UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2013 – IFS Exam 2013
UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2013 notification has been released. The Pattern of Indian forests service examination has been changed from the current Year by introducing a component of screening mechanism through civil services (preliminary) examination. All the Candidates applying for Indian forests service examination are therefore required to appear in the civil services (preliminary) Examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of Indian forests services main examination ( written and Interview). Candidates applying have find complete details like online application form, exam syllabus, previous papers, model questions, challan form, hall ticket/admit card download, preparation tips etc on IFS Exam 2013
UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam New Pattern
The Indian Forest Service Exam 2013 will consist of two successive stages.
- Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination;
- Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service
Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who will be declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will have to apply again, in the Online Detailed Application Form which would be made available on the Website of the Commission after declaration of Results of Preliminary Examination. The Main Examination is likely to be held in September/October, 2013.
Number of Vacancies: 85 Approximately
Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India/ a subject of Nepal/ a subject of Bhutan/ a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
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.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2013, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1983 and not later than 1st August, 1992.
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.
Note I: Candidates awaiting results of the qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Indian Forest Service Main Examination.
Note II: In addition, the candidates who possess qualification equivalent to those specifiedwill 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 along with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidate will not be admitted to the Main Examination.
Note III: In exceptional cases, the UPSC 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 Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination.
Number of Attempts:
- Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four 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 seven.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Indian Forest Service Examination, 2013 as per regulations
IFS Exam 2013 Fee:
Candidates applying (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 Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only)
Selection process: prelims followed by mains and Interview
How to apply: Through Online at http://www.upsconline.nic.in/
Last date for submission of applications: 4 April, 2013
Date of prelims Examinations conducted on: 26 May, 2013