UPSC IFS Eligibility Criteria 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 13:17 IST

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UPSC IFS 2018 Eligibility Criteria

UPSC IFS 2018 eligibility criteria is prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Applicants who wish to apply for Indian Forest Services Exam 2018 have to fulfill the eligibility norms of IFS 2018.

The eligibility conditions of UPSC IFS 2018 are based on educational qualification, nationality and age limit of the applicants applying for the entrance exam. Applicants must note that it is mandatory to fulfill the eligibility criteria of UPSC IFS 2018. If any applicant fails to satisfy the prescribed eligibility norms, he/she will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

Age Limit

  • Applicant should have attained the age of 21 years and should not have attained the age of 32 years.

  • There is an age relaxation of upto a maximum of five years if an applicant belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe category.

  • There is an age relaxation of upto a maximum of three years in case an applicant belongs to Other Backward Class category.

Nationality

An applicant must be either-

  • Indian citizen or

  • A subject of Bhutan, or

  • A subject of Nepal, or

  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Or

  • A person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should be graduates with one the following subjects namely Chemistry, Botany, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology and Statistics.

Or

  • Applicants should have obtained a graduate degree in Forestry, Agriculture or Engineering from a recognized State or Central university.

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