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IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Indian Forest Service (Mains) Examination 2023 or IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 is the entrance examination for admission to Indian Forest Service. IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 is conducted by Union public Service commission.

IFS (Mains) Examination for the year 2023 has been announced by Union public Service commission and will be held from 26/11/2023 to 05/12/2023. 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 (Mains) Examination 2023 Conducting Body

Union public Service commission

IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Eligibility Criteria


  • A candidate must be either:-
  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  •  A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  •  A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, 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 favor 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. 


  • 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. 


  • Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the  examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of Scheduled Caste  and Scheduled Tribe candidates who are otherwise eligible. Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine. Provided further that a person with benchmark disability will get as many attempts as are available to other candidates who do not belong to person with benchmark disability of his or her community, subject to the condition that a person with benchmark disability belonging to the General and EWS Category shall be eligible for nine attempts.. The relaxation will be available to the persons with benchmark disability who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.

IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Important Dates

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IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 26/11/2023  to  05/12/2023
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    IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Prospectus

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    IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Application Form

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    • Candidates are required to apply Online using the Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
    • The applicants are advised to submit only single application. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
    • All candidates, whether already in Government Service, or in Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. Persons already in Government service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises are however, required to inform in writing their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for the Examination
    • Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

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    IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Admit Card

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    IFS (Mains) Examination 2023 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 26/11/2023  to  05/12/2023

    Examination Day Instructions


    • 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, smart watches 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 arrangement for safe keeping cannot be assured.
    •  Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as safe-keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard
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