AP Forest Department Recruitment 2021 – FSO, ABO, FBO, and Other Vacancies Details

Last Modified on : 12 Jan 2022

AP Forest Department Recruitment

The Andhra Pradesh Forest Department, one of the administrative divisions of the 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. The department also conducts the recruitment process for AP Forest Department Jobs.

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 the AP Forest Department Recruitment 2021. 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 2021 - The recruitment notification for the AP Forest Department jobs 2021 has not been released yet. If any jobs are posted on the official website, we will update the same here.

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2021 Important Dates

Here are the important dates for the exam:

AP Forest Recruitment 2021 Events

Important Dates

Release of official recruitment notification

To be announced

Online application process

To be announced

Availability of admit card

To be announced


To be announced

Result declaration

To be announced

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

AP Forest Department Jobs Exam Pattern 2021

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

  1. Written examination
  2. Physical measurements
  3. Documents verification
  4. 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 the 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.

AP Forest Department Recruitment 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 2021 Eligibility

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


Name of the Posts

Age Limit

Educational Qualification


Forest Section Officer

18-30 Years 

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 2021 Application Process

Candidates can apply through the official website of the 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 a 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

AP Forest Department Recruitment Admit Card 2021

Admit card for the exam is released on the official website of the AP forest department. Candidates are required to download it and take printout 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.

AP Forest Department Exam Result 2021

Andhra Pradesh Forest Department conducts the recruitment for AP Forest Department jobs. Here are the FAQs related to the exam:

Question 1: When is the AP Forest department exam 2021 for FSO, ABO, and other posts conducted?

The official notification for the AP department exam 2021 has not been released yet. The exam dates will be announced when the notification will be released.

Question 2: I am from the general category, how much application fee do I need to pay?

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

Question 3: How much is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

₹ 150/-.

Question 4: How can I apply for the exam?

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

Question 5: 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.

Question 6: 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.


udaya lakshmi
December 25, 2021
I completed agriculture in diploma which was 2 years course which post is elegible for my qualifications and how should i prepare for physical test and examination any suggestions please for my career
Exams Planner
December 30, 2021
You must keep a check on the official website for vacancies related to your qualification.
July 31, 2021
sir my qualification is b tech mechanical engineering can i suitable for FSO,ABO,FBO please tell me.
Exams Planner
August 4, 2021
March 27, 2019
Hi hell degree complete forest exams very definitely bro
Magipogu harish
March 12, 2019
D madhu
March 5, 2019
Am completed diploma Ece am eligible for fbo
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March 5, 2019
Naresh yadav
March 2, 2019
Sir i completed batchlor of fine arts.. Its a 4 years degree.. Can i applicable for section officer
Exams Planner
March 5, 2019
February 27, 2019
what is the qualification that SLC means
February 14, 2019
My qualification diploma mechanical engineering may I eligible FSO or ABO
Exams Planner
February 25, 2019
Burujuvada lokeswararao
December 28, 2018
When start read to apply...
Exams Planner
January 3, 2019
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.
December 23, 2018
Presently iam doing final year bsc. Agriculture. Did i have eligibility for this
Exams Planner
December 27, 2018
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.
December 18, 2018
Sir...ABO,fbo..when released at job...
Exams Planner
December 24, 2018
Please keep a check on your registered email-id for intimation to join the service.