UPSC IFS 2019: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

IFS 2019: The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service under Group A and Group B of the central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. IFS (Indian Forest Service) is conducted by UPSC (union Public Service Commission ) .This is a great deal of opportunity for the eligible candidates who want to make their career in Indian Forest Service. This is one of the most sought out exam conducted every year with huge number of vacancies. The Ambassador, High Commissioner, Consul General, Permanent Representative of India to the United nation and Foreign Secretary are some of the offices held by the member of IFS. The service of an IFS includes diplomacy and foreign relations of India with neighboring countries. To work with such an elegant sector is respectful but to have the complete knowledge of the application is the first step of this whole process. Kindly go through the complete article for the thorough detail of IFS exam 2019.

IFS 2019 Application form

IFS Notification comes in the month of February. The application form will be available from the month of March . Candidates can apply through online mode only through the official website of UPSC. The mode of payment  is online only. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country, or by visa card/ credit card or debit card. The fee structure for male General and OBC candidates is 100/- whereas SC/ST/PWD/female candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

IFS 2019 Events Dates
Date of notification  February 2019
Start of online registration First week of February 2019
End of online submission 3rd week of March 2019
Admit card Last week of May 2019
Date of prelim exam First week of June 2019
Result of prelim Last week of June 2019
Admit card of Mains First week of October 2019
Date of Mains exam November–December 2019
Result of mains exam January 2020
Interview February to April 2020
Final result June 2020
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UPSC IFS 2019  Eligibility Criteria

As to fill any form there must be some criteria to be fulfilled by the candidates as is set by any exam conducting organisation and therefore as per the norms of UPSC, the mandatory eligibility criteria for IFS exam is as follows:

  • Candidate must possess 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 of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.
  • Candidate must be 21-32 years as on August 1, 2019

IFS 2019 Exam Pattern

As it is said that half knowledge is harmful and in this competitive era before preparing for an exam one must be completely aware of the exam pattern to be successful and to have the complete knowledge of the respective subjects, so below is the thorough detail of IFS exam pattern:

Pattern of UPSC IFS 2019 CSE  prelims

Sections Number of Questions. Duration per Section Maximum Marks
Paper I: General Studies 100 2 Hours 200
Paper II: Aptitude test 80 2 Hours  



Total Marks= 400

Pattern of UPSC IFS 2019 CSE  Mains

Sections Subject Maximum Marks
Paper I General English 300 marks
Paper II General Knowledge 300 marks
Paper III For subjects read the note below 200 Marks
Paper IV 200 Marks
Paper V 200 Marks
Paper VI 200 Marks
Total 1400 Marks

Note: Two subjects are to be selected from the list of the subjects given below. each subject will have two papers.

                                                           IFS  Subjects
Agriculture Forestry
Agriculture Engineering Geology
Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Mathematics
Botany Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Physics
Chemical Engineering Statistics
Civil Engineering Zoology

IFS Question Paper/ Mock Paper

UPSC is known for repeating its questions unlike other exam conducting bodies. So IFS previous year question paper can give us an idea about what the pattern of exam is likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Below is the link of some previous year question papers kindly make use of them.

IFS 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the IFS syllabus and accordingly start their preparation for IFS Exam. There are 2 papers in IFS exam so below is the detailed syllabus. As paper I is same for IAS and IFS and candidate qualifying it is eligible for the paper 2.

General English – Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precise.

General Knowledge – General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of a nurture which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.

Optional Subjects – the candidate must have the complete knowledge of their selected subjects for detailed syllabus kindly visit the official website.

IFS 2019 Admit Card

IFS 2019 Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for UPSC IFS prelims comes in the month of May 2019 and The admit card for UPSC IFS mains comes in the month of November/December 2019.  Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website. to download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

IFS 2019 Result

IFS 2019 Result is the important part of the examination. It is the authentic step for the next level of examination. UPSC announces the result of UPSC IFS prelims in the month of July 2019 (tentative), UPSC IFS mains in the month of January 2020 and UPSC IFS  final result in the month of March 2020 . To check the result of IFS Exam 2019 go through the official website. To check the result the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth are required.


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