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 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
The UPSC has announced that Civil Services (Preliminary) 2020 examination postponed due to lockdown caused by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). It has not yet announced any new exam date. The sources suggest that the fresh exam date of Prelims will be announced on May 20, 2020.
The UPSC's 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."
Earlier, the UPSC has postponed the notifications of CAPF (AC), Combined Medical Services, NDA & NA (II) and IES/ISS 2020.4 May 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak affected the job sector including Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Commission has postponed several exams and deferred the notices of the Combined Medical Services Examination (CMSE), the Indian Economic Service (IES) and the Indian Statistical Service (ISS), National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA & NA) Examination 2020.
According to the official sources, the UPSC held a meeting and confirmed that they will take the decision on Civil Services 2020 examination after May 3. Aspirants are advised to visit the official website for latest updates.24 April 2020