(Eligibility) UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Examination
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS :
(i) NATIONALITY :
A candidate must be either :
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January,
1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma,
African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and
Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's
degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared
to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
(a) A candidate must have attained
the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st
August, 2016, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August,
1984 and not later than 1st August, 1995.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:‐
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily
been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from
the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.