Assistant Conservator of Forests

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Assistant Conservator of Forests

Opening Date : 12.09.2017

Last Date :  09.10.2017

Official Notification : Click here

Apply Online : Click here

(Check Syllabus and pattern here)

 

Name of Post

Assistant Conservator of Forests 

Age Limit

21 – 35 year  :  SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs / DCs, BCs (OBCM), BCMs and DWs of all Castes

21 – 30 year  : Others

Date to Note

Date for Online Application & online payment  12.09.2017 – 09.10.2017

Qualification

Applicants should possess any one of the following or its equivalent qualification awarded

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry
  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in Botany
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Economics
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

Selection Process

Preliminary Examination

Main Written Examination

Physical Test

Oral Test in the form of an Interview

Application Fee

One Time Registration Fee : 150 (valid for 5 years)

Preliminary Examination Fee : 100

Main Examination Fee : 200

Physical Standards

Male candidates

Height : 163 cms

Chest girth ( Normal : 84 cms  &  expansion +5 cms )

Female candidates

Height : 150 cms

Chest girth ( Normal 79 cms  &  expansion +5 cms)

Salary

Assistant Conservator of Forests  : 15600- 39100 + G.P Rs.5400 (PB-3)

Pattern

Preliminary Exam

(Objective type : 200 Questions : 300 marks : 3 hours )

  • General Studies in degree level : 150
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability 10th Std level : 50

Main Exam

( Descriptive Type : 200 marks : 3 hours)

  • Paper I – General Studies in degree standard level
  • Paper II – General English in
  • Paper III – Optional Subject 1
  • Paper IV – Optional Subject 2

Physical Test 

  • A Candidate must pass a physical test covering a distance of 25/16 Kms within 4 hours on foot by male/female candidates respectively
  • An applicant must satisfy a Medical Board in Chennai as to his/her physique, fitness and capacity for rough outdoor work in the Forest Department

Exam Center

Chennai

Coimbatore

Madurai

Tiruchirappalli

Tirunelveli

Syllabus

General science 

Physics

  • Universe
  • General Scientific laws
  • Scientific instruments
  • Inventions and discoveries
  • National scientific laboratories
  • Science glossary
  • Mechanics and  properties of matter
  • Physical quantities,standards and units
  • Force,motion and energy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electronics & communications
  • Heat,light and sound
  • Atomic and  nuclear physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Geophysics
  • Astronomy and space  science

Chemistry 

  • Elements and Compounds
  • Acids,bases and salts
  • Oxidation and reduction 
  • Chemistry of ores and metals
  • Carbon,nitrogen and their compounds
  • Fertilizers,pesticides,insecticides
  • Biochemistry and biotechnology
  • Electrochemistry
  • Polymers and plastics

Botany 

  • Main Concepts of life science
  • The cell‐basic unit of life
  • Classification of living  organism
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Respiration
  • Excretion of metabolic waste
  • Bio‐communication 

Zoology 

  • Blood and blood circulation
  • Endocrine system
  • Reproductive system
  • Genetics the science of heredity
  • Environment
  • Ecology
  • Health and hygiene
  • Bio‐ diversity and its conservation
  • Human diseases
  • Prevention and remedies
  • Communicable diseases and non‐communicable diseases
  • Alcoholism and drug abuse‐Animals
  • Plants and human life

Current Events 

History  ­ 

  • Latest diary of events
  • National
  • National symbols
  • Profile of States
  • Defence,National Security and Terrorism
  • World organizations
  • Pacts and summits
  • Eminent persons & Places in news
  • Sports & games
  • Books & authors
  • Awards & honours
  • Cultural panorama
  • Latest historical events
  • India and its neighbours
  • Latest terminology
  • Appointments
  • who is who? 

Political Science 

  • India’s foreign policy
  • Latest court verdicts
  • Public opinion
  • Problems in conduct of public elections
  • Political parties and political system in  India
  • Public awareness & General administration
  • Role of Voluntary organizations & Govt.
  • Welfare oriented govt. 
  • Schemes,their utility 

Geography 

  • Geographical landmarks
  • Policy on environment and ecology 

Economics  

  • Current sociology
  • Economic problems
  • New economic policy & govt. sector Science 
  • Latest inventions on science & technology
  • Latest discoveries in Health  Science 
  • Mass media & communication

Geography 

  • Earth and Universe
  • Solar system
  • Atmosphere hydrosphere
  • Lithosphere
  • Monsoon,rainfall,weather and climate
  • Water resources
  • Rivers in India
  • Soil,minerals & natural  resources
  • Natural vegetation
  • Forest & wildlife
  • Agricultural livestock & fisheries
  • Transport & communication
  • Social geography
  • Population
  • Density and distribution
  • Natural calamities
  • Disaster management
  • Climate change
  • Impact and consequences
  • Mitigation measures
  • Pollution Control

History and culture of India 

  • Pre‐historic events
  • Indus valley civilization
  • Vedic,Aryan and Sangam 
  • Age‐Maurya dynasty
  • Buddhism and Jainism
  • Guptas
  • Delhi Sultans
  • Mughals and Marathas
  • Age of Vijayanagaram and the bahmanis
  • South Indian history
  • Culture and Heritage of Tamil  people
  • Advent of European invasion
  • Expansion and consolidation of British  rule
  • Effect of British rule on socio‐ economic factors
  • Social reforms and religious movements
  • India since independence
  • Characteristics of Indian culture
  • Unity in diversity
  • Race,colour,language,custom
  • India as secular  state
  • Organizations for fine arts,dance,drama,music
  • Growth of rationalist
  • Dravidian movement in TN
  • Political parties and populist schemes
  • Prominent personalities in the various spheres – Arts,Science,literature and Philosophy
  • Mother Teresa,Swami Vivekananda,Pandit Ravishankar,
    M.S.Subbulakshmi,Rukmani Arundel and J.Krishnamoorthy etc. 

Indian Polity  ­ 

  • Constitution of India
  • Preamble to the constitution
  • Salient features of constitution
  • Union,State and territory  
  • Citizenship ‐ rights amend duties   
  • Fundamental rights
  • Fundamental duties
  • Human rights charter
  • Union legislature
  • Parliament
  • State executive
  • State Legislature assembly
  • Status of Jammu & Kashmir 
  • Local government
  • Panchayat raj 
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Judiciary in India
  • Rule of law/Due process of law
  • Indian federalism 
  • Center – state relations
  • Emergency provisions
  • Civil services in India
  • Administrative challenges in a welfare state
  • Complexities of district administration
  • Elections
  • Election Commission Union  and State
  • Official language and Schedule‐VIII 
  • Amendments to constitution
  • Schedules to constitution
  • Administrative reforms & tribunals
  • Corruption in public life
  • Anti‐ corruption measures
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • lok‐adalats
  • Ombudsman
  • Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  • Right to information
  • Central and State Commission
  • Empowerment of women
  • Voluntary organizations and public grievances redressal
  • Consumer protection forms 

Indian Economy­ 

  • Nature of Indian economy
  • Five‐year plan models
  • An assessment
  • Land reforms & agriculture
  • Application of science in agriculture
  • Industrial growth
  • Capital formation and investment
  • Role of public sector & disinvestment
  • Development of infrastructure
  • National income 
  • Public finance & fiscal  policy 
  • Price policy & public distribution
  • Banking,money & monetary policy 
  • Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • WTO
  • Globalization & privatization
  • Rural welfare oriented  programmes
  • Social sector problems
  • Population
  • Education
  • Health
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • HRD
  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Economic trends in Tamil Nadu  
  • Energy Different sources and development  
  • Finance Commission
  • Planning Commission 
  • National Development Council

Indian National Movement     ­ 

  • National renaissance
  • Early uprising against British rule
  • 1857 Revolt
  • Indian National Congress
  • Emergence of national leaders ‐Gandhi, Nehru,Tagore,Netaji
  • Growth of militant movements 
  • Different modes of agitations
  • Era of different Acts & Pacts
  • World war & final phase struggle
  • Communalism led to partition
  • Role of Tamil Nadu in freedom struggle ‐ Rajaji,VOC, Periyar,Bharathiar &Others 
  • Birth of political parties /political system in India since independence

Aptitude & Mental Ability Tests   ­ 

  • Conversion of information to data
  • Collection,compilation and presentation of data
  • Tables,graphs,diagrams
  • Parametric representation of data
  • Analytical interpretation of data   
  • Simplification Percentage
  • Highest Common Factor (HCF)
  • Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • Area
  • Volume
  • Time and Work  
  • Behavioral ability 
  • Basic terms
  • Communications in information technology 
  • Application of Information and Communication Technology 
  • Decision making and problem solving 

Logical Reasoning 

  • Puzzles   
  • Dice   
  • Visual 
  • Reasoning 
  • Alpha  numeric 
  • Reasoning  Number Series  
  • Logical Number/Alphabetical/Diagrammatic Sequences

 


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