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MPPSC Forest Services Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) determines the eligibility for the MPPSC Forest Service such as the required age limit, educational qualification and other criteria for the Forest Services Recruitment 2022. The candidates need to go through the MPPSC Forest Service eligibility criteria minutely to make sure they are eligible to apply for the post or will have their applications cancelled in the selection process.

  • MPPSC has announced a total of 63 vacancies for the posts of Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF), Forest Ranger (FR) and Project Manager (PM) (2nd, 3rd grade).
  • The selection process for the MPPSC Forest Service exam includes a preliminary and main test, an interview round, a physical standard test and a medical test.
  • MPPSC Forest Service application process will start from 10th January 2022 and will continue till 9th February 2022.

Read on to know more about the MPPSC Forest Service eligibility criteria and know if you are eligible to apply for the posts.

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria - Important Details
Age Limit 21-40 years for ACF
21-33 years for FR & PM
(category-wise age relaxations applicable)
Educational Qualification Minimum qualification of graduation in Science or Engineering with specific subjects
Nationality Must be a citizen of India
Number of Attempts Until Crossing the Maximum Eligible Age
Experience No prior experience is required.

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria – Age Limit

MPPSC Forest Service eligibility has set different age limits for different posts such as Assistant Conservator of Forest, Forest Ranger and Project Manager. The Commission has granted some relaxation for the prerequisite age limit to the backward classes. Check the table below for more details:

Name of the Post Maximum Age Limit Minimum Age Limit
Assistant Conservator of Forest 40 21
Forest Ranger & Project Manager (2nd & 3rd grade) 33 21

The upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for the female candidates, SC/ST, OBC, EWS, State Govt employees, etc.

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria – Educational Qualification

The MPPSC Forest Service eligibility criteria state different educational qualifications for different posts available. The details have been stated below: For the Assistant Conservator of Forest posts:

  • But in the case of graduation with pure Mathematics or Statistics, he must have taken any one of the following subjects in Higher Secondary Matriculation or equivalent examination.
  • The candidate should be a graduate (or equivalent) in Science or Engineering from a recognized university with at least one of the following subjects: - Natural Science (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Biology) Mathematics, Statistics, Geosciences, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Ecology, Veterinary Science (Veterinary Science), Computer Application Science/Engineering (Agricultural, Chemistry, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Electronics Mechanical)
    1. Biology
    2. Physics
    3. Chemistry

For the Forest Ranger and Project Manager (2nd, 3rd Grade) posts:

  • The candidate should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent foreign qualification in science/mechanics/agroforestry from a recognized university in India.
  • The candidate must have taken at least one of the following subjects in undergraduate degree: Physics / Chemistry / Zoology / Botany / Geology / Mathematics / Statistics / Forestry / Agriculture / Horticulture / Mechanics (Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Chemical / Electronics / Computer)

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria - Physical Measurement

MPPSC Forest Service eligibility states physical measurement that needs to be followed by all the aspirants applying for the posts under State Forest Services. Relaxation is granted by the Commission to candidates from certain categories and service backgrounds. All the details have been discussed in the table below:

For Men:- The physical measurements that need to be followed by all the male candidates along with the relaxations offered for different categories as per the MPPSC Forest Service eligibility criteria have been stated below -

Sr. No

Category

Height (cm)

Chest (cm)

Physical Efficiency Test (4 hours walk)

1.

General

163

79 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

25 km

2.

OBC

163

79 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

25 km

3.

SC

163

79 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

25 km

4.

ST

152

79 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

25 km

For Women:- MPPSC Forest Service eligibility criteria have certain physical measurements that need to be followed by all the female candidates along with the relaxations offered for different categories. Details have been discussed in the table below -

Sr. No

Category

Height (cm)

Chest (cm)

Physical Efficiency Test (4 hours walk)

1.

General

150

74 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

ACF: 14 km

FR & PM: 16 km

2.

OBC

150

74 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

ACF: 14 km

FR & PM: 16 km

3.

SC

150

74 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

ACF: 14 km

FR & PM: 16 km

4.

ST

145

74 cm (minimum expansion 5 cm)

ACF: 14 km

FR & PM: 16 km

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria – Nationality

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) categorically states that only the citizens of India can apply for the various posts under MP Forest Service in accordance with the eligibility for the MPPSC Forest Service. Though candidates from all over the country are eligible to apply for the Forest services exam, they need to be a domicile of Madhya Pradesh. Candidates who fail to show proof of the above two conditions will not be entertained during the recruitment process.

MPPSC Forest Service Eligibility Criteria – Number of Attempts

MPPSC Forest Service eligibility states no specific number for how many times the candidates can apply for the vacant posts. Aspirants are allowed to take as many attempts as they want to after reaching the minimum age limit for MPPSC Forest Service. The candidates are free to apply till he/she reaches the maximum age limit, according to the eligibility for the MPPSC Forest Service.

MPPSC Forest Service Exam Pattern 2022

The exam will consist of prelims and main exams. Both of these exams will consist of multiple-choice questions. 

MPPSC Forest Service Prelims Exam Pattern 2022:-

MPPSC Forest Service Prelims is the first stage of the selection process, in this test a total of two papers will be asked. Questions will be asked from paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 consists of subjects like General Studies and General Aptitude Test. 

The exam will be conducted for a total of 400 marks. 

Check the table below to get detailed information about the exam.

Paper

Subject

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration (hour)

Paper 1

General Studies

100

200

2

Paper 2

General Aptitude Test

100

200

2

  • The marks scored in this exam are not considered for final merit. This exam is just for screening purposes.
  • There shall be no negative marking.
  • There shall be 100 questions in each paper worth 2 marks.

MPPSC Forest Service Mains Exam Pattern 2022:-

The MPPSC Forest Service Mains Exam pattern comprises two Parts i.e Part A and Part B. In Part, A question will be asked from the subjects like General Knowledge of M.P, Politics, and Economy of M.P. whereas in Part B questions will be asked from Forestry and General Science.

Paper No.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time

Paper A

General Study, General Knowledge of MP, Elementary 

Mathematics, General Hindi & General English

50

150

3 hours

Paper B

 

Forestry and General Science

100

300

Total Marks of Online Examination

450

Interview

50

Total Marks

500

  • The exam will be conducted for a total of 450 marks, in Part A and Part B a total of 150 questions will be asked
  • For every correct answer candidates will be awarded 3 marks while for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The language of the question paper shall be both English and Hindi

MPPSC Forest Service Mains Physical Efficiency Test 2022:-

To check candidates’ fitness for the post, the Commission will conduct a Physical efficiency Test. In this test, candidates will be asked to perform tasks. Check the table below to get detailed information about the test.

PST Test

Male candidates

Female candidates

Physical Efficiency Test (4 hours walk)

25 km

Assistant Conservator of Forest post: 14 km

Forest Ranger: 16 km

Syllabus for MPPSC Forest Service Exam 2022

Check the table below to know about the MPPSC Forest Service Prelims examination . The exam will be conducted in two papers. 

Check the detailed syllabus below:-

Paper- 1 General Studies:-

1. History, Culture and Literature of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Major events and Major dynasties in the history of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Contribution of Madhya Pradesh in freedom movement.
  • Major arts and Sculpture of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major Tribes and Dialects of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major festivals, Folk music, Folk arts and Folk literature of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Important Literator of Madhya Pradesh and their literature.
  • Religious and tourist places of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Important Tribal Personalities of Madhya Pradesh.

2. History of India.

  • Major features, Events and their administrative, Social and Economical Systems of Ancient and Mediaeval India.
  • Social and Religious reform movements in the 19th and 20th century.
  • Independence struggle and Indian National Movement for Freedom.
  • Integration and Reorganisation of India after Independence.

3. Geography of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Forest, Forest Produce, Wild life, Rivers, Mountains and Mountain ranges of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Climate of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Natural and Mineral resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Transport in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major Irrigation and Electrical Projects in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Agriculture based industries in Madhya Pradesh.

4. Geography of World and India :-

  • Physical Geography :- Physical features and Natural regions.
  • Natural Resources:- Forest, Mineral resources, Water, Agriculture, Wildlife, National Parks/Sanctuaries/Safari.
  • Social Geography:- Population related Demography (Population growth, Age, Sex ratio, Literacy)
  • Economic Geography: – Natural and Human resources (Industry, Modes of Transport)
  • Continents/Countries/Oceans/Rivers/Mountains of the world.
  • Natural Resources of the World.
  • Conventional and Non conventional Energy Resources.

5. (A) Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh

  • Constitutional System of Madhya Pradesh (Governor, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly, High Court).
  • Three-tier System of Panchayati Raj and Urban Administration in Madhya Pradesh.

(B) Economy of Madhya Pradesh

  • Demography and Census of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Economic Development of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Major Industries of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Castes of Madhya Pradesh, Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Madhya Pradesh and Major Welfare Schemes of State.

 

6. Constitution, Government and Economy of India.

  • Government India act 1919 and 1935.
  • Constituent Assembly.
  • Union Executive, President and Parliament.
  • Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizens and Directive Principles of State policy.
  • Constitutional Amendments.
  • Supreme Court and Judicial System.
  • Indian Economy, Industrial Development and Foreign trade, Import and Export.
  • Financial Institutions- Reserve Bank of India, Nationalised Banks, Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), National Stock Exchange (NSE), Non Banking Financial Institutions.   

7. Science and Technology.

  • Basic Principles of Science.
  • Important Indian Scientific Research Institutions and Their achievements, Satellite and Space technology.
  • Environment and Biodiversity.
  • Ecological System.
  • Nutrition, Food and Nutrient.
  • Human Body.
  • Agricultural Product Technology.
  • Food Processing.
  • Health Policy and Programmes.
  • Pollution, Natural Disasters and Management.

8. Current International and National Affairs.

  • Important Personalities and Places
  • Major Events
  • Important Sports Institutes, Sports Competitions and Awards of India and Madhya Pradesh.

9. Information and Communication Technology

  • Electronics, Information and Communication Technology
  • Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security
  • E-Governance
  • Internet and Social Networking Sites
  • E-commerce

10. National and Regional Constitutional / Statutory Bodies

  • Election Commission of India
  • State Election Commission
  • Union Public Service Commission
  • Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Comptroller and Auditor General
  • NITI Aayog
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Women Commission
  • Child Protection Commission
  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission
  • Backward class Commission
  • Information Commission
  • Vigilance Commission
  • National Green Tribunal
  • Food preservation Commission etc.

 

Paper- 2 GENERAL APTITUDE TEST

  • Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skill including communication skill
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, order of magnitude class X level) Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. Class X level)
  • Hindi Language Comprehension Skill (Class X level)

MPPSC Forest Service Syllabus for Mains 2022:-

The MPSPC Forest Service Syllabus for the Mains exam will be conducted in two papers i.e Paper A and Paper B. Check the table below to know subjects which will come in the mains exam.

Paper A

Paper B

1.General Knowledge of Madhya Pradesh 

  • Important Historical Events & Major Dynasties
  • Art, Architecture and Culture of M.P.
  • Main Festival, Folk Music & Folk art of M.P.
  • Main Tourist places of M.P.
  • Important personalities of M.P.

 

2. Geography of Madhya Pradesh

  • Forest, Mountains, and Rivers of M.P.
  • The climate of M.P.
  • Natural and Mineral resources

 

3. Politics and Economy of M.P.

  • Panchayati raj in M.P.
  • Social System of MP
  • Main industries of M.P,
  • Agriculture & Agri Based Industry
 

4. Current Events of Nations, International, and M.P.

  • Welfare scheme of M.P. state
  • Important Events
  • Famous sports competitions.
  • Famous Personalities & Places
 

5. Information & Communication Technology

  • Electronics, Computers, Information & Technology
  • Robotics, AI, Cyber Security
  • E-Governance
  • Internet & Social Networking Site
  • E-commerce

 

Forestry and General Science

  • Forest and Forestry
  • Forest Utilization
  • Forest Policy & Legislation
  • Forest Protection
  • Tribes of Madhya Pradesh
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Environment
  • Elementary Mathematics
    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Trigonometry
 
  • General Mental Ability

 
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