UPSC Recruitment 2018: Official Notification for Indian Forest Service Examination Released

Published on : 7th February 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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UPSC has released the official notification for Indian Forest Service2018. Candidates can apply online latest by 06 March 2018.

07 February 2018: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released official notification for Indian Forest Service (IFS) examination 2018. Candidates can apply for the same through the official website. Candidates interested in Indian Forest Service (IFS) have to appear in the Civil Service (Preliminary) examination. Qualifying the CSE (Civil Service Examination) Preliminary stage will make them eligible for appearing in the Indian Forest Service (Main) examination 2018.

Candidates willing to appear for both the examinations – Civil Services and Indian Forest Service – can apply through a common application.

Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2018 Calendar

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

07 February 2018

Online application process ends

06 March 2018 (till 06:00 PM)

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Exam 2018 (CSE Preliminary)

03 June 2018

UPSC Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2018: Steps to Apply

  • Go to the official website; https://upsconline.nic.in/
  • Click on the first link “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”
  • Now click on Part I – Registration link and complete the process.
  • When Part I of the registration is complete, move to Part – II. Part II includes fee payment, uploading photograph and signature etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics or a bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Agriculture or Engineering from any recognised university.

Exam Pattern

The Indian Forest Service examination is conducted in two stages – Civil Services Preliminary (objective type) and IFS Main (Written and Interview).

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018

The Indian Forest Service Preliminary exam comprises of two objective type compulsory papers of 400 marks (200 each). The General Studies Paper – II of the Preliminary stage is of qualifying nature. Candidates are required to secure minimum 33% marks in this paper. Each paper will be of 2 hours duration.

Application Fee

Candidates (except Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability) have to pay ₹ 100/- as application fee.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

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