The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2017 on the official website, the link for which isupsc.gov.in
Here's what the official notification read:
'The Main Examination in the scheme of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2017 will be held from December 3, 2017.'
Steps to fill the DAF
Log on to the official website www.upsc.gov.in
Under 'what's new', click on 'DAF: Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2017'
A PDF file will open, containing instructions as well as DAF form
Follow the instructions and fill in the same.
Note: The last date for filling up the DAF form is September 20 till 6 pm.
Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs 200. The fee should be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using Net Banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card.
Stages of competitive exam:
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
(i)Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening and selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.
(ii) Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.