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Hello Jyoti,Good to hear that you have decided to go for IFS (Indian Foreign service) officer. This is a very prestigious job considered in the society.The Indian Foreign Service is a Central Service and premier diplomatic service of our country.Members of the IFS,primarily represent the country in the international arena.The Indian Foreign Service deals with the countries external affairs including diplomacy and cultural affairs.It is responsible for the administration and activities of Indian Missions abroad, and for the framing and implementation of the governments foreign policy. An IFS officer can be posted 160 odd Embassies and Missions abroad. They can be deputed to institutions like United Nations,UNESCO,World Bank,SAARC etc. Back Home,they can be posted in various parts of the country as passport officers.ELIGIBILITY :Age-Candidate should be between 21-30 years of age as on 1st august of the year of examination. Maximum 30 for general category,33 for OBC and 35 for SC/ST.EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION-Candidates are required to have degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized university .Candidates appearing at their degree examination with prescribed subjects are also eligible to compete.NATIONALITY:1.A citizen of INDIA or;2.subject of Nepal or;3.subject of Bhutan or;4.a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with intention to permanently settle in India.In order to apply for this exam one has to apply online on UPSC website: www.upsconline.nic.in.Registeration for the exam is Rs.100 which can be deposited in State Bank of India or paid through net banking.EXAM PATTERN:The Indian Foreign Service Examination consist of two successive stages:1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination(Objective Type) CSAT for the selection of candidates for the Indian Foreign Service (Main)Examination.2.Main Exam -a written test and than an Interview.Prelim EXAM PATTERN:1. General Studies (GS) -200 marks- 2 hours (1/3rd of marks alloted for negative marking for every question.2.Civil Service Aptitude Test( CSAT)-200 marks- 2 hours(1/3rd of marks alloted for negative marking for every question).Main Exam:There is no negative marking as it is a descriptive paper.WEBSITE:www.upsc.gov.in (official website)There has been a tremendous demand in this filed due to the Globalisation.Hope you find this information useful and helpful.Feel free to get in touch.Wish you Good LuckWarm Regards,Prathamesh K.
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