Name of The Organisation:    Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC)

Total Posts:                              204

Name of the Post:                    Forest Range Officer, Assistant Forest Conservator

Job Location:                           Rajasthan 

Official Website:                       rpsc.rajasthan.gov.in


  • Applicants have the Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Application/Science, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering.
  • Also Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagri Script and
  • Also, have the knowledge of Rajasthani Culture is essential, They only eligible for this RPSC Forest Range Officer Recruitment


  • Minimum: 18 Years
  • Maximum: 40 Years


  • The selected candidates will have pay of L-14 for ACF and L- 11 for Forest Range Officer Grade I.


  • The Examination scheme for recruitment shall consist of a written examination and an interview.

Written Examination

  • Written Examination will consist of 4 Papers.
  • Objective type paper
  • Duration of Paper : Three Hours
  • All questions carry equal marks.
  • There will be Negative Marking.
PaperSubjectsNo. of Questions
Paper 1General Knowledge 100 Questions
Paper 2General English100 Questions
Paper 3Optional  I120 Questions
Paper 4Option II120 Questions
  • The standard of these subjects shall be equivalent to the prevalent standard of Indian Forest Service examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission. 

Personal Interview:

  • Such candidates who qualify in the written test shall be required to appear for the personality and viva-voce examination, which carries a maximum 75 marks.


Paper 1 – General Knowledge100
Paper 2 – General English100
Paper 3 – Optional 1200
Paper 4 – Optional 2200
Personal Interview75
Total Marks675

Physical Test: 

Additionally, there is also a physical fitness test. Male/Female candidates must pass a physical efficiency test covering a distance of 25/16 kms walk within 4 hours on foot, respectively. This test will be arranged either by the Rajasthan Public Service Commission or by the State Government.


Indian History and Culture

  1. Indian Culture & Heritage: Visual and Performing Arts- Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Dance forms and Music traditions- from Indus to End of British Era. Literary traditions of India from Vedic to the close of the 19th Century.
  2. History of Freedom Movement from mid of 19th Century: Struggle of 1857, Emergence of Indian National Congress and the contribution of Moderates and Extremists, Various Revolutionaries of 20th Century and their activities, Gandhian Movements and the role of Subhash Chandra Bose.

History and Culture of Rajasthan

  1. Archaeological Sites of Ancient Rajasthan: Bagore, Ganeshwar, Ahar, Kalibangan and Bairath.
  2. Major Dynasties of Rajasthan and their prominent rulers: Imperial Pratiharas, Sisodias of Mewar, Rathores of Marwar, Kachchwahas of Amber.
  3. Freedom Struggle in Rajasthan: Struggle of 1857, Political Awakening in Rajasthan, Revolutionaries, Peasant Movements, Tribal Movements and Prajamandal Movements. Integration of Rajasthan.
  4. Saints and Sects through the ages- Jasnath Ji, Jambhoji, Dadudayal, Ramsnehi Sect and various Vaishnava Sects. Folk Deities of rajasthan.
  5. Society of Rajasthan: Traditions, Dress and Ornaments, Fairs & Festivals. (D) Folk Culture- Dances, Dramas, Literature, Music & Musical Instruments. (F) Schools of Painting, Temple & Fort Architecture, Handicrafts.
  6. Rajasthani language and Dialects, Literature of Rajasthani Language.
  7. Important historical tourist places.

Indian Geography :

  • Physical Features- Mountain, Plateau, Plains.
  • Climate – Mechanism of Monsoon, Distribution of Rainfall.
  • Natural Vegetation- Types and their Conservation.
  • Environmental Concerns- Deforestation, Soil Erosion, Drought and Floods.

Geography of Rajasthan :

  1. Physiographic Divisions, Rivers and Lakes, Climate and Agro- Climate Regions. Resources & their Conservation- Water, Forest, Soil.
  2. National Parks, Sanctuaries and Conservation Reserve.
  3. Minerals: Metallic and Non-Metallic.
  4. Power Resources: Renewable and Non-Renewable. Population: Growth, Density, Distribution, Sex-Ratio, Literacy.

Indian Economy :

  1. GNP, GDP, Per Capita Income, HDI.
  2. Population :- Occupational Structure, Population Growth Rate.
  3. Agriculture :- Land Utilisation, Major Crops, Organic Farming.
  4. Major Industries of India :- Textile, Petroleum, Cement, Food Processing, Role of Forest based small and cottage industries.
  5. Financial Inclusion :- Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna. Niti Aayog, GST, Global Warming, Green House Effect.

Economy of Rajasthan : 

  1. SDP, Economic Growth Rate as per GSDP, Sectoral Contribution, Major Agriculture Crops, Horticulture, Major Irrigation Projects, Live Stock, Agro Food Parks, Forestry.
  2. Role of BIP, RIICO, RFC & SEZ in industrial development.
  3. Major Power Resources :- Thermal, Solar and Atomic, Petroleum Oil Fields.
  4. Poverty and Unemployment Eradication schemes, Schemes of Social Justice & Women Empowerment.

General Science :

  1. Basics of Everyday Science.
  2. Human body, Food and Nutrition, Health care.
  3. Space Technology.
  4. Telecommunication – Basic concept, National Telecom Policy. States of Matter.
  5. Allotropes of carbon.
  6. pH Scale and importance of pH in daily life.
  7. Polymers and their uses.
  8. Application of Biotechnology.
  9. Alternative Sources of Energy with special reference to Rajasthan. Environmental and Ecological Changes and its Impacts.

Current Affairs :

  • Major Current Events and Issues of State (Rajasthan), National and International Importance.
  • Persons and Places in recent news.
  • Games and Sports related Activities.

Note :- 

  • Pattern of Question Paper 1. Objective type papeR. 
  • Duration of Paper is three Hours. All questions carry equal marks. There will be Negative Marking. 


  1. Articles & Determiners 
  2. Prepositions
  3. Tenses & Sequence of Tenses 
  4. Modals
  5. Correction of Sentences 
  6. Transformation of sentences
  • Change of Parts of Speech- from Nominal to Adjectival to Verbal & vice versa 
  • Change of Voice- from Active to Passive & vice versa.
  • Change of Narration- from Direct to Indirect & vice versa 
  • Change of Degrees of Comparison 
  1. Vocabulary
  1. Synonyms & Antonyms
  2. One Word substitutes
  3. Words often confused, misused, misspelt
  4. Phrasal words & Idioms 

8. Comprehension – Questions based on a passage of 200/250 words

9. Translation from Hindi to English. 

10. Elements of Correspondence

(Official, Semi official letters, Notices, Memorandums, emails, Tenders) 


  • Pattern of Question Paper: Objective type paper
  • Duration of Paper is three Hours. All questions carry equal marks. There will be Negative Marking.