The eligibility criteria as prescribed in UPSC past notification is given below. But if there is any change or amendments, you have to read the new notification regarding eligibility criteria for UPSC IFS Exam. There are various eligibility conditions mentioned in the official notification like age limit, minimum education qualification, number of attempts and physical standards etc.
Age Limit: 21 to 30 years as on 1st July of the relevant year. The upper age limit relaxation will also be applicable as per the Government reservation rules.
Minimum Education Qualification: Degree from recognized University. But degree must be cleared with one of the subjects named Animal Husbandry, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry, Engineering etc.
Number of Attempts: The candidates who belong to general categories only have 6 attempts to apply for IFS exam. The schedules caste’s category have unlimited attempts to apply. OBC candidates can apply only for 9 times. (as per the new notification 2015).
Physical Standards: There are some physical standards as prescribed in the Official notification by UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination. So you have to fit according to those particular standards. It has very detail rules and regulation. So you can refer notification to read more about physical standards.
|Paper I||General English||300|
|Paper II||General Knowledge||300|
|Paper III||Optional Subject 1||200|
|Paper IV||Optional Subject 1||200|
|Paper V||Optional Subject 2||200|
|Paper VI||Optional Subject 2||200|
* Interview for Personality Test: 300 marks
* मुख्य परीक्षेसाठी उपलब्ध असणारे वैकल्पिक विषय:-
Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
01. Agricultural and Agricultural Engineering
02. Agricultural and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
03. Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
04. Mathematics and Statistics.
Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural 05. Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject