Title: Detailed APPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Examination Syllabus
|Name of Organisation||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission|
|Name of Posts||Assistant Conservator of Forests|
|Recruitment Details||Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Assistant Conservator of Forests|
|Type of Test||Objective Type|
|Test Mode||Online (Computer Based Test – CBT)|
Detailed APPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Examination Exam Pattern
|Subject||Duration||Maximum No. of Marks||Minimum qualifying Marks for selection|
|Part – A|
Written Examination (Conventional Type) Compulsory Papers:1 General Studies2 General English
|SC & STs – 297 BCs – 346.50 Others – 396|
|Optional: One Optional Subject comprising two papers3. Optional Paper – 14. Optional Paper – 2||3 Hours.|
|Part – B: Interview (Oral Test)||60 Marks|
List of Optional Subjects:
The candidates have to choose one optional subject from the following:
|01. Agriculture||08. Geology|
|02. Agricultural Engineering||09. Horticulture|
|03. Botany||10. Mathematics|
|04. Chemistry||11. Mechanical Engineering|
|05. Chemical Engineering||12. Physics|
|06. Civil Engineering||13. Statistics|
|07. Forestry||13. Statistics|
Note: The standard of papers for compulsories will be such as may be expected of a Graduate. The scope of the syllabus for optional paper is of the Honours Degree level. In the case of Engineering subjects the level corresponds to the Bachelors Degree.
N.B: 1. All the question papers must be answered in English only. 2. Question papers will be set in English only. 3. Subject to minimum qualifying marks for interview and selection viz; 40% for Ocs; 35% for BCs and 30% for SCs/STs the candidates belonging to SCs/STs/BCs may be called for interview by relaxing the minimum qualifying marks at the discretion of the Commission; if the Commission is of the opinion that the sufficient number of candidates from these communities are not likely to come up for interview.. 4. After written examination eligible candidates will be called for interview (Oral Test) at the ratio of 1:3 category wise duly following the special representation as laid down in General Rule-22 of State & Subordinate Service Rules. 5. A candidate will be required to undergo a walking test and also a Medical Examination (Conducted by a Medical Board) before he/she is finally called for interview. Both the tests shall be arranged by the Forest Department duly taking concurrence of the Commission. Appearance on all papers and tests is compulsory for eligibility of candidature for the Interview. Absence at any or all of the papers will render the candidature invalid for the recruitment
Detailed APPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Examination Syllabus
1. GENERAL STUDIES
1. General Science – Contemporary developments in Science and Technology and their implications including matters of everyday observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific discipline.
2. Current events of national and international importance.
3. History of India – emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic, cultural and political aspects with a focus on AP Indian National Movement.
4. World Geography and Geography of India with a focus on AP.
5. Indian polity and Economy – including the country’s political system- rural development – Planning and economic reforms in India.
2. 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 précis.
The total number of questions in the question papers of Optional subjects will be eight (8). All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts viz., Part-A and Part-B, each part containing (4) four questions. Out of (8) eight questions, (5), 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.
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