INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION, 2020
The IFS exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Group-A cadre Service. This exam takes place by two stage of initial process apart from Personal Interview such as Prelims and Mains.
The Prelims to be common as per UPSC CSE and those who clear the prelims would able to appear for the Mains(Indian Forest Service) as written examination followed by Personal Interview will takes place for who had secured the selection cutoff in mains as per UPSC.
How To Apply
- Candidates are required to apply Online only by using the website http://www.upsconline. nic.in
- The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination.
Candidate should have details of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this Photo ID Card 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 Card will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while appearing for Examination/Personality Test.
Last Date For Submission And Withdrawal Of Applications
The Online Applications can be filled up to 03rd March, 2020 till 18.00 Hours.
The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [http://www.upsconline. nic.in.]
for downloading by candidates. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid active E-Mail I.D. while filling up Online Application Form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them at different stages of examination process.
A candidate must be either :-
A citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2020, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1999.
Number of Attempts
- Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
- 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 nine.
Last date for submission of form: 03.03.2020
Date of Commencement of Examination : 31.05.2020
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