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Indian Forest Service Syllabus 2018-19 Pdf UPSC IFS Pre/Main Syllabus


Indian Forest Service Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Syllabus 2018: Union Public Service Commission has released the IFS Main Examination Dates. Now, applicants can start preparation according to latest Indian Forest Service Syllabus.

IFS Main Exam will be conducted from 02-12-2018 to 10-12-2018. UPSC will conduct the General English and General Knowledge Exam on 02-12-2018. Botany Paper- I / Mathematics Paper-I / Statistics Paper-I Paper will be conducted on 04-12-2018.

UPSC IFS Syllabus for Dec Exam!!!

Mentioned below is the detailed Syllabus of IFS Exam for candidate’s reference. By going through the UPSC Indian Forest Service Syllabus 2018 candidate can figure out scoring areas and make the study plan accordingly.

Go through the below section of this page of www.privatejobshub.in to get complete details regarding Indian Forest Service Syllabus 2018-19 and also get IFS Syllabus 2018 PDF. Have a look below for UPSC IFS Pre/Main Syllabus!!! 

Indian Forest Service Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Preliminary Syllabus
Paper 1:

Topics covered in UPSC IFS Pre Syllabus are as follows: 
  • 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 2:

Topics covered in IFS Exam Syllabus are as follows: 
  • 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)
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Indian Forest Service Mains Syllabus

General English:

Topics covered in IFS Mains Syllabus are as follows:
  • 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 précis
General Knowledge:
  • General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day 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:

Topics covered in IFS Mains are as follows:
  • 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.
List of Optional Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

UPSC IFS Exam Syllabus for Agriculture

Topics covered in IFS 2018 Syllabus are as follows: 
  • Ecology and its relevance
  • Cropping pattern in different agro-climatic zones of the country
  • Weeds, their characteristics, dissemination and association with various crops
  • Soil conservation planning on watershed basis
  • Water-use efficiency in relation to crop production
  • Agricultural extension, its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes
  • Cell Theory, cell structure, cell organelles and their function
  • History of plant breeding
  • Seed technology, its importance etc
IFS 2018 Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Agro-energy
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Instrumentation and computer applications in Agricultural Engineering
Animal Husbandry And Veterinary Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Livestock Production and Management
  • Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Animal Diseases
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Milk and Milk Products Technology
  • Meat Hygiene and Technology etc


Paper 1
Plant Utility
Paper 2
Cell Biology
Plant Breeding
Forest type of India


Paper 1
Section A
 Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analytics Geometry
Section B
Differential Equations, Dynamics, Vector Analysis
Paper 2
Section A
Algebra, Real Analysis, Linear Programming
Section B
Partial Differential Equations, Numeric Integration, Numeric Analysis, Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics


Paper 1
Section A
Non-chordata and chordate
Section B
Ecology, Ethology, Economic Zoology, Biostatistics, Instrumental Methods.
Paper 2
Section A
Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Systematic.
Section B
Biochemistry, Psychology, Developmental Biology

Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern

IFS Preliminary Exam Pattern
  • Prelims examination consists of Paper I and Paper II which includes General Studies and Aptitude Test.
  • Exam will be commenced in two different languages i.e. Hindi as well as English.
  • Along with this, it is crucial to have thorough knowledge of General Studies and Aptitude.
  • Time duration will be 2 hours. Those who are blind, will be given few extra minutes to solve the paper
  • For every incorrect answer, /3 marks of the total marks will be deducted
S. No
Exam Type
200 Marks
2 Hours
200 Marks
2 Hours

IFS Mains Exam Pattern
  • The mains examination will consist of two parts i.e. written examination and personality test.
  • The written examination for IFS mains will consist of 6 papers.
  • Paper 1 and paper 2 will be on General English and General Knowledge respectively for 300 marks each.
  • Paper 3, 4,5 and 6 will be set on any two subjects out of the optional subjects as chosen by the candidate. Each paper will be of 200 marks.
  • The total marks for UPSC IFS mains examination are 1400.
  • Candidates who qualify the mains exam will be called to appear for the personality test/interview.
  • The interview of Indian Forest Service Exam will be for 300 marks with no minimum qualifying marks.
Paper I
General English
Paper II
General Knowledge
Paper III
Optional Subject 1
Paper IV
Optional Subject 1
Paper V
Optional Subject 2
Paper VI
Optional Subject 2

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