AP Forest Department Recruitment-2019 (Apply for 430 FBO & ABO Jobs)

AP Forest Department Recruitment – 2019: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has invited applications from job seekers for Forest Beat Officer (FBO) and Assistant Beat Officer (ABO) for 430 vacancies. Which are filled in the Department of Forest Sub Service. People who are interested can go through the detailed notification below and apply online.

1. Important Dates and Highlights of the Notification:

Name of the BoardAPPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission)
DepartmentA.P. Forest Sub Service
No. of Vacancies430

 (Forest Beat Officer: 330 Posts)

(Assistant Beat Officer: 100 Posts)
Where to work?Andhra Pradesh
Application modeOnline
Application Start Date8th March 2019 (Initially it was on 5th March 2019)
Last Date27th March 2019
Last Date for Fee Payment26th March 2019 (up to 11:59 midnight)
Written Examination (Prelims)26th May 2019
Mains ExamAugust 2019
Age Limit18-30 Years as of 1st July 2019
How to ApplyThrough OTPR

 2. AP Forest Department Recruitment-2019 Vacancy Details:

Note: Physically Challenged candidates are not eligible to apply for these posts.

Carried Forward Posts
Forest Beat Officer (FBO)17
Assistant Beat Officer (ABO)09
Fresh Posts
Forest Beat Officer (FBO)313
Assistant Beat Officer (ABO)91
Total No. of Vacancies430

 Q. What is Carried Forward Posts?

A. The vacancies which are carried forward from previous year recruitment are called carried forward posts.

3. Eligibility Criteria

3.1 Eligibility Criteria for FBO and ABO Posts
  • Candidate must be the citizen of India
  • Candidate should have good health condition and should not have any body defects
3.2 Educational Qualification:
  • Applicant must complete the Intermediate Education or its equivalent from any of the recognized Board.
3.3 Physical Requirements:

Candidates must have the below physical requirement

Male Candidates
Chest84 (Chest Expansion not less than 5cm)
Walking Test (After Written Test)25 km in 4 hours
Female Candidates
Chest79 (Chest Expansion not less than 5cm)
Walking Test (After Written Test)16 km in 4 hours
  • 5 cm height relaxation in case of candidate belonging to Gurkha, Nepal, Assam, NAFA, Naga, Manipuri, Gauhati, Kummoni, Sikkim, Bhutan and Scheduled Tribes.
  • Applicant should have normal eye sight
  • Walking test is just an eligibility test; it will not carry any marks.
  • All the candidates must complete the medical examination test at Visakhapatnam Medical Board
3.4 Age Limit:
  • Candidate must have minimum age of 18 Years and the maximum of 30 years as on 1st July 2019.
  • Means candidate must not be born before 2nd July 1989 and not after 1st July 2001.
AP Forest Department Recruitment-2019 Age Limit

3.5 Age Relaxation:

  • 5 Years age relaxation for candidates belonging to SC/ST and BC Category

 4. Application Fee

Application Processing FeeRs. 250/-
Examination FeeRs. 80/-
Fee exemption of Rs. 80/- for the candidates belonging to SC/ST and BC Categories.

4.1 Mode of Fee Payment:

  • Fee payments have to be one in the official website of APPSC through NET Banking / Credit Card / Debit Card
  • Fee paid in the website is not refundable
  • DDs are not acceptable
  • 100/- will be charged for corrections (Not for correcting name, fee and age relaxation)

5. Online Application Process:

Step 1: Visit the official website of APPSC i.e. www.psc.ap.gov.in

Step 2: If you are applying for the first time register for OTPR (One Time Profile Registration) at www.psc.ap.gov.in to get OTPR ID (Step-by-step procedure has been explained after this paragraph).

Step 3: If you already have OTPR ID then login to www.psc.ap.gov.in website and enter your OTPR ID and password.

Step 4: Click on “Online Application Submission” at the bottom right corner of the website

Step 5: Fill out the necessary details and click on the submission

Note: We will update the direct link on 8th March 2019

APPSC One Time Profile Registration (OTPR) Step by Step Process:

Step 1: Visit www.psc.ap.gov.in website

Step 2: Click on the One Time Profile Registration link at right side widget of the website

Step 3: You can see the options like Direct Recruitment and Departmental Test. Click on New Registration in the Direct Recruitment row.

Step 4: Fill out all the required details and upload your passport size photograph and signature and then click on the preview

Step 5: After getting a preview of your application, check for spelling mistakes, if everything is good then click on submit button.

Step 6: A unique ID has been generated. Remember OTPR ID for further use.

6. Scheme of Examination

6.1 Scheme of Screening Test:
  • Written Examination carries 150 marks and the total no. of questions are 150
  • It is divided into two parts
  • All the questions are objective type
 SubjectTotal No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
Part AGeneral Studies and Mental Ability7575150 minutes
Part BGeneral Science and Mathematics (10th Standard)7575150 minutes
Total150 Marks 
6.2 Scheme of Mains Examination:
  • It carries total of 200 marks and divided into 3 parts
  • Part 1 and Part 2 carries 100 marks each and Essay writing carries 50 marks (Qualifying test)
  • All the questions are objective except Essay writing
 SubjectTotal No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
 Essay Writing (Descriptive)150 (Qualifying)½ hr
Part 1General Studies and Mental Ability (Objective)100100100 minutes
Part 2General Science and Mathematics (10th Standard) (Objective)100100100 minutes
Total200 Marks 

7. Selection Process for FBO and ABO Posts

  • The selection process of the posts FBO and ABO is carried out in 3 stages
  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  2. Mains Examination (Objective Type)
  3. Physical Test
  • Selection process is carried out based on the merit list of the computerized examination
  • Candidate must undergo all the 3 tests
  • Minimum Qualifying marks are 40% for OCs, 35% for BCs and 30% for SCs & STs

8. Pay Scale

Payscale for the posts of Forest Beat Officer (FBO) and Assistant Beat Officer (ABO) is mentioned below

8.1 Carried Forward Posts for FBO and ABO Posts
PostNo. of PostsSalary
Forest Beat Officer (FBO)17Rs. 16400/- to Rs. 49870/-
Assistant Beat Officer (ABO)09Rs. 15030/- to Rs. 46060/-
8.2 Fresh Posts
PostNo. of PostsSalary
Forest Beat Officer (FBO)313Rs. 16400/- to Rs. 49870/-
Assistant Beat Officer (ABO)91Rs. 15030/- to Rs. 46060/-

9. Districts and Divisions

East GodavariKakinada
West GodavariEluru
ChittoorChittoor (East)
Chittoor (West)
KurnoolAtmakur (WL)
Nandyal (WL)

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