Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services of India, which aims at preserving the environment by maintaining strict vigil to sustain ecological balance that are critical for survival of all forms of life. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam syllabus is classified into three categories namely Preliminary, Mains and Interview.
The IFS Preliminary syllabus are mainly designed to assess candidate's comprehension on current affairs and aptitude within the stipulated time. The preliminary paper is a compulsory paper and qualifying in nature.
The IFS Main examination is designed to test the academic talent of the aspirant, also his/her ability to present his/ her knowledge in a clear and coherent manner.
A.) The written examination will consist of the following papers:
Paper-I General English - (300 Marks)
Aspirants will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precis.
Paper-II General Knowledge - (300 Marks)
The General Knowledge paper includes the knowledge of current events, matters of everyday observation, and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.
This paper will also include questions on Indian Politics including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of nature.
Paper-III, Paper-IV, Paper-V, and Paper-VI - (200 Marks for each paper)
Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects mentioned in the exam pattern. Each subject will have two papers.
B.) Interview for Personality Test - (300 Marks)
Questions for Optional Subjects:
|Agricultural Engineering Questions||Agriculture Questions|
|Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Questions||Botany Questions|
|Candidates are not allowed to take the following subjects Questions||Chemical Engineering Questions|
|Chemistry Questions||Civil Engineering Questions|
|Forestry Questions||Geology Questions|
|IFS Zoology Questions||Mathematics Questions|
|Mechanical Engineering Questions||Physics Questions|
Questions for Optional Languages:
|Assamese Questions||Bengali Questions||Bodo Questions|
|English Questions||French Questions||German Questions|
|Gujarati Questions||Hindi Questions||Kannada Questions|
|Kashmiri Questions||Konkani Questions||Maithili Questions|
|Malayalam Questions||Manipuri Questions||Marathi Questions|
|Nepali Questions||Oriya Questions||Persian Questions|
|Punjabi Questions||Russian Questions||Sanskrit Questions|
|Santali Questions||Sindhi Questions||Tamil Questions|
|Telugu Questions||Urdu Questions|