Details of the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination - UPSC Exam
Indian Forest Service (IFS) offers a highly challenging and rewarding career. The maintenance of the natural resources of the country is very essential for a balanced all round development of the country. Maintenance of forests is so important for maintaining the ecological balance that the Indian Forest Service has been set up for this very purpose. The Indian Forest Service Officers (IFS), who are recruited through UPSC by the Central Government, play a very crucial role in the management and supervision of the country's forest reserves and wild life.
Notification of exam will be published in the month of February/March every year
Exam will be conducted in the month of July
Candidates can avail the application form from any of the Post office on payment.
Candidates must apply to the following address
UPSC, Dholpur House,
New Delhi- 110069.
Age should be 21-30 years on 1st July of the year of the examination.
Certain categories have age relaxation.
Degree from a recognized university with Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science/Botany/Chemistry/Geology/Mathematics/Physics/Statistics/Zoology
Degree in Agriculture/Forestry/Engineering from a recognized university
Candidates those who are appearing for the degree examination are also eligible.
General English - 300 marks
General Knowledge - 300 marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI
Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers - 200 marks
Agriculture or Agriculture Engineering
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Agriculture and Agriculture Engineering
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Chemical and Chemical Engineering
Mathematics and Statistics
Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - not more than one subject
Shortlisted candidates shall be called for interview in the order of their ranking as per the marks obtained by them in the objective test.