Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) conducts the Rajasthan ACF and Forest Range Officer exam to recruit Grade 1 officers for the Forest Department, Government of Rajasthan. RPSC is expected to announce around 169 seats in total through this exam - 99 for ACF and 70 for Forest Range Officer Grade - 1.
To apply for the exam, candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Computer Application/Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agriculture or in Engineering. Also, candidates must have a working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagri script and knowledge of the Rajasthani culture.
The minimum and maximum age limit to apply for the exam are 18 and 40 respectively. The candidates who qualify the written test will be called for Personality and Viva-Voce examination.
As per the Eligibility Criteria of Rajasthan ACF and Forest Range Officer Exam, candidates must fulfil the following points in order to apply for the exam:
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application process for Rajasthan ACF and Forest Range Officer will be available in online mode for all the aspiring candidates on the official website of Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC). Candidates have to register/login to fill the application form. The application form can be filled in four stages - registration, uploading of images, filling up the details and payment of application fee. The application fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
The Rajasthan ACF and Forest Range Officer is conducted in two parts. One part will cover General English and General Awareness and the second part will cover two optional subjects as selected by the candidates from the list given of the subjects at the time of exam registration. The duration of each exam will be 3 hours.
The first exam with GK and General English will carry 200 marks (100 for each subject) and the second exam with optional 2 subjects will carry 100 marks.
The candidates who qualify the written exam will appear for Personality and Viva-Voce exam.
The eligible candidates who fill the application form online within the given application time frame will be able to download the admit card from the official website of RPSC.
The admit card is a must-have document on the exam day. Candidates are supposed to carry the admit card along with a photo id proof (Driving License, Voter ID card, Aadhaar ID, etc.) while appearing for the exam.
Candidates without the admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
The result of Rajasthan ACF and Forest Range Officer exam will be available online on the official website of RPSC. Candidates would need to login to the website to check their result.
The candidates who qualify the written test will be called for Personality and Viva-Voce examination.
Candidates who obtain a minimum of 35 percent marks in each of the compulsory subjects and a minimum of 40 percent marks in the aggregate in the written test shall be considered as qualified.
The Commission may in its discretion award grace marks up to one in each of the compulsory papers and up to three in the aggregate. The candidates who qualify the test will be called by the Commission for the interview.
The female candidates belonging to Backward Classes, Most Backward Classe (MBC), Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) will be recommend up to the number of vacancies reserved for them amongst those who qualify for interview even if they fail to obtain the minimum marks in the personality and viva-voce examination or in aggregate prescribed under the aforesaid proviso.
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