UPSC Indian Forest Services Examination 2018

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UPSC IFS Examination 2018

UPSC IFS Exam Notification 2018

Union Public Service Commotion - UPSC published an official notification for Indian Forest Services Examination, 2018. Eligible candidates can apply for this recruitment. You can view more details about this recruitment including No. of posts, name of post, Educational qualification, Age limit, Selection process, How to apply etc...


It is announced officially that the UPSC IFS 2018 application form will release on 7th February 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can get all latest updates on Indian Forest Service exam 2018 such as eligibility, application process, admit card, selection etc from the given post.

Job details

  • No. of posts:
  • Name of Posts: Indian Forest Services (IFS)

UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: The candidate must hold a Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification. 
  • Age limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on 1st August, 2018, i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1986 and not later than 1st August, 1997. 
  • Examination Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card or by using Internet Banking of SBI. Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during part II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash” mode will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 05.03.2018 i.e. one day before the closing date; however applicants who have generated their Pay-in- Slip before it is deactivated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reasons whatsoever, even if holding valid pay-in-slip will have no other offline option but to opt for available online Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 18:00 Hours of 06.03.2018.

UPSC IFS Selection Process

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  • The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I  below).
    • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and
    • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service. 

Scheme of IFS Services Examination 2018

  • Preliminary Examination:
    • The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each. 
    • Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions). 
    • The General Studies Paper‐II of  the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. 
    • The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English. 
    • Details of the syllaby are indicated in Part A of Section III. 
    • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe  to write  the answers  for  them. However,  Low Vision candidates  (minimum 40% impairment) will  be allowed  to write  the examination with  the  help  of  a  scribe.  Low  Vision candidates will also  be allowed an extra time of forty minutes for each paper @ twenty minutes per hour. Each paper will be of two hours duration. 
  • Main Examination:
    • The written examination consisting of the following papers:­ 
      • Paper I:  General English    300 Marks 
      • Paper II:  General Knowledge   300 Marks 
      • Paper III:  Any two subjects to be 200 marks
      • Paper IV:  selected from the list of  for each
      • Paper V:   the optional subjects set    paper 
      • Paper VI:   out in para 2 below. 
    • Each subject will have two papers. 
  • Interview for Personality Test (See Part (C) of Section II of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called by the Commission ‐ Maximum Marks: 300 Marks

Syllabus for IFS Examination 2018

  • Paper I ­ (200 marks)     Duration : Two hours
    • Current events of national and international importance 
    • History of India and Indian National Movement 
    • Indian and World Geography‐ Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the  World. 
    • Indian Polity and Governance‐ Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy,     Rights Issues, etc. 
    • Economic  and  Social  Development‐ Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,   Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. 
    • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio‐diversity and Climate Change ‐ that do not  require subject specialization.  
    • General Science. 
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  • Paper II ­(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
    • Comprehension 
    • Interpersonal skills including communication skills; 
    • Logical reasoning and analytical ability 
    • Decision making and problem solving 
    • General mental ability 
    • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. ‐ Class X level)

How to Apply for UPSC IFS Exam

  • Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website. 

Important Dates for UPSC IFS Exam

  • Notice Number: 05/2018-IFS
  • Online application start from: 07/02/2018
  • Last date of online application: 06/03/2018 (till 06:00 PM)
  • Preliminary Exam Date: 03/06/2018

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