TNPSC Recruitment 2018 : Apply Online For The Post Of Forest Apprentice


TNPSC recruitment 2018 Notification to fill 148 for the post of Forest Apprentice included in Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service has been released. If you are looking to get all the necessary information about TNPSC Recruitment this year you are in the right place. Go through my article here and find all the helpful information here.

This is a great opportunity for all the candidates seeking for govt jobs all over the country. According to the TNPSC notifications, these are the post for which the recruitments will proceed…

Name of the Post and Post
Name of the Service
and Code No.
Number of VacanciesScale of Pay
Forest Apprentice
(Post Code No. 1652)
Tamil Nadu Forest
Subordinate Service
(Service Code 008)
148Level- 20
Rs.37,700- 1,19,500
Forest Apprentice
(Post Code No. 1652)
(Shortfall vacancies
for SC applicants only)
10 (SC Shortfall)

TNPSC Notification for the post of Forest Apprentice releases on 04.07.2018. To participate in the exam you need to apply online before 1.08.2018.

You can apply for the post by logging in to TNPSC Portal. Or Click Here to Apply. The last date for payment of examination through Bank is 03.08.2018. You need to pay the exam fee from any branch of State Bank of India or Indian Bank. For more details switch to official website.

Examination Fees

An examination fee of Rs 150 has to be paid at the time of submitting the online application if you do not fall under the exempted category.

Another fee of Rs 150 for One Time Registration needs to be paid at the time of registration. However, the One Time Registration charges are for the candidates registering for the first time. (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O.
(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated

Here is what you need to have to apply for the post of Forest Apprentice.

TNPSC Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

Tamilnadu Public Service Commission is a state govt own body of officials. They recruit to fill the vacancies on the various post across Tamilnadu through the year, and this time it is for the Forest Apprentice. As an aspirant, you must have the information about the eligibility criteria. Here is another table to provide you with the right knowledge of eligibility criteria. Go through and find yourself eligible…

  1. Age
    SI. No.Category of ApplicationsMinimum Age
    (should have completed)
    Maximum Age
    (Should not have completed)
    1.Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Castes (Arunthathiyar), Scheduled Tribes, Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities, Backward Classes, Backward Classes (Muslim) and Destitute Widows of all castes18 Years as on 01.04.201835 Years as on 01.04.2018
    2.“Others” [ i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and DWs of all castes]18 Years as on 01.04.201830 Years as on 01.04.2018
    3.For Ex-Servicemen (Irrespective of caste)18 Years as on 01.04.201837 Years as on 01.04.2018
  2. Educational Qualification
    Name Of The PostEducational Qualification
    Forest ApprenticeMust have a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or its equivalent degree of any Institution or University recognized by UGC
    Or, in the second case candidates with a Bachelor's Degree of any UGC recognized institution or University in one of the following subjects are also eligible
    1. Agriculture
    2. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
    3. Botany
    4. Chemistry
    5. Computer Applications / Computer Science
    6. Engineering (All Engineering subjects including Agricultural Engineering)
    7. Environmental Science
    8. Geology
    9. Horticulture
    10. Marine Biology
    11. Mathematics
    12. Physics
    13. Statistics
    14. Wildlife biology
    15. Zoology

    According to the TNPSC Notifications, the candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry is more preferred. And the other candidates with Bachelor’s degree on the subject mentioned will be considered, only if the Forestry graduate candidates are not available for selection.
  3. Physical Qualification
    Male candidates should have a minimum height of 163 cms and the female candidates should have a minimum height of 150 cms. In the case of chest measurement, it should be like this…
    For Men: On full expiration should not measure less than 84 cms and on full inspiration should not measure less than 89 cms. The difference has to be more the 5 cms as well.
    For Women: On full expiration should not measure less than 79 cms and on full inspiration should not measure less than 84 cms. The difference has to be more the 5 cms as well.

Since you have found yourself eligible for the exam now you must have to know about the exam pattern and the syllabus. In this section, I’m going to give you a full view of the exam pattern of Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service recruitment.

The written exam will commence within 09.10.2018 to 16.10.2018. Therefore, you have only a few more months left to prepare for the best. Since I can understand the most important of preparing is to know every bit of the syllabus and the exam pattern I have given a full overview here, for you…

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The selection will be made depending on the performance in the written exam, Physical fitness test and finally the interview.

The physical test will commence under the supervision of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and it will be held before admission to oral test.

Male and Female candidates have to undergo a physical test of a walk over 25 Kms and 16 Kms respectively.

At the main written exam paper, there will be objective type questions. Following is the clear overview of the written exam pattern and syllabus.


SubjectDurationFull Marks of the PaperMinimum Qualifying Marks For SCs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMMinimum Qualifying Marks For Others
Paper-I : Optional Subject – 1
(Degree Std.) (200 Questions)
3 Hours300306 out of 1020408 out of 1020
Paper-II : Optional Subject - 2
(Degree Std.) (200 Questions)
3 Hours300
Paper-III: Compulsory Subjects3 Hours300
Interview and Record120

You need to select the optional subject from the following list of 17 subjects. You can choose only a single subject from a group. Let’s take a look…

Group I
1. Agriculture (Code No.284)
2. Horticulture (CodeNo.278)
3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Science (Code No.296)
Group II
4. Computer Applications (Code No.288)
5. Computer Science (Code No.286)
Group III
6. Mathematics (CodeNo.276)
7. Statistics (Code No.274)
Other Subjects
8. Botany (Code No.268)
9. Chemistry (Code No.243)
10. Engineering (All Engineering
subjects including Agricultural
Engineering) (Code No. 230)
11. Environmental Science (Code No.298)
12. Forestry (Code No.283)
13. Geology (Code No.239)
14. Marine Biology (Code No.293)
15. Physics (Code No.241)
16. Wildlife biology (Code No.291)
17. Zoology (Code No.270)

Along with that, the Paper III includes the Compulsory Subjects

General Studies: 150 Questions (Degree Standard)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test: 50 Questions (S.S.L.C Standard)

Now let’s have a look at the distribution of vacancies.

TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Distribution Of Vacancies

The distribution of the 148 vacancies for the post of Forest Apprentice is as follows…

TNPSC Notification

Full form of the abbreviations used in tables throughout the content…

GT– General Turn, BC – Backward Class, BCM – Backward Class Muslim, MBC/DC – Most Backward Class / Denotified Community, SC-Scheduled Caste, SC(A) – Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars),
ST-Scheduled Tribe, G – General, W- Women, PSTM – Persons Studied in Tamil Medium, HH – Hard of Hearing, LC -Leprosy Cured, AC – Acid Attack Victims.

Anyway, folks! Best wishes for your coming exam. Hope the article helped you to get the proper information on the latest TNPSC Recruitment. For further information about Tamilnadu Govt. Job, read my other article on the website. Visit our website regularly to get the latest recruitment news and recruitment notifications.


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