UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination – UPSC IFS 2013 Educational Qualifications

UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination – UPSC IFS 2013 Educational Qualifications

Minimum Educational Qualifications for IFS Exam 2013 :

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s 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 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 possesses an equivalent qualification.

Note I :

Candidates who have appeared at an examination for Indian Forest Service 2013 the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Union Public Service Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the IFS Exam results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Indian Forest Service Preliminary examination.

All candidates who are declared qualified by the Union Public Service Commission for taking the Indian Forest Service ( Main ) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application form for Indian Forest Service Main Exam 2013. The applications for the Indian Forest Service Main Examination 2013 will be called sometime in the month of August, 2013 through on-line mode.

Note II :

In addition, the candidates who possess qualification equivalent to those specified in Rule 7 will be required to produce a certificate from University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 clarifying that the degree is at par with the Bachelor’s degree specified in Rule 7 along with their application for the Indian Forest Service Main Examination failing which such candidate will not be admitted to the IFS Main Examination.

Note III : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he / she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Union Public Service Commission justifies his / her admission to the IFS examination.

Number of attempts :

Every candidate appearing at the IFS Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the Indian Forest Service examination.

The restriction is effective from the IFS examination held in 1984.

Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.

Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be seven.

Provided further that a physically handicapped will get as many attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a physically handicapped candidates belonging to the General Category shall be eligible for seven attempts. The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

Note 1 :

  1. An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Examination.
  2. If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in the Preliminary Examination, as a candidate for the Indian Forest Service ( Main ) Examination, he / she shall be deemed to have made an attempt at the Examination.
  3. Notwithstanding the disqualification / cancellation of candidature, the fact of appearance of the candidate at the examination for IFS 2013 will count as an attempt.

Physical Standards for IFS Exam 2013 :

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Indian Forest Service Examination, 2013 as per regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2013 published in Gazette of India dated 5th March, 2013.

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UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination – UPSC IFS 2013 Educational Qualifications

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64 Responses to “UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination – UPSC IFS 2013 Educational Qualifications”

  1. SOURAV JYOTI GOHAIN January 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm # Reply

    Sir, i would like 2 ask u quetion regarding the eligibility critiria. As i m persuing my bechelor’s degree in biotechnology from bangalore university. Genetics,Biochemistry and biotechnology are my subjects in BSc. Am i eligible to sit in the IFS EXAM . Hope u will help me to solve this problem .

  2. srilata January 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm # Reply

    im comleted my Bachelors degree in Architecture am i eligible for to write ifs exam

  3. pratap rathva January 12, 2012 at 1:21 pm # Reply

    Dear Sir/madam

    I have completed my graduation in BE COMPUTER. Am I eligible to attempt IFS Exam. Do reply

    • UpscExam January 13, 2012 at 11:59 am # Reply

      Hi

      Yes u can apply. Pls read the following details given below for your reference.

      Minimum Educational Qualifications for IFS Exam 2012 :

      The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s 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 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.

      Important dates for IFS Exam 2012

      Application issuing date for IFS Exam 2012 : 31.03.2012

      Last date for submission of IFS Exam 2012 : 30.04.2012

      Exam date for IFS Exam 2012 : 14.07.2012

      Regards.

  4. neel kamal January 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm # Reply

    sir i am a 3rd yr student of b. com. m i eligible for IFS exam…?

  5. virendra January 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm # Reply

    sir i have msc degree in biotechnology and bsc degree in biotechnology .sir in 1 year of my bsc course i has zoology ,botany subject so sir tell me plz eligible or not plz tell me thank you

  6. vipin raj January 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm # Reply

    sir, i have passed degree in medicine from M G university , kerala , i referred the eligibility criterias for IFS exam , but i could not find d medical degree there , so sir am i eligible for d exam

  7. vikas February 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm # Reply

    Sir, i would like 2 ask u quetion regarding the eligibility critiria. As i m UG from simple B.Sc. zoology ,botony and chemistry were my subjects and after that i had done P.G. with biotechnology from jiwaji university. Am i eligible to sit in the IFS EXAM , and sir plz suggest books and study material for this exam. Hope u will help me to solve this problem .

  8. KIRANKUMAR DASLANIYA February 24, 2012 at 11:43 am # Reply

    sir , i had completed my b-pharm.
    so i m aligible for IFS exam or not…

  9. rahul February 25, 2012 at 7:50 am # Reply

    sir/mam, I have done my graduation from B.A.(PROGRAMME) WITH MATH SUBJECT . DO I ELIGIBILE FOR IFS EXAM. PLEASE TELL ME THANKS

  10. Monika February 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm # Reply

    Hello Sir/Ma’am
    I have done M.Pharmacy….
    Am i eligible for IFS exam????

  11. vijay sharma March 1, 2012 at 11:38 am # Reply

    sir tell me if i attempt the ifs exam then tell my I.A.S.exam have no effect mean my ias exam attempt is four and not any attempt.if i present the ifs exam then my ias four chance remain four please tell me .

  12. sreelakshmi March 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm # Reply

    Sir i want to know UPSC exam code for filling the application form by offline.Iam very much of strugling while filling the code details in form.Its not mentioned in the notice.

  13. sir,i had completed my bachelor degree with microbiology hons from burdwan university in west bengal.can i sit for FIS exam? March 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm # Reply

    if i get my qs’s ans through e-mail then i shall be thankfull to you…

  14. kusum March 9, 2012 at 10:22 am # Reply

    it b-tech students are eligible for ifs?

  15. Anshuman Ojha March 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm # Reply

    Sir i m a serving defence personnel and done MBA in Information System but had one subject as statistics in my syllbus. so can i give this examination

  16. HUSS March 12, 2012 at 10:40 am # Reply

    I NEED SUBJECT CODE FOR INDIAN FOREST SERVICES PROGRAMME PEAZE

  17. MAHALAKSHMI RAJU March 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm # Reply

    Dear Sir/madam

    I have completed my graduation in Bio chemistry. Am I eligible to attempt IFS Exam. Do reply

  18. sambathkumar March 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm # Reply

    i am pursuing b.tech 4 year in bio-medical engineering.am i eligible for apply?

    • UpscExam March 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm # Reply

      Hi

      Yes you can apply.

  19. Ankita April 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm # Reply

    sir,i completed my B.Sc with zoology,botany,chemistry and now i wanna ask u that may i choose forestry as optional subject instead of zoology ,botany?

  20. Muskan Sahu April 4, 2012 at 11:45 am # Reply

    Sir, I would like to ask u question regarding the eligibility criteria.I am persuing my bechelor’s degree in Economics from Sambalpur University. Hope you help me to solve this problem.

  21. Rishi Kumar April 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm # Reply

    Sir, i have done B.Sc. Biotechnology, am i eligible to write IFS exam?

    • UpscExam April 5, 2012 at 9:29 am # Reply

      Hi

      Yes you can apply for UPSC IFS Exam 2012.

  22. swati singh April 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm # Reply

    is IFS(Indian forest services) application out for 2012?
    UPSC site says 31st march as the date but there are no notifications yet.

    Regards,
    Swati

  23. anil April 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm # Reply

    sir i have done MCA can i apply for IFS exam….

  24. rajesh April 11, 2012 at 8:05 am # Reply

    sir i am completed my BE in Information Science stream. can i am eligible for ifs exams…??? plz help me..

  25. Ashutosh Satapathy April 11, 2012 at 10:45 am # Reply

    Hello sir,

    I am a final year Engineering student of Electrical department. I am very much interested to appear in this IFS exam. But i am dishearten by seeing that there is no post regarding electrical. Though i am good in mathematics and physics, can u suggest me what will be good for me. Please do reply..

  26. BACHARAKURA UDAY April 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm # Reply

    I had my date of birth 13-08-1990 willi qualify for this IFS exam?

  27. sunny kotwal April 14, 2012 at 10:45 am # Reply

    sir,as i have passed my bechlor degree with having subjects botany ,zoology, chemistry,english,. i want to know that can i be eligible for the IFS.PLEASE ANSWER ME THROUGH E MAIL.

  28. manoj April 14, 2012 at 7:22 pm # Reply

    sir i am b.tech biotechnology graduate , am i eligible for ifs exam

  29. Jyoti April 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm # Reply

    Hi I m doing my Bachelor Degree in Architecture and want to know that can I apply for ifs exam 2012?

  30. i have done my 12th class with commerce streme April 17, 2012 at 10:55 am # Reply

    i have done my 12th class with commerce streme
    can i give this exam of ifs

    • UpscExam April 17, 2012 at 11:37 am # Reply

      Hi

      You must atleast hold a degree, then you can apply for IFS Exam.

  31. devi April 17, 2012 at 11:38 am # Reply

    hi
    i had completed my bachelor degree in Bca*computer applications) am i eligible for ifs exam

  32. B.Prasanna April 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm # Reply

    hi sir i am doing M.tech final year in Environmental Science and Technology…i had did my U.G programme in Biotechnology…is it possible for me to apply? i studied Plant and animal biotechnology in my U.G please reply me…thank you

  33. pandiarajan April 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm # Reply

    Sir, . As i m persuing my bechelor’s degree in electronics . mathematics are my subjects in BSc. Am i eligible to sit in the IFS EXAM . Hope u will help me to solve this problem .

  34. Rajkiran April 18, 2012 at 7:42 am # Reply

    Dear sir,
    I had complited B.Sc Nursing ,i eligible for IFSExam

  35. rani April 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm # Reply

    sir, i had completed BCA and i had studied maths paper in that am i eligible for ifs

  36. jyoti tiwari April 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm # Reply

    sir, i m completed my m.sc botany with76%, i want to know that can i be eligible for IFS, plz answer me

  37. ramakant kushwaha June 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm # Reply

    sir i have passed 12th in biology and math .my degree in b.c.a compleat.
    what i could Exam I.F.S.

    • UpscExam June 5, 2012 at 11:21 am # Reply

      Yes you can apply.

  38. Sakthivel.R.V June 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm # Reply

    Respected Sir,

    I would like to ask u the question regarding IFS Qualification, I completed my Bsc(Nutrition),Msc(Biotechnology)&Mphil(Biotechnology) and also im belongs to SC candidate, so can i write the IFS examinations? Kindly clarify this.
    Thanking you.

  39. vimal July 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm # Reply

    sir
    i passed my b.a,b.l degree in ambedkar university tamilnadu,in +2 level i taked 1st group containing pcm @ science,can i try for ifs?

  40. manish sharma August 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm # Reply

    sir,
    i am pursuing degree in computer engineering so please inform me whether i am eligible for indian forest services.

  41. G.Saravanan August 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm # Reply

    I done my ug in B.A (POLITICAL SCIENCE),

    am i eligible to attend INDIAN FOREST SERVICE?

  42. rohan October 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm # Reply

    sir, i am pursuing B-tech 4th year computer science from JNTU . so am i eligible for indian forest services.please inform me.

  43. Parag Panchbhai October 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm # Reply

    Hi
    I am studying B. Tech. in Environmental Science and Technology.
    Can I apply for this exam.

    • nisha October 19, 2012 at 8:37 am # Reply

      Hi

      Yes you can apply.

  44. Rajeev Singh October 18, 2012 at 1:36 am # Reply

    Sir
    I am graduated my engineering in electrical & electronic engineering.
    tell me i am elligible or not ?
    Thank you

  45. Sajid Ahmed October 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm # Reply

    I am a student of B.A. English(H) under Calcutta University. Please inform me whether I am eligible for IFS .

  46. archana October 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm # Reply

    hi,
    i am an engineering graduate in computerscience from anna university.am i eligible for IFS.please inform me…i am very much interested in IFS.please respond me

  47. archana October 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm # Reply

    i completed B.E computer science.am i eligible for INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAM?

  48. rathina sabapathy November 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm # Reply

    I have completed BSc Bio chemistry in India and MSc Environmental Management in England. Am i eligible to sit for the exam?

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