Instructions and Guidelines
for filling up the Application Form IFS 2023
1. Candidates must use only the form
supplied with the information Brochure purchased from any of the designated Head
Post Offices/Post Offices listed in Appendix III. Form should be purchased
from designated post offices only and not from any other agency.
Candidates must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and
they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of
the Form. The form will NOT be supplied by the Commission�s office.
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A D V E R T I S E M E N T
2. The application form must be filled in
by the candidates in their own handwriting. Since this form will be processed on
computerised machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and
filling up the application form. They should use HB pencil only to
darken the circles. For writing in the boxes, they should use blue or
Since the entries made by the candidates
by darkening the circles will be taken into account while processing the
applications on computerised machines, they should make these entries very
carefully and accurately. Entries in the boxes are meant for confirmatory
purposes and these should also, therefore, be made correctly. There should be no
variation between the entries made by the candidates by darkening the circles
and those written in the accompanying boxes.
In case of any variation
between the entries made by the candidates in the boxes and the accompanying
circles, the entries in the boxes will be treated as authentic and final.
3. Candidates should ensure that the
signatures appended by them in all the places viz. in their application form,
Attendance List etc. and in all the correspondence with the Commission, should
be identical and there should be no variation of any kind. If any variation is
found in the signatures appended by him at different places, his candidature
will be liable to be cancelled by the Commission.
4. No change in the entries made in
original application form will be allowed under any circumstances.
5. The candidates are advised in their own
interest to ensure that the applications reach the Commission�s Office on or
before the closing date. Applications received in the Commission�s Office
after the closing date will not be considered.
6. While filling in his application form,
the candidate should carefully decide about his choice for the centre and
optional subjects for the examination. More than one application from a
candidate giving different centres and/or optional subjects will not be accepted
in any case. Even if a candidate sends more than one completed application, the
Commission will accept only one application at their discretion and the
Commission�s decision in the matter shall be final.
7. On the Acknowledgement Card, the
candidates should write their application form No. (as printed
below the bar code on the form) and the name of examination viz.
"Indian Forest Service Examination, 2023".
They should also write clearly and legibly their mailing address on the
Acknowledgement Card. A postage stamp of Rs. 6/- should be affixed on the card.
The Acknowledgement Card should not be stapled or pinned or tagged or pasted
with the Application Form.
Eligibility Conditions (in brief)
(i) Age limits :
21-30 years as on 1.7.2023. (Upper age limit relaxable for SCs/STs,
OBCs and certain other categories as specified in Para 3(ii) of Notice).
(ii) Educational Qualifications :
Bachelor�s degree of a recognised
university with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry &
Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physcs,
Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in
Enginerring or an equivalent qualification [Para 3(iii) of Notice].
(iii) No. of permissible attempts :
Four [Seven attemps of OBCs and no
limit for SCs/STs (Para 3 (iv) of Notice)]
(iv) Fee :
Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only)
(No fee for SCs/STs/Physically