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FRO Exam Syllabus

Forest Range Officer – FRO Exam Syllabus

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TSPSC has invited applications from qualified aspirants for recruitment of 67 FRO’s in 2017. The selection procedure includes: Written Exam (Online/OMR), Walking Test, a Medical Test & an Interview for the recruitment of FRO’s.
Detailed knowledge of syllabus for any exam helps the candidates to prepare accordingly by focusing on their strong and weak topics. The syllabus is a guide for preparing for an exam. Below mentioned is a detailed description of FRO Exam Pattern & FRO Exam Syllabus.


FRO Exam Pattern
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 and they will not be considered in the final selection.
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 have 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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General English Paper Syllabus:
    • ✦ Vocabulary: synonyms, antonyms, phrasal verbs, commonly missed words, homonyms, homophones.


    • ✦ Parts Of Speech: Noun, Pronoun, verb, adverb, adjectives, articles, conjunctions, prepositions.


    • ✦ Tenses.


    • ✦ Direct Speech, Indirect Speech.


    • ✦ Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences.


    • ✦ Linkers and Clauses.


    • ✦ Idioms and One Word Substitutions.


    • ✦ Comprehension.


    • ✦ Degrees of Comparison.


    • ✦ Question Pattern and Question Tags.


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Mathematics Paper Syllabus:
Arithmetic Number System: Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers, Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions.
Unitary method: Time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
Elementary Number Theory: Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.
Algebra Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M. Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns – analytical and Graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear in equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices.
Trigonometry Sine x, Cosine x, Tangent x when \(0^0\) = x = \(90^0\) values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x= \(0^0\), \(30^0\), \(45^0\), \(60^0\) and \(90^0\). Simple trigonometric identities, use of trigonometric tables, simple cases of heights and distances.
Geometry Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on
✦ Properties of angles at a point✦ Parallel lines✦ Sides and angles of a triangle✦ Congruency of triangles✦ Similar triangles✦ Concurrence of medians and altitudes✦ Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square✦ Circles and its properties including tangents and normal✦ Loci.
Mensuration Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.
Statistics Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.


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✶ General Studies Paper Syllabus:
    • ✦ Current affairs – Regional, National and International.


    • ✦ International Relations and Events.


    • ✦ General Science; India’s Achievements in Science and Technology.


    • ✦ Environmental issues; Disaster Management- Prevention and Mitigation Strategies.


    • ✦ Economic and Social Development of India and Telangana.


    • ✦ Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India.


    • ✦ Physical, Social and Economic Geography and Demography of Telangana.


    • ✦ Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Modern India with special emphasis on Indian National Movement.


    • ✦ Socio-economic, Political and Cultural History of Telangana with special emphasis on Telangana Statehood Movement and formation of Telangana state.


    • ✦ Indian Constitution; Indian Political System; Governance and Public Policy.


    • ✦ Social Exclusion; Rights issues such as Gender, Caste, Tribe, Disability etc. and inclusive policies.


    • ✦ Society, Culture, Heritage, Arts and Literature of Telangana.


    • ✦ Policies of Telangana State.


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✶ Optional Paper Syllabus:

✦ 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


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TSPSC Forest Range Officer 2017 – Related Information


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