IFS 2019 Exam - Syllabus for the Main Phase Papers

Published on : 27th January 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IFS Exam

Union Public Service Commission prescribed the syllabus for the Indian Forest Service examination. The syllabus is released along with the official notification. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam can download the syllabus form the official notification. The exam is conducted in three phases - Preliminary, Main, and Interview. The Preliminary phase is the Preliminary phase of the Civil Service Examination. In other words, candidates interested in joining the Indian Forest Service are required to appear for the CSE/IAS Preliminary phase. The Main phases of both the recruitment exams (CSE and IFS) are conducted separately. The syllabus for IFS Preliminary exam is provided in a separate article. Here, we will be discussing the IFS 2019 Main Syllabus. Before moving ahead with the syllabus, let’s have a look at the exam pattern.

IFS 2019 Main Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IFS Main phase is as under:

Papers

Papers Name

Subjects

Paper-I

 

General English

Paper-II

 

General Knowledge

Paper-III

Optional Subject-I

Paper-I

Paper IV

Paper-II

Paper-V

Optional Subject-II

Paper-I

Paper-VI

Paper-II

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Thus, the Main phase comprises of 6 papers. Paper-I and II are common for all. And, for the remaining papers, candidates are required to choose two subjects from the optional subjects. Each subject will have two papers.

IFS 2019 Main Exam Syllabus

Paper-I General English

  • An essay
  • Understanding of English - Use of words
  • Passage summary or Precis

Paper-II General Knowledge

  • Current Events
  • Indian Polity
  • Constitution of India
  • History of India
  • Geography

UPSC IFS Optional Subjects

Candidates are required to choose any two subjects from the following optional subjects:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Agricultural Engineering
  3. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science
  4. Botany
  5. Chemistry
  6. Chemical Engineering
  7. Civil Engineering
  8. Forestry
  9. Geology
  10. Mathematics
  11. Mechanical Engineering
  12. Physics
  13. Statistics
  14. Zoology

Complete Syllabus for IFS Main Exam - Optional Subjects

The syllabi for these subjects for both paper-1 and paper-2 are under:

Agriculture

Paper-I

Paper-II

Ecology

Cell Theory

Natural Resources and their Sustainable Management

Chromosome structure

Environmental Pollution

History of Plant Breeding

Cropping Pattern

Modes of Reproduction

Weeds, Chemical control of weeds

Seed Technology and its importance

Soil - Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties

Physiology and its Significance in A

Soil conservation

Climatic requirements and cultivation of major fruits, vegetables, and flower plants

Water-use

Diseases and Pests of Field Vegetables

Farm Management

Food Production and Consumption trends in India

Marketing and Pricing of Agricultural Inputs and Outputs

National and International Food Policies

Agricultural Engineering

Paper-I

Paper-II

Soil and Water Conservation

Farm Power and Machinery

Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing

Agro-energy

Irrigation and Drainage

Agricultural Process Engineering

Agricultural Structures

Instrumentation and Computer Applications in Agricultural Engineering

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science

Paper-I

Paper-II

Animal Nutrition

Health and Hygiene

Animal Physiology

Animal Diseases

Livestock Production and Management

Veterinary Public Health

Genetics and Animal Breeding

Meat Hygiene and Technology

 

Extension

Botany

Paper-I

Paper-II

Microbiology and Plant Pathology

Cell Biology

Cryptogams

Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution

Phanerogams, Gymnosperms, Angiosperms

Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Biostatistics

Plant Utility and Exploitation

Physiology and Biochemistry

Morphogenesis

Ecology and Plant Geography

Chemistry

Paper-I

Paper-II

Atomic structure

Delocalised covalent bonding

Chemical bonding

Reaction Mechanisms

Solid-state

Pericyclic reactions

The Gaseous state

Chemistry and mechanism of reactions

Thermodynamics and Statistical Thermodynamics

Polymeric Systems -

Physical chemistry of polymers

Preparation and properties of polymers

Biopolymers

Phase Equilibria and Solutions

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Photochemistry

Synthetic Uses of Reagents

Surface phenomena and catalysis

Photochemistry

Bio-inorganic chemistry

Principles of spectroscopy and applications in structure elucidation

Coordination chemistry

 

General chemistry of ‘f’ block elements

 

Non-Aqueous Solvents

 

Chemical Engineering

Paper-I

Paper-II

Fluid and Particle Dynamics

Material and Energy Balances

Mass Transfer

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer

Chemical Reaction Engineering

Noval Separation Processes

Chemical Technology

Process Equipment Design

Environmental Engineering and Safety

Process Dynamics and Control

Process Engineering Economics

Civil Engineering

Paper-I

Paper-II

Engineering Mechanics

Construction Technology

Strength of Materials

Construction Equipment

Structural Analysis

Construction Planning and Management

Structural Steel Design

Survey

Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

Railways

Fluid Mechanics

Highway Engineering

Dimensional Analysis and Similitude

Traffic Engineering

Laminar Flow

Hydrology

Boundary-Layer

Water Resources Engineering

Open channel flow

Irrigation Engineering

Hydraulic Machines and Hydropower

Environmental Engineering

Geo-Technical Engineering

Environmental Pollution

Forestry

Paper-I

Paper-II

Silviculture - General Principles

Forest Management and Management Systems

Silviculture - Systems

Forest Working Plan

Silviculture - Mangrove and Cold Desert

Forest Mensuration and Remote Sensing

Silviculture of Trees

Surveying and Forest Engineering

Agroforestry

Forest Ecology and Ethnobotany

Social Forestry

Forest Resources and Utilization

Forest Soils

Forest Protection and Wildlife Biology

Soil conservation

Forest Economics and Legislation

Watershed Management

 

Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity

 

Tree Improvement and Seed Technology

 

Geology

Paper-I

Paper-II

General Geology

Mineralogy

Geomorphology and Remote Sensing

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Structural Geology

Sedimentology

Paleontology

Economic Geology

Stratigraphy and Geology of India

Mining Geology

Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology

Geochemistry and Environmental Geology

Mathematics

Paper-I

Paper-II

Linear Algebra

Algebra

Calculus

Real Analysis

Analytic Geometry

Complex Analysis

Ordinary Differential Equations

Linear Programming

Dynamics, Statics and Hydrostatics

Partial Differential Equations

Vector Analysis

Numerical Analysis and Computer Programming

 

Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics

Mechanical Engineering

Paper-I

Paper-II

Theory of Machines

Thermodynamics

Mechanics of Solids

I.C. Engines, Fuels and Combustion

Engineering Materials

Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Manufacturing Science

Turbo-Machines and Power Plants

Manufacturing Management

 

Elements of Computation

 

Physics

Paper-I

Paper-II

Classical Mechanics - Particle dynamics, System of particles, Rigid body dynamics

Quantum Mechanics I

Special Relatively, Waves & Geometrical Optics

Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics

Physical Optics - Interference, Diffraction, Polarisation and Modern Optics

Molecular Physics

Electricity and Magnetism

Nuclear Physics

Electromagnetic Theroy & Black Body Radiation

Partcle Physics & Solid State Physics

Thermal and Statistical Physics

Electronics

Statistics

Paper-I

Paper-II

Probaility

Industrial Statistics

Statistical Inference

Otimization Techniques

Linear Inference and Multivariate Analysis

Quantitative Economics and Official Statistics

Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments

Demography and Psychometry

Zoology

Paper-I

Paper-II

Non-chordata and chordata

Cell Biology

Ecology

Genetics

Ethology

Evolution

Economic Zoology

Systematics

Biostatistics

Biochemistry

Instrumental Methods

Physiology

Electron Microscopy

Developmental Biology

These are the important topics of each paper. For detailed syllabus, candidates must check the official notification of IFS 2019 exam at the UPSC website. Candidates are advised to prepare for the exam as per the syllabus.


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