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FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 : Application Form, Admit Card, Exam date, Eligibility

Updated On - February 18 2023 by Akriti Maurya

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 entrance application form will be tentatively be released in February 2023. The entrance exam will be held in May 2023. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun will held in online remote-proctored mode. To get admission to this institute, candidates have to qualify for the admission test. Final admission is granted on the basis of institute-based counselling. FRI grants admission to Master of Sciences (M.Sc) courses in various fields for the session 2023-24. Candidates can check the whole details regarding the FRI M.Sc 2023 Admission like admission process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and more from the information given below.

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Exam Status

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  • No official notification regarding FRI M.Sc 2023.
  • FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Application process will start soon. T
  • FRI M.Sc 2023 Entrance exam is tentatively scheduled to be held in May 2023.
  • Download Prospectus 2023-24 PDF

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Important Dates

The schedule for FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 is given in the table below:

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Dates
EventsDates (tentative)
Starts the application formsFebruary 2023
Last date for receiving completed application formsApril 2023
Date of Online Remote Proctored Admission testMay 2023
1st  counselingJuly 2023
2nd  counselingJuly 2023
Date of Starting New SessionJuly 2023

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Application Form

Candidates can check the detailed FRI M.Sc. Admission 2023 application form related details below:

  • The application form can be downloaded from the university website.
  • The candidates have to submit the duly filled Application form along with a fee of Rs 1500.
  • Fill out the application form in your own handwriting with a Blue or Black pen.
  • Send the duly filled form through Registered or Speed post along with the application fee to:
The Registrar, Forest Research Institute
Deemed to be University,
PO: IPE, Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun – 248195

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the detailed eligibility criteria for FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 from here.

  • M.Sc. Forestry: Candidates must have B.Sc. a three years bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry.
  • M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology: Candidates should have B.Sc. a three years bachelor’s degree with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry or B.Sc. degree in Forestry.
  • M.Sc. Environment Management: A three years Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in any branch of basic or applied Sciences or a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE/B.Tech in Environment Science.
  • M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology: Candidates must have a B.Sc. degree with Chemistry as one of the subjects or BE/B.Tech. (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering). The 2nd year of this course is likely to be conducted at Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute (CPPRI), Saharanpur.
  • Qualified Percentage: To fulfil the eligibility criteria, candidates must have aggregate marks 50% or above marks for the general category and 45% marks for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes.
  • Age Limit for In-service Candidate: The maximum age limit in respect of in-service candidates to M.Sc. The Environment Management course is 50 years. The age is reckoned as on 31st July of the year of admission and no further relaxation is given in any case.

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Admit Card

After successfully submitting the application form candidates can look for FRI M.Sc admit card releated deatils below:

  • Admit cards will be provided to the candidates by the first week of May 2023 by the outsourcing agency.
  • No candidate is allowed to give the test if he/she doesn’t have a valid admit card.
  • Date, time and venue for the test is mentioned on the admit card.
  • The admit card of the admission is sent through e-mail. In case a candidate has either not received the admit card or has lost it, a duplicate card can be obtained from the centre superintendent of his/her examination centre.
  • The candidate may reach the office of the Registrar, FRI University, Dehra Dun on working day during working hours.

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Exam Pattern

Those candidates who have filled the application form can see the exam pattern for FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 from here.

  • Mode of Examination: The mode of examination is offline. In other words, it is a written test that is answered with a Black/blue ballpoint pen only. 
  • Type of Questions: There are objective type questions is asked.
  • Duration of the examination: There is total 3 hours of question paper.
  • Total Number of Sections: There are four sections are coming in the question paper.
  • Negative Marking: There is one-fourth (¼) negative marking for each wrong answer.
FRI M.Sc Admission Exam Pattern 
SectionsNo. of Questions
Basic Sciences including Social Science100
Arithmetic and Quantitative, Computational,
Quantitative reasoning,
Interpretation of Tables, Graphs
General Knowledge and Current Affairs30
English Language, Comprehension,
Vocabulary, Grammar, Idioms, etc

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Result

The result of the FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 will be released in online mode. Check below to know more:

  • To check the result, candidates have to visit the official website of the institute.
  • The result of the FRO M.Sc. is published in the form of a merit list.
  • The merit list is also including the list of waiting students.
  • After the declaration of the result, the counselling process is started.
  • The counselling is done based on the marks of the merit list.
  • The selected candidates 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 counselling otherwise the seat is 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 is considered as cancelled automatically and the seat is offered to the candidate in the merit/waiting list.
  • There is no scrutiny or revaluation of the answer book of the admission test is allowed on any grounds.

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Counselling

After the declaration of the result, candidates are called for counselling according to the marks obtained in the admission test. Based on the merit list released by the university, candidates are invited for the counselling process where seat allotment is done. Candidates can be able to check the subject wise seat allotment that is available on the official website.

Documents in original to be produced by the candidate at the time of counselling:
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Migration Certificate, if passed from University (to be submitted not later than 90 days of admission)
  • High School Certificate/equivalent Certificate and Mark sheet.
  • Intermediate Certificate/equivalent Certificate and Mark sheet.
  • B.Sc. degree and Mark sheet of all three years.
  • M.Sc. degree and Mark sheet.
  • Admission Test admit card issued by this office.
  • OBC certificate from District Magistrate or authorities empowered to issue certificate or verification issued not earlier than six months
  • SC/ST certificate on the basis of which reservation is claimed.
  • Physically Handicapped certificate from Civil Surgeon/C.M.O
  • Adhar Card

Course Offered by Forest Research Institute

Following the courses offered by FRI under M.Sc

CoursesNumber of seats IndiansNumber of seats Foreign Nationals
M.Sc. Forestry38 2
M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology38 2
M.Sc. Environment Management38 2
M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology20 –

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Reservation

FRI provides reservations as per the rules prescribed by the Government of India. Check the category-wise reservation here:

FRI Seat Reservation Criteria
Scheduled castes15%
Scheduled tribes7.5%
OBCAs per the policy of the Govt. of India
Physically Handicapped3% (M.Sc. Forestry & M.Sc. Environment Management Courses)
In-service Candidates5 Seats reserved in M.Sc. EnivIromental Courses
Foreign Nationals15%
Note: Foreign nationals are exempted from appearing in the admission tests.

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Scholarship

The university provides merit scholarships to the topper students in each course. The scholarship can be up to Rs.12,000/- per semester and is given separately for each semester depending on the result of the previous semester. For the scholarship purpose, the first semester the result of the entrance test is considered. However general category candidates must score a minimum of 50% marks and SC/ST must score 30% marks for obtaining the scholarship.

Fee Structure for Foreign Nationals

The foreign candidates can see the fee structure for admission in the FRI institute.

  • Semester fee – 750 US$ per semester (1st instalment is payable at the time of admission)
  • Caution money – 50 US$ (Refundable)
  • Hostel fee – 40 US$ per month
  • Sports, Magazines fees – 30 US$ p.a.
  • Library/Teaching aid fee – 50 US$ per semester
  • Degree fee – 10 US$

The mess charges is calculated at around 23 US$ p.m., if they join mess run by the students.

FRI M.Sc 2023 Centre for Examination

Candidates can see the list of test centers with their code number below table.

FRI Test Center
Code No.Test Center

FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check the basic information of FRI M.Sc Admission 2023 entrance exam from the given below table:

Exam Name

FRI M.Sc Admission

Conducting Body

Forest Research Institute, Dehradun


University Level


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

FRI M.Sc Official website

Application Download Link
Not yet released
Exam Mode


Exam Purpose
To offer admission to various postgraduate courses in the stream of Science.

About Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

The Forest Research Institute (FRI) is a Natural Resource Service training institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India for Indian Forest Service cadres and all State Forest Service cadres. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand and is among the oldest institutions of its kind. In 1991, it was declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission. It was founded in 1878 as the British Imperial Forest School by Dietrich Brandis. In 1906, it was reestablished as the Imperial Forest Research Institute, under the British Imperial Forestry Service

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Form Date08 Feb - 19 Apr 2023
Admit card10 May 2023
Exam Date22 May 2023


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