Union Public Service Commission has postponed the UPSC Civil Service Prelims Exam 2024. Candidates who will appear for the Civil Services Prelims examination can check the official notice on the official website of UPSC at

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UPSC IFS Recruitment 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s premier central recruitment agency for the recruitment of all the Group ‘A’ officers vacancies under the Government of India. Every year UPSC conducts the UPSC Civil Service Examination to fill numerous vacancies of all India Services and various Central Civil Services. For this year, UPSC IAS Exam 2024, the UPSC Notification 2024 pdf has been released announcing 1255 Group A and IFS vacancies and the direct link to download the pdf has been provided in the article below. UPSC IAS Exam is conducted at the national level and the applicants interested in the prestigious All India Service can submit their online applications at before 5th March 2024 (6 pm).

UPSC IFS Recruitment 2024 Notification

The UPSC IFS Notification 2024 was made public by the Union Public Service Commission, February 14, 2024 for 150 vacancies. The application form can be found on the official website,, for those who wish to apply for the Indian Forest Service Examination in 2024. On May 26, 2024, the UPSC IFS Prelims written exam will take place.

UPSC IFS 2024 Application Form

The UPSC IFS Application Form 2024 is now available, marking the commencement of the application process for the Indian Forest Service examination at Aspirants can access the form on the official UPSC website and must submit it before the specified deadline. 

Ensure accurate and complete details, including educational qualifications and relevant documents. The application process involves payment of the examination fee, and candidates should follow the guidelines provided in the form. 

OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC Forest Service Examination 2024
Exam LevelNational
VacancyIFS- 150
Application ModeOnline
Registration Dates14th February to 5th March 2024
Exam ModeOffline
Exam StagesPreliminary
Interview/Group Discussion
Education QualificationGraduate or relevant degree
Age Limit21 to 32 years
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
No. of AttemptsGeneral- 6 attempts
OBC- 9 attempts
SC/ST- No restrictions
UPSC Official

UPSC IFS 2024 Important Dates

The Online Registration window was opened on 14th February and will be closed on 5th March 2024 as mentioned in UPSC Notification 2024. The complete schedule for the UPSC CSE 2024 Exam has been tabulated below.

Official notification release date14th February 2024
UPSC Apply Online Starts14th February 2024
Last date to apply for UPSC Exam5th March 2024 (6 pm)
Last date to pay application fee5th March 2024
Application Modification6th to 12th March 2024
UPSC Prelims Exam 202426th May 2024 (Postponed)
UPSC Mains Exam 202420th September 2024 onwards [5 days]

UPSC IFS 2024 Application Fee

For the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, candidates must pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) (with the exception of Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates, who are exempt from paying the fee). 

They can pay the fee in cash at any SBI branch, or they can use the State Bank of India’s net banking facility, Visa, Master, RuPay Credit/Debit card, UPI Payment, or Internet banking from any bank.

UPSC IFS 2024 Eligibility

The examination authority has made the eligibility requirements and age limit public. Candidates can see the official notification for additional information if they are interested.

Educational Qualification:  

  • A bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following subjects is required of a candidate: Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, or any equivalent degree from an accredited university in Agriculture, Forestry, or Engineering. 
  • It is recommended that you review the notification link to learn more about the positions’ educational requirements. 

Age Limit: 

  • On August 1st, 2024, the candidate must not have been older than 21 years old or older than 32 years old.

UPSC IFS 2024 Vacancy

Union Public Service Commission has announced 1206 vacancies to be filled through UPSC CSE & IFS Exam 2024. Through UPSC Civil Service Examination 2024, 1056 vacancies are expected to be filled and through Indian Forest Service Examination 2024, 150 vacancies are to be filled.

Exam NameVacancies
Civil Service Examination 20241056
Indian Forest Service Examination 2024150

UPSC IFS 2024 Selection Process

The UPSC aspirants have to qualify in three phases to get shortlisted for UPSC CSE & IFS vacancies released through UPSC Notification 2024. The final merit list of the UPSC IAS Result will be prepared based on marks scored by candidates in Phase 2 & Phase 3.

PhasesExam NameStatus
Phase 1Preliminary ExamQualifying
Phase 2Mains ExamScoring
Phase 3Interview RoundScoring

UPSC IFS 2024 Exam Pattern

UPSC IFS exam pattern 2024 for both preliminary and main exam is provided below:

S. NoSubject NameMarks
Prelims – Part A
1.General Knowledge (Paper: I)200
2.General Studies (Paper: II)200
Mains – Part B
3.Paper I – General English300
4.General Knowledge-Paper II300
5.Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers.200 Marks for each paper
6.Interview for Personality Test300

The UPSC Indian Forest Services Exam has two exams Prelims and Mains.

Union PSC Forestry Prelims Exam Details:

  • Questions will be set in both English and Hindi.
  • The IFS Forestry Exam questions will be of Multiple Choice (Objective Type).
  • Paper II of Civil Services Forestry (Prelims Examination) is the qualifying paper.
  • The Fixed Minimum Qualifying marks are at 33%.
  • The Prelims Examination will be with Total 400 marks (Paper I & II) and exam duration each of Two Hours (Paper I, Paper II).

UPSC IFS 2024 Exam Syllabus

Check out the prescribed syllabus for UPSC IFS exam:

For preliminary exam

  • Paper I: History of India & Indian National Movement, Current Events of National & International Importance, Indian Polity & Governance, Indian & World Geography, Economic & Social Development, General Science and General Issues on Environment
  • Paper II: Comprehension, Interpersonal Skills Including Communication Skills, Logical Reasoning & Analytical Ability, Decision Making & Problem Solving, General Mental Ability and Basic Numeracy

For main exam:

  • General English: Understanding of English, Essay Writing, Passage Summary, Précis Writing, Use of Words, etc
  • General Knowledge: Knowledge Of Current Events, Indian Polity Including the Political System and the Constitution of India, History of India & Geography of a Nature, etc
  • Optional Subjects: The detailed topics for the optional subjects for which the candidates choose to appear can be found on the official website of the commission.

Preparation Tips

The candidates preparing for the UPSC IFS 2024 exam can follow these strategies to clear the exam:

  • Start from the scratch, preparing each and every topic form the basics and then move forward towards the complex ones.
  • Do not leave any topic. Each and every topic is equally important.
  • Studying all topics from the NCERT books is a must as no other book can prepare your base more than the NCERTs.
  • Always keep yourself up-to-date of your surroundings, whether it is field of geography, polity, environment, everything.
  • Forget every other thing except study. Distractions are the biggest enemy of UPSC preparation.
  • Solve mock tests and sample papers for practice. You can also refer to the internet for practice material.

UPSC IFS 2024 Exam Answer Key

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon release the IFS Answer Key UPSC. Candidates can expect the IFS Answer Key UPSC to be released a few weeks after the Indian Forest Service (FS) exam is conducted. Candidates can find all the relevant and updated details regarding the answer key of UPSC IFS exam in this page. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can refer to the UPSC IFS Answer Key UPSC and marking scheme to calculate marks for the exam. 

UPSC IFS 2024 Exam Result

The final result of the UPSC IFS 2024 will be announced on the official website of UPSC. The candidates who clear the preliminary exam will have to appear for the main exam and those who clear mains also, will be invited for the interview round. The final result will be declared for the candidates who clear all the 3 rounds of the exam. Only such candidates will be considered for recruitment into the forest services depending on the fulfillment of eligibility and other criteria.

UPSC IFS 2024 Exam FAQs

Q1. Is UPSC CSE Notification 2024 released?

Yes, UPSC CSE Notification 2024 for Civil Service Examination 2024 has been released for 1056 posts.

Q2. How many vacancies are to be filled through UPSC IAS 2024 Exam?

This year, 1056 vacancies are announced to be filled through UPSC CSE Exam and 150 vacancies are to be filled through UPSC IFS Exam 2024.

Q3. What is the official website to apply online for USPC CSE 2024 Exam?

The official website to apply for USPC CSE 2024 Exam is

Q4. What is the date of UPSC IFS Mains exam?

24th November 2024