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UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024


Name of the Post: UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024, Eligibility, Exam Date

Post Date: 3 Feb. 2022

Total Vacancy: 151

Apply Online for:

  • Indian Forest Service (IFS)

Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2022: Hello friends Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the government job recruitment of IFS officers 2022, if you are interested you can directly apply online. You have been waiting for recruitment for a long time, so now your wait is over. If you are interested in this IFS (Indian Forest Service) officers 2022 recruitment, then apply as soon as possible, before applying for this recruitment, read the published notification carefully and fulfill all its eligibility and criteria then you can apply in it.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024


Advt No. 06/2022-IFoS


UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Application Fee

Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by 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. 

  • Application Fees for General, OBC and GEN-EWS category: Rs. 100/-
  • Application Fees For SC/ ST/ PwBD/ Ex-Serviceman Candidates: Nil
  • Depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash/ Net Banking/ Credit/ Debit card.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Important Dates


  • Starting Date to Apply Online: 02-02-2022
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 22-02-2022
  • Last Date for Payment of Fee (Pay-in-Slip): 21-02-2022 at 23:59 Hrs
  • Last Date for Payment of Fee (Online): 22-02-2022 at 18:00 Hrs
  • Dates for withdrawing of online Applications: 01 to 07-03-2021 till 6.00 PM
  • Date for Prelims Exam: 05-07-2022
  • Dates for Mains Exam: November 2022

Age Limit for Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024


  • Minimum Age for UPSC IFS Officer: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age for UPSC IFS Officer): 32 Years
  •  A candidate must have attained (Minimum Age) the age of 21 years and must not have attained (Maximum Age) the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2022, i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not later than 1st August, 2001. 
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.
Code No.CategoryAge relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
01SC/ST5 Years
02OBC3 Years
03PwD (Unreserved) 10 Years
04PwD (OBC)10 Years
05PwD (SC/ ST)
10 Years
06Ex-Servicemen (ESM)
05 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.


UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Vacancy Details


Name of PostNumber of Vacancies
Indian Forest Officer151

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024  Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification. 

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Pay Scale & Sallary:

  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Junior Time Scale:  Rs.55,100/- to 57,100/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Senior Time Scale:  Rs.65,100/- to 67,900/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Junior Administrative Grade: Rs.75,100/- to 78,800/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Selection Grade: Rs.1,12,500/-to 1,18,500/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Super Time Scalee: Rs.I,40,000/- to I,50,000/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Senior Administrative Grade:  Rs.1,65,000/- to 1,75,000/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – HAG Scalee:  Rs.1,95,000/- to 2,00,000/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – HAG+ Scale:  Rs.2,05,400/- to 2,10,400/-
  • UPSC Indian Forest Service – Apex Scale:  Rs.2,25,000/- to 2,35,000/-

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Selection Process

The Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2022 will consist of two successive stages:

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type)
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) 

UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2024 Syllabus 

Part A-Preliminary Examination

Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours

• Current events of national and international importance

• History of India and Indian National Movement

• Indian and World Geography- Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

• Indian Polity and Governance- Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

• Economic and Social Development- Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. 

• General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.

• General Science.

Paper-II-(200 marks) Duration: Two hours

• Comprehension

• Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

• Logical reasoning and analytical ability, Decision making and problem-solving, General mental ability

• Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts,

graphs, tables, data sufficiency, etc. – Class X level)

Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Note 2: The questions will be of multiple-choice, objective type.

Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of the Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.


Part B-Main Examination

1. Paper I – General English and Total Marks is 300 

2. Paper II -General Knowledge and Total Marks is 300

3. Papers III, IV, V and VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects. 


PaperSubjectMaximum Marks
Paper-IGeneral English300
Paper-IIGeneral Knowledge300
Paper-IIIAny two subjects
to be selected from the list
of the optional subjects.
Each subject will have
two papers, 200 marks
for each paper.
 Total Marks1400


List of Optional Subjects:

(i). Agriculture

(ii). Agricultural Engineering

(iii). Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

(iv). Botany

(v). Chemistry

(vi). Chemical Engineering

(vii). Civil Engineering

(viii). Forestry

(ix). Geology

(x). Mathematics

(xi). Mechanical Engineering

(xii). Physics

(xiii). Statistics


(xiv). Zoology

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