UPSC has announced the notification for Indian Forest Service Examination 2016. According to notification last date to apply online is 27th may and the the advertisement is published with number 09/2016 issued in this regard. The combined competitive exam will be conducted during the month of July/August (on 7th Aug,2016). View full details like eligibility criteria, selection procedure, age limit etc below.
27th April, 2016
27th May, 2016 Till 11.59PM
26th May, 2016
Application Fee Payment Last Date by Cash
27th May, 2016
Application Fee Payment Last Date Online
7th Aug, 2016
Preliminary Written Exam
The age limit as prescribed by UPSC in the previous official notification for Indian Forest Service Exam is 21 to 32 years as on 1st August 2016. The upper age limit relaxation will also be applicable as per the Government reservation rules.
Minimum Education Qualification:
As you all know the graduation/bachelor’s degree is required to apply for UPSC IFS exam. But you should also know that the bachelor’s degree must be cleared with one of the subjects named Animal Husbandry, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering etc.
Number of Attempts:
There are very much important to mention that you have not unlimited attempts to apply for the UPSC IFS exams. The candidates who belong to general categories only have 6 attempts to apply for IFS exam. The schedules caste’s category have unlimited attempts to apply. If you belong to OBC category then you can apply only for 9 times. (as per the new notification 2015).
There are some physical standards as prescribed in the Official notification by UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination. So you have to fit according to those particular standards. It has very detail rules and regulation. So you can refer notification to read more about physical standards.
Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card.
IFS Exam Pattern and Selection Procedure:
Indian Forest Service Examination consist of two stages i.e. preliminary and main exam. The civil services (preliminary) examination (objective type) will be held for the screening and selection of the candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. After passing preliminary exam you will go through Indian Forest Service (Main Examination which consists written test and interview.
(i) Preliminary Examination: The exam will have two papers, which are compulsory, and having 200 marks each. The duration of each paper will be of 2 hours. Extra time of 20 minutes will be available for blind candidates.
(ii) Main Examination: The following papers will be held for the Main IFS Exam.
Paper I -> General English -> 300 marks
Paper II -> General Knowledge -> 300 marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers. -> 200 marks each
(iii) Interview for Personality Test: 300 marks
List of optional subjects :
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects:
- Agricultural and Agricultural Engineering
- Agricultural and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
- Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
- Mathematics and Statistics.
- Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject;
Note: For the standard and syllabi of the subjects mentioned above see details in the Notification published in the Employment News from time to time.
- All the question papers for the examination are of conventional (essay) type.
- All Question Papers must be answered in English.
- The duration of each of the papers referred to above is three hours.
All applications must apply Online from 28/04/2015 to 27/05/2016 only upto 11.59 PM. at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php. Details of the examination and instructions are available at UPSC Online website at Guidelines to the Candidates --> http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php
Candidates can obtain details of the examination and can get information about registration of their applications, venues of the examination and syllabus etc at the website of the UPSC at