Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2010 Notification
INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION, 2010
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Indian Forest Service Examination. 2010 commencing from 10lh July, 2010 for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.
Salient features of the examination are published herein for general information of candidates. For details regarding the Syllabi and Scheme of the examination. Centres of examination, Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the Detailed Notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 20,h February, 2010.
(a) Age Limits :
Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years on 1sl July, 2010.
The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
(b) Educational Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree of a recognised University 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 or an equivalent qualification.
(c) Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix-Ill of Rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010 published in the Gazette of India dated 20″‘ February, 2010.
(d) Number of Attempts
The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as follows :-
- General Category: Four
- Other Backward Classes: Seven
- Scheduled Castes (SC) / Scheduled Tribes(ST): No Limit
HOW TO APPLY:
(a) The Commission proposes to make available online application submission for Indian Forest Service Examination, 2010 from 27th February, 2010 to 15,h March, 2010 for which a separate notice is to be issued.
(b) The Candidates who wish to apply offline must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-Ill of the Notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs.20/-(Rupees twenty only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310.
Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees).
ADDRESS AND LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
All offline applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069″ either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 22nd March, 2010.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 29th March, 2010.
FACILITATION COUNTER & WEBSITE FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. and 17.00 hrs.
The Commission also has Website at address : http://www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.