New Scheme of Examination For Indian Forest Service
The salient features of the scheme are as under:-
Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Exam will be of a two-tier
examination similar to that of the Civil Services Examination. The Civil
Services (Preliminary) Examination shall serve as the Screening Test for
both the Civil Services as well as the Indian Forest Service Examinations.
Notification of Indian Forest Service Examination will be
done simultaneously with the Civil Services Examination. The application
form will be called as Combined Online application Form for Civil Services
and Indian Forest Service Examinations. In the notifications for both Indian
Forest Service Examination as well as Civil Services Examination, candidates
will be asked to exercise their option to either choose Civil Services or
Indian Forest Service or both, as per their eligibility conditions.
There will be no change in the eligibility of the
candidates in the Indian Forest Service Examination.
The candidates who will be applying for Indian Forest
Service, Civil Services or both will be asked to appear in the Civil
Services (Preliminary) Examination which will be a Screening Test for
short-listing the candidates for Indian Forest Service and Civil Services
(Main) Examinations. Otherwise these two examinations will be separate in
Based on the performance of the candidates in the CS(P)
Examination, the candidates for the Indian Forest Service as well as the
Civil Services examinations, will be short-listed separately for the
IFS(Main) as well as the Civil Services (Main) Examination. The same
principle of short listing 12 to 13 times the number of posts could be used
at this stage. However, the criteria for selection of candidates for Civil
Services (Main)Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will
be different – based on relevant functional matrices. The Indian Forest
Service (Main) Examination and the Civil Services (Main) Examination could
then be conducted on different dates in order to accommodate candidates who
may be short-listed separately for both the examinations. The interviews and
merit list for both these examinations could be drawn up separately.