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UPSC Forest Service Exam 2024: The Union Public Service Commission has announced notification for Indian Forest Service Examination. There are 150 openings in this department. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/B.VSc/B.Sc are eligible to apply for UPSC Careers. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05 March 2024. The detailed eligibility and selection process of UPSC Jobs are explained below. Interested candidates can also try UPSC Civil Service Exam & UPSC Recruitment.


The Union Public Service Commission has advertised for the Indian Forest Service Examination. The age limit for the these posts is 21-32 years. Opportunity for Freshers !!!. If you want to know more details regarding the job, like Salary, Age, mode of application, examination, selection, Application fee, important dates, and job location, you can find it below. You can check the official notification of UPSC Careers below if you still have any doubts.

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Candidates applying for the Indian Forest Service Examination should note that they are required to appear in the civil service (Preliminary) examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview). Candidates desirous of applying for Indian Forest Service Examination as well as for Civil Service Examination can apply through a common online application  form subject to meeting the requisite eligibility criteria. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05 March 2024. For more details about UPSC Jobs, visit

UPSC Forest Service Exam

UPSC Forest Service Exam 2024:

Examination Name Indian Forest Service Examination
Job category Govt Jobs
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/B.VSc/B.Sc
Total Posts 150 Posts
Experience Freshers
Salary As per rules
Selection Process Preliminary & Main Examination
Job Location Across India
Application mode Online
Last Date 05 March 2024
Official Website

Detailed Eligibility – UPSC Jobs:

Educational Qualification: 

  • 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.

Age limit (As on 01 August 2024):

  •  A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years
  • Must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1992 and not later than 1st August, 2003.

Age Relaxations of UPSC Careers:

  • 5 years for SC/ST Candidates
  • 3 years for OBC candidates
  • 10 years for PWD candidates (13 years for OBC, 15 years for SC/ST)
  • Others as per Govt rules.

UPSC Jobs – Vacancies: 150 Posts

Selection Process of UPSC Jobs:

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service Main Examination; and
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.

Preliminary Examination:

  • The preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section II.
  • This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
  • The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.
  • Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission, to the Main Examination.
  • Minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and total qualifying marks of General Studies Paper-I of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination as determined by the Commission
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
  • Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Main Examination:

  • The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test.
  • The written examination will consist of 6 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects
  • All question papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.
  • The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.
  • Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview for a Personality Test.
  • Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking.

Note: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

UPSC Forest Service Exam- Scheme of Main Examination

Subject Marks
Paper-I: General English 300 marks
Paper-II: General Knowledge 300 marks
Personality Test 300 marks

Application Fees :

  • Rs. 100/-
  • Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates are exempted from payment of a fee

Mode of Payment:

  • Offline mode by by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash
  • Online mode by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.

How to Apply for UPSC Forest Service Exam 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on their official website latest by 05 March 2024 (18 hrs)

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Important Dates of UPSC Careers :

  • Online Application Starts from: 14 February 2024
  • Last Date of online Application: 05 March 2024
  • The candidate after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be:  12 March 2024
  • Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile): 06 March 2024 to 12 March 2024

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