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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 2022:-

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.

Age Limits - 
 
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2022 (candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1990 and not later than 1st August 2001.)

The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable -

Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe - up to a maximum of five years
Other Backward Classes - up to a maximum of three years

Minimum Educational Qualification -

A candidate must hold a Graduate degree of any of the 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.

Note - Candidates who have appeared at a qualifying examination the passing of which would render them educationally qualified for the Commission’s Examination but have not been informed of the result as also the candidates who intend to appear at such a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination. All candidates who are declared qualified by the Commission for taking the Civil Services (Main) Examination will be required to produce proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination along with their application (i.e. Detailed Application Form-I) for the Main Examination, failing which such candidates will not be admitted to the Main Examination. Such proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of Detailed Application Form-I of the Main Examination.

 

IFS Registration / Application Form

IFS 2022 Registration and Application Form:-

 
UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination (for Civil Services and Indian Forest Service Exam) - 
 
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 2nd February 2022 to 22nd February 2022 till 18:00 Hrs.

Exam Fee - Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI.

Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature

The candidate should have details of one Photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport/ Driving License / Any other photo ID card issued by the State / Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The candidates will have to upload a scanned copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her. This photo ID will be used for all future references and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination.

 
 
 
 

IFS Application Form

IFS Exam Dates

IFS 2022 Date:-

 

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2022 /Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 through CS(P) Examination 2022 
 
Date of Notification - 02.02.2022
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 22.02.2022 
 
Exam Date - 05.06.2022, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day
 
Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2022
 
Exam Date - 20.11.2022, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 10 Days
 
 
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2023 through CS(P) Examination 2023 -

Date of Notification - 01.02.2023

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 21.02.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 28.05.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 1 Day

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2023 -

Date of commencement of Exam - 26.11.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 10 Days

 

UPSC Exam 2023 Dates


IFS Syllabus

IFS 2022 Syllabus:-

Part A Preliminary Examination -

Paper I - 200 marks

Duration - 2 hours

Current events of national and international importance.

History of India and Indian National Movement.

Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.

Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.

General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.

General Science.

Paper II- 200 marks

Duration - 2 hours

Comprehension;

Interpersonal skills including communication skills;

Logical reasoning and analytical ability;

Decision making and problem solving;

General mental ability;

Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level);

Note 1 : Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

Note 2 : The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

Note 3 : It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.
 

Paper Pattern

IFS 2022 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) Details of the syllabi are indicated in Part A of Section III.

B. MAIN EXAMINATION -

(A) The written examination consisting of the following papers:—

Paper I— General English 300 Marks
Paper II— General Knowledge 300 Marks
Papers III, IV, V and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set out in para 2 below. Each subject will have two papers.— 200 marks for each paper.

Note : Answer scripts of only those candidates who have obtained the minimum marks as decided by the Commission for Paper II (General Knowledge) will be evaluated.

(B) Interview for Personality Test - 300 marks.

IFS Preparation

IFS 2022 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 2022 Notification:-

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2022 /Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2022 through CS(P) Examination 2022 
 
Date of Notification - 02.02.2022
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 22.02.2022 
 
Exam Date - 05.06.2022, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day
 
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Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2022
 
Exam Date - 20.11.2022, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 10 Days
 
 
Indian Forest Service (Preliminary) Examination 2023 through CS(P) Examination 2023 -

Date of Notification - 01.02.2023

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 21.02.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 28.05.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 1 Day

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2023 -

Date of commencement of Exam - 26.11.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 10 Days
 
 

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