Indian Forest Service

Exam Pattern

IFoS Preliminary Exam Pattern

Paper I General Studies 100 Questions 200 Marks 2 Hours
Paper II – General Studies, Aptitude 80 Questions 200 Marks 2 Hours
  • Paper I General Studies ( Compulsory ) – 100 Questions

Objective Type – multiple choice questions – 200 Marks ( 2 Hours duration )

  • Paper II – General Studies ( Compulsory )

Objective Type – multiple choice questions – 200 Marks ( 2 Hours duration )

The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%.

The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

IFoS Main Exam Pattern

The duration of each of the papers referred to below will be three hours.

Paper 1 General English 300 Marks
Paper 2 General Knowledge 300 Marks
Paper 3 Optional Subject 1 – Paper I 200 marks
Paper 4 Optional Subject 1 – Paper II 200 marks
Paper 5 Optional Subject 2 – Paper I 200 marks
Paper 6 Optional Subject 2 – Paper II 200 marks
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the papers of the examination.
  • If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her.
  • Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
  • Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.

Negative Marking

There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happen to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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Papers III, IV, V and VI.—Any two subjects to be selected from the list of the optional subjects below. Each subject will have two papers.— 200 marks for each paper.

IFoS Preliminary Exam Date – 27th June, 2021 rescheduled to 10th October, 2021-IFoS Main Exam – November, 2021 ( Tentative )

For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet [Answer Sheet], candidates must use black ball pen
only.

Download e-Admit card-No Admit Card will be sent by post-Preliminary and Main exam e-Admit card can be downloaded

Indian Forest Service Preliminary exam Fee is Rs.100/ -Main Exam Fee is Rs.100/-Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability Candidates are exempted from paying the exam fee.

Allotment of Centres will be on the “first‐apply‐first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. The candidates should note that no request for change of Centre will be entertained.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, separate lists will be prepared for the candidates eligible to appear in the Civil Service (Main)-based on the criterion of minimum qualifying marks of 33% in General Studies Paper-II of Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

Indian Forest Service Vacancies – 110 (approximately)

Age Limits-Educational Qualification-Number of attempts-Restricted Candidates-Medical and Physical Standards

Last date for filling online Application is 24th March, 2021-withdraw Application-IFoS Main Exam Application form will be called in the month of August, 2021 (Tentative)