The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon release the official notification for the 2016 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam.
The Commission had earlier planned to release it on April 23, but later it got deferred.
A general candidate gets only six attempts to clear the exam and must do so by the time they turn 32. For OBC category candidates, the age limit is 35 years and the number of attempts is nine while for candidates belonging to Schedule Cast (SC) and Schedule Tribe (ST), the age limit is 37 years, while the number of attempts is unlimited.
For appearing in an IAS exam, a degree of graduation in any stream from any university recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) is required. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply, provided they submit the certificate of qualification along with the mark sheet to the UPSC before the main exam.
A candidate applying for IFS exam must possess a bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or Engineering from a recognised university.
You can find more details about the eligibility, number of attempts, etc. on the official website.