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TNPSC Recruitment 2022 9 Assistant Conservator of Forests

TNPSC Recruitment 2022 9 Assistant Conservator of Forests

TNPSC Recruitment 2022 9 Assistant Conservator of Forests : Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission invites Applications from eligible candidates for direct recruitment to the post of Assistant Conservator of Forests included in Group–IA Services. Applicants can check the complete information regarding the recruitment process including eligibility criteria, Application process, Selection process and Application fee and other details from this article. Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website till 12-01-2023. For more details on the job recruitment visit the official website and download the notification from the links given below.

Summary For Assistant Conservator of Forests TNPSC Recruitment 2022 

Organization Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission
Job Category Tamil Nadu Government Jobs
Notification Advertisement No. 642 Notification No. 36/2022 Dated :13-12-2022
Post Assistant Conservator of Forests included in Group–IA Services
Vacancy 09
Start Date 13-12-2022
Closing Date 12-01-2023
Mode of Apply Online
Place Tamil Nadu

Vacancy And Salary Details For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC 

TNPSC invites online application for the Assistant Conservator of Forests Posts for the recruitment 2022. The post name with service code and number of vacancy is listed in the table below. The salary details for each post is also given in this section. Candidates can check the detailed vacancy distribution and other details from the official notification from the links given below.

S. No Post Name & Post Code Service Name With Code Number of Vacancy Salary
1 Assistant Conservator of Forests
(Post Code No.1009)
Tamil Nadu Forest Service
(Service Code No.002)
09 Rs.56100- 205700
(Level 22)

Distribution of Vacancies 

  • The rule of reservation of appointments is applicable for this recruitment and the distribution of vacancies will be announced later.

Eligibility Criteria For Assistant Conservator of Forests Posts -TNPSC  

Candidates wish to apply for the Assistant Conservator of Forest posts for TNPSC recruitment 2022 can check their eligibility criteria for the post in this section. Educational qualification, Age limit and all details needed to apply for the above posts are discussed in this section of the article. For more details regarding the recruitment process download the notification file from the links given below.

Educational Qualification For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC (As on 13-12-2022)

  • Applicants must possess Bachelor‘s degree in Science or Engineering in any one of the following subjects or its equivalent qualification obtained from any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission for purpose of its grant.
  • 1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry
    2. A Bachelor’s Degree in Botany
    3. A Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology
    4. A Bachelor’s Degree in Physics
    5. A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
    6. A Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics
    7. A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics
    8. A Bachelor’s Degree in Geology
    9. A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture
    10. A Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture
    11. A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering
    12. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
    13 A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
    14. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer/Computer Science Engineering
    15. A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
    16 A Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering
    17. A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
    18. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications
    19. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
    20. A Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science
    21. A Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science
  • The subject mentioned above should have been taken as the main subject for the Bachelor‘s Degree.
  • Provided that in the case of Graduates with Mathematics or Statistics, they must have taken one of the following subjects in their P.U.C. or H.S.C. or Matriculation or equivalent examination, (i) Biology (ii) Physics (iii) Chemistry.
  • Provided also that other things being equal, preference shall be given to candidates who possess a degree in Forestry or a Post Graduate Degree in Wild Life Biology.
  • The qualification prescribed for this post should have been obtained by passing the required qualification in the order of studies, viz., 10th + HSC or its equivalent + Bachelor’s degree or 10th+Diploma+U.G. Degree as

Age Limit For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC Recruitment (As on 01-07-2022)

  • Minimum Age : 21 Years
  • Maximum Age For SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories : 39 Years.
  • Maximum Age For “Others” [Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] : 34 Years.

Relaxation in Age Limit For TNPSC Recruitment 2022

  • Persons with Benchmark Disability: Eligible for age concession up to 10 years over and above the maximum age  limit prescribed.
  • For Ex-servicemen (others): The Maximum age limit is 55 years for the applicants who belongs to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs. The maximum age limit is 50 years for “Others” (i.e.) applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s and BCMs. The above mentioned age concession will not apply to the Ex-servicemen applicants who have already been recruited to any class or service or category.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS : Applicants must possess the following Minimum Physical Standards.

Category Height (cm) Chest Girth (cm)
Normal Expansion
Male 163 84 05
Female 150 79 05
  • The following minimum height standards may be allowed in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races such as Assamese, Bhutanese, Garhwalis, Gorkhas, Kumaonis, Ladakhese, Mizo, Naga, Nepalese, Sikkimese and those from Arunachal Pradesh, Lahaul and Spiti and Meghalalya.
    Male Candidate : 152 cm
    Female Candidate : 145 cm
  • Only applicants possessing the above said minimum physical Standards are eligible to apply for the post. Applicants should upload a certificate obtained on or after 13-12-2022 from a Medical Officer of / or above the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by the Government to a Government Medical Institution containing the following particulars when called for by the Commission.

PHYSICAL TEST (Walking Test) : Must pass a physical test covering a distance of 25/16 Kms within 4 hours on
foot by male/female candidates respectively.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION : Applicants must satisfy a Medical Board in Chennai as to his/her physique, fitness and capacity for rough outdoor work in the Forest Department.

CERTIFICATE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS : Applicants selected for appointment to this post will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below.

Post Name Standard of Vision Prescribed Form of Certificate of Physical Fitness
Junior Rehabilitation Officer Standard–I Form prescribed for Executive Posts

KNOWLEDGE IN TAMIL : Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil.

Application Fee For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC  

  • Registration Fee – For One Time Registration : Rs.150/-
  • Preliminary Examination Fee : Rs. 100/-
    The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, unless exemption of fee is claimed.
  • Main Written Examination Fee : Rs. 200/-
    The candidates who have not claimed fee exemption and paid the fee of Rs. 100/- towards the Preliminary Examination of this recruitment, have to pay the Main Written Examination fee if they are shortlisted for the Main Written Examination based on the results of Preliminary Examination and on receipt of such intimation from Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission.
  • Applicants who have already registered in One Time online Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.
  • The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, if they are not eligible for the concession as noted below.
  • Examination fee is payable by online mode through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the last date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.
  • Offline mode of payment in the form of Demand Draft / Postal Order etc. will not be accepted and the applications forwarded with such modes of payment will be summarily rejected.

Exam Fee Concessions For TNPSC Recruitment

One Time Registration is valid for five years from the date of registration. After completion of five years, the applicant must renew the One Time Registration by paying the fee prescribed. The One Time Registration is different from the application for the examination. An applicant should make an online application separately for each and every examination for which he intends to appear.

Category Fee Concessions
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) Full Exemption
Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption
Most Backward Classes/ Denotified Communities Three Free Chances
Backward Classes (Other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim) Three Free Chances
Persons with Benchmark Disability Full Exemption
Ex-Servicemen Two Free Chances
Destitute Widow Full Exemption

Selection Process For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC Recruitment 2022

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

Preliminary Examination

Main Written Examination

Physical Test


Certificate Verification

  • The selection will be made in four successive stages (i) Preliminary Examination for selection of candidates for admission to the Main Written Examination (ii) Main Written Examination (iii) Physical Test and (iv) Oral Test in the shape of an Interview.
  • The Preliminary Examination is meant to serve as a screening test only. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Written Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination will be 10 times the number of candidates to be recruited having regard to the rule of reservation of appointments. However, in each reservation group, all the candidates who secure the same marks as that of cut off marks of their reservation groups shall also be admitted to the Main Written Examination, though the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Written Examination may exceed 1:10 ratio.
  • No supplemental list will be published in the place of rejected candidates (or) candidates who have failed to send documents for verification.
  • The final selection will be made based on the total marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Written Examination Paper-II, Paper-III, Paper-IV Paper-V and Oral Test taken together, subject to Rule of Reservation of Appointments.

CENTRES FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION: Chennai 0101 , Madurai 1001 , Coimbatore 0201, Tirunelveli 2601, Tiruchirappalli 2501, Salem 1701, Thanjavur 1901.

CENTRE FOR MAIN EXAMINATION : The Main Written Examination will be held at Chennai (Code: 0101) only.

Exam Pattern For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC  

  • Appearance in all the papers of the Main Written Examination, Physical Test and the Oral Test is compulsory. Candidates who have not appeared for any one or more papers of the Main Written Examination, Physical Test or Oral Test shall not be considered for further selection, even if they secure the minimum qualifying marks for selection.
  • No candidates shall be allowed to take more than one subject of the group
    (i) Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Horticulture and Veterinary Science
    (ii) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    (iii) Computer Applications, Computer Science and Computer/Computer Science Engineering
    (iv) Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering
    (v) Mathematics and Statistics.
  • General Studies paper in the Preliminary Examination will be set both in English and Tamil languages.
  • The question papers in the following subjects will be set both in Tamil and in English. General Studies, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.
  • For the following subjects the question paper will be set in English only. Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer/Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture and Veterinary Science.
  • The Main Written Examination answer sheets of Paper-II, Paper-III, Paper-IV and Paper-V will be evaluated, only if the candidate secures minimum qualifying marks [40%-i.e., 40 marks] in Paper-I (Tamil Eligibility Test) and the marks secured in Paper-I will not be taken into account for ranking.


Subjects Number of Questions Maximum marks Time Duration
General Studies (Code No.003)
General Studies(Degree Standard)
175 300 3 Hours
Aptitude & Mental Ability
Test (SSLC Standard)


Paper Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Paper I Tamil Eligibility Test (SSLC Standard)
(Descriptive Type)
100 3 Hrs.
Paper II General Studies (Degree Standard)
(Descriptive type)
200 3 Hrs.
Paper III General English (SSLC Standard)
(Descriptive type)
100 3 Hrs.
Paper IV Optional Subject (Degree Standard)
(Descriptive type)
300 3 Hrs.
Paper V Optional Subject (Degree Standard)
(Descriptive type)
300 3 Hrs.
                                  Interview & Records 120
                                                                      Total 1020

Optional Subjects (Paper-IV & Paper-V) from the list of 21 Subjects given below:  Candidates may Choose any two optional subjects from the following 21 subjects given below with the conditions that the applicant shall not be allowed to take more than one subject in the same group.
1. Forestry (Code No.283)
2. Botany (Code No.268)
3. Zoology (Code No.270)
4. Physics (Code No.241)
5. Chemistry (Code No.243)
6. Mathematics (Code No.276)
7. Statistics (Code No.274)
8. Geology (Code No.239)
9. Agriculture (Code No.284)
10. Horticulture (Code No.278)
11.Agricultural Engineering (Code No.280)
12.Civil Engineering (Code No.261)
13.Chemical Engineering (Code No.260)


14.Computer / Computer Science Engineering (Code No.303)
15.Electrical Engineering (Code No.259)
16.Electronics Engineering (Code No.304)
17.Mechanical Engineering (Code No.256)
18.Computer Applications (Code No.288)
19.Computer Science (Code No.286)
20.Environmental Science (Code No.298)
21.Veterinary Science (Code No.296)

How To Apply For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC 2022 

Step 1 : Applicants should apply only through online mode in the Commission’s websites www.tnpsc.gov.in or www.tnpscexams.in

Step 2: Candidates must apply under One Time Registration system with valid email and phone number.

Step 3: Already registered applicants can login using the Unique ID and password.

Step 4: Applicants should select the name of the post for the required post.

Step 5: Fill the online application carefully.

Step 6: Online Application can be edited till the last date for submission of online application.

Step 7: Upload the required document as specified in the instructions.

Step 8: Pay the Application fee if applicable and note down the acknowledge number.

Step 9: Take print out of the final application form for future reference.

Step 10 : After the last date for submission of online application, the candidates are allowed to edit their online application during the Online Application Correction Window.

Important Links For TNPSC Recruitment Of Assistant Conservator of Forests

Official Website : www.tnpsc.gov.in

Notification PDF For TNPSC Recruitment – Assistant Conservator of Forests : Click Here

Last Date To Apply For Assistant Conservator of Forests -TNPSC 2022 : 12-01-2023

Application Correction Window Period : From 17-01-2023,12.01 A.M to 19-01-2023,11.59 P.M

Exam Details For TNPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests 

Post Name Examination Date Time
Assistant Conservator of Forests Preliminary Examination 30-04-2023 09.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Main Written Examination Will be announced later at the time of declaration of results of Preliminary Examination.

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