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Indian Forest Service (IFS) Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) once in a year. UPSC IFS (Indian Forest Service) Exam 2017 will be conducted in two major phases i.e. Civil Services Examination (Preliminary) and Indian Forest Service Examination (Main). For appearing in Indian Forest Service Examination (Main) it is essential to qualify the Civil Services Examination (Preliminary). Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued notification for the recruitment of 110 posts in Indian Forest Service’s Examination 2017. The Eligible candidate can apply online UPSC Indian Forest Service Exam Vacancy 2017 through official website. The other details regarding application fee, age limit, qualification are given below.

UPSC IFSVacancy Details

Name of Commission: Union Public Service Commission Job Type: Central Government Job Name of the Post: Indian Forest Service Mode of Application: Online Official page: Total No. of Posts: 110

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UPSC IFSEligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria: Nationality: Nationality of a candidate must be either of the following: Citizen of India Subject of Nepal Subject of Bhutan a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 for permanent settlement in India. Migrant from any of the following countries for permanently settling in India: Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam Educational Qualification: Candidate should hold a degree from any of the recognised universities or must have an equivalent qualification Skills Required: Decision-making ability Good communication skills Excellent knowledge about foreign nations and current affairs Leadership ability Good analytical ability Age Limit: Minimum age 21 years Maximum age 30 years as on 1st of August in the year of examination. Relaxable age limit is as follows: Upto max. 5 years for SC/ST candidates. Upto max. 3 years for OBC candidates.…

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UPSC IFSExam Pattern

IFS Entrance Exam consists of two papers as follows: Civil Services (Prelims) Examination Indian Forest Services (Mains) Examination Pattern for IFS Preliminary Exam pattern: Preliminary exam will have two papers which contains 200 marks for each. All questions are of objective type Mode of Language: English and Hindi Exam duration: 2 hours Negative Marking: 1/3 marks gets deducted for every incorrect response. IFS Main Exam Pattern: Paper Subject Name Marks 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 each the optional subjects. Each subject has two papers. 200 marks for each paper

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UPSC IFSPrelims Syllabus

Part: A - IFS Preliminary Examination Syllabus Paper- I: General Knowledge Current Event of National and International importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and world Geography. Indian polity and Governance. Economic and social Development. General Science. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change. Paper – II: General Studies Comprehension. Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills. Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability. Decision Making and Problem Solving. General Mental Ability. Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation.

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UPSC IFSMains Syllabus

Main Exam Syllabus: General Knowledge Current Event of National and International importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and world Geography. Indian polity and Governance. Economic and social Development. General Science. General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-Diversity and Climate Change. General English Syllabus The English paper would consist of an essay and passages to write the summary The standard level of papers in General English and General Knowledge are for a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University. Other questions are to test general understanding of English and everyday use of words. Optional subjects Agriculture. Agricultural Engineering. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science. Botany. Chemistry. Chemical Engineering. Civil Engineering. Forestry. Geology. Mathematics. Mechanical Engineering. Physics. Statistics. Zoology.

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UPSC IFSAgriculture Syllabus

UPSC IFS Agriculture Syllabus Paper - I Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Physical and social environment as factors of crop distribution and production. Climatic elements as factors of crop growth, impact of changing environment on cropping pattern as indicators of environments. Environmental pollution and associated hazards to crops, animals, and humans. Cropping Pattern Topics: Cropping pattern in different agro-climatic zones of the country. Impact of high-yielding and short-duration varieties on shifts in cropping pattern. Concepts of multiple cropping, multistorey, relay and inter-cropping, and their importance in relation to food production. Package of practices for production of important cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fibres, sugar, commercial and fodder crops grown during Kharif and Rabi seasons in different regions of the country. Propagation of Plants: Important features, scope and propagation of various types of forestry plantations such as extension, social forestry, agro-forestry, and natural forests.…

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UPSC IFSAgricultural Engineering syllabus

UPSC IFS Agricultural Engineering Syllabus Paper - I Section A Soil and Water Conservation:  Scope of soil and water conservation. Mechanics and types of erosion, their causes. Rainfall, runoff and sedimentation relationships and their measurement. Soil erosion control measures - biological and engineering including stream bank protection-vegetative barriers, contour bunds, contour trenches, contour stone walls, contour ditches, terraces, outlets and grassed waterwyas. Gully control structures - temporary and permanent - design of permanent soil conservation structures such as chute, drop and drop inlet spillways. Design of farm ponds and percolation ponds. Principles of flood control-flood routing. Watershed Management - investigation, planning and implementation – selection of priority areas and water shed work plan, water harvesting and moisture conservation. Land development - levelling, estimation of earth volumes and costing. Wind Erosion process - design fo shelter belts and wind brakes and their management. Forest (Conservation) Act Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing: …

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UPSC IFSAnimal husbandry syllabus

UPSC IFS Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Syllabus Paper – I 1. Animal Nutrition: Energy sources, energy, metabolism and requirements for maintenance and production of milk, meat, eggs and wool. Evaluation of feeds as sources of energy. 1.1 Trends in protein nutriton: Sources of protein metabolism and synthesis, protein quantity and quality in relation to requirements. Energy protein ratios in ration. 1.2. Minerals in animal diet: Sources, functions, requirements and their relationship of the basic minerals nutrients including trace elements. 1.3. Vitamins, Hormones and Growth Stimulating, substances: Sources, functions, requirements and inter-relationship with minerlas. 1.4. Advances in Ruminant Nutrition-Dairy Cattle: Nutrients and their metabolism with reference to milk production and its composition. Nutrient requirements for calves, heifers, dry and milking cows and buffaloes. Limitations of various feeding systems. 1.5 Advances in Non-Rumiant Nutrition-Poultry- Nutrients and their metabolism with reference to poultry, meat and egg production, Nutrients requirements and feed formulation…

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UPSC IFSBotony Syllabus

UPSC IFS Botany Syllabus Paper - I 1. Microbiology and Plant Pathology: Viruses, bacteria, and plasmids-structure and reproduction. General account of infection, Phytoimmunology. Applications of microbiology in agriculture, industry, medicine and pollution control in air, soil and water.  Important plant diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi and nematodes. Mode of infection and dissemination. Molecular basis of infection and disease resistance/defence. Physiology of parasitism and control measures. Fungal toxins. 2. Cryptogams:  Algae, Fungi, Bryophytes, Pteridophytes-structure and reproduction from evolutonary viewpoint. Distribution of Cryptogams in India and their economic potential. 3. Phanerogams:  Gymnosperms: Concept of Progymonosperms. Classification and distribution of Gymnosperms. Salient features of Cycadales, Coniferrals and Gnetales, their structures and reproduction. General account of Cycadofilicales, Bennettitales and Cordaitales. Angiosperms: Systematics, anatomy, embryology, palynology and phylogeny. Comparative account of various systems of Angiosperm Classiification. Study of angiospermic families Magnoliaceae, Ranunculaceae, Brassicaceae (Cruci-ferae), Rosaceae, Leguminosae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceaie, Dipterocar-paceae, Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), Asclepiadaceae, Verbenaceae, Solana-ceae,…

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UPSC IFSChemical Engineering

UPSC IFS Chemical Engineering Syllabus Paper – I Section A (a) Fluid and Particle Dynamics Viscosity of fluids. Laminar and turbulent flows. Equation of continuity and Navier-Stokes equition-Bernoulli theorem. Flow meters. Fluid drag and pressure drop due to friction, Reynold Number and friction factor - effect of pipe roughness. Economic pipe diameter. Pumps, water, air/steam jet ejectors, compressors, blowers and fans. Agitation and mixing of liquids. Mixing of solids and pastes. Crushing and Grinding - principles and equipment. Rittinger and Bond laws. Filtration and filtration equipment. Fluid-particle mechanics - free and hindered settling. Fluidisation and minimum fluidization velocity,concepts of compressible and incompressible flow. Transport of Solids. (b) Mass Transfer Molecular diffusion coefficients, First and second law and diffusion, mass transfer coefficients, film and penetration theories of mass transfer. Distillation, simple distillation, relative volatility, fractional distillation, plate and packed columns for distillation. Calculation of theoretical number of plates. Liquid-liquid equilibria. Extraction- theory…

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UPSC IFSChemistry Syllabus

UPSC IFS Chemistry Syllabus Paper – I 1. Atomic structure Quantum theory, Heisenberg uncertainity principle, Schrodinger wave equation (time independent). Interpretation of wave function, particle in one-dimensional box, quantum numbers, hydrogen atom wave functions. Shapes of s, p and d orbitals. 2. Chemical bonding Ionic bond, characteristics of ionic compounds, factors affecting stability of ionic compounds, lattice energy, Born-Haber cycle; covalent bond and its general characteristics, polarities of bonds in molecules and their dipole moments. Valence bond theory, concept of resonance and resonance energy. Molecular orbital theory (LCAO method); bonding in homonuclear molecules: H+2, H2 to Ne2, NO, CO, HF, CN, CN-, BeH2 and CO2. Comparision of valence bond and molecular oribtal theories, bond order, bond strength and bond length. 3. Solid state Forms of solids, law of constancy of interfacial angles, crystal systems and crystal classes (crystallographic groups). Designation of crystal faces, lattice structures and unit cell. Laws of…

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UPSC IFSCivil Engineering Syllabus

UPSC IFS Civil Engineering Syllabus Paper - I Part-A Engineering Mechanics: Units and Dimensions, SI Units, Vectors, Concept of Force, Concept of particle and rigid body. Concurrent, Non-Concurrent and parallel forces in a plane, moment of force and Varignon’s theorem, free body diagram, conditions of equilibrium, Principle of virtual work, equivalent force system. First and Second Moment of area, Mass moment of Inertia. Static Friction, Inclined Plane and bearings. Kinematics and Kinetics. Kinematics in Cartesian and Polar Coordinates, motion under uniform and nonuniform acceleration,motion under gravity. Kinetics of particle: Momentum and Energy principles, D’Alembert’s Principle,Collision of elastic bodies, rotation of rigid bodies, simple harmonic motion, Flywheel. Strength of Materials: Simple Stress and Strain, Elastic constants, axially loaded compression members, Shear force and bending moment, theory of simple bending, Shear Stress distribution across cross sections, Beams of uniform strength, Leaf Spring. Strain Energy in direct stress, bending & shear. Deflection of…

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UPSC IFS Forestry syllabus

UPSC IFS Forestry Syllabus Paper - I Section-A 1. Silviculture General: General Silvicultural Principles: Ecological and physiological factors influencing vegetation, natural and artificial regeneration of forests; methods of propagation, grafting techniques; site factors; nursery and planting techniques nursery beds, poly-bags and maintenance, water budgeting, grading and hardening of seedlings; special approaches; establishment and tending. 2. Silviculture Systems: Clear felling, uniform shelter wood selection, coppice and conversion systems, Management of silviculture systems of temperate, subtropical, humid tropical, dry tropical and coastal tropical forests with special reference to plantation silviculture, choice of species, establishment and management of standards, enrichment methods, technical constraints, intensive mechanized methods, aerial seeding, thinning. 3. Silviculture Mangrove and Cold desert: Mangrove: Habitat and characteristics, mangrove, plantation-establishment and rehabilitation of degraded mangrove formations; silvicultural systems for mangrove; protection of habitats against natural disasters. Cold desert- Characteristics, identification and management of species. 4. Silviculture of trees:  Traditional and recent advances in tropical…

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UPSC IFSMathematics Syllabus

UPSC IFS Mathematics Syllabus Paper - I Section-A Linear Algebra:  Vector, space, linear dependence and independence, subspaces, bases, dimensions. Finite dimensional vector spaces. Matrices, Cayley-Hamilition theorem, eigen-values and eigenvectors, matrix of linear transformation, row and column reduction, Echelon form, equivalences, congruences and similarity, reduction to cannonical form, rank, orthogonal, symmetrical, skew symmetrical, unitary, hermitian, skewhermitian forms- their eigenvalues. Orthogonal and unitary reduction of quadratic and hermitian forms, positive definite quardratic forms. Calculus:  Real numbers, limits, continuity ,differentiability, mean-value theorems, Taylor’s theorem with remainders, indeterminate forms, maxima and minima, asymptotes. Functions of several variables: continuity, differentiability, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, Lagrange’s method of multipliers, Jacobian. Riemann’s definition of definite integrals, indefinite integrals, infinite and improper integrals, beta and gamma functions. Double and triple integrals (evaluation techniques only). Areas, surface and volumes, centre of gravity. Analytical Geometry:  Cartesian and polar coordinates in two and three dimensions, second degree equations in two…

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UPSC IFSMechanical Engineering Syllabus

UPSC IFS Mechanical Engineering Syllabus Paper - I 1. Theory of Machines:  Kinematic and dynamic analysis of planar mechanisms, Cams, Gears and gear trains, Flywheels, Governors, Balancing of rigid rotors, Balancing of single and multicylinder engines, Linear vibration analysis of mechanical systems (single degree and two degrees of freedom), Critical speeds and whirling of shafts, Automatic Controls, Belts and chain drives. Hydrodynamic bearings. 2. Mechanics of Solids:  Stress and strain in two dimensions, Principal stresses and strains, Mohr’s construction, linear elastic materials, isotropy and anisotropy, Stress-strain relations, unilaxial loading, thermal stresses, Beams: Banding moment and shear force diagrams, bending stresses and deflection of beams, Shear stress distribution. Torsion of shafts, helical springs. Combined stresses, Thick and thin walled pressure vessels. Struts and columns. Strain energy concepts and theories of failure. Rotating discs. Shrink fits. 3. Engineering Materials:  Basic concepts on structure of solids, crystalline materials, Defects in crystalline materials, Alloys…

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UPSC IFSPhysics Syllabus

UPSC IFS Physics Syllabus Paper - I Section-A 1. Classical Mechanics (a) Particle dynamics:  Centre of mass and laboratory coordinates Conservation of linear and angular momentum The rocket equation Rutherford scattering Galilean transformation Inertial and non-inertial frames Rotating frames Centrifugal and Coriolls forces Foucault pendulum (b) System of particles: Constraints degrees of freedom generalised coordinates momenta.Lagrange’s equation applications to linear harmonic oscillator simple pendulum central force problems Cyclic coordinates Hamiltonian Lagrange’s equation from Hamilton’s principle. (c) Rigid body dynamics: Eulerian angles inertia tensor principal moments of inertia Euler’s equation of motion of a rigid body force-free motion of a rigid body Gyroscope. 2. Special Relativity, Waves & Geometrical Optics: (a) Special Relativity: Michelson-Morley experiment and its implications Lorentz transformations length contraction, time dilation addition of velocities aberration and Doppler effect mass energy relation simple application to a decay process Minkowski diagram four dimensional momentum vector Covariance of equations of physics. (b)…

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UPSC IFSStatistics syllabus

UPSC IFS Statistics Syllabus Paper - I Probability:  Sample space and events probability measure and probability space random variable as a measurable function distribution function of a random variable discrete and continuous-type random variable probability mass function, probability density function vector-valued random variable marginal and conditional distributions stochastic independence of events and of random variables expectation and moments of a random  variable conditional expectation convergence of a sequence of random variable in distribution in probability pth mean and almost every where criteria and inter-relations Borel-Cantelli lemma Chebyshev’s and Khinchine’s weak laws of large numbers strong law of large numbers and Kolmogorov’s theorems Glivenko-Cantelli theorem probability generating function characteristic function inversion theorem Laplace transform related uniqueness and continuity theorems determination of distribution by its moments Linderberg and Levy forms of central limit theorem standard discrete and continuous probability distributions their interrelations and limiting cases simple properties of finite Markov chains Statistical…

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UPSC IFSZoology Syllabus

UPSC IFS Zoology Syllabus Paper - I Section-A 1. Non-chordata and chordata:  (a) Classification and relationship of various phyla up- to sub-classes; Acoelomata and Coelomata; Protostomes and Deuterostomes, Bilateralia and Radiata; Status of Protista, Parazoa, Onychophora and Hemichordata; Symmetry. (b) Protozoa: Locomotion, nutrition, reproduction; evolution of sex; general features and life history of Paramaecium, Monocystis, Plasmodium and Leisismania. (c) Porifera: Skeleton, canal system and reproduction. (d) Coelenterata: Polymorphism, defensive structures and their mechanism; coral reefs and their formation; metagenesis; general features and life history of Obelia and Aurelia. (e) Platyhelminthes: Parasitic adaptation; general features and life history of Fasciola and Taenia and their relation to man. (f) Nemathelminthes: General features, life history and parasitic adaptation of Ascaris; nemathelminths in relation to man. (g) Annelida: Coelom and metamerism; modes of life in polychaetes; general features and life history of nereis (Neanthes), earthworm (Pheretima) and leach (Hirundaria). (h) Arthropoda: Larval forms and parasitism in Crustacea; vision and respiration in arthropods…

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UPSC IFSGeology syllabus

UPSC IFS Geology Syllabus Paper - I Section-A (i) General Geology:  The Solar System, meteorities, origin and interior of the earth. Radioactivity and age of earth; Volcanoes-causes and products, volcanic belts.Earthquakes-causes, effects, earthquake belts, seismicity of India, intensity and magnitude,seismongraphs. Island arcs, deep sea trenches and mid-ocean ridges. Continental drift-evidences and mechanics; sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics. Isostasy, orogeny and epeirogeny. Continents and oceans. (ii) Geomorphology and Remote Sensing:  Basic concepts of geomorphology.Weathering and mass wasting. Landforms, slopes and drainage. Geomorphic cycles and their interpretation, Morphology and its relation to structures and lithology. Applications of geomorphology in mineral prospecting, civil engineering, hydrology and environmental studies. Geomorphology of Indian sub- continent. Aerial photographs and their interpretationmerits and limitations.The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Orbiting satellites and sensor systems.Indian Remote Sensing Satellites. Satellites data products. Applications of remote sensing in geology.The Geographic Information System and its applications. Global Positioning System. (iii) Structural Geology:  Principles of geologic…

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UPSC IFSImportant Dates

UPSC IFS 2017 exam Important Dates Date of Notification: 22nd February, 2017 Last Date to Apply: 17th March, 2017 Last Date to Pay Application Fee: 16th March, 2017 Date of Exam (Prelims): 18th June, 2017 IFS Main Exam: 3rd December, 2017

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UPSC IFSApplication Form

How to Apply UPSC IFS Recruitment 2017 Go to the online portal “” Click on the Online link for various examination link Look for the Indian Forest Service examination and Click on the Part I Registration and fill the registration After filling the Part I Registration Registration number will be generated, Click on the Part II Registration link and enter the registration number Fill the Part II Registration form and click on the submit button

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UPSC IFSApplication Fees

IFS Exam Fee: Candidates applying (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) for Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination are required to pay a fee of Rs.100/- Applicants can pay examination fee either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit /Debit card.

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UPSC IFSSelection Procedure

Selection Procedure: The competitive examination comprises two successive stages: I. Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination (Objective Type) for the screening & selection of candidates for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination; and II. Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates against the vacancies identified and reported for the Indian Forest Service Examination.

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UPSC IFSExam Centers

IFS Exam Centers: Agartala Gaya Navi Mumbai Agra Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa) Ajmer Gorakhpur Patna Ahmedabad Gurgaon Port Blair Aizwal Gwalior Puducherry Aligarh Hyderabad Pune Allahabad Imphal Raipur Ananthapuru Indore Rajkot Aurangabad Itanagar Ranchi Bengaluru Jabalpur Sambalpur Barielly Jaipur Shillong Bhopal Jammu Shimla Bilaspur Jodhpur Siliguri

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