Full-Form of IFS: A Central Government Service

Full-Form of IFS is Indian Foreign Service. Here is the full form of some important posts which are allocated through UPSC, Civil Services Examination.

Full Form of IFS is Indian Foreign Service and exam for this post is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
Full-Form of IFS,
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1. IAS: Indian Administrative Service

2. IPS: Indian Police Service

3. Full-Form of IFS: Indian Foreign Service

4. IRS: Indian Revenue Service

5. IRTS: Indian Railway Traffic Service

6. Indian Postal Service

7. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Gr. ‘B’

8. Delhi and Andaman Nicobar Police Service.

9. Indian P&T Accounts & Finance

10. Indian Audit & Accounts Service

11. Indian Defence Accounts Service

12. Indian Ordnance Factories Service

13. Indian Civil Accounts Service

14. Indian Railway Accounts Service

15. Indian Railway Personnel Service

16.Indian Defence Estates Service Gr. ‘A’

17. Indian Information Service, Gr. ‘A’

18. Indian Trade Service Gr. ‘A’

19. Indian Corporate Law Service

20. Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Gr.’B’ (Section Officers’ Grade)

21. Pondicherry Civil Service, (Group B)

 These are some important posts which are allocated by UPSC. In this two are All India Services,  IAS and IPS.

How these services are allotted?

For recruitment to these services, the exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission, a constitutional body every year. Based on marks scored by candidates in this examination Merit List is made. Service allocation to the various candidates depends upon different factors like Marks Scored in the examination, a choice made by the candidate in Detailed Application Form, Seat vacant, category of the candidate.

How many services in India are All India Services? 

There are three All India Services in India. 

1. IAS: Indian Administrative Services.

2. IPS: Indian Police Service.

3. IFoS: Indian Forest Service

How All India Services are different from other services?

All India Services are different from other services in various aspects.

(i) Way of creation: The All India Services are created by the parliament with the special recommendation of Rajya Sabha(Article 312 of the Indian Constitution). For the creation of All India Services, a bill has to pass with the special majority in Rajya Sabha. 

(ii) Special protection provided to the members of All India Services: There are various special protection has been provided in the constitution to enable its members to provide free and fair advice.

In Indian constitution Article, 310 to 316 are dedicated to All India Services.

(iii) Appointment and Removal: The members of All India Services are removed from their service by President of India only. 

(iv) Function: It works under both centre as well as state government.

(v) Various posts are reserved for All India Services, especially IAS: There are many top-level posts which are reserved for IAS. It is not by law but by convention. Like Cabinet Secretary, Chief Secretary, Secretary to various ministries (in most cases)….etc.

How to prepare for IFS Examination?

The educational qualification for IFS examination is graduation. For better result, one should start preparing for IFS examination from the second year of graduation. One should start preparation for IFS by reading the newspaper on a daily basis. Apart from reading a newspaper, you should start reading  NCERT books from VI to XII. The subjects in which NCERT books are most helpful are History, Geography, polity, environment and ecology.

Read these NCERT books before joining any coaching institute.

To know more about the list of NCERT Books Click Here 

Which coaching is best for IFS Examination?

There are many coaching institutes which offer courses for IFS examination. You can join coaching classes in various mode.

1. Offline Classroom programme : 

2. Online Classroom Programme: 

3. Postal Course : 

What are the various qualification criteria for IFS examination?

Before applying for IFS examination one should check the various qualification criteria which are necessary to appear in this examination. Three main criteria which a candidate should check before applying for IFS examination.

1. Educational qualification: Graduation

2. Age Limit: 32 years for unreserved category, 

                      : 35 years for OBCs 

                      : 37 years for SC/ST

3. Number of attempts: 6 attempts for unreserved category

                                      : 9 attempts for OBCs 

                                      : No limit for SC/ST

To know more about educational qualification, age limit and number of attempts Click Here

Who is responsible to conduct examination for IFS?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is responsible to conduct examination for various civil services including IAS, IPS and IFS. UPSC is a constitutional body and its headquarter is situated in New Delhi.

Notification for Civil Services is released in the month of February/ March. Application period during which a candidate can apply for this examination is around one month from the date on which notification has been released. 

Examination for Civil Services is conducted in three steps.

Prelims: May/June

Mains: October/November

Interview : February/March/April

To know more about the number of papers and Marks at each stage Click Here

What is the important post which is held by an IFS officer?

During his carrier, an IFS officer holds various important posts in the Foreign Ministry. Some of the important posts are given below Ambassador to various country, UN representation of India in UN and other international bodies, Consulate General…etc.

Foreign Secretary is the highest post held by an IFS Officer depending upon function and authority.

What is full form of IFS?

Full form of IFS is Indian Foreign Service. It is an central government ‘Group A’ service.

Exam for IFS is conducted by?

The examination for Indian Foreign Service is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission every year.

What is salary of IFS officers?

The Indian Foreign Service comes under the central government ‘Group A’ service. The salary paid to an IFS officer is equivalent to Central Government Group service of Grade Pay “Rs 5600”. Salary also depends upon posting domestics, foreign.

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