Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) once in a year. Being a challenging entrance exam, aspiring candidates need to put in a lot of hard work and planning into preparations.
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages
Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.
Eligibility Criteria for IFS 2016:-
A candidate must be either:-
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(e) a person of Indian origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Minimum Educational Qualification:-
The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
Candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years.
Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation appli- cable to such candidates
Number of Attempts:-
Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.
IFS Registration / Application Form
IFS 2016 Registration and Application Form:-
Apply online at website:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in
The Online applications(Part I and II) can be filled from 27th April, 2016 to 27th May, 2016 till 11.59 p.m., after which link will be disabled.
Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application Form containing two stages viz. Part-I and Part-II as per the instructions.
The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- Rupees One Hundred only) [excepting SC/ST/ Female/Physically Handicapped candidates who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.
Before start filling up of Online Application, a candidate must have his/her photograph and signature duly scanned in the jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the photograph and 1 KB for the signature.
IFS Application Form
IFS Exam Dates
IFS 2016 Date:-
INDIAN FOREST SEREVICE (PRELIMINARY) EXAM. 2016 Through CS(P) Exam. 2016 - 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY)
INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM. 2016 - 12.11.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 10 DAYS
UPSC Exam 2016 Dates
IFS 2016 Syllabus:-
List of Optional Subjects:-
• Agricultural Engineering
• Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
Click Here to download IFS 2016 Syllabus.
IFS 2016 Paper Pattern:-
A. PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION:-
The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.
(i) Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
(ii) The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
(iii) The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
(iv) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them. However, Low Vision candidates (minimum 40% impairment) will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe. Low Vision candidates will also be allowed an extra time of forty minutes for each paper @ twenty minutes per hour. Each paper will be of two hours duration.
B. MAIN EXAMINATION:-
(A) The written examination consisting of the following papers:
Paper I - General English - 300 Marks
Paper II - General Knowledge - 300 Marks
Paper III / Paper IV / Paper V / Paper VI - Any two subjects to be selected from the list of for each the optional subjects set given below Each subject will have two papers - 200 marks
(B) Interview for Personality Test (See Part (C) of Section II of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called by the Commission - Maximum Marks: 300 Marks
List of optional subjects:-
(ii.) Agricultural Engineering
(iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(vi) Chemical Engineering
(vii) Civil Engineering
(xi) Mechanical Engineering
Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects:
(a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engg.
(b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
(c) Agriculture and ·Forestry.
(d) Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
(e) Mathematics and Statistics.
(f) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject;
1. All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
2. ALL QUESTION PAPERS MUST BE ANSWERED IN ENGLISH. QUESTION PAPERS WILL BE SET IN ENGLISH ONLY.
3. The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
IFS 2016 Preparation:-
There are certain private institutions/agencies imparting coaching and guidance for IFS examination. So far as optional subjects are concerned, most of the students are expected to do well.
IFS Books IFS Sample Papers
IFS Preparation Tips IFS Coaching Institutes
IFS 2016 Notification:-
INDIAN FOREST SEREVICE (PRELIMINARY) EXAM 2016 Through CS(P) Exam. 2016
DATE OF NOTIFICATION (SATURDAY):- 27.04.2016
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:- 27.05.2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 07.08.2016 (SUNDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 1 DAY
INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM. 2016
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 12.11.2016 (SATURDAY)
DURATION OF EXAM:- 10 DAYS