FRI University Entrance Exam 2016

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 :
( Subject of study)
Qualification for admission in doctoral program
1SilviculturePost-graduate degree in Forestry / Agriculture/Botany
2Forest Seed Tech.Post-graduate degree in Forestry / Agriculture/Botany
3Forest GeneticsPost – graduate degree in Botany, Agriculture or Forestry with specialization in Genetics
4Forest BotanyPost – 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
5Forest PathologyPost 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.
6Forest EntomologyPost – graduate degree in Forestry or P.G. Degree in Zoology with specialization in Entomology or P.G. Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Entomology
7Soil SciencePost – graduate degree in Chemistry, Microbiology Geology, Soil Science or Agriculture ( with specialization in Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science )
8Forest Ecology & EnvironmentPost – 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
9Forest ManagementPost – graduate degree in Mathematics / Statistics / Computer Application / Forestry / Agriculture Forestry
10Wood Science & TechnologyPost – graduate degree in Physics / Chemistry / Engineering or Botany with specialization in Wood Anatomy or Post Graduate Degree in Wood Science & Technology
11Chemistry of Forest ProductsPost-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
12Pulp & Paper TechnologyPost – graduate degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Paper Technology
13Forestry ExtensionPost – graduate degree in Agriculture Extension/Forestry
14Non 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
15Forest BiotechnologyPost Graduate degree in Biotechnology or Post graduate degree in life sciences with specialization in Biotechnology or Post Graduate degree in Biochemistry / Molecular biology / Microbiology
16Forest Bio informaticsPost 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.
17Environment ManagementPost Graduate degree in Environment Management / Environmental Science or M.Tech Environmental Engineering or Post Graduate degree in Chemistry with specialization in Environmental Chemistry.
18Wildlife SciencePost – graduate degree in Forestry / Wildlife Science / Zoology / Botany / Environmental Management or Postgraduate degree in any science subjects with recognized Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management.
19Forest Geo-informaticsM. 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.
20Forest HydrologyPost 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.
21Plant PhysiologyPost Graduate Degree in Plant Physiology, Post Graduate Degree in Botany with specialization in Plant Physiology.
22Application of Information Technology in ForestryPost Graduate Degree in Forestry with at least one year P.G Diploma in Information Technology / Computer Science from recognized institution.
23Climate Change & Forest InfluencePost 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.NoName of the Research Centers Number of
1Forest 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
2Institute 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
3Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi
Forest Genetics : 2
Forest Botany : 2
Soil Science : 4
Forest Biotechnology : 4
Forest Geo-informatics : 1
4Kerala 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
5Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Forest Entomology : 3 Forest Pathology : 1
6Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur
Forest Biotechnology : 4
Forest Ecology & Environment : 3
Non Wood Forest Products : 2
Forest Pathology : 2
Forest Entomology : 1
7Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
(only candidates having fellowship)
Forest Hydrology : 5
Environment Management : 2
Forest Ecology and Environment : 1
Forest Geoinformatics : 2
8Tropical 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
9Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore
Forest Entomology : 1
Forest Pathology : 1
Forest Ecology & Environment : 2
Forest Management : 1
Wood Science & Technology : 5
10Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Forest Management : 11
Forest Ecology & Environment : 7
11Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat, Assam
Forest Pathology : 11
Forest Botany : 5
Chemistry of Forest Products : 1
Forest Biotechnology : 1
12Wildlife 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
13Institute 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

Last date for submission of form20th May, 2016
Date of Entrance Test3rd July, 2016


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 2015 :

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

FRI Entrance Test Date 2015

FRI MSc Online Admission Test Date 2015 : 10th May, 2015 ( Sunday ).

Eligibility for FRI Entrance Test 2015

FRI Dehradun Eligibility Requirements for admission to these courses are as follows :

Program CodeProgram Name Eligibility No. of Seats & DurationMode of Selection
School of Engineering / School of ICT ( SOICT )
U01Integrated Dual Degree Program ( B.Tech. - M.Tech. / MBA )

Civil Engg. ( SOE )
Mechanical Engg. ( SOE )
Electrical Engg. ( SOE )
Electronics and Communication Engg. ( SOICT )
Computer Science and Engg. ( SOICT )
10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics securing minimum 50% marks ( 40% for SC / ST ). Candidates appearing in the 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics can also apply. Candidate must Passed separately in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with minimum 40% marks.300 Seats ( 60 each branch )
5 Years ( 10 Semester )
Written Test
Four Year B.Tech Degree Programme:
B. Tech in Information Technology ( SOICT )
60 Seats 4 years ( 8 Semester )
U02Bachelor in Architecture ( B. Arch. )10+2 with SO % marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate in qualifying examination along with NATA Score securing minimum 40% marks.40 Seats
5 Years
Direct Mode ( Through NATA Score ) ( Subject to COA Approval for Academic Session 2017-18 )
School of Biotechnology ( SOBT )
U03Integrated Dual Degree Programme ( B.Tech­ M.Tech / MBA ) in Biotechnology10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology I Mathematics securing minimum 50% marks
( 4S% for SC / ST. Candidates must pass separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics with minimum 40% marks.
60 Seats
5 Years ( 10 Semester )
Written Test
School of Management
U04Integrated Dual Degree Program ( BBM - MBA )10+2 in any stream securing minimum 50% marks ( 45% for SC / ST ). 60 Seats
5 Years ( 10 Semester )
Written Test
School of Vocational Studies & Applied Sciences
U05Integrated Dual Degree Programme ( B. Tech-M. Tech / MBA ) in Food Processing and Technology10 + 2 wit h Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Mathematics securing minimum 50% marks ( 45% for SC / ST ). Candidate must Pass separately in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology with minimum 40% marks.60 Seats
5 Years (10 Semester)
Written Test
U06B. Sc. 10 + 2 with Physics, Chemistry and athematics securing minimum 50% marks ( 45% for SC / ST )90 Seats
3 Years ( 6 Semester )
Direct admission based on merit basis in qualifying examination
U07B.A.(Hons)-MA in Buddhist Sudies & civilization10+2 in any disipline form school / College extablished by law with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC / ST category )30 Seats
5 years
( 10 Semester with Exit option after 3 years )
Direct admission based on merit basis in qualifying examination
School of Law, Justice & Governance
BA LLB (5 Year Integrated
10+2 in any stream securing in aggregate not less than 45% of total marks ( 40% for SC / ST ).
( max age for general Category - 20 yrs, for SC / ST OBC - 22 yrs)
120 Seats
5 Years (10 Semester)
Written Test
School of Humanities & Social Science ( SOHSS )
U09B.A. (Hons.) in English10+2 in any discipline from School / college established by law ( 40% for SC / ST category ) or30 Seats 3 Years ( 6 Semester )Direct admission based on merit in qualifying examination
U10B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science
U11Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

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.
  • The minimum age limit for admission to M.Sc. courses shall be 19 and 21 years respectively. The age shall be reckoned as on 31st July 2015 and no further relaxation will be given to the candidate

FRI University MSc 2015 Reservation of Seats

A) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes :

Fifteen percent of the total available seats shall be reserved for scheduled castes and seven and half percent 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 :

One seat shall be reserved in two courses for the candidates with locomotor disabilities one leg, one arm ( without mobility restriction ) and persons with partial deafness as per Government of India rules in M.Sc. Forestry and M.Sc. Environment Management courses only. The candidate 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, 2015. 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 University Important Dates 2015

SCSVMV University UG Admission Application Cost
BE / BTech / BAMSRupee 500/- for SC / ST Rupee 250/-
BSc ( Optometry ) Rupee 250/-
BSc Computer Science / BCA / BSc Physical EducationRupee 150/-
BEdRupee 150/-
Sastri ( BA )Rupee 100/-

FRI MSc Application Procedure 2015

  • Students have to apply online as available on, which are in MS – Word format or apply online. Completed application forms alongwith a Bank Draft of Rupee 1200/- ( Rupees Twelve hundred only ) for each course payable at Dehradun in favour of Registrar, FRI ( Deemed ) Universityis to be sent at the following address :EXON SOLUTIONS PVT LTD,
    E- 2/5, 2nd Floor,
    Malviya Nagar,
    New Delhi – 110017.
  • Exon Solutions is an authorized agency for collection of forms and Demand drafts for FRI ( Deemed ) University. Please also mention the name of course’(s) applied for, on the envelope. Provision of Online Registration is also available on the website. Admission Test will be Online Computer based.
  • The last date of submission of Online Registration & Demand Draft is 17th April, 2015.
  • Admit card containing Date, Time and Venue of the FRI Deemed University Online Admission Test 2015 and the admit card will sent through e-mail/surface mail.

FRI Entrance Exam Centres 2015

MBA [ Full Time ]
Any recognized UG Degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Desirable score in any National level entrance exam like ATMA / CAT / JCET / MAT / JMAT / XAT / Test by SCSVMV University. 2 Years
MBA [ Part Time ]
Any recognized UG Degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Minimum 1 year working experience.3 Years
MCA [ Integrated Program ]
10 + 2 or Equivalent Examination from Board of School Education.5 Years
MCA [ Full Time ]
Any recognized UG Degree with a minimum of 50% marks with Mathematics at + 2 level. Selection will be based on marks obtained from qualifying degree.3 Years
MCA ( Lateral Entry - Full Time )
BSc ( Computer Science / BCA / BSc ( IT ) with 50% are eligible for entry to second year. Selection will be based on marks obtained from qualifying degree.2 Years
ME [ Full Time / Part Time ]Power SystemA pass in BE ( EEE ) or equivalent with an aggregate of 50% marks.2 / 3½ Years
ME [ Full Time / Part Time ]Computer Integrated ManufacturingBE [ Production / Mechanical / Metallurgy / Industrial / Automobile ] or Equivalent with an aggregate of 50% marks.2 / 3½ Years
ME [ Full Time / Part Time ]Thermal EngineeringBE [ Mechanical / Automobile ] with First Class.2 / 3 Years
ME [ Full Time / Part Time ]Computer Science and EngineeringBE ( CSE / ECE / EEE ) or BTech ( CS / IT / EEE / E & I / ECE ) with 50% marks ( or ) MSc ( CS / IT ) with 50% marks or MCA with 50% marks.2 / 3 Years
Acharya ( MA )Navya Nyaya, Navya Vyakarana, Sahitya, Advaita Vedanta and Mimamsa.Sastri or BA with specialization in Navya Nyaya, Navya Vyakarana, Sahitya, Advaita Vedanta and Mimamsa of any recognized University. 2 Years
MA SanskritBA ( Sanskrit ) or any UG Degree with working knowledge in Sanskrit of any recognized University.2 Years
MScChemistry / Physics / Mathematics55% marks in B.Sc. ( Chemistry / Physics / Mathiematics ) / B.Sc.( Applied Chemistry ) ( 50% for SC / ST students )2 Years

FRI Dehradun Announcement of Results & Admission

  • 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 from the website Date of first counseling is 6th July, 2015 and date of second counseling is 10th July, 2015. 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.


17 thoughts on “Forest Research Institute University Entrance Test 2016

  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. I want to know the result announcement date of exam held on 10th may.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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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