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Crack the All India Entrance Examination of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun


Forest Research Institute (F.R.I.), Dehra Dun made a humble beginning as Forest School established in 1878, Initially named as Imperial Forest Research Institute. The Forest Research Institute (FRI), name changed in 1906, is a premier institute in the field of forestry research, education and extension. Forest Research Institute, Dehradun was conferred the status of University in the year 1991 on the recommendation of the UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. In Forest Research Institute, you will have an opportunity to learn from excellent faculty having significant field experience who are engaged in education and impactful research, drawn from Forest Research Institute, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Wildlife Institute of India, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) etc.


Forest Research Institute conducts four (4) courses for M.Sc. programme, i.e. M.Sc. Forestry, M.sc. Environment Management (EM), M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology (WST) and M.sc. Cellulose and Paper Technology (CPT).

The M.Sc. and Ph.D programmes in Forest Research Institute are well designed to cope with the ever dynamic field of forestry, environment and wood science. Equal emphasis is laid on theory sessions and field exposure during the entire programme. There are lot of other activities outside the classroom such as library sittings, sports, cultural get-togethers, wildlife week celebration, nature club and many more to engage the students which are of immense value for overall development. University provides you a beautiful campus; please enjoy it while taking care of the same with love and thoughtfulness.


  • BOTANY (Systematic Botany, Wood Anatomy)
  • CHEMISTRY & BIO-PROSPETING (Chemical Extracts from Trees, Forest based Oilseeds, Medicals and Aromatic Plants, Resins and Gums)
  • EXTENSION (Social Forestry and Extension, Agroforestry)
  • FOREST ECOLOGY & CLIMATE CHANGE (Forest Productivity, Biodiversity, Environment and Pollution Wasteland, Reclamation, Soil Geology and Mineralogy, Climate Change & Forest Influence)
  • FOREST PROTECTION (Forest Diseases Forestry Bio-fertilizers Control Measure and Taxonomy)
  • FOREST PRODUCTS (Timber Mechanics, Wood Seasoning, Wood Preservation, Composite Wood,Wood Working and Finishing, Timber Engineering Cellulose & Paper Technology)
  • GENETICS AND TREE IMPROMENT (Genetics Improvement Plant Physiology, Tissue Culture, Breeding and Forest Biotechnology)
  • SILVICULTURE & FOREST MANAGEMENT (Experimental Silviculture, Forest Mensuration, Forest Economics Logging & Seed Technology)
  • FOREST INFORMATICS (Forest Bio-Informatics & Forest Geo-Informatics)


Courses of Studies Eligibility requirement
M.Sc. ForestryB.Sc. degree with at least one of
the subjects namely Botany, Chemistry,
Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology
or a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture or Forestry.
M.Sc. Environment
B.Sc. degree in any branch of Basic or
Applied Sciences or Bachelor‟s degree
in Forestry or Agriculture
or BE/B.Tech in Environment Science.
M.Sc. Wood Science
& Technology
B.Sc. degree with Physics, Mathematics
and Chemistry (PCM)
or B.Sc. degree in Forestry.
M.Sc. Cellulose &
Paper Technology
B.Sc. degree with minimum 50% marks
in aggregate in Science with Chemistry
as one of the subjects. BE/B.Tech.
(Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
with minimum 50% aggregate).

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 Forest Research Institute conducts “ALL INDIA ENTRANCE EXAMINATION’ for all the subjects in M.sc. degree. The examination is a common one, i.e. for all the subjects, there is one examination. So you can apply one or more than one subjects in a single attempt as per your eligibility.

There will be an objective type written test of three (3) hours with questions grouped under the following four sections:

  1. Basic Sciences including Social Science (100 questions)
  2. Arithmetic and Quantitative abilities, Computational ability, Quantitative reasoning, Interpretation of Tables, Graphs, etc. (40 questions)
  3. General Knowledge and Current Affairs (30 questions)
  4. English Language, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Idioms, etc. (30 questions)

So the entrance examination will be consisting of 200 questions. There will be negative marking for wrong answer to the extent of one-fourth (¼) of the marks allotted to the questions.

How do I prepare for the FRI entrance exam?

As the coverage for the entrance examination is very vast, the question relies in the mind of the aspirants that how to prepare for the examination. Trust me guys, there is no need to worry. Students coming from Agriculture or Zoology or Botany backgrounds may find the exam a little bit easy to crack as you can see the basic science (Mainly Agriculture and allied) along with social science carries 100 question. It covers all the aspects of general agriculture, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics.

So you must cover the general agriculture part to be safe if you are not familiar with. We suggest to go through these books: Competitive Book of Agriculture by Nem Raj Sunda, Objective Agriculture by S. R. Kantwa, General Agriculture by Muniraj Singh Rathore. You can opt our General agriculture mock test for free here.

You can also get the notes provided by us here which is enough to make you compatible to crack this exam. For Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Physics part we will be providing a general combined note, as students for varied discipline apply for the entrance.

Coming to the Mathematical part, mainly class 10 and +2 level numerical problems are required to be revisioned. We are providing here a full note on Mathematics for revision, you can go through.Just click the button below to download the note. We will also be providing a mock test only on mathematics shortly for better preparation. There is no such compiles one book for this section.

For General knowledge and English Language part, it comes to go through a lot of things which gets updated every day. So we suggest you to read newspaper daily to get acquainted with the current affairs. Current affairs play a very crucial role in cracking the examination. English Language is also the part where you can score 100%. We suggest you to go through the materials provided here. You can also go through any current affair book or general knowledge book to make better preparation than others.


1 Competitive Book of Agriculture by Nem Raj Sundabuy now
2 Objective Agriculture by S. R. Kantwbuy now
3 General Agriculture by Muniraj Singh Rathorebuy now
4 Indian Forestry: A Breakthrough Approach to Forest Service by Manikandan and Prabhubuy now
5 Pathfinder CDS Entrance Examination Guide by Arihant Publicationbuy now

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