UPSC IFS Syllabus: Check Here

Syllabus for the IFS examination

The syllabus of any examination is the very first chapter of the preparation plan which should be studied initially. The syllabus for the examination contains all the essential topics which will be asked in the examination.

Compulsory Papers

The Syllabus of IFS examination contains the topics from English, General Knowledge. The question papers of General English and General Knowledge are the compulsory for all and the topics which will be asked in these papers will be of graduation level.

The question paper of General Knowledge is taken for the purpose to test the candidates’ awareness about the social, cultural issues and other scientific matters of national and international significance.

In the question paper of General English, candidates’ ability is checked whether they enough are enough qualified to read, write and understand the English language. It will include an essay to write on any one of the given topics and the passages will be provided to summarize them.

Optional Papers

The level of the question papers of the optional subjects is slightly of higher level than the level of questions in graduation.

The list of the question papers for the IFS examination is as given below-

  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

There are total 14 subjects from which candidates have option to choose any two of the subjects.

There will be two question papers of each optional subject with the weightage of 300 marks.

Each question paper shall comprise 4+4 questions in 2 sections and candidates will have to solve at least 5 questions; at least 2 questions from each section.

Interview / Personality Test

There is no prescribed syllabus for the interview or the personality test. Candidates’’ interview will be taken only to judge them whether they are suitable for the job they are being offered or not.

A board appointed by the UPSC will moderate the interview process and candidates will be asked questions related to their state, country and the various issues of national and global significance.

Maximum marks for the ‘interview and the personality test’ has been decided as ‘300’ and candidates will be provided the numbers based on the confidence and the communication skill they show before the board.

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