AP Forest Department Recruitment 2020 – Apply Online For 2500 FRO, FSO, FBO Posts @ psc.ap.gov.in


AP Forest Department Recruitment 2020: Andhra Pradesh Forest Department to be release the recruitment notification 2020 for 2500 Forest Section Officer, Forest Beat Officer, Assistant Beat Officer, and other posts. The AP State Government has decided to fill up the vacant positions in various state government departments and it is going to announce the official notification in January 2020. Aspirants seeking to get the state government jobs in Andhra Pradesh can get ready to apply for the announced posts. Candidates can initially check the details from AP Forest Department Notification 2020 and apply for the announced posts. For more details about the AP Forest Department recruitment 2020 interested aspirants can check the updates from the official website, forests.ap.gov.in.

AP Forest Department Recruitment 2020 – Apply Online For 2500 FRO, FSO, FBO Posts @ psc.ap.gov.in

The Andhra Pradesh government has promised to make job placements annually. The AP Forest Department said it would issue another notification for job replacement in January. The forest department is facing a shortage of staff; vacant posts will be filled to overcome this, Minister Balineni Srinivasaraddy said. The notification for the replacement of posts will be released in January. It has been revealed that 2500 vacant posts across the state will be filled. He was speaking on the occasion of the martyrs’ commemoration day in the Visakha district. The minister said the red sandalwood smuggling will be curbed. All necessary steps are being taken. New weapons and vehicles will be provided to forest officials. The government has already released Rs 40 crore for the vehicles. He said the Center had sought permission to sell 60 tons of red sandalwood, which is state-owned.


AP Forest Department Recruitment 2020 – Important Details

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Name of the Board Andhra Pradesh Forest Department
Name of the posts Forest Section Officer, FSO, FRO, FBO and other posts
Total Number of vacancies 2, 500 vacancies
Type of job AP State Government Jobs
Notification Release date January 2020
Application form starting date Update soon
Application form closing date Notify soon
Application mode online
Official portalpsc.ap.gov.in

AP Forest Department Vacancy Details

The following vacancies will be announced by the AP Forest Department.

  • Forest Beat Officer (FBO)
  • Forest Section Officer (FSO)
  • Assistant Beat Officer (ABO)
  • Forest Range Officers (FRO)
  • Thanadars
  • Bungalow Watchers
  • Technical Assistant
  • Project Manager
  • Network Administrator

AP Forest Department Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Forest Section Officer Graduate in Botany or Forestry or Horticulture or Zoology or Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or Statistics or Geology or Agriculture
Forest Beat Officer Must have passed Intermediate or its equivalent examination
Assistant Beat Officer Must have passed SSLC or its equivalent examination
Thanadars Must have passed 10th class or its equivalent
Bungalow Watchers Must have passed 10th class or its equivalent
Technical Assistant Must have a trade certificate of draftsman (civil) i.e. ITI or its equivalent qualification
Network Administrator B.Sc degree in computer science and must knowledge about hardware and procurement through GeM (Govt. e-Market) and maintenance
Project Manager Bachelor’s degree/ any degree in the relevant field and should have skills in programming languages, development of web pages

Age Limit

The age limit of the applicants must be between 18 to 30 years. The age relaxation will be allowed as per the norms.

AP Forest Department Selection Process for FBO, FSO, and other posts

The selection will be done through the following rounds.

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Standards Test
  • Physical Measurement Test
  • Verification of documents
  • Walking Test and Medical Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Physical Standards Test Details

For Male Candidates

  • Height: Not less than 163 cms
  • Chest (normal): 79 cms
  • Chest (expanded): 79+5 cms

For Female Candidates

  • Height: Not less than 150 cm
  • Chest (normal): 74 cms
  • Chest (expanded): 74+5 cms

AP FBO, ABO, FSO, Pay Scale

DesignationPay Scale
Forest Section Officer Rs. 21,230-63,010/-
Forest Beat Officer Rs. 16,400-49,870/-
Assistant Beat Officer Rs. 15,030-46,060/-
Thanadars Rs. 7,100-21250/-
Bungalow Watchers Rs. 6,700-20,100/-
Technical Assistant Rs. 9,460-27,700/-

How to apply for AP Forest Department Posts 2020

  • Initially, the aspirants have to visit the AP Forest Department Official Website, forests.ap.gov.in.
  • Register with the website with user id, and password.
  • After registering, apply for AP Forest Department Posts by tapping on the application form.
  • Fill up the application form with the required details.
  • Attach the required scanned copies of documents to the application form.
  • Pay the necessary application fee online.
  • Finally, check all the details clearly before submitting the application form.
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ to apply.
  • Take a printout of the application acknowledgment.

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