MPSC Forest Services Mains Syllabus
MPSC Forest Services Mains Syllabus


Title: Detailed MPSC Forest Services Main Examination Syllabus

Name of OrganisationMaharashtra Public Service Commission
Name of PostsForest Services Main Examination
Official Website
Recruitment DetailsMaharashtra Public Service Commission Forest Services Main Examination
Type of TestObjective Type
Test ModeOnline (Computer Based Test – CBT)

Detailed MPSC Forest Services Main Examination Exam Pattern

 Paper No. & Code Marks   No. Of   Questions  Medium Standard Duration  Nature of   Question     Paper
 General Studies 1   (037)200100  Marathi &English Graduations 1hr  MCQ(Multiple     Choices   Questions)
 General Science &
Nature Conservation
300100  English Graduations 1hr MCQ(Multiple   Choices   Questions)

Interview: 50 Marks

Detailed MPSC Forest Services Main Examination Syllabus

Paper-I: General Studies

  1. History of India with emphasis on that of Maharashtra
  2. Physical, Social, and Economic Geography of India and the World. Emphasis on that of Maharashtra
  3. Indian polity and Governance. Constitution and Political System, Rural and Urban local self Government
  4. Economic and Social Development

Paper–II: General Science & Nature Conservation

1) General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)

2) Nature Conservation

  1. Soils: – Physical, chemical, and biological properties. Processes and factors of soil formation. Mineral and organic constituents of soil and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Soil profile. Problem soils and their reclamation.
  2. Soil and moisture conservation:- Causes of soil erosion, method of control, the role of forest, characteristics of and steps in Watershed Management.
  1. Eco Systems: – Types, food chain, food web, ecological pyramids, energy flow, biogeochemical cycle of carbon and nitrogen.
  2. Manures and Fertilizers:- Types, organic-inorganic.
  3. Diseases and pests of plants and animals.
  4. Pesticides and insecticides.
  5. Injurious plants and weeds.
  1. Environmental Pollution:- Types, control, bio-indicators, endangered species,.
  2. Environmental problems related to quarrying and mining.
  3. Greenhouse effect, Carbon trading, Climate Change.
  1. Important wild animals of India.
  2. Breeds of cattle, Economics of fodder and pasture of grassland management.
  1. Important indigenous tree species of India, exotic plants, plants as a source of forest products such as food, fiber, fuel wood, timber, non-timber, forest produce/minor forest produce. Medicinal plants, Energy plantations, Mangroves, and Forest-based industries.
  2. Factors affecting the growth and distribution of plants. Forest types of India.
  1. National parks and Sanctuaries, World heritage sites.
  2. Social forestry, Joint Forest Management, Agroforestry.
  3. Indian forest policy, Indian Forest Act, Wild Life Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
  4. National and International organizations working for nature conservation.
  1. Use of aerial photographs, and thematic maps. Satellite imageries, Principle, and application of GIS.
  2. Biodiversity, causes of loss of biodiversity, the importance of biodiversity
  3. Plants breeding, tissue culture. Tribals and forests. Important tribes of India.

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