UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus 2020 - Indian Forest Service Prelims & Mains Exam 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
Official Site

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Syllabus 2020

Union Public Service Commission has released the latest UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Syllabus on their official site. Our team has provided here that new schedule of the written examination. So, candidates who are vexed up by searching the syllabus can refer this page with a fresh mind. IFS Selection Process 

Usually, the selection process will conduct based on a few rounds. The enrolled applicants of UPSC IFS Recruitment 2020 must undergo the selection procedure on the scheduled dates. 

  • Prelims Examination
  • Mains Examination and
  • Interview

UPSC Indian Forest Services Exam Pattern 2020

Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The exam question paper will be Hindi/English
  • There will be a negative mark for 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
  • Contenders who got marks more than cutoff marks in the mains exam will be promoted to the next round called an 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
300 Marks

Optional Subjects

For Paper III, IV, V & VI contenders have to choose two subjects for mains exam from the list given below. 

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

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

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

UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus PDF 2020

General English

  • Sentence Completion/ Fillers
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • Sentence Improvements
  • Reading Sentence Arrangement
  • Idioms –Phrases
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Reproduction
  • Decision Making
  • Comprehension
  • Functional Grammar And Vocabulary
  • One Word Substitution
  • Word Usage Common Errors

General Knowledge

  • Famous Personalities
  • Technology
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Days and Years
  • Books and Authors
  • General Science
  • Famous Places in India
  • Chemistry
  • World Geography
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Economy
  • Sports
  • Indian Geography
  • World Organisations
  • Inventions
  • Indian History
  • Basic General Knowledge
  • Indian Culture
  • Honours and Awards

Current Affairs

  • Books and Authors
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Geography
  • Indian Politics, etc.
  • Awards, Honors and Recognition
  • Current Affairs – National and International
  • Indian Economics
  • Financial Institutions – National and International
  • Indian Constitution
  • National and International Organizations
  • Important Days
  • Finance, Budget, and Five Year Plans
  • Countries, Capitals, and Currencies
  • History of India
  • Science and Technology

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UPSC IFS Prelims Result 2020
UPSC IFS Mains Result 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I Download UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus 2020?

Ans: Candidates can download UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus from this page easily with the direct link.

Q. What is the UPSC IFS Prelims Exam 2020?

Ans: The UPSC IFS Prelims Exam is going to conduct on 04th October 2020.

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