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IFS Application Form 2018–19 IFoS (Main) DAF To Be Released: Apply Now

IFS Application Form

IFS Application Form 2018–19 Last Date has been released. Only those applicants who have qualified the Preliminary Exam may fill the IFS Application Form (Detailed Application Form (DAF)) for IFoS (Main) Examination, 2018 till last date that is 18-09-2018.

Apart from submitting DAF-IFoS, you need to make the payment of Fee (Where applicable) as per the prescribed mode i.e. ONLINE and submit the same ONLINE for participating in Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 that is scheduled to be held from 02-12-2018.

IFS 2018 Application Form Instructions

It may be noted that mere submission of Indian Forest Service Exam Application Form / IFS Application form 2018 does not, ipso facto, confer on any right for admission to the Main Examination.

Changes, if any, in the postal address or e-mail address or mobile number after submission of the DAF may be communicated to the Commission at once. For more details of IFS Application Form 2018–19, check this page of

IFS Application Form

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Last Date to fill IFS online application form04-09-2018 to 18-09-2018
IFS Civil Services Mains Exam Date02-12-2018

IFS Eligibility Criteria

Nationality Criteria:

If you possess required Indian Forest Service Eligibility Criteria which is below given then you can fill IFS Application form:

  • A resident of India,
  • A subject of Bhutan/Nepal,
  • Tibetan refugees came in India earlier than 1 January 1962 for settling here permanently;
  • PIO category candidates who have migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

More Details on: IFS Exam Eligibility Criteria

What will be the upper and lower age limit?

  • Age of candidates applying for IFS Notification must not be less than 21 years and should not be more than 32 years (i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and not later than 1st August, 1997)
  • Relaxation in age will be provided to reserved category candidates as given below who are going to fill IFS Application Form.
CategoryRelaxation (in years)
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
Candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 19895 years
Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities3 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2017 and have been released5 years
In the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period
of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2017
5 years

Check Also: IFS Salary Structure

IFS Qualification:

  • Candidates should be graduated with one the following subjects namely Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Physics, Zoology and Statistics. Or,
  • Candidates should hold graduation degree in Forestry, Agriculture or Engineering obtained from a recognized state or central university.
  • Candidates must have any 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.

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Only Qualified contenders in IFS Prelims Examination are eligible to participate in Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 to be held from 2nd December 2018. The DAF will be available on the Commission website from 04-09-2018 to 18-09-2018 till 06.00 PM.

Number of Attempts:

  • Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, will be permitted six attempts at the examination.
  • This restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.
  • A physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category will be eligible for nine attempts.
  • The relaxation will be available to the physically handicapped candidates who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

Press Here: Download Press Note of Admission In Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018

IFS Exam Fee:

  • Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Civil Services (Mains) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/-. Applicants can submit the fee through by cash till 17-09-2018.
  • Applicants can pay examination fee 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. Applicants can submit the online fee till 18-09-2018.

Must Check: How To Pay Fees Online Through Credit/Debit Card

Mode of Selection:

There will be two successive stages of Indian Forest Service Examination that are:

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and
(ii) Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.

Check Out:-IFS Exam Pattern

IFS Main Exam Pattern:

There will be six papers and all paper is required to be answered in English only.

PaperSubject NameMarks
Paper IGeneral English300 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge300 Marks
Paper IIIAny two subjects 200 marks to be selected from the list of each the optional subjects set out in Para 2 below. Each subject have two papers200 marks for each paper
Papers III, IV, V and VI

Get Here Details of: IFS Syllabus

List of Optional Subjects of IFS Exam Syllabus for Main Examination:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Get Here: IFS Previous Year Question Papers

Personality Test/Interview:

  • Candidates, if you score the minimum qualifying marks in the exam then you will be called for furthers selection process that is personality test/interview.
  • The maximum marks for personal interview will be 300.
Get DetailsInterview Preparation Tips
How to Prepare for Written Exam

How to Fill UPSC IFS Application Form?

To fill IFS Application form, candidates are required to check below stated simple steps.

  • Candidates are required to visit the official website of UPSC first that is
  • On the homepage of official website go to “What’s New” section and hit “DAF: Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination, 2018” link.
  • On next page follow “Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination, 2018” and press “Hit Here” link.
  • Again hit on ““Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination, 2018” link.
  • Then login Module for Online Filling of Detailed Application Form has been displayed.

  • Qualified candidates can login by entering the Login ID (Roll No) and Password.
  • If not registered already, please Create Registration Account by hitting “Pressing Here” link. Then login ID & Password will be generated, then again login with new ID and Password.
  • Fill the IFS Detailed Application Form with necessary information.
  • Candidates need to upload the testimonials and have to pay the requisite amount of application fees.
  • After completing the whole IFS Application Online Process candidates need to hit on the final submission tab
  • At last aspirants need to take a print out of the IFS Mains Exam Application Form and keep it safe for using further.

Instructions PDF to fill IFS Detailed Application Form>> Hit Here

Login Module For Online Filling Of Detailed Application Form>> Hit Here

Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination, 2018>> Official Link

Documents to be scanned and uploaded while submitting the Detailed Application Form:

  • Scanned Copy of certificate in support of claim for age relaxation (where applicable).
  • Scanned Copy of Certificate in support of claim to belong to SC / ST / OBC (where applicable), (Annexure VI & VII may be filled online by OBC candidates)
  • Scanned Copy of certificate in support of claim to being PwBD.
  • Scanned Copy of proof of date of birth as prescribed in Para below Note IV under Rule 6 of the rules for the exam
  • Scanned Copy of the certificate of educational qualifications (including a copy of recognition letter / equivalence certificate from AIC/UGC, if applicable)
  • A scanned copy of documentary proof in support of service/status/land handling/income from different sources/property held by parents of OBC (non- creamy layer) candidates
  • Any of the selected Photo ID Proof (viz. Aadhaar Card, Voter Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving License or any other Photo ID Proof issued by the Central/State Government)
  • Undertaking “A” for Government employees in the prescribed format annexed with Instructions to Candidates

Guidelines regarding uploading of signature and photograph:


Scanned photograph should be in JPG format. The digital size of file must be less than 40 kb and greater than 3 kb and resolution 140 pixel height by 110 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.


Then upload your scanned signature in JPG format. The digital size of each file must be less than 40 kb and greater than 1 kb and resolution 110 pixel height by 140 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit.

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IFS Exam Centres:

(ii) CENTRES OF Civil Services (Mains) EXAMINATION:-

  • Bhopal,
  • Chennai,
  • Delhi,
  • Dispur (Guwahati),
  • Hyderabad,
  • Kolkata,
  • Lucknow,
  • Nagpur,
  • Port Blair and
  • Shimla

Check Also: IFS Exam Centers

UPSC IFS Admit Card 2018:

To appear in Civil Services Mains exam, candidates must have UPSC IFS 2018 Admit Card, contains relevant details such as Name, Roll number, date of birth, Gender, venue, Date of Exam, Exam time, Photo and signature, Important guidelines etc. so, participated aspirants can download UPSC IFS Admit Card 2018  using online mode. It is expected that IFS Hall Ticket will be released 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.

UPSC IFS Result 2018:

After the successfully completion of Indian Forest Service examination, UPSC IFS 2018 Result will be declared on the official site. So, candidates can check their UPSC IFS Exam Results by the help of this web page. For this, you are required to stay tuned with us. As per latest update, it is estimated that UPSC IFS Result 2018 will be declared in the month of January/ February 2019.

Important Dates:

  • The DAF will be available on the Commission website from 04-09-2018 to 18-09-2018 till 06.00 PM.
  • The E-Admit card alongwith the time table of the Main Examination: 3 weeks before the commencement of the Examination
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 to be held from 02-12-2018

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For Grievance Redressal

The Union Public Service Commission has a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 Hrs. to 17.00 Hrs. in person or on:

  • Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.
  • Union Public Service Commission Website

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6 Responses to "IFS Application Form 2018–19 IFoS (Main) DAF To Be Released: Apply Now"


    Dear Sir

    • Rupom roy

      Hello! I am done with my graduation under B.Sc Biotechnology with the papers, Biotechnology, Genetics and Biochemistry. Am I eligible to write the IFS exam?

      • admin

        Hi Rupom Roy,
        Candidates should hold graduation degree in relevant discipline from a recognized state or central university.

  2. Deepika

    I am doing on botany. Can I take botany and zoology as an optional subjects.


    My DOB is 16.05.1997.
    so am i eligible to fill the IFS form?
    as the exam is on June and I will be 21 years before giving the exam.

    • admin

      Hii OINDRILA,
      you are eligible.

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