[Recruitment] HP Forest Range Officer Recruitment 2017, 50 Posts by HPPSC Shimla

HPPSC Shimla has invited online application for the recruitment of 50 Forest Range Officers on contract basis. Interested candidates can apply online on HPPSC website on or before 11th April,2017 till 11:59 PM IST.

HPPSC FOREST RANGE OFFICER RECRUITMENT DETAILS
Post Name: Range Forest Officer
Total Vacancies : 50 vacancies



Breakdown of Posts Category Wise


Total number of post for which HPPSC is hiring are 50. Out of which some are reserved for science graduates and some for non graduates given in detail below




Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit 
Candidates those who are interested to apply for the post of Forest Range officer , there age should be between 21 to 31 years.
Maximum age for Candidates who are in government services and appointed on adhoc or on contract basis.

Education Qualification

Candidates must be graduate in Science OR Engineering from a recognized institution or University. Candidates should be graduate in one of these given subjects.
- Agriculture
- Botany
- Chemistry
- Computer Application/ Science.
- Engineering (Agriculture/ Chemical/ Civil/ Computer/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical)
- Environmental Sciences
- Forestry
- Geology
- Horticulture
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Statistics
- Veterinary Sciences
- Zoology

Pay Scale
Rs. 10300 – 34500/- + 4800 Grade pay.
Contractual Salary : 15100/- Per Month

Selection Process
HPPSC will recruit for the post of Forest Range officer in following process.

- Written Test
- Interview

Fee
Interested candidates have to pay fee according to Categories given below. Payment will be received by HPPSC through e-Challan.

-General/Unreserved - ₹ 400
-SC/ST/OBC of HP State - ₹ 100


How to apply online for HPPSC recruitment 2017

Interested applicants may apply Online through the website www.hp.gov.in/hppsc.

Last Date to Apply Online: 11.04.2017

Download Official Advertisement

Apply Online Here


Syllabus & Exam Pattern of HP Forest Range Officer

Details about exam pattern, marks of each exam and other details given below.
There will be four papers ,two are compulsory and two is from optional.



     Subjects


Minimum Marks Required


   Maximum Marks

General Knowledge

40 %

100

General English

40 %

100 ( Only Qualifying Exam)

Optional Subject 1

40 %

200

Optional Subject 2

40 %

200

Interview


100

Total Marks

40 %

 600

Note : General English Marks will not be counted for merit. 

Complete Syllabus

General Knowledge Paper
- Current affairs 
- Indian Politics
- Constitution of India
- History of India
- Geography of Nature

General English
- Knowledge of English Grammar
- Idiom and usages

- Passages for Summary or Precis - 20 marks.
- Essay on current topics on State, National, International events - 30 marks.
- Other topics from English Grammar - 50 marks.

Optional subjects (Have to choose 2 optional out of these)
Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Applications/Computer Science, Agriculture Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, 
Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science & Zoology. Candidates  are required to offer two of the above subjects.

But

- The  standard  of  examination  in  these  optional  subjects  will  be  that of Bachelor’s degree.

- No candidate shall be allowed to take more than one subject from the following:-

(i)  Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering and Veterinary Science
(ii)  Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(iii)  Computer  Applications  /  Computer  Science  &  Computer Engineering.
(iv)  Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering.
(v)  Mathematics and Statistics.


Download Optional Subjects Syllabus for  HP Forest Range Officer  : Here


Books For HP 
Forest Range Officer Exam 2017

General Knowledge


- Indian Politics & Constitution of IndiaM. Laxmikanth - No other book is required for this section because book is a full package itself.

- History of India -  This section is Huge one and because they have not mentioned particularly that which section to prepare. So we have to prepare all the three main section of Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History.
- Ancient History - R. S. Sharma ( this is Old NCERT undoubtabley best and brief book to study this section)
- Medieval History - Satish Chandra (another Old NCERT very brief and best)
- Modern History - Brief Modern History - Rajiv Ahir ( very brief and one of the best selling book, very useful one)

- Geography of Nature Means Environment, Biodiversity & Basic Geology - Environment by ShankarIAS (this is one very best and brief book and covers almost whole syllabus) Or Environment Studies by Rajagopalan (Very useful)

These are strictly according to syllabus but if you don't want to read all these and want some very brief and one in all type book for GK then Tata Macgraw Hill GS manual is also very good :

1. TMH General Studies/Knowledge Manual - English Medium ( All in one with Very Good Quality)
2. TMH Samanaya Adhayan/ Gyan Manual - Hindi Medium

And if you want More brief then Choose either Lucent GK or Arihant GK

1. Lucent GK - English (Book is amazing brief and accurate)
2. Lucent GK - Hindi

1. Arihant GK - English ( Similar to Lucent GK)
2. Arihant GK - Hindi


General English

1. 
General English by S. P. Bakshi ( its very very Good book almost every topic is given very good)
2. General English by Lucent ( this is also very good book with a lot of depth)

Optional Subject
- The  standard  of  examination  in  these  optional  subjects  will  be  that  of Bachelor’s degree.

So you have to first analyse whole syllabus and study the books that were part of your graduation course. For any quires comment below in the comment section. 

119 comments:

  1. Sir ji pls provide previous year papers of HP forest ranger exam

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    1. sir can u provide previous year papers

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    2. Available at Book centres @ Shimla

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    3. How much you people are expecting in dic/manager ,I have doubt in questions of Bhai do na pai do (bushar) and piece of work 15 days and 20 days alternative. Its ans. Should be 17 but in ans..key it is 9.is there anyone who is sending objections to hppsc.How much you guys are expecting.

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    4. i'm getting 72 as per the key. How about you? What will be the cut-off?

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    5. Iam getting 76,but I don't think I will qualify.Disappointed�� life ptani kis trf leke ja rhi hai.

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    6. I m getting 74..so don't loose hope. Who knows, might be u r the topper of this exam.

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    7. Can we get/buy previous papers online from book centres at shimla? I tried finding their book centres website....but no luck...

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  2. where to study current affairs hp and india and world..in single book or maganzines..not online

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  3. Did anyone send objections to dic/manager answer key.?I sent four objections.

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    1. Current central government programme? Uska ans shi h kya?

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  4. Expected cutoff DIC manager? Last time kya cutoff thi?

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  5. No,that is wrong ,I sent the objection,how much you are getting as per key.?You can also send the objection .

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  6. 78. But i will land to 77 after revised answer key... any idea about cutoff?

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  7. Iam sure about only two questions ,one is schemes of current govt.and working days alternative and I sent objections to it. Last year it was 72.

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  8. Few people comment here, so can't predict cutoff ,so its better if we have any idea how much our knowns are getting,so that we can make a guess.

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  9. How much are you scoring? I guess it would be around 80.. ( wild guess)

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  10. 80 seems on higher side, it should hover around 75-78 this time! i'm getting 72 though as per the existing key

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  11. But there are only 3 seats ... last time there were 12... everyone is scoring in the range of 70-80 . Anyone above 80?????

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    1. 3 seats so,3*3=9+3=12 candidates will be selected for interview.

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  12. sir will there be pre and main before PI or main and PI only..if there will be pre then where is the syllabus?

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  13. Can BTech passed apply for this job

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  14. Sir will there be prelims exam for RFO

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  16. Khadubhai from where to get last year optional papers? If you have, can you provide it please?

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  17. What is the contract period? And what is the salary when permanent?

    Thank you

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  18. Are there any chances that this post will become permanent after 5 years?

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    1. Bro,it seems u are not from himachal,in himachal after 5 years contractual employees become permanent employee till age58

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  19. Will The gs paper be objective or subjective. Ae there were 80 one liner questions in 2007 exam.can anyone tell??

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  20. Sir pls recommend the books for maths and computer science ...

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  21. Hello sir I have searched previous year question papers of rfo in Shimla book stores but it's nt available their, so could u plz help me out for the same it will b kind of u:)

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    1. There will b 60 to 70 question of one mark for each optional nd rest 2 or 4 marks..like ETI ...not like option of HAS.. in which only 5 question have to be attemted....good luck

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    2. Rana sir....what about acf sir.....where to get previous question paper.... waiting for your reply....

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    3. It's mentioned part 1 and part 2.....total 8 question....attempt 5....Rana je math karna ....thare s3 galti ho gaye

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  22. Is only 40% marks enough tp clr the prelimis.. or it will dpend on cut off ???

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  23. Sir cn u plz provide 1-2 mock exams for the h.p rfo exam ?

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  24. How much time has been left for the prelims of h.p rfo exm.. any idea ??

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  25. can you please tell me which books should i follow for environmental science and geology?

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    2. Dr v s joji
      Prabin singh
      K m bangar
      Ausaf sayeed
      Rutleys
      G B mohapatra
      👍

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    1. Most probably mid or end of sept..good luck

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  27. Sir, Please guide me best book for geology and environment.....???

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    1. Dr v s joji
      Prabin singh
      K m bangar
      Ausaf sayeed
      Rutleys
      G B mahapatra

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  28. Dear sir. Plz answer me this. Will there be only single Paper for all these subjects or is it broken into prelim and mains?? Kindly clear the scheme of rfo exam. Thank u in advance

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    1. Pre...than mAins....it's in hppsc site...

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  29. Which subjects are to be prepared for pre?

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  30. Cut off kya h... last year ki ???

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  31. There is an exam on the 29th for the same is the pattern and all same? And is the first exam only english? General english? Qualifying? And then after another date for rest of the subject or like the same day exam?

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  32. Forest range officer ke pre me sirf objective questions hi aayenge na.pls reply

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  33. Hi how was the paper of range forest officer.it was horrible

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  34. Cut off will be around 55 for general category

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  35. 60-65 in general. Any chance khadu bhai?

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    1. Hi.will u pls send me answer key from where u calculated ur approx marks.my series is C

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  36. Can somebody please upload this years question paper here .....thanks in advance

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  37. What is the expected cutoff for general category.

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  38. General 58-63
    Sc 55-60
    Obc 53-58
    St 47-52
    Is se zyda nahi ho sakti frkmy point of view ....kam zarur ho sakti h

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  39. Answer key has been uploaded and it is 100% correct ...

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    1. Introduction of elections for professional classes,
      Loss to go - 69.5

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  40. any ans wrong in answer key?

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  41. getting 50-52 in gen cat....should i prepare for mains ?? or leave??

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  42. It would be tough but not impossible .....border PE hi Jo bhai

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  43. Answer key is 100% correct this time .... Debt to gdp is 68.5 % according to govt docs and lmtd election Wala wetn is different from what you r thinking ....read complete question

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  44. Getting 73 ... Attempted 98 qstn 20 wrong 78 correct ..

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  45. What about female literacy question? National female literacy rate is 65.46 precent.... The given states have more female literacy rates than this value

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  46. 61.75 gen. Should i prepare for mains?

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    1. bahut jyada number hain. aapko iss tarah ka prashan nhi karna chahiye.

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  47. 54 in general any hope of Getting into mains...?

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  48. pls any1 upload t paper of rfo

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  49. 50 general expected cut off

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  50. anybody gave hp forest services exam????

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    1. YEP..how much are u expecting

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    2. 65-70 general cat...and u??

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    3. 51..as per the answer key

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    4. yep..gen cat. (I think i'm out of the race owing to only 1 seat in Gen. Cat.)

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  51. There are some wrong answers as per my limited knowledge.
    These are:
    1. Article 32 clearly mentions four writs but the answer key doesn't include so. https://indiankanoon.org/doc/981147/
    2. Vedanta vala: I think answer should be Dayananda Saraswati, he was the the main propounder of Vedantic thought.
    3. Dominian status was first spoken during WWII. So answer should be Linlithgow. Irwin who presided over First round table conference, didn't even mentioned it in the conference.
    4. Jhoom Cultivation: Assam doesn't largely practice it. As per the below link it is Odisha.
    https://academy.gktoday.in/article/shifting-cultivation-features-extent-and-environmental-impacts/
    5. Jute industry: it is facing competition from synthetic packing material (common sense). So answer should include it.
    6. Ajanta of Himalayas: Tabo but key says Dhankar. http://www.incrediblespiti.com/tabo-monastery-the-ajanta-of-himalayas/
    7. Festival in which cattle given rest: Cherwal but the key says Haryali.... https://www.himachalworld.com/himachal/himachal-famous-fairs.html
    8. Bullet train coverage: max in Gujarat (google map se dekh lo). Ahmedabaad se Vapi ka distance he 364 km h.
    All the free to comment on it.

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    1. yes they r wrong..........93 and 99question is a repeat.in logon se 100 questions bhi ache se set nh ho sakte

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    2. Article 32 clearly mentions 5 writs (Habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo
      warranto, certiorari )
      Vedanta waale ka Vivekananda hi hai.



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    3. First emergency himachal 30 april...

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    4. First emergency himachal 30 april...

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  52. Is anybody sending the right answers of the doubtful questions to the commission (ACF exam)?

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  53. What should be the expected cut off for general category? I am getting 48.5 is there any chance?

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  54. After correction of answer key, hopefully it will be 52 should I prepare for mains (general category). Morocco can anybody suggest accurately

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  55. Expected cut off for general category?

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  56. will the seat increase...........or will it remain one only???..................i am not hoping ..feeling frustrated after giving the exam.....score in the range of 55-60

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    1. Oh low score....next time

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    2. hmm..how much u getting???and which category??

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    3. and will the seats increase???

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    4. obc rfo cutt of tell me pls

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  57. Can anybody tell likely date or month for RFO mains exam?

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  58. Can anybody suggest is there any good coaching Institute in shimla for has?

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    1. i just know about helios

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  59. Cut off for rfo will be 60 plus for general ..

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    1. Also tell us the books which can help us in getting 60 plus marks? Lol.

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  60. Acf it can be not in rfo.....ke. 60 plus

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  61. Pl tell cutoff for acf general? Very disappointed m getting only 52 marks.

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