How to crack Indian forest services examination

Some tips are being given through this essay of how to crack the Indian Forest Sevices Examination which is fast approaching.

Be he human or his culture, forest is the origin of both! Forest not only was the home to our oldest ancestors but the ancestors of humans- monkeys till date live in jungle. Reflections of our ancestors are clearly reflected even today when one looks at tribal in jungles. People have started journeying in space and skies but this is a truth that far off from the modern world there lives till today several tribal deep down the forests. These tribal have a culture and lifestyles of their own which are ingrained in jungles. Taking into accounts the importance of jungles, government has embarked upon conserving the forests for the maintenance of which are required employees in great numbers. Indian Forest Service examination are held every year for the purpose of appointing high end officers for the services of the forest areas of the territory of nation.

After competing in the Indian Forest Service Examination, you straightaway become a forest officer in class-1 rank, the pay, perks and prospects of which in future will go spirally putting you on the pinnacle of the forest department. This is why there is so much craze for this service among the youth.

If you too want to go in this forest service, then now is the time for you to act. Applications have been invited recently for this examination. Thelast date for submission of application is 11-04-2011 and the examination date is 09-07-2011.

Why so much importance on forest

Not only the culture of our ancestors was nurtured in forests but we are still in many ways dependent on forests for its many important products such as woods, fruits and flowers, seeds leaves, gums etc. There are very rare types of medicinal roots and plants found in the jungles.

Required eligibilities

The candidates wishing to appear at this forest service examination should be a graduate from a recognized or university or its equivalent institute with a single subject of science stream or agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry. The persons appearing at such graduation examination are also eligible to appear at the forest examination. The minimum age of candidates should be not less than 21 years while the maximum age must not exceed 30 years. The general category candidates can appear at this examination for four times and there is no limits of appearance for the SC, ST candidates while the OBC candidates can appear for seven times.

Format of examination

The format of this examination is descriptive and essayistic. There are questions from general English and general knowledge. There are two optional papers of two subjects opted for by the candidates of 200 marks each.

Preparation strategy

English occupies prominent place in this examination. Therefore, to increase the knowledge of English, reading daily news papers is essential. Reading English related books and novels help a lot. For preparing for GK, NCERT books of 12th standard should be studied deeply. Apart from this, Jagaran Varshiki and unique Guide should be studied too. Listen to the daily news for updating yourself in current affairs and have a concerted focus on them. Beware of your weaknesses of the optional subjects you have opted for and remove it for good before the commencement of the examination. You shall be called thereafter for interview.

Marks for interview are fixed at 300. The interview board consists of experts of various fields. The interview board asks question relating to the background of the candidates and their general awareness..

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