UPSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023: 693 Vanrakshak Vacancies – Apply Now

The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission has officially released the recruitment notification for Forest Guard positions. Aspiring candidates eagerly waiting for the advertisement for the post of Vanrakshak in the Forest Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, should note that the online application process will commence on 20th September 2023. This article provides detailed information about the recruitment process.

Important Dates

  • Notification Release Date: 12th September 2023
  • Online Application Period: 20th September to 10th October 2023

Vacancy Details

  • Total Vacancies: 693
  • Categories and Vacancies:
    • General: 333
    • Economically Weaker Section: 69
    • Other Backward Class: 97
    • Scheduled Caste: 189
    • Scheduled Tribes: 5

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Forest Guard position, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed the Intermediate exam from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% score.
  • Must possess a UPSSSC PET 2022 Scorecard.

Age Limit

  • Age should be between 18 and 40 years as of 1st July 2023.

Physical Eligibility

  • For Males:
    • Height: 168 cm (160 cm for ST candidates)
    • Running: 25 kilometers in 4 hours with a 10-kilogram weight.
  • For Females:
    • Height: 150 cm (82 cm for ST candidates)
    • Running: 14 kilometers in 4 hours.

Application Process

Candidates can apply for the Forest Guard position through two modes:

  1. Online Application: The online application process can be completed on the official website of UPSSSC.

Application Fee

  • ₹25

Payment can be made through the State Bank of India (SBI) using the I Collect Fee Mode or via an E Challan.

Selection Process

The selection process for the Forest Guard position consists of three stages:

  1. Written Exam: The date for the written exam will be officially announced by the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission after the closure of the online application window.
  2. Physical Test: Candidates who pass the written exam will undergo a physical test.
  3. Document Verification: Successful candidates from the physical test stage will proceed to document verification.


Candidates interested in applying for the UPSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023 should carefully review the eligibility criteria and other details provided in the official notification available on the UPSSSC website. Ensure all required documents are ready before starting the online application process to avoid last-minute hassles. Good luck to all aspiring Forest Guards!


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