UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application form

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UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 Notification out, Apply for 110 IFS Officers Posts

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the application forms for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2021 for Recruitment to 110 IFS Officers Posts. Candidates applying for Indian Forest Service Examination should note that they are required to appear in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview).
Candidates can apply online from 04th March 2021 till 24th March 2021. Read on for more details on UPSC IFS Exam 2021.

Indian Forest Service 2021 Important Dates

Events

Dates

Date of notification

04th March 2021

Last date to apply

24th March 2021

Dates for withdrawing of online Applications

31st Mar to 06th Apr 2021

Date of Exam (Civil Services Preliminary)

27th June 2021

Date of Exam (Mains)

November 2021

Preliminary Result

August 2021

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2021

A candidate must either be:

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or;
  • 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

Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate must hold a 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 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 under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission 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)

 

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 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 Exam 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

Selection Process

  • Selection procedure of Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 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 the Mains Exam followed by personal interview for final selection.

UPSC IFS 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates applying for Indian Forest Service Exam are required to appear in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2021 and qualify the same for going to the second stage of Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam 2021 (Written and Interview).

Preliminary Exam

Paper

Total Ques.

Marks

Time Duration

Paper 1 General Studies

100

200

2 Hours

Paper 2:  GS (CSAT)

80

200

2 Hours

Mains Exam

No. of Paper

6

Language

English only

Total Marks

300

 

 

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website