IFS Application Form 2022-23 (Released) | UPSC IFS Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility

IFS Application Form

Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for the Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2022 Vacancy. Interested candidates can do UPSC IFS Registration and submit IFS Application Form 2022 till the last date that is 22-02-2022. IFS Exam Dates are also released. Students are advised to check other details regarding IFS Application Form 2022 – 23, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern etc from this page of recruitmentresult.com.

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Exam will be conducted on 05-06-2022 and Mains Exam will be held on 20-11-2022. IFS Exam is organized at All India Level by the government of India to recruit officers for the scientific management of its forests.


UPSC IFS Exam Dates:

Check below the important dates related to UPSC IFS 2022 in the table below:

Release of IFS online application form02-02-2022
Last date to submit the IFS Application Form22-02-2022
Admit card issue for preliminary exam3rd week of May 2022
Date of preliminary exam05-06-2022
Declaration of result2nd week of July 2022
Online availability of DAF1st week of September 2022
Last date for submitting the DAF3rd week of September 2022
Admit card issue for main exam2nd week of November 2022
Date of main exam20-11-2022
Declaration of resultJan 2023
Receiving of e-summon letter for interview via emailFeb 2023
Interview dateMarch 2023

IFS Application Form

IFS Vacancy:

Indian Forest Service Exam 2022: Various Posts

UPSC IFS Eligibility Criteria:


Candidates must have a citizenship of India

  • a subject of Nepal
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Required Qualification:

Must have completed graduation in any of the subjects like Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Forestry or in Engineering from a recognized university or Institute

Age Limit:

Applying candidates should be not less than 21 years and must not be more than 32 years of age, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1998

CategoriesAge Relaxation
For SC/ST5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989)5 years
Defense Services personnel5 years
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have concentrated at least 5 years Military Service5 years
ECOs/ SSCOs5 years
Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopedically handicapped persons0 years

Must go through Below Links:

IFS SyllabusDetails
IFS Question PaperDetails
IFS ResultDetails
IFS SalaryDetails
UPSC Official WebsiteLink

IFS Physical Standards:

Applicants must be physically fit for admission to IFS Exam 2022 according to regulations mentioned in the appendix in gazette of India.

IFS Application Form Fees:

Candidates except Female/SC/ST/PWD candidates need to submit application fees of Rs 100/- in any of branch of state bank of India by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit card. Applications without the specified fee will be summarily rejected by organization.

Read Here Now: How to Pay Application Fees Through Online Mode

UPSC IFS 2022 Exam Pattern

Applicants must go through the given below detail about the UPSC IFS 2022 Exam Pattern for the main exam:

Exam ModeOffline Mode
Duration3 Hours
Medium of ExamEnglish
Type of QuestionSubjective Type Question
Maximum Marks300 each paper

Read Here: Tips to Prepare for Written Exam

UPSC IFS Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The UPSC IFS Prelims exam has two papers- General Studies 1 and General Studies 2.
  • Each paper carries 200 marks, i.e, 400 marks in total.
  • Both the papers in UPSC IFS Prelims have objective type questions.
  • Each question carries 1 mark. The candidates will get two hours for each paper.
  • There is a negative marking of ⅓ marks for each wrong answer.
PaperSubjectsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Paper 1General Studies2002 hours
Paper 2Civil Services Aptitude Test2002 hours

 UPSC IFS Mains Exam Pattern

The candidates who will clear the Prelims exam will be shortlisted for the Mains exam. The Mains paper is a descriptive essay-based paper. The UPSC IFS Mains Exam Pattern is given below in detail.

  • There is a total of six papers in the UPSC IFS Mains exam.
  • Paper 1 and 2 have 300 marks each while Paper 3-6 carry 200 marks each.
  • The candidates will get 3 hours for each paper.
  • The total marks for the UPSC IFS Mains exam are 1400 Marks.
PaperSubjectsTotal Marks
Paper-IGeneral English300
Paper-IIGeneral Knowledge300
Paper-IIIOptional I200
Paper-IVOptional I200
Paper-VOptional II200
Paper-VIOptional II200

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List of Optional Subjects:

AgricultureAgriculture Engineering
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary ScienceBotany
ChemistryChemical Engineering
Civil EngineeringForestry
Mechanical EngineeringPhysics

Number of Attempts for UPSC IFS 2022

The number of attempts permitted for the candidates from various categories is tabulated below:

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General Candidates6 Attempts
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe CandidatesNo Limitation
Other Backward Classes9
Physically Challenged9
General and Other Backward Caste (OBC)6

Applying process for IFS Application Form 2022:

  • Visit the official website that is www.upsc.gov.in to fill IFS Online Application Form
  • On the homepage of official website go to “What’s New” section and hit “Exam Notification: Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 through CS(P) Examination 2022” link.
  • On next page follow “Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 through CS(P) Examination 2022” and press “Hit Here” 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 Online 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 UPSC IFS Form and keep it safe for using further.

UPSC IFS Examination Notification 2022

UPSC IFS Apply Online Link

UPSC Official Website

UPSC IFS Exam Centers 2022:

The examination centre for IFS 2022 as per the official notification is provided below:

Preliminary Exam Centre:

Gautam Budh NagarGaya
NagpurNavi Mumbai
Panaji (Goa)Patna
Port BlairPrayagraj (Allahabad)
Kozhikode (Calicut)Lucknow

Main Examination Centres:

DelhiDispur (Guwahati)
Port BlairShimla

UPSC IFS Registration Details

All the dates and updates regarding UPSC IFS Notification have been announced by Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who are interested in Forest Services of India are required to keep in mind the details and fill IFS Application Form 2022 till last date. They must apply for UPSC IFS as soon as possible from the date of starting of online process to avoid last time rush on the official website.

We have explained the whole procedure to fill UPSC IFS Application Form. We will soon provide you all the direct links on this webpage so that willing contenders can go through the process easily.


Visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission regularly to get more details regarding IFS Application Form 2022 – 23.

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11 Responses to "IFS Application Form 2022-23 (Released) | UPSC IFS Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility"

  1. Vinayak

    I have completed B. E in civil engineering….. Can I apply for ifs?

  2. Walia

    I want to know that b.com pass student can apply for ifs vacancy.

    • admin

      Hii Walia, B.com pass candidates can not apply for this job. You can visit recruitmentresult.com and under the Jobs By Qualification section Hit on “B.com Pass” Jobs for latest Jobs.

  3. Sweta

    My DOB is 17/03/1998.Am I eligible to fill the application form.


    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.

    • Manoj Gautam


  5. Deepika

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


    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.

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