The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Indian Forest Service Examination, 2011 commencing from 9th July, 2011. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.
Salient features of the examination are published herein for general information of candidates. For details regarding the Syllabi and Scheme of the examination, Centres of examination. Guidelines for lilting up application form etc., the candidates must refer to the Detailed Notice of the examination published In the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar dated 19th March, 2011.
2. CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
(a) Age Limits: Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years on 1st July. 2011. The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified m the Notice.
(b) Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree of a recognised University with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry 8 Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry, or in Engineering or an equivalent qualification. Candidates who qualify on the basis of results of the written part of the examination will be summoned for personality test.
(c) Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix-II of Rules for the Indian Forest Service Examination. 2011 published in the Gazette of India dated 19th March. 2011.
(d) Number of Attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as follows:
(i) General Category: Four
(ii) Other Backward Classes: Seven
(iii) Schedules Castes (SCs)/ Schedules Tribes (STs): No limit
3. HOW TO APPLY:
(a) Candidates are required to apply Online only using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.
(b) The candidates residing in certain remote areas specified in Para 6 of the detailed Notice published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 19th March, 2011 have the option to apply Offline by using the New Common Application Form (Form-E) devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 30/-(Rupees Thirty only). Each such Form can be used only once and only for one examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated Head Post Offices/ Post Offices, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/ Fax No. 011-23387310. OR
The Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions given in the Employment News dated 19-03-2011. It may be noted that all offline applications, if any, received from candidates residing in normal areas/ abroad, shall be summarily rejected by the Commission. The option of offline application is available only to candidates residing in specified remote areas.
(a) Candidates applying Online are required to pay a reduced fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/ Master Card/ Debit Card.
(b) Candidates residing in certain remote areas specified in para 6 of detailed notice who apply offline through New Common Application Form (Form-E) are required to pay Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only.
(c) Female/SC/ST/Physically Handicapped candidates are exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees).
5. ADDRESS AND LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:
(a) Online (from all candidates): The Online Applications can be filled up to 18th April, 2011 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled.
(b) Offline (From candidates residing in specified remote areas only): All offline applications from candidates residing in remote areas only, specified in para 6 of this Notice must reach the “Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110 069” by Post/Speed only, on or before the 25th April, 2011. It may be noted that no application will be received by hand or by courier.
6. FACILITATION COUNTER AND WEBSITE FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature, etc., candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011 -23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
The Commission also has website at address: http://www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.
“Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.”
Candidates are required to apply only through Online mode (except candidates residing in remote areas specified in para 6 of this Notice who have the option of applying through offline or online mode).
Mobile phones are banned in the Campus of UPSC Examination Halls