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APPSC Announces Recruitment for 37 posts of Forest Range Officers, Apply Now!

Company - APPSC (Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission)
Openings - 37

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC), Vijayawada is inviting candidates for 37 posts of Forest Range Officers in the Andhra Pradesh Forest Service. Here are the details: 

Position Overview

Post Name

Forest Range Officers



Application Start


Last Date to Apply


Qualifications and Eligibility


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a university in India recognized under a Central, State, or Provincial Act, or by an institution acknowledged by the University Grants Commission. 

  • Alternatively, they should hold an equivalent qualification in one of the specified subjects, including Agriculture, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Applications/Computer Science, Engineering (in various disciplines), Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, or Zoology.

Physical Requirement

  • For Men: Height should be no less than 163 cm, with a chest circumference of 79 cm on expiration and an expansion of at least 5 cm on full inspiration. They should also be able to walk 25 km in four hours.

  • For Women: Height should be no less than 150 cm, with a chest circumference of 74 cm on expiration and an expansion of at least 5 cm on full inspiration. They should be able to walk 16 km in four hours.

  • For candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and certain races, adjusted height requirements apply 152 cm for men and 145 cm for women.

Note: Candidates must undergo a medical examination by the Medical Board in Rajamahendravaram. They must provide a health certificate affirming sound hearing, fitness for outdoor work in the Forest Department, and evidence of successful vaccination. These standards are outlined in G.O.Ms.No.159, Environment, Forests, Science & Technology (For-V) Department, dated: 08/12/2008.

Age Limit: Candidates should be in the age group of 18-30 years as of 01/07/2024.

Monthly Remuneration

Rs. 48,440/- – 1,37,220/-

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected for the post based on merit in the Main Written Examination followed by a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT).

Application Procedure

  • Interested candidates must log in to the Commission’s website at https://psc.ap.gov.in.  using their registered OTPR number. 

  • If applying for the first time, they need to carefully fill out the OTPR application to obtain an OTPR ID. 

  • After logging in, candidates can click on "Online Application Submission" and select the notification number they wish to apply for. They should ensure all details are correct before submitting. 

  • It's important to note that changes made to OTPR data later won't be considered for the current notification.

  • Applicants must pay Rs. 250/- for application processing and Rs. 120/- for the examination fee. 

  • However, SC, ST, BC, Ex-Servicemen, and certain other categories are exempt from the examination fee of Rs. 120/-.

  • Unemployed youth from Andhra Pradesh should submit a declaration to the Commission as per G.O.Ms.No.439, G.A (Ser-A) Dept., dated: 18/10/1996. Candidates from other states must pay both the processing fee and examination fee to be considered for the application.


For More Information

Visit the website: https://psc.ap.gov.in.

Grab this opportunity and join the Andhra Pradesh Forest Service as a Forest Range Officer to give your expertise the right direction. 

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