Bihar PSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Written Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) has given the recruitment notification and will conduct a recruitment examination of Assistant Conservator of Forests. Now days for every Government job huge number of candidates fill up the form & prepare hard for the job. In this trending time every candidate should remain up to date, and for that we are providing you BPSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Exam Pattern & Syllabus. Candidates can prepare accordingly to the topics & do their best in the examination. We hope you get the right information & if you need more help put it in the comment section given below.

Bihar PSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Exam Pattern

Examination will be objective type/ multiple type questions.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for selection

  • 40% for UR
  • 5% for BC
  • 34% Most Backward Caste
  • 32% for SC/ST Female
Subjects Maximum Marks Time Given
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
General Hindi 50 1.30 Hours
English 50 1.30 Hours
Forest & Environment 50 1.30 Hours

List of Optional Subjects is given hereunder (Any Two) (300 marks)

  1. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
  2. Botany
  3. Physics
  4. Geology
  5. Agriculture
  6. Agricultural Engineering
  7. Mechanical Engineering
  8. Civil Engineering
  9. Chemical Engineering
  10. Statistics
  11. Forestry
  12. Zoology
  13. Mathematics
  14. Chemistry

Bihar PSC Assistant Conservator of Forests Exam Syllabus

General Knowledge

Firstly prepare all the current events going on like national & international. Question from Indian culture history, famous personalities, dates of most important events, nature- geography, Science. Well this section needs a thorough study & analysis.

General Hindi

  1. इस पत्र का स्तर वही होगा जो बिहार विद्यालय परीक्षा समिति की दसवीं (माध्यमिक) की परीक्षा में चौथे वर्ग से लगातार हिंदी का अध्ययन करने वाले परीक्षार्थियों के लिए अभिप्रेत हिंदी का है|
  2. इस परीक्षा में (क) उम्मीदवारों को सरल हिंदी में अपने भावों को स्पष्टतः और शुद्ध-शुद्ध व्यक्त करने की सामान्य क्षमता और (ख) परिचित विषयों पर सीधी-सादी हिंदी की सहज बोध शक्ति की जांच की जाएगी|
  3. अंको का वितरण निम्न प्रकार होगा :
  • निबंध – 40%
  • वाक्य विन्यास – 30%
  • व्याकरण – 30%


Question will be based on comprehension answering & candidate has to write essay or precise English paragraph on topic given. Well this test is just to know the understanding of English by candidate.

Intermediate Standard Syllabus of “Environment & Forest”

Understanding our Environment

  • Definition of Environment
  • Concept of Environment Science.
  • Study of main environment problems.
  • Global perspective of environment problems.
  • The root of environment problems.
  • Concept of sustainability,
  • Environment and Development
  • Environment Protection Act 1986

Living things in Ecosystems

  • What is an Ecosystem?
  • Habitat and ecological niche,
  • Interaction of species with each other: Predation, Competition, Parasitism, Mutualism, Commensalism, Law of Limiting Factors
  • Evolution by natural selection: Co-evolution, Extinction

Working of Ecosystems

  • Energy flow in Ecosystems: Respiration, Energy Transfer, Food Chains, Food Webs, Trophic levels
  • The Cycling of materials: The Water Cycle, The Carbon Cycle, The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Primary and Secondary Succession

Kinds of Ecosystems

  • Forests: Tropical Rainforests & threats to rainforests, Temperate Rainforests, Tempera Deciduous Forests, Grasslands Deserts and Tundra, Tropical Savannas,
  • Temperate grassland: Prairies, Steppes and Pampas, Deserts – Study of important deserts of the world, Cold Deserts, Tundra, Threats to the temperate grasslands, deserts and Tundra
  • Freshwater Ecosystems: Lakes and ponds, Wetlands – marshes and swamps, Rivers, Threat to wetlands and rivers, Major river systems of the world
  • Marine Ecosystems: Estuaries coral reefs and Oceans, Threats to Estuaries, coral reefs and oceans, Polar ecosystems of the Arctic and the Antarctic, Threats to the Arctic and the Antarctic
  • Bio-geographic Zones of India, The different biogeographic zones, Regions of India and predominant wildlife in these zones/ regions


  • Our water resources: Water resource in the form of frozen solid in polar ice caps, Source water (rivers, lakes & ponds), groundwater (aquifers), solutions to water shortages, Water conservation and. Water harvesting
  • Fresh water pollution
  • Ocean pollution.
  • Water harvesting and types of water harvesting structures
  • Concept of watershed.
  • Integrated water shed management,
  • Types of irrigation.
  • Water (prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974


  • Causes of air pollution
  • Major air Pollutants.
  • Health effects and environmental effects of major air pollutants
  • Classification of air pollutants based on composition — gaseous pollutant and pollutant having particulate matter.
  • Aerosols (smog).
  • Acid Precipitation and its effects on ecosystems
  • Impact of air pollution and its mitigation.
  • Air (Prevention and Control of pollution) Act, 1981

Atmosphere and Climate

  • Layers of atmosphere
  • Balance between Photosynthesis and respiration
  • Factors determining the climate of a place: Latitude and Longitude, Atmospheric circulation patterns Ocean circulation patterns, Local geography,
  • Seasonal changes in climate.
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • Rising carbon dioxide levels.
  • Green House Gases.
  • Global warming and its effects on weather, agriculture and Sea — levels.
  • The Ozone layer (causes and Consequent of ozone thinning,
  • Chloroflouro Carbons.

Soil and Land

  • Deforestation: Causes of consequences of rapid and progressive deforestation In the developing world Desertification, Effects of deforestation on climate, atmosphere and sail process, Soil, Soil erosion and desertification: Types of Soils and their characterization, Consequences of Soil erosion and desertification
  • Land pollution: Consequences of Land pollution, Ground water contamination, Waste management
  • Soil Conservation and their types
  • Integrated rural development.

Urban Environment

  • Manifestations of urbanization
  • Growth of Slums.
  • Social, economic and environmental problems.
  • The implications of poverty trap for the environment In a developing country.


  • Unsustainable patterns of modern industrialized agriculture: Monocultures, Traditional crop varieties and their gradual disappearance, Effects of pesticides and inorganic fertilizers, Bio-fertilizers and Bio-pesticides and their uses, Types of irrigation and their related problems,
  • The Green Revolution
  • Sustainable agriculture


  • Elementary idea of: National Forest Policy, 1988, Indian Forest Act, 1927, Forest (Conservation) Act, 1981, Wildlife Protection Act, 1972
  • National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (with special reference to the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of India).
  • Elementary idea of the forest types of India.
  • Concept of Social Forestry and Agro-forestry,

Combating deforestation –

  • Reforestation
  • Energy Plantations
  • Forest harvesting of non-timber forest products
  • Exploring alternative sources of livelihood
  • Change in consumption patterns
  • Managing forests grazing
  • Recycling of timber and paper


  • What is Bio-diversity?
  • Reasons for loss of Bio-diversity,
  • Conserving our genetic resource: in-situ and ex-situ, harvesting wildlife-
  • In-situ — wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and biosphere reserve
  • Ex-situ – zoological parks., botanical gardens, gene banks in agricultural research centre and forestry institutions
  • Harvesting wildlife to meet commercial needs

Elementary idea of Conservation strategies at national and international levels –

  • Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Project Tiger, 1973 IUCN, CITES, The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 1971, The Convention on Biological Diversity, Biological Diversity Act, 2002


  • Introduction to Biotechnology.
  • Cell Biology and Molecular Biology.
  • Genetics with special emphasis on plant genetics and Tissue Culture.
  • Applications of Biotechnology in forestry.
  • Genetic Engineering- Elementary Knowledge.
  • Bio-informatics

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