UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2013 online application & eligibility

Looking for IFS Exam 2013? UPSC has issued notification for IFS exam 2013 to fill up 85 vacancies. Read the article to know the syllabus and study materials, new changes in IFS exam, how to apply, last date for IFS examination 2013 and for more details!

Online registration of IFS exam 2013 has begun for which the the UPSC has issued the official notification for IFS exam 2013 to fill up 85 vacancies. Read on to know eligibility, what's new in IFS exam 2013 and more!

Indian Forest Service Exam 2013 eligibility, vacancies and educational qualification

Vacancy details: A total of 85 vacancies are available for IFS
Officer jobs 2013.

Age limit: The age limit to apply for IFS exam 2013 should be between 21 to 30 years as on 01.08.2013. However the upper age limit is relaxed as per norms.

Educational qualification: The candidates must have Bachelors Degree with at least one of the following subjects Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering from a recognized university.

What is new in IFS Exam 2013 and what is the selection procedure

Government has changed the exam pattern for IFS exam 2013 by the way of introducing the screening process through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. So candidates who wish to apply for IFS exam 2013 has to appear for Civil Services Preliminary examination 2013 and have to qualify for the same. Only the qualified candidates from the written exam of Civil Services Exam can appear for the IFS Main exam 2013. So UPSC CSE exam 2013 will acts as a screening test for candidates who wants to take up IFS Main exam 2013.

The IFS main exam consists of two stages, a written exam followed by interview. Read here to know IFS main examination structure and question paper pattern and IFS exam study materials and reference books.

How to apply for UPSC IFS Exam 2013

Application fees: Candidates need to pay 100 towards examination fees by depositing the money in SBI Bank branches or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner&Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit cards.

How to apply: Candidates need to apply online through and have to apply for Civil Services Preliminary examination 2013 which acts as a screening process for the candidates to take up IFS Main Exam 2013. Candidates who wish to apply for both Civil Services and IFS have to indicate that they intend to appear for both IFS and Civil Services Exam. As mentioned here on Civil Services Examination 2013 fill the form and submit the application and get the registration ID and keep it for future reference. Last date to apply online is 04th April, 2013 till 11:59 pm.

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