Indian Forest Service Exam 2013 Notification

Indian Forest Service Exam 2013 Notification
UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam IFS Notification Online Application Form 2013

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). 

New Pattern of Examination: 
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages.

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each. Each paper will be of two hours duration 
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service. The written examination consisting of the following papers:-
    Paper I- General English 300 Marks
    Paper II-General Knowledge 300 Marks
    Papers III, IV, V and VI.-Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional
    subjects
    Interview for Personality Test: Maximum Marks : 300
  • List of optional subjects: Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
  • Since there may be common candidates for Civil Services Examination and the
    Indian Forest Service Examination, after the common Screening Test done through
    Civil Services (Prelimanary) Examination, separate lists will be prepared for the
    candidates eligible to appear in the Civil Service (Main) Examination and Indian Forest
    Service (Main) Examination, based on the number of vacancies to be filled through the
    Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination.
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

Eligibility: 
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.
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.

Age Limits: 
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.

Educational Qualifications: 
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.
Physical Standards: 
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Indian Forest Service Examination, 2013 as per regulations

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/

Important Dates: 
Last date for submission of applications: 4 April, 2013
Date of prelims Examinations: 26 May, 2013

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