Indian Foreset Service Examination (IFS)


Notification of Examination likely in February/March
Conduct of Examination July


Age - Limit : 21-30 years as on 1st July of the year of Examination.

Note : Certain categories of persons as specified in the Notice are eligible for age relaxation.

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.

Note : 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.

Scheme of Examination

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

Sucessfull candidates will be called for interview

II. Interview for Personality Test 300 Marks

List of Optional Subject

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