IFS Eligibility Criteria 2016-2017 GEN, OBC, SC/ST Number Of Attempts


IFS Eligibility Criteria

IFS Eligibility Criteria 2017: STOP and Read Before Apply: Available IFS Eligibility Criteria for all GEN, OBC, SC/ST Categories. Candidates if you are going to apply for Indian Forest Service Exam to fill up various Posts, first you should know the Eligibility Criteria, so here on this page you may check the qualification requirement, age limit and No of Attempts from the below section. Every Year, Union Public Service Commission conducts Indian Foreign Service for selection to various Posts.
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IFS Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A candidate must be either A citizen of India, or  a subject of Nepal, or   a subject of Bhutan
  • A  Tibetan  refugee  who  came  over  to  India  before  1st  January,  1962  with  the  intention  of  permanently settling in India, or  a  person  of  Indian  origin  who  has  migrated  from  Pakistan,  Burma,  Srilanka,  East  African 
  • 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. 
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Minimum Educational Qualifications:
  • Candidate must hold Graduate Degree in any discipline from any of the recognized Universities / Institute with good academic records.
  • Candidates  who  have  appeared  at  an  examination  the  passing  of  which  would  render  them  educationally qualified  for the Commission's examination.
  • 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
IFS Age Limit:

Age of candidates should not be less than 21 years and not more than 32 years on 1st August, 2016.  Relaxation in age will be given as per the government rules which are given below:

S. No.
SC, ST candidates
5 yrs
OBC candidates
3 yrs
Defence services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area.
3 years
Ex-service men including commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of a assignment of 5 years military service
5 years
ECOs / SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of military service.(As the date given based in advt)
a candidate had ordinary been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January (As the date given based on Advt)
Blind, deaf, deaf, mute and orthopedically handicapped candidates.
10 yrs.

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Number of Attempts:
  • Eligible candidates appearing in the examination would be permitted six attempts at the exam.
  • This restriction on the number of attempts would not be applied on the candidates belong to the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
  • Number of Attempts permissible to the contestants belonging to the Other Backward Class (OBC) who are eligible shall be nine.
IFS Selection Process:

Selection of candidates will be done on basis of their performance in Written Exam (Preliminary & Main) and Personal Interview which will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

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