UPSC IFS Examination 2022 – The Union Public Service Commission has issued the notification of the Indian Forest Service Examination 2022. The detailed Notification PDF has been released on 02 February 2022 on the official website. The online application process for the UPSC IFS exam has been started on 02-02-2022 and the last date to apply online for Indian Forest Service Exam 2022 is 22-02-2022 (06:00 P.M).

UPSC IFS 2022 Notification Released
Last Date- 22-02-2022 (06:00 P.M)

Every year, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organized various competitive exams for the recruitment of personnel in All India Services and Central Services. Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the All India Services. Officers are selected through UPSC IFS Exam and then trained for about 2 years by the Central Government at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.

UPSC IFS Exam 2022 – Quick Overview

Union Public Service Commission
Approximately 151
Exam Mode
Online & Offline
Age Limit
21 to 32 years
Application Mode
Examination Scheme
2 stages
Job Location
Across India

UPSC conducts Indian Forest Service Exam (IFS) Exam for admission to the Indian Forest Service. The recruitment is conducted through two stages – Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination and IFS (Main Examination). Candidates applying for IFS Exam are required to qualify for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination for going to the stage of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. There is a reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWBD candidates.

UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam will be conducted in two stages, Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and Personality Tests (Interview). Read the article to get detailed knowledge about the UPSC IFS Exam Pattern 2022 and plan your strategy accordingly.

Scheme of Preliminary Examination

The Preliminary Examination will consist of 2 papers of objective type questions and carry a maximum of 400 marks. The duration of 2 hours will be given to each paper – Paper I and Paper II for answering the questions. Candidates qualified in this exam will be shortlisted for Main Exam.

Scheme of Main Examination

The Main Examination will consist of Written Examination and Interview. The written exam will consist of 6 papers of conventional essay type – Paper I, II, III, IV, V, and VI. Paper I and Paper II will be of General English and General Knowledge respectively of 300 marks each. Paper III to Paper VI will be of any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects. Each subject will have two papers and each paper will be of 200 marks.

Scheme of Personality Test

Candidates qualified in the Written Part of the Main Exam will be called for an interview with the objective to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the service. The interview will carry 300 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks). Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking

UPSC IFS Exam Eligibility

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Eligibility Criteria depend upon the age group, nationality, educational qualification of the students, which is set by the Union Public Service Commission. Eligibility criteria vary as per the post for Indian Forest Service Exam 2022. A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering. Also, the minimum and maximum age to apply varies between 21 – 32 years. The willing candidates must check the detailed eligibility criteria and start preparing for the exam.

UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2022 Syllabus

Indian Forest Service Examination 2022 will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 5th June 2022. Candidates who are planning to prepare for the UPSC IFS exam have to go through with the latest UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam 2022 Syllabus to perform well in this exam. The complete knowledge of the IFS Examination 2022 Syllabus & exam pattern for two stages Exam is necessary to prepare effectively for this exam.

Part A – Preliminary Examination
  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  • General Science.
  • Comprehension
  • 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 X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. — Class X level)

It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of the Civil Services (Prelim) Examination.

Part B-Main Examination
Paper-IGeneral English:- Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precis
Paper-IIGeneral Knowledge:- General Knowledge includes knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India, and Geography of a nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.
Paper – III to VI (Optional Subjects)Agriculture, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, Geology, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences, Mathematics, Botany, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Statistics, Civil Engineering, Zoology

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UPSC IFS 2022 Admit Card

Candidates can download the UPSC Indian Forest Services Exam Hall Ticket from our Admit Cards page. UPSC IFS Admit Card 2022 will contain details such as the name of the candidate, roll number, photograph, signature and date of the exam, time, centre name. It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate.

UPSC IFS Exam 2022 Result

The result of the UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam will be released after the completion of each tier. Candidates can check the result in the file uploaded by the Commission with their respective roll numbers.  Must visit UPSC Results Page to check UPSC IFS Result.

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Posted on February 4, 2022 by vandana doll