Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam 2015

Conducting authority: UPSC

Notification: Feb/March
Examination : May
Eligibility: 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 

Exam pattern:
  • Preliminary exam: Total marks: 1400
  • Paper I: General English-300 marks
  • Paper II: General knowledge-300 marks
  • Paper III: optional subject (you can choose 2 optional subject under Part A& Part B) 2x200=400 marks
  • Main Botany/Zoology Part C &D 2x200=400 marks
  • Second stage (only if you qualify the prelims) pattern: interview 300 marks
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  
Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination
of subjects: 
(a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
(b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(c) Agriculture and Forestry
(d) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(e) Mathematics and Statistics.
(f) Of the Engineering subjects viz.Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject.

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