KPSC Range Forest Officer 2011

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The Kerala Public Service Commission (Kerala PSC) invites applications from eligible candidates for recruitment in Kerala forest Department for the post of Range Forest Officer. The vacancies will be filled by Direct Recruitment. Selected candidates shall be required to undergo 18 months Forest Rangers Course during 2011 − 2012 in any one of the State Forest Service Colleges under the Directorate of Forest Education, Government of India, Dehradun.

Name of the Post and Number of Vacancies

Range Forest Officer: 10 vacancies

Important Dates

  • Opening date for sending application: 15 September 2011

  • Last date for sending application: 19 October 2011

  • Physical Measurement and Physical Efficiency Test: November 2011

  • Written Test: December 2011

  • Walking Test & Interview: February 2012

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess a Degree in Science or Engineering from a University, Institution, or Deemed University recognized by Government of India or Government of Kerala with at least one of the following subject: Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Application/Computer science, Engineering (Agriculture/Chemical/Civil/Computer/Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical), Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Zoology.

Age Limit: Maximum 19 years; maximum 28 years

Pay Scale: Rs. 20, 740 − 36, 140

Application Fee: No application fee is required.

Selection Procedure

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the follo

  • Physical Measurement and Physical Efficiency Test

  • Written Test

  • Compulsory Subject (General Knowledge 100 marks & English 100 marks)

  • Optional Subject (Any two subject 100 marks)

  • Walking Test

  • Interview


Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Applications/Computer Science, Engineering (Agriculture/Chemical/Civil/Computer/Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical) Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Zoology (The standards of these subjects shall be that of a Bachelors Degree).

Note: No candidates shall be allowed to take more than one subject of the following groups.

  • Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Science.

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

  • Computer Application/Computer Science and Computer Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering

  • Mathematics and Statistics

How to Apply

Applications with a latest photo uploaded, shall be submitted On-line & only photo should be the one taken within 6 months. Candidates name and date of photograph taken should be printed below the photo. Detailed instructions regarding the submission of applications are available in the Website of the Kerala Public Service Commission viz. Kerala PSC The admission ticket for the Physical efficiency test, Written test and Interview may be downloaded from the website using the bar code number. The documents to prove qualification, age, and community have to be produced as and when called for. Applications which are not submitted in accordance with the instructions given in the website will be summarily rejected.

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