UPSC Civil Services Examination & Indian Forest Service (IFS)


Subject Contents with marks
21-32 Yrs.
21-32 Yrs.
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 University

Common Preliminary Exam. for C.S.E. & I.F.S

Paper I :
200 Marks
2 hrs
          i) Current events of national and international importance
          ii) History of India and Indian National Movement
          iii) Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World
          iv) Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues etc.
          v) Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives
          vi) General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate change that do not require subject specialization.
          vii) General Science
Paper II :
200 marks
2 hrs.
           i) Comprehension
          ii) Interpersonal skill including Communication skills
          iii) Logical reasoning and analytical ability
          iv) Decision making and problem solving
          v) General Mental Ability
          vi) Basic numeracy, Data Interpretation
          vii) English Language Comprehension skills.

Main Examination for C.S.E.

The Written Examination will consist of the following papers :

Qualifying Papers : Marks
Paper - A - (One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Schedule to the Constitution) 300
Paper - B - English 300
Papers to be counted for merit  
Paper - I : Essay 250
Paper - II : General Studies - I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) 250
Paper - III : General Studies - II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Science and International Relations) 250
Paper - IV : General Studies - III (Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management) 250
Paper - V : General Studies - IV ( Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) 250
Paper - VI : Optional Subject Paper - I 250
Paper - VII : Optional Subject Paper - II 250
Sub Total (Written Test) 1750
Personality Test 275
Grand Total 2025
Optional Subjects : Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commerce and Accountancy, Economics, Eletcrical Engineering, geography, History, Law, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Science, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology.

Main Exam for I.F.S



Subjects (Time: 3 hrs in each Paper) Marks Duration
Paper - I : General English 300 3 Hrs.
Paper- II : General Knowledge 300 3 Hrs.
Paper- III, IV, V, VI : (Two Optional Subjects to be selected - 200 X 4) 800 3 Hrs (each)
Interview : 300  
Optional Subjects : Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Physics, Statistics, Zoology, Mathematics, Agricultural Engineering.
  Number of Attempts : General - 6 Times, OBC : 9 Times, SC/ST : No Bar