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IFS Eligibility Criteria 2018 UPSC Forest Service Exam Age, Qualification

IFS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying against Indian Forest Service Examination, aspirants need to match the IFS Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility Criteria includes some important things like educational qualification, age limit, number of attempts, physical standards and nationality.

For the convenience of candidates, we are providing the whole Indian Forest Service Exam Eligibility Criteria on this web page. Only those aspirants who fulfill the eligibility requirements can attend the UPSC Forest Service Exam.

Important things that you should know:

To select skilled and capable aspirants for vacant posts, the organization conducts pre/ mains exam/ personality test. After that, the final selection will be made by Union Public Service Commission.

The complete IFS Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below by the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com, take a look and get details about required age limit, educational qualification, physical standards etc.

IFS Eligibility Criteria

Indian Forest Service Eligibility Criteria


  • a Citizen of India
  • a Subject of Nepal
  • a Subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention to permanently settle down in India
  • Candidates of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the purpose to permanently settle down in India.
  • In case if certificate of eligibility is essential for categories A, B, C, D and E in their favour certificate of eligibility has been issued by the government of India

Get Complete Detailed: IFS Notification

IFS Educational Qualification:

Willing candidate should have a graduation degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering.

IFS Age Limit:

Those individuals who are belonging to the age group of 21-32 years as on 01-08-2018 can attend the UPSC Forest Service Exam (must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1986 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Category Relaxation
SC/ ST05 years
OBC03 years
Defence Services personnel disabled03 years
Ex-servicemen05 years
ECOs/SSCOs05 years
Aspirants with Low Vision, Hearing Impaired and Locomotor disability10 years

Check Now: IFS Officer Salary Structure

No. of Attempts for UPSC IFS Examination:

  • Every individual can attempt the Indian Forest Service Examination 6 times. But it is different for some reserved categories.
  • The complete details about the number of attempts that an aspirant can take for attending the Union Public Service Commission Forest Service Exam are mentioned in the below table.
CategoryNo. of Attempts
General06 times
Other Backwards Castes (OBC)09 time
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)Till the Upper Age limit
Physically disabled candidates (Blind, Deaf-Mute, Orthopedic)General /OBC Candidates= 09 times
For SC/ST Candidates= Unlimited till age limit
Jammu & Kashmir DomicileUp to the Upper Age limit
Disabled servicemen disabled from dutyUp to the Upper Age limit

IFS Physical Standards:

An aspirant who wants to apply against IFS Exam must be physically fit. He should have clear eye vision and balanced weight according to his height.

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  1. I wear spectacles. I’m i eligible for appearing in ifs. Is there any other physical standards like height

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