UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination Notice
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notifies Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination Tentatively in the month of February/March every year. UPSC conducts IFS Examination in July every year. As per the official Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam requirement, details, eligibility criteria, and scheme of examination are mentioned below.
UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility Details:
Age limits: Candidates age should be between 21 to 30 Years as on 1st July of the year of examination (Certain categories of persons as specified in the Notice are eligible for age relaxation).
Educational Qualification: Candidates are required to have minimum 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 or Forestry or Engineering from any recognized university or equivalent.
Note: Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination along-with their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.
UPSC IFS Exam Pattern Details:
Scheme of Examination: The Scheme of Examination will be in two stages (1) Written Examination – Conventional (Essay) Type for total 1400 Marks. and (2) Interview for Personality Test – total 300 Marks.
UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus Details:
(1) Written Examination: The Written Examination – Conventional (Essay) Type will be for Paper I (General English) 300 Marks; Paper II (General Knowledge) 300 Marks; and Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers for 200 Marks for each paper. Total 1400 Marks.
Lists of Optional Subjects: Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology.
Note: Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects : (a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering (b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science (c) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (d) Mathematics and Statistics (e) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject
(2) Interview: There will be Interview for Personality Test for – 300 Marks.
More Details: For further details, please refer to the Commission’s Notice for the Examination when it is published in the Employment News and some of the daily newspapers.