Indian Forest Services Exam


I want to apply for UPSC Indian Forest Services IFS Exam so can you please provide me the details of the exam?


Indian Forest Services IFS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to forestry services of India.

IFS Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects – Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering.


Your age must be between 21 years 32 years on 1st August of the year of exam.
Upper age limit is relaxable in some cases.

IFS 2018 Important Dates

Date of Notification: 7 February, 2018
Last Date to Apply: 6 March, 2018
Date of Exam (Prelims): 3 June, 2018
IFS Main Exam: 2 December, 2018

IFS Mains Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks
Paper I General English 300
Paper II General Knowledge 300
Paper III Optional Subject 1 200
Paper IV Optional Subject 1 200
Paper V Optional Subject 2 200
Paper VI Optional Subject 2 200
Total 1400

After written examination, interview for personality test will be of 300 marks.

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