UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility:
Nationality: The candidate must be either:
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. Or
(e) a person of Indian origin 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.
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August 2021, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1989 and not later than 1st August 2000.
The upper age limit relaxations are given below.
(a). The Age relaxable for SC, ST’S candidates – 5 years
(b). Age relaxable for OBC candidates – 3 years
(c). Age relaxable for 3 years in case of defense services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or disturbed area.
(d). 5 years Age relaxable for Ex-servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of an assignment of 5 years military service (As the date given in advt)
(e). 5 years age relaxable in the case of ECOs/ SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of military service. (As the date given based in advt).
(f). 10 years Age relaxation for blind, deaf, deaf, mute, and orthopedically handicapped candidates.
(g). 5 years age relaxable if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January (As the date given based on Advt).
The 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.
Number of Attempts:
Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination. Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of scheduled caste and scheduled tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible. A number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes, who are otherwise eligible, shall be nine.
The candidate must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Indian Forest Service Examination.