UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Exam 2021 | Apply online | 110 vaccancies

The Indian Forest Service is a civil service exam. The union public service commission (UPSC) is conducting an exam for the requirement of forest service with a vacancy of 110. Apply for the exam online, the last date is 24th March 2021.

Age limit: 21 to 32 years 

Educational Qualification:


Candidate must complete bachelor degree with anyone subject related veterinary, animal husbandry, Geology, Chemistry, Botany, zoology, maths, physics (OR) bachelor degree in forestry, agriculture or engineering

Vacancy - 110

Pay Scale:

Grade - junior time scale, designation in state gov- assistant conservator of forest

salary- 56,100/month (designation goi - assistant inspector General of forest)

Grade - senior time scale, designation in state gov - deputy conservator of forest

salary- 67,700/month (designation goi - assistant inspector General of forest)

Important Dates:


Date of the announcement - 4/03/2021
The last date to apply online - 24/03/2021
IFOS Prelims Exam - 27/06/2021
IFOS Main Exam - 21/11/2021 onward

Application Fee:

Preliminary exam fees are 100/- for general and OBC. Exam fee should be paid during apply for application 

For female - sc/ph/st no fees

Selection process:

The Indian forest service exam has 2 stages

stage 1:

You have to prelims exam for IFOS. It consists of two papers both are objective MCQ type

Cutoff for IFOS is higher than IAS because of fewer vacancy

stage 2:

there are 6 papers in the main IFOSI exam

each exam paper is for 3 hours

candidates can choose 2 optional subjects

PAPER I - General English (Total - 300 marks)

PAPER II - General knowledge (Total - 300 marks)

PAPER III - Optional I (Total - 200 marks)

PAPER IV - Optional I (Total - 200 marks)

PAPER V - Optional II (Total - 200 marks)

PAPER VI - Optional I (Total - 200 marks)

List of Optional subjects (choose any 2) for ifos exam:
1.agriculture,2.botany,3.animal husbandary & veterinary science,4.agriculture engineering,5.forestry,6.chemical engineering,7.zoology,8.physics,9.geology,10.statistics,  11.mechanical engineering,12.maths,13.chemistry

stage 3:

Last stage is interview. 

The total mark is 300. selected candidates will be tested on general awareness, communication, leadership, problem-solving, etc. 

he/she will be interviewed by the board, the physical test will follow 

How to apply UPSC IFOS exam:

Eligible candidates should apply online for the preliminary exam. This screening test will filter many candidates.

The last date of application is 24/03/2021

1.login to the official website - upsc.gov.in

2.click apply online on the home page

3.select "online application for the various exam"

4.choose a preliminary exam and select Indian forest exam 

5. Fill the application with all the details

6. After registration pay the exam fee, select the exam center. You choose online if want write the exam online or offline examination

7.last step, click "I agree"

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