WHAT IS IFS EXAM?
IFS EXAM stands for Indian Foreign Service which is the administrative diplomatic civil service under group A and group B. it is the Central Civil Service of the executive branch of the Government of India. IFS EXAM is responsible for framing the Government’s foreign policies and management of Indian Missions abroad. IFS EXAM is that civil services that deals with the country’s external affairs like diplomacy, trade and cultural relations.
IFS recruitment eligibility criteria:-
- Age Limit
- Minimum age of 21 years
- Maximum age 30 years as on 1st of August in the year of examination.
Relaxable age limit as follows:
Upto max. 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
Upto max. 3 years for OBC candidates.
Upto max. 5 years for candidate from the State of Jammu & Kashmir Upto max. 5 years for Defence Services personnel
Upto max. 5 years for Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years Military Service and have been released.
Upto max. 5 years for ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of 5 years of Military Service.
Upto max. 10 years for Blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.
- Education Qualification
Candidate should hold a degree from any of the recognised universities or must have an equivalent qualification to it.
Skills Required are
- Decision-making ability
- Good communication skills
- Excellent knowledge about foreign nations and current affairs
- Leadership ability Good analytical ability.
The candidate’s nationality should be either one of the following
Citizen of India
Subject of Nepal
Subject of Bhutan
A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement in India. Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India: Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
4.Number of attempts
General Category Candidates: 4 attempts
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates: No restriction
Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates: 7 attempts
Indian Foreign Service offers enormous acknowledgement to different political, social, ethnic and cultural domain world over. An IFS officer is liable to be posted in more than 180 odd Indian Delegations and Missions abroad. They can also be assigned to institutions like United Nations, UNESCO, World Bank, SAARC, etc. Back home, they can be posted in various parts of the country as Passport and Visa Officers.
Along with IAS and other civil services exams, IFS is one the best opportunity for the toppers at the civil services exams. With limited vacancies, IFS is also difficult as this service grips a lot of assurances, commitments, promises and glamour.
INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE EXAM 2018
DATE OF PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 18th JUNE 2018
DATE OF THE MAIN EXAMINATION 28th OCTOBER 2018