APPSC Recruitment 2018 Forest Range Officers 24 Post

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Appsc_logoAndhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC Recruitment) has announced a job notification for the post of Forest Range Officers. Total vacancies are 24 and the last date to apply is 31-12-2018. Online Registration will start from 10-12-2018. Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission was formed when the state of Andhra Pradesh formed on 1 November 1956. Earlier, the commission was known as the Andhra Service Commission which is based on the regulations of the Madras Public Service Commission.

आंध्र प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग (एपीपीएससी भर्ती) ने वन रेंज अधिकारियों के पद के लिए नौकरी अधिसूचना की घोषणा की है। कुल रिक्तियां 24 हैं और आवेदन करने की अंतिम तिथि 31-12-2018 है। ऑनलाइन पंजीकरण 10-12-2018 से शुरू होगा। आंध्र प्रदेश लोक सेवा आयोग का गठन तब हुआ जब आंध्र प्रदेश राज्य 1 नवंबर 1 9 56 को गठित हुआ। इससे पहले आयोग को आंध्र सेवा आयोग के रूप में जाना जाता था जो मद्रास लोक सेवा आयोग के नियमों पर आधारित है।

APPSC Recruitment Post Details - 
Name of the post No. of Post Zone-I No. of Post Zone-II No. of Post Zone-III No. of Post Zone-IV 
Carried Forward Vacancies        
Forest Range Officers in A.P. Forest Services 02 01 01  
Fresh Vacancies         
Forest Range Officers in A.P. Forest Services 09 02   09
Total 24      
APPSC Recruitment Important Dates - 
Starting Date to Apply Online 10 Dec 2018
Closing Date to Apply Online 31 Dec 2018
Last date for submission of Application Fee 30 Dec 2018 till 11:59 PM
Date for Commission conducts Screening test in offline mode 24 Feb 2019
Date for Screening Test will be held through a Computer Based Test 28 Apr 2019, 29 Apr 2019 and 30 Apr 2019


Forest Range Officers


Rs.31,460 – Rs.84,970/-



Age Limit

18-28 years (Age Relaxation as per GOI)

Job Location

Andhra Pradesh


Total - 24 Posts

Employment Type


Hiring Organization

APPSC Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission

Educational Qualification

Name of Department Educational Qualifications 
Forest Range Officers in A.P. Forest Service

Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or State Act or a Provincial Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission; or any equivalent qualification in the following subjects:-

(I) Agriculture (II) Botany (III) Chemistry (IV) Computer Applications / Computer Science (V) Engineering (Agriculture / Chemical / Civil / Computer / Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical) (VI) Environmental Science (VII) Forestry (VIII) Geology (IX) Horticulture (X) Mathematics (XI) Physics (XII) Statistics (XIII) Veterinary Science (XIV) Zoology

(ii) Physical Requirements:

No person shall be eligible for appointment by Direct Recruitment unless:

For Men:

i. He is not less than 163 Cms. in height;
ii. He has 84 Cms. around the chest on expansion with an expansion of not less than 5 Cms. and
iii. He is able to walk 25 Kms. in Four (4) hours.

For Women:

i. She is not less than 150 Cms. in height;
ii. She has 79 Cms. around the chest on expansion with an expansion of not less than 5 Cms. and
iii. She is able to walk 16 Kms. in four (4) hours

Provided further that in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races such as Gurkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Meghalaya, Ladakh, Nagaland, Manipuri, Goutha, Kashmir, Sikkimese, Bhutanese and Tripura, the minimum standard of height shall be as follows: Men: 152 Cms. Women:145 Cms

Selection Process

The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts shall be based on the merit in the computer-based examination.

The minimum qualifying marks for consideration of a candidate to the selection process are 40% for OCs, 35% for BCs, and 30% for SCs, STs and PHs or as per rules.

A general Mock Test facility is available to the applicants to acquaint themselves with the computer-based recruitment test. Applicant can visit the website and practice the answering pattern under MOCK TEST option available on the main page of website

SCHEME FOR SCREENING TEST - There are a total of 150 Questions and 150 Marks with total time duration of 150 Minutes. Each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Paper Subject/Branch Marks No.of Questions
Part-A General Studies & Mental Ability and Mathematics (SSC standard) 75 Marks 75 Questions
Part-B General Forestry – I & II 75 Marks 75 Questions

The candidate has to appear for Papers of his / her subject of study at Engg. Degree. i.e B.E / B. Tech (concerned Subject).

SCHEME FOR THE MAIN EXAMINATION - There are a total of 600 Questions and 600 Marks with total time duration of 600 Minutes. Each wrong answer will be penalized with 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

Paper with Subject/Branch Time Duration Marks No.of Questions
General English (50 marks) & General Telugu (50 marks) (to be Qualified in English & Telugu individually) 100 Minutes 100 Marks (Qualifying Test ) 100 Questions
Paper-1 General Studies & Mental Ability 150 Minutes 150 Marks 150 Questions
Paper-2 Mathematics (SSC standard) 150 Minutes 150 Marks 150 Questions
Paper-3 General Forestry - I 150 Minutes 150 Marks 150 Questions
Paper – 4 General Forestry - II 150 Minutes 150 Marks 150 Questions

1. Candidates are required to undergo a walking test and also a Medical Examination (conducted by a Medical Board). Both the tests shall be arranged by the Forest Department, duly taking concurrence of A.P.P.S.C. For this purpose the Commission will pick up eligible candidates in the ratio of 1:3 with reference to the total number of vacancies as per General Rule 22 & 22A.

2. Computer Proficiency Test (Qualifying Test) for eligible candidates in the ratio of 1:3 with reference to the total number of vacancies notified.


TEST Duration (Minutes) Maximum Marks Minimum qualifying marks
Minimum qualifying marks
Minimum qualifying marks
Proficiency in Office Automation with the usage of Computers and Associated Software 30 50 15 17.5 20

How to apply

Application Fees - Application Fee Details are as follows -

General/OBC Candidates  Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) towards application processing fee and Rs 120/- (Rupees One Hundred Twenty only) towards Examination Fee. 
SC, ST, BC, PH & Ex-Service Men Applicant must pay Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty Only) towards application processing fee and exempted from Examination Fee.

Modes of Payment - Online Mode: Application Fees can be paid through Online mode - Debit card, Credit Card, Netbanking, Wallets or UPI.

How to Apply - 

STEP-I: Candidates applying for the first time for any notification has to first fill the OTPR application carefully to obtain OTPR ID. While filling the OTPR, the candidate has to ensure that the particulars are filled correctly. The Commission bears no responsibility for the mistakes, if any, made by the candidates. If candidates choose to modify they may do so by clicking the modify OTPR make the modification, save them and proceed to STEP-II (If candidates have already registered and had the OTPR ID, the number then he/she can proceed to STEP-II.)

STEP-II: The Applicant has to Login in the Commission’s website with the User Name (OTPR ID) and the Password set by Candidate. After Login, the Applicant has to click on the “Online Application Submission” present in the bottom right corner of the Commission’s website. Applicants must compulsorily upload his/her own scanned photo and signature through the .jpg format

PAYMENT PROCESS: The Applicant now has to click on the payment link against the Notification Number that he wants to apply. The Basic details required for calculation of the Fee and Age relaxation will be prepopulated from the OTPR data. The Applicant has to verify all the details that are displayed. Once the Payment form is submitted, the respective details (Used for Calculation of fee and Age relaxation) will not be altered in any stage of application processing. Hence if any details are to be changed, the applicant should use the Modify OTPR link, modify the details, save it and again click on application payment link.

STEP-III: After checking all the data and ensuring that the data is correct the applicant has to fill application specific data such as Local/Non Local status, White card details etc., which are also used to calculate the Fee. Once all the data is filled appropriately, the applicant has to submit the payment form. On successful submission, the payment reference ID is generated and is displayed on the screen. By clicking “OK” the Applicant is shown the various payment options where he/she can select any one among them and complete the payment process as given on the screen.

STEP-IV: Once the payment is successful, payment reference ID is generated. Candidates can note the payment reference ID for future correspondence. Thereafter the applicant is directed to the application form. Applicant should provide the payment reference Id generated along with the other details required for filing the application form (other fields like OTPR ID and fees relaxations details will be prepopulated from the data submitted in the payment form for respective notification). The Applicant should check the data displayed thoroughly and should fill the application specific fields like Qualification details, Post preferences, examination centre etc., carefully and submit the Application form. Once the Application is submitted successfully then the Application Receipt is generated. The Applicant is requested to print and save the application receipt for future reference/correspondence.

NOTE: Applicant shall note that the data displayed from OTPR at the time of submitting the application will be considered for the purpose of this notification only. 

STEP-V: In any case, if the payment process is not submitted successfully, then the applicant should start the fresh payment process as mentioned in STEP-II.

STEP-VI: Once the application is submitted successfully, correction in the application form will be enabled. The corrections can be made in the application form itself. Fields which affects the Name, fee and age relaxations are not enabled for corrections.

NOTE - All the candidates are requested to submit their application with correct data. It is noticed that some of the candidates are requesting a change in the data, after the submission of the application. It is informed that such requests shall be allowed on payment of Rs.100/- (Rupees Hundred Only) for each correction. However, changes are not allowed for Name, Fee and age relaxation.

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