Venue: PAN India Exam Date: IFS (Prelims) Exam: 7th August, 2016 and IFS (Main) Exam: 12th November, 2016.
What is the test about?
Exam conducted for recruitment to forestry services of India
Who is eligible?
candidate must be either:-
citizen of India, or
subject of Nepal, or
subject of Bhutan, or
Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with
the intention of permanently settling in India.
person of Indian origin (PIO) who has 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 intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a
candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a
person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by
the Government of India.
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.
must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the
age of 32 years.
a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste
or a Scheduled Tribe.
a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable
to such candidates
candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible,
shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
What are the test syllabus, duration and format?
For detailed information on IFS 2016 Click Here.
key dates for application and registration
Who conducts the test?
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Which colleges/institutes accept the test?
General of Forests (IFS)
of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
Block, 6th Floor, Indira Paryavaran Bhawan,
Delhi - 110003
Phone: +91-11 24695249 (O)