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Haryana Forest Department Recruitment

Introduction

The Haryana Forest Development Corporation Limited was established on 7th December 1989. The Haryana Forest department recruits candidates in different departments for the proper functioning and maintenance of the forests. Some posts are Deputy Ranger, Foresters, Forest guard, etc. Currently, there are more than 300 vacancies under Haryana Forest Departments. Other popular forest service exams are HP ForestOrissa ForestGujarat ForestWB ForestTripura ForestUttarakhand Forest, etc.

Positions

S. No. Posts Age limit Educational Qualifications Pay Scale Grade Pay
1, Deputy Ranger 17 – 42 years Must pass Intermediate in science or its equivalent Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 Rs. 3,600
2. Forester 17 – 42 years Must pass Intermediate or its equivalent Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200 Rs. 2,800
3. Wild Life Guard 17 – 42 years Must pass Matric/Higher secondary or its equivalent Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200 Rs. 2,000
4. Restorer 17 – 42 years Must pass matric or its equivalent Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200 Rs. 1,900
5. Draftsman 17 – 42 years Diploma in Architecture Assistantship, or National Trade Certificate in Draftsman (Civil) Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 Rs. 3,600
6. Mining Inspector 17 – 42 years B.Sc in geology or diploma in mining Rs. 9,300 – Rs. 34,800 Rs. 3,600
7. Forest Guard 17 – 40 years Must pass Matriculation or its equivalent Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 20,200 Rs. 2,000

Relaxations

The upper age relaxations can be given as –

  • 5 years of relaxations for SC/BC candidates.
  • 3 years of relaxations for Ex-servicemen.
  • 10 years of relaxations for general PHC candidates.
  • 15 years of relaxations for SC/BC PHC candidates.
  • The upper age limit for the widow, legally separated woman, divorced, deserted woman and unmarried woman is 47 years.

Physical Standards

  • For Male candidates
  • HeightNot less than 168 cms
  • Chest (normal) -79 cms
  • Chest (expanded) – 79+5 cms
  • For Female candidates
  • HeightNot less than 155 cm
  • Chest (normal) – 74 cms
  • Chest (expanded) – 74+5 cms

Notifications

‘http://haryanaforest.gov.in/en-us/ is the official website of Haryana Forest Department. Other important government job notifications released by the state government are Haryana PoliceHaryana TeachersHaryana Civil Services, etc. Candidates can download the advertisement once the notifications are released or visit Drona for all information related to Haryana Forest Department examinations.

  • Current Notifications          click here
  • Upcoming Notifications      click here
  • Previous Notifications        click here

Application Procedure

Eligible candidates can apply online for the advertised posts by submitting an ‘Online application form’ which is already provided by the department.

  • Log on to the website i.e. ‘haryanaforest.gov.in’
  • Choose the desired advertisement on the home page.
  • Click on ‘Apply online’ and fill the details carefully.
  • Click on the link ‘Submit’.
  • Take the print out of the application form.
  • Attach the fee payments DD or IPO and other essential certificates and post it to the address of the forest department.

Selection Procedure

The mode of selection is conducted in three consecutive steps. Candidates selected in Step 1 must attend the next step of the selection mode and so on.

  • STEP 1 – Written Examination
  • STEP 2 – Physical test
  • STEP 3 – Interview

Written Examination

The first stage of selection procedure in Haryana Forest Department examination is Written Examination. There are 2 sections in this stage, one is compulsory section and other is optional section. Both the section consists of 2 papers.

Physical Test

The candidates should match up to the specifications mentioned in point 3.1. And there is one more physical efficiency test that needs to be qualified by the candidates is walking.

Interview

The Interview is the last stage of recruitment process.

Exam Pattern

For the selection of deserving candidates from all the candidates, the Haryana Forest Department conducts the examination in three consecutive steps.

Written Examination

It is the first stage of Haryana Forest Department examination. It consists of two sections. One is compulsory section and another one is optional section. Compulsory papers consist of two objective type paper carrying 100 marks each. In the optional section, candidates should choose two subjects from the list of optional subjects.

  • Compulsory Section
  1. General Knowledge
  2. General English
  • Optional Section
  1. Agriculture
  2. Agriculture Engineering
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Physics
  6. Economics
  7. Mathematics
  8. Statistics
  9. Forest Management
  10. Forest Utilisation
  11. Horticulture
  12. Silviculture
  13. Civil Engineering
  14. Electronic Engineering
  15. Chemical Engineering
  16. Electrical Engineering
  17. Mechanical Engineering
  18. Veterinary Sciences
  19. Geology

Physical Test

  • For Male candidates – 25kms walk to complete in 4 hours
  • For Female candidates – 14kms walk to complete in 4 hours

Interview

It is the last stage of Haryana Forest Department examination. The candidates selected for the written examination must attend the Interview. Interviews are taken for reviewing the selected candidate’s personality.

Syllabus

Written Examination

Syllabus for Written exam is given as –

General Knowledge

General English

  • Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Correction of Sentences
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Tenses
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Phrases
  • Comprehension

Preparation/Strategy

The main thing to focus during the examination is the ‘preparation method’. Clearing this exam depends on ‘how well you have prepared’ for the exam. Despite having Knowledge on the subjects few candidates fail to score well, this is because of the lack of preparations. One must have a proper plan to follow up while preparing for the examinations. Few tips on how to crack such examinations are:

How to prepare for exam

  • Pen down your daily routine and stick to the schedule.
  • Give yourself enough time to study.
  • Make notes on what you have studied.
  • Highlights the important points to revise during the examination.
  • Practice the previous papers and model papers.
  • Be aware of the current happenings in the world.
  • Watch News for updates on current affairs.

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

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Solved Papers

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Reference Books

  • Indian history and culture by –  VK Agnihotri
  • Indian history and culture by –  BSL Hanumantha Rao
  • Indian Economy by – Ramesh Singh
  • India’s Struggle for Independence – by Bipin Chandra
  • Currently happening and important events
  • Indian Society – S P Dhubey