UPSC IFS Syllabus 2020 – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases syllabus for Indian Forest Service (IFS) with the notification. Preliminary round includes two papers – Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates must know that Paper-II of preliminary exam is qualifying nature (33% marks). Main exam includes 6 sections out of which Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory. In the optional subjects, candidates have to attempt 5 questions out of 8 questions. Get detailed UPSC IFS syllabus 2020 in the article below.
UPSC IFS Syllabus 2020
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not yet released official syllabus for IFS 2020. We are providing here UPSC IFS 2019 syllabus. Soon after UPSC IFS syllabus 2020 is released, the same will be updated on this page. Till then, candidates can start their preparation by taking reference from the syllabus provided below.
Syllabus for Preliminary exam
Current events of national and international importance, Indian and world geography, Indian polity and governance – constitution, political system, public policy, Panchayati raj, rights issues, History of India and Indian national movement, economic and social development – demographics, social sector initiatives, sustainable development, general science, general issues on environmental ecology, bio-diversity and climate change.
Comprehension, logical reasoning and analytical abilty, general mental ability, basic numercay (of class 10th level), data interpretation, decision making and problem solving, interpersonal skills including communication skills.
Syllabus for Main Exam
The standard of general knowledge and general English is of science or engineering graduate Indian university.
Candidates have to write an essay in English while other questions are designed to test the understanding of English language. Passages asked in the paper is set for summary or precis.
Questions are asked based on the knowledge of current events, and matters of every day observation and their scientific aspects. Paper also includes questions on Indian polity including political system, constitution of India, geography, history.UPSC IFS Syllabus for 2020
UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2020
The examination pattern provided below is based on official examination pattern for IFS 2019. Candidates can take reference from IFS exam pattern 2019 and start their preparation.
For preliminary examination
|Mode of examination||Offline examination (OMR based)|
|Number of papers||There 2 papers for Prelims exam.|
|Language||Bilimgual (in English and Hindi)|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions (objective)|
|Marking scheme||0.33(1/3) marks is deducted assigned to that question is deducted|
|Maximum marks||400 marks (200 marks for each paper)|
For IFS Main Examination
|Mode of examination||Offline|
|Language||English language only.|
|Duration||3 hours for each paper|
|Type of questions||Essay type|
|Maximum marks||1400 marks (300 marks for paper-I and paper-II. For paper III, paper IV, Paper V and Paper VI 200 marks. )|