(Notification) UPSC: Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination, 2011

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Union Public Service Commission

Indian Forest Service Examination, 2011

Examination Notice No.06/2011-IFoS

A competitive examination for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from the 9th July, 2011 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in the Gazette of India dated the 19th March, 2011.

Number of Posts:

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 Government.

Age:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st July, 2011, i.e. he/ she must have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1981 and not later than 1st July, 1990.

Number of Attempts:

Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted four attempts at the examination.
The restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984. 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 seven

Fee:

Candidates applying Online (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.

How To Apply:

(a) Candidates are required to apply Online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in  Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

(b) Candidates residing in certain Remote Areas specified in Para 6 of this Notice can exercise the option of applying through Offline mode also by using the New Common Application Form (Form-E) being used for examinations conducted by the Commission. This Application Form along with an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 30/- (Rupees Thirty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This Form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates, who wish to apply offline, must use the Form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/ reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since this Form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the Application Form, correctly. While filling up the Application Form, please refer to detailed instructions given in Appendix-II(B) of this Notice. The candidate should also fill  p in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number and the name  of the examination. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs.6/- on the Acknowledgement Cards and send the same along with Application Form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his/her Acknowledgement Card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of Acknowledgement Card by the applicant. The duly filled in Application Form and the Acknowledgement Card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidates should also write the name of examination viz. ”Indian Forest Service Examination, 2011" on the envelope before despatching it to “Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 10069”. Candidates should note that all Offline Applications from remote areas only will be received by Post/Speed Post only and no application will be received by Hand or by Courier.

Important

  1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
    The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
    Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original
    documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/Personality Test.
  2. How to Apply
    a) Candidates are required to apply online only, by using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website. However candidates residing in certain remote areas specified in Para 6 of this Notice, may also apply through offline mode, by using the New Common Application Form (Form-E) being used for examinations conducted by the Commission. This Form can be purchased from the designated Head post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs.30/- (Rupees Thirty Only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/ POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/ FAX No. 011-23387310. It may be noted that all offline applications, if any, received from candidates residing in normal areas/ abroad, shall be summarily rejected by the Commission. The option of offline application is available only to candidates residing in specified remote areas.
    (b) Candidates are advised to read carefully the instructions for filling up the Online Application Form given in Appendix-II (A) and instructions for offline Applications given in Appendix-II (B) of this Notice.
  3. LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
    (A) Online (From all candidates)
    The Online Applications can be filled upto 18th April, 2011 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
    (B) Offline (From candidates residing in specified remote areas only)
    All Offline Applications from candidates residing in Remote Areas only specified in para 6 of this Notice must reach the “Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069 by Post/Speed Post only by 25th April, 2011. Candidates should note that no application will be received by Hand or by Courier.
  4. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :
    In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
  5. Mobile Phones Banned:
    (a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
    (b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping can not be assured.
  6. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
Candidates are required to apply only through Online mode (except candidates residing in remote areas specified in para 6 of this Notice who have the option of applying through offline or online mode)

Last Date For Receipt of Application : The Online Applications can be filled upto 18th April, 2011 till 11.59 PM

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Courtesy: upsc.gov.in


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