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IFS


Indian Forest Service Examination


The Indian Forest Service or  IFS is also  one of the 3  All India civil Services . The other 2- civil services Are IAS +IPS It was constituted in  1966 AD under the " All India Services" Act1951 by the Govt of India.


The service works for  the National Forest  in order to ensure the environmental  ecological balance  of the country by  the protection and  sustainable management of the  natural resources  The department of this  service also manages the Wildlife Sanctuaries  Tiger Reserve and other Protected Areas  and National Parks in  the country . A Indian Forest Service Officers is fully  independent of the District Administration and judicial and financial powers and exercises administrative  in their own state 

The  Positions held in the  State Forest Department Through the IFS are such as(DFO)  District//Divisional Forest Officer , (CF). Conservator of Forests,(CCF) Chief Conservator of Forests  and (PCCF)  Principal Chief Conservator of Forests etc.The highest-Position in  Forest Service officers in each state is the (HOFF) Head of Forest Forces .


Important Dates for Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination


Sr.no

EVENT

Month

1

Application Advertisement form Notification

February

2

Closing of application form

March

3

Date of IFS Pre-exam

June/august

4

Date of IFS mains exam

December

5

Mains Result

February

6

Interview

April-june





Prelim-Examination


The IFS Prelim- Exam is conducted combined with the Civil-Services-Exam. While the IFS Mains-examination  is conducted  separately by the Union Public Service Commission The IFS prelim-exam is conducted into two stages GS-1 & 2 followed to CSE and each  Papers have  200 marks each.


Mains Examination


The IFS Mains-Exam is a Description base  written  exam which comprises of the following papers:


Paper-1 General English 300 Marks


Paper-2 General Knowledge 300 Marks


Papers- III - IV -V and VI 

Are based on  optional subjects in which  any  two subjects have to  select from the below list. Each subject will have 2 papers each paper have  200 marks 


Over view of IFS Exam

Indian Forest Service  (IFS) Exam

Sr

Name of paper

Marks

Preliminary Examination

1

General study -1

200

2

General study -2

Qualifying paper 33%

200

Mains Examination 

Paper1


General English 

300

Paper2

General Knowledge

300




Paper3

Optional subject( A) Part 1

200


 


Paper4

Optional subject( A) Part 2

200


 


Paper5

Optional subject( B) Part 1

200




Paper6

Optional subject( B) Part 2

200

7th

Interview

300


Total Marks 

2100

List of optional subjects


  • Civil Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Agriculture

  • Forestry

  • Geology

  • Zoology

  • Statistics

  • Botany

  •  Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

 

The following  subjects combination is not allowed


  •  Agriculture - Agricultural Engg.


  •  Agriculture - Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.


  • Mathematics - Statistics


  • Agriculture - ·Forestry.


  • Chemistry - Chemical Engg.


Interview 


Candidates who clear the Prelims-Mains  will be called for an interview by the commission(UPSC)  and the highest allotted marks for the interview section is 300 marks.



The Engineering subjects viz. Chemical Engineering Agricultural Engineering,Mechanical Engineering civil Engineering  and -not more than one



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