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UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2020 Notification, Dates, Eligibility, Application

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the application forms for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2020 for recruitment to 90 post of IFS Officers. Candidates can apply online from 12th February 2020 till 3rd March 2020. Read on for more details on UPSC IFS Exam 2020.

 

UPSC IFS Exam 2020 Important Dates

Date of notification

12th February 2020

Last date to apply

03rd March 2020

Date of exam (Civil Services Preliminary)

31st May 2020

Date of exam (Mains)

22nd Nov 2020

 

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC IFS Exam 2020

A candidate must either be:

(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or;
(e) A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India

 

Qualification:

Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science,
Botany,
Chemistry,
Geology,
Mathematics,
Physics,
Statistics and
Zoology
or
a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry
or
in Engineering of any of universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university u/s 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

 

Age Criteria:

Minimum age

21 years

Maximum age

32 years

Age relaxation is as follows

OBC

3 years

SC & ST

5 years

PWD

10 years

 

Number of Attempts

General

6

EWS

6

OBC

9

SC & ST

Till the age limit

PWD

9 (OBC),  SC/ST (Till the age limit)

 

Selection Process

Selection procedure of Indian Forest services exam 2020 will be done in three stages - Preliminary Exam (MCQ type), Mains Exam (descriptive type) and Personal Interview.

Qualified candidates of preliminary examination will be called for Mains Exam followed by personal interview for final selection.

 

UPSC IFS Exam 2020 Pattern

Candidates applying for Indian Forest Service Examination are required to appear in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2020 and qualify the same for going to the second stage of Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2020 (Written and Interview).

 

Also see: UPSC IAS Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2020

 

Preliminary Exam

Paper

Total Ques.

Marks

Time Duration

Paper 1 General Studies

100

200

2 Hours

Paper 2:  GS (CSAT)

80

200

2 Hours

 

UPSC IFS Mains Exam

No. of Paper

6

Language

English only

Total Marks

300

 

UPSC IFS Exam 2020 Application Process

Candidates are required to apply online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in for Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam, which will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam.

Candidates who wish to apply for Civil Services Examination also, [subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions] have to apply once by appropriately indicating in the online application form that they intend to appear for both the Indian Forest Service Exam and the Civil Services Examination

 

Application Fee:

GEN/OBC

Rs 100

SC/ST/PH/Women

Nil

 

For complete details, click here

 

To apply online, visit the official website