Indian Forest Service

Application Form

Candidates desired to opt for Indian Forest Service (IFS) and Civil Service Examination can apply through a common Online Application Form. Preliminary Exam will be common for both the exams.

Last date for filling online Application is 24th March, 2021

  • Candidates desired to take IFS or other civil service exam can apply online by using the website https://upsconline.nic.in/
  • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menus.
  • Other than exempted candidates, all others are required to pay a fee and proceed to submit photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and
    must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature.
  • The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card / PAN Card /Passport/Driving License / Any other photo ID card issued by the State / Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination.
  • Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects.
  • In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. valid and active E-Mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.
  • The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email addresses ending with @ nic.in are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.
  • Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date
    for submission of Online Applications.

Instruction to withdraw Application

Last date to withdraw Application is April, 2021

1. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the request for
withdrawal of application.

2. Candidates are advised to provide the details of registered application with registration-id which was completed and submitted finally. There is no provision for withdrawal of incomplete applications.

3. Before making the request for withdrawal, candidate must ensure that they have access to the registered mobile number and email-id which were provided by them at the time of submission of application. Separate OTPs will be sent by the Commission on the registered mobile number and email-id. Request for withdrawal will be accepted only after it is confirmed by validating the OTP details sent on candidate’s mobile and email-id. Such OTPs will be valid for 30 Minutes only

4. Request for generating OTP for withdrawal of application will be accepted only till 5.30 PM on the last date of application withdrawal.

5. If a candidate has submitted more than one application form then the higher registration-id of Application (latest) will be considered for withdrawal and all earlier applications will be treated as cancelled automatically.

6. After the final acceptance of the request for online withdrawal of application, the candidate must print the authenticated receipt. Once application has been withdrawn by the candidate, it cannot be revived in future.

7. UPSC has no provision to refund any fee amount paid by candidates, so in case of successful withdrawal of application the fees will not be refunded.

8. On successful completion of withdrawal of application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent on candidate’s registered email-id and mobile. In case any candidate has not submitted the request for withdrawal of application he/she may contact UPSC on email-id: upscsoap@nic.in immediately.

9. Candidates are advised not to share the OTPs received on email and SMS to anybody

Mains Application form

IFoS Main Exam Application form will be called in the month of August, 2021 (Tentative)

Preliminary qualified candidates declared by UPSC will have to apply again for Civil Services (Main) Examination and submit on-line Detailed Application Form-I [DAF-I] along with scanned documents/certificates in support of date of birth, category {viz. SC/ST/ OBC (without OBC Annexure) /EWS [Economically Weaker Sections] (without EWS Annexure) /PwBD / Ex-Serviceman} and educational qualification with required Examination Fee.

The candidates who are declared to have qualified Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to mandatorily indicate order of preferences only for those services participating in the Civil Services Examination for the year, for which he is interested to be allocated to, in the on-line Detailed Application Form-II [DAF-II], before the commencement of Personality Tests (Interview) of the examination.

Further, the candidates who wish to indicate IAS/IPS as their Service preference are advised to indicate all the Zones and Cadres in the order of preference in their on-line DAF-II as per the extant Cadre Allocation Policy applicable for the Civil Services Examination.

Facilitation Counter

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

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Papers III, IV, V and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects below. Each subject will have two papers.— 200 marks for each paper.

IFoS Preliminary Exam Date – 27th June, 2021 rescheduled to 10th October, 2021-IFoS Main Exam – November, 2021 ( Tentative )

For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet [Answer Sheet], candidates must use black ball pen
only.

Download e-Admit card-No Admit Card will be sent by post-Preliminary and Main exam e-Admit card can be downloaded

Indian Forest Service Preliminary exam Fee is Rs.100/ -Main Exam Fee is Rs.100/-Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates are exempted from paying the exam fee.

Allotment of Centres will be on the “first‐apply‐first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. The candidates should note that no request for change of Centre will be entertained.

Paper I General Studies ( Compulsory ) – 100 Questions-Objective Type – multiple choice questions – 200 Marks (2 Hours duration )-Negative Marking-0.33 Marks will be deducted

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, separate lists will be prepared for the candidates eligible to appear in the Civil Service (Main)-based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

Indian Forest Service Vacancies – 110 (approximately)

Age Limits-Educational Qualification-Number of attempts-Restricted Candidates-Medical and Physical Standards