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UPSC Indian Forest Service 2023: (1.02.2023) Exam Date (Prelims/Mains)

UPSC Indian Forest Service 2023 | Indian Forest Service Examination will be conducted on May 28, 2023, Applicant can apply before February 21, 2023, on the

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There is good news for candidates as the date for the Indian Forest Service Examination is decided. Indian Forest Service Examination will be conducted on May 28, 2023. The Indian Forest Service (IFS) 2023 Notification will be soon released for candidates. All interested individuals will be able to see the notification on the official website from February 01, 2023. With the help of the notification, individuals will be aware of the full recruitment processes such as eligibility, exam pattern, final dates, and syllabus. Indian Forest Service examination will be conducted with the motive to select the eligible candidates for the posts under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct IFS (Prelims) Examination on May 28, 2023, and the main examination in November 2023. The IFS examination will include three stages Prelims, Mains, and Interview. Individual who wants to work in Indian Forest Service can apply for the posts before the last date. The selected candidates will be recruited for the service of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change.

Firstly, the interested applicant has to appear for the Prelims examination and then for the Mains examination. After that qualified candidates will be called for the interview round. The authority will conduct a personal interview round for the final selection of the candidates. It is expected that there will be around 90 vacancies available for the post.

UPSC Indian Forest Service

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Dates

Event NameImportant Dates
Notification Released DateFebruary 01, 2023
Last Date to Submit the Exam formFebruary 21, 2023
Admit Card (Prelims)May 2023
IFS 2023 Exam Date of prelimsMay 28, 2023
Result of PrelimsJune 2023
Admit Card (Mains)October 2023
IFS Exam Date 2023 of MainsNovember 2023
Result AnnouncementDecember 2023

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UPSC IFS Highlights

Exam NameUPSC IFS 2023
Full-FormIndian Forest Service Exam
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Exam LevelNational
Application ModeOnline Mode
Exam ModeOffline Mode
Number of VacanciesTo be announced
Number of Attempts6

UPSC Indian Forest Service Eligibility Criteria


The candidate should be a citizen of India.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate who wants to apply for the post must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Individuals should have a degree with a specialization in one of the subjects specifically, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology.
  • Individual who has a Bachelor’s certification in Agriculture Forestry or Engineering can also apply for the exam.

Indian Forest Service Age limit

The minimum age limit of the candidate should be 21 years and the maximum age limit should be 32 years. Age relaxation will be given according to government rules and regulations.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC/ST5 years
Ex. Servicemen5 years
Ex. Defence Services5 years
Differently-abled Candidates10 years

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Number of Attempts

Individual who belongs to the General and Other Backward Caste (OBC) category are permitted 6 Attempts whereas there is no restriction for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates. People of Other Backward Classes and Physically Challenged will be given 9 chances.

UPSC Syllabus

UPSC Indian Forest Service Application Fee

General and OBC candidates should pay Rs 250 and ST/SC and females don’t have to pay anything.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern

IFS Preliminary Examination

PapersSubjectMaximum MarksTime Duration
Paper-IGeneral Studies2002 hrs
Paper-IICivil Services Aptitude Test2002 hrs

IFS Mains Examination

Paper-IEssay writing250
Paper-IIGeneral Studies – I (Indian Heritage & Culture, History & Geography of the World & Society)250
Paper-IIIGeneral Studies – II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice & International Relations)250
Paper-IVGeneral Studies – III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Security & Disaster Management)250
Paper-VGeneral Studies – IV (Ethics, Integrity & Aptitude)250
Paper-VIOptional Subject – Paper I250
Paper-VIIOptional Subject – Paper II250

UPSC Indian Forest Service Interview

The candidates who will qualify for the main exam will be called for an interview. The individual will face the panel and answer the questions asked of them. The individual should be confident to answer all questions.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Salary

Individuals will be given a salary according to the designation and place of posting. Some other benefits and allowances will be given to the selected candidates like Transport Allowance, Provident Fund, and Contributory Pension Fund.

Job ProfileAnnual Pay
Assistant Inspector General of ForestRs.10,00,000/-
Deputy Inspector General of ForestRs.12,00,000/-
Inspector General of ForestRs.13,00,000/-
Additional Principal Chief Conservator of ForestRs.14,00,000/-
Principal Chief Conservator of ForestRs.15,00,000/

UPSC Indian Forest Service Process for an Application Form

  • Go to the official website of UPSC,
  • The home page will open on the screen.
  • You will see the “What’s New” section on the home page, click on it.
  • A new page will open on the screen.
  • Click on the “New Registration” option on the new page.
  • Now Register by entering your email address and mobile number.
  • After registration, the application number and password will be generated.
  • Then fill out the application form by entering personal, educational, and communication details.
  • Now upload the scanned copies of the photograph, signature, and all the asked documents.
  • Recheck the filled form before submission.
  • Now complete the payment procedure by Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
  • At last, click on submit option.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Admit Card

A few days before the exam, the admit card will be uploaded to the website. Candidates who have applied for the exam can download their admit cards by visiting the website. It is necessary to take admit card for the exam. The details mentioned on the admit card are the name of the candidate, roll no, father’s name, venue, and time of exam.

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UPSC Indian Forest Service Procedure to Download the Admit Card

  • Go to the official website of the UPSC,
  • The home page will open on the screen.
  • You will find the IFS Exam Admit Card Link, under the important announcements, click on it.
  • Now you have to enter your registration ID and password in the space given.
  • The admit card will open on the screen.
  • Download and take print of the admit card.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Answer Key   

The answer key will have all the answers to the questions that are asked in the exam. The authority will upload the answer key on the official website.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Result

The result will be updated after the exam on the website. The result of the exam will be announced separately for Prelim and Mains. Firstly, the result of Prelim will be announced then of Mains. The candidates can see the result on the website by entering their Name and roll no. The final list of the selected candidates after the interview will be uploaded on the official website. The details available on the result are the Name of the candidate, father’s name, subject, to, and marks obtained in the examination.

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