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Indian Forest Service Examination, conducted by the UPSC 2016


Eligibility for the test: 

IFS 2016  Bachelor’s degree of a recognized university with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering

IFS 2016  A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years.


More about the exam:


IFS paper contains 6 sections in all having 1400 marks. The distribution of marks is given as below:

Paper I - General English: 300 Marks
Paper II - General Knowledge: 300 Marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI - Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers. 200 Marks for each paper 


Medium of instruction: English 
Scoring scheme: all papers taken together consist of 1400 marks. 
Venue of the exam:  centers across India 


Calendar of important dates for the IFS 2016 (Preliminary and Mains)


Notification of the exam 23/04/2016
Last date for sending completed application forms 20/6/2016
Date of the examination (Preliminary) 07/08/2016
Mains 12/11/2016
Duration of the exam 1 day


Postal address:

Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, 
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069


Anuradha Prabhudesai 
Disha Counseling Center