Union Public Service Commission – UPSC
Indian Forest Service Exam IFS 2016
Notice No: 09/2016-IFoS
The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2016 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2016 which will be held on 7th August 2016. Interested candidates can apply online through www.upsconline.nic.in from 23.04.2016 to 20.05.2016. The IFS 2016 detailed notification is available now on UPSC official website www.upsc.gov.in.
Candidates should note that the government has changed the pattern of Indian Forests Service Examination from the examination years 2013 by introducing a component of screening mechanism through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. All the candidates applying for Indian Forests Service Examination are therefore required to appear in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and qualify the same for going to The Second Stage of Indian Forests Services Main Examination (Written Exam & Interview).
Post: Indian Forest Service
Age Limit: 21 to 32 years as on 01.08.2016 (Age Relaxation is applicable)
Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering from recognized Universities or its equivalent qualification.
No. of attempts: 6 attempts (For OBC candidates – 9 attempts & For SC/ ST- Not applicable)
UPSC Indian Forest Service IFS 2016 Selection Process
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type)
(ii) Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview)
Application Fee: Rs.100/- & For Female/SC/ST/PH candidates – No Fee
How to Apply: candidates desirous of applying for Indian forest service examination as well as for the Civil services examination can apply online only at www.upsconline.nic.in from 23.04.2016 to 20.05.2016 through a common online application form subject to meeting the requisite eligibility criteria by them.
Apply online for UPSC Indian Forest Service 2016 @ www.upsconline.nic.in
Last Date for Submission of Applications: 20th May 2016
UPSC IFS 2016 Admit Cards: The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate about three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.
For more details about UPSC Indian Forest Service IFS 2016 Examination refer to detailed notification.