Kerala Range Forest Officer

Last Updated:-March 29, 2023
Public Service Commission has invited applications from eligible candidates to recruit Range Forest Officer post in Kerala Forest Department. Age limit to apply for Forest Range Officer in Kerala for general category candidates is 19-31 years. Only those having Degree in Forestry can apply. The selected candidates shall be required to undergo Range Forest Officer Course in any one of the Institutions under the Director of Forestry Education, Government of India for a period as prescribed by the Government of India from time to time and one-year practical training. Monthly salary of a Forest Ranger in Kerala is 39500 - 83000 Indian Rupees.
Notification NumberName of The PostLast Date to Apply
544/2017Range Forest Officer17-January-2018

Kerala Forest Range Officer Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Kerala PSC conducts a written examination as the first stage in selecting Forest Ranger. Forest Range Officer written examination syllabus, optional subjects, and mark distribution are given in the chart below.
PaperSubjectTotal Marks
1General Knowledge100
3Optional Subject 1200
4Optional Subject 2200

Optional subjects are Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Application/Computer Science, Engineering (Agriculture/Chemical/Civil/Computer/Electrical/Electronics/
Mechanical) Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Zoology. (The standard of these subjects shall be that of a Bachelors Degree and to see the combinations which are not accepted PSC, check the latest gazette notification).

Forest Range Officer Repeated Questions
To win Forest Range Officer examination conducted by Kerala PSC, you should start with solving previous year question papers. Some of the GK questions asked in previous question papers set by PSC include;

Kerala Forest Range Officer Selection Procedure
Now let us check various stages in the selection of a Ranger in Kerala. It is a three-stage procedure which starts with a written test. Those who are qualified in the competitive written examination will be called for a walking test.

In the walking test, male candidates must cover a distance of 25 (twenty-five) kilometers within four hours on foot and women candidates must cover 16 (sixteen) Kilo Meters on foot within 4 hours. Those who have successfully passed the walking test will be called for interview.

Minimum Physical & Educational Qualification to Apply
  • Educational Qualification
    A Degree in Forestry from Kerala Agriculture University or any equivalent Degree from any University, Institution or Deemed University recognized by Government of India or Government of Kerala for this purpose.
  • Age limit
    Candidates in 19-31 age limit are eligible to apply for the post with usual age relaxation to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Communities
  • Minimum Height
    Minimum height to apply for Kerala Forest Range Officer post for men is 163 cm and for women, it is 150 cm.
  • Chest – 79 cm (normal) and Chest expansion: 5 cm
  • Ear - hearing should be perfect
  • Eye
    Must be certified to possess visual standards specified below without glasses
    Distant visionNear visionColour visionNight Blindness
    6/6 Snellen0.5 SnellenNormalNil
  • Muscles and Joints
    No paralysis and all joints with free movements
  • How to Link Aadhaar With Your PAN
How to Apply For Range Forest Officer Exam
To apply online, follow the instructions below. If you have not added your Aadhaar number on the official Kerala PSC website, you should do it immediately.
  1. The first step to apply for Forest Ranger post is to log in the official Kerala PSC website using the link below

  2. Click on Notification

  3. Click on Click on Statewide - Direct - General Notifications

  4. Now you need to Look for the notification for Range Forest Officer from the list and the category number is 544/2017. Click Apply

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