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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.

Eligibility Criteria for IFS 2015:-

Nationality:-

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.
Or
(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.

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.

Number of Attempts:-

Every candidate appearing at the Examination, who is otherwise eligible, shall be permitted six attempts at the examination.

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

Upper Age Relaxation:-

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.


IFS Registration / Application Form

IFS 2015 Registration and Application Form:-

Candidates are required to apply online only on UPSC website website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website. Registration fees for the exam Rs. 100/- is to be deposited in State Bank of India or paid through net banking.

IFS Application Form


IFS Exam Dates

IFS 2015 Date:-

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (Preliminary) EXAM, 2015 through CS [P] Exam 2015:-

Date of commencement of Examination:- 23.08.2015 (SUNDAY)

Duration of the Exam:- 1 DAY

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM 2015:-

Date of commencement of Examination:- 21.11.2015 (SATURDAY)

Duration of the Exam:-  10 DAYS

 

UPSC Exam 2015 Dates

 

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (Preliminary) EXAM, 2014 through CS [P] Exam 2014

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 24.08.2014 (SUNDAY)

Apply online on wesbsite:- http://www.upsconline.nic.in

Last Date to Apply Online: 30-06-2014.

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM, 2014

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 22.11.2014 [SATURDAY]


IFS Syllabus

IFS 2014 Syllabus:-

List of Optional Subjects:-

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


Paper Pattern

IFS 2015 Paper Pattern:-

The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages

(i) Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and
(ii) Indian Forest Service (Main) (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service.

Civil Services  Preliminary Exam:-

The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. However, questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper.

Each paper will be of two hours duration.

Negative Marking - For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty

IFS Main Exam:-

The written examination consisting of the following papers:-

Paper I - General English 300 Marks
Paper II General Knowledge - 300 Marks
Paper III - Any two subjects 200 marks to be selected for
Paper IV from the list of each the optional paper
Paper V  subjects set given below
Paper VI Each subject will have two papers

List of optional subjects :

(i) Agriculture
(ii.) Agricultural Engineering
(iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Chemical Engineering
(vii) Civil Engineering
(viii) Forestry
(ix) Geology
(x) Mathematics
(xi) Mechanical Engineering
(xii) Physics
(xiii) Statistics
(xiv) Zoology

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

Interview for Personality Test:-

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The objective of the Interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the Service. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own state or country, as well as in modem currents of thoughts and in new dis- coveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate. The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, initiative, tact, capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical energy and powers of practical application; integrity of character; and other qualities such as topographical sense, love for outdoor life and the desire to explore unknown and out of way places.


IFS Preparation

IFS 2014 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

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IFS Notification

IFS 2015 Notification:-

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (Preliminary) EXAM, 2015 through CS [P] Exam 2015:-

Date of Notification:- 16.05.2015

Last date for receipt of applications:- 12.06.2015 (FRIDAY).

Date of commencement of Examination:- 23.08.2015 (SUNDAY).

Duration of the Exam:- 1 DAY.

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM 2015:-

Date of commencement of Examination:- 21.11.2015 (SATURDAY).

Duration of the Exam:-  10 DAYS.

 

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (Preliminary) EXAM, 2014 through CS [P] Exam 2014


DATE OF NOTIFICATION:- 31.05.2014

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:- 30.06.2014

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 24.08.2014 (SUNDAY)

DURATION OF EXAM:- 1 DAY

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INDIAN FOREST SERVICE (MAIN) EXAM, 2014

DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF EXAM:- 22.11.2014 [SATURDAY]

DURATION OF EXAM:- 10 DAYS

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