Extra Assistant Conservator of Forests: Exam Pattern And Syllabus
Extra Assistant Conservator of Forests: Exam Pattern And Syllabus


The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC)  invites Online Application Forms from eligible candidates for recruitment to the 22 posts of Extra Assistant Conservator of Forests in the Forest and Wild life Protection department, Punjab.


The Commission shall hold Competitive Examinations for recruitment to these

Here is the syllabus and exam pattern for these posts 

The procedure for selection of candidates for the post of Extra Assistant Conservator of Forests, Department of Forest and Wild Life Protection, Punjab, will be in following sequence:-

  1. Written Test (170 question of 2 marks each-  Total 340
  2. Physical Criteria Test (Candidates need to qualify the minimum laid down
    criteria. There are no marks allotted for it)
  3. Interview 60 Marks.


The pattern for written exam comprising of 170 questions would be as follow:

Sn Subject No. of Questions
1 Reasoning and Mental ability 50
2 General Knowledge and Current
3 Mathematics (10th standard) 35
4 Mathematics (10th standard) 35


1Syllabi of Logical Reasons/Mental ability, :

Logical Deductions

1. Deriving conclusion from passages
2. Theme Detection
3. Cause of Effect Reasoning
4. Logic
5. Statement- Arguments
6. Statement- Assumptions
7. Statement- Courses of Action
8. Statement- Conclusions

Verbal Reasoning

1. Analogy
2. Series Completion
3. Verification of truth of the Statement
4. Situation Reaction Test
5. Direction Sense Test
6. Classification
7. Data Sufficiency
8. Alpha- Numeric Sequence Puzzle
9. Puzzle Test
10. Blood Relations
11. Coding- Decoding
12. Assertion and Reasoning
13. Arithmetical Reasoning
14. Operations of Mathematics
15. Venn Diagrams
16. Word Sequence
17. Missing Characters
18. Sequential Output training
19. Directions
20. Test on Alphabets
21. Eligibility Test

Non-Verbal Reasoning

1. Dot Situation
2. Identical figure groupings
3. Forming figures and analysis
4. Construction of squares and Triangles
5. Series
6. Analogy
7. Analytical Reasoning
8. Paper Folding
9. Paper Cutting
10. Cubes and Dice
11. Water Images
12. Mirror Images
13. Figure Matrix
14. Completion Incomplete Pattern
15. Spotting embedded figures
16. Classification
17. Rules Detection


2. Syllabi of General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

(a) General Knowledge and Current affairs of National and International
importance including:

  1. Economic issues.
  2. Polity issues.
  3. Environment issues
  4. Science and Technology.
  5. Any other current issues.

(b)  History of India with special reference to Indian freedom struggle

  1. History of Punjab- 14th century onwards.



3.Physical Test

For the purpose of short listing for interview, Candidates, fifteen times the number of posts (Based on their order of merit in written exam) shall be shortlisted, for appearing first in the physical test of 25 km walk over road/track/kachha track/jungle track to be covered in four hours.

This number may be subject to variation if two or more candidates at the last number (the number at the end) get equal marks, then all of them shall be considered for appearing in the physical criteria test (subject to availability). This may lead to corresponding increase in the stipulated ratio. After the walk test, the qualifying candidates will be checked for Height, Chest and ‘Chest expansion’ criteria.



The interview shall carry 60 marks. The aim of the Interview is to assess the candidate’s suitability for the job of Extra Assistant Conservator of Forests, in terms of his personal qualities and aptitude, by a Panel Interview. Final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks obtained by the Candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and the Interview


The salient features of the written competitive exam shall be as follows:-

(a) There will be no negative marking in the written test, for questions wrongly
answered or questions not answered.

(b)  After the answer key is put on the PPSC website (after written examination) candidates will be permitted to raise objections if any. Candidates will be given four days to deliberate before putting up objections. Any objection found frivolous’ may draw negative marking, equal to the weightage of the question.

(c) The interview shall carry 60 marks. The aim of the Interview is to access the candidate’s suitability for the job in terms of his personal qualities by a Panel Interview.

(d) Final result shall be prepared on the basis of the grand total of the marks
obtained by the Candidates in the Written Competitive Examination and the Interview.

(e) The marks of written competitive examination obtained by the candidates or cut off marks for interview will not be disclosed at the time of short listing the
candidates for interview, to avoid the same influencing the interview panel. However the complete details of written marks and interview marks will be available on the website of Commission after compiling the final result.


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