UPSC introduces changes in the IFS Exam pattern from this year…
UPSC has introduced a new pattern in the IFS exam from the year of 2013. Candidates willing to apply for IFS Examination have to appear in the civil services preliminary examination and move towards the second stage of Indian Forests Services Main Examination like written and Interview.
Candidates appearing for Indian Forest Service Examination – IFS are notified that, UPSC from this year including a component of screening mechanism through civil services prelims examination. There will be no changes in the eligibility of the candidate.
Candidates can apply now for the IFS 2020 Exam Preliminary Examination at UPSC Online website. Candidates, who are declared qualified for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination by the Commission, will have to apply again. Online Application Form for admission to the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination will be available on the official website of the Commission after the result declaration of the Preliminary Examination. Main Examination will likely take place in the month of Sep/ Oct 2020.
IFS Exam new pattern
As per IFS 2020 Examination Notification Model prepared by the UPSC, there are two main stages for the Indian Forests Service Examination such as:1. Civil Services Prelims Exam (Objective Type) for selection of candidates for the Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam will comprise of two mandatory papers of 200 marks each. Candidates have two hours duration for the exam.2. Indian Forest Service Main Exam – Written and Interview:
- Paper I: General English (300 marks)
- Paper-II: General Knowledge (300 marks)
- Paper III, IV, V, VI: Candidates have to select any two subjects from the list of the optional subjects. Optional subjects are Agriculture, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics and Zoology.
For more details about IFS Exam new pattern, candidates are requested to visit the official website www.upsc.gov.in.