UPSC Indian Forest Services ( IFS ) Exam

Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) once in a year. UPSC IFS (Indian Forest Service) Exam 2017 will be conducted in two major phases i.e. Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) and Indian Forest Service Examination (Main). For appearing in Indian Forest Service Examination (Main) it is essential to qualify the Civil Services Examination (Preliminary).

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued notification for the recruitment of 110 posts in Indian Forest Service’s Examination 2017. The Eligible candidate can apply online UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Vacancy 2017 through official website. The other details regarding application fee, age limit, qualification are given below.

UPSC IFS 2019 Exam Pattern

IFS Entrance Exam consists of two papers as follows:

  1. Civil Services (Prelims) Examination
  2. Indian Forest Services (Mains) Examination

Pattern for IFS Preliminary Exam pattern:

  1. Preliminary exam will have two papers which contains 200 marks for each.
  2. All questions are of objective type
  3. Mode of Language: English and Hindi
  4. Exam duration: 2 hours
  5. Negative Marking: 1/3 marks gets deducted for every incorrect response.

IFS Main Exam Pattern:


Subject Name


Paper I

General English

300 Marks

Paper II

General Knowledge

300 Marks


Any two subjects to be selected from the list
of each the optional subjects. Each subject
has two papers.

200 marks for
each paper

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