UPSC IFS 2019: Detailed Application Form (DAF) Released for Main Exam

Published on : 5th September 2019    Author : Meenakshi
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UPSC releases DAF for Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination 2019 on 3rd September 2019.

The Union Public Service Commission on Tuesday (03rd September 2019) released the Detailed Application Form for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019. Candidates who are eligible to appear in UPSC IFS Main Exam 2019 can check the online Detailed Application Form from UPSC website which is

Candidates can apply for UPSC DAF 2019 from 03rd September 2019 and will close on 18th September 2019 till 06.00 PM. All they will be required to submit online Detailed Application Form-I along with the copy of scanned documents/certificates in support of date of birth, category certificate, and educational qualification. Along with the certificates, candidates also need to deposit the amount of ₹ 200 as an examination fee in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using Net Banking facility of SBI.

How to Apply for UPSC DAF IFS (Main) Examination 2019?

  • Visit the official website i.e.
  • Click on the "DAF for Various Examinations of UPSC" link available on the homepage.
  • It will direct you on the next screen, where you need to tap the “CLICK HERE” link presented in front of Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2019.
  • On the next page, click on the table appeared on the screen and enter all the asked details.
  • Fill the application form and attach all the supporting documents with the application form.
  • Now, pay the requested amount to submit the application form.

Important Documents Required Filling an Online Application Form –

A list of all supporting documents is as under:

  1. A copy of reservation certificate
  2. Proof of date of birth
  3. Scanned copy of educational qualification

As per the official notification, Indian Forest Services (Main) examination, 2019, will be held on 1st December 2019 at Bhopal, Delhi, Chennai, Dispur (Guwahati), Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Port Blair and Shimla. Candidates applying for IFS (Main) 2019 examinations, except for reserved category apprentices and females, are required to pay a fee of ₹ 200 either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit card or Netbanking option.

IFS (Main) 2019 Exam: Syllabus Pattern

UPSC IFS Main December exam consists of Paper I (General English) and Paper II (General Knowledge) of 300 marks each. However, Papers III, IV, V and VI will have two optional subjects.



General English

Apprentices will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their level of understanding of English words.

General Knowledge

General Knowledge subject includes the knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observation and experience. The paper will also include the questions on Indian Policy including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and Geography of nature.

Optional Subject

There will be a total of 8 questions asked in the question papers of optional subjects. All questions will carry equal marks and will be divided into two parts. viz. Part A and Part B. Each part of the paper will contain four questions.

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