Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examination 2021

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examination 2021: Find details of Posts, Eligibility, Salary, Admit Card, Exam Date, and Full Notification

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The Union Public service commission has announced conducting the Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examination 2021 on 2706-2021. As you know the selection for IFS is done in two stages of examinations; Preliminary and the Main examination. Preliminary examination is a sort of screening or qualifying examination for the Main Examination.

Only the qualifying candidates in the preliminary will be called for the Main Examination. However, such candidates will need to apply again for admission to the Main Examination later.

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examination 2021:Important dates

Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 Notification04-03-2021
Commencement of online application04-03-2021
Withdrawal of online application31.03.2021 to 06.04.2021
Last date to submit the application24-03-2021
Download e-Admit Card3 weeks before the examination date
The date of Preliminary Examination27-06-2021
Submission of application for Main ExaminationIn August 2021
The date of the Main ExaminationIn November 2021

Vacancy Details

According to the notification. there are about 110 vacancies for IFS 2021

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Examination 2021: Eligibility

Age limit

21-32 years as on 01-08-2021

Candidates belonging to the Reserved category will get age relaxation as per government rules

Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the following subjects:

  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering

Medical and Physical Standards

Must be physically fit as per the rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2021. (See Appendix-III Notification dated 04-03-2021.

Examination Fee

General Category CandidatesRs.100
Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidatesNil

Mode of Payment

  • Deposit cash in any branch of State bank of India
  • Use the system generated Pay-in-slip during registration, for this
  • You can also use Net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit card.

How to Apply

Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 Apply Online

You have to apply online only. There is no other mode for submission of application

  • Visit the official website of UPSC; http://www.upsconline.
  • Read the brief instructions for filling up the online Applications Form
  • You 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
  • So, provide the Photo ID Card while filling up the online application form
  • Upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID
  • You have to use this Photo ID while appearing for the Examination/Personality Test

Admit Card

  • The Commission will issue an e-Admit card to all the eligible candidates three weeks before the commencement of the examination.
  • You can download the e-Admit Card at the UPSC website http://www.upsconline.
    It won’t be sent by post.

Examination Pattern

  • The preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type with multiple-choice questions (MCQ)
  • It will carry a maximum of 400 marks in the respective subjects
  • There will be negative marking for incorrect answers
  • If a question is left blank there will be no penalty for that question.

Please note that the preliminary examination is only a screening test only; so that you will be eligible for admission of the Main Examination.

And the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted for determining the candidates’ final order of merit.

  1. The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each, (Objective Type & MCQ)
  2. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  3. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

Main Examination

The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test. The written examination will consist of 6 papers of conventional essay type in the respective subjects

  1. The written examination consisting of the following papers:—
Paper IGeneral English300 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge300 Marks
Papers III, IV, V, and VISubject-I200 Marks
Subject-II200 Marks

Papers III, IV, V, and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional

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

2. Interview for Personality Test

  • Maximum Marks : 300

Important Links

Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 NotificationDownload Link
Indian Forest Service Exam 2021 Apply OnlineOfficial Website
Indian forest service examination syllabusDownload Syllabus

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