The wait is over for the candidates of Indian Forest Service examination, as the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) declared its results on Tuesday. In an official release, the UPSC mentioned that a total of 110 candidates have been declared successful by the Commission. Of these, 48 candidates are of General category, 37 belong to Other Backward Classes, 17 to Scheduled Castes and eight to Scheduled Tribes, it said. However, the results declared on the day only reveals whether a candidate qualified or not while the marks of candidates are expected to be available on the UPSC’s website within 15 days from the date of publication of result, the release said.
The final selection is based on the results of the Indian Forest Service (main) examination held in November 2016 followed by personality test in February-March, 2017. The results will also be available on the UPSC website. In case the candidates want to obtain any information or clarification regarding their examination or recruitment, they may consult the “facilitation counters” set up by UPSC near the examination hall building in its campus on any working days between10 AM to 5 PM in person. They can also contact these counters over the telephone. For which, the commission has released contact numbers, which are 011- 23385271, 23381125, 23098543, the release added.
Meanwhile, candidates who wish to apply for the Civil Services 2017 preliminary examination can submit their application forms by March 17. The preliminary examinations will be conducted on June 18 while the main exam is scheduled to take place on October 10. UPSC conducts this examination to select candidates in order to fill the administrative positions in different All-India Services and central civil services including IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS, and IRTS. The preliminary examination will consist of two papers — objective type and general studies. While the first paper has multiple choice questions that carry a total of 400 marks, the second paper has general studies type questions in which candidates need to qualify with minimum 33 per cent marks.
(With inputs from PTI)