UPSC : New Scheme For Indian Forest Service Exam, 2013

Union Public Service Commission

New Scheme of Examination For Indian Forest Service
Examination, 2013

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
    all respects.

  • 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.

Courtesy : Indian Forest Service

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