Madhya Pradesh is blessed with rich and diverse forest resources and it is a reservoir of biodiversity having nine national parks and 25 sanctuaries. In Madhya Pradesh, the recorded forest area is 94,689 km2 which is about 30% of the total geographical area of the state. This forest area has been classified into “Reserved Forest” (65.3%), “Unclassified Forest” (0.18%) and “Protected Forest” (32.84%). Madhya Pradesh Forest Department was started in 1860 for the scientific management of forest and wildlife. Madhya Pradesh is the first state in India which started state forest policy in 1894 with a Working Plan. MP state public service commission conducts recruitment for the vacant posts in the forest department. Other popular state forest service exams are Tripura forest, Uttarakhand forest, Telangana forest, meghalaya forest, Orissa forest, etc.
Department recruits human resource for various positions that are vacant based on the requirement. The important positions that are recruited by the forest department are given below.
- Assistant Conservator of Forest
- Forest Ranger
For Forest Ranger the pay scale will be 9300-34800 with a Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 and for Assistant Conservator of Forest: Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 5400/
For Forest Ranger and Assistant Conservator of Forest
Candidate must have passed a Degree in one of the subjects of Science/ Engineering/ Agriculture/Forestry from a recognised university.
During the graduation candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Horticulture, Economics, Mathematics, Geology, Statistics, Agriculture, or in Engineering branches such as Civil/Electronic/Computer/ Electrical/Chemical/Mechanical as one of the main subject.
The age of the aspiring candidates must be in between 21 to 28 years.
The aspiring candidates must have the below mentioned physical measurements
- For Male Candidates
- a) Height – 163 cms
- b) Chest (Normal) – 79 cms
- c) Chest (Expanded) – 84 cms
- For Female Candidates
- a) Height – 150 cms
- b) Chest (Normal) – 74 cms
- c) Chest (Expanded) – 79 cms
The relaxation of age educational qualification for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and BC will be as per the government rules.
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How to Apply
- Candidates should first ensure their eligibility and should go through the advertisement thoroughly
- Candidates need to fill error free data in the application and should upload scanned copies of recent passport size photo and full signature
- Candidates should provide their valid email id and mobile number
- As the candidates will be updated about exam date, admit card etc., via email or mobile number
The selection of candidates for the vacant posts in the department is a three step process. First, the candidates need to qualify written exam. Then the qualified candidates need to undergo physical efficiency test and upon qualifying physical efficiency test the candidates will become eligible for interview/personality test.
The written exam consists of two steps Preliminary and main examination. The preliminary exam is of qualifying in nature. It consist of two papers as listed below
|Paper I||General Study||100||200||2 h|
|Paper II||Aptitude||100||200||2 h|
The main examination comprises of four papers of which two papers will be from the optional subjects chosen by the candidates.
|Paper I||General Study||3||200||2 h|
|Paper II||Hindi and English||100||200||2 h|
|Paper III||Optional Paper I||3||200||2 h|
|Paper IV||Optional Paper I||3||200||2 h|
Physical Efficiency Test
- For Assistant conservator post
Male Candidates Walking – 25
Female Candidates: 14 Km
- For Forest Ranger Walking – 16 km
The interview is the final and also very important stage in the screening process. The interview board assesses the attitude and mental preparedness of the candidates with respect to the vacant job position.
Syllabus for Madhya Pradesh State Forest Service Examination – Click Here
Madhya Pradesh PSC Forest Ranger Old Question Paper – Click Here