IFS, IndianForest Service is civil service examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission.
The exam is conducted for recruitment to forestry services of India.
IFS services are placed at various states cadres and joint cadres.
The candidates have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments.
The exam is conducted only through online mode.
Indian Forest Service consists of two stages: Prelims and Main. Click here to see important dates.
An IFS offices are independent of district administration and exercise administrative, judicial and financial powers in their domain.
IFS test is for the selection of the right officers for the scientific management of forests
IFS is one of the Civil Services in India, and it belongs to the Apex All India Services Group.
The primary responsibility of IFS Service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy. This policy aims at ensuring the maintenance of an environmental balance and ecological stability.
The most number of attempts a candidate can make for IFS differs based on the category.
In the case of general candidates, they are permitted to attempt six times. In the case of OBC candidates, they can try for nine times. But, there are no such limits for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.
Appearing for one or more papers of IFS examination will count as an attempt. It will happen even if a candidate fails for the selection.
The UPSC publishes the admit card for the candidates, who have applied for the IFS Exam, three weeks before the date of the IFS test.
Candidates applied for the test can download the admit card from the website of UPSC. UPSC issues the admit card as an electronic card.
IFS officers will get most of the top positions in the state forest department on successful posting.