(Number of Attempts) UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFoS) Examination
Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
Provided that this restriction on
the number of attempts will not apply in
the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible.
Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to
candidates belonging to Other
Backward Classes who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine.
Provided further that a physically handicapped will get as many
attempts as are available to other non-physically handicapped
candidates of his or her community, subject to the condition that a
physically handicapped candidate belonging to the General Category,
shall be eligible for nine attempts. Necessary
action to make corresponding changes in respective Rules/Regulations pertaining to Indian Forest Service is
being taken separately. The relaxation will be available to the
physically handicapped candidates who are
eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(i) An attempt at a Preliminary Examination shall be deemed to be an attempt at the Examination.
(ii) If a candidate actually appears in any one paper in
the Preliminary Examination, as a candidate for the
Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, he/she shall be deemed to
have made an attempt at the
Notwithstanding the disqualification/cancellation of candidature the fact of appearance of the candidate
at the examination will count as an attempt.