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Like Indian Administrative Services, which had another name for its existence, Indian Forest Service was known as Imperial Forest Service earlier. But here, we’re mainly be talking about one of the most searched queries regarding UPSC IFS 2018 on the internet – “How To Join Indian Forest Service.” Not focussing much on IFS Training Institute (Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun) etc. we’ll be looking forward to Indian Forest Service Selection Procedure. While, in this recruitment, there are a number of posts like – Probationary Officer/Assistant Conservator of Forests, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Selection Grade), Chief Conservator of Forests, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Head of Forest Force).


But, only wishing to be at these posts won’t work much. Action has to be taken. For that, the applicant first needs to know that Indian Forest Service [IFS] Examination is organised by Union Public Service Commission [UPSC]. Following this, for recruitment procedure, IFS exam 2018 official website becomes UPSC official website i.e. or Whereas for Official UPSC IFS 2018 working updates, by ministry of environment forest and climate change government of India, an authorised portal in named as – 

IFS Notification 2018

Again, UPSC IFS 2018 recruitment notification every year is released by UPSC itself. Apart from two important notes, there are 8 major points to keep in mind in the beginning about – mobile phones banned, facilitation counter for the guidance of candidates, the penalty for wrong answers, last date of submission of applications, how to apply and candidates to ensure their eligibility for the examination in IFS Notification 2018. Indian Forest Service exam important dates are out – as Notification for Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 through CS(P) Examination 2018 is going to be published online on 7th February 2018. That’ll also include details of Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018.

IFS Application Form 2018

UPSC has already warned volunteers to go through basic UPSC IFS 2018 eligibility criteria before applying online. And, also it should be clear to the candidates that mere submission of IFS Application Form 2018 never assures the recruitment of the individual in Indian Forest Services. Last year, Online applications(Part I and II) can be filled from 22nd February 2017 to 17th March 2017 till 18.00 Hours. This year as well, online registration will be done on UPSC authority website – in February 2018. The whole procedure of filling online application for IFS mainly includes two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II. Another most important notice is Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of Online Applications.

IFS Question Paper 2018

For qualifying this UPSC IFS 2018 examination, going through Indian Forest Services (IFS) Previous Years (Past) Papers is mandatory. Online IFS Question Paper 2018 is available for Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Forestry, General English, General Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics and Zoology etc. Apart from this, from various bookstores as well, Old Paper, Sample Paper or Model Papers can be purchased. In the duration of preparation for the examination, the importance of such last 10 year papers or last 5 years paper will be counted. Going through these gives an overview to an applicant on “How will be the examination pattern or syllabus next year.”

IFS Syllabus 2018

While choosing a subject in online UPSC IFS 2018 application form, a candidate needs to keep in mind that following a combination of subjects is not allowed – Agriculture and Agriculture Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science. IFS Syllabus 2018 is one of the most important chunks to go through at the time of preparation. While eight questions will be asked in Option Subject Question Paper. The question paper will be divided into two parts A and B and each part will include 4 marks each.

IFS Admit Card 2018

Indian Forest Service – UPSC IFS 2018 Exam Centres are already unveiled. As prelims written exam will be held at Warangal, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Vellore, Varanasi, Udaipur, Tirupati, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Thane, Srinagar, Siliguri, Shimla, Shillong, Sambalpur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Raipur, Pune, Puducherry, Portblair, Patna, Panaji, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Mysuru, Mumbai, Madurai, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kolkata, Kohima, Kochi, Jorhat, Jodhpur, Jammu, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Itanagar, Indore, Imphal, Hyderabad, Gwalior, Gurgaon, Gorakhpur, Ghaziabad, Gaya, Gautam Budhh Nagar, Gangtok, Faridabad, Dispur, Dharwar, Delhi, Dehradun, Cuttack, Coimbatore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Bilaspur, Bhopal, Bareily, Bengaluru, Aurangabad, Anantapur, Allahabad, Aligarh, Aizawl, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Agra, Agartala. And, mains written will be held at Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Dispur (Guwahati), Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Port Blair and Shimla. For both of these, IFS Admit Card 2018 may release separately.

IFS Answer Key 2018

Last year, Indian Forest Service prelims examination was conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 18th June 2017. Indeed, answer key for forest services written test, as usual, can be downloaded in major two formats, i.e. Official and Unofficial. Various coaching institutes will release IFS Answer Key 2018 on the day of examination and UPSC from its side will release Officially written test solution key almost two or three weeks later on.


IFS Mains Result 2017-2018

Almost 2-3 months after the mains examination is successfully organised by UPSC for IFS, UPSC IFS 2018 Mains Result is announced. According to UPSC Annual Calendar 2018, Union Public Service Commission is going to organise Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 02.12.2018 (SUNDAY) in a 10 days duration. For 2016 written test, UPSC Forest Service (Main) Exam result announcement date was 3rd February 2017. Sequentially, the qualified candidate’s personality test list is also announced. The personality test for eligible candidates was commenced from 27th February 2017. Thus, after the publication of IFS Mains Result 2017-2018 as well, Candidates will possess almost 25-30 days to report at the personality test centre as per Call Letter. 

IFS Final Result 2018

As the name suggests, IFS Final Result 2017-2018 is surely going to include names of candidates who will be finally recruited through this procedure in a one single qualifying candidate’s list. UPSC Indian Forest Service IFoS prelims result in the list was published in PDF format on UPSC IFS 2018 original website – 

IFS Cut Off 2018

UPSC IFS 2018 General Studies Paper I and General Studies CSAT Paper II cut off marks for the year 2018 is yet to be announced officially. But, officially, cut off marks can easily be checked for previous/ old years like – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. Though not confirmed till date, yet Union Public Service Commission may release Subject Wise Cut, Off Marks. While, indeed, for General, OBC (Other Backward Class), SC (Scheduled Caste), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and PH 1, PH 2 and PH 3. But if candidates already know about IFS Cut Off 2018 for Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 through CS (P) Examination 2018, then that one-day duration examination having date 03.06.2018 (SUNDAY) becomes more interesting.

IFS Interview 2018

For IFS 2016 personality test/ interview, last year call letters were released on February 07, 2017 on For IFS interview 2017 scheduled on 27th February 2017, call letters were released online almost 3 weeks earlier and could be downloaded from UPSC official website by clicking on e-summon – Indian Forest Service IFS Main Exam 2016. No any big list of examination centre is actually required for this 3rd stage i.e. personality test. Rather, the interview was held at Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. After the release date, UPSC IFS 2018 call letters could be downloaded from the official website with the help of roll numbers. The report was released by NDTV saying “Indian Forest Service IFS 2016 Personality Test / Interview Call Letters Released; Download Now.”