IFS 2019 Syllabus & pattern

By | April 15, 2019

In this article, we provide IFS 2019 Syllabus & pattern. Those candidates who want to check and download IFS 2019 Syllabus & pattern can check our web page. The exam pattern is given clearly in this article. So, the candidates who have applied for UPSC IFS examination can download the IFS Syllabus & Exam Pattern here.

IFS Exam Syllabus 2019

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Dear contenders are you finding UPSC IFS Syllabus 2019 along with exam pattern then you can easily check our website. With the help of exam syllabus, you can get all details about the examination of the subject topics, total question etc. Below we have given complete IFS syllabus 2019. You can download IFS Syllabus & Pattern 2019 in pdf format.

This year also a million of candidates have filled the IFS registration form through online mode. Now they all of them want to appear in this exam. In order to qualify the exam, we are providing complete IFS Syllabus 2019 along with exam pattern. Download latest UPSC IFS Syllabus 2019 from here. Those candidates who want to attend the IFS examination may check the IFS paper pattern in pdf format.

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IFS 2019 exam pattern

IFS Prelims Exam pattern

Paper Subject Medium Questions Marks Duration
Paper I General Studies English & Hindi 100 Qns 200 Marks 2 Hours
Paper II General Ability or Aptitude English & Hindi 80 Qns 200 Marks 2 Hours
Total 180 Qns 400 Marks 4 Hours

IFS Mains Exam pattern

Paper Subject Maximum Marks
Paper-I General English 300
Paper-II General Knowledge 300
Paper-III Any two subjects which are selected by the candidate from the list
of the optional subjects.
Each subject will have
two papers, 200 marks
for each paper.
Total 1400

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

This combination of subjects is not allowed

  • Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engg.
  • Mathematics and Statistics.
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Engg.
  • Agriculture and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science.
  • Of the Engineering subjects viz. Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering- not more than one subject.

Interview Pattern

Interview type Marks
Personality Test 300 Marks

Part: A – IFS Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Paper- I: General Knowledge

General Knowledge: – The current event of National & International importance, History of India & Indian national movement, India & world geography, Indian polity & governance, Economic and social development, General Science.

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Indian and World Geography. Indian Polity and  Governance.
Current Event of National and International importance. History of India and Indian National Movement.
General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change. Economic and Social Development.
General Science.

Paper – II: General Studies

Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability. Decision Making and Problem Solving.
Comprehension. Basic Numeracy, Data Interpretation.
Interpersonal Skills including Communication Skills. General Mental Ability.

IFS Mains exam syllabus 2019

General English Syllabus

General English syllabus: – Essay & passages to write the summary, The standard level of papers in General English, General knowledge is designed for a science or engineering graduate of an Indian university. Other questions will be designed to test general understanding of English and everyday use of words.

  • The English paper would consist of an essay and passages to write the summary.
  • Other questions are to test general understanding of English and everyday use of words.
  • The standard level of papers in General English and General Knowledge are for a Science or Engineering graduate of an Indian University.

Optional Subjects

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Optional subjects: – Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, chemistry, Chemical engineering, civil engineering, forestry, geology, Mathematics, Mechanical engineering, Physics, statistics, zoology. UPSC is an organization which conducts the various exams for the recruitment of various vacant posts like IAS, IPS, IFS and other. To settle their future in this department most of the candidates take part in this exam.

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

Download links for language syllabus are given as

 Agriculture syllabus  Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science Syllabus
 Anthropology Syllabus  Botany Syllabus
 Chemistry Syllabus  Civil Engineering Syllabus
 Commerce and Accountancy Syllabus  Economics Syllabus
 Electrical Engineering Syllabus  Geography Syllabus
 Geology Syllabus  History Syllabus
 Law Syllabus  Management Syllabus
 Mathematics Syllabus  Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
 Medical Science Syllabus  Philosophy Syllabus
 Physics Syllabus  Psychology Syllabus
 Political Science and International Relations Syllabus  Public Administration Syllabus
 Sociology Syllabus  Statistics Syllabus
 Zoology Syllabus

UPSC IFS syllabus & Paper pattern 2019

According to the paper pattern, the preliminary exam will contain paper 1 and paper 2 that are general studies and aptitude test. Both examinations will be conducted objectively type question of total 200 marks. The exam will be conducted in two languages that are Hindi & English.

Candidates will be given 2 hours for solving each question paper. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer as the 1/3 marks of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted from marks obtained by the candidates. Those candidates who are going to attempt the IFS examination may check the exact IFS exam syllabus & exam pattern from our website directly.


This syllabus is very helpful for you attempting maximum questions in the exam. With the help of syllabus, you can prepare accordingly and cover all important topics related exam. For downloading IFS exam previous year question paper you can log in our website and bookmark our website for checking regular updates related UPSC IFS Syllabus 2019. Once UPSC declares the exam date on their official website, then we will update here.

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9 thoughts on “IFS 2019 Syllabus & pattern

  1. Pavan

    Sir btech electrical engineering students are not applicable to ifs….? Plz tell me sir

  2. Lovleen Gera

    Sir there is no syllabus provided for forestry subject.
    From where we will find this.
    Please reply me through mail.
    I will be highly obliged to you.

  3. Lalit kumar

    Hiii sir i am an student of b.tech agriculture .
    I want make a IFS officer .
    So please tell me what I do in present day because i am study in third year of b.tech ag
    Plz. Help me and tell me about this


      MY Ampition in IFS officer
      plz give the information
      plz give the information sir

  4. Upendra lodhi

    There is no syllabus provided for forestry………..


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