May 142015



Indian Forest Service பரீட்சை பற்றி திரு.பூமிநாதன் அவர்கள் கூறியுள்ள விவரங்களை இந்த மாத காணலாம்.

உங்களுக்கு ஏதேனும் போட்டி தேர்வுகள் குறித்து கேள்விகள் இருந்தால் என்ற முகவரிக்கு ஈமெயில் அனுப்பவும் அல்லது KING MAKERS IAS ACADEMY ஐ தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும்)

                                      Indian Forest Service Exam

  • Indian Forest Service Exam is the Forestry service of India. It is one of the Three All India Services of the Government of India. Its members are recruited by the national government but serve under state government or central government.

Plan of Examination: Indian Forest Service Examination is conducted in two stages.

  1. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination.
  2. Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination

Education Qualification: 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 or Forestry or Engineering of a recognized university             or equivalent.

Age Limit: 21 to 30 years of age, relaxation of 3 years to OBC and 5 years to SC/ST Category    candidates.

Attempts:       For General Category – 4 attempts

For OBC Category – 7 Attempts

For SC/ST Category – No Limit


How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website    Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on          the above mentioned website.

Examination Fee: Rs 100 for Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination for general and OBC category candidates, SC/ST/ Female Candidates are exempted.

Rs. 200 for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination.

Civil Services Preliminary Examination:

  • Earlier there was separate preliminary exam for Indian Forest Service Examination, from 2013 onwards there is common preliminary for both Civil Services and Indian forest Service Examination with same syllabus as mentioned in Civil Service preliminary Examination But Separate Main Examination for Indian Forest Service.

Indian Forest Service Main Examination:

  • Indian Forest Service Main Examination consists of two stages (i) Written examination and (ii) Personality test (Interview) based on the cumulative mark in two stages candidates are recruited on the merit system.


  • The Indian Forest Service Examination comprises of six papers; General English, General knowledge and two optional subjects each comprising two papers.


Paper Subject Marks (Total – 1400 Marks)

  • Paper I General English 300 Marks
  • Paper II General Knowledge 300 Marks
  • Paper III Optional Subject 1 (Paper 1) 200 Marks
  • Paper IV Optional Subject 1 (Paper 2) 200 Marks
  • Paper V Optional Subject 2 (Paper 1) 200 Marks
  • Paper VI Optional Subject 2 (Paper 2) 200 Marks

Interview for Personality Test of Such Candidates as may be called by the commission (Maximum Marks: 300 Marks).

Indian Forest Service Syllabus

Paper I – General 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.

Paper II – General Knowledge

  • General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected 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.

Note: The standard of papers in General English and General Knowledge will be such as may be expected of a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian university. The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e., a level higher than the bachelor’s degree and lower than the master’s degree. In the case of engineering subjects, the level corresponds to the bachelor’s degree.

The will be no practical examination in any of the Subjects:

List of optional Subject

! Agriculture
! Agricultural Engineering
! Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
! Botany ! Chemistry
! Chemical Engineering ! Civil Engineering
! Forestry ! Geology
! Mathematics ! Mechanical Engineering
! Physics ! Statistics
! Zoology


Personality Test:

  • The candidates will be interviewed by a board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of their career. The object of the interview is to assess the personal suitability of the candidate for the service. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own state or country, as well as in modern currents of thoughts and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.
  • The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination, but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate. The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and assimilation, balance, of judgement and alertness of mind, initiative, tact, capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical energy and powers of practical application; integrity of character; and other qualities such as topographical sense, love for out-door life and the desire to explore unknown and out of way places.


Tentative Date of Examination

Civil Service Preliminary Examination

Notification – May / June

Examination – August

Result – October

Indian Forest Service Main Examination

Notification – October / November

Examination – November – December

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