Indian Forest Service
F.No.13/1/2014-EI(B): The Union Public Service Commission
will hold a Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (Main)
Examination, 2014 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2014
which will be held on 24th August, 2014, in accordance with the Rules
published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in the Gazette of India
dated the 31st May 2014.
- CANDIDATES SHOULD NOTE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS CHANGED THE
PATTERN OF INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION FROM THE EXAMINATION
YEAR 2013 BY INTRODUCING A COMPONENT OF SCREENING MECHANISM THROUGH
CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION. ALL THE CANDIDATES
APPLYING FOR INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION ARE THEREFORE
REQUIRED TO APPEAR IN THE CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION
AND QUALIFY THE SAME FOR GOING TO THE SECOND STAGE OF INDIAN FOREST
SERVICE (MAIN) EXAMINATION (WRITTEN AND INTERVIEW).
- CANDIDATES DESIROUS OF APPLYNG FOR INDIAN FOREST SERVICE
EXAMINATION AS WELL AS FOR THE CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION CAN APPLY
THROUGH A COMMON ONLINE APPLICATION FORM SUBJECT TO MEETING THE
REQUISITE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA BY THEM.
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
to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants
Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
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, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the
United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam
with the intention
of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to
categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a
certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
AGE LIMITS :
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have
attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2014, i.e. he must have been
born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1993.
PLAN OF EXAMINATION
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive
stages (vide Appendix I Section-I below).
(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for
the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main)
(ii) Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview)
for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.
Applications are now invited for the Preliminary
Examination only. Candidates who will be declared by the Commission to have
qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will
have to apply again, in the Online Detailed Application Form which would be
made available on the Website of the Commission after declaration of Results
of Preliminary Examination. The Main Examination is likely to be held in
2. The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of
the examination is expected to be approximately 85. The number of vacancies
is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging
to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically
Handicapped Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the
Note : As per the information received from the
Ministry of Environment & Forests. 1 vacancy each has been kept reserved by
them for Low Vision and Hearing Impaired categories. However the vacancies
indicated are liable to further alteration.
(A) The Preliminary Examination will be held at the following Centers:
- PANAJI (GOA)
- PORT BLAIR
- DELHI (CALICUT)
- NAVI MUMBAI
HOW TO APPLY :
Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been
given in Appendix- II. Detailed instructions are available on the above
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
The Online Applications can be filled upto 30th
June 2014 till 11.59 PM, after which the link will be disabled.