IFS Application Form 2018 UPSC Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Exam Notification @upsc.gov.in Imp Dates

By upsc February 3, 2017 14:26

IFS Application Form

UPSC has just released Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Exam Notification for the eligible job seekers. So candidates who want to apply against this notification shall fill IFS Application Form from the official website of union public service commission through online mode before its closing date that is 06/03/2018. Candidates can check important dates related to IFS preliminary examination/main examination from this single page.

Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Exam on 03/06/2018 and Mains Examination on 02/12/2018. So candidates who want to take part in these examinations must grab this opportunity. For more information regarding IFS Application Form 2018 candidate may scroll down this page which is well structured by the team of indguru.com.

IFS Application Form

IFS Eligibility Criteria


Candidates who are going to apply against IFS Notification, they need to fulfill Nationality requirements. Have a look!! Applying contenders must be a  resident of India, a subject of Bhutan/Nepal, Tibetan refugees came in India earlier than 1 January 1962 for settling here permanently, PIO category candidates who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Educational Qualification: 

Individuals who have decided to apply for UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Notification also need to determine educational qualification norms!! See here!! Appliers should have posses Graduation Degree from a recognized state or central university or institution with good academic records with one the below given subjects such as:

  • Agriculture, Forestry
  • Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Geology, Physics, Engineering
  • Zoology , Statistics

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Age Limits:

Lower age limit of candidates applying for www.upsc.gov.in Notification must be 21 years and upper age limit should be 32 years. Reservations in age will be allowed to aspirants that belong to the reserved categories such as SC/ST and OBC. Five years relaxation will be given to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Category applicants and by three years to Other Backward Classes.

Number of Attempts: 

Those who fulfill the eligibility criteria can apply against Indian Forest Service Examination six times.

UPSC IFS Application Fee

Contenders who have decided to apply against Indian Forest Service Exam are required to remit an amount of Rs.100/- towards application fee while filling IFS Application Form. However, reserved category applicants such as Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Category, Other Backward Classes, Female /Physically Handicapped candidates are exempted from paying application fee. Payment of application fee can be deposited in cash at any branch of SBI. Applying individuals can also remit fee using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or through online mode via Debit Card/ Visa /Credit Card while filling IFS Application Form.

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UPSC IFS Exam Pattern

Candidates who are going to appear in Indian Forest Service Examination must be looking for IFS Exam Pattern. So, contenders for your ease we have brought detailed info about exam. As exam pattern and IFS Exam Syllabus, helps in scoring good marks. Have a look!!! Exam will be organized in two phases such as Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) and Indian Forest Service Examination (Main).

Preliminary Examination

Firstly, individuals are required to appear for Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) on 03/06/2018. Question paper will be of objective in nature having multiple choice question answers. Preliminary examination will further divided into two exams of 200 marks each. Question paper will set in English and Hindi language. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers, as 1/3 marks will get deducted for wrong response.

Main Examination

Those who qualify Prelims become eligible for UPSC IFS Main Exam which is scheduled to be held on 02/12/2018. There are about six papers and all papers are required to be answered in English only. Paper I will consist of General English having 300 marks whereas Paper II will be of General Knowledge carrying 300 marks. However, in Papers III, IV, V and VI contenders need to choose any two subjects from below given list of optional subjects.

Paper IGeneral English (300 Marks)
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge (300 Marks)
Papers III, IV, V and VIApplicants are required to select two subjects front the list of optional subjects(200 Marks)

Optional Subjects
: Zoology, Statistics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture.

Get Here:

IFS Pre Exam Centers
AgartalaGayaNavi Mumbai
AgraGhaziabadPanaji (Goa)
AhmedabadGurgaonPort Blair

Selection Process:

Candidates applying for Indian forest service shall first have to fill online application form. Then selection panel will shortlist candidates on the basis of their academic records. After that candidates who get shortlisted through screening of application forms then will be called for preliminary examination on 03/06/2018. Candidates going to appear for preliminary examination shall download their admit cards from the official website as without hall ticket no one is allowed to enter into examination hall. After that candidates have to appear for Mains Examination on 02/12/2018. Candidates who will be selected through mains examination then will be called for personal interview on scheduled date. After that candidates will be selected from personal interview for document verification process. Final selection of the candidate is based on his/her overall performance.

Personality Test/Interview

Individuals who are able to qualify Preliminary as well as Main Examination need to appear for further process that includes personality test/interview. Personality test/interview will be of 300 marks.

Steps to fill IFS Application Form

By going through these steps mentioned here, you can fill IFS Application Form easily. First of all, you are required to visit official site of Union Public Service Commission which is www.upsc.gov.in Home Page will appear in front of you. At right side of page, tap on “What’s New” section. Now, press on “View All” link given there. Again, a new page will appear with many notifications. You have to press on “INDIAN FOREST SEREVICE (PREL) EXAM 2018. Now, tap on PDF link given there. Read the notification carefully containing all details and instructions. After reading it, you have to come back on previous page and search for apply online link and press on that. Now, fill www.upsc.gov.in Online Application Form with correct details. Upload required documents, signature and photograph, as per specifications. Check dully filled www.upsc.gov.in Application Form one more time. At last, press on “Submit” button so as to get successfully registered. Take a hard copy of submitted IFS Application Form for future reference.

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UPSC IFS Admit Card 2018

Applicants who are desirous to appear in UPSC IFS Exam must have Admit card. Without UPSC IFS Admit Card, you are not allowed to enter in exam hall. You can get it downloaded by going through official site of UPSC which is upsc.gov.in. It consists of applicant name, examination centre, address and other details.

UPSC IFS Result 2018

Those who get qualified in UPSC IFS Prelims have to appear in UPSC IFS Main Exam which is going to be held on 02/12/2018. After that, UPSC IFS will announce Indian Forest Service examination Result. You can check your Result by keeping in touch with our web portal.

Thing You Should Put an Eye: 

Before filling, IFS Application Form aspirants should be ready with his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and should not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.

Dates to be remembered

Deadline to submit the application form06/03/2018
Examination Date (Pre)03/06/2018
Examination date (Main)02/12/2018

Important Note

  • All the Question Paper will be set in English language. You are required to answer all the questions in English language.
  • Time Duration for each of the Exam is 3 Hours

Key Note:

To obtain more information regarding IFS Application Form 2018 candidates may go through this Official Link. Candidates can also bookmark this web portal by tapping CTRL+D.

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