IFS 2021 - Check Application, Admit Card, Exam date, Eligibility, Syllabus here
IFS 2021 - UPSC has released the UPSC 2021 revised calendar. As per the revised calendar UPSC IFS 2021 prelims exam will be conducted on October 10, 2021. And the IFS mains exam will begin on February 27, 2022 and continue till March 8, 2022 for a period of 10 days.
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IFS 2021 application form and IFS notification 2021 was released by the Union Public Service Commission on March 4, 2021. The UPSC IFS notification 2021 contains the total number of vacancies for Indian Forest Service exam along with other relevant details. Applicants meeting the UPSC IFS 2021 eligibility criteria are eligible to fill the Indian Forest Service application form 2021 exam at upsc.gov.in. The UPSC IFS 2021 selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. Aspirants qualifying the UPSC IFS 2021 prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the IFS mains exam and so on. Applicants qualifying all stages of the IFS 2021 exam will be recruited as Indian Forest Service Group A officers. For more information on the IFS 2021 go through the article below.
IFS 2021 - Overview
UPSC Indian Forest Service examination
Commonly known as
UPSC IFS exam
Exam Conducting Authority
Union Public Service Commission
21 years - 32 years
Stages of Exam
General and OBC - Rs 100
Others - Nil
IFS exam dates 2021
UPSC has released the UPSC 2021 revised calendar on June 25. Check all important IFS exam dates 2021 in the table below.
IFS 2021 exam dates
IFS exam dates
IFS 2021 notification
March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021
Last date to fill IFS application form
March 24, 2021
Last date for fee payment
March 24, 2021
IFS prelims admit card
June 27, 2021 (postponed)
October 10, 2021 (new date)
IFS prelims result
To be announced
IFS mains admit card
IFS mains exam
February 27, 2022 to March 8, 2022
To be announced
To be announced
Final IFS result 2021
To be announced
IFS 2021 - Posts
The Union Public Service Commission IFS examination is held once every year for recruitment of eligible and qualified applicants to the post of Group A officers to Indian Forest Service across the country. The UPSC IFS selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. Candidates clearing all the three stages will be recruited by the UPSC.
IFS admit card will be released in September 2021 for the prelims exam. Applicants can download the IFS admit card 2021 from the UPSC website using their registration number and date of birth. The IFS admit card 2021 is released separately for every stage of the IFS 2021 selection process. Applicants who have submitted the IFS application form 2021 successfully will be issued the IFS 2021 admit card for the prelims exam and so on. Details like applicant name, roll number, registration number, photograph & signature, examination centre, etc. are mentioned on the IFS 221 admit card.
Candidates appearing for the IFS 2021 examination, must start their preparation well before the IFS 2021 exam. Here are some IFS 2021 preparation tips.
Make a proper study schedule for the IFS preparation.
Make short notes of all the subjects for quick revision for the IFS exam.
Solve previous year IFS question papers and sample papers.
Stay calm throughout the IFS 2021 exam and more.
The UPSC IFS 2021 exam pattern is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission in the official IFS notification 2021. Applicants filling the UPSC IFS 2021 application have to appear for prelims, mains and personality test and clear the same to get recruited by the UPSC. IFS prelims exam is objective in nature, whereas mains is descriptive in nature. Questions asked in the IFS prelims are from subjects like environment, current affairs, history, polity, geography, economy and more. Applicants clearing the IFS prelims exam cutoff marks will be eligible to appear for the IFS 2021 mains exam and so on. For more details on the IFS exam pattern 2021 check the table below.
IFS prelims exam pattern
No. of Questions
General studies 1
General studies 2
IFS mains exam pattern
Name of the papers
Total marks allotted
Paper 1 (General English)
Paper 2 (General Knowledge)
IFS marking scheme
The syllabus for Indian Forest Service 2021 exam is also prescribed by the UPSC and notified in the IFS 2021 notification in online mode. The subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the IFS prelims and mains exam are mentioned in the IFS syllabus 2021. Questions asked in the IFS exam are from subjects like - science and technology, environment, current affairs, history, polity, geography, economy and more. For more information on the IFS syllabus 2021 check the official IFS 2021 notification.
IFS Question Paper 2021
The UPSC will release the official IFS question paper 2021 for prelims and mains exam after the conclusion of the selection process. The official IFS 2021 question paper is released on the Commission website - upsc.gov.in. Applicants can refer to previous year IFS question papers and sample papers to prepare for the IFS 2021 examination. IFS 2021 question paper helps applicants to get a real feel of the IFS exam pattern, level of the exam and more.
IFS Exam Analysis 2021
The IFS exam analysis is released by the different coaching institutes after the IFS exam. It is released for both pre and mains stage of the IFS exam. To know the IFS exam analysis 2021 for all the stages of the UPSC IFS selection process applicants can check the IFS exam analysis 2021 here after the exam.
The Indian Forest Service 2021 result is released in online mode by the Union Public Service Commission for each stage of the IFS 2021 exam. UPSC announces the IFS 2021 result in three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. The declaration of final IFS 2021 result is done in online mode on the UPSC website - upsc.gov.in. The final IFS 2021 merit list is based on marks scored by applicants in the IFS mains exam and interview.
IFS Cut Off 2021
The UPSC IFS 2021 cutoff marks are the minimum mark required by applicants to clear a particular stage of the IFS 2021 recruitment process and move to the next stage of the selection process. The IFS 2021 cutoff is released separately for each stage of the IFS 2021 exam on the UPSC website. The final IFS cutoff 2021 will be released by the UPSC after the personality test.
IFS Selection Process 2021
The IFS selection process 2021 has three stages. Applicants qualifying all the stages of the UPSC IFS 2021 exam are eligible to be recruited as Group A officers to IFS as released in the UPSC notification 2021. The three stages of IFS 2021 selection process are:
IFS Eligibility Criteria 2021
Applicants applying for the UPSC IFS 2021 examination must first fulfill the Indian Forest Service eligibility criteria 2021 as prescribed by the UPSC on nationality, age limit, educational qualification, etc. Candidates meeting the IFS 2021 eligibility criteria can apply for the IFS selection process 2021. Check the table below to know about the IFS eligibility details in short.
IFS eligibility criteria
21 years - 32 years
Graduation in any discipline from recognised university
For more details on IFS eligibility criteria applicants can refer to the official IFS notification 2021 here.
IFS Application Form 2021
The UPSC IFS 2021 application form was released by the Commission on March 4, 2021, on its official website - upsc.gov.in. Applicants fulfilling the IFS eligibility criteria were eligible to fill the IFS 2021 form online till March 24, 2021. For successful submission of the UPSC IFS application form 2021 general and OBC applicants have to pay a fee Rs 100 via mode prescribed by the UPSC.
How to fill the IFS 2021 application form?
Step 1 - Visit the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in.
Step 2 - Search for the IFS 2021 notification link and click on it.
Step 3 - A new screen will be open, click on the Click Here button.
Step 4 - Follow the steps as mentioned on the screen to fill the IFS form.
Step 5 - Upload the relevant documents.
Step 6 - Pay the IFS application fee.
Step 7 - Click Submit for final submission of the IFS 2021 form.
IFS Exam Centres 2021
The UPSC IFS 2021 is a national level exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. IFS 2021 prelims and mains exam is conducted at different locations across the country in all the 28 states and 8 Union Territories. The number of UPSC IFS exam centers 2021 in a particular city vary as per the number of applicants opting for that city as their exam centre. The IFS exam centre 2021 choice has to be filled by candidates while filling the IFS 2021 form.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IFS 2021 - Check Application, Admit Card, Exam date, Eligibility, Syllabus here
Question: Is the Indian Forest Service exam conducted online or offline?
UPSC IFS 2021 exam is conducted in offline mode for paper 1 and 2.
Question: What is the UPSC IFS 2021 prelims exam date?
UPSC IFS 2021 prelims exam will be conducted on October 10, 2021.
Question: What is the frequency of the IFS exam?
Union Public Service Commission holds the IFS exam once every year.
Question: What is the IFS application fee?
The UPSC IFS application form fee is Rs 100 for unreserved category applicants.
Question: What are the stages of the IFS selection process?
IFS selection process 2021 has three stages.
Question: When is the IFS notification 2021 going to be released?
IFS notification 2021 was released on March 24, 2021, by UPSC.
Question: Does UPSC release the answer key for the IFS prelims exam?
Yes, UPSC releases the IFS answer key 2021 prelims exam after completion of the recruitment process.
Question: What is the minimum age to apply for the IFS exam?
The minimum age to apply for the IFS 2021 is 21 years.
Question: Is there negative marking in the IFS exam?
Yes, there is negative marking in the IFS prelims and mains.
Questions related to UPSC IFS
I have studied Hindi as language subject in my 10th standard. But actually I am weak in Hindi. Whereas I am more stronger in Tamil(which I studied upto my 8th standard). So, could I choose Tamil as my compulsory Indian language in UPSC exam?
There are no such rules about the compulsory indian language paper. You can select any language as your compulsory elective provided the paper you are choosing must be known to you. This is because if you enroll for a new language and try to learn it then you have to devote more time to it and as a result your preparation of other GS papers may get hampered.
So I would say you can choose any paper but its better to choose a language which you know and you can read and write the language fluently. As Tamil is one of the scheduled language by the GOI, so you can obviously take Tamil in UPSC.
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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
I am applying upse cse my caste certificate expired. what I do?
You can apply for caste certificate or renew the caste certificate. I hope you can get the certificate within time. With your caste certificate you have to TA form two copies plus proof of journey. So get ready your caste certificate. And prepare yourself for examination.
All the best.
Full Details About UPSC exam and other questions I will ask later
UPSC examination is a civil service examination in India. If you crack this examination you will be become IPS, IAS, IFS , IRS etc actually so many government position will be required from this examination.
This examination conducted by two phases one is preliminary and 2nd is mains. After clear both phase you have to clear the interview round and then you are selected. After selecting your training period is continuing for 2 years and then you are getting your job as government service officer. And during training period you also get paid from government because this time you are also a government trainee officer.
So many subjects you have to study for crack this examination like economics, law, anthropology, sociology, history, medical science, public administration, psychology, geology, commerce and accountancy, agriculture, philosophy, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, animal husbandry, current affairs etc.
For age limit candidate must be 21 years old and not less than that and upper age will be 32 years old. You have to complete your graduation degree minimum. This is the main eligibility criteria for UPSC examination.
All the best.
Every year how many IAS,IPS,IFS,IRS are selected you can tell me average number ? thank you
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services exam for the recruitment of officers for IAS, IPS, IFS, and various Group A and B services.
- Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for the exam out of which only a few hundred are selected and appointed in the services.
- These services are allocated to the officers based on their ranks, the reserved category they belong to, and the vacancies available in that particular year.
- UPSC Civil Services 2019 results were declared on August 4. A total of 829 candidates from various categories have been recommended for the appointment in the Civil Services.
Telling you about the general category:
Central Services Group ‘A’- 196
Group ‘B’ Services - 57.
UPSC Civil Services 2019 Final Result was declared on 4th August 2020. The IAS Interview took place in February, March and July 2020. A total of 829 candidates from various categories have been recommended for the appointment in the Civil Services.
Hope this helps!!!
Doing b.pharma and having 2 pharmacies VS Doing UPSC for IPS IFS officer ? which is better ..... dont say depends on your choice I am confused between these two ??
See IAS IPS is not a way to earn only but also a responsibility. So If you aren't very much passionate about it then it will be hard for you to compete in UPSC.
A Pharmacy business will give you a lot of money which will not be fixed nor certain.
So its up to you what you want to do? If you care for only money then go business but If you feel like serving your nation then go for UPSC CSE. Pharmacy business is also a great work for the society but its not like Civil Services.
I hope you got my point.