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.
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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|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|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||03/09/2019||18/09/2019 06:00 pm|
|IFS (Mains) Examination 2019 Exam Date||
Offline Dates |
|Date & Day||Subject Code|
(9.00 AM to 12.00 PM)
(2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
|21‐22||General English||General Knowledge|
|--||No paper (Rest day)||No paper (Rest day)|
|Mathematics Paper-I /
|Mathematics Paper-II /
|Physics Paper- I /
Zoology Paper -I
|Physics Paper- II /
Zoology Paper –II
|Chemistry Paper- I
Geology Paper- I
|Chemistry Paper- II
Geology Paper -II
|Agriculture Paper- I /
& Veterinary Science Paper- I
|Agriculture Paper- II /
& Veterinary Science Paper- II
|08||Forestry Paper- I||Forestry Paper -II|
|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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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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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
Paper II-(200 marks) Duration : Two hours
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 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.
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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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.
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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