As per the new scheme of Examination for Indian Forest Service Examination 2013, UPSC is going to make it a two-tier examination similar to that of the Civil Services Examination. The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination shall serve as the Screening Test for both the Civil Services as well as the Indian Forest Service Examinations.
It is expected that the notification of Indian Forest Service Examination 2013 will be done simultaneously with the Civil Services Examination.
The application form will be called as Combined Online application Form for Civil Services and Indian Forest Service Examinations. In the notifications for both Indian Forest Service Examination as well as Civil Services Examination, candidates will be asked to exercise their option to either choose Civil Services or Indian Forest Service or both, as per their eligibility conditions.
As per the tentative schedule, the notification for IFoS examination 2013 is expected on March 9, 2013 and the date of date of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination for screening of candidates for IFoS (Main) Examination is scheduled on May 26, 2013.
IFoS (Main) Examination 2013 is scheduled to be held from 21st September 2013.
However, we are still to hear officially about the details about this from Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and it is expected that shortly UPSC will come out with fine-prints about these changes.
IFoS 2013 Exam - new scheme