IFS Syllabus 2020
IFS Syllabus 2020 - UPSC has released IFS 2020 syllabus in official notification on February 12 at upsc.gov.in. The commission prescribes the syllabus of IFS 2020 separately for both prelims and mains stage. By knowing UPSC IFS syllabus 2020 in detail applicants can prepare topics and chapters from where the questions will be asked in the exam. Applicants can download the IFS 2020 syllabus given in the link below. Candidates who qualify the IFS exam will be posted as Indian forest officers in various states of the country. Read the complete article to know more about the Indian Forest Services syllabus 2020 and IFS exam pattern in detail.
Latest- UPSC IFS Admit Card 2020 to be released shortly.
IFS Syllabus 2020 - Stage Wise Exam
The examination authorities prescribe the syllabus of UPSC IFS 2020 exam for each stage of the recruitment process separately. Check IFoS 2020 syllabus for each stage given below.
IFS Prelims exam
IFS Mains exam
IFS Interview exam
Applicants should note that as the Civil Services application form for both IFS and Civil Services Exam (CSE) is the same, similarly the prelims exam and syllabus of IFS 2020 is also the same for both these exams.
IFS 2020 Syllabus - Prelims Exam
IFS Prelims Syllabus for General Studies Paper 1
Current events of national and international importance
History of India and Indian National Movement
Indian and World Geography - Physical, Economic Geography, Social of India and the World
Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Panchayati Raj, Political System, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Demographics, Inclusion, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
General issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.
IFS Prelims Syllabus 2020 - General Studies Paper 2
Interpersonal skills including communication skills
Logical reasoning and analytical ability
Decision-making and problem-solving
General mental ability
Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class 10th level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, data sufficiency, tables etc. - Class X level)
English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level)
IFS 2020 Syllabus - Mains (Optional subjects)
Applicants will have to choose two subjects for optional papers while writing the mains exam. There will be two papers for each optional subject. The list of optional subjects for UPSC IFS exam is provided in the below given table.
IFS 2020 Exam Optional subjects
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
Applicants who appear in UPSC Indian Forest Service (IFoS) exam should note the below mentioned points. These points are guidelines to opt IFS optional subjects. Please note that the applicants can't take the following combination of subjects together while appearing in exam.
1. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
2. Agriculture and Forestry
3. Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
4. Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
5. Statistics and Mathematics
6. From the engineering subjects such as Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering - choose one subject only.
UPSC IFS Mains Exam Pattern
UPSC Indian Forest Service Mains Exam comprises 6 papers, out of them one paper is General English, second is General English while other four papers are of optional subjects. Detailed IFS syllabus 2020 is given below.
IFS mains exam General Knowledge syllabus - Applicants should note that General Knowledge section includes knowledge of current events and matters of day to day observation and experience in their scientific aspects. This paper will also include questions based on subjects such as Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and World Geography & Indian Geography, Economy, Awards and prizes
IFS mains exam General English syllabus - Candidates will be required to write an essay in English language. Other questions of this topic will be designed to test the understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and other words. Passages will be a bit tricky usually set for summary or precis.
Detailed Indian Forest Services syllabus 2020 pdf - IFS-2020-Mains-Syllabus.pdf
IFS 2020 Syllabus for Interview
As per official notification the IFS syllabus 2020 for interview is an interaction between board members and applicants. The interview process of IFS will be for a total of 300 marks.Applicants will be assessed in interviews on the basis of questions from general awareness, decision making, administrative skills, communication skills, alertness of mind, ability for social cohesion, intellectual thinking, critical powers of observation, integrity of Character other qualities such as topographical sense, love for out-door life, the desire to explore unknown, out of way places.and leadership quality etc.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IFS Syllabus 2020
Question: What is the syllabus for Indian Forest Service 2020?
The syllabus of IFoS 2020 is separate for all three stages- prelims, mains and interview and it is described best above.
Question: How many papers are there in the IFS exam?
There are 2 papers in prelims exam while 6 papers in mains exam.
Question: Which subject is best for IFS?
To qualify Indian Forest services applicants should choose science subjects as it is easy to score them well.
Question: Which stream is best for IFS after 10th?
Students who want to become Indian forest officers should choose science stream after 10th.
Question: Is IFoS easier than IAS?
Yes it is comparatively easier than yes in terms of the nature of questions asked in both exams.
Questions related to UPSC IFS
how much is the cut-off for ifs
Hello student cut off vary every year on various factors like the level of question in the entrance examination and total number of applicants in that examination. This year the cut off is not released yet but as per previous year records its expected that cutoff for ifs will be around 910 Mark's.
For more updates refer to the link mentioned below - https://www.upsc.gov.in/examinations/cutoff-marks
Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
How choosing commmerce as my stream I can become an IFS Officer?
If you choose commerce as your stream you can become an IFS Officer. As a candidate from any stream can apply. But you need to finish your degree to be eligible to apply for IFS exam.
Hope this helps you.
which degree we should opt for upsc exam?
There's no such thing as best degree for UPSC,the reason because in the past years if we look at the top candidates who qualified have been from different background whether it's engineering, arts,medical or anything else. Also, there have been many toppers taking science subjects as optional and still passing the exam.So,taking optional depends to a large extent to one's interest level because it requires a huge level of studies, almost graduate level studies.
Yes, there's no doubt that UPSC is more inclined towards humanities subject whether it's history,geography, economics, polity etc. But,people from different background have qualified this in the past and continue to do so.
IFS EXAM PATTERN AND SYALLABUS
India Forest Services (IFS) exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit officers to forestry services of India for systematic management of forests in the country.
IFS exam is conducted in three stage – prelims, mains and interview.
The exam pattern of IFS prelims exam is as follows:
The exam will comprise two papers of 200 marks each. Objective type questions will be asked in the prelims exam. As per the marking scheme, one mark will be awarded to candidates for correct responses while 0.33 mark will be deducted for wrong answers.
Go through the link below to check the detailed exam pattern and syllabus: