The Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment officers at the All India level by the Government of India for the scientific management of its forests.
IFS one of the three All India Services. The exam is conducted for recruitment to forestry services of India. The other two All India Services being Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).
Indian Forest Service is one of the Civil Services of India and belongs to the apex All India Services group. IFS services are placed under various State cadres and joint cadres though they have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments.
The main mandate of IFS service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance.
An IFS officer is largely independent of district administration and exercises administrative, judicial and financial powers in their own domain. All top positions in state forest department are held by IFS officers.
The result of the IFS Prelims exam has been announced on July 14, 2018, for candidates who have qualified for the IFS Main 2018 examination. On the basis of screening test held through the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 on June 3, 2018, the candidates have qualified for Indian Forest Service (Main) 2018 examination. Click here to know the list of candidates who have qualified for IFS Main 2018 exam.
The IFS Main exam will start from December 02, 2018, and it will end on December 10, 2018. Candidates who have qualified are advised to fill the DAF-IFoS application in the UPSC official website and have to pay the prescribed fee through online.
Admit Card of the Main Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s website 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination. Click here to know more about the IFS Main 2018 Exam Timetable.
The UPSC has released the tentative dates of Indian Forest Service Prelims & Main 2019 examination. The UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam 2019 will take place on June 2, 2019, Whereas the IFS Main exam will be held on start from December 01, 2019.
The online registration process will start from February 19, 2019, and it will end on March 18, 2019. The applicant has to submit the application form through online mode only, but there is no offline mode. Click here to know the important dates of the IFS 2019 Exam.
A candidate must be
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Age of a candidate should be minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years on 1st July of the year of examination. While the upper age limit will be relaxable in the following cases:
(Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month's notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment)
Cumulative Age relaxation:
The maximum number of attempts restricted for candidates are as follows:
Appearing for one or more papers of examination will be counted as an attempt at the examination even if the candidate failed to qualify for the selection.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Main Examination 2018. Candidates who are shortlisted for the main examination can download the admit cards from the official website of UPSC. One can download the admit card till December 10, 2018.
The UPSC IFS Main exam will be held between December 2 and 10, 2018. The examination will be conducted in two sessions, namely, forenoon session (9 am to 12 pm) and afternoon session (2 pm to 5 pm). The candidates are shortlisted for the main examination after the preliminary examination which was conducted on June 3, 2018.
The main examination will be held in major cities in the country. The number of IFS vacancies are approximately 110. The main exam consists of six papers which will carry a total of 800 marks. The general English, general knowledge will carry 300 marks each. To know more about the IFS Main exam pattern, click here.13 November 2018
The IFS Main exam will start from December 02, 2018, and it will end on December 12, 2018. The examination will be held in two sessions from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
All the question papers for this examination will be essay type with a time duration of three hours for each paper. A candidate must write the papers in his/her own hand. However, Low Vision candidates with the minimum of 40% impairment will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe.
Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus and exam pattern to tackle this examination. Click here to know more about the IFS Main 2018 Exam Pattern.
The Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2017 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Interested candidates can now register themselves now. Click here to know the details.11 September 2017
In the UPSC IFS exams, 110 candidates have successfully cleared the examination. The UPSC IFS examination as held in November (2016) followed by personality test in February-March, 2017. For further information and to view your results, click here.22 March 2017