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IFS Syllabus 2017–2018 UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern Download

IFS Syllabus

New topics are added in IFS Syllabus!!! Union Public Service Commission conducts Indian Forest Service Exam for selection in various academies. Candidates should prepare for Exam according to the UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern. By going through this page, you can know about IFS Syllabus 2017 and IFS Paper Pattern. Please prepare all topics that are given in your Indian Forest Service Exam Syllabus. You can also go through the link given below to download all topics.

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Compulsory subjects Optional subjects
IFS Syllabus 2017–2018 Personality test
Exam pattern Optional subjects criteria
Preliminary exam Note

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts this exam for the recruitment of talented and brilliant candidates for admission under various posts. Every year lots of candidates apply for IFS Examination but only a few of them achieve success. Due to short of study material and other many students can’t succeed the exam. The complete information about the IFS Syllabus 2017 – 2018 and IFS Exam Paper pattern are furnished below by the team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

 IFS Syllabus

Compulsory Subjects:

  • General English
  • General Knowledge

Optional Subjects:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Agricultural Engineering
  3. Agriculture
  4. Agricultural Engineering
  5. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  6. Botany
  7. Chemistry
  8. Chemical Engineering
  9. Civil Engineering
  10. Forestry
  11. Geology
  12. Mathematics
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Physics
  15. Statistics
  16. Zoology

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1. Agricultural Engineering

Paper I

Section A
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
Section B
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Agricultural Structures

Paper II

Section A
  • Farm Power and Machinery
  • Agro-energy
Section B
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Instrumentation and computer applications in Agricultural Engineering

2. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

Paper I

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Livestock Production and Management
  • Genetics and Animal Breeding

Paper II

  • Health and Hygiene
  • Animal Diseases
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Milk and Milk Products Technology
  • Meat Hygiene and Technology : 5.1 Meat Hygiene
  • Extension

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Paper I

  • Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  • Cryptogams
  • Phanerogams
  • Plant Utility and Exploitation
  • Morphogenesis


Paper II

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Biostatistics
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Ecology and Plant Geography

4. Chemistry

Paper I

  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding
  • Solid state
  • The gaseous state
  • Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria and solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Surface phenomena and catalysis
  • Bio-inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry

Paper II

  • General chemistry of block elements
  • Non-Aqueous Solvents
  • Delocalised covalent bonding
  • Reactions and Rearrangements
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Chemistry and mechanism of reactions
  • Polymeric Systems
  • Synthetic uses of reagents
  • Photochemistry
  • Principles of spectroscopy and applications in structure elucidation

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5. Chemical Engineering

Paper I

Section A
  • Fluid and Particle Dynamics
  • Mass Transfer
  • Heat Taransfer
Section B
  • Noval Separation Processes
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Process Dynamics and Control

Paper II

Section A
  • Material and Energy Balances
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
Section B
  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Engineering and Safety
  • Process Engineering Economics

6. Civil Engineering

Paper I

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength Of Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Design Of Concrete And Masonry Structures
  • Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow And Hydraulic Machines
  • Hydraulic Machines And Hydropower

Paper II

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Equipment
  • Construction Planning and Management
  • Survey
  • Railways
  • Highway Engineering
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Ground water flow
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Canals
  • Diversion head work
  • Spillways
  • River training
  • Water Supply
  • Intake of water
  • Water storage and distribution
  • Sewerage systems
  • Sewage characterization
  • Sewage treatment
  • Solid waste
  • Environmental pollution

7. Forestry

Paper I

  • Silviculture – General
  • Silviculture-Systems
  • Silviculture – Mangrove and Cold desert
  • Silviculture of trees
Section- B
  • Agroforestry, Social Forestry, Joint Forest Management and Tribology
  • Forest Soils, soil Conservation and Watershed Management
  • Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Tree Improvement and Seed Technology

Paper II

  • Forest Management and Management Systems
  • Forest Working Plan
  • Forest Mensuration and Remote Sensing
  • Surveying and Forest Engineering
Section- B
  • Forest Ecology and Ethnobotany
  • Forest Resources and Utilization
  • Forest Protection & wildlife Biology
  • Forest Economics and Legislation

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8. Geology

Paper I

  • General Geology
  • Geomorphology and Remote Sensing
  • Structural geology
Section- B
  • Paleontology
  • Stratigraphy and Geology of India
  • Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology

Paper II

  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Sedimentology: Sedimentary rocks
  • Economic Geology
  • Mining Geology
  • Geochemistry and Environmental Geology

9. Mathematics

Paper I

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Dynamics, Statics and Hydrostatics
  • Vector Analysis
  • Application to Geometry

Paper II

  • Real Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Linear Programming
  • Algebra
  • Partial differential equations
  • Numerical analysis and Computer programming
  • Numerical integration
  • Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations
  • Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics

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10. Mechanical Engineering

Paper I

  • Theory Of Machines
  • Mechanics Of Solids
  • Engineering Materials
  • Manufacturing Science
  • Manufacturing Management

Paper II

  • Elements Of Computation
  • Thermodynamics
  • I.C. Engines, Fuels And Combustion
  • Heat Transfer, Refrigeration And Air Conditioning
  • Turbo-Machines And Power Plants

11. Physics

Paper I

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Special Relativity, Waves & Geometrical Optics
  • Physical Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Theory & Black Body Radiation
  • Thermal and Statistical Physics

Paper II

  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics
  • Molecular Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics & Solid State Physics
  • Electronics

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12. Statistics

Paper I

  • Probability
  • Statistical Inference
  • Linear Inference and Multivariate Analysis
  • Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments

Paper II

  • Industrial Statistics
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Quantitative Economics and Official Statistics
  • Demography and Psychometry

13. Zoology

Paper I

Section-A Non-chordata and chordate
  • Ecology
  • Ethology
  • Economic Zoology
  • Biostatistics
  • Instrumental methods

Paper II

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology (with special reference to mammals)
  • Developmental Biology

Interview for Personality Test:

Candidates who have qualified the written examination they will be called for a personality test that is interview. The purpose of the interview is to judge the suitability of the aspirant for the Service. The final selection will be made on the basis of individual’s performance in the interview for personality test.

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UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Pattern:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper I General English 300
Paper II General Knowledge 300
Paper III Optional Subject 1 200
Paper IV Optional Subject 1 200
Paper V Optional Subject 2 200
Paper VI Optional Subject 2 200
Total 1400
Interview for Personality Test 300

About Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Examination is generally includes two papers that is paper 1 and paper 2. Details regarding both papers are mentioned below…


1 Current Event of National and International importance.
2 History of India and Indian National Movement
3 Indian and world Geography
4 Indian polity and  Governance
5 Economic and social Development
6 General Science


1 Comprehension
2 Interpersonal skills including communication skills
3 Logical Reasoning and analytical ability
4 Decision making and problem solving
5 General Mental Ability
6 English language comprehension skills

Part-B Union Public Service Commission IFS Mains Examination Syllabus:

Paper Subject Marks
Paper I General English 300
Paper II General Knowledge 300
Paper III Optional Subject 1 200
Paper IV Optional Subject 1 200
Paper V Optional Subject 2 200
Paper VI Optional Subject 2 200

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General English and General Knowledge

  • General English and General Knowledge paper are designed in standard level for a Science or Engineering graduate.
  • To write the whole summary the English paper includes an essay and passages.
  • To test general understanding of English of applying candidates, other questions are designed in that manner or perspective.

Optional Subjects Criteria

  • All the exams are based on theory basis, no exam will be on practical basis in accordance with the bachelors degree graduate
  • The question paper will be divided into two parts that is part A & B. Each comprising of equal marks that is each carry four-four questions of same marks.
  • Out of eight questions, five questions are to be attempted. One question in each part will be compulsory.

Personality Test

  • Candidate who qualifies the written examination then will be called for personality test followed by personal interview. In this candidates will be interviewed by a Board of competent. Interviewer will check the eligibility and capability of the candidate to be recruited at a particular post. Candidate should versatile that is he is aware of whats happening in our surroundings as well as achieve good academic records. The technique of interview will be natural and purposive to candidate.

Important Note:

To obtain more information regarding IFS Syllabus 2017–2018 candidates may visit this official link provided here.

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  1. Sir ifs main examination which type of exam
    I mean objectives or descriptive?

  2. Can candidates with engineering background appear for the exam having optionals from agriculture or agriculture engineering

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