Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the UPSC IFoS Exam 2016 notification for recruitment of Indian nationals in Indian Civil Services under various departments for 110 Posts. UPSC invited applications from the candidates who are eligible and willing to join the civil services.
The applications are invited till 27 May 2016. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the UPSC IFS Exam 2016 through the prescribed format on or before the last date of application.
Eligibility Criteria for UPSC IFoS Exam 2016:
To apply for IFoS Exam 2016, the candidate must hold a degree 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.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the Government as equivalent to professional and technical degree would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
Candidates who have passed the final professional M.B.B.S. or any other Medical Examination but have not completed their internship by the time of submission of their applications for the Civil Services (Main) Examination, will be provisionally admitted to the Examination provided they submit along with their application a copy of certificate from the concerned authority of the University/Institution that they had passed the requisite final professional medical examination.
Number of Exam Attempts for UPSC IFS Exam 2016:
Candidates who will be appearing for the UPSC IFS Exam would be allowed to go through six attempts failing which they would be considered disqualified. The appearing attempts are not valid in case the candidate belongs to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates who are otherwise eligible.
Selection Procedure for UPSC IFS Exam 2016:
The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of UPSC Civil Service IFS Preliminary Exam, UPSC Civil Service IFS Main Exam and Interview which would be conducted by the commission.
How to Apply for UPSC IFS Exam 2016:
The eligible and interested candidates can apply online for Civil Services Exam through the prescribed format along with other necessary documents on or before 20 May 2016.
Exam Pattern for UPSC IFS Exam 2016:
Civil Services Exam will be conducted in two stages i.e., Preliminary Exam and Main Exam which would be followed by interview. Candidates who would qualify the Preliminary Examination would be allowed to appear for Main Examination.
Syllabus for UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam 2016
The UPSC IFS Preliminary Exam will be of objective type of 200 marks. The examination paper would be in both Hindi and English Language. The paper would include questions from General Studies of 200 marks.
Syllabus for UPSC IFS Main Exam 2016
The UPSC IFS Main Exam will consist of Paper A and Paper B of Indian Language and English. Papers to be counted for merit are:
- Paper-I: General English- 300 marks
- Paper-II: General Knowledge- 300 marks
- Paper-III: Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out. Each subject will have two papers- 200 marks
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Husbandry & Veterinary
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Date of Publication of Advertisement: 27 April 2016
Last Date of Application: 27 May 2016
Date of IFS Prelims Exam 2016: 07 August 2016
Date of IFS Main Exam 2016: 12 November 2016