Age limits Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years on July, 2012
The upper age limit is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the notice
Educational qualifications Bachelor’s degree of a recognized university with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or an equivalent qualification
Candidates who qualify on the basis of results of the written part of the examination will be summoned for personality test
Physical standards Candidates must be physically fit according to the regulations given in appendix-II of rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2012 published in Gazette of India dtd March, 2012
Number of attempts The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as follows
General category-04 (four); OBC-07 (seven); SCs/STs-No limit
Exam Duration6 Hours
Sentence Formation Adverbs Passages and essays Grammar Punctuation Nouns, Vocabulary Verbs and Proverbs Direct& Indirect speech
Socio- economic related topics Indian History and Social Development
Marketing of Agricultural Products Soil Properties Natural Resources Ecology Agricultural extension Water-use efficiency and Farm Management.
Soil and Water Conservation Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing Irrigation and Drainage Agricultural Structures Farm Power and machinery Instrumentation and Computer Applications in Agricultural Engineering Agro-energy and Agricultural Process Engineering
Cryptogams Phanerogams Microbiology and Plant Pathology Plant Utility and Exploitation Morphogenesis Cell Biology Evolution Plant Breeding Physiology and Biochemistry Ecology and Plant Geography
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Animal Nutrition Animal Physiology Livestock Production and Management Genetics and Animal Breeding Health and Hygiene Animal Diseases and Veterinary Public Health
Electrochemistry Chemical Kinetics Photochemistry Surface Phenomena and Catalysis Bio-inorganic Chemistry Reactive Intermediates Polymeric Systems Synthetic uses of reagents Chemical Bonding Atomic Structure Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics Principles of Spectroscopy and Applications in Structure Elucidation.
Mass Transfer Process Equipment Design Process Dynamics and Control Material and Energy Balances Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Chemical Reaction Engineering Chemical Technology and Process Engineering Economics.
Silviculture its principles Silviculture of trees Silviculture - systems Silviculture - Mangrove and Cold desert Agroforestry Social Forestry Joint Forest Management and Tribology Forest Soils Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity Tree Improvement and Seed Technology Forest Management and Management Systems Forest Ecology and Ethnobotany Forest Protection & Wildlife Biology Forest Economics and Legislation.
Geomorphology and Remote Sensing Structural geology Igneous ad Metamorphic Petrology Sedimentology Economic Geology Mining Geology Geochemistry and Environmental Geology. Paleontology Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology General Geology Stratigraphy and Geology of India Mineralogy
Special Relativity Waves & Geometrical Optics Physical Optics Electromagnetic Theory & Black Body Radiation Thermal and Statistical Physics Quantum Mechanics I Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics Electronics. Electricity and Magnetism Classical Mechanics Nuclear Physics Particle Physics & Solid State Physics
Basic concepts of Linear Algebra Calculus Analytic Geometry Ordinary Differential Equations Dynamics Statics and Hydrostatics Vector Analysis Algebra Real Analysis Complex Analysis Linear Programming Partial differential equations Numerical Analysis and Computer programming Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics.
Non-chordata and chordata Economic Zoology Instrumental methods Cell Biology Systematics Biochemistry Physiology Developmental Biology Evolution Genetics Biostatistics Ecology Ethology
Theory of Machines Manufacturing Science Thermodynamics Fuels and Combustion Heat Transfer Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Turbo-Machines and Power Plants I.C. Engines Mechanics of Solids Engineering Materials Manufacturing management Elements of Computation
Probability Statistical Inference Industrial Statistics Optimization Techniques Demography and Psychometry Linear Inference and Multivariate Analysis Sample Quantitative Economics and Official Statistics Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments