UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam Notification 2021| Apply online, Exam Date

UPSC IFS Examination 2021 notification has been released by the Union Public Service Commission. Vacancies are available for 110 positions. Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination is to be held on 27 June, 2021. Interested appliers can seek application through online mode by Collect the details related to the examination such as exam pattern, selection process, application fee, application process and many other by study the content up to the end of the page which is specially designed by our team.

UPSC IFS Exam Overview


Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination

No of vacancies


Name of organization

Union Public Service Commission



Application mode


Employment type


Last date

24 March, 2021

UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility Criteria

Qualification: Contenders must possess Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the following subject

  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science,
  • Botany,
  • Chemistry,
  • Geology,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Statistics and Zoology

Age: 21 to 32 years

Experience: Not Required

Nationality: Citizen of India or a citizen of Nepal. or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee. Or an Indian origin migrated person


5 years

SC or ST or widow/ divorce/ legally separated women’s or ex-military person,

3 years


PH candidates

10 years

General Category,

13 years


15 years

SC/ST category


An impressive amount will be given as per the norms of the government.

Selection Process

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Personality Test

Exam pattern

Preliminary exam

Examination comprises of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Questions will be of Multiple Choice type.

Main exam

Paper I

General English

300 Marks

Paper II

General Knowledge

300 Marks

Papers III

Optional subject

200 marks

Papers IV

200 marks

Papers V

200 marks

Papers VI

200 marks

List of Optional Subjects

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Application Fee

Fee is to be paid as mentioned below via depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.


No fee

Other candidates

Rs. 100/-


  • Scanned copy of 10th certificate
  • Scanned copy of SC/ST/OBC certificate
  • Scanned Copy of PWD certificate
  • Others

Application Procedure

  • To apply you should rush to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission
  • Now go to the examination option and hit on Active examination
  • Look for the “Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2021 through CS(P) Examination 2021” notification
  • Read the advertisement first and then choose “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC” link
  • You have to select “Click Here for PART I” option given in front of exam code CSP

  • Read the instruction carefully, choose Yes and application form will appear
  • Mention the information, register yourself, deposit the fee and select the examination centre.
  • Upload photograph and signature in JPED format and hit on “Submit”.
  • Choose “Click Here for PART II” and login by entering your registration ID, date of birth & captcha code
  • Hit submit option and fill the part II of the application
  • Submit the second part of the form and keep a Print of application form for future use.

Important Dates

  • Date of notification: 4 March, 2021
  • Closing of the application submission: 24 March, 2021
  • Withdrawal of application: 31 March, 2021 to 6 April, 2021
  • Preliminary examination will be held on 27 June, 2021


Telephone No. 011- 23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543

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