Forest Extension Officer vacancies at Forest Department (OPEN) 28-02-2017

If you have Three GCE A/L passes in Biological Science stream then you can apply for the Post of Forest Extension Officer of Training Grade of Sri Lanka Technological Service in the Forest Department.

Educations and other qualifications.–

(i) Should passed the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in three (03) subjects including two subjects from Zoology, Botany and Agriculture in one sitting ;

or (ii) Under new scheme of Examination, should have passed the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) in three subjects including Biology or Agriculture in one sitting ;

and (iii) Should passed the General Certificate of Educations (Ordinary Level) in six subjects with four (04) credit passes for Language or Literature, Arithmetic/ Mathematics, Science and one more subject in one sitting

Forest Extension Officer – Nature of the the Job

Places of service of the Forest Extension Officer are located in arduous and forested areas. The selected candidates should prepare to serve in any part of the Island under any situation. Forest Extension Officer will have to engage in various other duties: investigations of forest crimes regarding timber and other forest products, conducting operations to arrest offenders and submission of offenders and relevant forest products before courts. These officers will have to engage in these activities during both day and night on working days and even during on holidays. Because of this arduous and risky nature of the duty a woman will face difficulty in performing such activities practically.

This appointment is permanent and pensionable.

Age Limit.–

Applicants should not between 18 years 30 years of age

Method of Recruitment:

You will be selected to this post after Open Competitive Examination and an interview.

Results will be notified to all the applicants personally by the Commissioner General of Examinations by post or through the web site www.results.exams.

Syllabus for written examination –

The written examination consist of two question papers.

(i) Intelligence Test : Durations – 01 hour, Marks – 100 There are 50 questions in the form of multiple – choice and short answers in order to test the candidate’s rational and analytical skills and to test the decision making ability. The candidate shall have to answer all the questions.

(ii) Technical Questions Paper : Duration – 1 hours – Marks – 100 This paper will assess the knowledge on forest resource and its effects on organisms, the ecology of Sri Lanka Geographical importance, Agricultural Economy of Sri Lanka, important information on Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy Forest Department and their mission and objectives Natural Environment forests and vegetation, importance on the close relations ship between forests and people, basic knowledge on geography (shape of the earth, geographical features) the candidates shall have to answer all the questions.

(iii) The Applicants should sit for both these questions papers in one medium of language. The applicants should score at least 40% marks for each paper for the eligibility.

Application Deadline:


Download Details and Application Procedure

Download details and Application from Government Gazette of 2017.01.27



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