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UPSC IFS 2024 - Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Dates, Exam Pattern

UPSC IFS 2024 - Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Dates, Exam Pattern

Edited By Prabakaran K | Updated on May 02, 2024 03:44 PM IST | #UPSC IFS

Union Public Service Commission has rescheduled the UPSC IFS exam date 2024. As per the revised UPSC IFS prelims exam date, the exam will be conducted on June 16, 2024. The commission provided the UPSC IFS 2024 application form correction window from March 7 to 13, 2024. The UPSC IFS application form 2024 was closed on March 6, 2024.

The commission released the UPSC ESE 2024 notification and application form on February 14, 2024. The UPSC IFS 2024 notification contains the total number of vacancies for the Indian Forest Service exam along with other relevant details. Applicants meeting the UPSC IFS 2024 eligibility criteria are eligible to fill out the application form at upsc.gov.in.

The UPSC IFS 2024 selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. Aspirants qualifying the UPSC IFS 2024 prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the IFS mains exam. Applicants qualifying for all stages of the IFS 2024 exam will be recruited as Indian Forest Service Group A officers.

IFS 2024 - Highlights

Aspirants can check some details about the UPSC IFS 2024 exam from the below table.

Particulars

Details

Exam name

UPSC Indian Forest Service examination

Commonly known as

UPSC IFS exam

Exam Conducting Authority

Union Public Service Commission

Official Website

upsc.gov.in

Exam Level

National

Educational Qualification

Graduation

Age limit

21 years - 32 years

Stages of Exam

Prelims

Mains

Personality test

Exam Mode

Offline

Application mode

Online

Application fee

General and OBC - Rs 100

Others - Nil

IFS Exam Dates 2024

UPSC released the UPSC 2024 calendar on June 25, 2023. Check all important IFS exam dates 2024 in the table below.

IFS 2024 exam dates

Events

IFS 2024 exam dates

IFS notification 2024

February 14, 2024

Online registration

February 14, 2024

Last date to fill IFS application form 2024

March 5, 2024

Last date for fee payment

March 5, 2024

IFS prelims admit card 2024

To be announced

IFS Prelims exam 2024

May 26, 2024

June 16, 2024 (Revised)

IFS prelims result 2024

To be announced

IFS mains admit card 2024

To be announced

IFS mains exam 2024

November 24, 2024

IFS Mains result 2024

To be announced

Personality test

To be announced

Final IFS Result 2024

To be announced

IFS 2024 - Posts

The Union Public Service Commission IFS examination is held once every year for the recruitment of eligible and qualified applicants to the post of Group A officers in the Indian Forest Service across the country. The UPSC IFS selection process has three stages - prelims, mains and personality tests. Candidates clearing all three stages will be recruited by the UPSC.

IFS Eligibility Criteria 2024

Applicants applying for the UPSC IFS 2024 examination must first fulfil the Indian Forest Service eligibility criteria 2024 as prescribed by the UPSC on nationality, age limit, educational qualification, etc. Candidates meeting the IFS 2024 eligibility criteria can apply for the IFS selection process 2024. Check the table below to know about the IFS eligibility details.

IFS 2024 eligibility criteria

Particulars

Details

Nationality

Indian citizen

Age limit

21 years - 32 years

Academic Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university

IFS Application Form 2024

The UPSC IFS 2024 application form was released by the Commission on February 14, 2024 at upsc.gov.in. Applicants fulfilling the IFS eligibility criteria are eligible to fill the IFS 2024 form online. For successful submission of the UPSC IFS application form 2024 general and OBC applicants have to pay a fee of Rs 100 via the mode prescribed by the UPSC.

How to fill the IFS 2024 application form?

  • First, visit the official website - upsc.gov.in.

  • On the homepage, click on the “Exam Notification: Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023” link.

  • Fill out the UPSC CSE 2024 application form with the necessary details, upload the required documents and pay the application fee.

  • Download the application confirmation page and take a printout of it for further reference.

IFS Exam Pattern 2024

The UPSC IFS 2024 exam pattern is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission in the official IFS notification 2024. Applicants filling the UPSC IFS 2024 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 2024 mains exam and so on. For more details on the IFS exam pattern 2024, check the table below.

IFS prelims exam pattern 2024

Subjects

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Duration

General Studies 1

100

200

2 hours

General Studies 2

80

200

2 hours

IFS mains exam pattern 2024

Name of the papers

Total marks allotted

Time Duration

Paper 1 (General English)

300

3 hours

Paper 2 (General Knowledge)

300

3 hours

Paper 3

200

3 hours

Paper 4

200

3 hours

Paper 5

200

3 hours

Paper 6

200

3 hours

IFS marking scheme 2024

Stage

Total marks

Marks awarded

Marks deducted

Prelims

400

1

-1/3

Mains

1400

-

-

Personality test

300

-

-

IFS Syllabus 2024

The IFS 2024 syllabus is also prescribed by the UPSC and notified in the official notification in online mode. The subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the IFS prelims and mains exams are mentioned in the IFS syllabus 2024. 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 2024 check the official IFS 2024 notification.

IFS Preparation Tips 2024

Candidates appearing for the IFS 2024 examination, must start their preparation well before the IFS 2024 exam. Here are some IFS 2024 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's IFS question papers and sample papers.

  • Stay calm throughout the IFS 2024 exam and more.

IFS Question Paper 2024

The UPSC will release the official IFS question paper 2024 for prelims and mains exams after the conclusion of the selection process. The official IFS 2024 question paper is released on the Commission website - upsc.gov.in. Applicants can refer to the previous year's IFS question papers and sample papers to prepare for the IFS 2024 examination. IFS 2024 question paper helps applicants to get a real feel of the IFS exam pattern, the level of the exam and more.

IFS Admit Card 2024

IFS 2024 admit card will be released in September 2024 for the prelims exam. Applicants can download the IFS admit card 2024 from the UPSC website using their registration number and date of birth. The IFS admit card 2024 is released separately for every stage of the IFS 2024 selection process.

Applicants who have submitted the IFS application form 2024 successfully will be issued the IFS 2024 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 2024 admit card.

IFS Exam Centres 2024

The UPSC IFS 2024 is a national-level exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. IFS 2024 prelims and mains exam is conducted at different locations across the country. The number of UPSC IFS 2024 exam centers in a particular city varies as per the number of applicants opting for that city as their exam centre. The IFS exam centre 2024 choice has to be filled out by candidates while filling out the IFS 2024 application form.

IFS Exam Analysis 2024

The IFS exam analysis is released by the different coaching institutes after the IFS exam. It is released for both the pre and main stages of the IFS exam. To know the IFS exam analysis 2024 for all the stages of the UPSC IFS selection process applicants can check the IFS exam analysis 2024 here after the exam.

IFS Result 2024

The Indian Forest Service 2024 result is released in online mode by the Union Public Service Commission for each stage of the IFS 2024 exam. UPSC announces the IFS 2024 result in three stages - prelims, mains and personality test. The declaration of the final IFS 2024 result is done in online mode at upsc.gov.in. The final IFS 2024 merit list is based on marks scored by applicants in the IFS mains exam and interview.

IFS Cut Off 2024

The UPSC IFS 2024 cutoff marks are the minimum mark required by applicants to clear a particular stage of the IFS 2024 recruitment process and move to the next stage of the selection process. The IFS 2024 cutoff is released separately for each stage of the IFS 2024 exam on the UPSC website. The final IFS cutoff 2024 will be released by the UPSC after the personality test.

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IFS Selection Process 2024

The IFS selection process 2024 has three stages. Applicants qualifying all the stages of the UPSC IFS 2024 exam are eligible to be recruited as Group A officers to IFS as released in the notification. The three stages of the IFS 2024 selection process are:

  • Prelims exam

  • Mains exam

  • Personality test

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is the Indian Forest Service exam conducted online or offline?

UPSC IFS 2024 exam is conducted in offline mode for papers 1 and 2.

2. What is the UPSC IFS 2024 prelims exam date?

UPSC IFS 2024 prelims exam will be conducted on June 16, 2024.

3. When the UPSC IFS notification 2024 be released?

UPSC IFS 2024 notification was released on February 14, 2024.

4. What is the frequency of the IFS exam?

Union Public Service Commission holds the IFS exam once every year.

5. What is the IFS application fee 2024?

The UPSC IFS 2024 application form fee is Rs 100 for unreserved category applicants.

6. What are the stages of the IFS selection process 2024?

IFS 2024 selection process has three stages including Prelims, Mains and Personality test.

7. What is the minimum age to apply for the IFS exam 2024?

The minimum age to apply for the IFS 2024 is 21 years.

8. Is there a negative marking in the IFS exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking in the IFS prelims and mains.

9. Does UPSC release the answer key for the IFS prelims exam?

Yes, UPSC releases the IFS answer key 2024 prelims exam after the completion of the recruitment process.

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To become an IFS officer you need to qualify the UPSC CSE examination. The eligibility for this examination is that you need to be a graduate in any subject. So you can study any subject which will make you eligible for UPSC CSE. Now for being an IFS you need to score good in your UPSC CSE examination and for that you have to prepare well for the UPSC syllabus. So you can do graduation in any subject there are no restrictions about it. To be an IFS officer you need to study well for UPSC.

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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!

Hello student no it's not mandatory to have a graduate degree in Bsc ZBC.

As per eligibility criteria student should be graduate with one of the following subjects to be eligible - Chemistry, Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Statistics.

If you hold a bachelor degree in any one of the subjects mentioned above then you're eligible for UPSC IFS.

Age eligibility - Minimum 21

Maximum 32 (General category)

Feel free to comment if you've any doubt

Good luck


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