Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination Important Dates

Following mentioned are the dates you must remember if you are planning to appear Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam, IFS exam important dates -

  • Online application for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2020: 12th February 2020 to 3rd March 2020 (till 11.59 p.m.)
  • Date of Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2016: 31st May 2020
  • e-Admit cards for download from official website: 3rd week of May 2020
  • IFS (Main) Exam: 22nd November, 2020 onwards


Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam 2020 TimeTable

Exam Date

Morning Session
(9.30 am – 12.30 pm)

Afternoon Session
(2 pm – 5 pm)

12 November, 2016

General English

General Knowledge

15 November, 2016

Botany Paper I

Botany Paper II

16 November, 2016

Physics Paper I

Physics Paper II

17 November, 2016

Zoology Paper I

Zoology Paper II

18 November, 2016

Mathematics Paper I/ Statistics Paper I

Mathematics Paper II/ Statistics Paper II

19 November, 2016

Chemistry Paper I

Chemistry Paper II

20 November, 2016

Agriculture Paper I/ Animal Husbandry

& Veterinary Science Paper I

Agriculture Paper II/Animal Husbandry

& Veterinary Science Paper II

21 November, 2016

Geology Paper I

Geology Paper II

22 November, 2016

Forestry Paper I

Forestry Paper II

23 November, 2016

Agricultural Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering Paper I

Agricultural Engineering/  Civil Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering Paper II

IFS Exam Application Form

Candidates have to apply online from 12th February 2020 to 3rd March 2020 (up to 11.59 p.m.)

While submitting online applications for Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or Indian Forest Service or both.

Therefore,  before  exercising  their options, applicants may carefully read and understand the eligibility and other criteria contained  in  the  detailed  notices  of  both  the  Civil  Services  Examination and Indian  Forest  Service  Examination.

Make sure you carefully go through the instructions for filling up the online application form.

The application fee is Rs. 100. All female candidates and Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ Physically Handicapped categories' candidates don't need to pay this application fee. This free application does not apply to Other Backward Classes (OBS) candidates.

Application is free for physically disable candidates as well, provided that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for medical fitness for appointment to various posts/ services.

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