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 2023:-
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.
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, 2023 i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1991 and not later than 1st August, 2002 .
The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable -
up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
Minimum Educational Qualification -
A candidate must hold a Graduate degree from recognised university.
Note - Candidates who have appeared at a qualifying examination will also be eligible for admission to the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
IFS Registration / Application Form
IFS 2023 Registration and Application Form:-
UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2023 -
Apply online at website - https://www.upsc.gov.in or https://upsconline.nic.in from 1st February 2023 to 21st February 2023
Exam Fee - Rs.100/- [Except SC/ST/ Female/Persons with Benchmark Disability candidates who are exempted from payment of fee]
Mode of Payment - Visa/Master/RuPay/Credit/ Debit Card/UPI Payment/Net Banking.
Upload 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 Card viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport/ Driving License / Any other photo ID card issued by the State / Central Government.
IFS 2023 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.
Paper II- 200 marks
Duration - 2 hours
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.
IFS 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Notification:-
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
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Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2023 -
Date of commencement of Exam - 26.11.2023, Sunday
Duration of Exam - 10 Days
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