UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2020 - Indian Forest Service Prelims & Mains Test Pattern

Sruthi | Jul 27, 2020


Name of the Recruitment Board
Union Public Service Commission
Job Role
Indian Forest Service
CategoryExam Syllabus
Selection Process
Preliminary, Mains & Interview
Job Type
Central Govt Jobs        
Work Location
Across India
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Download UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2020

Union Public Service Commission has published exam pattern for the examination of Indian Forest Service. So, contenders who have applied for UPSC IFS Recruitment 2020 can know the exam pattern here. Follow the below sections to know the correct exam pattern and prepare a schedule for what to read, how to read etc.,

By going through the UPSC IFS Exam pattern 2020, candidates can understand the duration of the exam, a number of questions asked in the exam, total marks, exam type, negative marking, etc.

UPSC IFS Selection Process 2020

The UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) exam is conducted in the following three phases. They are

  • Prelims Examination
  • Mains Examination and
  • Interview

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern 2020

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The question paper will be Hindi/English
  • There will be negative marking scheme
  • 1/3 rd of mark will be deducted from every wrong answer
Name of the SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Studies I1002002 Hours
General Studies II80200

Mains Exam Pattern

  • The question paper will be in the English language only
  • Candidates who secure marks more than cutoff marks in the mains exam will be promoted to the next level called to interview.
PaperName of the SubjectsTotal Marks
Paper IGeneral English300 Marks
Paper  IIGeneral Knowledge300 Marks
  • Paper III
  • Paper IV
  • Paper V
  • Paper VI

Optional Subjects

200 Marks

Optional Subjects

The list of optional subjects given below. Candidates can choose only two subjects for mains exam

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Geology
  • Chemistry

Candidates are not allowed to choose the subjects from the list below

  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Of the Engineering subjects namely, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject.
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Agriculture and Forestry

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UPSC IFS Related Posts

UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus 2020
UPSC IFS Prelims Admit Card 2020
UPSC IFS Mains Admit Card 2020
UPSC IFS Prelims Result 2020
UPSC IFS Mains Result 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Many Marks for UPSC IFS Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: The UPSC IFS Prelims Exam will be conducted for 200 marks.

Q. What is the official website for UPSC?

Ans: The official website for UPSC is

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