Coaching For Forest Apprentice 2018

Applications are invited only through online mode up to 01.08.2018 for Direct Recruitment to the  following post:

Name of the Post and Post

  1. Forest Apprentice (Post Code No. 1652)

Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service (Service Code 008)

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  1. Forest Apprentice

(Post Code No. 1652)

(Shortfall vacancies

for SC applicants only)

It is mandatory for the applicants to register their basic particulars through One Time online

Registration system on payment of Rs.150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards

registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. [The One Time Registration will bevalid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be  renewed by paying the prescribed fee.]





Date of Notification 04.07.2018

Last date for submission of online application 01.08.2018

Last date for payment of Examination Fee through

Bank (State Bank of India or Indian Bank) 03.08.2018


Date and Time of Written Examination

Paper – I (Optional Subject – I)

Paper – II (Optional Subject – II)

Paper – III (General Studies)

23.09.2018 to 30.09.2018 F.N & A.N





(A) AGE LIMIT (as on 01.04.2018)Sl.

No. Category of Applicants Minimum 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 castes

18 Years 35 years



  1. “Others” [ i.e Applicants not belonging to

SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs

and DWs of all castes]

18 Years 30 years


  1. For Ex-Servicemen (Irrespective of caste) 18 Years 37 years

*Differently Abled Persons are eligible for age concession up to 10 years over and above the

maximum age limit prescribed


(i) “Others” [i.e Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] who

have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if

they are within the age limit.

(ii) Paragraph 5 of the “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply to this recruitment.

(Age concession for Ex-Servicemen mentioned in the “Instructions to Applicants” will not apply

to this recruitment)



Applicants should possess the following qualification on the date of notification. Name of the post



(a) Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or its equivalent degree of any Institution or University recognized by UGC




(b) Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent degree in any one of the following subjects from any Institution or University recognized by UGC


  1. Agriculture

  2. Animal Husbandry and

Veterinary Science

  1. Botany

  2. Chemistry

  3. Computer Applications /

Computer Science

  1. Engineering (All Engineering

subjects including Agricultural


  1. Environmental Science

  2. Geology

  3. Horticulture

  4. Marine Biology

  5. Mathematics

  6. Physics

  7. Statistics

  8. Wildlife biology

  9. Zoology



(i) The educational qualification prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing therequired qualification in the order of studies SSLC + HSC or its equivalent + U.G. degree

 (Results of the examination should have been declared on or before the date of Notification)

(ii) Applicants claiming equivalence of qualification to the prescribed qualification should

submit evidence for equivalence of qualification in the form of G.O. issued prior to the date of

this notification, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. The G.Os issued

declaring equivalence of prescribed qualification after the date of this notification will not be

accepted. (Section 25(b) of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act

2016). A list of Equivalence of qualification in the related subject is available in Annexure – I

to this notification.(Refer also the disclaimer announced with the notification)

(Refer para 10 of the “Instructions to Applicants”)



  1. SCHEME OF MAIN WRITTEN EXAMINATION (OBJECTIVE TYPE) AND ORAL TEST Subject Duration Maximum Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks

for selection SCs, SC(A), STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCM Others


Paper-I : Optional Subject – 1

(Degree Std.) (200 Questions)


Paper-II : Optional Subject – 2

(Degree Std.) (200 Questions)


Any two optional subjects from the

following 17 subjects given below

subject to the conditions that the

applicant shall not be allowed to take

more than one subject in the same



Group I

  1. Agriculture (Code No.284)

  2. Horticulture (CodeNo.278)

  3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary

Science (Code No. 296)


Group II

  1. Computer Applications (Code


  1. Computer Science (Code No.286)


Group III

  1. Mathematics (CodeNo.276)

  2. Statistics (Code No.274)


Other Subjects

  1. Botany (Code No.268)

  2. Chemistry (Code No.243)

  3. Engineering (All Engineering

subjects including Agricultural

Engineering) (Code No. 230)

  1. Environmental Science

(Code No.298)

  1. Forestry (Code No.283)

  2. Geology (Code No.239)

  3. Marine Biology (Code No.293)

  4. Physics (Code No.241)

  5. Wildlife biology (Code No.291)

  6. Zoology (Code No.270)


Compulsory Subject


General Studies

(Degree Std.) (150 Questions)

Aptitude and Mental Ability Test

(S.S.L.C. Std.) (50 Questions)

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