State Government Jobs- Tamilnadu- TNPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Recruitment 2022– TNPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 09 Assistant Conservator of Forests Posts. Apply before 12 January 2023.

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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission

Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

TNPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI No Name of the Post and Post Code No. Name of the Service and Service Code No. Number of vacancies
1. Assistant Conservator of Forests (Post Code No.1009) Tamil Nadu Forest Service. (Service Code No.002) 09
Total 09

Educational Qualification: (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 theBachelor‘s Degree.

I. 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

II. Provided also that other things being equal, preference shall be given to candidates whopossess a degree in Forestry or a Post Graduate Degree in Wild Life Biology.

III. 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 required under [Section 25 of Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]. Results of examination should have been declared on or before the date of notification

Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2022)

Name of the Post Minimum Age (should have completed as on 01.07.2022) Maximum Age (should not have completed as on 01.07.2022 )
SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all categories. “Others” [i.e., applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs]
Assistant Conservator of Forests 21 Years 39 Years* 34 Years*


(i) * As per G.O (Ms) No.93, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 17.07.2018, the Maximum Age Limit has been enhanced by 2 years and as per G.O (Ms) No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, the Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment has been enhanced by another 2 years.

(ii) Provided that, in the case of candidates working as Rangers, who have secured Honours during Rangers training and who have not completed 45 years of age shall be eligible for exemption of age limit for two times to appear for direct recruitment to this post.

(iii) “Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBC/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] (expect those referred under note (ii) above), who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit. (For further details refer para 3(F) of “Instructions to Applicants” and Section 3(r) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016)

Age Concession:

(i) For Persons with Benchmark Disability:

 Persons with Benchmark Disability are eligible for age concession upto 10 years over and above the maximum age limit prescribed above. (Section 64 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per Para 5D of “Instructions to Applicants”)

(ii) For Ex-Servicemen:

a) 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.

b) 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.

[Section 63 of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016 and as per G.O (Ms) No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021].

c) 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. [Section 3(j) of the Tamil Nadu Government Servants (Conditions of Service) Act, 2016]

Salary Details:

1. Assistant Conservator of Forests – Rs.56100- 205700 Level 22

Selection Process:

TNPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

1. Preliminary Examination (Single Paper) (Objective Type)
2. Main Written Examination and Oral Test
Preliminary Examination Centers: Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Salem & Thanjavur

Main Examination Center: Chennai

Application Fee/Exam Fee: 

a. Registration Fee:

For One-Time Registration (G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017) Applicants who have already registered in One-Time Registration system and are within the validity period of 5 years are exempted.

b. Preliminary Examination:

Fee The Preliminary Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment, unless exemption of fee is claimed.

c. Main Written Examination Fee:

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 of Rs. 200/- 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.

Note: Fee Pay by online through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the date of submission of online application by choosing the option in the online application.

Examination Fee Concessions:

Category Concession
i Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Caste (Arunthathiyars) Full Exemption
ii Scheduled Tribes Full Exemption
iii Most Backward Classes / Denotified Communities Three Free Chances
iv Backward Classes (other than Muslim) / Backward Classes (Muslim) Three Free Chances
v Ex-Servicemen Two Free Chances
vi Persons with Benchmark Disability (the Disability shall be not less than 40%) Full Exemption
vii Destitute Widow (Destitute Widow Certificate should have been obtained from RDO / SubCollector / Assistant Collector) Full Exemption


i. The total number of free chances availed will be calculated on the basis of claims made in previous applications.

ii. The number of free chances availed by the applicant will be verified by the Commission at any stage of the selection process.

iii. In case an applicant who makes a false claim for exemption from payment of application fee by suppressing information regarding his previous application(s), his candidature shall be rejected after due process.

iv. Applicants are directed to carefully choose the option ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the online application regarding availing the fee concession / exemption.

v. Applicants are advised in their own interest, to keep an account of the number of times fee concession availed, irrespective of the information displayed in the<Application History> of the applicant dashboard.

vi. An application (irrespective of the post applied for) claiming fee concession will operate to exclude one chance from the number of free chances allowed.

vii. Applicants who have availed the maximum number of free chances permitted / applicants who do not wish to avail of the fee concession / applicants who are not eligible for fee concession, shall choose the option ‘No’ against the query regarding fee concession in the online application. Such applicants shall thereafter pay the requisite fee through the prescribed mode of payment.

viii. Failure to pay the prescribed fee in time, along with the online application will result in the rejection of application after due process. [For further details regarding examination fee concessions refer to Para 6 of “Instructions to Applicants”]

How to apply:  

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the TNPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. from 13.12.2022 to 12.01.2023. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Important Dates: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application 13.12.2022
Last date for Submission of Application 12.01.2023
Application Correction Window Period From 17.01.2023 – 12.01 A.M. To 19.01.2023 – 11.59 P.M
Date and time of Written Examination
Date and time of Preliminary Examination 30.04.2023 FN 9.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Date of Main Written Examination Will be announced later at the time of declaration of results of Preliminary Examination

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