Monday, May 2, 2016

UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2016 last date 27th May-2016

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Dholpur House, Shahjahan road, New Delhi - 110069


UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2016 last date 27th May-2016
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold preliminary screening test for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2016 for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service Officers commencing from07/08/2016.

The pattern of the Indian Forest Service Examination 2015 has been changed and candidates for IFS Examination 2016 needs to appear in the Indian Civil Service Examination (Preliminary) 2016 for the same. Therefore candidates needs to apply for Indian Civil Service Examination 2016 to appear in Indian Forest Service Examination 2016.
  • Posts : 110 approx.
  • Age : Not less than 21 years and not more than 32 years as on 1st August 2016. The upper age is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree of any recognised university with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
  • Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in notice.
  • Number of attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as (i) General Category - 6 attempts, (ii) OBC - 9 attempts (iii) SC/ST - No limit
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/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card.

UPSC has also notified Indian Civil Service Examination 2016, last date 27th May 2016.

How To Apply: All applications must apply Online from28/04/2015 to 27/05/2016 only upto 11.59 PM. at Details of the examination and instructions are available at UPSC Online website at Guidelines to the Candidates -->

 Candidates can obtain details of the examination and can get information about registration of their applications, venues of the examination and syllabus etc at the website of the UPSC at

Paper Pattern
IFS 2016 Paper Pattern:-
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each. 
(i)   Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions). 
(ii)  The General Studies Paper-II of  the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper  with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. 
(iv)  Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a  scribe  to write  the answers  for  them. However,  Low Vision candidates  (minimum 40% impairment) will  be allowed  to write  the examination with  the  help  of  a  scribe.  Low  Vision  candidates will also  be allowed an extra time of forty minutes for each paper @ twenty minutes per hour. Each paper will be of two hours duration. 
(A) The written examination consisting of the following papers:­
Paper I  - General English  - 300 Marks 
Paper II   - General Knowledge - 300 Marks 
Paper III / Paper IV / Paper V / Paper VI - Any two subjects to be selected from the list of for each the optional subjects set given below Each subject will have two papers - 200 marks
(B) Interview for Personality Test (See Part (C) of Section II of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called by the Commission - Maximum Marks: 300 Marks
List of optional subjects:-
(i)  Agriculture 
(ii.) Agricultural Engineering 
(iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science 
(iv) Botany 
(v) Chemistry 
(vi) Chemical Engineering 
(vii) Civil Engineering 
(viii) Forestry 
(ix) Geology 
(x)  Mathematics 
(xi) Mechanical Engineering 
(xii) Physics 
(xiii) Statistics 
(xiv) Zoology 
Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects: 
(a)  Agriculture and Agricultural Engg. 
(b)  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science. 
(c)  Agriculture and ·Forestry. 
(d)  Chemistry and Chemical Engg. 
(e)  Mathematics and Statistics. 
(f)  Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject; 
1. All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type. 
3.  The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours. 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.  
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