Forest Department Recruitment 2018

There are huge numbers of candidates who want to do job in forest department and have essential qualification. Such candidates are waiting for official notification so that they can apply for forest recruitment drive as soon as possible and get hired on their desired post. Forest department in Karnataka state released many vacancies for different posts and placed an official notification on their webpage. Recruitment authorities of Karnataka forest department said that they placed it on official website so that interested, eligible and skilled candidates get the official notification before the last date and apply for it. Visit the official webpage and download notification. Official webpage is . Before filling application form online, all candidates check that they are eligible for participating in this recruitment drive or not. If any of candidates is not eligible, then do not apply for this because authorities will reject your application form without having any information.

In the official notification, you will get much relevant information which must be known by every aspiring candidate. Such information include selection procedure, age limit, eligibility criteria, educational qualification, pay scale, job location, name of post, total number of vacant post, exam date and time, exam pattern, exam center, starting and closing date of application form, fee submission procedure and last date, syllabus, date of admit card release, result declaration date and many important instructions.

Forest Department Recruitment 2018 information:

Name of conducting body: Karnataka forest department


Work location: Karnataka

Experience required: no

Total number of vacant posts: 54

Name of vacant posts: forest guard, forest watcher posts and surveyor

Starting date of application: 17 – 01 – 2018

Job category: Karnataka govt. job

Application mode: online

Selection Process: Selection process includes six rounds for all posts offered at Karnataka forest department. Passionate candidates, who want to be part of this recruitment process, will have to perform in following rounds:

  1. Written test (computer based test)
  2. Physical standards
  3. Physical endurance test
  4. Physical efficiency tests
  5. Sports achievement / performance list
  6. Face to face interview

Salary Offered: Forest department in Karnataka state will provide one of best pay scale to all selected candidates. Pay scale for post wise is given below:

  1. Forest guard posts: Rs. 11600 to Rs. 21000 /-
  2. Forest watcher posts: Rs. 10400 to Rs. 16400 /-
  3. Surveyor posts: Rs. 12500 to Rs. 24000 /-

Application Fees: Aspiring candidates, who are registering for Karnataka forest department, should have to pay different application fees which are based on the caste category.

  1. General Merit, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB Candidates – Rs. 100/- with service charge Rs. 15/- + GST
  2. Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Category-I – Rs. 50/- with service charges of Rs. 15/- + GST.

Age Limit: Karnataka forest department authorities have decided different age limit for different posts. Age limit on the basis of post is given as below:

  1. Forest watcher – 18 years to 30 years
  2. Forest guard – 18 years to 27 years
  3. Surveyor – 18 years to 25 years

Educational Qualification: All candidates know that how to speak, write and read the official language of Karnataka which is Kannada. Essential educational qualification for different post is

  1. Forest watcher – passing certificate of SSLC or any equivalent exam
  2. Forest guard – PUC passing certificate or equivalent exam
  3. Surveyor – graduation degree in any relevant field or B.Sc degree in science stream from any well recognized university

Physical standards:


Male                      163 cms

Female                 150 cms


Male                      79 cms

Female                 74 cms

Distant and near vision with or without glasses

Distant vision

Better eye                                          Worse eye

6 / 6 meters                                        6 / 9 meters

  Near vision

Better eye                                          Worse eye

0 / 6 meters                                        0 / 8 meters

Color blindness

Hearing test

Runner’s test

Webber’s test

Test for vertigo

Physical Disqualifications

Flat feet
Varicose Veins
Impediment in speech and hearing
Hydrocele in men
Vision / color blindness / night blindness

Physical Endurance Test

Physical endurance test
Men 1600 meters run 7 minutes
Female 1000 meters run 6 minutes

Note: All physical test and standards will be done in presence of authority of recruitment team. So, candidates do not try to present fake medical certificate.

When you apply for this post and pay your application fees, a confirmation message will be on your screen, save it for future use. Now, this is time when you must concentrate on your written exam preparation. This will help you to get good score and best rank in the exam.

For preparation, primary thing is having syllabus. Candidates will be able to download syllabus for from the official site of Karnataka forest department 2018. You may also look for study material for practice on the internet. Practicing study material will give you idea about your preparation level. By practicing study material, candidate will get knowledge about what type of question will come in paper, what is the difficulty level of each section in the paper. Time management skill is also learned for final exam.


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