IFS Prelims to be held on 7 Aug 2016


Notification will be available from 23.04. 2016. Last date of receipt of application 20.05. 2016 till 11: 59 PM. Exam will conducted on 07.08. 2016. Available Vacancies in IFS 2016: Vacancies will be notified on 23.04. 2016.

Eligibility Criteria for IFS Prelims 2016: Candidate must be Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan.

Education Qualification: Candidates must have a Graduation Degree from recognized university/correspondent with at least one of the subjects namely as following:

  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics and Zoology
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Engineering

Age Limitation

  • Age of contestants should be between 21 yrs. To 32 yrs. that means he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1982 and not later than 1st August, 1993.

Relaxation reserved by category:

Relaxation in age limit for IFS examination

Relaxation in age limit for IFS 2016


5 years

OBC/Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities

3 years

Ex-Servicemen including commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of an assignment of 5 years military service

5 years

PH Candidates

10 years

Domiciled candidates of Jammu & Kashmir

5 years

Application Fee:

  • Candidates need to submit Rs. 100/- as application fee through net banking of SBI and its associate banks or by any Master/Visa Credit/Debit Cards or by paying Cash at any SBI branch.
  • Female, SC, ST and Physically Handicapped candidates are exempted from examination fee.

IFS Exam Pattern

For IFS Prelims: There will be two paper - one will be General Studies and other will be aptitude. This exam will be the same as CSAT for IAS (Prelims). Those who qualify the prelims will appear for Mains exam and the examination pattern for Mains will be as follows:

IFS examination pattern for Mains

IFS examination pattern for Mains




Paper I

General English


Paper II

General Knowledge


Paper III

Optional Subject 1


Paper IV

Optional Subject 1


Paper V

Optional Subject 2


Paper VI

Optional Subject 2


- Published/Last Modified on: December 3, 2015

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