Assam Public Service Commission Recruitment 2014 for Forest Rangers

Assam Public Service Commission Recruitment 2014 for Forest Rangers

Assam Public Service Commission will hold the Written Examination for recruitment to the post of Forest Ranger under Environment and Forest Deptt 13.09.2015 to 18.10.2015 at different venues in Guwahati as per programme given below. The venue of the examination is mentioned in the Admission Certificate which will be uploaded in our www.apsc.nic.in along with copies of Instruction to candidates and specimen copies of the answer sheet. The admission certificate will be uploaded on 01.09.2015 and candidates will have to download their own admission certificate from the above mentioned website.

Sl. No.Date & Day TimeSubject(s)Type of Examination
1.13.09.2015 ( Sunday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonGeneral KnowledgeObjective Type
2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.MEnglishConventional Type
2.17.09.2015 ( Thursday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon1. Agriculture
2. Agricultural Engineering
3. Statistics
4. Veterinary Science
Objective Type
3.18.09.2015 ( Friday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonElectronics EngineeringObjective Type
4.22.09.2015 ( Tuesday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon1. Chemical Engineering
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechanical Engineering
Objective Type
5.30.09.2015 ( Wednesday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon1. Geology
2. Horticulture
Objective Type
6.03.10.2015 ( Saturday )2.30 PM to 4.30 PMMathematicsObjective Type
7.04.10.2015 ( Sunday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonEnvironmental ScienceObjective Type
8.08.10.2015 ( Thursday ) 2.30 PM to 4.30 PMBotanyObjective Type
9.10.10.2015 ( Saturday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonComputer ScienceObjective Type
10.11.10.2015 ( Sunday ) 10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonZoologyObjective Type
11.13.10.2015 ( Tuesday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon1. Civil Engineering
2. Electrical Engineering
Objective Type
12.15.10.2015 ( Thursday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 NoonChemistryObjective Type
13.18.10.2015 ( Sunday )10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon1. Physics
2. Forestry
Objective Type

The Assam Public Service Commission invites application for filling up 45 ( forty five ) nos. post of Forest Rangers in the Assam Forest Service under Environment and Forest Deptt, Assam in the Pay scale of Pay Band 3 ( PB-3 ), Rupee8000/- to Rupee35000/- and Grade Pay Rupee4500/- under the provisions of Rule 2(i) of “I – Rules for appointment to the Class of Forest Rangers” given in para 4 of Chapter – 1 of “Assam Forest Manual, Vol-II” and thereafter for undergoing in-service Certificate Course of Training in Forestry and under the provision of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment & Forest – Entrance and Training Rules ( Revised ), 2004 for Forest Range Officers vide Govt. of India Ministry of Environment & Forests F. No. 3-17/99- RT(II) dated 21-06-2004 as notified in Gazette of India on 22-07-2004 vide Ministry of Environment & Forests ( RT Division ) notification No. GSR. 465 (E), dtd. 21-07-2004, in any Forestry Training College / Institute, as specified by Govt. of India.

Assam PSC Job Reservation 2014 : Reservation for the above mentioned posts for SC / ST / OBC-MOBC / Women / Physically Handicapped will be as follows –

Name of PostOpen CategoryReserved for OBC / MOBCReserved for SCReserved for STPReserved for STHGrand TotalPost Reserved for PWD & type of disability
Forest RangerTotalRFWTotalRFWTotalRFWTotalRFWTotalRFWTotalRFW
1951032041213711Nil
Backlog1031202082
1951135161414511

SC – Scheduled Caste; ST ( P ) – Scheduled Tribe ( Plains ); ST ( H ) – Scheduled Tribe ( hills ); OBC – Other Backward Classes; MOBC – More Other Backward Classes; RFW – Reserved for Women.

Candidates will have to download the Assam PSC Application Form for the above mentioned post from the APSC’s website www.apsc.nic.in. No printed Application Form will be issued from the Commission’s office, Jawaharnagar, Khanapara, Guwahati – 22.

The last date of submission of duly filled up Application Forms for Assam PSC accompanied by all particulars to the Commission’s office is fixed on 8th August 2014.

1. The candidate must be an Indian Citizen as defined in Articles 5-8 of the Constitution of India.

2. Age Limit for Assam PSC Forest Rangers 2014 : Candidate must not be less than 21 years or more than 38 years of age on the 1st January, 2014. The upper age limit will be relaxed in the case of Schedule Caste / Tribes candidates upto 5 ( five ) years.

3. Assam PSC Forest Rangers Educational Qualification 2014 : Applicant must possess Bachelor’s Degree ( or equivalent ) in Science or Engineering of any recognized University with at least one of the following subjects :

  1. Agriculture
  2. Botany
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Applications / Computer Science
  5. Engineering ( Agricultural / Chemical / Civil / Computer / Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical )
  6. Environmental Science
  7. Forestry
  8. Geology
  9. Horticulture
  10. Mathematics
  11. Physics
  12. Statistics
  13. Veterinary Science
  14. Zoology

4. Minimum standards for height and chest girth for a candidate shall be as under :

Male / FemaleHeight ( cm )Chest girth ( cm )
NormalExpansion
Male Candidate1638405
Female Candidate1507905

The following minimum height standard will be allowed in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races who are residing in Assam such as Assamese, Bhutanese, Garowalis, Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Ladakhese, Mizo, Naga, Nepalese, Sikkimese and those from Arunachal Pradesh, Lahaul & Spiti, Meghalaya :

Male Candidate : 152 cm

Female Candidate : 145 cm

5. Applications for Assam PSC must be accompanied by –

  1. Original Treasury Receipt for Rupee5.00 ( Rupee2.50 for SC / ST candidates ) as Application fee and Rupee50.00/- ( Rupee25.00/- for SC / ST candidates ) as Examination fee showing the name of the post and deptt. and also full Head of Account “Non Tax Revenue, Other Non Tax Revenue 0051 PSC, 102 State PSC Application / Examination fee receipt of Assam Public Service Commission”. Unemployed candidates need not pay the above mentioned Application fee.
  2. 2 ( two ) copies of recent passport size photograph duly signed by the candidate.
  3. Certificate of age issued by respective Boards in HSLC or equivalent examination. ( self attested copy )
  4. Certificates and Marksheets of all educational qualification from HSLC onwards ( self attested copies ).
  5. Caste certificate for candidates bellowing to SC / STP / STH / OBC / MOBC from the appropriate authorities. ( Self attested copy ).

6. All candidates whether in Govt. Service or in Govt. owned undertaking or other similar organizations / Corporations / Boards / Bodies or in private employments may submit their applications direct to the Commission. Candidates submitting application through employer should ensure that it reaches the Assam Public Service Commission by the closing date failing which it is liable to be rejected, even if it had been submitted to the Controlling Officer / Employer before the closing date.

7. Any candidate in service of the State Govt. of Assam claiming age relaxation in terms of the Personal (B) Deptt. OM bearing No. ABP. 513/79/9, dated 27/03/1980 and No. ABP. 73/89/17, dated 04/01/1992 must submit the recommendation to the Commission within one month from the last date fixed for submission of form. However, they must submit their duly filled application within the time specified. Any recommendation received after the aforesaid day shall not be entertained and the Assam PSC application shall be rejected.

N.B :

  1. Application for Assam PSC must be signed by the candidate.
  2. No documents / certificates / marksheets etc. will be entertained after the last date of submission of application.
  3. Canvassing in any form either to the Chairman or Members of the Commissions in respect of candidature shall be treated as a disqualification.
  4. Incomplete application in terms of Assam PSC advertisement will summarily be rejected.
  5. The fees are not refundable and no Postal Order / Bank Draft / Money Order etc. will be accepted in lieu of Treasury Receipt.

8. Candidates whose applications are accepted will be required to appear in a Assam PSC written examination after which they will be interviewed. Male / Female Candidates must pass a walking test covering a distance of 25 km. / 16 km within 4 ( four ) hours on foot respectively and a medical examination by the Medical Board and those candidates found fit in the above will be required to produce a health certificate signed by the Medical Board in the form prescribed in Article 49 of the Civil Service Regulation of the corresponding Rules in the supplementary rules testifying the candidate’s sound hearing and general physical fitness for rough outdoor work in the Forest Department and to the fact that he bears on his body the marks of successful vaccination.

9. The date of Assam PSC Forest Rangers written examination, physical test and interview will be notified in due course.

A. The written examination for Assam PSC job 2014 shall be held in the following manner :

Sl. No.Compulsory subjectsMarksType of examinationDuration
1.English ( Essay & Precis writing etc. )100Conventional essay type3.00 hrs
2.General Knowledge100OMR ( Multiple choice objective type )2.00 hrs
Optional subjects :
1.Any two of the following Optional subjects ( one paper each subject )200 ( each paper )OMR ( Multiple choice objective type )2.00 hrs ( each paper )
  1. Agriculture
  2. Botany
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Applications / Computer Science
  5. Engineering ( Agricultural / Chemical / Civil / Computer / Electrical / Electronics / Mechanical )
  6. Environmental Science
  7. Forestry
  8. Geology
  9. Horticulture
  10. Mathematics
  11. Physics
  12. Statistics
  13. Veterinary Science
  14. Zoology
    ( The standard of these subjects shall be that of a Bachelor’s Degree )
    Note :No candidate shall be allowed to take more than one subject from the following groups :

    1. Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering & Veterinary Science.
    2. Chemical Engineering & Chemistry.
    3. Computer Applications / Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
    4. Electrical Engineering & Electronics Engineering
    5. Mathematics & Statistics.

B. Assam PSC Interview 2014 : The Assam Public Service Commission shall conduct an interview for the candidates who qualify in the written examination. The maximum marks for the interview shall be 75.

9. The candidate will be required to defray their expenses in connection with the written examination, interview, physical test, and medical examination. No Travelling Allowances are allowed for these purposes.

10.

  1. The candidates so selected by the Commission shall be appointed as Forest Ranger on probation by the State Government and will be required to join in any of the Colleges as directed on the 1st day of commencement of the course for undergoing 18 ( eighteen ) months training Course for Forest Rangers and the period under training shall be treated as on probation.
  2. An officer on probation on joining in the College to undergo the 18 ( eighteen ) months training Course for Forest Rangers shall abide by the Entrance and Training Rules ( Revised ) 2004 for Forest Range Officers notified by the Government of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests.
  3. If any officer on probation fails to obey standing order and directions issued by the College authority in addition to the general rules as laid down in the Entrance and Training Rules (Revised) 2004 for Forest Range Officers for smooth conducting the training course and if found involved in any untoward activities, will be liable for disciplinary action as per prevalent rules.
  4. On successful completion of 18 ( eighteen ) months course for Forest Rangers at State Forest Service College, the officer on probation will be awarded Certificate in Forestry and will join in duty as Forest Rangers in Assam Forest Service on being directed by the Govt. of Assam, Environment & Forest Department.
  5. An officer on probation failing to obtain Certificate in Forestry at the end of 18 ( eighteen ) months is liable to be withdrawn from the college and all the expenses incurred by the Govt. for his education during 18 months will be recovered from him, his parents, or guardian or surety.

11. The Assam PSC officer on probation will have to :

  1. Execute an agreement and a Bond with two sureties for a sum of Rupee6,00,000/- for the bond or such other amount prescribed by Govt. binding themselves to work diligently during the period of training and to serve the Govt. of Assam.
  2. Either to deposit a sum of Rupee2000/- or any amount as fixed by Government as surety for the same amount to the satisfaction of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force, Assam.

12. Besides they will have to deposit a sum of Rupee6000/- as caution money or any other amount as fixed by Govt. in the post office pledged as security to the Principal of the concerned training college / Institute within 15 ( fifteen ) days of their admission to the college as required under Rule 43 of the Rules of the Certificate course in Forestry.

  1. The officer on probation while undergoing 18 ( eighteen ) months course at any training colleges, as decided by the Govt. will draw their pay and allowance for the period of 18 ( eighteen ) months commencing from the date of joining the college to the date of completion of the 18 ( eighteen ) months course subject to satisfactory progress.
  2. The grade Pay, D.A. or any other amount subject to revision by the Government.

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