Lucknow :  Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey in the heart of nature? If you’ve always dreamed of a career that lets you protect the environment, then the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) has an offer you can’t refuse. Applications for the recruitment to 709 posts of Forest Guard and Wildlife Guard have officially kicked off. This is your chance to make a difference, so let’s dive into the details!

The Application Process: Quick and Easy

Starting from September 20, 2023, UPSSSC has opened the gates for aspiring forest guardians. Here’s what you need to know to get started:

  • Online Application: Visit the official UPSSSC website at, and you can complete your application online. Don’t worry; we’ll provide a direct link for your convenience.
  • Deadline: Mark your calendars because the last date for online applications is October 10. But wait, there’s more! Amendments can be made until October 17, giving you a bit of extra time for perfection.
  • Eligibility Check: Only those who have successfully passed the Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET-2022) will be eligible for this exciting recruitment opportunity.

Diversity and Inclusion: Reservation in Recruitment

UPSSSC is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all. Here’s a breakdown of the reserved posts:

  • Forest Guard:
    • Unreserved: 333 posts
    • Scheduled Castes: 189 posts
    • Scheduled Tribes: 5 posts
    • Other Backward Classes: 97 posts
    • Economically Weaker Sections: 69 posts
  • Wildlife Guard:
    • Unreserved: 8 posts
    • Scheduled Caste: 3 posts
    • Backward Class: 4 posts
    • Economically Weak: 1 post

Age is Just a Number: Eligibility Criteria

To join this exciting endeavor, you need to meet the following age criteria:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years (as of July 1)
  • Maximum Age: 40 years

For detailed information on eligibility and specific criteria, make sure to read the official notification.

Skills and Qualifications: Do You Have What It Takes?

Now, let’s talk about what qualifications you’ll need to stand out in this recruitment process:

  • Educational Qualification: If you’ve completed Intermediate from UP Board or its equivalent from a recognized institution, you’re in the game!

But wait, there’s more! Preference will be given to candidates who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Territorial Army Service: If you have a minimum of two years of service in the Territorial Army, you’re ahead of the pack.
  • National Cadet Corps B Certificate: Possessing this certificate is another feather in your cap.
  • Computer Applications Certificate: If you hold a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution, you’re tech-savvy.
  • Sports Representation: Have you represented the state in any sport? Your sporting achievements will be recognized.

What’s in it for You: Salary and Benefits

Now, let’s talk about the rewards! Once appointed to these prestigious posts, you’ll enjoy the following perks:

  • Salary: You’ll receive a salary in the range of Rs 5200 to Rs 20200, along with a Grade Pay of 1900/- based on Level-2.

Physical Fitness: Are You Up for the Challenge?

Being a forest guard is no walk in the park. You need to meet certain physical standards:

  • Height: Your height should be at least 168 cm. If you belong to the SC/ST category, you can relax with a height of 8 cm less.
  • Chest Expansion: Your chest should expand to 84 cm. SC/ST candidates get a 2 cm relaxation, but there’s a mandatory 5 cm expansion.
  • For Female Candidates: If you’re a female candidate, your height should be at least 152 cm. SC/ST candidates get a 5 cm height relaxation.
  • Physical Test: You’ll need to complete a 25 km run in 4 hours while carrying a 10 kg weight. Female candidates will have to finish a 14 km race in 4 hours.

The Path Ahead: Recruitment Process

Wondering what’s next after submitting your application? Here’s a glimpse of the recruitment process:

  • UPSSSC PET 2022: Candidates will be shortlisted based on their scores in the Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET-2022).
  • Main Written Examination: Successful candidates from the PET will be invited to participate in the main written examination.
  • Physical Test: Once you’ve aced the main written examination, you’ll face the physical test to prove your mettle.

Application Fee: It’s Affordable!

Good news! The application fee for all categories is just Rs 25. So, financial constraints won’t stand in your way.


The forest and wildlife await your protection! If you’ve got the passion and qualifications, don’t miss this golden opportunity. Apply now, and together, let’s safeguard our natural treasures. For more details, head to the official UPSSSC website at Join us in preserving the beauty of Uttar Pradesh’s forests and wildlife!


1. Can I apply if I’m older than 40 years?

Unfortunately, the maximum age limit for eligibility is 40 years as of July 1. So, candidates above this age won’t be able to apply.

2. Is there any relaxation in height and chest measurements for female candidates from the SC/ST category?

Yes, there is a relaxation of 5 cm in height for female candidates from the SC/ST category. However, the chest expansion criteria remain the same.

3. How can I make amendments to my application after submission?

You can make amendments to your application until October 17, so don’t worry if you need to make changes. Simply follow the instructions on the UPSSSC website.

4. Can I apply if I haven’t completed Intermediate from UP Board but have an equivalent qualification from another state?

Yes, as long as your qualification is equivalent and recognized, you are eligible to apply. UPSSSC welcomes candidates from various educational backgrounds.

5. Is there any provision for persons with disabilities (PWD) in this recruitment?

Unfortunately, the announcement does not mention specific provisions for PWD candidates. It’s advisable to check the official notification or contact UPSSSC for any updates regarding PWD reservations.

6. Can I get a refund of the application fee if I change my mind or want to withdraw my application?

The application fee is non-refundable, so please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and are committed to the application process before applying.

7. What happens if I don’t clear the PET-2022?

If you don’t clear the Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET-2022), you won’t be eligible to proceed with the recruitment process. However, you can always try again in future recruitment cycles.

8. How can I prepare for the physical test?

Preparing for the physical test involves regular exercise and stamina building. It’s advisable to consult a fitness trainer or coach for a customized training plan.

9. What’s the best way to stay updated on recruitment-related news and notifications?

To stay informed about the latest updates and notifications regarding the recruitment, regularly check the UPSSSC official website and official communication channels. You can also follow news outlets for updates.

10. Are there any specific documents I need to upload during the application process?

The application requirements and necessary documents will be detailed in the official notification. Make sure to carefully review the notification and provide all required documents during the application process.

Join the ranks of forest guardians and embark on an adventure like no other. Apply now, and let’s protect Uttar Pradesh’s forests and wildlife together!


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