UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination 2014
Last Date: 30th June, 2014
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold preliminary screening test regarding the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination 2014 for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service Officers commencing from 24/08/2014. The pattern of the Indian Forest Service Examination 2014 has actually been changed and candidates for IFS Examination 2014 needs to appear in the Indian Civil Service Examination (Preliminary) 2014 with the same. Therefore candidates requires to apply for Indian Civil Service Examination 2014 to appear in Indian Forest Service Examination 2014.
Age: Not less than 21 years and not exceeding 32 years as on 1st August 2014. The upper age is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates towards the extent described in the Notice.
Educational Qualification:Bachelor’s degree of any recognised university with one or more of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or perhaps an equivalent qualification.
Physical Standards:Candidates must be in good physical shape in accordance with the Regulations given in notice.
Number of attempts:The utmost number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will just be as (i) General Category – 6 attempts, (ii) OBC – 9 attempts (iii) SC/ST – No limit
Fee:Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are required to settle a fee of Rs.100/- either by depositing the cash in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card.
How To Apply:
All applications would put in an application Online from 31/05/2014 to 30/06/2014 only upto 11.59 PM.at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php.
About Indian Forest Service:
India is one of the First countries in the world to acquire stated scientific management of its forests. Throughout the entire year 1864 the then British India Government started the Imperial Forest Department and appointed Dr. Dietrich Brandis, a German Forest officer Inspector General of Forests in 1866. Having recognized the necessity to possess a premier forest service to mange the varied natural resources of the vast country and to organize the affairs of the Imperial Forest Department, Imperial Forest Service was constituted in 1867.
Having realized the advantage associated with a multi-tier forest Administration within the federal and provincial Governments for effective management of forest resources the British India Government also constituted Provincial Forest Service and Executive & Subordinate Services, should have the tanks quite similar to the present day forest administrative hierarchy.
The officers appointed towards the Imperial Forest Service from 1867 to 1885 were trained in France and Germany. Thereafter, until 1905 they were trained at Cooper's Hill, London, which had been they were prestigious professional colleges of Forestry during that time. From 1905 to 1926 the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh had undertaken the task of training the officers along the Imperial Forest Service. The Imperial Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, presently & popularly known across the world as FRI was established at Dehra Dun in the year 1906. The baton to coach the IFS officers was passed on to Forest Research Institute, which it did successfully from 1927 to 1932. Subsequently the Indian Forest College (IFC) was established within the year 1938 at Dehra Dun and the officers recruited to the Superior Forest Service by the provinces/states were trained there.