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The Indian Forest Service is one of the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment officers at the All India level Indian Forest Service Exam 2019 vacancies.

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IFS (Mains) Examination 2019 Conducting Body

Union public Service commission

IFS (Mains) Examination Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the General Studies Paper-I of Preliminary Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion and a minimum of 33% marks in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination shall be admitted to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the Main Examination (Written) as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion shall be invited by them for an interview for personality test.  The minimum qualifying marks as determined above, may be relaxed at the discretion of the Commission, in favour of Person with benchmark disability, in order to fill up the vacancies reserved for them, if any. Provided that candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes or Economically Weaker Section may be invited for an interview for a personality test by the Commission by applying relaxed standards in the General Studies Paper-I of the Preliminary Examination as well as Main Examination (Written) if the Commission is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these communities are not likely to be invited for interview for a personality test on the basis of the general standard in order to fill up vacancies reserved for them.  

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IFS (Mains) Examination Exam Centers 2019

Offline Dates

DateLocation(s)
01/12/2019 Port Blair, Guwahati, Delhi, Shimla, Bhopal, Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata
03/12/2019  to  08/12/2019 Port Blair, Guwahati, Delhi, Shimla, Bhopal, Nagpur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata

IFS (Mains) Examination 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form03/09/2019 18/09/2019
IFS (Mains) Examination 2019 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 01/12/2019
  • 03/12/2019  to  08/12/2019
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    Time Table

    Date & DaySubject Code

    Forenoon Session

    (9.00 AM to 12.00 PM) 

    Afternoon Session

    (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

    01-12-2019
    (Sunday)
    21‐22General EnglishGeneral Knowledge

    02-12-2019

    ( Monday)

    -- No paper (Rest day)No paper (Rest day)

    03-12-2019 

    (Tuesday)

    10
    13
    Mathematics Paper-I /
    Statistics Paper-I
    Mathematics Paper-II /
    Statistics Paper-II 
    04-12-2019
    (Wednesday)
    12
    14 
    Physics Paper- I /
    Zoology Paper -I
    Physics Paper- II /
    Zoology Paper –II
    05-12-2019
    (Thursday)
    05
    09 
    Chemistry Paper- I
    Geology Paper- I 
    Chemistry Paper- II
    Geology Paper -II 
    06-12-2019
     (Friday)
    01
    03 
    Agriculture Paper- I /
    Animal Husbandry
    & Veterinary Science Paper- I 
    Agriculture Paper- II /
    Animal Husbandry
    & Veterinary Science Paper- II
    07-12-2019
    (Saturday)
    08Forestry Paper- IForestry Paper -II
    08-12-2019
     (Sunday)
    02
    07
    06
    11
    04 
    Agricultural Engineering /
    Civil Engineering /
     Chemical Engineering /
     Mechanical Engineering Paper –I /
    Botany Paper- I
    Agricultural Engineering /
    Civil Engineering /
    Chemical Engineering /
    Mechanical Engineering - Paper II
    Botany Paper- II

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    IFS (Mains) Examination Application Form 2019

    Application Form Fee

    Candidates applying (Except Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) 

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    IFS (Mains) Examination Syllabus 2019

    Candidates are advised to go through the Syllabus published in this Section for the Preliminary Examination and  the Main Examination. 

    Part A—Preliminary Examination:

    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.

    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)

    Note 1: Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

    Note 2: The questions will be of multiple choice, objective type.

    Note 3: It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he / she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

    Part B — Main Examination :

    The standard of papers in General English and General knowledge will be such as may be expected of a Science  or Engineering graduate of an Indian university.  The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers for the Examination is broadly of the Honours Degree level i.e. a level higher than the Bachelors Degree and lower than the Masters Degree. In the case of Engineering subjects the level corresponds to the Bachelors Degree.  There will be no practical examination in any of the subjects. 

    GENERAL ENGLISH :

    Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precis

    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:

    General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience, in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of a nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.  

    Optional Subjects

    Total number of questions in the question papers of optional subjects will be eight. All questions will carry equal marks. Each paper will be divided into two parts. viz. Part A and Part B each part containing four questions. Out of eight questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question in each part will be compulsory. Candidates will be required to answer three more questions out of the remaining six questions, taking at least one question from each Part. In this way, at least two questions will be attempted from each Part i.e. one compulsory question plus one more.

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    Subjects


    • General English
    • General Knowledge

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    IFS (Mains) Examination Admit Card 2019

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    IFS (Mains) Examination 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 01/12/2019
    • 03/12/2019  to  08/12/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    •  All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
    • All question papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.
    • The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.
    • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.
    • If a candidate's handwriting is not easily legible, deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him / her will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
    • Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
    • In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.
    • Candidates should use only international form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.) while answering question papers.
    • Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-programmable type) calculators at the conventional type examinations of UPSC. Programmable type calculators will however not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall tantamount to resorting to unfair means by the candidates. Loaning and interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted. It is also important to note that candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
    • Candidates should note that if any irrelevant matter/signages/marks etc. are found written in the answer script(s), which would not be related to any question/answer and/or would be having the potential to disclose the candidate’s identity, the Commission will impose a penalty of deduction of marks from the total marks otherwise accruing to the candidate or will not evaluate the said script(s) on this account.
    • (i). 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. The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the categories of blindness (partially blind), will be provided the facility of scribe, if desired by the person. In case of other category of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under section 2(r) of the RPWD Act, 2016, the facility of scribe will be allowed to such candidates on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer / Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care institution as per proforma at Appendix – V.
      • The candidates have discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or request the Commission for the same. The details of scribe i.e. whether own or the Commission’s and the details of scribe in case candidates are bringing their own scribe, will be sought at the time of filling up the application form online as per proforma at Appendix - VI. 
      • The qualification of the Commission’s scribe as well as own scribe will not be more than the minimum qualification criteria of the examination. However, the qualification of the scribe should always be matriculate or above.
      • The Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of low-vision will be allowed Compensatory Time of twenty minutes per hour of the examination. In case of other categories of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, this facility will be provided on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care institution as per proforma at Appendix-V.

    Note (1) : The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in which and extent to which he/she can help the Persons with Benchmark Disability candidate in writing the Indian Forest Service Examination shall be governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard. Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the cancellation of the candidature of the Persons with Benchmark Disability candidate in addition to any other action that the UPSC may take against the scribe. 

    Note (2): For purpose of these rules the candidate shall be deemed to be a Low Vision candidate if the percentage of visual impairment is Forty per cent (40%) or more. 

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    The e-admit cards will be issued electronically on the Commission’s website. The candidates should download the same and check it carefully to ensure that the particulars on the e-Admit Card are correct. In case, there is any mistake in the e-Admit Card, it should be brought to the notice of the Commission with a request to issue the correct e-Admit Card. Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of e-Admit Card issued in respect of another candidate. No candidate will be allowed to take the examination without the e-admit card. 

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