IFS Important Instructions
The following combinations are not allowed:
a) Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering
(b) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
(c) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
(d) Mathematics and Statistics
(e) Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical
Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, not more
than one subject is allowed.
The duration of each of the paper will be three hours.
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no
circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the
answers for them.
Tables to be supplied by UPSC
If it is considered necessary for answering the
questions set in any paper, the Commission may supply any of the following for
reference purpose only:-
(i) Mathematical/Physical, Chemical and
Engineering Tables (including Logarithmic Tables);
(ii) Steam Table (including Mollier Diagrams for Temperature up to 800 C and
Pressure up to 500 Kgf/Cm);
(iii) National Building Code of India 1970 or 1983 Group 2 Part VI;
(iv) Any other special articles as may be necessary for the candidates to answer
the questions set in the question paper.
After conclusion of the examination, return the
above items to the Invigilator.
Answers to be written in own hand Write the answers in your own hand in ink.
Pencil may be used for maps, mathematical drawings or rough work.
In the question papers, wherever required.
SI units will be used.
Candidates should use only international
form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering
Candidates will be allowed the use of
scientific (Non-Programmable type) calculators at the
conventional type examination of UPSC. Programmable type calculators
will, however, not be allowed and the use of such calculators shall
tantamount to malpractice.
Check Answer Book
The candidate must write his/her roll number
(and not his/her name) only in the space provided for the purpose on every
answer book used by him/her. Before writing in the answer book, please see that
it is complete. In case there are any missing pages, it should be got replaced.
Do not tear out any pages from the Answer Book.
If you use more than one Answer Book, indicate on the cover of first Answer Book
the total number of Answer Books used. Do not leave any blank, unused spaces
between answers. If such spaces are left, score them out.
The candidate must attempt questions strictly in
accordance with the directions given on each question paper. If questions are
attempted in excess of the prescribed number shall be valued and the remaining
answers will be ignored.
Questions relating to graph/precis should be
attempted only on graph/precis sheets to be supplied on demand by the
Invigilators. All loose sheets such as precis sheet, drawing papers, graph
sheets etc. whether used or not, should be placed inside the answer books
and fastened along with the additional answer book(s), if any. Candidates
who fail to observe this instruction will be penalized. Do not write your
roll number on these sheets.
Unfair means strictly prohibited
Do not copy from the papers of any other
candidate nor allow your papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor
obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. It will be
responsibility to every candidate to ensure that his answers are not copied by
another candidate. Failure to do so will invite penalty, as may be awarded by
the Commission for adoption of unfair means.
Do not misbehave in any manner or create
disorderly scene in the examination hall or harass or bodily harm the staff
deployed for the conduct of examination. You will be severely penalized if you
attempt to do so.
Please read carefully and abide by the
instructions printed on the Question Paper and on the Answer Book supplied in
the Examination Hall.
All the question papers for the
examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
All questions must be answered in
The Commission has discretion to fix
the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of examination.
Marks will not be allotted for mere
Credit will be given for orderly,
effective and exact expression, combined with due economy of words in all
subjects of the examination.