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IFS Notification 2017 UPSC Indian Forest Service Application, Exam Date

IFS Notification

Want to Know? Some Kind of Changes are done in IFS Notification!!! Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam / UPSC Civil Service Exam. So, UPSC has invited online application form for candidates who want to appear in IFS Exam. Candidates who fulfill all eligibility criteria are required to fill the IFS Application Form through online mode and submit it on or before the last date that is 17th March 2017. To obtain more info on IFS Notification 2017, procedure for Application, Exam Date etc, check below section.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted Indian Forest Service Main Examination which lasts from 12/11/2016 to 23/11/2016.Keen applicants who have appeared in this UPSC Mains Exam must check their Indian Forest Service Exam Result through this page. Contenders who successfully qualify this IFS Main Examination and cut off will be eligible to attend the personality test conducted on 27/02/2016.

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This Page Includes?

IFS Eligibility Criteria IFS Age Limit
IFS Selection Process Steps to fill UPSC IFS Online Application Form
IFS Important Dates Application Fee
Exam Pattern Examination Centers

This Exam is considers as a challenging entrance exam, where candidate need to put their full efforts in doing good preparation. Indian Forest Service Examination consists in two stages i.e., Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination & and Indian Forest Service Examination (Main) Examination. Numerous of candidates will participate in UPSC IFS Exam to become a part of UPSC.

IFS Notification

UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility Criteria:


Candidates, who are going to apply for UPSC IFS Exam must be either:-

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who arrive over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the purpose of undyingly settling in India or
  • An Individual of Indian origin (PIO) who has roamed from Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Pakistan, Burma, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam with the intent of eternally settling in India.
  • Provided that an applicant belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be an individual in whose favour a official document of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

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IFS Educational Qualification:

Those candidates are going to appear for UPSC IFS, should have done Degree of Graduation in relevant disciplines such as Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ Zoology/ Agriculture/ Forestry/ Engineering with minimum percentage of marks from a recognized university or institute.


Graduation 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.

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Age Restrictions:

  • The age of participating candidates should not be more than 32 years and should not be less than 21 years
  • Age Relaxation will be applicable to reserved category candidates as per the rules & regulations of govt. of India.
  • Aspirants, who categorized under SC/ST will be given 5 years relaxation and OBC applicants will be given 3 years relaxation as on 1st August 2015.

Application Fee:

Applicants, who are going to fill UPSC IFS Application Form, have to deposit an amount of application fee of Rs. 100/- through any State Bank of India branch by hard cash or by using net banking or any other manner of online imbursement for IFS exam. There is no fee for reserved category candidates (SC/ ST/ OBC), physically handicapped and female candidates.

Must Read: How to Deposit Fee Online Through Debit/ Credit Card

Manner of Enrollment:

Enrollment of the applicants will be based on the basis of their appearance in Preliminary and Mains written examination which will be conducted by the recruitment panel of the organization.

The both exam will be multiple choice type. After appearing in exam, selected applicants will be called for personal interview. Final selection of the applicants will be done on the basis of their performance in personal interview, organized by the selection panel of organization.

Check Here: IFS Exam Pattern

UPSC IFS Exam Pattern / UPSC SYllabus

Preliminary Examination:

  • There are two types of obligatory papers.
  • First paper will be objective type and second paper will be evocative type.
  • Every paper will contain 200 marks and the duration of the exam will be 2 hours.
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer & 0.33 marks will be deducted. Note that there will b e no penalty for blank question.

Main Examination:

This is focal exam to qualify for IFS 2017. There are six papers which will be conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission):-

Paper I General English 300 Marks
Paper II General Knowledge 300 Marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI Each paper will be sub divided in two parts that is part-A & part –B. Each section of exam enclose with 8 questions in which 5 questions are attempted mandatory. 200 marks for each paper

Must Check: Indian Forest Services Exam Books

List of discretionary subjects of IFS Exam Syllabus for main examination:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistr
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

May Check: IFS Syllabus

Centers for Preliminary Examination:

Agartala Gaya Navi Mumbai
Agra Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa)
Ajmer Gorakhpur Patna
Ahmedabad Gurgaon Port Blair
Aizwal Gwalior Puducherry
Aligarh Hyderabad Pune
Allahabad Imphal Raipur
Ananthapuru Indore Rajkot
Aurangabad Itanagar Ranchi
Bengaluru Jabalpur Sambalpur
Barielly Jaipur Shillong
Bhopal Jammu Shimla
Bilaspur Jodhpur Siliguri
Chandigarh Jorhat Srinagar
Chennai Kochi Thane
Coimbatore Kohima Thiruvanathapuram
Cuttack Kolkatta Tiruchirapalli
Dehradun Kozhikode Tirupati
Delhi Lucknow Udaipur
Dharwar Ludhiana Varanasi
Dispur Madurai Vellore
Faridabad Mumbai Vijaywada
Gangtok Mysuru Vishakhapatnam
Gautambuddhnagar Nagpur Warangal

Indian Forest Service Exam Notification: Download PDF

Centres for Main Examination Centres:

Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Dispur (Guwahati), Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Port Blair and Shimla

How to Apply for UPSC IFS Exam Notification?

  • First of all, applicants, who are going to apply for UPSC IFS Exam, need to fill IFS Exam Application Form by visiting the official website of Union Public Service Commission that is
  • After visiting the official site, have to choose “Notification – Indian Forest Service Examination, 2017” link which is mentioned in the section of “What’s New” shown at the right side of the homepage.
  • Now, need to go the UPSC home page or select “UPSC ONLINE APPLICATIONS” link mentioned at the left side of the homepage and hit on “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC” link.
  • Then, press Part-I Registration and fill all the required details and upload the photographs and signature.
  • When completing Part-I Registration, apply for Part-II Registration and fill the online application form with complete details in correct manner.
  • After filling the form, need to upload the passport size photograph and need to upload their signature on the provided space in application form.
  • After completing of all process, press “Submit” button for the final submission of it.
  • At last, take a print out of it for future reference.

Do you know: How to Fill Online Application Form?

Important Dates for IFS Notification:

Sl. No. Exam Events Tentative Date
1. Date for issue of IFS notification and application form 22/02/2017
2. Deadline to submit the application form 17/03/2017
3. Examination Date (Pre) 18/June/2017
4. Examination date (Main) December 2017


Applicants need to check Official Notification Link to gain information related to IFS Notification 2017. If you want to get latest information direct in your mail box, you may subscribe our mail service. Keep visiting with our web portal for obtaining updates time to time.

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UPSC Interview Questions and Answers UPSC Calendar
UPSC Exam Pattern UPSC Exam List

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  2. I am a student of ,In Environmental Science (HonS) . If I’m eligable for IFS Exam.

  3. prashant bhalchandra kohok

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  18. My DOB is 15/07/1997…n I have competed graduation in 2016 bsc (ZBC) …m I eligible for this exam??????

    • Dear Ranjana Yadav,
      Candidates applying for UPSC IFS, should have done Degree of Graduation in relevant disciplines such as Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Statistics/ Zoology/ Agriculture/ Forestry/ Engineering with minimum percentage of marks from a recognized university or institute .

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  20. sir on this march 8 I will be at 20 .can I attend ifs exam now?

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