IFS 2019 Main Exam e-Admit card
The Union Public Service Commission will issue the IFS Main 2018 admit card in November 2018 i.e. one month before the exam. The Commission will not send hard copy of admit card to the postal address of candidates. They can only download the admit card from the "Admit Card" page of the official website of UPSC upsc.gov.in. To download the IFS e-Admit card candidates are required to enter their ‘Application number’ and ‘Date of Birth’. The admit card carries the roll number, date of exam, the centre of exam, name, and address of the candidate. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without the admit card candidate cannot be allowed to take up the IFS Main exam.
IFS 2019 Exam Result (Prel. & Main)
The result of the IFS Exam comes in various stages. First, comes the Preliminary exam result and after that the Main exam result. Qualifiers of the Preliminary exam will get a chance to sit and appear for Main Exam which will be conducted on December 1, 2019.
UPSC IFS Personality Test/ Interview 2019 –
Candidates, who clear the Mains exam, are selected for the next stage of the selection procedure, i.e. the Personality Test. This stage of the exam carries 250 marks. Candidates are tested for their overall personality orientation, which covers their dressing style, communication skills, the presence of mind, listening skills etc. In addition to this, the board of qualified and unbiased observers checks their problem-solving and decision-making skills, leadership qualities, etc.
Note: The UPSC IFS interview schedule is here, and as per the schedule the personality test is all set to be held on 10th February 2020 to 14th February 2020 in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi. Candidates who wish to appear for the interview round can download the admit cards for the personality test from 24th January 2020 onwards.
Candidates are advised to dress formally on the day of the interview and use formal words while being interviewed by the panel of interviewers. They should not use slangs or any informal words. While answering the questions, they should speak moderately and avoid bluffing. The marks scored during an interview by the candidates play a crucial role in determining their overall selection in the Indian Forest Service exam.
IFS Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
UPSC conducts the IFS exam for recruitment in the Indian Forest Services. Here are the answers to the frequently asked questions related to the IFS 2019 exam.
Q. What is the date of IFS (Indian Forest Service) 2019 Pre Exam?
The 2019 Prelims exam for IFS is scheduled to be held on June 2, 2019.
Q. What is the date of IFS 2019 Main Exam?
The Main exam will be held on December 1, 2019.
Q. When can one get the application form for the IFS exam 2019?
Candidate can get the Application form for IFS 2019 from February 19, 2019 to March 18, 2019.
Q. How many stages are there for the Indian Forest Service Exam?
There are 3 stages. The Preliminary exam, the Main exam and the Personality test or the Interview stage.
Q. How many papers are there in the Preliminary exam of the IFS?
The Preliminary stage of the IFS exam has two papers:
- Paper-1 - General Studies
- Paper-2 - CSAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test)
Q. What is the question pattern of IFS Preliminary exam?
It is mainly objective type in nature.
Q. Is there any scheme of negative marking in the IFS Preliminary Exam?
Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking in the IFS exam. For every incorrect answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted.
Q. What is the question pattern of the Mains exam of IFS?
The Mains exam is a descriptive or summative type.
Q. What is the age limit for the 2019 UPSC IFS Exam?
The candidate should be between the age group of 21 years to 32 years.
Q. What should be the educational qualification for the IFS Exam?
The candidate should have done a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or institution.
Q. IFS exam Interview is conducted for how many marks?
The personality test or interview is the final stage of the IFS officer selection process, and it carries 250 marks.
Q. What is the Application fee for the IFS 2019 Exam?
The candidate should pay ₹100 as the Application fee for the IFS Exam. However, the reserved category candidate SC/ST/PH and the Female candidate are exempted from paying any application fee for the exam.