Maharashtra Forest Recruitment 2012 - Forest Guard Vacancy


Maharashtra Forest Department invites online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment of Forest Guards. There are 679 vacancies in the districts of Pune, Yavatmal, Thane, Nashik, Kolhapur, Dhule, and Nagpur. The official website & have more details. The candidates fulfilling the following eligibility criteria can apply.

Name of the Post : Forest Guard

Total No. of Vacancies : Forest Circle wise vacancies

  • Pune : 23 Vacancies
  • Yavatmal : 82 Vacancies
  • Thane : 105 Vacancies
  • Nashik : 39 Vacancies
  • Kolhapur : 87 Vacancies
  • Dhule : 66 Vacancies
  • Gadchiroli : 127 Vacancies
  • Nagpur : 150 Vacancies

Education Qualification : The candidates applying for Forest Guard job in Maharashtra should have passed 12th Standard / PUC / 10+2 or any equivalent qualification from recognized education board.

Age Limit : As on 31-07-2012 the candidate’s age should be more than 18 years & less than 25 years. That is candidates born after 31st July 1987 & before 31st July 1994 can apply. Candidates from reserved category, Ex-Servicemen, Government employees have age relaxation as per rules.

Physical Standard : For the male candidates, the minimum height should be 163 cm and chest should be 79cm (unexpanded) & 84cm (expanded). For the female candidates, the height measurement should be minimum 150 cm. 

Pay Scale / Salary : The candidates selected as forest guards in Maharashtra forest will be posted in the pay scale of Rs. 5200 – 20200 + Grade Pay of Rs. 1800. Apart from this basic salary structure, the candidates will also receive various allowances and benefits as per the instructions and the allowance policies of the Maharashtra government.

Selection Procedure : The candidates should undergo Physical Standard Test - Physical Fitness Test - Written Exam - Personal Interview & pass through all these process in order to get the job.

Fees : Rs. 200/- for un-reserved, general category candidates, Rs. 100/- for Reserved Category candidates & No fees for Ex-Servicemen. Payment to be made in SBI Bank using printed challan available after registration.

Exam Centers :

How to Apply : through Online Application OR through Post

Important Dates : Last Date to Apply for each districts are as follows

Forest Circle Last Date to Apply Last Date to pay fees Last Date to fill remaining part of application
Kolhapur, Thane, Nashik 01-10-2012 03-10-2012 04-10-2012
Chandrapur 08-10-2012 08-10-2012 11-10-2012
Gadchiroli 16-10-2012 18-10-2012 20-10-2012
Important Links : Visit the corresponding district forest website links provided below for more details & application form.


Maharashtra Forest Department
Recruitment of Forest Guards 2012

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