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OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023 Notification, Apply Online

Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission (OSSSC) invites online applications for recruitment to the post of Forest Guard, Forester and Livestock Inspector for 2712 vacancies through Combined Recruitment Examination (CRE) 2023 (II) under the various departments and districts of Odisha state. All eligible and interested male and female candidates can apply online at OSSSC official website from 26th October 2023 to till the application last date 30th November 2023 for Combined Recruitment Examination (CRE) 2023 (II).

Interested candidates read the full notification carefully, before applying online.

Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission

Important Dates

  • Registration Start Date: 26-10-2023
  • Registration Last Date: 27-11-2023 (Extend)
  • Form Submission Last Date: 30-11-2023

Application Fee

  • No examination fee is payable for applying for the posts.

Age Limit

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  • Age as on : 01.01.2023
  • Minimum Age: 18 Years
  • Maximum Age: 38 Years
  • (For Age Relaxation See Notification.)

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OSSSC Forest Guard and Other Eligibility Criteria 2023

Forest Guard

The candidate must have passed High School Certificate Examination (10+) from recognized Board or Institution.


The candidate must have passed +2 Science from recognized university, Institution or Board as the case may be with knowledge in basic Computer skills.

Livestock Inspector

The candidate must have passed the +2 Vocational Courses in the field of Animal Husbandry or Dairy or Poultry or Meat or Animal Production or +2 Science and the Gomitra candidates must have passed +2 Science or + 2 Vocational Courses in the allied Animal Husbandry activities with satisfactory performance in Artificial Insemination (A.I.) activities for three years under National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding (NPCBB).

OSSSC Combined Recruitment Exam 2023 Vacancy Details

Post Name Total Post Pay Scale
Forest Guard 1677 Rs.19,900/- Pay Level-4
Forester 316 Rs.25,500/- Pay Level-7
Livestock Inspector 719 Rs.21,700/- Pay Level-5
Grand Total 2712

OSSSC CRE 2023 Physical Standard Test

For Forest Guard/ Forester

Gender Category Height Chest
Male UR/ SEB/ SC 168 cm 81-86 cm
ST 158 cm 81-86 cm
Female UR/ SEBC/ ST/ ST 153 cm X

For Livestock Inspector

Gender Category Height Chest
Male UR/ SEB 5' 2" Unexpanded 30"
SC/ ST 5' Unexpanded 30"
Female All Category 5' X

OSSSC CRE 2 Physical Efficiency Test 2023

Post Name Gender Test Name Remarks/ Qualifying Distance/ Time
Livestock Inspector Male/ Female Cycling The candidate must have knowledge of Cycling
Forester/ Forest Guard Male Walking 25 kms. in 4 hours
Female Walking 16 kms. in 4 hours

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OSSSC Forest Guard Notification 2023

Applications are invited online through the OSSSC website for recruitment to the posts of Livestock Inspector, Forester and Forest Guard in various Establishments under different Departments of Government of Odisha. Candidates from all parts of the state will be eligible to apply. All interested candidates can download recruitment notification in PDF through given link as below:

OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment Summary 2023

Recruitment Agency Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission
Test Name Combined Recruitment Examination (II) 2023
Post Name Forest Guard, Forester and Livestock Inspector
Advertisement No. IIE - 47/ 2023/ 762 (C)/ OSSSC
Application Start Date 26 October 2023
Application Last Date 30 November 2023
Total Post 2712
OSSSC Salary Rs.19,900/- to 25,500/-
Download Notification OSSSC Forest Guard Notification 2023
Apply Online For OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023

OSSSC Forest Guard Selection Process 2023

Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance as per three stages given below:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Physical Test
  3. Documents Verification

OSSSC Forest Guard Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

The Preliminary Examination will consist of one objective type multiple choice paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks, with the following composition:

Paper Subject of Written Test No. of Questions Max. Marks Time
One Paper English 25 25 2 ½ Hours
Odia 25 25
Arithmetic 25 25
General Knowledge 25 25
Computer Knowledge 25 25
General Science 25 25
Total 150 150

Note :

  1. The Written Test shall be of the standard of 10th/ High School Certificate Examination.
  2. In the Written Test, there shall be negative marking @0.50 mark per question for wrong/ multiple answers.
OSSSC Forest Guard Syllabus 2023 Download PDF

OSSSC Forest Guard Salary and Pay Scale 2023

The appointment to the posts shall be made carrying the level of pay as given below in the table.

Sl. No. Post Name Scale of Pay and Pay Matrix Level
1. Livestock Inspector Pay Scale Rs.21,700/-, Pay Matrix Level-5, Cell-1
2. Forester Pay Scale Rs.25,500/-, Pay Matrix Level-7, Cell-1
3. Forest Guard Pay Scale Rs.19,900/-, Pay Matrix Level-4, Cell-1

How To Download OSSSC Forest Guard Admit Card 2023

Provisional admit card, containing intimation about the date, time and venue for the Written Test shall be uploaded in the Commission's website- well ahead of the date of the examination. Each eligible applicant shall have to download his/her admit card by using their User ID & Password before the date of examination by visiting the Commission's website and clicking "Download admit card" option under the Applicant Menu.

OSSSC Forest Guard Exam Date and Center 2023

The Written Test for Combined Recruitment Examination shall be held in all Districts. The date, time and venue of the Written Test will be intimated to the eligible candidates through the admission letters to be issued online in due course from a specific date to be notified in the said website later. The Written Test is likely to be held in the month of February 2024 in all Districts.

OSSSC Forest Guard Result and Selection List 2023

Selection List : District/ Circle/ Division wise provisional select list shall be drawn category wise as per vacancies requisitioned for each post. Allotment will be made on the basis of merit and choice of post and cadre as exercised by the candidates during counselling.

Result : District/ Circle/ Division wise provisional results shall be published in due course in the Commission's website- The results published by the Commission shall remain provisional till acceptance of candidature by the requisitioning authority/ appointing authority.

OSSSC Forest Guard Image Uploading Instructions 2023

  • Full Specimen Signature of the Applicant, scanned in "jpg/ jpeg/ png" format between the ranges of 20Kbs to 50Kbs shall be kept handy for up-loading prior to making Registration/ re-registration for any Post.
  • In addition, they shall keep ready a copy of the recent passport size coloured photograph, scanned in the "jpg/ jpeg/ png" format between the ranges of 20Kbs to 100Kbs for uploading in the Online Application.

How To Apply Online For OSSSC Forest Guard 2023

Applications must be submitted in online mode only through the official website of OSSSC i.e.

  1. Registration - Fresh candidates (New User) who have not registered earlier for any previous recruitment of the Commission shall have to register for the post by clicking on the button, "Apply Online" on the Home page.
  2. Re-registration - Candidates who have already registered earlier (Registered User) for any other post of the Commission and got the User ID have to login and re-register for this post by selecting the "Re-registration" option provided under the Applicant Menu.
  3. It may be reiterated that mere Registration/ Re-registration does not mean complete filing of online Application. Hence the candidates are advised to fill up and submit the online Application as per the guidance of the system after completing the Registration/ Re-registration.
  4. Submission of online Application - After completing the Registration/ Re- registration, they have to login, furnish the data and information in detail as per documents in the appropriate fields as per guidance of the online system to fill up and submit online Application. Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected.

OSSSC Forest Guard Contact Details 2023

  • Helpline Number: 0674-2597149/ 2597152
  • Email:
  • Address: Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission, Block No-3 & 5, Unit-1 Bhubaneswar - 751009.

FAQs : OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023

  • Q.1. What is full form of OSSSC?
  • Ans:- The full form of OSSSC is Odisha Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission.
  • Q.2. What is OSSSC Forest Guard application form last date?
  • Ans:- Last date for submission of online application form is 30th November 2023.
  • Q.3. What is OSSSC Forest Guard exam date?
  • Ans:- OSSSC Forest Guard Written Test shall be conducted in the month of February 2024.
  • Q.4. What is eligibility criteria for OSSSC Forest Guard?
  • Ans:- The candidate must have passed High School Certificate Examination (10+) from recognized Board or Institution.
  • Q.5. What is OSSSC Forest Guard salary and pay scale?
  • Ans:- Pay Scale For Forest Guard is Rs.19,900/-, Forester is Rs.25,500/- and Livestock Inspector is Rs.21,700/-.
  • Q.6. What is OSSSC Forest Guard helpline number?
  • Ans:- Helpline Number are : 0674-2597149/ 2597152.
OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023
OSSSC Forest Guard Recruitment 2023