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IFS 2018–19 Application Form Indian Forest Service Exam Date

IFS Application Form

As per UPSC IFS Notification, those contenders who are going to fill IFS Application Form for academic session 2018 – 19 for Indian Forest Service Examination should note that they have to qualify Civil Services (preliminary) examination to proceed for further selection process that is second stage of Indian forest service (main) examination (written and interview).

Those candidates who are desirous to apply for Indian Forest Service Examination as well as for Civil Services Examination can apply through a common online application form after ensuring required eligibility criteria as given below. Last date to submit IFS Application Form is 06-03-2018

Highlights of this Page

  • IFS Application Form complete Details
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Age Limit
  • Selection Process
  • Examination Fee
  • Number of Attempts
  • IFS Exam Pattern
  • Way to fill IFS Online Application Form
  • Syllabus
  • List of Optional Subjects for Main Examination
  • IFS Result
  • IFS Admit card
  • IFS Exam Centres
  • Important Dates
  • Official Link

UPSC Civil Services Exam Date:

The UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination is going to be held on 03-06-2018. Those candidates who will qualify Pre examination will appear in IFS mains examination in December, 2018.But for the initial step i.e. filling up of IFS Application Form 2018 have to be completed.

Candidates who are applying to get recruited for Indian Forest Service posts can attain the entire details regarding IFS exam dates and others by scrolling down the page of which is well designed by our dedicated team members.

IFS Application Form

Pay Attention:

Candidates are required to apply online only for IFS Exam Notification. No other mode is allowed for submission of Indian Forest Service Application Form.

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The IFS 2018 Application Form is available on Official Website i.e. Furthermore, aspirants may also use the direct link to fill up the Indian Forest Service Exam Application Form / IFS Application form 2018 in a simplest way which is given below for their benefit.

Aspirants who wish to apply against this IFS Exam Notification must first go for registration process and then submit their IFS Application Form in prescribed manner before the last date given here.

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Last Date to fill IFS online application form06-03-2018
IFS Civil Services Exam Date03-06-2018

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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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.

IFS Exam 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/-
  • 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.

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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.

Pattern for Civil Services Preliminary Exam pattern:

  • Civil Services Preliminary Exam will have two papers which contains 200 marks for each.
  • All questions are of Objective Type
  • Mode of Language: English and Hindi
  • Exam duration: 2 hours
  • Negative Marking: 1/3 marks gets deducted for every incorrect response.

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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.
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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
  • On the homepage candidates will get “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC” link
  • Candidates need to hit on the foresaid link
  • Once candidates hit on the link a new page will come out along with the applying links as:

  • Go to the “Hit here for Part 1 Registration” link and hit on

Now Part 1 Registration Starts:

  • Now aspirants will get the UPSC IFS Application Form
  • Read out all the instructions and then go to:

  • Hit on Yes tab and then you will be redirected to a new page having the IFS Application Form For Prelims Exam
  • Now candidates need to complete the UPSC IFS Application form online
  • After the completion of IFS Application form an automated Registration ID and Password will be sent to candidates on their registered Mobile Number or Email Address
  • Candidates are advised to keep the Registration ID safe and move towards the next step that is Part 02 Of IFS Registration form

PART 2 Registration Continues:

  • To complete the IFS Part 02 Registration form candidates need to go to the previous page and have to hit on Hit here for Part 02 Registration

  • A new Pop up window will appear asking for details like Registration ID and DOB etc
  • Candidates need to enter the details and then have to hit on the submit tab
  • The pat 2 of IFS Application form includes filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph and Signature and agreeing to declaration.
  • 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 Prelims Exam Application Form and have to keep it safe for using further

Get here>>>UPSC IFS Recruitment Notification PDF

Get here>> Direct Link to fill up IFS Online application Form

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:

Preliminary Exam Centres:


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

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

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UPSC IFS Admit Card 2018:

To appear in Civil Services Preliminary 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 in the mid of May 2018.

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 September – October 2018

Important Dates:

Sl. No.Exam EventsTentative Date
1.Date for issue of IFS notification and application form07-02-2018
2.Deadline to submit the IFS Application form06-03-2018
3.IFS Prelim Examination Date (Pre)03-06-2018
4.IFS Mains Examination date (Main)December 2018

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6 Responses to "IFS 2018–19 Application Form Indian Forest Service Exam Date"


    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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