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.
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
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
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.
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
|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