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IFS Syllabus 2018 for June Exam (Subject-Wise) Pre/Mains UPSC Exam Syllabus

IFS Syllabus

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released latest IFS Syllabus on its official website. Here, we have provided the official IFS Syllabus 2018 Subject Wise for upcoming June Exam. Applicants are advised to go through below given New IFS Exam Syllabus for both Preliminary Examination and Main Examination.

With the help of below given IFS 2018 Syllabus, applicants can prepare well for the upcoming IFS 2018-19 Examination. Candidates can also download the UPSC IFS Syllabus PDF from below section of this page.

UPSC IFS Exam Dates!!!

UPSC will hold a Screening Test for selection to Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 through Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2018 which will be held on 03-06-2018. The Main Examination is likely to be held in the month of December 2018.

The scope of syllabus for optional subject papers for examination is broadly of the Honors Degree Level. More details about Indian Forest Service Syllabus are mentioned below by the team of

IFS Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Syllabus

IFS Entrance Exam consists of two papers as follows:

  • Civil Services (Prelims) Examination
  • Indian Forest Services (Mains) Examination

IFS Exam Eligibility Criteria:- Check Now

IFS Syllabus Subjects Wise

Indian Forest Service written exam includes 6 papers as given below:

Out of 6 papers there are two compulsory papers named as General English and General knowledge and other four papers are from optional subjects. Please go through below page for getting more details regarding the subjects.

Paper Ist: General English

  • IFS Recruitment Syllabus :English paper would consist of an essay and passages to write summary.
  • Level of standard for General English and General Knowledge papers are designed for a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University.
  •  Topics covered in IFS Syllabus: Other questions are framed to examine general understanding of English and use of words that are used every day.

Read Here: Tips To Prepare For General English

Paper 2nd: General Knowledge

Topics covered in IFS Preliminary Syllabus:

  • Current Event of National and International importance
  • History of India and Indian National Movement
  • Indian and world Geography
  • Indian polity and  Governance
  • Economic and social Development
  • General Science

Get Details: General Knowledge Questions & Answers

Paper 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th

On the basis of Bachelors Degree (with Honors), syllabus for optional subject papers will be standardized. No practical examination will be there in any of the subjects. Candidates are required to select any two subjects from this list of optional subjects as given under: Check IFS Mains Syllabus from here:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Get Here: IFS Previous Year Question Papers

Optional paper syllabus consists of 2 papers; each paper consists of 2 sections as section A and section B.

Agricultural Engineering
Topics covered in IFS Syllabus for Paper 1
Section A Soil and water conservation, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
Section BIrrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Structures
Paper 2
Section AFarm Power and Machinery, Agro-energy
Section BAgricultural Process Engineering, Instrumental and computer
applications in Agriculture
Animal Husbandry
Topics covered in IFS Syllabus for Paper 1
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Livestock Production
  • Genetics
Paper 2
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Animal Diseases
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Milk and Milk Product Technology
  • Extension
Paper 1 for IFS Pre Syllabus
 Topics covered in IFS Syllabus

  • Microbiology
  • Cryptogams,
  • Phanerogams
  • Plant Utility
 Topics covered in IFS Syllabus: Paper 2
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Forest type of India
Paper 1
Section A Topics covered in IFS Syllabus: Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analytics Geometry
Section BDifferential Equations, Dynamics, Vector Analysis
Paper 2
Section AAlgebra, Real Analysis, Linear Programming
Section BPartial Differential Equations, Numeric Integration, Numeric
Analysis, Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics
Paper 1
Section ANon-chordata and chordate
Section BEcology, Ethology, Economic Zoology, Biostatistics,
Instrumental Methods.
Paper 2
Section A Topics covered in IFS Syllabus: Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Systematic.
Section BBiochemistry, Psychology, Developmental Biology

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This combination of subjects is not allowed:

Topics covered in IFS Syllabus are as follows:

  • Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
  • Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Engg.
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject.

IFS Exam Pattern

IFS Prelims Exam Pattern:

  • The IFS Prelims exam will be held in paper I and Paper II.
  • The IFS Exam will be conducted in both the languages that are Hindi and English.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked in Paper I and 80 questions in Paper II.
  • Both the papers will be of 200 marks.
  • Candidates have to complete paper in 2 hours.
Paper IGeneral Studies200 Marks
Paper IIGeneral Ability or Aptitude200 Marks

IFS Mains Exam Pattern 2018:

  • The IFS Mains Exam will be held in total VI Paper.
  • The exam will be based on computer based objective type of questions.
  • Aspirants have to choose one option as their right answer from the multiple choice questions.
PaperSubjectMaximum Marks
Paper-IGeneral English300
Paper-IIGeneral Knowledge300
Paper-IIIAny two subjects which are selected by
the candidate from the list
of the optional subjects.
Each subject will have
two papers, 200 marks
for each paper.

Interview Pattern

Interview typeMarks
Personality Test300 Marks

Check in Detailed Way: IFS Exam Pattern

UPSC IFS Eligibility Criteria

  • Aspirants willing to apply for Indian forest services must attain bachelor’s degree with at least one of the optional subjects as named above or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering.
  • Lower age limit must be 21 years and upper age must not exceed 30 years.
  • Relaxation will be for reserved categories candidates.

Download Here: IFS Exam Syllabus PDF


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