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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.

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 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.

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.

Age Limit:-

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

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

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 2015 Registration and Application Form:-

Apply online on website:- www.upsconline.nic.in

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.

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.

The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-Mail IDs as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process.

The applicants are advised to check their emails at regular intervals and ensure that the email address ending with @ nic.in are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder.

 

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


IFS Syllabus

IFS 2014-15 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

Click Here to download IFS 2015 Syllabus.


Paper Pattern

IFS 2015 Paper Pattern:-

The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening & selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

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. Blind candidates will; however, be allowed an extra time of twenty minutes for each paper

MAIN EXAMINATION:-

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 out

Paper VI Each subject will have two papers.

(C) Interview for Personality Test

(such candidates as may be called by the Commission)

Maximum Marks : 300 Marks

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;

All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.

ALL QUESTION PAPERS MUST BE ANSWERED IN ENGLISH. QUESTION PAPERS WILL BE SET IN ENGLISH ONLY

The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:-

Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.


IFS Preparation

IFS 2015 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 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.



 
 
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