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Karnataka Forest Department Hiring for Forest Officers and Other Posts

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Karnataka Forest Department has started recruiting to fill up various its 125 posts such as Deputy Range Forest Officer, Forest Guard & Forest Watcher for the recruitment of meritorious sports persons in various Circles/Divisions of Karnataka.

Post Details

Name and Number of Posts

  • Deputy Range Forest Officer - 50
  • Forest Guard - 50
  • Forest Watcher - 25


Educational Qualification

Deputy Range Forest Officer: 

Must hold a Bachelors degree, with atleast one of the subjects from the following list
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology


Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering of a recognised university or equivalent.

Forest Guard: Should have completed PUC II or equvivalent qualification

Forest Watcher: Should have completed SSLC standard on date of notification.

Age limit

  • Deputy Range Forest Officer: 18-25 years
  • Forest Guard: 18 - 27 years
  • Forest Watcher: 18 - 30 years

Relaxation in age would be provided as per the government norms.


  • Pay Scale for Deputy Range Forest Officer: Rs 12,500 - Rs 24,000
  • Pay Scale for Forest Guard: Rs 11,600 - Rs 21,000
  • Pay Scale for Forest Watcher: Rs 9,600 - Rs 14,550

How to apply?

Interested candidates are required to apply online at the official website for these posts.

Last Date to Apply: August 19, 2015

125 Vacancies in Karnataka Forest Department

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