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IFS Exam Pattern 2017 IFS Paper Pattern, Examination Scheme

IFS Exam Pattern

Candidates who are going to appear for Indian Forest Service Exam and looking for IFS Exam Pattern than you are at correct place. From here candidates, can check IFS Exam Pattern 2017, Indian forest service exam scheme to start your preparation

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Forest Service Exam (IFS) every year. So aspirants who are going to appear for IFS exam need to aware of IFS Exam Pattern 2017 to start their preparation.

Candidates who want to resolve UPSC IFS exam in first attempt they must have the proper knowledge of UPSC IFS Exam New Paper Pattern. So here we are discussing every detail of IFS Exam Pattern 2017 on this page of

IFS Exam Pattern

IFS Exam Pattern 2017 details:

Indian Forests Service Examination has two stages:

  • Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective Type)
  • Indian Forest Service Main Examination (Written and Interview).

Check This Out: IFS Previous Year Question Papers

Civil Services Preliminary Examination:

Paper I: General Studies200 marks
Paper II: Aptitude test200 marks
  • This exam is organized for selection of the capable candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam.
  • In this exam two mandatory papers are set and both of papers will be objective type.
  • There is also a negative marking of 1/3 marks assigned to each question for each wrong attempt. So examinee should select one of the right answers carefully.
  • Time duration of each paper will be 2 hours.

Look: IFS Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Main Examination:

Aspirants who qualify the Civil Services Preliminary Examination will have to appear in Main exam. The main examination of IFS will consist of written exam and interview. Time duration will be three hours for each paper.

I: Written Exam – Conventional (essay) type:

Paper I – General English300 Marks
Paper II – General Knowledge300 Marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI – Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers.200 Marks for each paper
Total marks for written exam1400 Marks

Look Out: IFS Coaching Centre

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

Check Out: UPSC Notification

Following combination of subjects is not allowed in Indian Forests Service Examination Scheme
(a)Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
(b)Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(c)Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(d)Mathematics and Statistics
(e)Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject

II: Interview:

Interview will be conducted by the Commission for personality test. The maximum marks for interview is 300 marks.

Look On: Interview Tips


You may also check the official link for more details about IFS Paper Pattern.

You may also check the related links

UPSC Eligibility CriteriaUPSC Entrance Exam
UPSC SyllabusUPSC Calendar
UPSC Exam PatternUPSC Previous Year Question
UPSC BooksUPSC Challan Form
UPSC Online Application StatusStrategy for UPSC Pre Examination

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