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UPSC-IFS Indian Forest Service Examinations Guide (Paper 1 & 2)

UPSC-IFS Examinations Guide (Paper 1 & 2)
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IFS 2014

UPSC conducts Indian Forest Services Exam for recruitment to forestry services of India. From 2013, exam pattern has changed. A new component of screening mechanism through civil services (preliminary) examination has been added. If you are applying for indian forests service examination, then you are required to appear in the civil services (preliminary) examinaton and qualify the same for going to the second stage of indian forests services main examiantion (written and interview). 

IFS Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 31 May, 2014
  • Last Date to Apply: 30 June, 2014
  • Date of Exam (Prelims): 24 August, 2014 (CSAT)
  • IFS Main Exam: 22 November, 2014 (10 Days)

IFS Exam Pattern

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

After written examination, interview for personality test will be of 300 marks.

Change in IFS Exam 2013

There has been a major change in the exam pattern of IFS exam from from 2013 onwards. You have to apply and appear in Civil Services Preliminary exam to qualify for the IFS Mains exam. Till 2012, there was no preliminary screening exam and candidates used to appear in the IFS Mains exam directly.


#79 k.irulandi 2014-10-09 21:48
[quote name="dear sir i am doing ph d in botany how to ready for ifs examination?
#78 suma. s 2014-09-10 14:44
I am a naturopathy doctor i hv done bachelor of naruropathy and yogic science in Rajiv Gandhi university so is i am elegible to attend ifs exam?
#77 prabhakarann 2014-09-04 13:50
what can i do for IFS exam?
i am B.E(EEE).
#76 ashok meena 2014-08-30 21:04

I am a student of four year Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programme in Chemical Science and Technology, the first of its kind in the IIT system, is being offered by the Department of Chemistry.

So can you tell me, whether i am eligible for IFS or not ..??

thanx in advance!
#75 ravii 2014-08-29 00:34
sir i am a bsc biotechnology student can i eligible for ifs exam
#74 anoojaravi 2014-08-07 15:29
:lol: dear sir i am a botany graduate,shall i have any grace mark in ifs exam?
#73 KARTHIKEYANRAJENDRAN 2014-07-29 08:01
sir,iam a civil engineer, is i am eligible for Indian forest service examination.
#72 38n 2014-07-16 22:52
Quoting 38n:

Quoting rahul manjhi:
sir in ifs will person with b.a. degree be eligible

#71 38n 2014-07-16 22:51
#70 GANESHKUMAR.J 2014-07-14 18:57
Dear sir,
Please send govt application form from my email id.

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