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FSO Exam Syllabus

Forest Section Officer – FSO Exam Syllabus

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TSPSC has invited applications from qualified aspirants for recruitment of 90 Forest Section Officers in 2017. The selection procedure involves: Written Exam (Online/OMR), Walking Test and a Medical Test for the recruitment of FSO’s.

Understanding the FSO Exam Pattern and FSO Exam Syllabus will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam and hence, analysis of exam pattern and syllabus is very crucial to be able to complete the exams and preparation in the stipulated time. Forest Section Officer written objective exam  has 2 papers : General Knowledge and General Mathematics.

Examination Type Paper Name No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
Objective Type Paper I
General Knowledge
100 100 90 minutes
Objective Type Paper II
General Mathematics
100 100 90 Minutes
Total 200 200 3 hrs

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S.NO Paper I- General Knowledge
1 Current Affairs
2 General Science in everyday life
3 Environmental issues and Disaster Management
4 Geography and Economy of India and Telangana
5 Indian Political System and Government
6 Indian Constitution Salient Features
7 Modern Indian History with a focus on Indian National Movement
8 Society Culture Heritage Arts and Literature of Telangana
9 Policies of Telangana State
10 History of Telangana and Telangana Movement
11 Ethics Sensitivity to Gender and Weaker Sections social awareness


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S.NO Paper II- General Mathematics
1 Arithmetic
2 Algebra
3 Trigonometry
4 Geometry
5 Mensuration
6 Statistics

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. Factorization 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 Oo = x = 90o values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x= Oo , 30o , 45o , 60o and 90o.

  • Simple trigonometric identities.
  • Use of trigonometric tables.
  • Simple cases of heights and distances.


GEOMETRY: Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normal, (ix) 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

TSPSC – FSO 2017 – Related Information
TSPSC – FSO 2017 – General Knowledge Model Questions
TSPSC – FSO 2017 – General Mathematics Model Questions