OPSC Recruitment 2019: 67 Vacancies

Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has issued notifications for recruiting eligible candidates to the various posts of Assistant Conservator of Forests and Forest Ranger. Please find detailed information regarding the vacancies below.

Important Dates

Last date for receipt of online application: 14.03.2019

Last date for payment of fees at any branch of State Bank of India: 19.03.2019

Date of written examination: 14.04.2019

About Vacancies

S.No.PostTotal VacanciesURSEBCSCSTEx-SMS.P.
1Assistant Conservator of Forests25120304060101
2Forest Ranger42241302030101

How to Apply

Interested candidates need to apply online by visiting the Official Website. No other mode of application submission would be accepted.

Candidates should have valid a personal E-mail ID. It should be kept active till the recruitment process is fully complete.

Candidates should keep the following ready before registering applications:

  • Valid E-mail id
  • Scanned copy of latest passport size coloured photograph.
  • Scanned image of Left Hand Thumb Impression (LTI).

Essential Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institution in India with at least one of the following subjects namely, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and Zoology or a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or an equivalent qualification.

Selection Procedure

Selection of candidates for all the posts would be made on the basis of the performance of the eligible candidates in the following:

  • Written examination: 1400 marks
  • Physical test
  • Viva Voice test: 200 marks


Minimum: 21 years

Maximum: 32 years

Cut Off Date: 01.01.2019

Candidates should not have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1987 and not later than 1st January 1998.

Upper Age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates, Socially & Educationally Backward Classes (S.E.B.C.), Women and Ex-servicemen.


Application Fee: Rs 500

SC/ST of Odisha: Nil

Other Information

Pay Scale

Assistant Conservator of Forests (Group-A)(JB): Rs.56100/- in Pay Matrix-12, Cell-01 of ORSP Rules, 2017.

Forest Ranger, Odisha Forest Service (Group-B): Rs.44,900/- in Pay Matrix- 10, Cell-01 of ORSP Rules, 2017 under Forest & Environment Department.

Physical Standards


Height: 163 cm

Chest: At least 84cm. expandable to at least 89 cm.

Physical Endurance Test: 25 km in 4 hours of walking.


Height: 150 cm

Chest: At least 79cm. expandable to at least 84 cm.

Physical Endurance Test: 16 km in 4 hours of walking.

Place of Examination

Examination Centre: Cuttack. It may be held at Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Berhampur/Sambalpur.

Official Link

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