OPSC Recruitment 2023: ACF, Forest Ranger Posts, 176 Vacancies – Apply Now

Odisha Public Service Commission has released the OPSC Recruitment 2024: ACF, Forest Ranger Posts notification on 29/05/2023. OPSC Recruitment Notification 2023 is out for filling 176 ACF Group-A and Forest Ranger Group-B Vacancies under Forest, Environment & Climate Change Department.  The online registration link will be active from 29/05/2023 to 29/06/2023. Interested and eligible candidates can go through the eligibility criteria and apply online before the last date. Candidates can check the vacancy details and other eligibility criteria in the below content.

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Name of the Post: ACF, Forest Ranger

Post Date: 29/05/2023

No. of Vacancies: 176

Place: Odisha

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Important Dates for OPSC Recruitment 2024: ACF, Forest Ranger Posts

Online registration commences on 29th May 2023. Candidates can check the online application dates here. The online OPSC ACF & Forest Ranger applications will be active until 29th June 2023.

Start Date to Apply Online29/05/2023
Last Date to Apply Online29/06/2023

Vacancy Details of OPSC Recruitment 2024: ACF, Forest Ranger Posts

Online applications are invited for Assistant Conservator of Forest & Forest Ranger Posts. 176 vacancies are released out of which 58 are allotted for female candidates. Candidates can check the list of vacancies below as the table contains the name of the category and the number of posts.

Assistant Conservator of Forest:

S. NoName of the CategoryNo. of Posts
1UR26 (W-9)
3SC07 (W-2)
4ST11 (W-4)
TOTAL45 (W-15)

Forest Ranger:

S. NoName of the CategoryNo. of Posts
1UR105 (W-35)
2SEBC10 (W-3)
3SC11 (W-4)
4ST05 (W-1)
TOTAL131 (W-43)

Pay Scale:

Pay Scale and Allowances will be applicable as per Odisha Government Rules. Check the salary details in the below table.

S. NoName of the PostsPay Scale
1Assistant Conservator of Forest56100
2Forest Ranger44900

Age Limit (As on 01/01/2023):

Check the age limit for the Assistant Conservator of Forest & Forest Ranger post given in the below table. The table contains the maximum and minimum age details. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1985 and not later than 1st January 2002.

S. NoName of the Posts
 Minimum Age Limit
Max Age Limit
1Assistant Conservator of Forest / Forest Ranger21 years38 years

Age Relaxation:

Age relaxation is applicable for SC, ST, SEBC, Women, ESM and PwD candidates. Check the age relaxation below.

  • SC / ST / SEBC / Women / ESM – 5 years
  • PWD – 10 years

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should have completed any Graduate Degree.

Selection Process:

Selection will be based on two stages as follows

  1. Written Exam
  2. Physical Test
  3. Viva Voce Test

Application Fee:

All candidates are exempted from the application fee.

How to apply for OPSC Recruitment 2024: ACF, Forest Ranger Posts

Candidates can apply online through the OPSC official website. Follow the below steps and apply online.

  • Visit the OPSC official site www.opsc.gov.in
  • Click on Apply Online->Registered User/New User.
  • New users, register using their active email id and mobile number.
  • Login details will be sent to the email id or mobile number.
  • After registering, apply using the registration number and password.
  • Registered users may directly log in and apply.
  • Fill in all the details asked in the application form correctly.
  • Candidates are required to upload scanned copies of the required documents.
  • Pay the Application fee online.
  • Click Submit.
  • Print the Application for future reference.

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