Forest Department, Assam provides a great opportunity to the unemployed candidates in Assam, by advertising the AF 1081 vacancies for various level of candidates like Bachelor’s Degree or graduate, HSLC Passed, HSSLC Passed, Class VIII Passed. Note that the Assam Forest selection process is going to conduct by SLPRB Assam.
The important point is SLPRB Assam Strictly believes in transparent recruitment and selection process, so if they found anything fishy your candidature may be canceled at any time. Hopefully, you have learned all the basic details in our previous article- Assam Forest Recruitment 2020 For 1081 Vacancies.
Before we get to know about the Assam Forest selection process, you have to make sure first that you have submitted the Online application correctly. Because candidates whose applications are found correct in all respects will only be called for the AF selection procedure. I have already posted about- how to fill the Online application for AF 1081 Posts, you can learn the full online application process from there. Now, let’s understand all the details of the selection Procedure for AF various 1081 Positions.
Assam Forest Selection Process:
SLPRB Assam scrutinized the applicant, segregate the number of candidates to 1081. And to do that there will be two selection- Preliminary and Final. Candidates who survive the preliminary will be shortlisted for the final selection. And the recruitment will be based on the final marks.
Preliminary Selection for Assam Forest:
Basically Assam Forest preliminary selection process is divided into two phases, namely-
- First Phase Test,
- Second Phase Test.
Note that Before entering the test in the venue (s) for the first phase test, biometrics of each candidate will be done. Also, for each of the Assam Forest advertised positions (Forester-I, Forest Guard, Stenographer, Grade-III, Surveyor, Mahut, Carpenter, Driver) these two phases are different. So let us learn about their selection process position wise.
For Forester-I & Forest Guard positions:
On arrival, the Admit Card / Call Letter of the candidates will be verified and then the candidates will be asked to appear in the Physical Standard Test (PST). The PST will carry no marks.
What will be done in Physical Standard Test (PST)? Measurement of the height, weight and chest (only for Males) of the candidates will be taken after which the candidate will be inspected by a medical officer for preliminary checkup like knocked knee, vision test, colour blindness test, flat foot, varicose vein, physical deformities etc. Varicose vein shall be considered a temporary disqualification. Once a candidate clears the PST, he/she will have to appear in the first phase test.
First Phase Test: The First Phase Test for Forester-I & Forest Guards will be the Physical Fitness Test, the following are the process by which the PFT will be measures-
- Walk to be Covered for Males: 26 KMs in 4 hours
- Walk to be Covered for Females: 16 KMs in 4 hours
Note The less time you take the more marks you get! As merit list will be prepared for the next phase, so try to finish before time.
Second Phase TEST: This phase Test for Forester-I & Forest Guards, will be a Written Test. The candidates who qualified in the Physical Fitness Test will call for the second phase. A merit list will be prepared for each category (Unreserved, OBC/MOBC, SC, ST(P), ST(H), and EWS ) for both males and females on the basis of time taken for completion of the 26 KMs/ 16 KMs walk. The following are the details of the Assam Forest Written Test of Forester-I & Forest Guards-
- Written Test will be of 3 (three) hours for the posts of Forester-I and 2(two) hours for the post of Forest Guards on same subjects,
- The Written test will completely OMR based,
- For the post of Forester-I, the Test will be of 100 marks with 100 questions and for the post of Forest Guards, the Test will be of 75 marks with 75 questions, which means each question will be of 1 (one) mark,
- There will be negative marking of 1/2 mark for each wrong answer
- The candidates will use black ball pen to answer the OMR based answer sheet,
- There will be two separate question paper for Forester-I and Forest Guards,
- The following are the subjects for Forester-I and Forest Written Test-
- General Mathematics.
- English & Vernacular (Grammar & Comprehension & Composition)
- Logical Reasoning and Aptitude
- Assam’s History, Geography, Polity & Economy
- General awareness/General knowledge and Current affairs
Assam Forest Selection process for Stenographer Grade III post:
First Phase Test: For the posts of Stenographer Grade-III, the Written Test will be the First Phase Test. The question paper set will be the same with Forester-I. The written test syllabus and pattern of examination will be the same as mentioned above.
Second Phase Test: For Stenographer the second phase will be the practical test. Based on the written test result merit list will be prepared for the Second phase practical test. The following are the details of the practical test-
Components of Practical Test for the posts of Stenographers Grade-III for 50 marks are as under Stenography test carrying maximum 50 marks
- Speed test in shorthand at a speed of 80 words per minute duration 5 minutes & 400 words dication
- Time to be given to the candidates for testing the computer- 03 min
- Time for transcription for the dictated portion in computer-20 min
What is the Marking pattern for dictation and transcription? The Candidate will have to transcribe the dictated paragraph of 400 words on a computer. For every correct transcribed word, the candidate will be awarded 0.125 mark.
Surveyor, Mahut, Carpenter, Driver Selection Process in Assam Forest:
First Phase TEST: Now, for the posts of Surveyor, Driver, Carpenter, and Mahut, the First Phase will be also a common Written Test. However, the syllabus is different from the above positions. The following are the details of the First Phase written test for Surveyor, Mahut, Carpenter, Driver-
- The duration of the Written Test will be of 2 (two) hours,
- The Test will be of 75 marks with 75 questions completely OMR based. Which means each question will be of 1 (one) mark.
- There will be negative marking of 1/2 mark for each wrong answer.
- The candidates will use a black ball pen to answer the OMR based answer sheet.
- Syllabus or subjects for written exam-
- Elementary Arithmetic
- Vernacular Language
- Basic General Awareness/ General knowledge
Second Phase Test: Coming to the second part, this phase is all about the Skill / Practical Test. After completion of the first phase written test, a merit list will be prepared for the second phase based on the marks obtained in the written exam. The shortlisted candidates have to appear in the skill/practical test, and this second phase test will be different for each of the posts.
- Second Phase Test for the posts of Surveyor for 100 marks:
|Components||Marks||Duration of Time|
|Mensuration -Pt-I||40 marks (Objective type)||1 hour|
|Drawing -Pt-II||60 marks (Descriptive type)||2 hour|
- Second Phase/ Skill Test for the post of Driver, Carpenter & Mahut:
|Practical Test||50 marks|
Final Selection of Assam Forest 1081 Posts:
The Assam Forest Final Merit Lists will be prepared by SLPRB Assam based on the marks obtained in Written Test, Skill/Practical test, Extracurricular Activities.
Yes, you read it correctly, your extracurricular activities certificates also hold marks. And a candidate can have a maximum of 30 marks as Extra-Curricular Activities and Special Skills. This is the reason while Online application you are asked about extracurricular activities like NCC, Home Guard, Sports, Computer, Forest Department Expertise, etc.. You can learn more about the extracurricular activity-wise marks distribution by visiting here.
The following are the Assam Forest final selection marks for each of the positions-
Forester-I: Total – 130 marks.
- Written Exam- 100 marks
- Extra-curricular Activities- 30 marks
Forest Guards: Total – 105 marks.
- Written Exam – 75 marks
- Extra-curricular Activities – 30 marks
Stenographer Grade-III: Total – 180 marks
- Written Exam – 100 marks
- Test in Stenography – 50 marks
- Extra-curricular Activities – 30 marks
Surveyor: Total – 205 marks
- Written Test – 75 Marks
- Second Phase Test – 100 Marks
- Extra-Curricular Activities – 30 Marks.
Carpenter, Driver and Mahut: Total – 155 marks
- Written Test – 75 Marks
- Second Phase / Skill Test – 50 Marks
- Extra-Curricular Activities – 30 Marks
Note: There will be only ONE merit list for each cadre of posts category-wise i.e. Unreserved/SC/ST(P)/ ST(H)/OBC/MOBC/ EWS separately for male and female as per vacancies for different posts for the entire State.
In case of a tie in marks, the candidate older in age will be placed higher in the merit list. Further, candidates having the same date of birth and have obtained equal marks, the candidate scoring higher marks in the minimum essential qualification for the post will be placed higher in the merit list.
However, in the case of candidates for the posts of Mahut, candidates scoring higher marks in the practice tests will be placed higher in the merit list.
I hope with the help of this article you learn about the Assam Forest Selection process in detail. Please share the Post to as many as you can and help others.