AP Forest Department Recruitment 2018 – FSO, ABO, FBO, and Other Vacancies Details

AP Forest Department Recruitment

The Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, one of the administrative divisions of AP government, deals with the management of the forests in AP. The department works with the aim of managing, protecting, and conserving forests. The forest department is categorised into 12 territorial circles and 43 divisions.

Candidates interested in joining the department have to go through the entrance examination. The official notification for various vacancies is released by the AP Forest Department. Here are the details about AP Forest Department Recruitment 2018. The department has released the notification for recruitment at various posts such as forest section officer, assistant beat officer, forest beat officer, technical assistant, thanadars, and bungalow watchers. The eligibility details, exam pattern, and other details for various posts are provided here in the article.

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2019 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for the exam:

Release of official recruitment notification February 2018
Online application process Feb and March
Availability of admit card April 2018
Examination 11th to 25th May 2018
Result declaration May/June 2018


AP Forest Department Recruitment 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

AP forest department recruits candidates for various posts through the following stages:

  • Written examination
  • Physical measurements
  • Documents verification
  • Medical exam and walking test

Written examination: It is the first phase of the selection procedure. It consists of total 3 papers – Essay writing, general knowledge, and Mathematics. The total marks of all the papers taken together are 220 and the total duration is 4 hours. Here is the distribution of marks and time duration:



Time Duration

Paper 1 – Essay Writing


60 minutes

Paper 2 – General Knowledge


90 minutes

Paper 3 -  Mathematics


90 minutes



240 minutes (4 hours)

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Physical measurements: Candidates who qualify the first phase must fulfil the physical standards specified in the official notification.

Documents verification: Original document verification is done in this phase to ensure that the candidate meets the eligibility conditions related to education, age-limit, category, etc.

Medical exam and walking test: Medical and walking test is the last phase of the selection process which is conducted to ensure physical efficiency of the candidate. Male candidates are required to walk for 25 km in 4 hours and female candidates are required to walk 16 km in 4 hours.

Exam Syllabus

Paper 1 Essay Writing

Candidates are required to write an essay in English, Telugu or Urdu language on the given topic.

Paper 2 General Knowledge

  • Current Events – National and International
  • History – India
  • Andhra Pradesh History
  • Indian Polity
  • Andhra Pradesh Polity
  • Geography – India
  • Andhra Pradesh Geography
  • Science and Technology
  • Sports
  • Indian Economy
  • Andhra Pradesh Economy
  • Eminent Personalities in News
  • Indian Constitution

Paper 3 Mathematics

  • Average
  • Percentages
  • H.C.F. and L.C.M.
  • Simplification
  • Number Systems
  • Time and Distance
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Problems on Trains
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problems on Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Boats and Streams
  • Time and Work
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Discounts

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2019 Eligibility

Here are the eligibility details for various posts in AP Forest Department:


Name of the Posts

Age Limit

Educational Qualification


Forest Section Officer



Graduate in Botany/ Horticulture/Forestry/Zoology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/ Statistics/Geology/Agriculture


Assistant Beat Officer

18-30 Years

Must Have Passed SSC or its Equivalent Examination


Forest Beat Officer

18-30 Years

Must Have Passed Intermediate or its Equivalent Examination



18-30 Years

Must Have Passed 10th Class or Its Equivalent


Bungalow Watchers

18-30 Years

Must have Passed 10th Class or its Equivalent


Technical Assistant

18-36 Years

Must have a Trade Certificate of Draftsman (Civil) i.e ITI in the State or its Equivalent Examination

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Physical Standards

For female aspirants

Height: not less than 150 cm

Chest: 74 cm (normal) and 74+5cm (expanded)

For male aspirants

Height: not less than 163 cm

Chest: 79 cm (normal) and 79+5 cm (expanded)

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2019 Application Process

Candidates can apply through the official website of AP forest department as under:

AP Forest Department Recruitment Registration

  • Go to the official website – www.forests.ap.gov.in.
  • Click on the online registration option.
  • Click on the ‘Sign-in’ option at the top right of the page.
  • Now enter all the details asked for.
  • Check the declaration dialogue box and proceed.
  • Username and password will be generated and sent to your registered email id.
  • Save the log-in details for future use.

AP Forest Department Recruitment Application

  • Go to the official website and log-in with your registered username and password.
  • Complete the application form, upload the required documents, and pay the application fee.
  • Check all the details carefully before final submission.
  • Take print-out of the confirmation form/filled-in application form for future reference.

Candidates belonging to the unreserved category are required to pay ₹ 300/- and reserved category candidates have to pay ₹ 150/- as application fee.

Other Details

Admit Card

Admit card for the exam is released on the official website of AP forest department. Candidates are required to download it and take print out well in time. Admit card is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall. Candidates who don’t have hall ticket/admit card are not allowed to appear in the exam.


The result of the exam is released through the official website - http://www.forests.ap.gov.in/. Candidates can check the result using their username and password. Click on the link for result declaration>select the post you have applied for>provide your log-in credentials>submit and check your result.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

When is the AP Forest department exam 2018 for FSO, ABO, and other posts conducted?

The exam is conducted in the month of May. For 2018, the exam dates are 11th to 25th May.

I am from general category, how much application fee do I need to pay?

The application fee for unreserved (general) category candidates is ₹ 300.

How much is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

₹ 150/-.

How can I apply for the exam?

Applications for the exam are submitted through the AP forest department official website. Steps are given above in the article.

What is the height requirement for the posts?

For female candidates, it is not less than 150 cm and for male aspirants, it is not less than 163 cm.

Is there any age relaxation for AP state government employees?

Yes, the AP state government employees will be offered an age relaxation of 5 years. More details can be found in the official notification.


Muralivijay - March 27, 2019REPLY

Hi hell degree complete forest exams very definitely bro

Magipogu harish - March 12, 2019REPLY


D madhu - March 5, 2019REPLY

Am completed diploma Ece am eligible for fbo

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY


Naresh yadav - March 2, 2019REPLY

Sir i completed batchlor of fine arts.. Its a 4 years degree.. Can i applicable for section officer

Exams Planner - March 5, 2019REPLY


hari - February 27, 2019REPLY

what is the qualification that SLC means

Saikiran - February 14, 2019REPLY

My qualification diploma mechanical engineering may I eligible FSO or ABO

Exams Planner - February 25, 2019REPLY


Burujuvada lokeswararao - December 28, 2018REPLY

When start read to apply...

Exams Planner - January 3, 2019REPLY

The application process for AP Forest Range Officers ended on 31st December. And, for the posts listed above, the application has not started yet. Keep a check on the official website (psc.ap.gov.in) for updates.

Phanendra - December 23, 2018REPLY

Presently iam doing final year bsc. Agriculture. Did i have eligibility for this

Exams Planner - December 27, 2018REPLY

Yes, you can apply for the exam for Forest Section Officer. Make sure your result for the final year exam is released before the appointment at the post.

Venkataramana - December 18, 2018REPLY

Sir...ABO,fbo..when released at job...

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

Please keep a check on your registered email-id for intimation to join the service.