FRI University Entrance Exam 2017

FRI M.Sc. Programs

Forest Research Institute University invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to the following Master of Science Programs through FRI University Admission Test 2017 – 2018.

  • M.Sc. Forestry
  • M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology
  • M.Sc. Environment Management
  • M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology

Eligibility for FRI Entrance Test 2017

The eligibility requirements for admission to these courses are as follows :

Sl.No.Course Code No.Courses of StudiesEligibility Requirement
101 ( A )M.Sc. ForestryThree years bachelor’s degree in science with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry.
201 ( B )M.Sc. Wood Science & TechnologyThree years bachelor’s degree with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or B.Sc. degree in Forestry.
301 ( C )M.Sc. Environment Management
Three years bachelor’s degree in any branch of Basic or Applied Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE in Environment Science
401 ( D )M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology
Graduate degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects. BE / B.Tech. ( Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with minimum 50% aggregate ).

FRI Age Limit for In – service Candidate :

The maximum age limit in respect of in-service candidate to M.Sc. Environment Management course shall be 50 years. The age shall be reckoned as on 31st July of the year of admission and no further relaxation will be given in any case.

FRI University MSc Reservation of Seats 2017

A) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes :

Fifteen percent (15%) of the total available seats shall be reserved for scheduled castes and seven and half percent (7.5%) for scheduled tribes candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable. These reservations shall be interchangeable e.g. if sufficient number of candidates are not available to fill up the seats reserved for scheduled tribe candidates, these can be filled up from suitable scheduled castes candidates within the course concerned.

B) Other Backward Class ( OBC ) :

The reservation to OBC is being provided as per the policy of the Government of India.

C) Physically Handicapped :

3% reservation to the persons with Disabilities under the persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 Chapter No. 39, in each course for the candidates with locomotor disabilities one leg, one arms (without mobility restriction) and persons with partial deafness as per Govt. of India rules. The Candidates will have to produce Disability certificate issued by competent authority at the time of Counseling for admission.

D) In – Service Candidates :

Five seats shall be reserved in M.Sc. Environment Management course for in-service candidates working in Government Departments / Autonomous bodies under the Central / State / Union Territory / ICFRE. However, if in-service candidates are not available then the seats reserved for them will be filled up by general candidate(s).

E) Foreign Nationals :

Reservation to the extent of 15% of the prescribed seats on supernumerary basis for Foreign Nationals shall be made for admission to each M.Sc. course available in the Institute. The foreign nationals are exempted from appearing in admission test provided they have passed the equivalent qualifying examination from a University outside India and fulfill the following conditions:

  1. That they must have minimum eligibility requirements;
  2. That the applications of scholarship holding Foreign Nationals ( Under various schemes ) are routed through Indian Council for Cultural Relations / Ministry of Human Resource & Development ( Department of Education ), Government of India, New Delhi;
  3. That the applications of self – financing Foreign nationals should be routed through concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission abroad or Diplomatic Mission of the country of the applicant in India and should be reached in the office of the FRI, University by the 30th May, 2017. Fee to be charged from the foreign nationals.
  4. That they have valid residential permit in India granted for studies / Student Visa for the prescribed duration of the concerned course;
  5. That the antecedents of the candidate have been verified by the forwarding Agencies / Ministry and found in order;
  6. That the candidate must submit certificate duly verified by the Ministry / Agencies to the effect that he / she has been subjected to AIDS test and found negative;
  7. That the degree / certificates of the candidates have been approved by the Association of Indian Universities ( AIU ) as equivalent to the corresponding degrees / certificates of the AIU;
  8. That they have adequate knowledge of English as per requirements of the course.

FRI MSc Application Procedure 2017

FRI MSc Application form available on the official website of

Application forms will be available from 23rd January, 2017 to 31st March, 2017 from the counter of the office of the FRI Deemed University / Union Bank of India, FRI Branch, Dehradun. The last date for issue of forms from the office of the FRI Deemed University by post is 24th March, 2017

Application duly filled in legibly in applicant’s own handwriting with blue / black pen should be sent so as to reach the Registrar, Forest Research Institute Deemed University, P.O.: I.P.E., Kaulagarh Road, Dehra Dun – 248 195 on or before the last date. The application form can also be downloaded from the website The candidates filling the downloaded form must pay fee of Rupee 1200/-.

The last date of receipt of completed application form : 03rd April 2017.

FRI Entrance Exam Centres 2017

Test CentersCode Number

FRI Dehradun Announcement of Results & Admission 2017

  • A merit list of candidates including a waiting list will be formed for each course on the basis of aggregate marks secured in the written test. Candidates will be selected in order of merit in all the categories. The result of the exam will be declared on the website . Date of first counseling is 7th July, 2017 and date of second counseling is 10th July, 2017. The candidates will be suitably advised before they come for counseling.
  • The selected candidates will have to pay the prescribed fees and join the course by the due date notified. The fee has to be paid at the time of counseling otherwise the seat will be offered to the next candidate.
  • If a selected candidate does not join by the prescribed date or if no extension has been asked for and granted by the University the admission shall stand cancelled automatically and the seat shall be offered to the candidate in the merit / waiting list.

FRI University Important Dates 2017

1Issue of application forms starts on 23rd January, 2017
2Last date for issue of application forms by post 24th March, 2017
3Last date for issue of application forms
from Institute’s / Bank counter at DehraDun
31st March, 2017
4Last date for receiving completed application form 03rd April, 2017
5Date of admission test14th May, 2017
6Date of Ist counseling07th July, 2017
7Date of IInd counseling10th July, 2017
8Date of starting new session17th July, 2017


FRI PhD Program in Forestry

Forest Research Institute University invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to the following PhD Program in Forestry through FRI University Entrance Test 2016 :

FRI PhD Eligibility 2016

To be eligible for admission to the Doctoral program, a candidate must :

  • Hold a master’s degree or its equivalent from any recognized university / institute in a subject approved by F.R.I University.
  • Have received grades 55% or above in Post graduate examination for General / OBC category and 50% or above for SC / ST category.
  • A candidate who meets the requirements mentioned above may select a field of study out of the following :
S.No Discipline
( Subject of study)
Qualification for admission in doctoral program
1 Silviculture Post-graduate degree in Forestry / Agriculture/Botany
2 Forest Seed Tech. Post-graduate degree in Forestry / Agriculture/Botany
3 Forest Genetics Post – graduate degree in Botany, Agriculture or Forestry with specialization in Genetics
4 Forest Botany Post – graduate degree in Botany with specialization in Systematic Botany / Plant Physiology / Wood Anatomy / Biodiversity Conservation / Ethno Botany or Post-graduate degree in Agriculture with specialization in Plant Physiology or Post – graduate degree in Forestry
5 Forest Pathology Post graduate degree in Botany / Forestry / Wood Science & Technology / Agriculture, with specialization in Plant Pathology / Microbiology or Project work / dissertation in Forest Pathology / Plant Pathology.
Post graduate degree in Microbiology with specialization or Project work / dissertation in Forest Pathology / Plant Pathology
Post graduate degree in Plant Pathology / Mycology / Plant Pathology.
6 Forest Entomology Post – graduate degree in Forestry or P.G. Degree in Zoology with specialization in Entomology or P.G. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Entomology
7 Soil Science Post – graduate degree in Chemistry, Microbiology Geology, Soil Science or Agriculture ( with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science )
8 Forest Ecology & Environment Post – graduate degree in Biological Science / Life Science/Environmental Science / Forestry / Marine Biology / Environmental Engineering / Aquatic Biology
Candidate must have studied ecology as one of the subjects in above Post – graduate degree courses
9 Forest Management Post – graduate degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Application / Forestry / Agriculture Forestry
10 Wood Science & Technology Post – graduate degree in Physics / Chemistry / Engineering or Botany with specialization in Wood Anatomy or Post Graduate Degree in Wood Science & Technology
11 Chemistry of Forest Products Post-graduate degree in Organic Chemistry / Bio – Chemistry / Agricultural Chemistry, MD in Pharmacology or equivalent in Indian System of Medicine, Post Graduate degree in Pharmacology / Industrial Chemistry
12 Pulp & Paper Technology Post – graduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Paper Technology
13 Forestry Extension Post – graduate degree in Agriculture Extension/Forestry
14 Non Wood Forest Products
( NWFP )
Post Graduate degree in Botany / Forestry, Organic Chemistry, Agriculture with specialization in cultivation of medicinal plants, MD in Pharmacology or equivalent in Indian System of Medicine
15 Forest Biotechnology Post Graduate degree in Biotechnology or Post graduate degree in life sciences with specialization in Biotechnology or Post Graduate degree in Biochemistry / Molecular biology / Microbiology
16 Forest Bio informatics Post Graduate degree in Bio informatics or Post graduate degree in Forestry / Botany with minimum one year PG Diploma in Bio informatics from a recognized institution or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Post Graduate Degree in Information Technology or Post Graduate Degree in Maths / Physics / Statistics with P.G. Diploma in Computer Science.
17 Environment Management Post Graduate degree in Environment Management / Environmental Science or M.Tech Environmental Engineering or Post Graduate degree in Chemistry with specialization in Environmental Chemistry.
18 Wildlife Science Post – graduate degree in Forestry / Wildlife Science / Zoology / Botany / Environmental Management or Postgraduate degree in any science subjects with recognized Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management.
19 Forest Geo-informatics M. Tech in Remote Sensing & GIS or Post Graduate Degree in any science subject with Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing / GIS from IIRS, Dehra Dun or Postgraduate degree in Geo – informatics.
20 Forest Hydrology Post Graduate Engineering Degree in Hydrology / Water Resource Engineering / Civil Engineering, Post Graduate Degree in Forestry, and Environment Management / Sciences with specialization in GIS / Remote Sensing / Watershed Management.
21 Plant Physiology Post Graduate Degree in Plant Physiology, Post Graduate Degree in Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.
22 Application of Information Technology in Forestry Post Graduate Degree in Forestry with at least one year P.G Diploma in Information Technology / Computer Science from recognized institution.
23 Climate Change & Forest Influence Post Graduate Degree in Physical Sciences / Biological Science / Life Science / Environment Science / Environment Management / Forestry / Botany / Physics / Chemistry / Agriculture / Climate Change / Natural Resource Management / Marine Biology
M.Tech. in Remote Sensing & GIS/M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering

FRI PhD 2016 Reservation of Seats

S.No Name of the Research Centers Number of
1 Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Soil Science : 1
Wood Science & Technology : 1
Forest Pathology : 2
Forest Biotechnology : 5
Forest Management : 2
Forest Botany : 5
Forest Genetics : 3
Chemistry of Forest Products : 18
Forest Entomology : 11
Pulp & Paper Technology : 2
Silviculture : 1
Forest Seed Technology : 1
Forest Ecology and Environment : 3
Climate Change & Forest Influence : 2
2 Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, Coimbatore
Forest Ecology and Environment : 1
Non Wood Forest Products : 1
Forest Genetics : 5
Forest Botany : 3
Forest Pathology : 2
Forest Biotechnology : 1
Forest Entomology : 4
3 Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi
Forest Genetics : 2
Forest Botany : 2
Soil Science : 4
Forest Biotechnology : 4
Forest Geo-informatics : 1
4 Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala
(only candidates having fellowship)
Silviculture : 1
Seed Technology : 1
Forest Genetics : 1
Forest Pathology : 1
Soil Science : 2
Forest Ecology & Environment : 5
Forest Management : 2
Wood Science and Technology : 2
Chemistry of Forest Products : 1
Forestry Extension : 2
Forest Biotechnology : 3
Plant Physiology : 2
5 Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Forest Entomology : 3 Forest Pathology : 1
6 Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur
Forest Biotechnology : 4
Forest Ecology & Environment : 3
Non Wood Forest Products : 2
Forest Pathology : 2
Forest Entomology : 1
7 Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
(only candidates having fellowship)
Forest Hydrology : 5
Environment Management : 2
Forest Ecology and Environment : 1
Forest Geoinformatics : 2
8 Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur
Forest Genetics : 3
Forest Pathology : 1
Forest Entomology : 3
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Non Wood Forest Products : 1
Forest Biotechnology : 1
Climate Change & Forest Influence : 1
9 Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore
Forest Entomology : 1
Forest Pathology : 1
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Forest Management : 1
Wood Science & Technology : 5
10 Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Forest Management : 11
Forest Ecology & Environment : 7
11 Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam
Forest Pathology : 11
Forest Botany : 5
Chemistry of Forest Products : 1
Forest Biotechnology : 1
12 Wildlife Institute of India Dehradun
Wildlife Science : 5
Forest Geo-informatics : 2
Forest Botany : 1
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Environment Management : 1
Climate Change and Forest Influence : 1
13 Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad
Silviculture : 1
Forest Genetics : 2
Forest Biotechnology : 1
Total 212

FRI PhD Exam Pattern 2016 

  • The candidates must apply through the Research Centre where he / she want to carry out his / her research work. The applicant will be considered only for the centre through which the application has been forwarded. In exceptional cases, the Director FRI may consider the change of research centre subject to availability of the vacancy.
  • The question paper will have following sections and their proportional weightage may be as follows :

Section – A

  • General Awareness : 25 questions
  • General English : 25 questions
  • Research Aptitude : 30 questions ( The questions will be based on reasoning & Statistics )

Section – B

  • *Basic & Applied Sciences : 120 questions ( attempt any two sections )

*( There will be 60 questions in each sub – section of Section – B. The questions will be based on Forestry, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Wood Science & technology and Mathematics. The syllabus is available on the website : )

iii. The candidates who have qualified UGC / CSIR ( JRF ) Examination / GATE / NET will be allowed to appear for the interview directly without appearing in the written entrance test. However such candidates will have to apply as per the procedure alongwith other candidates. They will have to give a proof of having qualified above exams along with their application form. The UGC / CSIR / GATE / NET exam should have been cleared by the applicant during previous two years from the last date of submission of the form in the University.

FRI PhD Application Form 2016

  • The prescribed form may be downloaded from University Website :
  • The candidates, who are interested for registration as research scholar for the Ph.D. Degree in Forestry in Forest Research Institute ( Deemed ) University, Dehradun for the term of March 2016 / September 2016 are advised to apply in prescribed form latest by 20th May, 2016 with a fee of Rupee 1000/- through Bank Draft in favour of Registrar, FRI (Deemed) University, Dehradun. No application form will be entertained after the prescribed date.
  • The last date for submission of application is 20th May, 2016.

To know more about FRI PhD Application Form Click Here

FRI PhD 2016 Exam Centres

1. Forest Research Institute ( Deemed ) University, P.O.I.P.E. Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun.
2. Tropical Forest Research Institute, P.O. R.F.R.C., Mandla Road, Jabalpur – 482 021
3. Arid Forest Research Institute, P.O. Krishi Mandi, New Pali Road, Jodhpur – 342 005
4. Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding, P.B. No. 1061, Coimbatore – 641 002
5. Institute of Forest Productivity, ‘Aranyodaya’, Ranchi-Gumla, N.H.-23, Lalgutwa, Ranchi – 834 002
6. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi – 680 653, Thrissur Distt., Kerala State.
7. Institute of Wood Science and Technology, 18thCross, P.O. Malleswaram, Bangalore – 560 003.
8. Rain Forest Research Institute, Post Box No. 136, Deovan, Jorhat – 785001, Assam.
9. Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Conifer Campus, Panthaghati, Shimla – 171 009.
10. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal – 462 003.
11. Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Dulapally, P.O. Kompally, Hyderabad-500100

FRI PhD 2016 Important Dates

Event Date
Last date for submission of form 20th May, 2016
Date of Entrance Test 3rd July, 2016


17 thoughts on “Forest Research Institute University Entrance Test 2017

  1. Please let me know about the course fee structure and the entrance exam for in forestry online 2016

  2. Kindly tell me about the PhD entrance exam of 2016. When the forms will be out? I’ve completed my post graduation in zoology. Currently I am working as JRF in ZSI Dehradun. Am i eligible for the exam?

  3. sir ,
    any msc frestry seat reserve for indian army ex-serviceman ph candidate for admission plz send me the information

  4. Sir , plz gives me all information regarding phd addmission 2015.the official website is not open .From where I found the application form ..sir I m GATE qualified nd I want to apply there.

  5. please tell the exam centres and andhra pradesh and telangana are also have exam centres please tell me

  6. what is the pattern of entrance exam .how can i know about entrance exam syllabus.plss help me to know about fri entrance exam syllabus and question pattern

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