IFS Mains Previous Year Papers

IFS Mains Previous Year Papers: For recruitment of IFS officer at state and joint level, UPSC conduct IFS Exam every year. Candidates preparing for IFS exam can get exam related details from this blog. Download UPSC IFS Mains Previous Year Papers by clicking on links shared in here.

UPSC IFS Mains Previous Year Papers

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) once every year conducts exam for Indian Forest Services (IFS). Candidates selected through IFS exam are appointed as IFS officer of either State cadre or Joint cadre i.e. State and Centre. The main responsibility of an IFS officer is to implement plans and programmes under The National Forest Policy. An IFS officer work as an administrative head of the forest region they are posted. It is a respectful position and candidates have to face tough competition for clearing the exam.

Overview of IFS Exam 

Name of the Exam Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Official Website Click here
Exam Occurrence Once in a year (Preliminary & Mains)
Paper Language Hindi and English
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and paper mode)
Exam Type National Level
Age Limit Minimum Age- 21 Years & Maximum Age- 32 Years*5 Years relaxation for SC/ST
IFS 2018 No. of vacancies 110 (Tentative)

UPSC IFS Exam Selection Process

Candidates have to undergo 3 stages to become an IFS officer. They are:

  1. IFS Preliminary Exam
  2. IFS Mains Exam
  3. Interview or Personality Test

Exam Pattern of UPSC IFS Exam

  1. IFS Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam Details
Number of question papers Two (Paper-1 and Paper-2)
Type of questions Objective type
Total marks 400 marks (200 marks each paper)
Duration of the exam 2 hours for each paper (For blind candidates – 20 minutes EXTRA)
Exam Language Hindi and English
Scheme of negative marking For every incorrect answer 1/3 marks will be deducted
 
Paper-1 General studies 2 hours 200 Marks
Paper-2 CSAT- Civil Services Aptitude test 2 hours 200 Marks
  • Paper I in prelims stage is a qualifying paper for IFS Mains exam
  • Candidate have to at least score 33% in Paper II of IFS Prelims exam to become eligible for mains exam

2. IFS Mains Exam Pattern

Mains Exam – IFS 2018 Exam Details
Number of Papers 6
Type of question paper Descriptive or subjective
Duration of the exam 3 hours for each paper
Mains Exam Language English only
Total marks 1400 marks

Paper Subject Marks Duration
Paper-1 General Knowledge 300 3 hours
Paper-2 General English 300 3 hours
Paper-3 Paper-1 of 1st Optional subject 200 3 hours
Paper-4 Paper-2 of 1st Optional subject 200 3 hours
Paper-5 Paper-1 of 2nd Optional Subject 200 3 hours
Paper-6 Paper-2 of 2nd Optional Subject 200 3 hours
Total Marks 1400
  • Candidates have to choose any 2 subjects from the list of given optional subjects listed in the table below
  • Each optional subject will have 2 papers in IFS Mains exam
  • Each paper of optional subject will have 8 descriptive questions out of which candidate have to answer ant 5 questions
List of Optional Subjects
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Agriculture Engineering Agriculture
Botany Chemical Engineering Chemistry
Civil Engineering Forestry Geology
Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Physics
Statistics Zoology

Candidates cannot have a combination of some subjects in the IFS Mains exam. The combination that is not valid are listed in the table below:

Optional Subject-1 Optional Subject-2 Combination
Agriculture Agriculture Engineering Not Allowed
Agriculture Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Not Allowed
Agriculture Forestry Not Allowed
Chemistry Chemical Engineering Not Allowed
Mathematics Statistics Not Allowed
Candidate cannot take more than one Engineering subject Agriculture Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering Not Allowed

UPSC IFS Mains Previous Year Papers (Official links)

 Subject  2018  2017  2016
General Knowledge  View  View View
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Agriculture Paper – I  View View View
Agriculture Paper – II  View View View
Agriculture Engineering Paper – I  View View View
Agriculture Engineering Paper – II  View View View
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Paper – I  View View View
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Paper – II  View  View View
Botany Paper – I  View View View
Botany Paper – II  View View View
Chemical Engineering Paper – I  View View View
Chemical Engineering Paper – II  View View View
Chemistry Paper – I  View View View
Chemistry Paper – II  View View View
Civil Engineering Paper – I  View View View
Civil Engineering Paper – II  View View View
Forestry Paper – I  View View View
Forestry Paper – II  View View View
Geology Paper – I  View View View
Geology Paper – II  View View View
Mathematics Paper – I  View View View
Mathematics Paper – II  View View View
Mechanical Engineering Paper – I  View View View
Mechanical Engineering Paper – II  View View View
Physics Paper – I  View View View
Physics Paper – II  View View View
Statistics Paper – I  View View View
Statistics Paper – II  View View View
Zoology Paper – I  View View View
Zoology Paper – II  View View View

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