Syllabus for the Post of Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) – HPPSC Shimla

By | November 9, 2019

Syllabus for ACF Preliminary Exam

There will be 100 multiple choice questions of one mark each on the basis of the following syllabus.

(i) History, Geography and Socio-Economic development of Himachal Pradesh. – 30 Marks

(ii) Knowledge of current events of national and international importance and such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. – 30 Marks

(iii) Modern History(From 1857 onwards) of India, Indian Culture, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Geography of India, Disaster Management, Environment and Gender Issues and teaching of Mahatma Gandhi. – 40 Marks

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Syllabus for ACF Main Exam:

The entrance examination shall consist of five papers as follows:—

1. General Knowledge: General knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as is expected from an educated person who has not made special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study. ….. 100 marks

2. General English: The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of his power to write English correctly and idiomatically. It will also include questions to test the candidate’s knowledge of grammar, idiom and usage. Passages will be set for summary or précis. Besides there will be an essay on current topics on State/National/ International events. The essay will carry 30 marks. Summary or précis 20 marks and other shall be of 50 marks. …100 marks

3. Hindi:

(i) Essay on current topics on State/National/International events 30 marks

(ii) Translation of an English passage into Hindi 10 marks

(iii) Explanation of Hindi Prose and Poetry in the same language 20 marks

(iv) Idioms, Corrections, comprehension and grammar etc. 40 marks Total: 100 marks

4. Optional Subjects:

(i) Agriculture

(ii) Botany

(iii) Chemistry

(iv) Computer Applications/Computer Science;

(v)Engineering (Agricultural/ Chemical/ Civil/ Computer/Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical)

(vi) Environmental Science

(vii) Forestry

(viii) Geology

(ix) Horticulture

(x) Mathematics

(xi) Statistics

(xii) Physics

(xiii) Veterinary Science

(xiv) Zoology

Candidates are required to offer two of the above subjects. The total number of questions in the question papers of optional papers will be eight. All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts viz. Part-I and Part-II and each part shall contain four questions. Out of eight questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question from each part will be compulsory. The candidates will be required to answer three other questions out of the remaining six questions, taking at least one question from each Part. In this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each Part i.e. one compulsory question plus one more. ….200 marks each subject

Note-II: No candidate shall be allowed to take more than one subject from the following:-

(i) Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering and Veterinary Science

(ii) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

(iii) Computer Applications / Computer Science & Computer Engineering.

(iv) Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering

(v) Mathematics and Statistics.

Read also: Previous Year Papers of ACF

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