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UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) Recruitment 2024 Out for 150 Forest Service Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2024 through its official notification. Interested candidates meeting the specified educational qualifications and age criteria can apply for these prestigious positions. The application process is conducted online, and candidates can submit their applications through the UPSC Online portal before the deadline on March 5, 2024.

Important Dates:

  • Starting of online application: February 14, 2024
  • Last date of application: March 5, 2024
  • Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): March 6 to 12, 2024

The recruitment drive aims to fill approximately 150 Forest Service vacancies. However, the number of vacancies is subject to change. Candidates are advised to refer to the official notification for detailed vacancy information.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with specific subjects mentioned in the notification or equivalent qualifications from recognized universities.
  • Age Limit: Applicants must be between 21 to 32 years old as of August 1, 2024. Age relaxation rules apply as per government norms.

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC candidates: Rs. 100/-
  • Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates: Exempted from payment of fee
  • The application fee can be paid online through various modes mentioned in the notification.

Selection Procedure:

  • The selection process includes two stages:
    1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type)
    2. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview)

Application Process:

  1. Visit the official UPSC website (
  2. Navigate to the ‘Latest Updates’ section and click on the application link.
  3. Register for the exam or log in using valid credentials if OTR is completed.
  4. Fill out the application form with accurate details.
  5. Upload relevant documents if required.
  6. Pay the application fee based on the category.
  7. Submit the application and save/print a copy for future reference.

The UPSC IFS Recruitment 2024 presents a valuable opportunity for candidates aspiring to join the Indian Forest Service. Eligible individuals are encouraged to apply online before the deadline and follow the application instructions carefully as provided in the official notification.

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