The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service under Group A and Group B. It is one of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India.
The members of the IFS represent the country in the international territory. The IFS is unlike other civil services as it deals with the country's external affairs like diplomacy, trade and cultural relations.
The IFS is responsible for framing the Government's foreign policies and management of Indian missions abroad.
The nationality of a candidate must be either of the following:
Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
Candidate should hold a degree from any of the recognised universities or must have an equivalent qualification
Relaxable age limit is as follows:
The maximum number of attempts is as follows:
IFS officers deal with diplomacy, trade and cultural relations of the country