UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023| 150 Posts | Last Date: 21 February 2023

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UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023 notification announced for filling up the posts. There are totally about 150 vacancies available. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/B.VSc/B.Sc are eligible to apply for the jobs. The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.

UPSC Forest Service Exam

UPSC Forest Service Exam 2023:

Examination Name Indian Forest Service Examination
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/B.VSc/B.Sc
Total Vacancies 150 Posts
Salary Not Disclosed
Job Location Across India
Last date 21 February 2023

UPSC Forest Service Exam – Detailed Eligibility:



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 2023):

  • 21 to 32 years.
  • Candidates must have been born not earlier than 2 August 1991 and not later than 1 August 2002.

Relaxations in upper Age Limit:

  • 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.

No.of. Vacancies : 150 Posts

UPSC Forest Service Exam Selection process:

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 various Services and posts.

Preliminary Examination:

  • The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Minimum qualifying marks: The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Main Examination:

  • The Main Examination will consist of written examination and an interview test.
  • All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
  • 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 300
Paper-II 300
Personality Test 300

Application Fees :

  • Rs. 100/-
  • No fee for SC/ST/PH/Female candidates.

Mode of Payment:

  • Offline mode by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or
  • 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 2021?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this  job through online mode in their official website latest by 21 February 2023 till 6.00 pm.

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Important Dates :

  • Online Application Starts from : 01 February 2023.
  • Last Date of online Application : 21 February 2023
  • The candidate after registration of OTR applies for the first time in this examination last date of modification of OTR would be  : 28 February 2023
  • Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile) : 22 February 2023 to 28 February 2023