. This test is divided into two sections which is General Knowledge & Main Subject (Technical Knowledge). You will be given a composite time of 3 hours to solve these two sections.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Main Subject 1 Mark questions: 100 100 3 Hours
2 Marks questions: 40 80
General Knowledge 1 Mark questions: 10 10
Total 150 190
  • The question paper for all subjects will be of objective type with multiple choice questions in English version only.
  • Questions in the main subject will be on the technical trade for which you have applied for.
  • If more than one candidate secures the same cut-off mark, all such candidates will be called for Certificate Verification.

Candidates qualifies in the written test will be called for Certificate Verification. Additional qualification & teaching experience will give you an added advantage in the form of extra marks allotted for them. Here is the detailed list of mark allotment for additional qualifications.

Description Engineering Non-Engineering
For teaching experience of 2 years and above, on full-time basis in Govt Aided/s elf -financing polytechnics or Engineering Colleges.OR
For teaching experience of 4 years and above, on part-time basis in Govt Aided/s elf -financing polytechnics or Engineering Colleges.
2 Marks 2 Marks
Additional qualifications:
a) M.E / M.Tech., in the appropriate Branch of study.
b) M.Phil., in the appropriate Branch of study.
3 Marks 3 Marks
For Ph.D. in the appropriate Branch of study. 5 Marks 5 Marks

TN TRB CS 2020 Syllabus

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) is inviting online applications for the post of Lecturers in Government Polytechnic College & Special Institutions (Engineering & Non Engineering).  A total of 1060 vacancies are to filled under this TN TRB Recruitment 2020 for different trades. As the syllabus for every discipline will be different from other, all the aspirants who are willing to apply for this vacancy should be well aware with their respective TN TRB Syllabus. Read this article to get the detailed Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board Syllabus for Computer Engineering. You will find the complete syllabus for TN TRB Computer Science Engineering here so that you can plan your preparation accordingly.


TN TRB 2020 Syllabus

The TN Teachers Recruitment Board examination is scheduled to be held on 2nd & 3rd May 2020. The selection process for the post of Lecturer will consist of written test & certificate verification. The written test will have two sections viz. Main Subject (Technical Knowledge) & General Knowledge.

  • Main Subject which has 140 questions is further divided into 2 parts which are
    • Part A: 100 questions for 1 marks.
    • Part B: 40 questions for 2 marks.
  • General knowledge section consists of 10 questions of 1 marks each.


TN TBR 2020 Syllabus for Computer Science Engineering

As the competition is going to be tough, it is advisable that you strictly stick to the Tamil Nadu TRB syllabus for your respective trade. All the aspirants who are applying for Computer Engineering must go through the detailed syllabus to restrict your study to the below given topics and thereby saving time for the revision. In the written test 140 questions will be from the Technical part. This section will test your subject knowledge in Computer Science Engineering Discipline. TN TRB Syllabus for Computer Engineering is divided into 10 units and each unit consists different chapters.

Unit Number Unit Name Chapters Covered
Unit 1 Engineering Mathematics Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic. Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random Variables; Distributions; uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Set Theory & Algebra: Sets; Relations; Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean Algebra. Combinatorics: Permutations; Combinations; Counting; Summation; generating functions; recurrence relations; asymptotics. Linear Algebra: Algebra of   matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors. Numerical Methods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations; numerical solutions of non- linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and NewtonRaphson Methods; Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson's rules. Calculus: Limit, Continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems, Theorems of integral Calculus, evaluation of definite & improper integrals, Partial derivatives, Total derivatives, maxima and minima.
Unit 2 Digital Logic & Computer Architecture Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits, Hardware Description Language for combinational and sequential circuits, Fixed and floating point number representation and computer arithmetic. Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data-path, Single-Cycle Datapath and Control- Multi-cycle Datapath and Control-Micro-programming and Hard-wired Control Units- Behavioral HDL Description of Systems- Exceptions Handling. Pipelining: Pipelined MIPS Data path- Pipeline Hazards: Structural, Control, Data-Hazard Detection and Resolution- Pipelining control-Exceptions Handling Memory System and I/O interfacing: Overview of SRAM and DRAM Design- Memory Hierarchy;-Cache memory design - Virtual memory-Performance issues -I/O device characteristics - Buses and bus arbitration - Processor/OS interface -DMA
Unit 3 Data Structure & Algorithms Data Structures: Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Graph theory: Graph Traversal — Topological Sorting — Dijkstra's Algorithm — Minimal Spanning Tree — Applications — DFS — Biconnectivity — Euler Circuits — Graph Coloring Problem. Search Structures and Priority Queues: AVL Trees — Red-Black Trees — Splay Trees — Binary Heap — Leftist Heap. Sorting: Insertion sort — Merge sort — Quick sort — Heap sort — Sorting with disks — k-way merging. Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average case analysis; Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide-and-conquer, Backtracking and Branch and Bound; Asymptotic analysis (best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper and lower bounds, Concepts of complexity classes — P, NP, NP-hard, NP-complete.
Unit 4 System Programming & Operating Systems System Programming: Elements of Assembly Language Programming, Pass structure of assemblers, design of single and two pass assemblers, Macros and Macro processors, Design of a macro pre-processor, Linkers: Concepts, Design of a linker, Loaders, software Tools: software tools for program development, editors, debug monitors, programming environments. Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, Free-space management — Disk scheduling — Disk management — Swap-space management, I/O systems, Protection and security. Design principles of Linux and Windows 7.
Unit 5 Database Systems ER-model, Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, SQL — Data definition-Queries in SQL- Updates- Views — Integrity and Security — Relational Database design — Functional dependences and Normalization for Relational Databases. Data Storage and Query Processing: Record storage and Primary file organization- Operations on Files-Heap File- Sorted Files-Hashing Techniques — Index Structure for files —B-Tree - B+Tree — Query Processing. Transaction Processing: Concurrency control- Schedule and Recoverability- Serializability and Schedules — Two Phases locking- Deadlock- Recovery Techniques — Immediate Update- Deferred Update - Shadow Paging. Design of Object oriented Data Bases.
Unit 6 Theory of Computation & Compiler Design Regular Languages and Regular Expressions - Nondeterministic Finite Automata - Kleene's Theorem. Minimal Finite Automata-Pumping Lemma for Regular Languages- Context Free Grammars and Languages. Push Down Automata. Turing Machine, Recursively enumerable Languages, Non-recursive Language, Unsolvable problems. Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization.
Unit 7 Computer Networks ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies: Ethernet, Token ring; Flow and error control techniques, Routing algorithms, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IPv4, Application layer protocols: icmp, dns, smtp, pop, ftp, http; Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers. High Performance Networks: ISDN and BISDN, ATM and Frame relay, MPLS, Integrated and Differentiated Services, Optical Networks and Switching. Wireless Adhoc Networks: Operation models, Routing methods: Tabledriven and Source-initiated On Demand routing protocols, Hybrid protocols – Uni Cast routing protocol (AODV, DSR, DSDV) – Multi-Cast routing protocol (ODMRP) – Multi clustering–Power Issues. Network security – basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls.
Unit 8 Computer Graphics & Multimedia Line - Curve and Ellipse Drawing Algorithms –Two-Dimensional Geometric Transformations – Two-Dimensional Clipping and Viewing. - Three-Dimensional Object Representations – Three-Dimensional Geometric and Modeling Transformations – Three- Dimensional Viewing – Color Models – Animation. Multimedia Systems: Multimedia Elements, Applications and Architecture – Evolving Technologies for Multimedia – Defining Objects for Multimedia Systems – Multimedia Data Interface Standards — Multimedia Databases. Compression and Decompression: Types of Compression – Binary Image Compression Schemes – Color, Gray Scale and Still – Video Image Compression - Audio Compression – Fractal Compression. Virtual Reality Design - Multimedia Database
Unit 9 Software Engineering S/W Engineering Paradigm — life cycle models (water fall, incremental, spiral, WINWIN spiral, evolutionary, prototyping, object oriented) - Project Management Concepts - Software Project Planning Risk analysis and management-project scheduling and tracking software quality assurance-Software configuration management, Requirement analysis - software prototyping — prototyping in the software process — rapid prototyping techniques, Design process and concepts - Real time systems - Real time software design- Software testing —Types of software testing — strategic approach and issues — Software Metrics.
Unit 10 Web Technologies Basic Web Concepts — World Wide Web- Web Servers —Web Browsers — URLMIME — HTTP—SGML- Internet Protocols and Standards. HTML Forms — CGI Concepts —Server — Browser Communication — E-Mail Generation— Applets - Java Script Programming-Dynamic HTML- ActiveX Controls-Multimedia-Client Side Script.- Server Side Scripting - Servlets- Java Server Pages - Session Management -Cookies -Database Access Through Web -SQL - Architecture for Database- System. E-Commerce —Business Models for E-Commerce-Enabling Technologies of the World Wide Web- E-Marketing-E-Security-E-Payment Systems-E-Customer Relationship Management.

TN TRB CS 2020 How to Apply

The applications are being accepted by the TRB till 12th February 2020. The application can be made through an online process only. The board has not provided any means for the offline application process. The applicant can refer the following steps to apply online for this recruitment

Direct Link To Apply For TN TRB - Click Here


*Note: Link will be activated soon

  • 1. Click on the above given direct link to click
  • 2. Click on the advertisement “Direct Recruitment of Lecturers (Engineering / Non-Engineering) in Government Polytechnic Colleges for the year 2017-18 – Notification”
  • 3. Complete your registration by filling basic details. Upload your photograph and signature as mentioned in the application form.
  • 4. Proceed towards examination fee payment 
  • 5. Alternatively, you can access the Official Website
  • 6. Repeat Steps 2 to 4.

Application Fee

The application fee for the general and unreserved category is Rs. 600 and that for reserved category is Rs. 300. The application fee is nonrefundable. Online payment can be made only through Payment Gateway. (Net banking / Credit Card / Debit Card). There is no provision for offline fee payment.

General / UR Category Rs. 600/-
SC/SCA/ST/ PwD Rs. 300/-


Pre-requisites For Application

The following set of documents must be kept ready by the applicant before filling the application form.

  • Scanned copy of recent color passport size photograph (JPG/JPEG /PNG format of size 20-60 KB
  • Scanned copy of signature (JPG/JPEG/PNG format of size 10-30 KB)


Application Form Correction

Candidates are requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care and caution. No modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for applying online.


Common Reasons for Application Form Rejection

The application will get rejected if the guidelines for uploading the required softcopies are not followed. Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected


Things To Keep In Mind

  • Candidate should use their own contact number and email ID
  • Candidate must make a note of the registration/ application number
  • Copies of fee payment, challans, etc. must be kept for further reference
  • The application fee is nonrefundable
  • E-mail id should be kept active as all the communications will be sent to the registered email id only
  • The number of vacancies notified is only tentative

TN TRB CS 2020 Selection Process

The selection will be done in two stages. These two stages are discussed extensively below

Computer-Based Examination

The examination will be multiple-choice questions based exam and will consist of 150 such questions. The duration of this exam will be 3 hours. The Date, Time and Centre for the Computer Based Examination will be indicated in the Hall Ticket. The computer-based examination will focus majorly on the main subject. There is no mains exam for this recruitment, therefore, this will be the only examination that will take place. The language of the question paper will be English

Certificate Verification 

The following set of documents will be verified before the final appointment

a) Original Certificates and Mark Statements pertaining to the following applicable Educational qualifications

(i) 10th / SSLC. 

(ii) 12th / Higher Secondary or it's equivalent. 

(iii) U.G. Degree in the appropriate branch of study. 

(iv) P.G. Degree in the appropriate branch of study. 

(v) M.Phil. Degree. 

(vi) Ph.D. Certificate

b) Applicants claiming caste-based reservations must produce the following documents

(i) ST - Revenue Divisional Officer (if the certificate is issued after 11.11.1989) 

(ii) SC/SCA - Tahsildar of native taluk of the candidate. 

(iii) BC / MBC / DNC - Headquarters Deputy Tahsildar or Special Deputy Tahsildar. 

(iv) Community Certificate of married women issued in father’s name alone (Not in Husband’s Name) shall be accepted. 

(v) Community certificates issued by any other State or Union Territory Authorities will not be considered against vacancies reserved for 69% caste-based reservation. They will be considered only under General Turn.

TN TRB CS 2020 Admit Card

Admit card is the most crucial document which must be carried without fail for the examination. Applicants will not be allowed to appear for the examination without a valid admit card under any circumstance. Approximately 10-12 days before the examination, the admit card will be made available for download.


Direct Link To Download TN TRB Admit Card – Click Here

*Note: Link will be activated soon

  • 1. Click on the above given direct link.
  • 2. Candidates need to click on it for downloading their TN TRB Admit Card.
  • 3. Fill the following details: Registration No., DOB/Password and Verification Code(if specified)
  • 4. After providing their details appropriately candidates will be able to download their TN TRB, Admit Card.
  • 5. Alternatively, candidates can also check the Official Website
  • 6. Repeat steps 2 to 4.


Things To Remember While Downloading

The various details mentioned on the admit card must be clearly visible. Improper prints must be avoided. Poor visibility of the details can also be the result of poor quality of print pages, therefore candidates must be careful about the print paper quality. Applicants must also ensure interruption-free data connection. In a nutshell, applicants must be sure about the following things before downloading the admit card.

  • stable internet connection
  • Working printer
  • Plain white & clean paper for prints


Details Mentioned on Admit Card

Details regarding the examination like date, venue, reporting timings, etc will be mentioned clearly on the admit card. Candidate’s personal details like photographs and signature can also be found on it. Candidates must ensure that all of these details along with the following ones are correctly mentioned in the admit card.

  • Name of exam
  • Date of exam
  • Day of exam
  • Exam center address
  • Time of exam
  • No of papers in exam
  • Name of candidate
  • DOB of candidate
  • Photo, a sign of a candidate


What To Carry Along

Candidates must also carry various identification documents with the admit card on the day of examination. This is necessary to verify the identity of the candidate who is appearing for the examination. Along with admit card/hall ticket, candidates can carry the following set of documents for this purpose. Candidates without valid identification proofs will not be permitted to attempt the examination

  • Voter ID. Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card.
  • Ration Card.
  • Bank Passbook.
  • College ID.
  • Driving License.
  • PAN Card.
  • Any Valid ID proof issued by Gazetted Officer


What Not To Carry For Exam

There are certain objects and items that a candidate is expected not to carry along. Any type of communication devices like mobile phones, pagers, etc. are strictly not allowed. If a candidate is caught using any prohibited object, strict actions will be taken against him/her. He/she can also be banned permanently for appearing in any government examination. Candidates must make sure that they are not carrying the following things/objects along with them for the examination day.

  • Electronic devices such as Mobile phone, Microphone
  • Other Associated Accessories, Calculator, 
  • Log Tables
  •  Digital Diary
  • Books
  • Electronic equipment or gadgets

TN TRB CS Result 2020

The result will be declared on the official website of TN TRB. The candidates can follow the following steps to check the results. Candidates must ensure that they enter their credentials properly. Essential data like application form number or roll numbers should be remembered.


Direct Link To Check The Result – Click Here

*Note: Link will be activated soon

  • 1. Click on the above given direct link.
  • 2. You can find TN TRB Results on the home page
  • 3. Click on the Results, you will find the TN TRB Computer Based Examination Result 2020 link.
  • 4. Click on that link, enter the details like Roll Number, Date of Birth, etc.
  • 5. Download the TN TRB Result 2020.
  • 6. Alternatively, candidates can check the Official Website
  • 7. Repeat steps 2 to 5.


Details To Check On Result

The result will consist of the list of qualified candidates. It will be followed by the instructions for the document verification stage which will be the final step for selection.


How to Challenge The Result

In case of grievances or discrepancies, the candidates can try to contact the board on the following contact details. Though, in most cases, claims for corrections in the result are not entertained.

Address: Teachers Recruitment Board, College Road, Chennai 600006

Helpline: 7373008144, 7373008134

Email ID: @

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