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 UPSC has postponed the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Preliminary 2020 examination due to Novel Coronavirus. The Civil Services (Prelims) exam 2020 was scheduled on May 31. The new exam date will be released on May 20 after assessing the situation. Explore UPSC Coronavirus latest updates.
The official website reads, "The Civil Services (Prelims) Examination 2020, scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, stands deferred. The decision on the fresh date of the examination will be made available on May 20 after assessing the situation."
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
The UPSC has released the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) marksheet for the Civil Services 2019 examination. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check the marksheet at the official site with their login details.
Aspirants are advised to download the markseet and cross-check the same with the official answer key available on the official site.
The UPSC has conducted the Preliminary exam in May 2019 and Main exam in October 2019. The personality test or interview for the 2019 exam got delayed and held in August 2020 due to COVID pandemic.20 October 2020
The UPSC has released the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Preliminary exam admit card 2020. The registered candidates can visit the official website to download IFS admit card 2020.
Candidates can download their IFS admit card either using their registration number or roll number. One should download the UPSC Civil Services admit card and carry the same to the examination centre.
The Civil Services (Prelims) exam 2020 will be held on October 4. The Commission has also released the list of candidates who have withdrawn their online applications for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020.1 September 2020
The UPSC has released the IFS 2021 Prelims and Mains exam date. The UPSC Calendar was released for the list of examinations or recruitment tests to be conducted in 2021.
The official notice reads, "The dates of notification, commencement and duration of Examinations/ RTs are liable to alteration, if the circumstances so warrant."
Candidates who are aspiring for the exams can visit the official site to download the UPSC Calendar 2021. It has released the exam dates for other examinations such as IAS, NDA, CDS, IES, IFS and Engineering Services.28 August 2020
The UPSC has released the final result of Civil Services Examination 2019. The Commission has released the IFS Final result 2019. It has recommended a total of 829 candidates for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and Civil Services Group A and B. Aspirants can check the UPSC final result 2020 here.
The Commission has also released the category-wise result along with provisional and withheld. Pradeep Singh topped the Civil Services Examination 2019. He is followed by Jatin Kishore and Pratibha Verma.4 August 2020
The UPSC has released the new exam date of Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination. The Indian Foreign Service (Prelims) will be held on October 4, 2020. The admit card will be released at least two weeks before the exam date.
Earlier, the Commission held a meeting on June 5 and released the revised programme of examination/ recruitment tests 2020. The Commission has also announced the new exam dates for Civil Services (Mains) Examination 2020.
Around 9 lakh candidates to appear for the Prelims exam. The UPSC has postponed the exams due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.5 June 2020