UPSC has released the notification for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) 2021 through the official website. The preliminary exam for the IFS is scheduled to held on 27th June 2021. The selection process consists of Prelims, Mains, and Interview. In this article, candidates can check the UPSC IFS Syllabus 2021.
UPSC IFS Prelims 2021 Notification
|Name of the post
|Indian Forest Service (IFS)
|Last Date of Submission
|24th March 2021
|Number of vacancies
|Prelim’s Exam date
|27th June 2021
|Mains Exam Date
|November 2021 (Tentative)
UPSC IFS Syllabus 2021
The Indian Forest Service Examination will consist of two successive stages:
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination (Written and Interview)
Scheme of UPSC IFS
The preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only.
The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.
|I. General Studies
All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
All question papers must be answered in English. Question papers will be set in English only.
The duration of each of the papers will be three hours.
The Commission has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination
Written examination consisting of the following papers
- Paper I—General English
- Paper-II—General Knowledge
- Papers III, IV, V, and VI. —Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects. Each subject will have two papers.
|I. General English
|II. General Knowledge
|III. Optional I
|IV. Optional II
|V. Optional III
|V. Optional IV
Interview for Personality Test- Maximum Marks: 300
List of optional subjects for Mains Written Exam
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
UPSC IFS Syllabus: Part A-Preliminary Examination
- 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.
- 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)
UPSC IFS Syllabus: Part B-Main Examination
The standard of papers in General English and General Knowledge will be such as may be expected of a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University.
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 precis.
General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday 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 nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.
The 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.
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