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IFS Exam Pattern 2018-19 UPSC (Pre/Mains) Paper-Wise Scheme, Marking

IFS Exam Pattern 

By the help of IFS Exam Pattern you can easily prepare yourself for the upcoming exam of UPSC Indian Forest Services. Candidates, who are participating in UPSC IFS Mains exam from 02-12-2018 to 10-12-2018, must check Paper-Wise Marking Scheme from this page.    

For the ease of candidates, we have provided UPSC Indian Forest Services Paper Pattern on this page. Well, to grab more information regarding Union Public Service Commission IFS Exam Pattern 2018, candidates may scroll down this page.

UPSC IFS Subject-Wise Paper Scheme

IFS Examination is conducted in two parts such as Civil Services Prelims Exam and Indian Forest Service Main Exam. Here we have given complete information regarding UPSC IFS Exam Paper Pattern for both the exams which will surely help the aspirants to understand your questionnaires related to the syllabus of it.

For detailed information about IFS Prelims Exam Pattern / IFS Mains Exam, UPSC IFS Paper Scheme and interview procedure, candidates need to scroll down the page which is well designed by the team unit of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

IFS Exam Pattern

Below we have presented the detailed structure of UPSC IFS Prelims Exam Pattern / UPSC IFS Mains Exam Pattern; candidates who are going to appear in the examination can take the benefit from the furnished details. Through the given IFS exam scheme candidates can make their schedule in advance and prepare well for the exam.

This exam is considered to be highly competitive examination which is not easy to qualify so those who want to qualify it in first attempt must follow a planned schedule. Candidates are suggested to make a proper time table to be followed while preparing for the exam, in this concern aspirants are suggested to go through the below furnished details.

Pattern of Indian Forest Service Exam:

Preliminary examination of Indian Forest Service will be combined with Civil Services. Examination will be held in two stages as following below:

Stage I- Civil Services Preliminary Examination

Stage II- Indian Forest Service Main Examination

Also Download Here: UPSC IFS Previous Year Question Papers

Civil Services Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018:

  • Preliminary Examination will contain Paper I and Paper II that are General Studies and Aptitude test.
  • Both Examinations will contain objective type questions of total 200 marks.
  • Exam will be in two languages that are Hindi and English and the knowledge of candidate related to General Studies and Aptitude will be tested.
  • Candidates will be given 4 alternatives and applier have to choose one correct answer.
  • Candidates will be given 2 hours for solving each question paper. Blind candidates will be given some extra time of twenty minutes to solve the exam.
  • There will be negative marking for each wrong answer as the 1/3 marks of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted from marks obtained by the applier.
  • In any circumstances, no appliers can get the help of scribe for writing the answers. Only blind candidates can take help of the other person for writing the answer.
Paper IGeneral Studies200 Marks2 hours
Paper IIAptitude test200 Marks2 hours
Total400 Marks

Get Complete Details On: IFS Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Main Exam Pattern 2018

  • According to the UPSC IFS Exam Pattern/ Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern, Indian Forest Service exam comprises of six papers; General English, General Knowledge and two optional subjects each comprising two papers.
  • Paper I & Paper II will contain 300 marks and other papers will contain 200 marks, so the total marks are 1400.
  • For Papers III, IV, V & VI, candidates have to choose have to choose the two Optional Subjects as given in the below stated list. However candidates can’t choose some combinations as following below.
Paper IGeneral English300 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge300 marks
Paper IIIOptional Subject 1 (Paper 1)200 marks
Paper IVOptional Subject 1 (Paper 2)200 marks
Paper VOptional Subject 2 (Paper 1)200 marks
Paper VIOptional Subject 2 (Paper 2)200 marks

Check Here: Indian Forest Service Exam Books

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

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Following combination of subjects are not allowed

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

Indian Forest Services Exam 2018:

Selected candidates under UPSC Preliminary Examination will be called for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2018 on 02-12-2018 (SUNDAY). Shortlisted candidates through Mains then will be called for further selection round that is personal Interview.


The maximum marks for interview will be 300 marks. The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who have a record of the interviewee career in advance. The object of the Interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the Service. The intelligence of appliers will be tested through this test. So candidates should reply to the employer with patience and intelligence.

Read Out: UPSC Interview Questions and Answers

The Board will pay special consideration to measuring the following qualities in a candidate:

  • Alertness of Mind
  • Tact
  • Capacity for Leadership
  • Ability for Social Cohesion
  • Mental and Physical Energy
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Critical Powers of Observation and Assimilation
  • Balance of Judgment
  • Powers of Practical Application
  • Integrity of Character
  • Topographical Sense
  • Love for Outdoor Life
  • Desire to explore unknown and out of way places

Get Here Complete: UPSC Study Material

Important Dates:

UPSC IFS Mains Exam dates: 02-12-2018 to 10-12-2018

Final Words:

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