The Union Public Service Commission conducts the IFoS recruitment exam to recruit officers for Indian Forest Services(UPSC IFoS). The notification for 2021 is out and the application window is open. Go through the steps below to apply for the exam. Read the eligibility criteria
The application process will continue from March 04, 2021, to March 24, 2021. On the other hand, the application withdrawal process will start from March 31 to April 06, 2021. While preparing for the UPSC IFoS exam, candidates should practise the previous question papers along with the mock tests.
There is a common application for UPSC IAS and IFoS Prelims. If you qualify for the prelims exam, you will have to apply once more for the mains exam for which the application procedure is separate for both the exams.
Here are all the key points about the UPSC IFoS Exam listed in the table below.
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Name of the Exam||Indian Forest Services|
|Stages of Recruitment||Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Application Fee||General, OBC, EWS- INR 100 and Female, SC, ST, PWD- Exempted.|
UPSC has released the notification for the 2021 exams on March 04, 2021. The Application Process was started on the same day and will last till March 24, 2021. Here are UPSC IFoS 2021 calendar:
|Release of Notification||March 04, 2021|
|Beginning of Application||March 04, 2021|
|End of Application||March 24, 2021|
|Prelims Admit Card||Within a month before the exam.|
|Prelims Examination||June 27, 2021|
|Prelims Result||To be announced|
|Mains Admit Card||To be announced|
|Mains Examination||To be announced|
|Mains Result||To be announced|
|Personal Interview||To be announced|
|Final Merit List||To be announced|
The application process for UPSC IFoS is completely online and very easy. The detailed steps are given below to help aspirants register for the exam.
The candidates who qualify for the Mains exam after the UPSC IFoS Prelims Result are out will have to apply again for the Main Exam. The application process is similar and on the official website only.
|Relevant Links for UPSC Indian Forest Services (IFoS) Exam|
The payment can be done through net banking, debit, and credit card, or by submitting cash to the respective and authorized bank branch along with the print-out of the e-challan.
The application procedure is easy but you must make sure that there is no mistake while entering the required data in the fields as they cannot be changed once the form is submitted. Before you start filling the application form, keep the following handy:
|Photograph||20-50 kb||Passport Size|
|Signature||10-30 kb||1.5-3.5 cm|
The application along with the fees should be submitted within the application window for success. To ensure exam centre allotment is as per your choice, applying at the earliest is a wise decision.
Ques. What is the application fee for OBC women?
Ans. The application fee for OBC candidates is INR 100. However, women are exempted from the application fee.
Ques: Do I have to choose 3 exam centres?
Ans: It is advisable to choose 3 exam centres as there is a limit to the number of seats at each exam centre. If the seats are full in the first preferred centre, the second one will be considered.
Ques: Is it important to note the registration ID and password?
Ans: Yes, the registration ID and password are required each time the candidate wants to log in to the website. However, they are also sent on the registered email id and mobile number.
Ques: Is there a single application for both the Prelims and the Mains?
Ans: No, there are two separate application forms that need to be filled before the Prelims and the Mains respectively.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.