MPSC Maharashtra Forest Service Pre Examination 2014 for 282 Posts

MPSC Maharashtra Forest Services Pre Examination 2014 for 282 Posts

Maharashtra Public Service Commission Service commission invites application for forest officer
1)      Assistant Forest guard (Grade –I) – 10 Posts
Pay Scale – Rs.9300-35800 + GP 5000/-
2)      Forest guard (Grade –II) – 272 Posts
Pay Scale – Rs.9300-35800 + GP 4400/-

Qualification – Botany/ Chemistry /Vanasastra/ Geography/ Physics/ Statistics/ Zoology/ Udyanvidya/ UDYANAVIDYA/ Livestock breeding from recognized university.
Age – 18 to 33 years as on 01 Jun 2014 (5 years extended for reserved category)
Application Fee – Open Category – Rs.265/- for Reserved category – Rs.140/- & for Retired Solder –
Rs.15/-

Important date –
1)      Online Application – 12/02/2014 to 04/03/2014
2)      Application Fee by Chillan – 05/03/2014
3)      Online Application Fee – 04/03/2014
  How to apply
Candidate can apply online on www.mahaonline.gov.in between 12/02/2014 to 04/03/2014.
For more details click here

   
Syllabus and pattern of Examination.





A. Preliminary Examination


Objective type


100 Marks


B.  Main Examination


Objective type

Paper I 200 Marks

Paper II- 200 Marks


C.  Interview



50 Marks.



Preliminary Examination




Subject and Code
No.

Marks, Number of Questions
& Duration


Standard



Medium



Question Paper Type


General Studies
(011)


100 Marks
100 Questions
One hour



H.S.C.


Marathi- English



Objective type



1

Marathi Language

2

English Language

3

Current Affairs of national and international importance.

4
General Mental Ability :
{Logical reasoning, analytical ability, problem solving, basic numeracy}

5

General Science :



Main Examination: Paper I






Subject

Marks, Number of Questions
& Duration


Standard


Medium


Question
Paper Type


General
Studies

200 Marks
100 Questions
One hour


Degree


Marathi- English


Objective type



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.



Maharashtra Forest Service Examination
Main Examination: Paper II





Subject

Marks, Number of
Questions
& Duration


Standard



Medium


Question Paper Type

Nature
Conservation
200 Marks
100 Questions
One hour

Degree

Marathi- English
Objective type

  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.
  Soil and moisture conservation: Causes of soil erosion, methods of control, role of forests, characteristics of and steps in Watershed Management.
  Ecosystems: Types, food chain, food web, ecological pyramids, energy flowbiochemical cycles of carbon and Nitrogen.
  Manures and fertilizers: types, organic-inorganic.
  Diseases and pests of plants and animals.
  Pesticides and insecticides.
  Environmental pollution: types, control, bio-indicators, endangered species, endemism.
  Environmental problems related to quarrying and mining.
  Important wild animals of India.
  Important indigenous tree species, 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. Forest Based Industries.
  Factors affecting growth and distribution of plants.
  Forest types of India. National Parks and Sanctuaries. World Heritage Sites.
  Breeds of cattle, economics of livestock, fodder, and pasture and grassland management.
  Injurious plants and weeds.
  Plant breeding, tissue culture.
  Greenhouse effect, Carbon trading. Climate change.
  Use of aerial photographs, Thematic maps, Satellite imageries, Principles and application of GIS.
  Biodiversity, causes of loss of biodiversity, importance of biodiversity conservation.
  Social forestry. Joint forest Management. Agro forestry.
  Tribal and forests. Important Tribes of India.
  Important provisions of Indian forest policy, Indian forest Act, Wildlife Protection Act.
Forest Conservation Act 1980.
  National and International organizations working for nature conservation.



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