UPSC IFS Exam 2024- Application Form, Notification Exam Date, Eligibility, Admit Card

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published notification for the recruitment of Indian Forest Service Exam 2024 vacancy through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2024. Those Candidates who are Interested to the following vacancy and completed all Eligibility Criteria can read the notification & apply online. The screening for the IFS Mains exam is through the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. The candidate is must notify in the application form if he/she desires to appear for the CSE and IFS Mains Examination. A candidate must qualify for the CSE prelims examination to appear for the IFS Exam 2024 Mains examination.

Indian Forest Service (UPSC IFS) 2024 Highlights

Here are the key points on the UPSC IFoS Exam 2024:

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam Indian Forest Services (IFoS)
Organizing body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Level National level
Frequency Annually
Application Mode Online
Mode of exam Offline
Number of attempts permitted 6
Number of vacancies To Be Announced
Language Hindi and English
Selection Process
  • Prelims exam
  • Mains exam
  • Interview
Official website

Important Date for UPSC IFS

Title Date
IFS Civil Services Date of Notification 02-02-2024
Start of Online Registration 02-02-2024
End of Online Submission (Till 6:00 PM) 24-02-2024
Admit Card (Preliminary Examination) May 2024
Date of Civil Services Preliminary Examination 05-06-2024
Date of IFS Civil Services Main Examination 16-09-2024 To 25-09-2024

How to Apply for UPSC IFS  application form 2024?

  1. Online Visit from your device.
  2. Second, click the Apply Online button.
  3. Third, select the UPSC IFS 2024 Online Public Services Application Form for the exam.
  4. After that you need to select the UPSC IFS .
  5. Create your UPSC IFS  Registration ID using your mobile phone number and email ID.
  6. Now you need to fill in your online application form with the required information.
  7. Upload documents such as signature and photo.
  8. Finally, Submit your UPSC IFS 2024 Application Form
  9. At the end, you will need to pay the UPSC IFS Application Form Fees to complete the process.

Examination fee

Candidates applying for UPSC CSE prelims are required to pay a fee of Rs 100, by February 22 (6.00 PM), except for the Female/ SC/ ST/ PwBD candidates who are exempted from the fee payment.

UPSC IFS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to go through the eligibility for UPSC IFS 2024 to sit for the Prelims and Mains. Following are the Eligibility conditions for the examination:

Nationality- A candidate must be either:
A citizen of India
A subject of Nepal
A subject of Bhutan
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 intending to permanently settle in India.
Candidates belonging to b, c, d, e shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India.

Education Qualification

IFS : Bachelor Degree as one of Subject Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Equivalent

UPSC IFS 2024 Admit Card

UPSC releases the admit card for the UPSC IFS line at Aspirants can check the direct link below the dates table to download UPSC iFS admit card 2024. Check the steps below:

  • At first, visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on the link for the admit card tab
  • Select IFS Admit card 2024 link to generate the hall ticket
  • Login with the credentials properly and the admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and generate a hardcopy of the UPSC IFS 2024 admit card.

Details Available in the UPSC IFS Admit Card 2024

  • Name of the Examination
  • Venue of the Examination
  • Name of the applicant
  • Registration ID
  • Roll Number
  • Signature of the Applicant
  • photograph of the Applicant
  • Postal details of the Applicant (as mentioned in the application form)
  • Important Documents to carry in the Examination centre
  • Instructions to abide by the Applicant at the examination centre

Selection Process

The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.

UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2024-2024

Before getting into details of UPSC IFS Exam Pattern, let us have a look at the overview of the UPSC IFS exam mentioned below:

Name of the Exam Indian Forest Service (IFS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Number of Stages Prelims
Negative Marking Prelims: 1/3rd marks deducted for every wrong answer
Total Marks Prelims – 400 marks
Mains – 1400 marks
Time Duration Prelims – 2 hour for each paper
Mains – 3 hours for each paper
  • The preliminary exam consists of two papers, Paper- 1 based on General Studies (GS) and Paper 2 is General Studies based on the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).
  • Both the Papers comprise Multiple choice questions (MCQ’s).
  • Mode of Examination is offline(pen and paper).
  • UPSC IFS Prelims – Paper 1 and Paper 2 are 200 marks each.
  • The language mode of UPSC IFS Prelims is English and Hindi.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3 marks.
  • The Preliminary exam serves as a screening test to admit deserving candidates to the Mains exam.

UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam

Paper Total Ques. Marks Time Duration
Paper 1 General Studies 100 200 2 Hours
Paper 2:  GS (CSAT) 80 200 2 Hours

UPSC IFS Mains Exam

No. of Paper 6
Language English only
Total Marks 300


  • The result of the preliminary exam will be released on the website of the commission.
  • Candidates who qualify the pre exams will be eligible to appear for the main exam. The main exam result will also be declared online.
  • Those who clear the main exam as well will then be invited for the interview round.
  • Recruitment of the candidates will be done on the basis of their performance in the written exam and in the interview.

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