Maharashtra Forest Services, (Pre) Exam Syllabus
- Marathi language
- English language
- Current Affairs of National And International Importance
- General Mental Ability (Logical reasoning, analytical ability, problem solving, basic numeracy)
Maharashtra Forest Services, (Main) Exam Syllabus
Paper I (General Studies )
- History of India with emphasis on that of Maharashtra
- Physical, Social and Economic Geography of India and the World. Emphasis on that of Maharashtra
- Indian polity and Governance. Constitution and Political System, Rural and Urban local self Government
- Economic and Social Development
Paper – II ( General Science & Nature Conservation )
1) General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology)
2) Nature Conservation
1 Soils: – Physical, chemical and biological properties. Processes and factors of soil formation. Mineral and organic constituents of soil and their role in maintaining soil productivity. Soil profile. Problem soils and their reclamation.
2 Soil and moisture conservation:- Causes of soil erosion, method of control, role of forest, characteristics of and steps in Watershed Management.
1 Eco Systems: – Types, food chain, food web, ecological pyramids, energy flow, biogeochemical cycle of carbon and nitrogen.
2 Manures and Fertilizers:- Types, organic – inorganic.
3 Diseases and pests of plants and animals.
4 Pesticides and insecticides.
5 Injurious plants and weeds.
1 Environmental Pollution:- Types, control, bio-indicators, endangered species,.
2 Environmental problems related to quarrying and mining.
3 Greenhouse effect, Carbon trading, Climate Change.
1 Important wild animals of India.
2 Breeds of cattle, Economics of fodder and pasture of grassland management.
1 Important indigenous trees species of India, exotic plants, plants as a source of forest products such as food, fibre, fuel wood, timber, non-timber, forest produce/minor forest produce. Medicinal plants, Energy plantations, Mangroves, Forest based industries.
2 Factors effecting growth and distribution of plants. Forest types of India.
1 National parks and Sanctuaries, World heritage sites.
2 Social forestry, Joint Forest Management, Agro forestry.
3 Indian forest policy, Indian Forest Act, Wild Life Protection Act, Forest Conservation Act, 1980.
4 National and International Organization working for nature conservation.
1 Use of aerial photographs, thematic maps. Satellite imageries, Principle and application of GIS.
2 Biodiversity, causes of loss of biodiversity, importance of biodiversity conservation.
3 Plants breeding, tissue culture. Tribal’s and forests. Important tribes of India.