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Indian Forest Service 2022: Exam Dates, Latest Notifications & Exam Calendar

September 8, 2022

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts every All India Services exam. One of the exams is for the Indian Forest Services. We refer to it as IFS or IFoS. Although, it is one of the prestigious exams, however, it’s the toughest one. All the important dates of the IFoS exam are available on the UPSC website. 

Despite this, the UPSC conducts the IFoS exam once a year. The main purpose is to recruit officials for forest services across the nation. Apart from this exam, the UPSC also conducts The Indian Administrative Services exam (IAS) and the Indian Police Services exam (IPS).  

Organization name Union Public service Commission 
Type Conducting Body 
Abbreviation UPSC 
Exam name Indian Forest Services 
Abbreviation IFS/ IFoS 

About exam 

The UPSC conducts the exam for IFoS. Candidates have to appear in this exam. This exam is of three stages. The three stages are: 

  1. The first stage is the preliminary exam 
  2. The second stage is the main’s exam, and
  3. The third and final stage is the interview/ personality Test 

The most important aspect of this exam is that every candidate must appear in all its stages and qualify for them. Moreover, the candidates who qualify for the preliminary stage become eligible for the mains exam. And the candidates who clear both stages of IFoS exams are eligible for its final stage.

Typically, the applicants submit their application forms online on the official website of UPSC https://www.upsc.gov.in/. Moreover, the tentative dates for the UPSC IFoS exam are available on the UPSC website. 

Know More – IFS- Forest Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IFoS Important Exam dates

As we know, all exam notifications are available on the UPSC website. The first notification for the IFoS exam came out on March 4, 2021. The notification was about the availability of exam forms. Moreover, there was also a mention of the number of vacancies for this year. This year candidates have to fight for 110 seats.

However, due to a hike in Covid cases, UPSC changed all the exam dates. The old date for the IFoS prelims exam was in June. Now according to the latest update, UPSC will conduct this exam on October 10, 2021. As most of the exam dates or their result dates are not available yet. It is said, UPSC will nearly declare all the new exam dates.

Instead of this, there are some tentative dates available for the candidates. One of the tentative dates is given for the IFoS mains exam. The UPSC can conduct this exam anytime between February 27-March 8, 2022. Although, the earlier exam date was from November 21, 2021, onwards.

Moreover, there is no information about the availability of admit cards. Also, no tentative dates are available for the last stage of the IFoS exam i.e, the personality test.

Notification March 4, 2021 
Conducting body UPSC 
Exam modeOffline 
Attempts Six 
Vacancies 110 
Apply date (start) March 4, 2021 
Apply date (close) March 24, 2021 
Admit card Not yet released  
Prelim’s exam date October 10, 2021  
Prelim’s result Not yet released   
Main’s exam date February 27-March 8, 2022  
Main’s result Not yet released  
Interview Not yet released  
Final result Not yet released  

Know More – IFS- Forest Result & Cut off Marks

Some other important notifications

UPSC not only releases notifications about important dates but some notifications update candidates about the eligibility criteria. This criterion updates the candidates about how they can become eligible to sit in this exam. Here are some points that define the eligibility of a candidate.  

  • Candidates’ nationality
  • Their educational qualifications
  • The number of attempts for which they can apply, and
  • Their age limits

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: How many times can a candidate apply for the IFoS exam?

Ans: Candidates of the general category get seven attempts to qualify for this exam.

Q2: What is the new prelims exam date?

Ans: UPSC will conduct the IFoS prelims on October 10, 2021

Q3: What are the total number of vacancies for the IFoS exam?

Ans: The total vacancies for the IFoS exam 2021 are 110.

Q4: What should be the educational qualifications of candidates to appear in the IFoS exam?

Ans: Candidates must have done graduation in science or engineering subjects.