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Gujarat Forest Department Recruitment

Introduction

Gujarat is one of the few states having wide variations in Geophysical and climatic conditions ranging from coast to high hills and from hot deserts to humid hilly tracts. These variations has resulted in the formation of different types of forest. For the development of forest and improvement of conservation of wildlife, Gujarat State has established the Forest and Environment Department.

The main goal of Gujarat Forest Department is Conservation and Development of forest and all the natural resources associated with it on a sustainable basis. It also aims to convert open and degraded forest to dense forests and to improve grassland areas to maximize the grass production. Some of the positions under the Gujarat Forest and Environment Department are District Coordinator and Forest Guard. Rajasthan ForestMadhya Pradesh Forest, Tripura ForestUttarakhand ForestGoa Forest, etc., are the other popular state forest service exams.

Positions

Candidates for various posts such as Assistant conservator, beet officer, etc are recruited by the forest department. Among them, District Coordinator and Forest Guard are notified frequently.

Eligibility Criteria

The Age Limit, Educational Qualification that are required by the aspiring candidates are given below including the Pay Scale.

Post Name Age Limit (in years) Educational Qualification Pay Scale Grade Pay
District Coordinator 23 – 45 Graduation in Agriculture or Forestry Rs. 30,000 _
Forest Guard 18 – 33 Must Pass HSC Rs. 05,200 – 20,200 Rs. 09,800

Physical Standards

The physical measurements required by the aspiring candidates, with category wise are given in the below tables.

  • For Male Candidates
Category Height

(in cm)

Weight

(in kg)

Chest in cm (Normal) Chest in cm (Expansion)
ST candidates 155 50 79 84
OBC candidates 163 50 79 84
  • For Female Candidates
Category Height (in cm) Weight (in kg)
ST candidates 145 45
OBC candidates 150 45

Relaxations

Reservations and age relaxations to the applicants will be applicable as per the Gujarat State Government rules.

Notifications

Other important Government job notifications in Gujarat are Gujarat Civil Services, and Gujarat Police.

  • Current notifications
  • Upcoming notifications
  • Previous notifications

Application Procedure

Application procedure will be notified in the official notification.

Selection Procedure

The selection of candidates will be based on their performance in written examination and physical standard test. Finally after qualifying the tests candidates need to clear the medical exam.

Below is the chronology of selection procedure

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Fitness Test
  3. Physical Standard Test
  4. Medical Exam

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern details will be notified in the official notification.

Syllabus

Syllabus for Gujarat Forest Guard Examination – Click here

Exam Resources

Previous Papers 

Aptitude Question Paper – Click Here

General Knowledge Paper – Click Here