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IFS - Indian Forest Service Exam

IFS 2015

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) >examination and qualify the same for going to the second stage of indian forests services main examination (written and interview.

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

UPSC-IFS Examinations Guide (Paper 1 & 2)
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IFS Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 23 May, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 19 June, 2015
  • Date of Exam (Prelims): 23 August, 2015 (CSAT)
  • IFS Main Exam: 21 November, 2015

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.


#146 Nitin Mitharwal 2015-08-27 23:18
i am student can i apply
#145 Ragolu Pavani 2015-08-17 11:22
sir i am completed my B.Sc Agriculture in Annamalai University am i eligible for this exam..?
#144 gab 2015-08-15 16:25
i am studying agriculthur 3rd yr how to apply and study the IFS exam pls help me in hindi
#143 B.vijayakumar 2015-08-12 15:31
i am final year ion technology) student i have eligible for a IFS exam
#142 simran sidhu 2015-08-09 19:59
I have done my bechlor of science.can I give ifs examination
#141 Jeny 2015-08-09 02:40
I have done with B.Sc in bioscience and bioinfirmatics . can i apply for it.??
#140 Shitalraje 2015-08-05 18:56
I m cmpleted my msc. In botany. Can i make career in forest service
#139 Anisnkumar 2015-08-04 09:19
Quoting Anisnkumar:
i am studying M.A 2nd yr how to apply and study the IFS exam pls help this is my mai

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#138 Anisnkumar 2015-08-04 09:13
i am studying M.A 2nd yr how to apply and study the IFS exam pls help this is my mai
#137 sidh 2015-08-01 14:25
Sir I am appearing for ifs 2015 exam and taking preliminary exam his month.
Score for paper 2 is only consider for mains exam or score of paper 1 will be consider and what will be cutoff for W3C category.

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