Indian Forest Service Examination – UPSC IFS 2018 Exam Fee
Candidates applying IFS Exam 2018 Online ( excepting Female / SC / ST / PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee ) for Civil Services ( Preliminary ) Examination are required to pay a fee of 100/- ( Rupees One Hundred only ) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa / Master Credit / Debit card.
Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 05th March, 2018 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit / Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18.00 hours of 06th March, 2018.
For the applicant in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission’s website within two weeks after the last day of submission of Online Application. These applicants shall also be intimated through e-mail to submit copy of proof of their payment to the Commission at the address mentioned in the e-mail. The applicant shall be required to submit the proof within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. In case, no response is received from the applicant, their application shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.
All female candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Physically Handicapped categories are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee. There will be separate examination fee for Indian Forest Service ( Main ) Examination, for those who will qualify for the same through the Civil Services ( Preliminary ) Examination, for which appropriate notice will be issued at the time of filling up of on-line application for the second stage.
Persons with benchmark disability are exempted from the payment of fee provided they are otherwise eligible for appointment to the Services / Posts to be filled on the results of this examination on the basis of the standards of medical fitness for these Services / Posts ( including any concessions specifically extended to the persons with benchmark disability ). A person with benchmark disability claiming age relaxation / fee concession will be required by the Commission to submit along with his/her Detailed Application Form, a certified copy of the certificate from a Government Hospital / Medical Board in support of his / her claim for being persons with benchmark disability.
Note : Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision for age relaxation / fee exemption, a physically disabled candidate will be considered to be eligible for appointment only if he / she ( after such physical examination as the Government or the appointing authority, as the case may be, may prescribe ) is found to satisfy the requirements of physical and medical standards for the concerned Services / Posts to be allocated to Physically Disabled candidates by the Government.
Note I : IFS 2018 Exam applications without the prescribed Fee ( Unless remission of fee is claimed ) shall be summarily rejected.
Note II : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other IFS examination or selection.
Note III : If any candidate who took the Indian Forest Services Examination held in 2017 wishes to apply for admission to IFS examination, he / she must submit his / her application for IFS Exam 2018 so as to reach the Union Public Service Commission’s Office by the prescribed date without waiting for the results or an offer of appointment.