IFS Exam Pattern 2019

IFS Exam Pattern 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) determines the exam pattern of Indian Forest Services (IFS) along with the notification for the exam. As per IFS exam pattern 2019, UPSC conducts (IFS) exam in three stage – prelims, mains and interview to recruit candidates as officers to forestry services of India. The Prelims exam comprises two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2 while the Mains exam will comprise six papers as mentioned in IFS exam pattern 2019. Candidates qualifying Mains exam will be called for Personality Test/Interview. IFS exam pattern 2019 provided candidates details regarding number of questions, duration, mode of the exam, total marks and more.


The exam pattern of IFS 2019 also highlights the type of questions to be asked in each stage of the exam and distribution of marks. The complete IFS exam pattern 2019 has been provided below.


IFS Exam Pattern 2019 - Prelims

IFS Prelims exam contains two papers of 200 marks each. The questions asked in both the papers of Prelims exam will be objective type questions. According to IFS 2019 marking scheme, 1 mark will be allotted to candidates for every right answer. The Commission has specified that one-third marks allotted for each question will be deducted for incorrect response, that is 0.33 mark will be deducted for wrong answers. The exam pattern of UPSC IFS 2019 is provided in the table below.


IFS 2019 exam pattern for Prelims exam:


Name of paper

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Studies 1

200

200

2 hours

General Studies 2

200

200

2 hours

Total

400

400

4 hours


IFS Exam Pattern 2019 - Mains

Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks in IFS prelims exam will be shortlisted to appear for Mains exam. IFS 2019 Mains exam consist of total six papers. Each paper will be conducted for 3 hours and questions asked in the papers will be conventional type questions. Candidates qualifying this exam stage will be called for Interview round. The Interview will be held for 300 marks. UPSC IFS exam pattern for Mains exam is provided in the table below.


Exam pattern of IFS 2019 for Mains exam:


Name of paper

Total marks

Duration

Paper 1

300

3 hours

Paper 2

300

3 hours

Paper 3

200

3 hours

Paper 4

200

3 hours

Paper 5

200

3 hours

Paper 6

200

3 hours

Total

1400

18 hours

Interview/ Personality Test

300

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