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The Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services Examination led by Union Public Service Commission for the enlistment officers at the All India level by the Government of India for the logical administration of its timberlands.

Indian Forest Service is one of the Civil Services of India and has a place with the summit All India Services gathering. Uncertainties administrations are put under different State frameworks and joint units however they have the order to serve both under the State and Central Governments.

The principle command of IFS benefit is the execution of the National Forest Policy which expects to guarantee natural strength and support of environmental adjust.

IFS 2017 Exam Dates Eligibility Criteria Nationality:

A competitor must be (an) a national of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan exile who approached India before first January, 1962 with the goal of forever settling in India, or (e) a man of Indian root who has relocated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African nations like Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the expectation of for all time settling in India. Competitor having a place with classifications (b), (c), (d) and (e) should deliver an endorsement of qualification, which has been issued by the Government of India.

Instructive Qualification:

Hopeful should hold a Bachelor's degree with no less than one of the subjects specifically, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Forestry or Engineering of a perceived college or proportional. Applicants showing up at their degree examination (with recommended subjects) can likewise contend. In the event that they qualify on the consequence of the composed piece of the examination, they should present the verification of passing the required examination alongside their point by point application shape to be filled in at that stage.

Age Limit :

Age of a hopeful ought to be least 21 years and most extreme 30 years on first July of the time of examination. While the upper age point of confinement will be relaxable in the accompanying cases:

For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST):

Upto 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC):

Upto 3 years

State of Jammu and Kashmir (Domiciled amid the period from the first January 1980 to 31st December 1989:
Upto 5 years.

Defence Services personnel:

Upto 5 years

Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered no less than 5 years Military Service as on and have been discharged:

Upto 5 years


Upto a most extreme of five years. (Service of Defense issues an authentication that they can apply for common business and that they will be discharged on three month's notice on choice from the date of receipt of offer of arrangement) Blind, hard of hearing quiet and Orthopaedically disabled people: Upto 10 years.

Total Age unwinding:

SC, ST and the OBC who are likewise secured under different provisos said above will be qualified to allow aggregate age-unwinding under both the classifications.

Number of endeavors:

The most extreme number of endeavors limited for competitors are as per the following:

General Candidates: 6 endeavors

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Candidates: No confinement

Other Backward Classes: 9 endeavors

Showing up for at least one papers of examination will be considered an endeavor at the examination regardless of the possibility that the applicant neglected to fit the bill for the determination.


Uncertainties Exam comprises of two phases:

I. Common Services Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)

II. Indian Forest Service Main Examination (Written and Interview).

UPSC 2017 IFS Exam Stage I. Preliminary Examination:

The Examination is contain two necessary Papers of 200 marks each.

(I). Both the inquiry papers will be of the goal sort (numerous decision questions).

(ii). The inquiry papers will be set both in Hindi and English. In any case, questions identifying with English Language Comprehension aptitudes of Class X level will be tried through entries from English dialect just without giving Hindi interpretation thereof in the inquiry paper.

(iii).There are four options for the responses to each inquiry. For each inquiry for which a wrong answer has been given by the hopeful, 33% of the imprints alloted to that inquiry will be deducted as punishment.

(iv). Each paper will be of two hours length. Daze hopefuls will; in any case, be permitted an additional season of twenty minutes for each paper.

Note I: Separate records will be set up for the applicants qualified to show up in the Civil Service (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, in view of the quantity of opening to be filled through the Indian Forest Service Examination and Civil Services Examination.

Note II: There will be negative stamping for erroneous answers. For each inquiry for which a wrong answer has been given by the applicant, 33% of the imprints relegated to that inquiry will be deducted as punishment.

Note III: Candidates must compose the papers in their own particular hand. In no conditions will they be enabled the assistance of a recorder to compose the responses for them. Be that as it may, dazzle hopefuls will be permitted to compose the examination with the assistance of a copyist.

UPSC 2017 IFS Exam Stage II. Main Examination:

The Main Examination will comprise of composed examination and a meeting test. The composed examination comprising of the accompanying papers. All Question Papers must be replied in English. Question Papers will be set in English as it were. Time term will be three hours for each paper.

1. Paper I-General English 300 Marks
2. Paper II-General Knowledge 300 Marks
3. Papers III, IV, V and VI.- Any two subjects to be chosen from the rundown of the discretionary subjects. Each subject will have two papers, 200 imprints for each paper.

Maximum Marks

General English

General Knowledge


Any two subjects to be chosen from the lists of the optional subjects. Each subject will have two papers, 200 marks for each paper.

Total Marks

List of Optional Subjects:

(i). Agriculture
(ii). Agricultural Engineering
(iii). Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(iv). Botany
(v). Chemistry
(vi). Chemical Engineering
(vii). Civil Engineering
(viii). Forestry
(ix). Geology
(x). Mathematics
(xi). Mechanical Engineering
(xii). Physics
(xiii). Statistics
(xiv). Zoology
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