Forest Ranger - How to become a Forest Ranger?


Forest Rangers are officers who are in charge of protecting, safeguarding and supervising a segment of a public jungle so as to keep the public safe from threats within the woodland and keeping the forest resources unscathed from people who may try to annihilate and devastate them. These professionals carry out patrolling the woodlands on a daily basis so as to ensure that the forest areas are protected. It is the prime duty of a forest ranger to act during emergencies like wild fires and natural calamities. It involves utmost dedication to the natural environment where they serve.

Qualifying Exam

In order to become a forest ranger in India, aspirants have to clear the Forest Rangers’ exam conducted by the State Public Service Commission. Professionals who have cleared the test may have to attend a personal interview subsequently. Aspirants who clear all these formalities can expect employments as Forest Rangers. Only those who love outdoors and enjoy the life in a forest can enjoy the profession. Forest Rangers’ can expect salaries of around Rs. 12000/- per month during the initial days. Their pay scale may go up with experience in the relevant fields.

Who is eligible to apply?

The pre-requisite condition to apply for the Forest Rangers’ test is a graduation in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or related fields. They should have completed the course in an acknowledged University. Applicants should be Indian Nationals. They should not exceed 30 years of age. SC/ST and PWD aspirants have 5 years relaxation in age.

Key Points in the process

  • Complete the 12 years of Schooling.
  • Pursue a Bachelors’ Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or concerned areas.
  • Satisfy the physical standards of fitness.
  • Apply for the Forest Rangers’ Exam
  • Clear the written test and Personal interview so as to become a Forest Ranger.

Skills required for a Forest Ranger

In addition to the technical knowledge, aspirants require some special skills. They should have swift thinking capability so as to act upon a crisis. Managerial skills are also required for these professionals. As they may have to carry guns as part of their job, Forest Rangers should be familiar with using weapons.



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32 Responses to “Forest Ranger - How to become a Forest Ranger?”

  1. 32

    I’m a final year student of Micrbiology with nanotechnology.Am I eligible for forest ranger services?? Pls do help me by replying…

  2. 31

    kya art side se forest ranger bana ja sakta hai

  3. 30

    I have degree with Arts and PG Diploma in forestry. Can I apply for forest ranger exam?

  4. 29

    sir i have done B.E.(electrical engineer ) . can i eligilible for forest ranger exam ? Please give me reply.this my interest field because my home forest area. so i like forest nature and animal.

  5. 28
    jagathesh kumar.s:

    sir.. am doing BE civil engineering .can i eligible to write the forest ranger examination…?

  6. 27

    Sir.. I am a diplamo holder in civil engineering.. I would like to join in the forest ranger or forest surveyor posting… What procuder to join this posting…

  7. 26
    makavana vijay:

    sir how to become a forest ranger i have complete in agril. engg. and my ogp is 6.80.sir please give me a reply

  8. 25
    Kuldeep tomar:

    Sir i have done B.E.(computer science ) . can i eligilible for forest ranger exam ? Please give me reply.

  9. 24

    sir, i have completed becholar degree in bsc in hotel management so can i eligible for forest ranger or probationary officer exam?

  10. 23
    hemant pathak:

    sir,i have completed becholar of engineering so can i elligible for forest ranger exam.

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    navdeep chaudhary:

    sir, mein ek 12th pass student hu aur mujhe forrest ranger k liye apply krna ho to mujhe kya krna chaiye. pls reply in detail and as soon as possible.

  12. 21

    Respected sir, I have completed BBM (ca).I was the best firer in NCC holding B and C certificate . And also i have partispated in all sports events i was a boxing champion in 2007. I have applied for forest appearents in 2010. My application was rejected due to not having science education. But still now I am highly interested to join as forest ranger.

  13. 20
    stanzin desal:

    helo sir im going to fnish my graduation in geography honour this year can i apply for forest ranger i have keen intrest in studying about nature and work so please reaply my question thinking u .

  14. 19

    Hi sir now i m pursuing final hotelmanagement. i love wild life and i like to write ifs exam. Some of them told u can’t write this exam because u r studying hotelmanagement. but i wanna become forest ranger any chance to write this exam????????????

  15. 18

    i have completed bsc computer science as under graduate and mca as post graduate , but i am interested in forest activities i want to work in forests like ranger or forester , what can i do for that , can you guide me

  16. 17

    me engineering ka student hu. me forest ranger ke liye apply kar sakta hu please mujhe detail me information dijiye.

  17. 16

    me engineering ka student hu. me forest ranger ke liye apply kar sakta hu please mujhe detail me information dijiye.

  18. 15

    Iam final year student . I want to become a forest ranger. Please give me the information.

  19. 14

    Respected sir, My name is B.Narayana. Iam final year student , can i apply the forest jobs. Please give the information .

  20. 13

    How can we receive by the ranger post.

  21. 12
    Ashish Sawarkar:

    Respected Dept. of forest
    I am appeared Student. This time i am jobless. I am interested for the post of “Forest Ranger”. It just a village boy I have better idea to what is forest life . Sir / Madam is any other job in forest dept. plz. suggest me.
    Thank You.

  22. 11

    sir, i am a student. can i apply to forest ranger. as a student is there any other job in forest department.

  23. 10

    respected madam / sir ,
    I have completed my graduation in the streem of Bsc (botany,zoology,chemistry), am i eligible for the post of forest ranngers?

    If i am eligible give me information about how to apply ?, wat is the sylabus….. Etc .

  24. 9
    yogesh patil:

    is there any exam for forest range officer or for other post in forest dept. belongs to maharashtra state in 2012?

  25. 8

    What is the date of IFS( INDIAN FOREST SERVICE )EXAM IN MP…?

  26. 7
    Arul Joseph:

    I have finished my MBA. i would like to become a forest ranger or officer. it is possible for me to apply for such post.
    whether i need to do any other special course.
    Kindly let me know

  27. 6
    stanzen desal:

    i am final year geography honour student can i apply for forest ranger

  28. 5

    what is the qualification required for forest ranger

  29. 4

    kya be ke students es exam mein baith sakte hai//////

  30. 3
    Hemangi Padhiyar:

    After passing 12th what proccedure should be carried out to be a forest ranger?

  31. 2

    i want to know what is the syllabus of mppsc forest exam and how to we download previous paper of mppsc forest.please tell me .

  32. 1

    sir how to become an IFS officer