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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: 16 May, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 12 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.


#103 brindavan phangcho 2015-02-23 14:15
Sir I am a doing internee in BVsc&AH degree and will complete my degree by August 2015 can I apply for IFS.
#102 sandeep parashar 2015-02-21 19:21
#101 sandeep parashar 2015-02-21 19:20
#100 Ela Kulkarni 2015-02-21 02:04
I am a MBBS pass out and have completed my graduation... Can i apply ?
#99 m aarthi 2015-02-18 09:51
sir i am studing final yr Bsc Agri dicree can i apply to IFS ?
#98 m aarthi 2015-02-18 09:47
sir i am studing in final year Bsc Agri sir can i apply IFS ?
#97 P PUGALARASI 2015-02-12 12:14
I am completed for B.Sc., Mathematics shall i atten the IFS Examination.
#96 P PUGALARASI 2015-02-12 12:09
What are the qualification for IFS Examination.
#95 geetha.s 2015-02-10 16:48
I am pursuing be.civil, am i eligible for applying in
#94 Md javeed shareef 2015-02-08 17:04
Sir right now I'm pursuing my final year
of open degre from Acharya nagrjuna university , my final exams gonna be in first weekof December . I'll get my certificate in 2016 so., is that possible to write 2015 preliminary for IFoS . Please answer. Thankyou so much.

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