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Monday, May 7, 2012

UPSC - Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2012

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2012

Union Public Service Commission
Examination Notice-08/2012-IFoS dtd 14th April, 2012
Commission’s website www.upsc.gov.in

Last date for submission of applications: 14th May, 2012


Indian Forest Service Examination-2012

Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination
Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions
Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the commission
Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for interview/personality test
Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in
The online applications can be filled upto 14th May, 2012 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled
The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination
The e-Admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates


No admission certificate will be sent by post
All the applicants are required to provide valid active e-Mail ID while filling up online application form as the commission may use electronic mode for contacting them at different stages of examination process
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 Tel 011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs

F.No.13/2/2011-EI(B)A competitive examination for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from the 14th July, 2012 in accordance with the rules published by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in the Gazette of India dated the 14th April, 2012
Examination Centres: Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwad, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam
Number of Vacancy: The number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the examination is expected to be approximately 85
The number of vacancies is liable to alteration
Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Govt
The decision of the Govt (Ministry of Environment and Forests), with regard to identification and resultant break-up of posts, reserved for PH categories, is still awaited
However, it is informed that in IFoS Exam-2011, the post were available for visually challenged and hearing impaired candidates

Eligibility Conditions

NationalityA 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, Sri Lanka, 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. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India. A candidate, in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Govt of India
Age LimitsA candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 01st August, 2012, he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd August, 1982 and not later than 01st August, 1991
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable upto a maximum of 5 years for SC/ST candidates, 3 years for OBC candidates, 5 years for candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989; 3 years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof, 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2012) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or on invalidment; 5 years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2012 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment; 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons
Educational QualificationsThe candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one 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 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 u/s-3 of the UGC Act, 1956 or possesses an equivalent qualification
Candidates who have appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s examination but have not been informed of the results as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to this examination
Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the requisite examination along with the detailed application form which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the written part of the examination
In exceptional cases the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate who has not any of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by the other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission justifies his/her admission to the examination
Number of attemptsEvery candidate appearing at the examination, who is otherwise eligible shall be permitted four attempts at the examination
The restriction is effective from the examination held in 1984, Provided that this restriction on the number of attempts will not apply in the case of SC/ST candidates who are otherwise eligible; Provided further that the number of attempts permissible to candidates belonging to OBC, who are otherwise eligible, shall be seven
Fee: Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner and 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
For the applicant in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission’s website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application
These applicants shall also be intimated through e-mail to submit copy of proof of their payment to the
commission at the address mentioned in the e-mail
The applicant shall be required to submit the proof within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the commission. In case, no response is received from the applicant, their application shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence shall be entertained in this regard
How to apply: Candidates are required to apply online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website
The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however, if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc
The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID
All candidates, whether already in Govt Service, Govt owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission
Persons already in Govt service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under Public Enterprises are however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the examination
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled
While filling in his/her application form, the candidate should carefully decide about his/her choice for the centre and optional subjects for the examination
If any candidate appears at a centre/optional subjects other than those indicated by the commission in his/her e-Admission certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be evaluated and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation
Candidates are requested to keep ready the attested copies of the following documents for submission to the Commission soon after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination which is likely to be declared in the month of December, 2012/January, 2013
Certificate of age, Certificate of educational qualification, Certificate in support of claim to belong to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PD where applicable, Certificate in support of claim for age/fee concession, where applicable
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination, successful candidates may be intimated by the commission electronically and they shall be asked to submit Detailed Application Form (DAF) online
The successful candidates have to send the printout of this DAF with each page duly signed along with the attested copies of the above mentioned certificates to the Commission at that time
Originals will have to be produced at the time of interview
The interview letter to the candidates may also be issued electronically
On-line applications: Candidates are required to apply online using the website www.upsconline.nic.in
Candidates will be required to complete the online application form containing two stages; Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menus
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only) (excepting SC/ ST/ Female/ PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card
Before start filling up of online application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature
The online applications (Part I/II) can be filled from 14th April, 2012 to 14th May, 2012 till 11.59 p.m., after which link will be disabled
Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications
However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances, any applicant submits multiple applications then he/she must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects
In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID
The applicants must ensure that while filling their application form, they are providing their valid and active E-Mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process
The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email address ending with @nic.in are directed to their inbox folder and not to the Spam folder or any other folder
Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of online applications
The online applications can be filled upto 14th May, 2012 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled

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