IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 or IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to Indian Forest Service. IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 is conducted by Union Public Services Commission.

IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination for the year 2021 has been announced by Union Public Services Commission and will be held on 27/06/2021. The application forms will be available from 10/02/2021 till 24/03/2021. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. The result date will be announced later.

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IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Conducting Body

Union Public Services Commission

IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Conditions :

(I)Nationality :

A candidate must be either :

(a) a citizen of India, or 

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

 AgeLimits:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2021, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1989 and not later than 1st August, 2000.
  •  The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

(i) up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;

(ii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward  Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates

(iii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel, disabled in  operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

(iv) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2020 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2020) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment. 

(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2019 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month's notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment. 

(vi) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities viz. (a) low vision; (b) Partially deaf; (c) locomotor disability (Sub-category : leprosy cured and acid attack victims only). 

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The 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. 

Note I : Candidates who have appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission's examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Preliminary Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite examination with their application (i.e. Detailed Application Form-I) for the Main Examination failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Indian Forest Service Main Examination. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of Detailed Application Form-I of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The applications for the Main Examination will be called sometime in the month of July/August, 2021 through on-line mode. 

NOTE II : In addition, the candidates who possess qualification equivalent to those specified in Rule 7 will be required to produce a certificate from University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of the Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 clarifying that the degree is at par with the Bachelor's degree specified in Rule 7 along with their application for the Main Examination failing which such candidate will not be admitted to the Main Examination. 

NOTE III : In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination. 

IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 10/02/2021 24/03/2021
IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 27/06/2021
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    IFS (Preliminary) Examination, through CS(P) Examination 2021 Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 27/06/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    MOBILE PHONES BANNED:

    The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smartwatches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. 

    Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as an arrangement for safe-keeping, cannot be assured.

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