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FRO Eligibility

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FRO Eligibility

Forest Range Officer – FRO Eligibility

Prospective individuals for TSPSC Forest Range Officer positions, should check the FRO eligibility criterion, before applying for the position through the online application form. To apply for the TSPSC FRO recruitment, the candidates must be eligible as per the educational qualifications, physical requirements and age limit.


Name of the Post No. of Vacancies Age on 01/07/2017
(Min – Max)
Scale of pay Rs.
Forest Section Officer 67 18 – 28 31460 – 84970/-


shape Education

Applicants must possess the qualifications from a recognized University/ Institution as detailed below or equivalent thereto, as specified in the relevant Service Rules, indented by the Department as on the Date of Notification.
Candidates must possess a Bachelors Degree of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act or State Act or a Provincial Act or an Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission or any equivalent qualification in any of the following subjects:

✦ Agriculture
✦ Botany
✦ Chemistry
✦ Computer Applications/Computer Science
✦ Engineering(Agriculture/Chemical/Civil/Computer/Electrical/Elctronics/Mechanical)
✦ Environmental Science
✦ Forestry
✦ Geology
✦ Horticulture
✦ Mathematics
✦ Physics
✦ Statistics
✦ Veterinary Science
✦ Zoology

shape Medical Test

No person shall be eligible for appointment by direct recruitment unless:
For Men:

  • He should not be less than 163 cms. in height;
  • He should have 79 cms. around the Chest on expiration and must have on full inspiration, an expansion of not less than 5 cms. and
  • He should be able to walk 25 Kms. in 4 hours.

For Women:

  • She should not be less than 150 cms. in height;
  • She should have 74 cms. around the chest on expiration and on full inspiration, must have an expansion of not less than 5 cms. and
  • She should be able to walk 16 Kms. in 4 hours.

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races such as Gurkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Meghalaya, Ladakh, Nagaland, Manipur, Goutha, Kashmiri, Sikkimese, Bhutanese, and Tripura, the minimum standard of height shall be as follows:

    • ✦ Men: 152 Cms.
    • ✦ Women: 145 Cms.

shape Age Limit

Minimum 18 years & Maximum 28 years. The age is reckoned as on 01/07/2017.

    • ✦ Minimum Age (18 years): A Candidate should not be born after 01/07/1999.
    • ✦ Maximum Age (28 years): A candidate should not be born before 02/07/1989.

The Upper Age limit will be relaxed as per rules (shown in the table below) and will be calculated on the above lines.
Age Relaxations:


S.No Category of candidates Relaxation of age permissible
1 Retrenched temporary employees in the State Census Department with a minimum service of 6 months. 3 Years
2 Telangana State Government Employees (Employees of TSRTC, Corporations, Municipalities etc. are not eligible). 5 Years based on the length of regular service.
3 Ex-Service men 3 years & length of service rendered in the armed forces.
4 N.C.C.(who have worked as Instructor in N.C.C.) 3 Years & length of service rendered in the N.C.C.
5 SC/ST and BCs 5 Years

TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Related Information


TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Official Notification
TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Revised Examination Schedule – Web note
TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Selection Procedure