Indian Forest Service Syllabus Pdf 2024

Indian Forest Service Syllabus Pdf 2024

UPSC Indian Forest Service Mains Exam Papers:

Paper Subject Total marks
Paper I General English 300
Paper II General Knowledge 300
Paper III Optional I 200
Paper IV Optional I 200
Paper V Optional II 200
Paper VI Optional II 200

List of optional subjects (two to be chosen) available for the IFoS main exam:
>Agricultural Engineering
> Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
> Botany
>Chemical Engineering
>Civil Engineering
> Forestry
>Mechanical Engineering

Please note that the candidates will not be allowed the following combination of optional subjects:

Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering

Agriculture and Forestry

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science

Of the Engineering subjects namely, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering – not more than one subject.

IFoS Mains Syllabus


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 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.

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.