OPSC Forest Service Officers Recruitment 2023 for 176 Vacancies; Check Details

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) invites online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment of 176 Forest Service Officers in Group-A and Group-B categories. Interested persons can apply online for 45 vacancies of Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) and 131 vacancies of Forest Ranger.

Interested and eligible candidates can submit their applications for these posts through the official website at @opsc.gov.in. The registration and online application portal will be open from May 29, 2023, to June 29, 2023.

OPSC Odisha Forest Service Recruitment 2023 of 176 Vacancies

Organization NameOdisha Public Service Commission (OPSC)
Post Name◦ Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF)
◦ Forest Ranger
Total Vacancy176 Posts
Job CategoryOdisha Govt Job
Apply ModeOnline
Apply Start29/05/2023
Apply End29/06/2023 11:59PM
Application FeeNIL
Age Limit to Apply21 – 38 Years as on 1st January 2023
Qualificationcandidates must have a Bachelor’s degree Engineering
Selection Processwritten exam, a physical test, and an interview
Job LocationJob in Odisha
Official Websitehttps://www.opsc.gov.in/

Vacancy Details

Name of the PostNo. of vacanciesURSEBCSCSTEx-SMSPPwD
Assistant Conservator of Forests45 (15-w)26 (09-w)0107 (02-w)11 (04-w)02
Forest Ranger131(43-w)105 (35-w)10 (03-w)11 (04-w)05 (01-w)040105

Educational Qualification

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution in India. The degree should include at least one of the following subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry, Zoology, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering, or an equivalent qualification.

Selection Process

The selection process for these posts will involve the following stages conducted in succession:

  • Written Examination – 1400 Marks
  • Physical Test
  • Viva Voce Test – 200 Marks

Examination Venue

The written examination will primarily take place in Cuttack. However, depending on the number of candidates from specific zones, it may also be conducted in Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Berhampur, or Sambalpur. Applicants are required to indicate their preferred Examination Zone in the online application form.

Physical Standards

Candidates who qualify in the written test must meet the following physical standards and undergo a physical endurance test for selection by the Commission:

  • Male candidates should have a minimum height of 163 cm and a chest measurement of at least 84 cm (expandable to 89 cm).
  • Female candidates should have a minimum height of 150 cm and a chest measurement of at least 79 cm (expandable to 84 cm).
  • Candidates must pass a physical endurance test consisting of walking:
    • Male: 25 km in 4 hours.
    • Female: 16 km in 4 hours.


The selected candidates will be appointed on a regular basis and will be paid a salary in the pay matrix of Rs.44,900-19,600/- (PB-10) for the Forest Ranger post and Rs.56,100-27,500/- (PB-12) for the ACF post. They will also be eligible for other benefits, such as medical allowance, house rent allowance, and leave travel allowance.

How to apply for the Odisha Forest Service Recruitment 2023

  1. Visit the OPSC website (opsc.gov.in).
  2. Click on the “Recruitment” tab.
  3. Click on the “Odisha Forest Service Recruitment 2023” link.
  4. Read the notification carefully and check the eligibility criteria.
  5. Click on the “Apply Online” button.
  6. Fill up the application form and upload the required documents.
  7. Submit the application form and take a printout for future reference.
  8. Keep track of important dates related to the recruitment process.

Fore more details check the official notification. The application process will begin on May 29, 2023 and will close on June 29, 2023.

Don’t miss this opportunity to apply and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the Odisha Forest Service.

OPSC Odisha Forest Service Recruitment 2023 of 176 Vacancies
OPSC Odisha Forest Service Recruitment 2023 of 176 Vacancies

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