Indian Forest Service Exam

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Indian Forest Service Exam

Indian Forest Service was created in 1966 under the All India Services Act 1951. Previously, the Imperial Forestry Service existed during the British Raj from 1865 to 1935.

Officers are recruited via a rigorous competitive examination and then trained for about two years by the Central Government. Their services are placed under various State cadres and joint cadres, even though they have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments.

IFoS officers while in field postings in respective state cadres work for conservation, protection and development of forests and wildlife along with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities of forest dependent communities of rural and tribal areas.

Educational Qualification:

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree (No minimum percentage described ) with at least one of the following subjects:

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

Number of attempts:

1 General candidates: Six attempts.

2 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates: No restriction.

3 Other Backward Classes: seven attempts.

Age Limits:

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.

IFS Examination pattern

UPSC conducted IFS exam every year through following stages :-

Stage 1 Prelimanary Exam
Stage 2 Mains Exam
Stage 3 Interview

Preliminary Exam

This stage consist two papers which are MCQ type (Multiple choice Question):-

Paper 1-General Studies Max: Marks:- 200

Paper 2-CSAT(Only Qualifying) Max: Marks:- 200

General Studies Syllabus

1 Current events of national and international importance.
2 History of India and Indian National Movement.
3 Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
4 Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5 Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector
6 General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change

IFS MAINS EXAMINATION PATTERN

PAPER 1 ( GENERAL STUDIES ) 300 MARKS

PAPER 2 (ENGLISH ) 300 MARKS

PAPER 3 OPTIONAL 1ST 200 MARKS

PAPER 4 OPTIONAL 1ST 200 MARKS

PAPER 5 OPTIONAL 2ND 200 MARKS

PAPER 6 OPTIONAL 2ND 200 MARKS

TOTAL WRITTEN MARKS 1400

INTERVIEW MARKS 300

TOTAL WRITTEN + INTERVIEW 1700 MARKS


List of optional Subjects are :-

Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology

Previous year question Papers of IFS Preliminary Exam:-

Click here……..for 2015 General Studies Paper