(INFO) INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION
The competitive examination for the Indian Forest Service comprises two parts, namely, the written examination and the personality test through an interview.
The written examination consists of the following papers:
Paper I General English 300 marks
Paper II General Knowledge 300 marks
Paper III and IV— Optional subject no. 1 from the list given below.
Paper V and VI— Optional subject no. 2 from the list given below.
Optional subjects carry 200 marks each.
Interview or Personality Test
This test is meant for those candidates who pass the written test and are short-listed for the interview. It carries 300 marks.
List of Optional Subjects
ii) Agricultural Engineering
iii) Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
vi) Chemical Engineering
vii) Civil Engineering
xi) Mechanical Engineering
The candidates will not be allowed to offer the following combination of subjects:
(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.
Note: The standard and syllabi of the subjects mentioned above are same as for the Indian Civil Services Examinations.
1. All the question papers for the examination will be of conventional (essay) type.
2. ALL QUESTION PAPERS MUST BE ANSWERED IN ENGLISH. QUESTION PAPERS WILL BE SET IN ENGLISH ONLY.
3. The duration of each of the papers referred to above will be three hours.
4. 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.
5. The Commission has discretion to fix the qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of examination.
6. If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account from the total marks otherwise accruing to him.
7. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.
8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression, combined with due economy of words in all subjects of the examination.
9. In the question papers, wherever required. SI units will be used.
10. Candidates should use only international form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question papers.
11. 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.
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