UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2020

Indian Forest Services (IFS) exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission of India. The recruitment of India level exam by the government of India for the scientific management of its forests. UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2020 is available.


IFS is one of the third all India Services, and this exam is conducted for recruitment to Indian forestry services. UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2020. The other two all India services names are Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS).

IFS Recruitment 2020

In this exam of IFS 2020, there are 3 exams are conducted: 1st is the Preliminary exam, 2nd is Mains Exam and the 3rd is Interview.

Interested candidates can fill the application form of IFS 2020. Here the details are given below:-

Indian Forest Services 2020 

IFS Notifications 2020

12 February 2020

Organising Body

Union Public Services Commission (UPSC)

Exam Mode


Number of Attempts


Number of Vacancies

90 (Approx)

Starting Date to Apply Online

12 February 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

03 March 2020

IFS Admit card 2020

May 2020

Preliminary Exams 2020

31 May 2020

Preliminary Result 2020

August 2020

IFS Mains Examination 2020

1 December 2020

IFS Mains Examination result 2020

January 2021

IFS Interview 2020

January 2021

IFS Final Result 2020

February 2021

IFS Vacancies 2020

The total number of vacancies released in the official notification on an official website is approximately 90 posts. However, the candidates belong to the reserved category (SC, ST, OBC, PwD) will have a relaxation from the government. According to the official notification, vacancies details are given below:-

Total Number of Vacancies

90 Approx

Reserved Vacancies



Low Vision Category: 1 


Partially Deaf Category: 1


Locomotor disability, sub-category: Leprosy cured and Acid attack: 1 

IFS Application Form 2020

The candidates who are aspiring for the IFS should apply only the civil services. There is no separate IFS application form for the candidates. There are some several important points for the candidates before applying the application:-

  • The Candidates should have the qualification degree which is required for the Post.
  • Candidates should register for the Prelims exam and qualify in the test then eligible for Mains Exam.
  • The IFS mains exam will be conducted in the last week of November. However, the Prelims exam will be conducted in September 2020.

Eligibility Criteria For IFS 2020

Eligibility criteria are very important for the candidates. Applying the IFS 2020 form, candidates must have to know about the eligibility of IFS post. The details are given below:-

  1. Physical Criteria:- Candidates must be fit according to the standard of physical for admission to the Indian Forest Service examination. Candidates have checked the official website of UPSC IFS 2020 for the details of these exams. 
  2. Nationality:- A candidate must be
    • The Subject of Nepal.
    • Have Indian Citizenship.
    • The Subject of Bhutan.
    • Tibetan refugee who came to India for permanent settling before 1st January 1962.
    • Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam those country people who come to India for permanent settling before 1st January 2020.
    • Candidates belonging to reserved category are also eligible for this examination.
  3. Educational Qualification:- The candidate must be
    • Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Statistics and Zoology, Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Forestry or engineering a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects which are given from, and passed from a government recognized University.
    • Candidates who appearing or waiting for their degree are also eligible to fill the application form of IFS. They have to submit their proof of passing the examination.
  4. Age Limit:- Age of the Candidates should be Maximum of 32 years and a minimum of 21 years on 1st January 2020. It means the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1988 and not later than 1st August 1999. While the reserved category candidates have some age relaxation:-
    • SC/ ST:- Up to 5 Years.
    • OBC:- Up to 3 Years.
    • State of Jammu & Kashmir:- Up to 5 Years.
    • Defense Service Personnel:- Up to 5 Years.
    • ECOs/SSCOs:- Up to 5 Years.
    • Ex-Serviceman:- Up to 5 Years.
    • Orthopaedically handicapped person and Blind, Deaf-mute:- Up to 10 Years.
  5. Number of Attempts:- Following are the maximum number of Attempts restriction:-


Number of Attempts


6 Attempts


9 Attempts


No Restrictions


9 Attempts(for all category)

Optional Subject of IFS 2020

The candidate who passed the Prelims exam will be called for the Mains exams, which will be 12 to 13 times the total number of vacancies for IFS. In this Mains Exam, there are required to select two optional subjects:-


Agricultural Engineering

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science



Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering




Mechanical Engineering




The combination of Optional Subjects will not be allowed in IFC Mains Exams are the following:-

  • Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
  • Agriculture and Animal husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Agriculture Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering have not more than one subject.

How to Apply For IFS Exam 2020 

  1. Visit the official website of
  2. Start filling the application form of IFC 2020.
  3. Click on the website and go to “What’s News”. 
  4. Then, move the UPSC Home Page.
  5. Click on Part I registration Link and then fill all the required details.
  6. Required to upload signature and Passport size Photo.
  7. After filling the form Pay the application fee of IFS.
  8. When you are done with the payment method then log in to the official website again and fill the bank related information.
  9. Before click to the submit recheck the application form and then click on submit. Then, do not forget to take a printout of application form for future references. 

IFS Admit Card 2020

The IFS admit card will release 3 weeks before the exam on the official website of UPSC. The candidate can get the admit card by downloading method, the link of admit card is shown on the official website of UPSC. After downloading the admit card candidate should take a printout of the admit card. Admit card is very necessary to bring into the examination hall. All details are described in the admit card like Your Name, Registration number, DOB, etc. 

IFS Exam Pattern 2020

Exam Pattern of IFS 2020 is important for candidates who are interested to fill the form of UPSC IFS 2020. Prelims exam Pattern 2020 are given below:-

IFC Prelims Exam Pattern:-

Name of the Subject

Maximum Marks

Paper-I General knowledge


Paper-II General Studies


IFC Mains Exam Pattern:-

Name of the Subject

Maximum Marks

Paper-I General knowledge


Paper-II General Studies 


Paper III, IV, V, VI- optional paper(2 Paper)

200 (For each Paper)



  • Questions will be set in English and Hindi both.
  • IFS Exam questions will be Objective Type.
  • Prelims exams are qualifying exam.
  • 33% marks are qualifying marks of the IFS exam.
  • The time duration for each paper is 2 hours.

Syllabus of IFS Exam 

Syllabus of the UPSC IFS is very important to know whenever you don’t know what is read then you don’t clear the IFS exam. Here the syllabus is given below, it helps to prepare the prelims exams of UPSC:-

IFS Syllabus 2020 



General English Syllabus 

General Knowledge

General Studies


Current Event of National and International importance.

Indian and world Geography

History of India and Indian National Moment

Indian Polity and Governance

Economic and Social development

General Science

Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity and climate change.  


Interpersonal skills including communication skills

Logical Reasoning and Analytical ability

Decision making and problem-solving

General mental ability 

Basic numeracy

Data Interpretation



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UPSC releases UPSC IFS notifications every year and gives a better opportunity for those who want to see their career in the government sector. UPSC Indian Forest Service Recruitment 2020, I hope this blog can help you to clear the IFS exams. Now, that you have completed this blog about IFS you briefly know What is the IFS, 2nd is summary of IFS, then vacancies of the post then, Exams Dates, eligible criteria 2020 exams and the exam pattern of IFS. You know the details about UPSC IAS recruitment 2020 in my other post.

Now, the candidates are advised that before applying to UPSC IFS you should have to get all the details related to the IFS exam. It helps you to perform better. At last, we only want to say that there is nothing big that we can not achieve. But only you should have to focus on their objectives. 

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