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.

IFS 2016

IFS Important Dates

  • Date of Notification: 23 April, 2016
  • Last Date to Apply: 20 May, 2016
  • Date of Exam (Prelims): 7 August, 2016 (CSAT)
  • IFS Main Exam: 12 November, 2016

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.