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TNPSC Forest Apprentice Exam Pattern for paper 1, 2 & 3 as tabulated below. Get TNPSC Forest Apprentice Exam Syllabus 2018 & Study Materials to score good marks in the exam. Follow Forest Apprentice Syllabus, Marking Scheme and TNPSC Test Pattern. Also, know TNPSC Forest Apprentice Exam 2018 Syllabus, Exam Dates, Selection Process and Written Test Pattern. Prepare a schedule for preparation of the exam with the help of TNPSC Forest Apprentice Syllabus 2018 and Exam Pattern.


Selection Process

Selection will be made in three successive stages i.e., (i) Written Examination (ii) Physical Test (Walking Test) and (iii) Oral Test. Final selection will be made on the basis of the total marks obtained by the applicants at the Written Examination and Oral Test taken together subject to the rule of reservation of appointments and subject to qualifying Physical Test.

Date of Exam – 23rd to 30th Sep 2018

Note: Appearance in all papers of the Written Examination (i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III) , Physical Test and Oral Test is compulsory. An applicant who has not appeared in any of the papers or for the Physical Test will not be considered for Oral Test. (For further details refer paragraph 23(b) of the “Instructions to Applicants”

  • Written Examination
  • Physical Test
  • Walking Test
  • Medical Test
  • Oral Test / Skill Test
  • Document Verification

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TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018 Recruitment Summary
Name of Exam Forest Apprentice
Board of Organization Tamilnadu Public Service Commission TNPSC
No of Vacancy 158 Posts
Date of Exam 23rd to 30th Sep 2018
Official Website
Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern


Category Height Chest Measurement not less than (round the chest)
on full expiration on full inspiration Difference
Men 163 Cms 84 Cms 89 Cms 5 Cms
Women 150 Cms 79 Cms 84 Cms 5 Cms


A certificate containing the following particulars should be obtained from a Medical Officer, above the rank of an Assistant Surgeon appointed by the Government to Government Medical Institution on or after the date of Notification (04.07.2018) and submit the documents when called for by the Commission.


PHYSICAL TEST for TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018

Applicant will be required to undergo a Physical Test consisting of a walk over 25 Kms and 16 Kms to be completed in four hours by Male and Female applicants respectively, which will be conducted by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests before admission to Oral Test. A certificate to this effect must be produced from a Gazetted Forest Officer nominated by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests on his behalf (Walking Test will be conducted only at Chennai).

About Examination

The three / two free chances referred to above are not for EACH POST but for ANY THREE / TWO APPLICATIONS ONLY. The claim for exemption from payment of examination fee made in any application which has been rejected / admitted or withdrawn will be counted as free chance availed. Failure to pay the prescribed examination fee along with the application in-time, will be liable for rejection of application.

CENTRE FOR EXAMINATION for TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018

The written examination will be held at the following Centres


Name of the Centre

Centre Code Name of the Centre Centre Code
Chennai 0100 Tiruchirappalli



0200 Tirunelveli 2600
Madurai 1000 Vellore



1700 Villupuram 2800
Thanjavur 1900

Request for change of centre / venue will not be entertained.
The Commission reserves the right to increase / decrease the number of examination centres and to re-allot the applicants.
Applicants should appear for the Written Examination / Physical Test / Certificate Verification/ Oral Test at their own expenses. @ Forest Apprentice 2018 Written Examination Details

Syllabus for TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018


  • Optional Subject – 1


  • Optional Subject – 2

Paper-III (Compulsory Subject)

  • General Studies
  • Aptitude and Mental Ability Test
  • General Tamil and English

Matrices: Eigenvalues – Eigenvectors – Cayley–Hamilton theorem –Similar and Orthogonal transformations – Reduction of a quadratic form to Canonical form by orthogonal transformation.
Ordinary differential equations: Order and degree – Types of Equations –Higher order linear ODE with constant coefficients – Method of variation of parameters – Cauchy’s and Legendre’s linear equations – Simultaneous first order linear equations with constant coefficient.
Newton’s laws of motion – gravitation – work, energy and power – elasticity – moduli of elasticity and their determination-sound intensity level – reverberation – ultrasonics: production and detection – thermal conductivity and expansion – flow of heatthermodynamics – heat engines – optical interference, anti-reflection coatings – diffraction and polarization – lasers and types – optical fibres and applications – photoelectric effect – atom models – dual nature of matter and radiation – nuclear models – radioactivity – nuclear fission and fusion – crystal structures – unit cells – packing factor – imperfections – superconductivity – magnetic and dielectric materials – semiconducting materials – nano materials.
Fuel –Classification of fuels – Calorific value – Solid fuel – Liquid fuel – Gaseous fuel – Octane number – Cetane Number – Fuel Cells. Lubricants – Classification – Greases – Solid Lubricants. Water – Sources – Classifications – Softening process – Desalination – RO Method – Internal treatment – Treatment of Water for Municipal purposes. Plastics – High polymer – classification – Polymerization techniques – Thermoplastics – Thermosetting resins – examples. Rubber – Types of Rubber – Vulcanisation – Properties – Unvulcanised and Vulcanised. Natural Rubber – Synthetic Rubber – examples. Refractories – Classification – Manufacture of Refractories – Magnesite – Silica – Zirconia – Chromite.
Grammar: Articles – Prepositions – Tenses (simple present, present continuous, simple past, past continuous, future, & perfect tenses) – Modal verbs – Clauses – Conditional clauses – Subject-Verb agreement – conjunctions – Active & passive voice – Reported speech (Direct to Indirect speech) – Error correction – Combining sentences using connectives – Cause & effect expressions (because, so, due to, on account of, etc.) – Framing questions (converting statements into questions)
Computer Organization – CPU and Microprocessor [ALU, Control Unit and Bus Structure] – Data Storage [Primary, Secondary and Virtual] – Input and Output Devices Systems Software – Assembler – Compiler – Loader – Linker – Operating Systems Programming Languages – Classification of Programming Language, High-Level Languages.
Ohm’s law- Kirchoff’s laws – Introduction to DC and AC circuits –Power and powerfactor-single phase and three phase circuits Operating principles of moving coil and moving iron instruments (voltmeters and ammeters)- wattmeters and energy meters Construction and principle of operation: DC motors- DC generators-TransformersInduction motors.
TNPSC Syllabus 2018 – Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

  • General
  • Pharmacology
  • Livestock Management
  • Livestock Breeding and Genetics
  • Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Livestock Nutrition
  • Veterinary Anatomy, Physiology And Biochemistry
  • Pathology and Parasitology
  • Livestock Products Technology

TNPSC Forest Apprentice Syllabus 2018 – Botany

  • Phycology, Mycology & Lichenology
  • General Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  • Cytology, Genetics and Evolution
  • Angiosperm Morphology, Taxonomy And Economic Botany
  • Bryology and Pteridology
  • Ecology, Environment and Conservation Biology
  • Gymnosperms and Paleobotany
  • Anatomy and Embryology
  • Horticulture and Plant Breeding Forest Apprentice Syllabus – Computer Applications

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Fundamentals Of Databases
  • Office Automation
  • Management Information Systems
  • Digital Computer Fundamentals
  • Web Technologies
  • Programming In C And C++
  • Computer Networks
  • Multimedia and Applications
  • Organizational Behavior

Tamil Nadu Forest Apprentice Exam Syllabus 2018 – Environmental Science

  • Scope and Importance of Environmental Science
  • Natural catastrophes and Disaster Management
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Resources
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Ecological Concepts
  • Environmental Management and Legislation
  • Environmental Organisations and Agencies
  • Human Population and Environment
  • Global Climate Change Apprentice Syllabus 2018 – Forestry

  • Silviculture
  • Forest Mensuration and Management
  • Wildlife Biology and Management
  • Forest Protection
  • Forest Utilisation and Wood Technology
  • Management
  • Forest Economics, Policies and Legislations
  • Surveying and Engineering
  • Forest Soils and Soil Conservation And Watershed
  • Forest Biology and Botany
  • Agroforestry and Social Forestry

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Syllabus 2018 – General Studies

  • Indian National Movement
  • Current Events
  • Mental Ability and Aptitude Tests
  • History and Culture of India
  • Geography
  • Botony
  • Indian Economy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Indian Polity
  • History
  • Economics
  • Zoology
  • Political Science

TNPSC Forest Apprentice Aptitude and Mental Ability Test Syllabus 2018

  • Time & Distance
  • Analytical Ability
  • Mirror Images
  • Time & Work
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Coding Decoding
  • Diagrammatic series
  • Water images
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Profit & Loss
  • Basic English
  • Number series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Alphabet series
  • Logical Reasoning

Exam Pattern for TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018

  1. The applicants who have not appeared for any of the papers in the Main Written Examination or Oral Test will not be considered for further selection process even if they secure the minimum qualifying marks for selection.
  2. In respect of Optional Subjects Papers-I & II
  3. The question papers in the following subjects will be set both in Tamil and in English. Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.
  4. For the following subjects the question paper will be set in English only. Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Horticulture, Marine Biology and Wildlife biology
  5. In respect of Paper-III (i.e. General studies + Aptitude and Mental Ability Test) The questions on General Studies (150 Questions) and Aptitude and Mental Ability Test (50 Questions) will be set both in English and in Tamil.

Important Instruction for Examination

Conduct in examination hall: No applicant should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be viewed seriously and penalised. (For further details refer “Instructions to Applicants”)
Applicants are not allowed to bring cellular phones, calculators, watches and rings with inbuilt memory notes etc., or any other electronic devices and non electronic devices such as P&G Design Data Book, books, notes, hand bags and recording devices either as separate piece or part of something used by the applicant such as watch or ring etc., to the examination hall / room on the date of examination.
Note: Applicants are not allowed to bring into the examination hall, any article such as books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, text books, rough sheets etc., except the permitted writing material (i.e. pen).

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IDENTITY VERIFICATION for TNPSC Forest Apprentice 2018

The original certificates/documents of successful candidates will be verified for which dates will be notified after declaration of result. On the basis of written test, the provisionally qualified candidates will be required to produce original certificates of Essential and Desirable Qualifications along with one set of photocopy, duly attested, viz.: i) Copy of downloaded Registration Slip of on-line application form. ii) Copy of downloaded Admit Card. iii) Certificate showing the Date of Birth. iv) Caste certificate if applied under SC/ST/OBC category issued by the competent authority. v) Disability Certificate, if applied under PWD category. vi) ‘No Objection Certificate’ if in regular employment. vii) Experience certificate, if any.
The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the Online Examination.

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