The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a notification for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2015. The Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2015 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015. The candidates eligible for the post can apply on or before 19 June 2015.
Important Date for UPSC IFS Exam 2015
- Opening Date for Registration: 23 May 2015
- Closing Date for Registration: 19 June 2015
- Date of Examination (Prelims) : 23 August 2015
- IFS Main Exam: 21 November, 2015
- Nationality: The candidate must be either:
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or
(e) a person of Indian origin 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.
- Educational Qualification
The candidate must have a Bachelor degree with at least one of these subjects 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 Limit
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2015, i.e. He/She must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1983 and not later than 1st August, 1994.
The upper age limit relaxations given below.
(a) The 5 years Age relaxable for SC, ST’S candidates.
(b) The 3 years Age relaxable for OBC candidates.
(c) Age relaxable for 3 years in case of defence services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area.
(d) 5 years Age relax able for Ex-service men including commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of a assignment of 5 years military service .(As the date given in advt)
(e) 5 years age relaxable in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of military service. (As the date given based in advt).
(f) Ten years Age relaxation for blind, deaf, deaf, mute and orthopaedically handicapped candidates.
(g) 5 years age relaxable if a candidate had ordinary been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January (As the date given based on Advt).
From last 3 years the exam pattern has changed. A new component of screening mechanism through civil services (IAS)(preliminary) examination has been added. It means If you are applying for indian forests service(IFS) examination, then you will have to appear in the civil services (IAS) (preliminary) examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of indian forests services main examination (written and interview).
Number of Attempts
Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in case of scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribes (ST) category candidates who are otherwise eligible. Number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), who are otherwise eligible, is nine.
How to Apply
- Eligible and interested candidates can apply online on the UPSC website on or before 19 June 2015.
- The candidates are required to appear in the civil services (IAS) (preliminary) examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of UPSC IFS Exam 2015.
For more details check out the Download Detailed Notification