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FRO Exam Details

FRO Exam Details – Test Day

TSPSC FRO recruitment procedure involves written examination (objective type), walking test, medical test & interview. The written examination will be Online based /OMR examination with 4 sections. The FRO exam details are provided in the table below.


Candidates qualified in the written exam will be called for the Physical endurance test, i.e., walking test. Walking test is only of qualifying nature. Candidates qualified in the walking test will be asked to go through the Medical test. Candidates who are found fit during the medical test will be called for an Interview.

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Scheme of Examination
Exam Mode Papers / Selection Process No of Questions Duration (min) Max Marks
OMR/Online General English Paper (Paper – I) 100 Questions 100 Minutes 100 Marks
Mathematics Paper (Paper – II)(SSC/Higher School Standard) 100 Questions 100 Minutes 100 Marks
✶ The marks in the above two exams are treated as qualifying marks only
OMR/Online General Studies Paper (Paper – III) 150 Questions 150 Minutes 150 Marks
Optional Paper(One Only) (Paper – IV) 150 Questions 150 Minutes 300 Marks
✶ Candidates qualified in the written exam will be called for the walking and medical test
Test Physical Endurance Test(Walking test)
Medical Test
✶ Candidates who are qualified in walking test and found fit during the medical test will be called for the interview
Interview 50 Marks
Grand Total 500 Marks

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The final selection for FRO posts will be based on the examination which is OMR/online based and interview marks put together.
✶ The scheme of examination consists of Qualifying Examination i.e.,

    • ✦ General English


    ✦ Mathematics (SSC Standard) and the minimum qualifying marks for the above papers are for OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs, & STs 30%. The marks secured by the candidates in the above Qualifying Exams will not be counted for the purpose of final selection.

✶ Those candidates who qualify in the examination (Objective Type) i.e.,

    • ✦ General Studies,&


    ✦ Optional paper, in order of merit will be called for verification of certificates as required( Community and Category wise for the vacancies available) & for the interview in the ratio of 1:2. The minimum qualifying marks for Interview / Selection are OCs 40%, BCs 35% SCs, & STs 30% The minimum qualifying marks are relaxable in the case of SC/ST/BC at the discretion of the Commission.

✶ The candidates will be selected and allotted to Service / Department in Telangana State as per their rank in the merit list and as per zonal preference for allotment of candidates against vacancies and for the vacancies available.

✶ The appearance in all papers of the Written Examination as per rules is compulsory. / Absence in any paper/ papers will automatically render his candidature as disqualified.
✶ Candidates have to produce Original documents and other particulars on the day of verification itself. If a candidate fails to produce any of the required certificates and if the particulars furnished by him/her in the Application do not tally with the Original documents produced him/her, then his / her candidature will be rejected/disqualified without any further correspondence. As candidature for the recruitment is processed through Computer/Electronic devices based on the particulars furnished in the Application Form, the candidate is advised to fill in all the relevant particulars carefully.
✶ While the Commission calls for preference of candidates in respect of posts, zones etc., in the application form, it is hereby clarified that the said preferences are only indicative for being considered to the extent possible but not binding or limiting the Commission’s powers enjoyed under Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Therefore, the Commission has the power to assign a successful candidate to any of the notified posts for which he is considered by them to be qualified and eligible, subject to fulfilling the selection criterion. Mere claim of preference for any Zone for allotment against vacancy does not confer a right to selection for that Zone in particular or any Zone in general.
✶ The appointment of selected candidates (other than physically challenged) will be subject to their being found medically fit in the appropriate Medical Examination, and if he/she is of sound health, active habits free from any bodily defect or infirmity.

The decision of the Commission in all aspects and in all respects pertaining to the application and its acceptance or rejection as the case may be, conduct of examination and at all consequent stages culminating in the selection or otherwise of any candidate shall be final in all respects and binding on all concerned, under the powers vested with it under Article 315 and 320 of the Constitution of India. Commission also reserves its right to alter and modify time and conditions laid down in the notification for conducting the various stages up to selection, duly intimating details thereof to all concerned, as warranted by any unforeseen circumstances arising during the course of this process, or as deemed necessary by the Commission at any stage.

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TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Related Information
TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Revised Examination Schedule – Web note