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Forest Research Institute Entrance Exam 2024 ( FRI Entrance Exam )

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Updated on Jul 10, 2024 14:58 IST

FRI Entrance exam 2024 results will tentatively be announced in the third week of June 2024. Test takers can download the FRI Entrance exam 2024 scorecard by visiting the official website and login into their registered account with the help of username and password credentials. FRI entrance exam results 2024 will be available to download till the counselling process is over. 

Also Read: FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Concluded; Result Out Soon 

A merit list of candidates including a waiting list will be formed for each course based on aggregate marks secured in the written test. Candidates will be selected in order of merit in all the categories. FRI entrance exam 2024 counselling will start on July 8, 2024, and the round round counselling will commence from July 12, 2024. The candidates will be suitably advised before they come for counselling. 

Forest Research Institute, the exam authority, successfully conducted the FRI entrance exam 2024 on May 19, 2024, Sunday. The FRI Entrance Test 2024 test was made live on a predetermined date/time and was taken only using the Google Chrome Browser on your Windows PC / Laptop with a working camera phone. The online test for FRI Entrance Exam was only be given using Windows 7 and above operating system. 

The FRI Entrance Exam is conducted to select the most qualified candidates for admission to various master's and doctoral programmes offered at the Forest Research Institute (FRI) Deemed University in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The exam is designed to assess the candidates' knowledge and skills in the relevant disciplines, as well as their aptitude for higher studies.

 

 

Q:   What is the FRI Entrance exam application fee for the candidates applying for two or more courses?

A:

A candidate who want to apply for two or more courses has to fill up separate form for each course with prescribed fee INR 1500/-), for each form.  In case candidate applies for two courses the fee payable shall be Rs.3000/- for application forms.
Similarly, for three courses the fee payable shall be Rs.4500/- respectively. Under no circumstances the admission test fee, once paid, will be Refunded or held in reserve for any future admission test.

 

Q:   How are seats reserved to various categories for admissions to the master's degree programme at the Forest Research Institute?

A:

Forest Research Institute has divided the seats available for the Masters degree programme under the following criteria:

  • SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES: Fifteen percent (15%) of the total available seats shall be reserved for scheduled castes and seven and half percent (7.5%) for scheduled tribe candidates subject to their being otherwise suitable.\
  • OTHER BACKWARD CLASSE (OBC): The reservation to OBC is being provided as per the policy of the Govt. of India as
    defined by National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
  • PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED: 3% reservation to the persons with Disabilities under the persons with Disabilities
    (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 Chapter
    No. 39.
  • IN-SERVICE CANDIDATES: Five seats shall be reserved in M.Sc. Environment Management course for in-service
    candidates working in Government Departments/Autonomous bodies under the Central/State/Union Territory/ICFRE.
  • FOREIGN NATIONALS: Reservation to the extent of 15% of the prescribed seats on supernumerary basis for
    Foreign Nationals shall be made for admission to each M.Sc. course available in the Institute. 

 

 

Q:   What could be the possible reasons for the rejection of the FRI Entrance Exam application form?

A:

Reasons for rejection of FRI Entrance Exam application forms:

  •  Non-submission of self-attested identical recent photographs at all appropriate places.
    (Xeroxed copy/copies of photographs shall not be accepted.)
  • Lack of signature of the candidate at any of the appropriate place.
  • Submission of application form by a candidate after erasing the entries made earlier by another candidate.
  • FRI Deemed to be University has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a
    candidate who is admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or
    ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.
 

What is FRI Entrance Exam?

Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University conducts FRI Entrance Exam in order to shortlist aspirants for master’s programmes offered by the institute. On the basis of a candidate’s score in FRI Entrance Exam, he/she is shortlisted for admission in courses such as – MSc Forestry, MSc Wood Science & Technology, MSc Environment Management and MSc Cellulose & Paper Technology. After reorganization of Forestry Research in the country and creation of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) in 1988, the training and research centres were given an independent status of institutes. Forest Research Institute, now one of the institutes under ICFRE, was conferred the status of Deemed University in December 1991 on the recommendations of the U.G.C., Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Q:   What are the career opportunities after completing MSc course from Forest Research Institute?

A:

Here are some of the specific career opportunities available to FRI MSc graduates:

1. Forest researcher: FRI MSc graduates can pursue careers as forest researchers in research institutions, universities, or government agencies. They can work on a variety of research projects, such as developing new forest management techniques, studying the effects of climate change on forests, and developing new products from forest resources.
2. Forest officer: FRI MSc graduates can also pursue careers as forest officers in government forest departments. They can work in a variety of roles, such as managing forests, protecting wildlife, and educating the public about the importance of forests.
3. Environmental consultant: FRI MSc graduates can also pursue careers as environmental consultants. They can work with a variety of clients, such as businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, to help them manage their environmental impact and comply with environmental regulations.
4. Teacher: FRI MSc graduates can also pursue careers as teachers in universities, colleges, or schools. They can teach a variety of courses, such as forestry, environmental science, and natural resource management.

In addition to these specific career opportunities, FRI MSc graduates are also well-qualified for a variety of other positions in a variety of industries. FRI MSc graduates are known for their strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and they are highly adaptable and can learn new things quickly.

 

Q:   What is the frequency of conducting FRI entrance exam in a year?

A:

The FRI Entrance Exam is conducted once a year typically in the month of June. The exam is held in various cities across India, and the candidates are required to select their preferred city when filling out the application form.

The FRI Entrance Exam is a competitive exam, and the candidates' scores are used to rank them for admission purposes. The top-ranking candidates are offered admission to the FRI MSc program, based on the availability of seats.

Candidates are advised to start preparing for the FRI Entrance Exam early, as the syllabus is vast and the exam is competitive. There are a number of resources available to help candidates prepare for the exam, including online courses, mock tests, and previous year's question papers.

 

Q:   When will FRI Entrance Exam 2024 notification releasing?

A:

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 application form has been released on its official website http://fridu.edu.in/ on February 5, 2024. The last date of receipt of the completed application form is  April 8, 2024. Forms received after the last date will not be accepted in any circumstances. The application form must be filled out in offline mode, and then, along with the demand draft of INR 1500, candidates need to send it as a registrar.

It is also advised to send the application form by Registered Post, Speed Post/Courier. Postal delay will not be accepted as a plea to entertain applications after the last date.

 

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Important Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of FRI Entrance Exam 2024 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

19 May '24

FRI Entrance Exam 2024

May '24

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Admit Card

05 Feb '24 -

08 Apr '24

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Applictaion Fee

FRI Entrance Exam Highlights

The following table brings the important features or highlights of the exam.

Details

Particulars

Exam Name

FRI Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Level

State Level Exam

Exam Medium

English

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Total Marks

200

Application Fee

Rs 1,500

Official Website

http://fridu.edu.in/

 

Q:   What are the types of questions asked in FRI entrance xeam?

A:

The FRI Entrance Exam covers a wide range of topics in forestry, environmental science, and natural resource management. The following are some of the types of questions that are typically asked in the exam:

  • Multiple choice questions: Multiple choice questions are the most common type of question asked in the FRI Entrance Exam. These questions test the candidate's knowledge of the basic concepts and principles of forestry, environmental science, and natural resource management.

Here are some examples of questions that have been asked in previous FRI Entrance Exams:

1. What are the different types of forests found in India?
2. What are the causes of deforestation?
3. What are the different methods of forest conservation?
4. What are the different types of air pollutants?
5. What are the effects of air pollution on human health and the environment?
6. What are the different methods of water pollution control?

 

Q:   How to prepare for FRI entrance exam?

A:

Here are some tips on how to prepare for the FRI Entrance Exam:

  • Understand the syllabus: The first step is to thoroughly understand the syllabus for the FRI Entrance Exam. This will help you to identify the important topics that you need to focus on.
  • Gather study materials: Once you know what you need to study, you can start gathering study materials. This could include textbooks, reference books, online resources, and previous year's question papers.
  • Create a study plan: Once you have your study materials, it is important to create a study plan. This will help you to stay on track and make sure that you cover all of the important topics in the syllabus.
  • Solve practice problems: One of the best ways to prepare for the FRI Entrance Exam is to solve practice problems. This will help you to get a feel for the type of questions that are asked in the exam and to identify any areas where you need to improve.
  • Join a study group: Studying with other students can be a great way to stay motivated and learn from each other.

 

Q:   When will be FRI entrance exam 2024 conducted?

A:

The FRI Entrance Exam 2024 is expected to be conducted in the third week of June, 2024. The exam will be held in online mode (computer-based test). The official notification is expected to be released in February 2024, which will contain all the important details about the exam, including the eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, exam dates, and application process.

Candidates are advised to keep checking the FRI website regularly for the latest updates on the FRI Entrance Exam 2024.

 

FRI Entrance Exam Admission Process

Candidates can go through the admission process for FRI Entrance Exam 2024 below:

Step 1: Fill FRI Entrance Exam Application Form

The FRI application form can be downloaded from the University website www.fridu.edu.in. The candidates have to submit duly filled Application form along with fee of INR1500/- in the form of
Demand Draft from any Nationalized Bank in the favour of Registrar, FRI Deemed to be University, Dehradun. The last date of receipt of completed application form will be notified soon.
(Forms received after the last date will not be accepted in any ciruumstances). It is advised to send the application form by Registered Post, Speed Post/Courier. Postal delay will not be accepted as a plea to entertain applications after the last date.

Step 2: Get FRI Entrance Exam Admit Card

FRI entrance exam 2024 admit card will be sent to candidates on their registered email address. The hall ticket for Forest Research Institute comprises of the candidate’s roll number as well as test centre details like address and code.

Step 3: Appear for FRI Entrance Test

For the 2024-25 academic year, the FRI Entrance Exam will be conducted in online mode, which will be a Remote Proctored Entrance Examination. Students will have to appear for the entrance exam from their homes and give the exams from their laptop or desktop. The varsity will not be held responsible if the candidate is unable to appear or sit for the entrance exam. Generally as done in the past, candidates need to appear for the written exam for Forest Research Institute admissions as per the date, time and test centre address mentioned on their admit card. FRI Entrance Exam is of three hours duration wherein candidates need to attempt multiple-choice questions.

Step 4: Check FRI Entrance Exam Result

FRI Entrance Exam 2023 result will be declared on the official website of the Forest Research Institute as well as by post.

Step 5: Take Part in Counselling

Candidates who have been shortlisted for admission need to appear for counselling as per the schedule and time shared with them. At the time of FRI counselling, candidates need to appear in person along with their documents/certificates and pay the admission fee.

Q:   How to fill FRI entrance exam application form?

A:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps on how to apply for FRI Entrance Exam.

Step 1: Visit the official website of FRI Deemed to be University, Dehradun.

Step 2: On visiting the official website of the university, go to the admissions page. 

Step 3: Click on 'Information Bulletin' which will be present on the admission site. 

Step 4: Download the Information Bulletin for FRI Entrance Exam. 

Step 6: Take a print out of the application form. admit card and registration form which will be mentioned in the information bulletin. 

Step 7: Fill all the details as required, paste the passport size picture in the required places.

Step 8: Send it to the Institute bank along with the demand draft. 

 

Q:   When will FRI entrance exam 2024 registration start?

A:

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 registration process for admissions to the masters degree programme was started on February 5, 2024. Interested applicants can visit the official website to download the FRI entrance exam application form 2024. The application form must be filled out in offline mode, and then, along with the demand draft of INR 1500, candidates need to send it as a registrar. The last date for filling out the FRI entrance exam registration form is April 8, 2024.

Candidates are advised to keep checking the FRI website regularly for the latest updates on the FRI Entrance Exam 2024 registration.

In the meantime, candidates can start preparing for the exam by reviewing the syllabus and gathering study materials.

 

Q:   When will FRI entrance exam 2024 admit card be released?

A:

The FRI Entrance Exam 2024 admit card is expected to be released 7 days before the exam date. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards from the FRI website.

To download the admit card, candidates will need to enter their registration number and date of birth. The admit card will contain all the important details about the exam, such as the candidate's name, roll number, exam date, exam time, and exam venue.

Candidates are advised to print out their admit cards and bring them to the exam hall. They will not be allowed to take the exam without their admit card.

 

FRI Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to meet FRI Entrance Exam 2024 eligibility criteria as is fixed by the Academic Council of Forest Research Institute.

MSc Forestry

Candidates meet the eligibility criteria for MSc Forestry course offered at Forest Research Institute if they possess Bachelor’s degree in Science with at least one of the subject from Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry.

MSc Wood Science & Technology

Candidates meet the eligibility criteria for MSc Wood Science & Technology course offered at Forest Research Institute if they possess Bachelor’s degree with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or BSc degree in Forestry.

MSc Environment Management

Candidates meet the eligibility criteria for MSc Environment Management course offered at Forest Research Institute if they possess three years Bachelor’s degree in any branch of basic or applied Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE in Environment Science.

MSc Cellulose & Paper Technology

Candidates meet the eligibility criteria for MSc Cellulose & Paper Technology course offered at Forest Research Institute if they possess three years Bachelors' Degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects or if they have completed their BE/BTech (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with minimum 50% aggregate).

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Candidates meet Forest Research Institute entrance exam eligibility criteria if they possess at least 50% aggregate marks at the BSc level/MSc if they belong to General category and 45% if they belong to SC/ST category.

Age Limit for In-Service Candidates

The maximum age limit in respect of in-service candidate to MSc Environment Management course shall be 50 years. The age shall be reckoned as on July 31 of the year of admission and no further relaxation will be given in any case.

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for FRI Entrance Test?

A:

Eligibility for the written test is:

a. Candidate to be called for the written test shall have a minimum qualification prescribed for the purpose for the various courses.

b. There will be a written test for admission to M.Sc. Courses and Post Master Diploma Course on the following subjects:

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

The total marks of Entrance Examination shall be decided by the Director from time to time and shall be notified in the Information Bulletin to be given to candidates along with the admission forms. A sample of question should be included in the Information Bulletin.

 

Q:   What is minimum qualifying marks for allowing candidate in appearing in the FRI written test?

A:

The minimum qualifying marks for allowing candidate in appearing in the written test shall be 50 percent in aggregate at B.Sc. level/M.Sc. level prescribed for admission to the different courses in respect of general category candidates and 45 percent aggregate in respect of SC/ST candidate.

Candidates selected for written test based on the academic requirement will be informed of the date, time and venue of written test through a letter under certificate of posting duly signed by and bearing the official stamp of the FRI (Deemed) University Office.

 

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Seat Intake

Here is the tentative breakdown of the student intake and the seats that are reserved for Indian nationals and foreign nationals. 

Course

No of Seats

Indian Nationals

Foreign Nationals

MSc Forestry

37

6

MSc Wood Science & Technology

37

6

MSc Environment Management

37

6

MSc Cellulose & Paper Technology

26

-

FRI Entrance Exam Centres

FRI Entrance Exam 2024 test centres have not been declared so far. As per the previous year trend FRI Exam is scheduled to be conducted across 12 exam centres, which are as mentioned below:

Test Centre Code

Test Centre

1

Dehradun

2

Jabalpur

3

Bangalore

4

Kolkata

5

Chandigarh

6

Delhi

7

Lucknow

8

Jodhpur

9

Shimla

10

Ranchi

11

Coimbatore

12

Jorhat

 

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FRI Entrance Exam 2024 Contact Information

Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Dehradun

Kaula garh Road,

PO. IPE 248195

Phone No: 0135-2751826

Email: enquires@fridu.edu.in

FRI Entrance Exam FAQs

Candidates can go through the FRI Entrance Exam 2024 FAQs from here:

 

Q:   What is the syllabus to prepare for M.Sc forestry competitive exam? I am a B.Sc agriculture student.

A:
Duration: Duration of most of the top M.Sc entrance exams such as NEST and TIFR Entrance Exam is typically three hours. However, the duration might change depending on the college/ university policy and/ or the M.Sc subject a candidate is giving the exam for. Types of questions: Questions that appear in M.Sc entrance exams are usually objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). However, few M.Sc entrance exams also include numeric questions. For instance, IIT JAM exam contains a different section for numeric questions, called Numerical Answer Type (NAT). Here, the answer for each question is a number. Marking scheme: Marking scheme for most M.Sc entrance exams is such that 1 3 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 1 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. Therefore, candidates are recommended to mark their answers carefully. For exams where negative marking exists, candidates are also recommended not to attempt a question if they are unsure of the answer. Number of questions: Total number of questions usually varies in different M.Sc entrance exams depending on the pattern a college/ university is following. However, an M.Sc entrance exam can typically have questions ranging from 60 150. Total marks: Similar to the total number of questions, total marks that a candidate can score in an M.Sc entrance exam also vary. However, maximum marks that candidates can score in the entrance exam can range from 100 450. Know M.Sc entrance exam syllabus
 

Q:   I am a B.Sc biotechnology student. Can I give FRI exam for M.Sc in forestry?

A:
Hi, For M.Sc Forestry, candidates meet the eligibility criteria for M.Sc. Forestry course offered at Forest Research Institute if they possess Bachelor’s degree in Science with at least one of the subject from Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry. Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates meet Forest Research Institute entrance exam eligibility criteria if they possess at least 50% aggregate marks at the B.Sc Level/M.Sc, if they belong to General category and 45%, if they belong to SC/ST category. Thanks.
 

Q:   When is the entrance exam for M.Sc. Wood Science and technology.

A:
Hello, M.Sc Wood Science & Technology Colleges Kerala Agricultural University KAU, Thrissur Forest Research Institute FRI, Dehradun The institutes look for a graduation in Science with minimum 50 % marks, as the eligibility criteria for admission in this course. There are also provisions of an entrance test conducted by the institute, as the selection criteria. However, the students with a background of graduation in wood Science and technology have preferences.
 
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