UPSC IFS Main Exam 2022 – Time-Table Released at the Official Website

Last Modified: 14 Apr 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the timetable for the Main phase examination of the Indian Forest Services (IFS). Candidates who have qualified the Preliminary phase of the examination can check out the timetable for the Main examination at the official website - Selection for IFS Main phase examination is done through the Civil Services Preliminary Examination. This year the Preliminary phase examination was conducted on 3rd June 2018.

UPSC IFS Main Exam 2022 – Detailed Application Form (DAF)

Candidates who qualify the preliminary phase examination are required to apply for the next phase (Main) of the examination through the Detailed Application Form (DAF). The DAF for the Indian Forest Services’ Main examination was available at UPSC’s official website from 4th September to 18th September 2018.

UPSC IFS Main Exam 2022 – Time Table

According to the schedule released by the UPSC, the Main phase examination of the Indian Forest Services will begin from 2nd December and will continue till 10th December 2018. The exam will be conducted in two sessions:

  • Forenoon session – 9 Am to 12 PM
  • Afternoon session – 2 PM to 5 PM

Candidates can check the timetable at the official website with the following steps:

  • Go to the official website -
  • Click on the link ‘Examination Time Table: Indian forest Services (Main) Examination, 2018’ under the ‘What’s New’ section.
  • Click on the PDF to check the timetable.
  • Take a print out of the timetable.

UPSC IFS Main Exam 2018 Time Table

UPSC IFS 2022 Main Exam Pattern

Here is the exam pattern for the Main examination:




Paper I

General English


Paper II

General Knowledge


Paper III

Paper IV

Paper V

Paper VI

Any two subjects from the list of optional subjects (each subject will have two papers)

200 (each subject)

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List of Optional Subjects

  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

UPSC IFS 2022 Personality Test

Candidates who qualify the Main examination will be called for the Personality Test where candidates are accessed on the basis of their intelligence, subject knowledge, thought process, the capacity of leadership, the integrity of character, etc.

UPSC IFS 2022 Result

Main exam result will be declared through the official website after the exam. The final result of the examination will be declared only after the completion of the Personality Test. The result will be released at the official website of the UPSC.

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