This post is about Maharashtra Forest Service Examination which is conducted by Maharashtra Public Services Examination.
Academic Qualifications : Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (II div) in Natural Sciences; Mathematics; Statistics; Civil Engineering; Agriculture or Economics. Degree holders in Maths/Statistics/Economics must have offered Biology, Physics or Chemistry at SSC level.
Age : 18-28 years, relaxable upto 33 years for BC candidates
MPSC Forest Service Exam Syllabus (Preliminary) mainly includes two parts:
1.1) Number system, Real numbers and their properties for addition, subtraction,multiplication and division.
1.2) Division Algorithm , Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11.
1.3) Irrational numbers particularly decimal fractions and surds.
1.4) Ratio, proportion, percentage and variation.
1.5) Commission and brokerage.
1.7) Profit and loss.
1.8) Simple and compound interest.
2.1) Set theory :- concepts, Venn diagram, types of sets, set operations
2.2) Factors of a polynomial, Remainder theorem, H.C.F. and L.C.M.
2.3) Quadratic equations ( only real roots).
2.4) Linear equations , simultaneous equations.
2.5) Laws of Indices .
2.6) Laws of logarithms ( with base 10 ).
3.1) Lines and angles, Parallel lines and their properties.
3.2) Properties related to sides and angles of a triangle.
3.3) Congruence of triangles. Right angled triangles & their properties.
3.4) Similar triangles.
3.5) Concurrence of medians, altitudes and angle bisectors of a triangle.
3.6) Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and circle.
3.7) Angle in a semicircle, properties of chords and angles in a circle.
4.1) Perimeters and Area of simple geometrical figures such as triangles, squares,rectangles, parallelograms, trapeziums, rhombus, circles (including sector,segment ).
4.2) Surface area of cuboid, cube, right circular cone, cylinder, sphere, four walls of a room.
4.3) Volume of cuboid, cube, right circular cone, cylinder and sphere.
5.1) Trigonometrical ratios for angles less than 90 degrees.
5.2) Relations between the ratios and Trigonometrical Identities.
5.3) Trigonometrical ratios for the angles e.g. 0, 30, 45, 60, 90 degree.
5.4) Trigonometrical ratios for the angle ( 90 – A ) degree .
5.5) Simple problems on heights and distances.
6.1) Classification and tabulation of data.
6.2) Reading diagrams and graphs ( Histograms, Bar charts, Pie charts )
6.3) Cumulative frequencies and graphs.
6.4) Measures of central tendency ( Mean, Mode, Median ).
7.1) Introduction of the Computers – Components & operations of Computer, Scope & limitations of Computer, Role & use of computers in modern society.
7.2) Algorithm & Flow charting for simple problems in Mathematics and in day to day life.