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Indian Forest Service Exam in India for Job Seekers
The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Indian Forest Service Exam – ination (IFS)every year. IFS is one of the Civil Services like Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service. In British Raj Imperial Forest Service has been formed in 1864 to 1935. In 1966 under the constitution of India, Indian Forest Service has been established on the basis of all India Services act 1951. Officers are recruited via a competitive exam and then trained for two years to become an Indian Forest Service Officer. After completion of training they will be awarded with Master’s degree of Forestry Science by Forest Research Institute. After successful training their services will be placed under central and state governments. The natures of work in field postings are forest protection, Conservation and development. And also wildlife along with forest dependent rural and tribal areas community’s living opportunities.
UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam details
The main mandate of this UPSC Indian Forest Service is accomplishment of National Forest Policy which gives environmental stability and maintenance of all life of forms, human, animal and plant. Indian Forest Service officers are also eligible for Central and State deputations as their counterpart IAS and IPS officers. Deputation is also permissible to United Nations bodies, International Organizations, NGO’s, Foreign Governments, voluntary organizations apart from the private sector as per the Indian Forest Service Rules, 1966.
Age Limit Indian Forest Service Exam:
21-30 years as on 1 August 2016.
For SC/ST, OBC age relaxation is available as per government norms
Educational Qualification for Indian Forest Service Exam:
A Bachelor’s degree with any one of the main subjects given here. Animal Husbandry &Veterinary Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Botany, Zoology or a bachelor’s degree from agriculture or forestry or engineering of recognized university or its equivalent.
|Paper I – General English||300|
|Paper II – General Knowledge||300|
|Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of given optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have|
|400 (200 Marks for each paper)|
Indian Forest Service exam and recruitment Process:
Indian Forest Service Exam will be conducted by UPSC every year. Final pass percentage for this exam is 0.02%. This one of the toughest exams in India, which is conducted by UPSC. It is three stage exam.
Stage 1: Like Civil Services examination prelims exam will be conducted. It consists of two papers. Probable pass percentage for prelims exam is 3-4%. This is a completely objective type exam.
Stage 2: Those who are qualified prelims exam, they are eligible to write the Mains exam. The candidate has to select two optional subjects with and one General Studies paper and English Language paper.
Stage 3: Mains qualified candidates will be called for Personality test. After completion of Personal interview followed by medical checkup and physical test which requires all male candidates to complete 25 km walk in under 4 hours. For female 14 km under 4 hours.
Indian Forest Service Officer Training:
1. Knowing technical knowledge and required skills for the forestry sector.
2. Implementing management skill.
3. Personality development as a member of Indian Forest Service.
The training for IFS is designed in four phases.
1. Foundation Course
2. Professional Phase I
3. Professional Phase I
4. Convocation Phase
Officers of the Indian Forestry Service have to initially attend the common foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussorie. After that training will be in Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun, with training on forest and wildlife management, soil conservation, surveying, Scheduled Tribes and handling weapons.
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