A concern for the environment, a desire to protect natural our resources and heritage, and a vision of sustainable forest development – these are the calling motivations of a forest ranger. The forest ranger’s task covers supervisory, executive and protective duties. His job usually involves work such as:
18 – 30 years of age (limit varies among states); a degree in agri/natural sciences, mathematics, statistics, or mechanical/civil/chemical engineering
(a) Test Pattern as conducted by The State Public Service Commission:-
Written Test: Preliminary Exam in GK, English and Mathematics Main Examination: Two optional subjects that may vary from state to state.
|General Knowledge||50||100||2.30 hr|
|General English||50||100||2.30 hr|
The standard of tests in respect of General Knowledge, General English and Mathematics for the Preliminary Examination shall be as under:
(ii) Physical Fitness
Candidates, who qualify in the written test (Main Examination), shall conform to the following physical standard and test as required under the Orissa Forest Service, Class-II (Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 1984 as amended from time to time.
(a) Minimum standards for height and chest girth for a candidate shall be as under:-
|Gender||Height(in centimetres)||Chest Girth(in centimetres)|
(b) Candidates must pass a physical test: 25 km walk for males and 16 km walk for females in 4 hours.
This is a challenging job option that demands physical fitness as well as mental alertness. The incumbent starts as a forest ranger and over time, qualifies for promotion as an assistant conservator of forests.
Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education
P.O. New Forests,
dehradun – 248 006
Phone # 91-135-628614
Indian Institute of forest Management
P.O. Box – 357,
Bhopal – 462003, India.
Phone: +91-755-2775716, 2773799 Fax: +91-755-2772878
Note: Besides the above institutes, the following agricultural universities of India also offer courses in forestry, forestry education and its research.
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
- Ch. Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar, Haryana
- Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh
- Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences And Technology, Srinagar
- Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana – Punjab
- Maharana Pratap University of Agrilcuture & Technology, Udaipur
- Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner
- Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agricluture & Technology, Distt Udham Singh Nagar Uttaranchal
- Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar Hyderabad – 500 030 Andhra Pradesh
- University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
- Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai
- University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka
- Kerala Agricultural Univesity, Kerala
- Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tamil Nadu
- Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar
- West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences
- Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Orissa
- Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal
- Gujarat Agricultural Uiversity, Gujarat
- Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University, Seminary Hills Nagpur Maharashtra