UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFS) 2019 exam is around the corner. Candidates appearing for the exam must know UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam (IFS) 2019 Syllabus. Syllabus for the IFS exam has been released by the UPSC for the candidates so that they can prepare for the exam. Candidates must check the syllabus before starting preparation for the exam as no important topic should be left. IFS exam syllabus is available online on the official website. Candidates can find the links given below to download syllabus and also other information regarding exam is given below on this page.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam (IFS) 2019 Syllabus

Candidates appearing for the examination can download the syllabus given below. The examination will be in two successive stages i.e. Civil services (preliminary) and Indian forest (Main) Examination. One would be objective type and other would be written and interview type. Syllabus and marking scheme of both the exams is provided below.

IFS Exam Syllabus

Syllabus for the IFS Examination 2019 is given below. Candidates can check the syllabus from here.

IFS Marking Scheme

The exam comprises of two stages:

  • Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening.
  • Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified.


The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks. Both the question papers will be of the objective type. The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.


The written examination consisting of the following papers:-

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

List of subjects to be selected from:

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Note: There would be negative marking also. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.


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