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UPSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2022 Notification OUT for 701 Posts

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UPSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2022 Notification OUT for 701 Posts

The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) has recently released the written examination result of the UPSSSC Van Daroga (Forest Guard) position for the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government's Wildlife Department on 27 September 2023. The online applications were accepted by the commission for 701 posts from 17 October to 6 November 2022 via the commission's website www.upsssc.gov.in. 

This post will provide you with all of the exam-related information you need to know such as eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, and much more.

UPSSSC Forest Guard 2022 Overview

The UPSSSC Forest Guard online registration process was done on the official website of the organisation. Check the table below for the overview of UP Forest Guard Recruitment 2023.

UPSSSC Van Daroga Recruitment 2022 - Important Updates

Exam Conducting Body 

Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC)

Post Name

Forest Guard (Van Daroga)

Vacant Post(s)


Application Mode


Examination Mode


Place of Posting

Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Selection Process

  • Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2021
  • Main Exam - UP Van Daroga

Pay Scale

Rs.29,200- 92,300/- (Level-5) (Grade Pay Rs. 2,800/-)

UPSSSC Forest Guard 2022 Important Dates

In the table below, you will find details about UPSSSC's recruitment process for Vandaroga (Forest Guard):



Notification issued on 

22 September 2022

Application Starting Date

17 October 2022

Last date to apply

6 November 2022

Last date to submit the application fee  

6 November 2022

Fee adjustment and application modification deadline

13 November 2022

UP Forest Guard Exam Date

30 April 2023

UP Van Daroga Answer Key

7 June 2023

UP Van Daroga Result

27 September

Important Links for UPSSSC Van Daroga 2022

Official Website 

Click Here

Official Notification PDF

Click Here

Syllabus & Exam Pattern PDF

Click Here 

Application Link 

Click Here

Result (Mains exam)

Click Here 

UPSSSC Forest Guard Vacancy 2022-23

The total number of vacancies announced by the UPSSSC for the post of Van Daroga/Forest Guard is 701. The category-wise bifurcation of posts is mentioned in the table below: 


No. of Vacancies 



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Classes


For Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) 


Total Posts


UPSSSC Forest Guard (Vandaroga) Eligibility Criteria 2022

Before submitting an application, candidates must meet all of the UPSSSC Forest Guard Eligibility requirements. If it is discovered that a candidate provided inaccurate information in their application, their candidacy will be canceled. Check all the eligibility conditions carefully: 

  1. Age Limit (as on 01 July 2022)

For direct recruitment to the post of Forest Guard, it is necessary that the candidate must have attained the age of 21 years as of 1 July of the calendar year in which the vacancies are advertised, and must not have attained the age of more than 40 years.

However, the relaxation in the upper age limit shall be given to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and such other categories as may be notified by the Government from time to time.

  1. Educational Qualification 

Essential Qualification

Preferential Qualification

For direct recruitment to the position of Forest Guard, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in two or more topics from the following categories: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, and Environmental Science from a University established by legislation in India. 


A bachelor's degree in engineering or veterinary science, or an equivalent qualification recognized by the government, is required.


Note: Candidates must have qualified the PET Examination 2021.

If all other factors are equal, preference will be given to a candidate who has:

1- A minimum of two years' service in the Territorial Army, or

2- Possess 'B' certificate of National Cadet Corps.

  1. Physical Standard

Height / Chest 

To qualify for the recruitment to the post of Forest Guard, a candidate must meet the following height and chest standards:



Chest (at full expansion)



163 cm

84 cm

7 cm


150 cm

79 cm

5 cm

Relaxation: The minimum height standard for candidates of Scheduled Tribes, Gorkha, Nepali, Garhwali, and Kumaoni descent is as follows:




152.5 centimetres


145.0 centimetres

  1. Medical Standards

  • No candidate shall be appointed to any position in the Service unless he is in good mental and physical health and is free of any physical disability that would prohibit him from carrying out his duties effectively. There is the chance of an impediment. Before a candidate is finally authorized for appointment through direct recruitment, he must pass the Medical Council examination. 
  • A female candidate who is discovered to be pregnant for 12 weeks or longer based on the test results will be termed temporarily ill. She will be re-evaluated for fitness six weeks after delivery.

Application Process of UPSSSC Forest Guard 2022

Candidates who want to apply for the UPSSSC Van Daroga Recruitment must do so online through the official website of the commission. They must have a valid PET-2021 scorecard and have secured the minimum cut-off marks required to apply for the post. To apply easily through the website of commission, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: First, Visit the official website of the UPSSSC. 

Step 2: Click on “Applicant’s Dashboard Tab (Login through PET Registration Number)” given under the Applicants section on the home page.

Step 3: There you have to authenticate through personal details or OTP to login.

Step 4: Thereafter a pre-filled form will be displayed with the details entered by you at the time of PET 2021 registration.

Step 5: After verifying the details upload your photograph, signature and pay the application fee.

Step 6: Submit the form after clicking on the checkbox next to the declaration.

Step 7: Proceed to download the form and take a printout of it for future reference.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Candidates are only required to pay online processing fees when filling out their application form; there is currently no separate application fee. If a candidate is shortlisted for the main examination, the examination fee for the main examination must be paid separately before downloading the admit card for the main examination.


Online processing fee 

Fee Total (Application Fee + Online Processing Fee)













UPSSSC Forest Guard Selection Process 2022

The selection process of Direct Recruitment 2022 for the post of Uttar Pradesh (UP) Forest Guard/Guard includes the following steps:

  • Written Examination: The written exam will be of objective type in nature and will have 100 MCQs in it. The medium of examination is bilingual, i.e. the questions will be available in English and Hindi Languages (except for the Hindi language section).
  • Physical Measurement Test and Physical Efficiency Test (PMT & PET):  Under this qualifying walking test, male applicants must walk 25 kilometers in four hours and female candidates must walk 14 kilometers in four hours.
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

UPSSSC Forest Guard Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSSSC Forest Guard & Wildlife Guard written exam paper 2022 will have only one section. Look at the detailed exam pattern we have provided below for your reference:

  • Questions in this exam paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • The exam duration will be 120 minutes, i.e. 2 hours.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1/4 [25%] marks for each wrong answer


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks


Post Specific Subject Knowledge 



120 minutes

(2 hours)




UPSSSC Forest Guard Syllabus 2023

Candidates must thoroughly review the UPSSSC Van Daroga Syllabus to ensure that they do not overlook any sections or topics that are pertinent to the exam. The syllabus will cover all areas connected to forestry, ecology, the environment, climatology, and other pertinent issues. The UPSSSC Forest Guard Syllabus covers the following topics in detail:



Post Specific Subject Knowledge 

  • National Forest Policy
  • National Wild Life Action Plan
  • Duties and Rights of Forests
  • National Park and Bird Sanctuaries
  • Human wildlife conflicts
  • Reserved Forests and Protected Forests
  • Forest Certifications
  • Eco Sensitive Zone
  • Elephant and Tiger Reserves
  • Forest Produce
  • Eco-System, Eco-tone and environmental Ecological Balance
  • Forest Conservation act, Indian Forest Act & Wildlife Protection Act
  • Challenges and Prevention of forest disasters 
  • Mutation of Forest Land in Revenue Records
  • Forest Settlements
  • Climate change, Climate Protection and COP-27 Conference
  • Soil and Moisture conservation
  • Afforestation and Agro-forestry
  • Action Plan for Plantation
  • Forest Environment and its benefits
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest and Wildlife Conservation
  • Government laws and policies for forest conservation
  • Contribution of forests in the Indian Economy
  • Indian Agricultural System and crop Circles

UPSSSC Forest Guard Admit Card 2022

The UPSSSC Forest Guard Admit Card was released for the main exam on April 24, 2023. This is for the written (Majors) exam.  All qualified applicants should only download the UPSSSC Forest Guard Admit Card from the commission's official website. The UPSSSC Forest Guard Hall Ticket will not be distributed via courier or any other means. Continue reading to learn how to download the UPSSSC Van Daroga Admit Card and other important information.

Step 1: Visit the UPSSSC official website.

Step 2: Click on the "Examination Interview" tab from the homepage.

Step 3: Click on the UPSSSC Forest Guard Written Exam Admit Card link.

Step 4: In the login portal, enter your Application Number and Password.

Step 5: Your UP Vandaroga hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.

Step 6: Now, save and take the printout of the admit card PDF for future use.

UPSSSC Forest Guard 2022 Result

The Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Commission (UPSSSC) announced the written exam results of the UP Van Daroga (Forest Guard) examination 2022 on their official website on 27 September 2023. According to the commission's announcement, a total of 1697 individuals have been shortlisted for the Physical Standard Test based on the written test results and cut-off marks. The steps to download the scorecard can be found on: UP Van Daroga Main Result 2022.

UPSSSC Forest Guard Salary 2022

Depending on the UPSSSC Forest Guard salary scale, benefits, perks, and other allowances, the commission decides on the UPSSSC Forest Guard salary. The selected candidates will get a salary in the Pay Scale-1, that is having a pay scale between Rs.5200-20200, and Grade Pay Rs.2800, Pay Level-5, under Pay Matrix Rs.29200-92300.

After completing the probation period, all selected candidates will be eligible for various allowances, raises, and benefits.


A total of 701 openings for UPSSSC Van Daroga have been declared.

The age requirement for UPSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2022 is 21 to 40 years.

Candidates may access the UPSSSC Forest Guard Syllabus and Exam Pattern in PDF format by following the link provided in this post.

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