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IFS Syllabus

Aspirants who are preparing for UPSC IFS prelims and mains examination, they should know about the complete IFS Syllabus for better preparation of exam in correct manner. Willing aspirants must check Indian Forest Service Syllabus and entrance exam paper pattern and other relevant details through this page that is well structured by the team members of All the civil aspirants are advised to visit this portal time to time for getting latest updates regarding IFS Syllabus 2018.

Candidates must go through this page carefully to avoid any negligence in concern to IFS exam preparation as lots of changes have been made this year in syllabus. Aspirants may also download the exam pattern in PDF format as available on official website. Once you are well acquainted with the exam pattern for concerned exam, it is time to go ahead with exam syllabus.

UPSC conducts the Indian Forest Service examination to recruit eligible candidates every year on various posts into forest Service’s Jobs in India’s central government department. Aspirants must serve the country by taking advantage of opportunity to work in Indian forest department which lead to success in life.

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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
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
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
  • Microbiology
  • Cryptogams,
  • Phanerogams
  • Plant Utility
Paper 2
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Forest type of India
Paper 1
Section A 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 ACell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Systematic.
Section BBiochemistry, Psychology, Developmental Biology

Also Get Complete Information About: 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.

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