Tamil Nadu Forest Department Recruitment 2021: Eligibility, Salary, Previous papers & Results

Feb 23, 2021

Tamil Nadu Forest Department 2021 has released applications in various vacant posts for Tamil Nadu Job seekers. On this page, Drona. in the candidates will find all the latest and relevant information about the Tamil Nadu Forest posts. The interested candidates can apply online for the Tamil Nadu Forest department recruitment 2021 on the official website, www.forests.tn.gov.in. The eligible candidates having 10th/12th/Graduation/Post Graduation degree from a relevant Board or university can apply for the Tamil Nadu Forest Department Recruitment 2021.

Note: There are no active Tamil Nadu Forest Recruitment 2021 Notifications. We will update once the TN Forest Department Notifications 

Latest TN Forest Jobs Notifications 2021 

This is an obvious opportunity for the undergraduates and graduates who were looking for forest department posts in Tamil Nadu State. In this article, we have provided all the relevant information about the Tamil Nadu Forest Department Recruitment 2021 such as salary, books, previous year question papers, the application process, selection process, and other vital information. Candidates are advised to go through the full article to avoid the risk of missing out on any detailed information. 

Overview of TNFUSRC Recruitment 2021

Name of the BoardTamil Nadu Forest Uniformed Services Recruitment Committee, Government of Tamil Nadu
Name of RecruitmentTNFUSRC Forest Department Recruitment
No of PostsVarious
Name of the PostsForest Guard, Junior Research Fellow, Forest Guard with driving license & others
Official Websitewww.forest.tn.gov.in
Job Location 
Tamil Nadu
Job TypeTamil Nadu State Govt Jobs
Application Mode
Job Category
Forest Jobs

Tamil Nadu Forest Department Jobs 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Forest Guard -  The candidates must be 12th passed with any of the following subjects, Zoology, Physics, Botany, Chemistry, or Biology from a recognized board.
  • Forest Guard with Driving license - IThe candidates must be 12th pass in any of these subjects, Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Botany or Biology from a recognized board. The candidates must have a driving license issued by a competent transport authority. He /she should know the mechanism of automobiles. Must have clear eyesight.
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - The candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Anatomy or have an M.Sc in Wildlife Biology or Zoology from a recognized institute with minimum of 60% marks.

Age Limit

  • Forest Guard - 18 years - 30 years
  • Forest Guard with Driving License - 18 years - 30 years
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - 18 years - 28 years

Note: There is an age relaxation of up to 5 years for SC/ST/OBC/Women and physically challenged candidates.

Tamil Nadu Forest Jobs Selection Process

Tamil Nadu Forest Department Recruitment will select the eligible candidates for the Forest Department posts who will perform well in the following selection process.

  • Online Written Test
  • Physical standard Test
  • Physical endurance Test
  • Document verification
  • Medical Test
  • Interview

Physical Standards test

For other categories
163 cm
150 cm
For SC & Jungle Tribes
Chest(only for male)
All categories

Physical Endurance Test

Category NameRunningDuration
Female25km4 hours
Male 16km4 hours

Tamil Nadu Forest Posts Salary

  • Forest Guard - Rs 5200 - Rs 20200 + GP Rs 2000
  • Forest Guard with Driving License - Rs 18200 - Rs 57900 Level 5
  • Junior Research Fellow - Rs 25000 + 20% of HRA = Rs 30000

How To Apply For Tamil Nadu Forest Department Jobs 2021

  • Visit Tamil Nadu Forest Department official website - www.forest.th.gov.in
  • Then click on the link “TNFUSRC Forest Department Recruitment Notification 2021”
  • Now select the post name you want to apply for.
  • Then download the information pdf and go through the full details of Tamil Nadu Forest Recruitment.
  • If you assure that you fulfil the eligibility criteria for the registration process, click on the apply online link.
  • Now, fill up all the required details like your name, category, contact number, qualification, date of birth and other required information.
  • Next, upload your scanned photo and documents.
  • Make the online payment of application fees through online mode.
  • After making the payment recheck the form and click on the online submit button.
  • On your screen, the registration number and password will be displayed.
  • Download the online application form and take a print out of the form for future purpose.

Tamil Nadu Forest Department Exam Pattern

After referring to the exam pattern, the candidates will get an idea about the total marks and the time duration of the exam. The question paper will be based on objective type of questions. Each question will carry one mark. The total marks will be 150. Minimum qualifying marks for the SC/ST/OBC categories is 30% and for other categories the minimum marks is 40%. Total time that will be allotted to the candidates will be 3 hrs. 

Tamil Nadu Forest exam Syllabus

The topic wise syllabus that we have provided below will help the candidates to know which are the important topics they have to put more emphasis on. With the help of the syllabus, the candidates can prepare accordingly for the Tamil Nadu Forest Examination. Going through the syllabus properly and giving maximum time to all the topics will help the candidates to score well in the exam. The syllabus is provided below:

General Knowledge

  • Indian Constitution
  • About India
  • History- India & World
  • Political Science
  • Indian polity and governance
  • Geography
  • Science & Technology
  • General knowledge of Tamil Nadu
  • Current Affairs
  • Economic scene
  • Everyday Science
  • Economy
  • National New
  • Space & IT
  • Culture
  • Zoology
  • Famous days & Dates
  • Famous books & Authors
  • Sports


  • Average
  • Partnership
  • Pipes and cisterns
  • L.C.M & H.C.F
  • Compound Interest
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Mensuration
  • Volume
  • Numbers & Ages
  • Area
  • Race & Games
  • Profit & Loss
  • Square roots
  • Probability
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Others 

Tamil Nadu Forest Jobs Exam Preparation Books

For the preparation for these exams candidates require immense knowledge about subjects like English, General Science, Mathematics, etc. To understand the concept of any topic, the candidates are preferred to have a thorough reading of subject books and guide books to score better in the exam and get selected for the particular post. Some good books for the preparation of Tamil Nadu Forest Department exam are provided below:

Tamil Nadu Forest Exam Previous Year Papers

If the candidates want to get selected in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department Recruitment 2021, it is important for the candidates  to refer to the previous year solved papers of Forest Department exams. It helps the candidates to know the question paper format and is considered as the best source of practice. Previous year solved papers help the candidates to self-evaluate and self-assess themselves. Some reference links of Previous year papers are attached below for the help of candidates.

Tamil Nadu Forest Exam Answer Key

The aspirants who want to  calculate their marks in the exam, are advised to check the answer key which gets released on the official website. To download the answer key step by step process is provided below. 

  • Visit the official website, www.forests.gov.in 
  • The candidates can go through the recruitment section, on the top of the page.
  • Else, go through the News section present on the home page.
  • Then click on the News Section.
  • After clicking on the News section, the next page will be updated with the latest news.
  • Now check for the answer key of the Tamil Nadu Forest Post you had applied for.
  • Then click on the pdf link available.
  • Download the answer key and have a thorough check.

Tamil Nadu Forest Department Results

The results of Tamil Nadu Forest Department are released on the official website  after the successful commencement and evaluation of exam sheets. The result consists of all the important details like the candidate’s name, father’s name, date of birth, marks, address. The candidates are supposed to check their result by logging in with their system generated registration ID and password. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the highest post in the Tamil Nadu Forest department?

A.The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is the highest post in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department who is responsible for managing the forest's issues

Q. How can I become a forest officer in Tamilnadu?

A.The candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s degree in any one of the following subjects which are, Botany, Animal husbandry, Botany, Geology, Mathematics, Zoology, Statistics, Physics or must have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering from a recognized institute.

Q. Is there any option available to fill the application form via mobile app or by using any other platform other than visiting the official website?

A.No, there is no mobile app or any other platform to fill the application form, it is advised to visit the official website of the TNFUSRC to fill the online application form securely.

Q. My Driving License has expired. Is it mandatory to renew it for the Tamil Nadu Forest Guard with driving license recruitment 2021?

A.Yes, it is mandatory to renew your driving license & to update it, because it is compulsory to carry a valid driving license for the recruitment process.

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