TNPSC Launches One-Time Registration System and Online Application Facility

In order to reduce application processing time and cost, the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), on Monday, launched an One-Time Registration System (OTRS) and an Online Application Facility (OAF) along with revamped website. TNPSC Chairman R Nataraj told Express the e-governance measures were part of the commission’s efforts to cut down paperwork and increase transparency.

With the launch of the OTRS, candidates who wished to apply for any posts notified by the commission shall register online with specified information in digital format. A unique ID along with a password would be provided to the candidates. Further, SMS and e-mail alerts would be sent once relevant notifications are issued by the TNPSC.

The chairman said `50 would be charged as fee for the facility and each registration would be valid for five years. Different modes of payment, including through debit and credit cards, would be made available. Once a person registered for OTRS, he or she was not required to pay any further application fee when applying for the vacancies.

He said that the Commission had done away with the old system of OMR paper applications as well with the introduction of the OAF. Once the candidates decided to apply for a particular opening, they could do so by utilising their unique ID given in the OTRS. Both online and offline options of payments were available.

In the offline mode, an electronic challan would be generated and the examination fee could be paid at designated branches of Indian Bank or 500 designated post offices across the State.

 While urban centres had enough internet penetration for the new measures to succeed, the rural side was of some concern. Therefore, the commission had decided to open 500 facilitation counters across the State with two counters in each taluk. The services in these centres would be free of cost, Nataraj said.

About the revamped website, the chairman said it would function as a Knowledge Management Portal. Apart from the provisions for OTRS and OAF, the candidates corner in the portal will have reading material, answer keys, previous years’ question papers, important judgements and other such information.

Natraj also said that 12 notifications for 16 posts and 152 vacancies have been released on Monday.

The registrations can be done at or

Posted on April 3, 2012, in Editors Corner and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Can you tell where to enter the unique ID and password after one time registration for applying for the suitable post and to view the already available information and update them.

  2. sir i applied and registered one time registration but i did not get the challan to pay the fee in post office… i dont know wat shall i do now.. so please tel me procedure……….


    It is good

  4. i am register one time id …but i am enter wrong detail…than how do change it ..please dell

  5. Can you tell me the where the id to be entered,I didnt receive any notifications through email or sms


  7. Sir, I forgot my Unique ID and password for TNPSC one time regn, kindly sent it again to my E-mail my application number for Group IV is -11041193

  8. i missing registration password please help me how to get retrieve password ?

  9. i couldn’t login to the tnpsc website by using the given id and password. it intimates that the username or password is wrong.

  10. Sir, I forgot my Unique ID and password for TNPSC one time regn, kindly sent it again to my E-mail my application number for Group IV is -10859733

    Sir, I forgot my Unique ID and password for TNPSC one time regn, kindly sent it again to my E-mail my application number for Group IV is -10859733

  11. sathyasakthivel

    I have to apply the one time registration already but now i want to change my address in the one time registration if it has any possible?

  12. sir, i forgot my tnpsc one time registration password,kindly send it again to my email my application number is 11773603

  13. sir,i lost my tnpsc one time registration id and password, now i change my id if it is possible

  14. Sir I lost my tnpsc login and
    password .i paid money through
    bank.please send my login id and
    password. my registration is 351001.
    my mail id is

  15. sir pls help my tnpsc one time id no 562097 my passwd missg forget me pwd my email id sent

  16. pls sent me onetime id pwd i need help apply to tnpsc exam

  17. senthil kumar


  18. Plz ask my onetime regestration password and id

  19. dir , i forget my tnpsc one time registration id and password , so pls send my id details in email

  20. sir , forget my tnpsc one time registration id and password , so pls send my id details in email

  21. sir, i forget my password for one time pls kindly send to my mail id. my one time id number is 11604994.

  22. One Time Registration Unique ID : 13152693
    I forget my password how can i recover my password

  23. I forgotten my one time registration user id and password sir. Please retrieve and send it to my mail id.


    Sir, I forgot my one time registration password so kindly mail me the password as soon as possible

  25. Sir,

    I forgotten my user id and password of TNPSC.I need to down load my hall ticket.
    I remember my cell # and mail. kindly help on this ASAP.. “”, “Cell: 9944128392”

  26. Aswathy santhosh

    Sir .i forgt my unique I’d & password .so kindly send it again in my email id.

  27. Aswathy santhosh

    Sir .i forgt my unique I’d & password &im nt attach my mobile number also so kindly send it again in my email id.and

  28. is it possible to change dob in one time registration form after submitting?

    • To all asking us questions on the TNPSC system,

      Our site is for information purpose only and we have no connection with TNPSC to address your queries. Kindly get in touch in the appropriate forum.

      Thanks for understanding
      Chennai Focus

  29. Sir.I am registered one time registration and applied tnpsc group2.but not downloading challan, invisible challan mode.pls sent details.

  30. Hi,

    I have my otp and I used forgot password to change my password. However I am not able to login now and I am getting an error.

  31. sir i registered one time registration i get user id and password but first i enter to the activate page so many times i entered captcha but always verfication code is mismatch. wat i can do. help me

  32. I’ve filled the details in one time registration also i got user id password …eventhough i am entering the captcha correctly tnpsc says verification code mismatch…what should i do now…pls help me frnds…..

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