INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION, 2016
|(i) Notification of Examination||27th April, 2016|
|(ii) Conduct of CS (Prelim) Examination||7th August, 2016|
|(iii) Conduct of IFoS (Main) Examination||12th November, 2016|
21-32 years as on 1st August, 2016 for General Category/Creamy Layer OBC Candidates.
Relaxed by 5 years for SC/ST Categories, for 3 years for OBC Non Creamy Layer and 10
years for PH Category candidates.
The 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.
PLAN OF EXAMINATION:
The Preliminary Examination consists of two papers of objective type (multiple-choice questions) carrying a maximum of 400 marks. The Question Papers (Test Booklets) are set in English & Hindi. There will be negative marking of one-third marks of the question as penalty for answering it wrong.
|General Studies Paper – I||200 Marks, 100 questions|
|*General Studies Paper – II||200 Marks, 80 questions|
* General Studies Paper-II is qualifying with having minimum marks as 33% of the total marks i.e. 66 marks.
The Commission will draw a list of candidates to be qualified for Indian Forest Services(Main) Examination based on the minimum qualifying marks in General Studies Paper- II and total marks in General Studies Paper-1.
The written examination consisting of the following papers:‐
|Paper 1||General English||300|
|Paper 2||General Studies||300|
|Paper 3||Optional subjects 1||200|
|Paper 4||Optional subjects 1||200|
|Paper 5||Optional subjects 2||200|
|Paper 6||Optional subjects 2||200|