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Kerala Beat Forest Officer Examination

If you are looking to become a Beat Forest Officer in Kerala State Forest Department, it is the right time.

PSC has announced its latest Beat Forest Officer exam notification and both men and women candidates can apply.

It is district-wise direct recruitment and the age limit to apply for Beat Forest Officer examination is 19-30 years.

Important details like notification number, last date to apply etc are provided in the chart below.

Notification Name of The Post Last Date to Apply
582/2017 Beat Forest Officer 31-01-2018

How to Apply for Beat Forest Officer
Only the online mode of applications will be accepted by the Public Service Commission.

In order to apply for the vacancies reported, you should follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the Official Kerala PSC website. Link is given below.

  2. Log in using the Username and Password you have created

  3. Click on Notification and select District wise Direct recruitment

  4. Search for category number 582/2017 and click apply

It is district-wise direct recruitment and candidates can select only one district. Public Service Commission bars candidates from applying for more than one district.

Beat Forest Officer Selection Process
The selection procedure includes three stages. They are:

  1. Written Examination
    The first stage of the recruitment of Beat Forest Officer in Kerala Forest Department is the OMR based written examination.

    100 questions will be asked in the written test. Date of Kerala Beat Forest Officer OMR test is given in the chart below.

  2. Endurance Test

    In the Endurance Test, male applicants must run 2 km distance in 13 minutes.

    Endurance test of female candidates is to run 2 KiloMeter distance in 15 minutes.

    Date of the endurance test for both male and female candidates will be updated in the chart given below.

  3. Physical Efficiency Test

    Physical efficiency test for the male Beat Forest Officer recruitment includes eight items.

    He must qualify in any of the Five events out of the Eight events specified below.

    No: Item One Star Standards
    1 100 Meters Run 14 Seconds
    2 High Jump 132.20 cm
    3 Long Jump 457.20 cm
    4 Putting the Shot (7264 gm) 609.60 cm
    5 Throwing the cricket ball 6096 cm
    6 Rope climbing (using hand only) 365.80 cm
    7 Pull up or chinning 8 times
    8 1500 meters run 5 minutes & 44 seconds

    In the Physical Efficiency Test of Female Beat Forest Officer applicants, one must qualify in any of the Five events out of the Nine events specified below of the National Physical Efficiency one-star standard test.

    Date of Physical efficiency test of female beat forest officer candidates will be updated below.

    No: Item One Star Standards
    1 100 Meters Run 14 Seconds
    2 High Jump 132.20 cm
    3 Long Jump 457.20 cm
    4 Putting the Shot (4000 gm) 400 cm
    5 200 Metre Run 36 Seconds
    6 Throwing the thrown ball 1400 cm
    7 Pull up or chinning 8 times
    8 Shuttle Race (4 X 25 m) 26 seconds
    9 Skipping (One Minute) 80 times

Minimum Eligibility to Apply
  1. Educational Qualification

    Minimum educational qualification required to apply for both men and woman Beat Forest Officer post is pass in Plus Two Examination conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala or equivalent examination.

  2. Minimum Physical Requirements Minimum physical qualification required for both male and female beat forest officer is given in the chart below.

    Sex Height Minimum Chest Chest Expansion
    Male minimum of 168 cm minimum of 81cm 5 cm
    Female Minimum of 157 cm


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