UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination Exam Pattern

UPSC Indian Forest Service Examination Exam Pattern-In this article we published the details about the UPSC IFS( Indian Forest Examination Service ) Exam pattern, please read carefully about every point to understand about the exam pattern of IFS.

Age Limit

  1. Minimum Age : 21 Years
  2. Maximum Age : 32 Years
  3. Extra age relaxation as per Govt. rules.

Exam Fees

  • GEN/OBC : 100/-
  • SC/ST/PWD : (Exempted)
  • All Category Female : 0/-

Education Qualification

Bachelor Degree as one of Subject Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture or Equivalent.


The competitive examination comprises two successive stages :

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening & selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination and.
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.


  1. The preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks in the subjects set out in subsection (A) of Section II.
  2. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only, the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary and Main Examination.


The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each.

  1. Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).
  2. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
  3. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.


The written examination consisting of the following papers.

Paper I—General English300 Marks
Paper II—General Knowledge300 Marks

Papers III, IV, V and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects set.

Each subject will have two papers.— 200 marks for each paper.

Note : Answer scripts of only those candidates who have obtained the minimum marks as decided by the Commission for Paper II (General Knowledge) will be evaluated.

Interview for Personality Test

Maximum Marks : 300

List of optional subjects

(i) Agriculture
(ii) Agricultural Engineering
(iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
(iv) Botany
(v) Chemistry
(vi) Chemical Engineering
(vii) Civil Engineering
(viii) Forestry
(ix) Geology
(x) Mathematics
(xi) Mechanical Engineering
(xii) Physics
(xiii) Statistics
(xiv) Zoology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *