Mysore, June 10 (KCU&KK)- The endurance test as part of the recruitment process for direct appointment of Foresters and Forest Guards, conducted by the Department of Forests, was held at Mysore Race Club here today.

About 700 candidates including 50 women from Mysore Circle comprising Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, Hassan and Kodagu districts participated.

The eligible qualification for the post of Forester is PUC while that for Forest Guard is SSLC. In all, about 200 Foresters and 800 Guards are likely to be selected throughout the State — 21 and 65 respectively for Mysore Circle. Scrutiny of applications was done yesterday and eligible candidates were subjected to physical endurance test at the outer track of MRC today.

Endurance test

Physical endurance test comprised walking a distance of 25 km in a stipulated time of 4 hours for men and 14 km within 4 hours for women began at 9 am.

Endurance to fatigue in walking was of primary importance for the said posts as they have to cover a huge distance in the forests, according to DCF Shashwati Mishra.

Written test

The candidates successful in the physical endurance test would take a written test to be held on June 13 at St. Mathaia's High School in Bannimantap here. The test will be from 10.30 am to 12.10 pm for the post of Foresters, 2.30 pm to 4.10 pm for Forest Guards.

The recruitment process is being held simultaneously at 10 Forest Circles in the State.

Conservator of Forests, Mysore Circle B.P. Ravi, DCFs Shaswati Mishra, Vinay Kumar, Yatish Kumar, Devaraj, Muni Shivanna and ACF Gopinath were present. About 200 staff of Forest Department were supervising the recruitment process.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore