Indian Forest Service Examination (Overview)


(A) Tentative Schedule
(i) Notification of Examination February/March
(ii) Conduct of Examination July


(B) Age-limits
21-30 Years on 1st July of the year of examination
Certain categories of persons as specified in the Notice are eligible for age relaxation.


(C) Educational 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 recognised university or equivalent.
Candidates appearing at their degree examination (with prescribed subjects) are also eligible to compete. Candidates qualifying on the result of the written part of the examination will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite examination alongwith their detailed application form to be filled up at that stage.


(D) Scheme of Examination


I. Written Examination - Conventional (essay) type


Paper I - General English 300 Marks
Paper II - General Knowledge 300 Marks
Paper III, IV, V & VI - Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects set out below. Each subject will have two papers. 200 Marks for each paper
Total marks for written examination 1400 Marks


List of optional subjects


  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

    Provided that the candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects :
    (a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
    (b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
    (c) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
    (d) Mathematics and Statistics
    (e) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering - not more than one subject


    II. Interview for Personality Test 300 Marks


    NOTE For further details, please refer to the Commission’s Notice for the Examination when it is published in the Employment News and some of the daily newspapers.

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