How to become an IFS officer

How to become an IFS officer

The Full form of IFS is Indian Foreign services. IFS is one of the top and core services of India and the top rankers who secures best marks are only eligible for IFS.Here in this post, we will discuss How to become an IFS officer also complete eligibility is mentioned here in this post.You can also read IFS Salary and Pay Scale

You can also Read Everything about IFS Exam

IFS is top service among other 24 services which comes under UPSC services like

IAS

IPS

IFS

IRS

IAAS

IES etc.

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The person who gets job of an IFS work on top position of country like

  • At an embassy: in ascending order of rank
  • Third Secretary (entry level)
  • Second Secretary (promotion upon being confirmed in service)
  • First Secretary
  • Counsellor
  • Minister
  • Deputy Chief of Mission/Deputy High Commissioner/Deputy Permanent Representative
    Ambassador/High Commissioner/Permanent Representative

At the Ministry of External Affairs: in ascending order of rank

  • Assistant Secretary/Under Secretary
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Director
  • Joint Secretary
  • Additional Secretary
  • Secretary
  • Foreign Secretary of India (India’s Top Diplomat, Administrative Head of the Indian Foreign Service & Foreign Service Board)

Head of public sector unit

And other prestigious jobs in the country. Becoming an IFS is not an easy task, but yes, if you have spirit, then it is also not impossible. The job of IFS gives you the chance to make a difference in the livelihood of the Indians and help many Indians which make this prestigious job.

Important Books for IFS Prelims Exam  (Click on Books to buy):

To become an IFS, you have first to give an entrance exam which is popularly known as UPSC civil service exam in short CSE. UPSC exam is divided into three parts i.e

 

Preliminary examinations
Mains examination
Interview section

The people who will clear preliminary exams will be allowed to attend main examinations, and then those who will pass mains examination will be allowed to attend interview section. More than nine lakes candidate appear for the exam of UPSC CSE every Year, but only 1000 will be selected for 24 services of UPSC. The top few hundred candidates are selected as an IFS.

How to clear the civil service examinations?

To clear civil service examination or an IFS, exam candidates are advised that they should have a good strategy from the beginning. Many candidates take 10 to 12 months of preparation before examination date, but it is not possible for everyone that is why you should start preparing after you higher secondary education till your graduation gets completed.

What is the eligibility criteria of giving UPSC examinations to become an IFS?

There are few small criteria which everyone has to follow, these are
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India
  • You should not be more than 32 years of age in case of open category and 35 if  reserved category
  • The candidate must be a graduate in any field or stream.
  • Starting age of giving an IFS exam is 21.

Important Books for IFS Mains Exam  (Click on Books to buy):

 

We have written Full Eligibility Criteria of UPSC Exam Must Read.

Also, Read How to become CBI Officer 

Sandeep

Hi Guys, I am Sandeep Co-founder of IASpaper and UPSCToday Staying in Mumbai (India) and pursuing graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from Mumbai University. I love helping Aspirants. You may join me on Facebook

4 thoughts on “How to become an IFS officer

  • May 8, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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    Sir
    I am interested in IPS and also in IFS so please notify me to that exams
    Thanking you

    Reply
  • May 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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    Sir
    I am interested in IPS and also in IFS
    Thanking you

    Reply
  • July 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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    Sir,
    I want to do msc , is it right to take preparations after graduation or during the msc courses. .
    please reply i am really interested in ifs(indian foreign service)
    and one more thing to know is international connection is so important or hard work pays?

    Reply
  • July 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm
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    Sir,
    I want to do msc for now, is it right to take preparations after graduation or during the msc courses. .
    please reply i am really interested in ifs(indian foreign service)
    and one more thing to know is international connection is so important or hard work pays?

    Reply

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