UPSC IFS Syllabus 2013-Exam New Pattern Details

UPSC IFS Syllabus 2013-Exam New Pattern Details
UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination New Pattern Syllabus 2013
The Pattern of Indian forests service examination has been changed from the current Year by introducing a component of screening mechanism through civil services (preliminary) examination. All the Candidates applying for Indian forests service examination are therefore 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). 

New Pattern of Examination: 
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages.

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each. Each paper will be of two hours duration 
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service. The written examination consisting of the following papers:-
    Paper I- General English 300 Marks
    Paper II-General Knowledge 300 Marks
    Papers III, IV, V and VI.-Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional
    Interview for Personality Test: Maximum Marks : 300
  • List of optional subjects: Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
  • Since there may be common candidates for Civil Services Examination and the
    Indian Forest Service Examination, after the common Screening Test done through
    Civil Services (Prelimanary) Examination, separate lists will be prepared for the
    candidates eligible to appear in the Civil Service (Main) Examination and Indian Forest
    Service (Main) Examination, based on the number of vacancies to be filled through the
    Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination.
Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who will be declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will have to apply again, in the Online Detailed Application Form which would be made available on the Website of the Commission after declaration of Results of Preliminary Examination. The Main Examination is likely to be held in September/October, 2013. 
How to apply: Through Online at

Important Dates: 
Last date for submission of applications: 4 April, 2013
Date of prelims Examinations: 26 May, 2013

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