Indian Forest Service Exam

Indian Forest Service Exam 2022 for 151 posts

UPSC invites Online applications for recruitment of 151 Indian Forest Service Examination, 2022 Posts. This online facility will be available in the Official website from 02.02.2022 @ 06.00 PM to 22.02.2022 @ 06.00 PM.  Interested and eligible candidates are requested to follow this article to officially know the details regarding the Eligibility Criteria, Salary, Application Fee, How to Apply, process of Examinations and Interview, Interview Date, Result Date etc.

Indian Forest Service Exam 2022:

Organization : Union Public Service Commission

Job Category : Central Govt Jobs

Job Location : All over India

Total No of Vacancies : 151

Latest Indian Forest Service Exam Details:

The Union Public Service Commission will hold a Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2022 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 which will be held on 05th June, 2022, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in the Gazette of India dated the 02nd February, 2022.

SI NoName of Exam
(i)Indian Administrative Service

The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 151. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Section and Person with Benchmark Disability Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

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Eligibility Criteria to apply for Indian Forest Service Exam 2022:

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.

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 may be called sometime in the month of July, 2022 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 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 : Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the Indian Forest Service Exam.

Note-IV : 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.

Salary Details:

The salary of IFoS officers is dependent on their posts and years of experience. The Ministry of External Affairs posts these officers across India. Sometimes they are also posted outside the nation. The IFoS officers in foreign countries get some extra allowances. Here are some details about their salary structure which includes their grade, basic pay, and grade pay.

GradeBasic pay (INR)Grade Pay (INR)
Junior scale15,600-39,1005,400
Senior ScaleN/AN/A
Senior time scale15,600-39,1006,600
Junior Administrative Grade15,600-39,1007,600
Selection Grade37,400-67,0008,700
Super Time Scale37,400-67,00010,000
Above Super Time ScaleN/AN/A
Super super time scale37,400-670012,000
Apex scale80,000 (Fixed)N/A
Cabinet Secretary90,000 (Fixed)N/A

Age Limit:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2022, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not later than 1st August, 2001.

The Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST; 3 years for OBC, 10 Years for Persons with Disabilities (15 years for SC/ST PWD’s & 13 years for OBC PWD’s) and for Ex-S as per Govt. of India rules. Candidates Relaxation in Upper Age limit will be provided as per Govt. Rules. Go through UPSC official Notification 2022 for more reference.

How to Apply:

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the UPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. https://www.upsc.gov.in/ from 02.02.2022 @ 06.00 PM to 22.02.2022 @ 06.00 PM. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Official Notification PDF : Click Here

Direct Registration Link : Click Here

Selection Procedure:

1.Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening & selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and
2.Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.

Application / Exam Fees:

– 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.

– Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-inslip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 21.02.2022 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in-Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18.00 hours of 22.02.2022.

Important Dates for the Indian Forest Service Exam 2022:

Starting Date : Feb 02 , 2022

Last Date : February 22 , 2022 @ 06.00 PM

Date of exam ; June 05 , 2022