UPSC conducts Indian Forest Service’s Exam for recruitment to forestry services of India. In IFS exam you have to clear two rounds. First is written and second is Personal Interview. A new component of screening mechanism through civil services (preliminary) examination has been added.
Applicants who want to apply for IFS, then you need to appear in civil services Prelims examination and next stage is to clear the IFS main examination.
* Syllabus for IFS Written Examination
IFS written examination consists of following papers:
Paper Ist: General English
Paper 2nd: General Knowledge
Paper IIIrd, IVth, Vth, and VIth: Candidates need to select any two subjects from Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
* IFS Syllabus
Agricultural Engineering: Syllabus consists of 2 papers. Each paper consists of 2 sections, Section A and Section B.
Section A Soil and water conservation, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing
Section B Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Structures
Section A Farm Power and Machinery, Agro-energy
Section B Agricultural Process Engineering, Instrumental and computer applications in Agriculture
Animal Husbandry: Syllabus consists of 2 papers.
01. Animal Nutrition
02. Animal Physiology,
03. Livestock Production,
01. Health and Hygiene
02. Animal Diseases
03. Veterinary Public Health
04. Milk and Milk Product Technology
Botany: Syllabus consists of 2 papers:
04. Plant Utility
01. Cell Biology
03. Plant Breeding
06. Forest type of India
Mathematics: Syllabus consists of 2 papers. Each paper consists of 2 sections, Section A and Section B.
Section A : Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analytics Geometry
Section B : Differential Equations, Dynamics, Vector Analysis
Section A : Algebra, Real Analysis, Linear Programming
Section B : Partial Differential Equations, Numeric Integration, Numeric Analysis, Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics
Zoology: Zoology syllabus consists of 2 papers. Each paper consists of 2 sections, Section A and Section B:
Section A : Non-chordata and chordate
Section B : Ecology, Ethology, Economic Zoology, Biostatistics, Instrumental Methods.
Section A : Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Systematic.
Section B : Biochemistry, Psychology, Developmental Biology