(JOBS) Recruitment of Forest Apprentice at Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission | Advertisement No.254

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

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Applications are invited upto 5.45 p.m on 23-12-2010 for direct recruitment to the post of Forest Apprentice in the Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service included in Group-VI Services to the vacancies for the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 as follows:

  • Post Name: Forest Apprentice
  • Service: Tamil Nadu Forest Subordinate Service (Code 008)
  • Post Code : 1652
  • No. of vacancies: 79 + (1 SC/ST Carried Forward Vacancy)
  • Scale of Pay: PB-2 Rs.9,300-34,800/- + GP Rs. 4,600/-

Important Dates:

A. Date of Notification : 24.11.2010
B. Last date for receipt of applications : 23.12.2010 (5.45 P.M.)
C. Date of Written Examination : 21.02.2011 to 05.03.2011 (Except 26.02.2011 & 27.02.2011) (F.N. & A.N.)

AGE (as on 01.04.2010):

(i) MINIMUM AGE LIMIT – should have completed 18 years (for all candidates)
(ii) MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT – Should not have completed - 30 years

  • For SCs, SC(Arunthathiyar),STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs (other than BCMs) and BCMs, DWs of - 35 Years all castes
  • For Ex-Servicemen (irrespective of castes) - 37 Years


Candidates should possess the following or its equivalent qualifications on the date of this Notification (viz 24.11.2010)
(a) Must posses a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or its equivalent degree of any recognized University
(b) Must possess the Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent degree of any recognized University in any one of the following subjects:

1. Agriculture
2. Botany
3. Chemistry
4. Computer Applications/Computer Science
5. Engineering (Agriculture/Chemical/Civil/Computer/Electrical/Electronics/ Mechanical)
6. Environmental Science
7. Geology
8. Horticulture
9. Mathematics
10. Physics
11. Statistics
12. Veterinary Science
13. Zoology

Provided that only if candidates with the qualifications referred to in item (a) are not available for selection, candidates with qualifications referred to in item (b) will be considered for selection.


Selection will be made in three successive stages i e , (i) Written Examination (ii) Physical Test (Walking Test) and (iii) Oral Test in the shape of an interview. Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the candidates at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments and subject to qualifying Physical Test. Appearance in each subject of the Written Examination, Physical Test and Oral Test is compulsory. A candidate who has not appeared in any of the subjects or the Physical Test will not be considered for Oral Test, even if he/she secures qualifying marks in the Written Examination. (For further details please refer paragraph 22(b) of the instructions, etc. to candidates').


Filled in applications must be sent to the Controller of Examinations, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, No.1, Greams Road, Commercial Taxes Office Annex Building, Chennai – 600 006, well in advance so as to reach the Commission's Office before 5.45 p.m. on 23.12.2010.


Courtesy: Tnpsc.gov.in