UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus & Pattern 2016

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UPSC IFS Syllabus PDF: UPSC is responsible to conduct the Indian Forest Services Exam for recruiting candidates for Forestry Services of India. Many applicants are aspiring to crack UPSC Exams across India. UPSC follows certain pattern for IFS Examination, from 2013 the pattern of the test has been changed. Applicants should know the changes made to the exam so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for the exam can go through this page as we are highlighting here complete details regarding the test.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern 2016

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam notification will be issued every year. Authority will conduct the test at two stages i.e., Preliminary and Main Exam. Candidates who are seeking the employment in Forestry Services should crack both tests. Authority will set some cutoff marks for each test. UPSC will call up the candidates for further rounds only based on the score in prior exams.

UPSC IFS Exam will have two successive stages

  1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination
  2. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination

UPSC IFS Prelims Exam Pattern 2016

Preliminary consists of two papers of Objective type for 400 marks. This preliminary test is conducted only for screening the candidates. The marks secured in this will not be considered for the final selection. This is test is only for admission into Mail Exam. There will be negative marking is applicable for incorrect answers.

  • Exam comprises of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each
  • Question paper will be of objective type
  • General Studies paper with 33% of marks are qualifying marks
  • Paper will be set into two languages Hindi and English

UPSC IFS Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2016

UPSC conducts this test for only eligible candidates who successfully cleared their Prelims. This test consists of 6 papers all are compulsory subjects.

Paper Subject Marks
Paper I General English 300
Paper II General Knowledge 300
Paper III Optional Subject 1 200
Paper IV Optional Subject 1 200
Paper V Optional Subject 2 200
Paper VI Optional Subject 2 200

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

Duration of each Paper: 3 Hours

Question paper will be available in both Hindi and English

Applicants must write their test in their own hands

Candidates are advised to visit the official notification to more details regarding the syllabus for both Preliminary and Main Examination

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