Along with the UPSC Civil Services examination, the IFS (Indian Forest Services) exam remains a highly sought after exam in the country. Conducted by the UPSC, it recruits forest officers for the entire country.
The commission has released the notification for the 2017 edition of the IFS exam. The examination is conducted in three stages and the first two stages are qualifying where only some of the candidates go through to the next round and not all. As per the notification, the last date to apply for the IFS exam is 17th March 2017.
The following is the examination scene of the IFS exam –
The first stage is the Preliminary examination:
The objective type examination would have two compulsory papers carrying 200 marks each. Both of these papers would carry four options for all the answers.
The second paper, called the General studies paper-II would be a qualifying paper where the candidate would have to score the minimum qualifying marks which have been fixed at 33 per cent by the UPSC
Both the question papers will have questions in Hindi and English
The second stage is called the Main exam:
This stage of the written examination consists of the following papers:-
The Paper 1 would be of General English and carry a total of 300 marks
The Paper 2 would be of General Knowledge and carry a total of 300 marks
For Paper 3 to Paper 6: Any two subjects to be selected from the list of optional subjects (200 marks)
The last stage is called the Personality Test and carries 300 marks in total
In case you have any query regarding the IFS exam, you should visit the official website of the UPSC.