Notification-Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010
No. F. 13/2/2009-EI(B):
A competitive examination for recruitment to the
Indian Forest Service will be held by the Union Public Service Commission
commencing on the 10th July, 2010 in accordance with the Rules published by the
Ministry of Environment and Forests in the Gazette of India dated the 20th Feburary, 2010.
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are
liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission. While every effort
will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for
examination, the commission may, at their discretion, allot a different centre
to a candidate when circumstances so warrant. Candidates admitted to the
examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of
The candidates should note that no request for change of centre will normally
be granted. However, when a candidate desires a change in centre from the one
he/she had indicated in his/her Application form for the Examination, he/she
must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission
giving full justification as to why he/she desires a change in centre. Such
requests will be considered on merits but requests received in the Commission’s
Office after 21st April, 2010 will not be entertained under any circumstances
nor will such communications be replied to.
2. The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is
expected to be approximately 84. The number of vacancies is liable to
Reservation will be made for candidates belongings to Scheduled Castes,
Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in respect of vacancies as may be
fixed by the Government. However, no reserved post for physically disabled
categories has been identified by the M/o Environment & Forest.
A candidate must be either :—
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the
intention of permanently settling in India. or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka,
East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania,
Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently
settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to ca-tegories (b), (c), (d) and (e)
shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued
by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be
admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after
the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government
(ii) Age Limits:
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have
attained the age of 30 years on 1st July, 2010, i.e. he must have been born not
earlier than 2nd July, 1980 and not later than 1st July, 1989.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable :–
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled
Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to
Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable
to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been
domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st
January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel
disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a
disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof:
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including
Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years
Military Service as on 1st July, 2010 and have been released (i) on
completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be
completed within one year from 1st July, 2010) otherwise than by way of
dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on
account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have
completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service
as on 1st July, 2010 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five
years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that
they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three
month's notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and
Orthopaedically handicapped persons.
NOTE I-Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and
the Other Backward Classes who are also covered under any other clauses of para
3(ii) (b) above, viz. those coming under the category of Ex-servicemen, persons
domiciled in the State of J & K, blind, deaf-mute and orthopadically handicapped
etc. will be eligible for grant of cumulative age-relaxation under both the
NOTE II-The term ex-servicemen will apply to the persons who are defined as
ex-servicemen in the Ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Civil Services and Posts)
Rules, 1979, as amended from time to time.
Note III- The age concession under Para 3(ii)(b)(v) and (vi) will not be
admissible to Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs, who
are released on own request.
NOTE IV- Notwithstanding the provision of age-relaxation under para 3(ii) (b)
(vii) above, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible
for appointment only if he/she (after such physical examination as the
Government or appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found
to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned
Services/posts to be allocated to the physically disabled candidates by the
Save as provided above the age limits prescribed can in no case be relaxed.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate
recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an
extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which
extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the
Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts
from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
The expression Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate in this part
of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
NOTE 1:- Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in
the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate
on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and
no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Note 2 :- Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been
claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of
admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed sub- sequently (or at any
other Examination of the Commission) on any grounds whatsoever.
Note 3 :- The candidate should exercise due care while entering their date of
birth in column 8 of the application form. If on verification at any subsequent
stage, any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in
their matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action
will be taken against them by the commission under the Rules.
(iii) Minimum Educational
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects
namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology,
Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in
Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering of any of Universities incorporated by
an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational
institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a
University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or
possess an equivalent qualification.
Note I : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which
would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but
have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to
appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to
this examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if
otherwise eligible but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and
subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the
requisite examination along with the detailed application which will be required
to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of
the written part of the examination.
Note II : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat
a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified
candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other
Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies
his/her admission to the examination.
(iv) Number of attempts:
Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible,
shall be permitted four attempts at the examination.
The restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984.
Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in
the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates
belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be seven.
Note 1–A candidate shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the examination
if he actually appears in any one or more papers.
Note 2–Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature the
fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination will count as an attempt.
(v) Physical Standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for
admission to Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010 as per regulations given in
Appendix-III of the rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010
published in Gazette of India dated 20th February, 2010.
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that
they fulfill all eligibility condition for admission to
examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination
will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed
Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not
imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with
reference to original documents only after the candidate has
qualified for interview/Personality Test.
2 APPLICATION FORM :
(a) The Commission proposes to make available online application
submission for Indian Forest Service Examination 2010 from 27th
February 2010 to 15th March 2010 for which a separate notice is to
(b) Candidates who wish to apply offline must apply in the
Common application form devised by the Commission for its
examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head post
Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice)
throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees
Twenty Only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one
In case of any difficulty in Application Forms
from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately
contact the concerned post Master or UPSC's "FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING
CELL" over Telephone No. 011-23389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the "Instructions for
filling up the Application form"given in Appendix-II of this Notice.
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
All offline applications must reach the "Secretary, Union
Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
- 110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or
before the 22nd March, 2010.
The candidate should note that applications will be
received by hand only one at a time at the designated counter(s) and
not in bulk till 5 PM only.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in
certain remote localities specified in Para 6 of this Notice the
last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (not
by Hand or by Courier) is 29th March, 2010.
4. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding
their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's
Facilitation Counter near 'C' gate of its campus in person or over
Telephone No. 011-23385271/FAX No. 011-23381125/011-23098543 on
working days between 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs.
5. Mobile Phone Not Allowed:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices
are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being
conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail
disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to
bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers to the
venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping can not be
6. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items
to the Examination Halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be
assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this
"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender
balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply."
4. FEE :
A candidate seeking admission to examination must pay to the Commission a fee
of Rs. 100.00 (Rupees One Hundred only) through a single Central Recruitment Fee
Stamp of the requisite denomination (NOT postage stamps) may be obtained from
the post office and affixed on the application form in the space provided
therein. The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing Post Office with the
date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the
cancellation mark partially overflow on the application form itself but within
the space provided on the form. The impression of the cancellation mark should
be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post
Office of issue.
Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of
India's High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may
be for credit to account head "051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees"
and attach the receipt with the application.
All female candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled
Tribes are not required to pay any fee. No Fee exemption is, However, Available
to OBC Candidates and they are required to pay the prescribed full fee.
Physically disabled persons are exempted from the payment of fee provided
they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services/Posts to be filled
on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical
fitness for these Services/Posts (including any concessions specifically
extended to the physically disabled). A physically disabled candidate claiming
age relaxation/fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along
with his/her detailed application form, a certified copy of the certificate from
a Government Hospital/Medical Board in support of his/her claim for being
NOTE : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for age relaxation/fee
exemption, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for
appointment only if he (after such physical examination as the Government or the
appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe) is found to satisfy the
requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services/Posts
to be allocated to Physically Disabled candidates by the Government.
'Postage Stamps' will in no case be accepted in lieu of ‘Central Recruitment
Candidates should note that the fee sent through Indian Postal Orders, Bank
Draft, Money Order, Crossed Cheque, Currency notes or Treasury Challan etc. will
not be accepted by the Commission and such applications will be treated as
without fee and will be summarily rejected.
Note I : Applications not accompanied by the prescribed Fee (Unless remission
of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
Note II : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can
the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
Note III : If any candidate who took the Indian Forest Services Examination
held in 2009 wishes to apply for admission to this examination, he must submit
his application so as to reach the Commission’s Office by the prescribed date
without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.
5. How to Apply:
(a) The Commission proposes to make available online application submission
for Indian Forest Service Examination 2010 from 27th February 2010 to 15th March
2010 for which a separate notice is to be issued.
(b) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their
examinations which will be processed on computerised machines. This application
form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for
filling up the form, an acknowledegment card and an envelope for sending the
application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices
throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment
of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated
Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once
and for only one examination. Candidates, who wish to apply offline, must use
the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case
use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since this
form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the
application form, correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer
to detailed instructions given in Appendix-II of this Notice. The candidate
should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their
Application Form Number (8-digit) and the name of the examination. The applicant
are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs.6/- on the Acknowledgement Cards
and send the same along with application form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to
affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his acknowledgement card will not be
dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of
acknowledgement card by the applicant. The duly filled in application form and
the acknowledgement card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied
with the Information Brochure. The candidates should also write the name of
examination viz. "Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010" on the envelope
before despatching it to "Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur
House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069".
(c) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government
owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private
employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. If any
candidate forwards his application through his/her employer and it reaches the
Union Public Service Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the
employer before the closing date, will not be considered.
Persons already in Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary
capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees
or those serving under Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an
undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department
that they have applied for the Examination.
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their
employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying
for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be
rejected/candidaturre will be liable to be cancelled.
NOTE 1 : While filling in his/her application form, the candidate should
carefully decide about his choice for the centre and optional subjects for the
Examination. More than one application from a candidate giving Different centres
and/or optional subjects will not be accepted in any case. Even if a candidate
sends more than one completed application, the Commission will accept only one
application at their discretion and the Commission's decision in the matter
shall be final.
If any candidate appears at a centre/optional subjects other than the Those
indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such
a candidate will not be valued and his candidature will be liable to
NOTE-2 : Since These application forms are to be processed in a computerised
system, Due care should be taken by the candidates to fill up their application
form correctly. Necessary instructions for filling up the form may be seen at
appendix II. No column of the Application should be left blank. Incomplete or
defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No representation or
correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any
Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any
certificate(s) in support of their claims regarding Age, Educational
Qualifications, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and
Physically disabled etc.
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil
all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission
at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission
viz. Written Examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject
to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at
any time before or after the written Examination or Interview Test, it is found
that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for
the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
Candidates are requested to keep ready the attested copies of the following
documents for submission to the Commission soon after the declaration of the
result of the written part of the examination which is likely to be declared in
the month of January 2011.
1. Certificate of Age.
2. Certificate of Educational Qualification.
3. Certificate in support of claim to belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled
Tribe and Other Backward Classes/Physically Disabled where applicable.
4. Certficate in support of claim for age/fee concession, where applicable.
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the written part of the
examination, successful candidates will be sent a form by the Commission
requiring additional information to be furnished. The attested copies of the
above mentioned certificates will have to be sent to the Commission at that
time. Originals will have to be produced at the time of interview. If any of
their Claims is found to be Incorrect, they may render themselves liable to
disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of rule 11 of the rules for the
Indian Forest Services Examination, 2010 reproduced below :
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of :
(i) Obtaining support for his candidature by the following means, namely
(a) offering illegal gratification to, or
(b) applying pressure on, or
(c) blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person connected with
the conduct of the examination, or
(ii) impersonating, or
(iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or
(iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been
tampered with, or
(v) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing
material information, or
(vi) resorting to the following means in connection with his candidature
for the examination, namely
(a) obtaining copy of question paper through improper means,
(b) finding out the particulars of the persons connected with secret
work relating to the examination.
(c) influencing the examiners, or
(vii) using unfair means during the examination, or
(viii) writing obscene matter or drawing obscene sketches in the scripts,
(ix) misbehaving in the examination hall including tearing of the
scripts, provoking fellow examinees to boycott examination, creating a
disorderly scene and the like, or
(x) harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the
Commission for the conduct of their examinations, or
(xi) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any
electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used
as a communication device during the examination; or
(xii) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates alongwith
their admission certificates permitting them to take the examination, or
(xiii) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the commission
of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses;may in addition
to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable.
(a) to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for
which he is a candidate and/or
(b) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period
(i) by the Commission from any examination or selection held by
(ii) by the Central Government from any employment under them; and
(c)service under Government to if he is already in disciplinary
action under the appropriate rules.
Provided that no penalty under this rules shall be imposed except after.
(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in
writing as he/she may wish to make in that behalf; and
(ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within
the period allowed to him into consideration.
6. Last date for receipt of
(i) The completed offline Application Form must reach the Secretary, Union
Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069 on or
before 22nd March, 2010.
(ii) In respect of offline applications received only by post (by post/speed
post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,
Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti
District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman
and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of
applications is 29th March, 2010. The benefit of extended time will be available
only in respect of applications received by post/speed post from the above
mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through
courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of
the place of residence of the applicant.
Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly
indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of the
particular area or region (e.g. Assam, Meghalaya, J&K etc.) where they are
residing. In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be
allowed to them.
NOTE:-(i) Candidates should clearly note that the Commission will in no case
be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt
thereof on any account whatsoever. No application received after the prescribed
last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late
applications will be summarily rejected. They should therefore, ensure that
their applications reach the Commission's Office on or before the prescribed
NOTE:-(ii) Candidates can also deliver their applications personally at the
Commission's counter against proper acknowledgement. The Commission will not be
responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the
NOTE:-(iii) The candidate should note that applications will be received by
hand only one at a time at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM
NOTE:-(iv) Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any
type shall be treated as having been received "By hand" at the Commission's
7. Acknowledgement of applications:
Immediately on receipt of an application from a candidate, the
Acknowledgement Card submitted by him along with the application form will be
despatched to him by the Commission’s office duly stamped in token of receipt of
his Application. If a candidate does not receive the Acknowledgement Card within
30 days, he should at once contact the Commission by quoting his Application
Form No. (8-digit) and name & year of examination. Candidates delivering the
application form in person at the Commission’s Counter will be issued
Acknowledgement Card at the Counter itself. The mere fact that the Commission
has acknowledged a candidate’s application does not mean that the Commission has
accepted his/her candidature for the examination. Candidates will be informed
at the earliest possible about their admission to the examination or rejection
of their application.
8. Correspondence with the
The Commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates
about their candidature except in the following cases:
(i) Every candidate for this examination will be informed at the earliest
possible date of the result of his application. Admission certificates,
indicating the Roll Nos. will be issued to the candidates who are admitted
to the examination. The admission certificate will bear the photograph of
the candidate. If a candidate does not receive his admission certificate or
any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination 3
weeks before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact
the Commission. On receipt of such a communication, Admission certificate or
a duplicate copy thereto will be issued to the admitted candidate.
Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation
Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over phone
Nos.011- 23381125/23385271/ 23098543. In case no communication is received
in the Commission's office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his
admission certificate at least 3 weeks before the examination, he himself
will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his admission certificate. It
may be noted that the Admission Certificate will be issued at the address as
photocopied from the application form filled in by the candidate. The
candidate should, therefore, ensure that address given by him in the
application form is correct and complete with pin code.
No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he
holds a certificate of admission for the examination. On receipt of
Admission Certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if
any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will
be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the
application form. This will be subject to verification of all the
eligibility conditions by the UPSC.
The mere fact that a certificate of admission to the Examination has been
issued to a candidate, will not imply that his candidature has been finally
cleared by the Commission or that entries made by the candidate in his/her
application for the examination have been accepted by the Commission as true and
correct. Candidates may note that the Commission takes up the verification of
eligibility conditions of a candidate, with reference to original documents,
only after the candidate has qualified for interview for Personality Test on the
results of the Written Examination. Unless candidature is formally confirmed by
the Commission, it continues to be provisional. The decision of the Commission
as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the
Examination shall be final. Candidates should note that the name in the
Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical
(ii) In the event of a candidate receiving more than one admission
certificate from the Commission, he should use only one of these admission
certificates for appearing in the examination and return the other(s) to the
(iii) A candidate must see that communications sent to him at the address
stated in his application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address
should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity.
Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes,
they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.
(iv) If a candidate receives an admission certificate in respect of some
other candidate on account of handling error, the same should be immediately
returned to the Commission with a request to issue the correct AC.
Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on
the strength of an admission certificate issued in respect of another
Important : All communications to the Commission should invariably contain
the following particulars.
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Application Form Number (8-digit)
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
5. Complete postal address as given in the application.
N.B. : (i) Communication not containing the above particulars may not be
(ii) If a letter/communication is received from a candidate after an
examination has been held and it does not give his full name and Roll
number, it will be ignored and no action will be taken thereon. (iii)
Candidates should also note down their application form number (8 digit) for
9. No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after
he has submitted his application will be entertained under any circumstances.
10. Details about the scheme of examination, standard and syllabi of the
subjects etc. may be seen in Appendix I of this Notice.
Kuldeep Kumar Saharawat
Union Public Service Commission
Plan of Examination : IFS 2010
Plan of Examination
The competitive examination for the Indian Forest Service comprises :–
(A) The written examination consisting of the
following papers :–
|Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional
subjects set out in para 2 below. Each subject will have two papers.
||200 Marks for each paper
(B) Interview for Personality Test of such candidates as may be called by
the Commission– Maximum marks : 300
2. List of Optional
Subjects (subject to provisions below):—
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Provided that the candidates
will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects :–
(a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
(b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandary and Veterinary Science.
(c) Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
(d) Mathematics and Statistics.
(e) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering,
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering -
not more than one subject;
Note : The standard and syllabi of the
subjects mentioned above are given in Schedule to this Appendix.
1. All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional
2. All Question Papers must be Answered in English. Question Papers will be
set in English only.
3. The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.
4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances,
will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.
5. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the
subjects of the examination.
6. If a candidate’s hadwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be
made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her.
7. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined
with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
9. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
10. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e.
1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.
11. Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type)
Calculators at the conventional (Essay) type examination of UPSC.
Programmable type Calculators will however not be allowed and the use of
such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the
candidates. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall
is not permitted.
1. The candidates will be interviewed by a Board of competent
and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of this career. The
object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate
for the Service. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent
interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which
are happening around him both within and outside his own State or country, as
well as in modern currents of thoughts and in new discoveries which should rouse
the curiosity of well-educated youth.
2. The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination,
but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal
mental qualities of the candidate. The Board will pay special attention to
assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and
assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, initiative, tact,
capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical
energy and powers of practical application; integrity of character; and other
qualities such as topographical sense, love for out-door life and the desire to
explore unknown and out of way places.
The standard of papers in General English and General Knowledge will be such
as may be expected of a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University.
The Scope of the Syllabus for optional subject papers for the examination is
Broadly of the Honours Degree level i.e. A level Higher than the Bachelors
Degree and lower than the Masters Degree. In the case of Engineering subjects,
the level corresponds to the Bachelors Degree.
There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects.
General English :
Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other
questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and
workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precis.
General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such
matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as
may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any
scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity
including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India
and Geography of a nuture which the candidate should be able to answer without
Total number of questions in the question papers of optional subjects will be
eight. All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two
parts, viz. Part A and Part B, each part containing four questions. Out of eight
questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question in each part will be
compulsory. Candidates will be required to answer three more questions out of
the remaining six questions, taking at least one question from each Part. In
this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each Part i.e. one
compulsory question plus one more.
Paper-I : Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their
sustainable management and conservation. Physical and social environment as
factors of crop distribution and production. Climatic elements as factors of
crop growth, impact of changing environment on cropping pattern as indicators of
environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals,
Cropping pattern in different agro-climatic zones of the country. Impact of
high-yielding and short-duration varieties on shifts in cropping pattern.
Concepts of multiple cropping, multistorey, relay and inter-cropping, and their
importance in relation to food production. Package of practices for production
of important cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fibres, sugar, commercial and fodder
crops grown during Kharif and Rabi seasons in different regions of the country.
Important features, scope and propagation of various types of forestry
plantations such as extension, social forestry, agro-forestry, and natural
Weeds, their characteristics, dissemination and association with various
crops; their multiplication; cultural, biological and chemical control of weeds.
Soil-physical, chemical and biological properties. Processes and factors of
soil formation. Modern classification of Indian soils, Mineral and organic
constituents of soils and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Essential
plant nutrients and other beneficial elements in soils and plants. Principles of
soil fertility and its evaluation for judicious fertiliser use, integrated
nutrient management. Losses of nitrogen in soil, nitrogen-use efficiency in
submerged rice soils, nitrogen fixation in soils. Fixation of phosphorus and
potassium in soils and the scope for their efficient use. Problem soils and
their reclamation methods.
Soil conservation planning on watershed basis. Erosion and run-off management
in hilly, foot hills, and valley lands; processes and factors affecting them.
Dryland agriculture and its problems. Technology of stabilising agriculture
production in rainfed agriculture area.
Water-use efficiency in relation to crop production, criteria for scheduling
irrigations, ways and means of reducing run-off losses of irrigation water. Drip
and sprinkler irrigation. Drainage of water-logged soils, quality of irrigation
water, effect of industrial effluents on soil and water pollution.
Farm management, scope, important and characteristics, farm planning. Optimum
resources use and budgeting. Economics of different types of farming systems.
Marketing and pricing of agricultural inputs and outputs, price fluctuations
and their cost; role of co-operatives in agricultural economy; types and systems
of farming and factors affecting them.
Agricultural extension, its importance and role, methods of evaluation of
extension programmes, socio-economic survey and status of big, small, and
marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers; farm mechanization and its
role in agricultural productioin and rural employment. Training programmes for
extension workers; lab-to-land programmes.
Paper-II : Cell Theory, cell structure, cell organelles and their
function, cell division, nucleic acids-structure and function, gene structure
and function. Laws of heredity, their significance in plant breeding. Chromosome
structure, chromosomal aberrations, linkage and cross-over, and their
significance in recombination breeding. Polyploidy, euploid and an euploids.
Mutation-micro and macro-and their role in crop improvement. Variation,
components of variation. Heritability, sterility and incompatibility,
classification and their application in crop improvement. Cytoplasmic
inheritance, sex-linked, sex-influenced and sex-limited characters.
History of plant breeding. Modes of reproduction, selfing and crossing
techniques. Origin and evolution of crop plants, centre of origin, law of
homologous series, crop genetic resources-conservation and utilization.
Application of principles of plant breeding to the improvement of major field
crops. Pure-line selection, pedigree, mass and recurrent selections, combining
ability, its significance in plant breeding. Hybrid vigour and its exploitation,
backcross method of breeding, breeding for disease and pest resistance, role of
interspecific and intergeneric hybridization. Role of biotechnology in plant
breeding. Improved varieties, hybrids, composites of various crop plants.
Seed technology, its importance. Different kinds of seeds and their seed
production and processing techniques. Role of public and private sectors in seed
production, processing and marketing in India.
Physiology and its significance in agriculture. Imbibition, surface tension,
diffusion and osmosis. Absorption and translocation of water, transpiration and
Enzymes and plant pigments; photosynthesis-modern concepts and factors
affecting the process, aerobic and nonaerobic respiration; C, C and CAM
mechanisms. Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
Growth and development; photoperiodism and vernalization. Auxins, hormones,
and other plant regulators and their mechanism of action and importance in
agriculture. Physiology of seed development and germination; dormancy.
Climatic requirements and cultivation of major fruits, plants, vegetable
crops and flower plants; the package of practices and their scientific basis.
Handling and marketing problems of fruit and vegetables. Principal methods of
preservation of important fruits and vegetable products, processing techniques
and equipment. Role of fruits and vegetables in human nutriton. Raising of
ornamental plants, and design and layout of lawns and gardens.
Diseases and pests of field vegetables, orchard and plantation crops of
India. Causes and classification of plant pests and diseases. Principles of
control of plant pests and diseases Biological control of pests and diseases.
Integrated pest and disease management. Epidemiology and forecasting.
Pesticides, their formulations and modes of action. Compatibility with
rhizobial inoculants. Microbial toxins.
Storage pests and diseases of cereals and pulses, and their control.
Food production and consumption trends in India. National and international
food policies. Production, procurement, distribution and processing constraints.
Relation of food production to national dietary pattern, major deficiencies of
calorie and protein.
1. Soil and Water Conservation : Scope of soil and water
conservation. Mechanics and types of erosion, their causes. Rainfall, runoff and
sedimentation relationships and their measurement. Soil erosion control measures
- biological and engineering including stream bank protection-vegetative
barriers, contour bunds, contour trenches, contour stone walls, contour ditches,
terraces, outlets and grassed waterwyas. Gully control structures - temporary
and permanent - design of permanent soil conservation structures such as chute,
drop and drop inlet spillways. Design of farm ponds and percolation ponds.
Principles of flood control-flood routing. Watershed Management - investigation,
planning and implementation - selection of priority areas and water shed work
plan, water harvesting and moisture conservation. Land development - levelling,
estimation of earth volumes and costing. Wind Erosion process - design fo
shelter belts and wind brakes and their management. Forest (Conservation) Act,
2. Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing : Basic characteristics of
photographic images, interpretation keys, equipment for interpretation, imagery
interpretation for land use, geology, soil and forestry.
Remote sensing - merits and demerits of conventional and remote sensing
approaches. Types of satellite images, fundamentals of satellite image
interpretation, teachniques of visual and digital interpretations for soil,
water and land use management. Use of GIS in planning and development of
watersheds, forests including forest cover, water resources etc.
3. Irrigation and Drainage : Sources of water for irrigation.
Planning and design of minor irrigation projects. Techniques of measuring soil
moisture - laboratory and in situ, Soil-water plant relationships. Water
requirement of crops. Planning conjunctive use of surface and ground weater.
Measurement of irrigation water, measuring devices - orifices, weirs and flumes.
Methods of irrigation - surface, sprinkler and drip, fertigation. Irrigation
efficiencies and their estimation. Design and construction of canals, field
channels, underground pipelines, head-gates, diversion boxes and structures for
Occurrence of ground water, hydraulics of wells, types of wells (tube wells
and open wells) and their construction. Well development and testing.
Pumps-types, selection and installation. Rehabilitation of sick and failed
Drainage causes of water logging and salt problem. Methods of drainage—
drainage of irrigated and unirrigated lands, design of surface, sub-surface and
vertical drainage systems. Improvement and utilization of poor quality water.
Reclamation of saline and alkali soils. Economics of irrigation and drainage
systems. Use of waste water for irrigation — standards of waste water for
sustained irrigation, feasibility and economics.
4. Agricultural Structures : Site selection, design and construction
of farmstead - farm house, cattle shed, dairy bam, poultry shed, hog housing,
machinery and implement shed, storage structures for food grains, feed and
forage. Design and consturction of fences and farm roads. Structures for plant
environment - green houses, poly houses and shade houses. Common building
materials used in construction - timber, brick, stone, tiles, concrete etc and
their properties. Water supply, drainage and sanitation system.
Section A :
1. Farm Power and Machinery : Agricultural mechanization and
its scope. Sources of farm power - animate and electro-mechanical.
Thermodynamics, construction and working of internal combustion engines. Fuel,
ignition, lubrication, cooling and governing system of IC engines. Different
types of tractors and power tillers. Power tramsmission, ground drive, power
take off (p.t.o.) and control systems. Operation and maintenance of farm
machinery for primary and secondary tillage. Traction theory. Sowing
transplanting and interculture implements and tools. Plant protection equipment
- spraying and dusting. Harvesting, threshing and combining equipment. Machinery
for earth moving and land development - methods and cost estimation. Ergonomics
of man-machine system. Machinery for horticulture and agro-forestry, feeds and
forages. Haulage of agricultural and forest produce.
2. Agro-energy : Energy requirements of agricultural operations and
agro-processing. Selection, installation, safety and maintenance of electric
motors for agricultural applications. Solar (thermal and photovoltoic), wind and
bio-gas energy and their utilization in agriculture. Gasification of biomass for
running IC engines and for electric power generation. Energy efficient cooking
stoves and alternate cooking fuels. Distribution of electricity for agricultural
and agro-industrial applications.
3. Agricultural Process Engineering : Post harvest technology
of crops and its scope. Engineering properties of agricultural produces and
by-products. Unit operations - clearning grading, size reduction, densification,
concentration, drying/dehydration, evaporation, filtration, freezing and
packaging of agricultural produces and by-products. Material handling equipment
- belt and screw conveyors, bucket elevators, their capacity and power
Processing of milk and dairy products - homogenization, cream separation,
pasteurization, sterilization, spray and roller drying, butter making, ice
cream, cheese and shrikhand manufacture. Waste and by-product utilization - rice
husk, rice bran, sugarcane bagasse, plant residues and coir pith.
4. Instrumentation and computer applications in Agricultural Engineering :
Electronic devices and their characteristics - rectifiers, amplifiers,
oscillators, multivibrators. Digital circuits — sequential and combinational
system. Application of microprocessors in data acquisition and control of
agricultural engineering processes- measurement systems for level, flow, strain,
force, torque, power, pressure, vaccum and temperature. Computers —
introduction, input/output devices, central processing unit, memory devices,
operating systems, processors, keyboards and printers. Algorithms, flowchart
specification, programme translation and problem analysis in Agricultural
Engineering. Multimedia and Audio-Visual aids.
1. Animal Nutrition-Energy sources, energy, metabolism and requirements for
maintenance and production of milk, meat, eggs and wool. Evaluation of feeds as
sources of energy.
1.1. Trends in protein nutriton: sources of protein metabolism and synthesis,
protein quantity and quality in relation to requirements. Energy protein ratios
1.2. Minerals in animal diet : Sources, functions, requirements and their
relationship of the basic minerals nutrients including trace elements.
1.3. Vitamins, Hormones and Growth Stimulating, substances : Sources,
functions, requirements and inter-relationship with minerlas.
1.4. Advances in Ruminant Nutrition-Dairy Cattle: Nutrients and their
metabolism with reference to milk production and its composition. Nutrient
requirements for calves, heifers, dry and milking cows and buffaloes.
Limitations of various feeding systems.
1.5 Advances in Non-Rumiant Nutrition-Poultry-Nutrients and their metabolism
with reference to poultry, meat and egg production, Nutrients requirements and
feed formulation and broilers at different ages.
1.6 Advances in Non-Ruminant Nutrition-Swine-Nutrients and their metabolism
with special reference to growth and quality of meat production, Nutrient
requirement and feed formulation for baby-growing and finishing pigs.
1.7. Advances in Applied Animal Nutrition-A critical review and evalaution of
feeding experiments, digestibility and balance studies. Feeding standards and
measures of food energy. Nutrition requirements for growth, maintenance and
production. Balanced rations.
2. Animal Physiology :
2.1 Growth and Animal Production :-Prenatal and postnatal growth,
maturation, growth curves, measures of growth, factors affecting growth,
conformation, body composition, meat quality.
2.2 Milk Production and Reproduction and Digestion : Current status of
hormonal control of mammary development, milk secretion and milk ejection. Male
and Female reproduction organ, their components and function. Digestive organs
and their functions.
2.3 Environmental Physiology : Physiological relations and their regulation;
mechanisms of adaption, environmental factors and regulatory mechanism involved
in animal behaviour, methods of controlling climatic stress.
2.4 Semen quality : Preservation and Artificial Insemination-Components of
semen, composition of spermatozoe, chemical and physical properties of
ejaculated semen, factors affecting semen in vivo and in vitro. Factors
affecting semen production and quality preservation, composition of diluents,
sperm concentration, transport of diluted semen. Deep Freezing techniques in
cows, sheep and goats, swine and poultry.
Detection of oestrus and time of insemination for better conception.
3. Livestock Production and Management :
3.1 Commercial Dairy Farming-Comparison of dairy farming in India
with advanced countries. Dairying under fixed farming and as a specialised
farming, economic dairy farming, Starting of a dairy farm. Capital and land
requirement, organisation of the dairy farm.
Procurement of goods; opportunities in dairy farming, factors determining the
efficiency of dairy animal, Herd recording, budgeting, cost of milk production;
pricing policy; Personnel Management. Developing Practical and Economic ration
for dairy cattle; supply of greens throughout the year, field and fodder
requirements of Dairy Farm, Feeding regimes for day and young stock and bulls,
heifers and breeding animals, new trends in feeding young and adult stock;
3.2. Commercial meat, egg and wool production: Development of practical and
economic rations for sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and poultry. Supply of greens,
fodder, feeding regimens for young and mature stock. New trends in enhancing
production and management. Capital and land requirements and socio-economic
3.3. Feeding and management of animals under drought, flood and other natural
4. Genetics and Animal Breeding : Mitosis and Meiosis; Mendelian inheritance;
deviations to Mendelian genetics; Expression of genes; Linkage and crossing
over; Sex determination, sex influenced and sex limited characters; Blood groups
and polymorphism; Chromosome abberations; Gene and its structure; DNA as a
genetic material; Genetic code and protein synthesis; Recombinant DNA
technology, Mutations, types of mutations, methods for detecting mutations and
4.1 Population Genetics Applied to Animal Breeding: Quantitative Vs.
qualitative traits; Hardy Weinberg Law; Population Vs. individual; Gene and
genotypic frequency; Forces changing gene frequency; Random drift and small
populations; Theory of path coefficient; Inbreeding, methods of estimating
inbreeding coefficient, systems of inbreeding; Effective population size;
Breeding value, estimation of breeding value, dominance and epistatic deviation;
partitioning of variation; Genotype X environment correlation and genotype X
environment interaction; Role of multiple measurements; Resemblance between
4.2 Breeding Systems : Heritability, repeatability and genetic and phenotypic
correlations, their methods of estimation and precision of estimates; Aids to
selection and their relative merits; Individual, pedigree, family and within
family selection; Progeny testing; Methods of selection; Construction of
selection indices and their uses; Comparative evaluation of genetic gains
through various selection methods; Indirect selection and Correlated response;
Inbreeding, upgrading, cross-breeding and synthesis of brees; Crossing of inbred
lines for commercial production; Selection for general and specific combining
ability; Breeding for threshold character.
1. Health and Hygiene:
1.1. Histology and Histological Techniques : Stains-Chemical
classification of stains used in biological work-principles of staining tissues-mordants-progressive
& regressive stains-differential staining of cytoplasmic and connective tissue
elements-Methods of preparation and processing of tissues-celloidin
embedding-Freezing microtomy-Microscopy-Bright field microscope and electron
microscope. Cytology-structure of cell, organells & inclusions; cell divison-cell
types-Tissues and their classification-embryonic and adult tissues-Comparative
histology of organs:- vascular, Nervous, digestive, respiratory, musculo-skeletal
and urogenital systems-Endocrine glands-Integuments-sense organs.
1.2. Embryology : Embryology of vertebrates with special reference to aves
and domestic mammals-gametogenesis-fertilization-germ layers-foetal membranes &
placentation-types of placenta in domestic mammals-Teratology-twin &
twinning-organogenesis-germ layer derivatives-endodermal, mesodermal and
1.3 Bovine Anatomy-Regional Anatomy : Paranasal sinuses of OX-surface anatomy
of salivary glands. Regional anatomy of infraorbital, maxillary,
mandibuloalveolar, mental & coronal nerve block-Regional anatomy of
paravertebral nerves, pudental nerve, median, ulnar & radial nerves-tibial,
fibular and digital nerves-Cranial nerves-structures involved in epidural
anaesthesia-superficial lymph nodes-surface anatomy of visceral organs of
thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities-comparative features of locomotor
apparatus & their application in the biomechanics of mammalian body.
1.4 Anatomy of Fowl : Musculo-skeletal system-functional anatomy in relation
to respiration and flying, digestion and egg production.
1.5 Physiology of blood and its circulation, respiration; excretion,
Endocrine glands in health and disease.
1.5.1 Blood constituents : Properties and functions-blood cell formation-Haemoglobin
synthesis and chemistry-plasma proteins production, classification and
properties; coagulation of blood; Haemorrhagic disorders-anticoagulants-blood
groups-Blood volume-Plasma expanders-Buffer systems in blood. Biochemical tests
and their significance in disease diagnosis.
1.5.2. Circulation: Physiology of heart, cardiac cycle-heart sounds, heart
beat, electrocardiograms, Work and efficiency of heart-effect of ions on heart
function-metabolism of cardiac muscle, nervous and chemical regulation of heart,
effect of temperature and stress on heart, blood pressure and hypertension,
Osmotic regulation, arterial pulse, vasomotor regulation of circulation, shock.
Coronary & pulmonary circulation, Blood-Brain barrier-Cerebrospinal
fluid-circulation in birds.
1.5.3 Respiration : Mechanism of respiration, Transport and exchange of
gases-neural control of respiration-chemoreceptors-hypoxia-respiration in birds.
1.5.4 Excretion: Structure and function of kidney-formation of urinemethods
of studying renal function-renal regulation of acid-base balance; physiological
constituents of urine-renal failure-passive venous congestion-Urinary recreation
in chicken-Sweat glands and their function. Biochemical tests for urinary
1.5.5 Endocrine glands : Functional disorders, their symptoms and diagnosis.
Synthesis of hormones, mechanism and control of secretion-hormonal
receptors-classification and function.
1.6. General knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics of drugs : Cellular
level of pharmacodynamics and pharmaco-kinetics-Drugs acting on fluids and
electrolyte balance-drugs acting on Autonomic nervous system-Modern concepts of
anaesthesia and dissociative anaesthetics-Autocoids-Antimicrobials and
principles of chemotherapy in microbial injections-use of hormones in
therapeutics-chemotherapy of parasitic infections-Drug and economic persons in
the Edible tissues of animals-chemotherapy of Neoplastic diseases.
1.7. Veterinary Hygiene with reference to water, air and habitation :
Assessment of pollution of water, air and soil-Importance of climate in animal
health-effect of environment on animal function and performance-relationship
between industri-alisation and animal agriculture-animal housing requirements
for specific categories of domestic animals viz. pregnant cows & sows, milking
cows, broiler birds-stress, strain & productivity in relation to animal
2. Animal Diseases :
2.1 Pathogenesis, symptoms, postmortum lesions, diagnosis, and
control of infection diseases of cattle, pigs and poultry, horses, sheep and
2.2 Etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of production diseases of
cattle, pig and poultry.
2.3 Deficiency diseases of domestic animals and birds.
2.4 Diagnosis and treatment of nonspecific condition like impaction, Bloat,
Diarrhoea, Indigestion, dehydration, stroke, poisioning.
2.5 Diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.
2.6 Principles and methods of immunisation of animals against specific
disseases-hard immunity-disease free zones-'zero' disease
2.7 Anaesthesia-local, regional and general-preanaesthetic medication,
Symptoms and surgical interference in fractures and dislocation, Hernia,
choking, abomassal displacement-Caesarian operations, Rumenotomy-Castrations.
2.8 Disease investigation techniques-Materials for laboratory
investigation-Establishment Animal Health Centres-Disease free zone.
3. Veterinary Public Health:
3.1 Zoonoses : Classification, definition; role of animals and birds
in prevalence and transmission of zoonotic diseases-occupational zoonotic
3.2. Epidemiology : Principles, definition of epidemiological terms,
application of epidemiological measures in the study of diseases and disease
control, Epidemiological features of air, water and food borne infections.
3.3 Veterinary Jurisprudence : Rules and Regulations for improvement of
animal quality and prevention of animal diseases-state and control Rules for
prevention of animal and animal product borne diseases-S.P. C.A.-veterolegal
cases-certificates-Materials and Methods of collection of samples for
4. Milk and Milk Products Technology :
4.1 Milk Technology : Organization of rural milk procurement,
collection and transport of raw milk.
Quality, testing and grading raw milk, Quality storage grades of whole milk,
Skimmed milk and cream.
Processing, packaging, storing, distributing, marketing defects and their
control and nutritive properties of the following milks : Pasteurized,
standardized, toned, double toned, sterilized, homogenized, reconstituted,
recombined and flavoured milks. Preparation of cultured milks, cultures and
their management, youghurt, Dahi, Lassi and Srikhand. Preparation of flavoured
and sterlized milks. Legal standards, Sanitation requirement for clean and safe
milk and for the milk plant equipment.
4.2 Milk Products Technology : Selection of raw materials, assembling,
production, processing, storing, distributing and marketing milk products such
as Butter, Ghee, Khoa, Channa, Cheese; Condensed, evaporated, dried milk and
baby food; Ice cream and Kulfi; by products; whey products, butter milk, lactose
and casein. Testing Grading, judging milk products-BIS and Agmark
specifications, legal standards, quality control nutritive properties.
Packaging, processing and operational control Costs.
5. Meat Hygiene and Technology :
5.1 Meat Hygiene :
5.1.1 Ante mortem care and management of food animals, stunning,
slaughter and dressing operations; abattoir requirements and designs; Meat
inspection procedures and judgement of carcass meat cuts-drading of carcass meat
cuts-duties and functions of Veterinarians in Wholesome meat production.
5.1.2 Hygienic methods of handling production of meat-spoilage of meat and
control measures-Post slaughter physicochemical changes in meat and factors that
influence them-quality improvement methods-Adulteration of meat and
defection-Regulatory provisions in Meat trade and Industry.
5.2. Meat Technology
5.2.1 Physical and chemical characteristics of meat-meat emulsions-methods of
preservation of meat-curing, canning, irradiation, packaging of meat and meat
products; meat products and formulations.
5.3. Byproducts : Slaughter house by products and their utilisation-Edible
and inedible byproducts-social and economic implications of proper utilisation
of slaughter house byproducts-Organ products for food and pharmaceuticals.
5.4. Poultry Products Technology : Chemical composition and nutritive value
of poultry meat, pre slaughter care and management. Slaughtering techniques,
inspection, preservation of poultry meat, and products. Legal and BIS standards.
Structure, composition and nutritive value of eggs. Microbial spoilage.
Preservation and mainteancne. Marketing of poultry meat, eggs and products.
5.5. Rabbit/Fur Animal farming : Care and management of rabbit meat
production. Disposal and utilization of fur and wool and recycling of waste
byproducts. Grading of wool.
6. Extension : Basic philosophy, objectives, concept and principles of
extension. Different Methods adopted to educate farmers under rural conditions.
Generation of technology, its transfer and feedback. Problems of constraints in
transfer of technology. Animal husbandry programmes for rural development.
: The contents of this notification are informatory in nature.
Candidates are advised to refer to the notice published in 'Employment