West Bengal with more than nine crore population, is the India’s fourth-most populous state of the country and its geographical area is equal in size to Serbia. West Bengal shares its borders with other countries like Bangladesh in the east and with Nepal and Bhutan in the north. West Bengal has 14% of the geographical area under forest cover, which is lower than the national average of 23%. A Part of Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is located in southern West Bengal. The forests of West Bengal consists of 6 national parks and 15 wildlife sanctuaries.
West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Ltd. was started in 1974. The forest department mainly focuses on the creation of new eco-tourism centers, large-scale harvesting of forest produces, production and marketing of forest products etc. The administrative set up of West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited is headed by the officers of the Forest Directorate on deputation. Other important state forest service exams are Arunachal Pradesh Forest, Chhattisgarh Forest, Meghalaya Forest, Manipur Forest, Haryana Forest, HP Forest, etc.
The department recruits forest officers for the vacant positions in the forest department.
- The aspiring candidate must be a citizen of India as per the definition given in part-II of the constitution
- The candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with at least one of the following subjects- Agriculture, Geology, Physics, Botany, Engineering (Agriculture/ Civil/ Chemical/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Mechanical), Veterinary science, Statistics, Horticulture, Mathematics, Forestry, Zoology or Honours, from a recognized university
- Candidate must not be below 21 years and more than 27 years of age
|Chest for Men only||Without expansion 84 cm, after expansion 89 cm
Without expansion 79 cm, after expansion 84 cm
The relaxations for different categories are listed in the below table.
|SC/ ST/ OBC/Govt servants||As per the Notification|
|Physical measurements for ST, Gorkha, Nepali, Garwali (Height)|
Apart from this notification other important government job recruitment notifications in the WB Civil Service Executive Exam, WB SSC, WB Police, WB Teachers Recruitment, etc. Drona provides complete guidance to clear these exams.
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- Candidates should need to visit the official website and should fill the application form online
- Then the candidates need to pay the required fee amount before submitting the application.
The selection process consists of two parts namely Written and personality test. Candidates need to qualify in the Written Examination then the Personally Test. The Written Examination will carry 700 marks and personality Test will carry 100 marks.
First, the candidate should have the required criteria of height and other physical standards. Then they need to go through the walking test, then they should attend the written examination. Once the candidates clear the written examination, the interview will be the last step in the selection process. Based on the performance in written exam and interview the candidates are selected for the post.
Male candidates should walk 25 km in 4 hours and female candidate needs to cover a distance of 16 km in four hours on foot.
This exam is of qualifying nature carrying 200 marks and 2 1/2 hours of time is allocated. The question paper pattern and weightage of different topics in given below. The candidates qualified in prelims will be allowed to write the main examination. The commission will fix the qualifying marks based on the number of candidates applied, and vacant posts.
|1||English composition||20 marks|
|2||General Science||25 marks|
|3||World Geography||25 marks|
|4||Current Events of National and International Importance||25 marks|
|5||History of India||25 marks|
|6||Indian National Movement||20 marks|
|7||Indian Polity and Economy||20 marks|
|9||General Mental Ability||20 marks|
The written examination consists of two groups i.e., Compulsory Subjects and Optional Subjects
(a) Compulsory Subjects will be consisting of three subjects listed below
- (i) English (Essay, Précis writing and Composition);
- (ii) General Studies;
- (iii) Bengali or Hindi or Urdu or Nepali (Précis writing, Essay, and Composition)
(b) Candidates need to select two Optional Subjects from the below list of subjects :
(i) Agriculture; (ii) Botany; (iii) Chemistry; (iv) Computer Application, Computer
Science; (v) Engineering (Agriculture, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical,
Electronics, Mechanical); (vi) Forestry; (vii) Geology; (viii) Horticulture; (ix)
Mathematics; (x) Physics; (xi) Statistics (xii) Veterinary Science; (xiii) Zoology
and (xiv) Environmental Science.
The candidates qualified in the mains examination will be called for interview. The interview boards assess the attitude, Mental strength, leadership qualities and personality of the candidates for their suitability to the job. The interview/personality test carries 200 marks.