The article provides all the relevant information about the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Indian Forest Service Exam 2011, popularly know as UPSC IFS Exam 2011.

UPSC IFS Exam 2011

Indian Forest Service Examination 2011, prominently known as IFS Exam 2011, is carried out by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), located in New Delhi. The commission conducts the entrance examination to serve the purpose of recruiting deserving candidates as forest officials in Indian Forest Services. Candidates who envisage themselves as forest officials will have to appear for the UPSC IFS Exam 2011 so as to qualify for further selection procedures. Further selection procedure will include a personal interview, for which, a candidate gets short listed on the basis of marks obtained by him/her in the Indian Forest Services Examination 2011.
Indian Forest Service Examination 2011 Application Forms
Registration procedure for the Indian Forest Service Examination 2011, popularly known as UPSC IFS Exam 2011, is given below:
  • Candidates can obtain Indian Forest Service Examination 2011 online application forms, by visiting the official website:
  • Candidates can also apply in a common application form, devised by the commission for its examinations.
  • Applicants can obtain this common application form from designated Head post Offices/Post Offices by paying Rs 20 in cash.
  • Candidates must submit the duly filled application form along with all the relevant documents on or before the given deadline.
UPSC IFS Exam 2011 Preparation Tips
Go through the following lines to know how to prepare for Indian Forest Service Examination 2011.
  • The candidates must search and understand the latest exam pattern of the UPSC IFS Exam.
  • The test takers must read national newspaper, magazine etc to stay updated about the current events and happenings.
  • They must practice sample papers and take mock tests to prepare for the Indian Forest Services Examination 2011.
  • Candidates must do perfect time management in order to give ample time to each section of the test.
  • Candidates must study NCERT books and other study material that are available for the UPSC IFS Exam 2011.
Examination Pattern of UPSC IFS Exam 2011
Candidates who are going to appear for the Indian Forest Service Examination 2011 and are looking for the exam pattern of the same must explore further, as the test structure of the UPSC IFS Exam is discussed below.
  • The examination consists of subjects including general English, general knowledge and any other two optional subject’s exam.
  • Each paper is divided into two sections.
  • Duration of each paper is three hours.
  • Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Statistics and Zoology are the optional subjects for the test.
  • Questions are of essay type.
  • Candidates must write the paper very clearly as the test takers will be penalized in case their handwriting is not readable.
Syllabus of Indian Forest Service Exam 2011
Syllabus of UPSC IFS Exam, also referred to as Indian Forest Service Examination, is given below:
General English
To prepare for General English section, test takers must work on their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, passive, nouns, adjectives, verbs and proverbs, articles direct and indirect speech, sentence formation, adverbs passages and essays.
General Knowledge
Test takers must keep themselves update about current affairs, social development, politics, economy, foreign relations, social issues, business related topics, history of India and geography of a nature to prepare for this section.
Candidates must possess knowledge about ecology, natural resources, their sustainable management, Soil properties, Water-use efficiency, Farm management, Marketing of agricultural products, Agricultural extension, its importance and role.
Agricultural Engineering
In-depth knowledge about Soil and Water Conservation, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing, Irrigation and Drainage, Agricultural Structures will help a lot to qualify this part of the test.
Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science
Candidates must prepare Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Livestock Production and Management, Genetics and Animal Breeding, Population Genetics Applied to Animal Breeding, Breeding Systems, Health and Hygiene, Histology and Histological Techniques, Embryology, Bovine Anatomy-Regional Anatomy, Anatomy of Fowl, Physiology of blood and its circulation, respiration; excretion, Endocrine glands in health and disease.
Test takers must possess detailed information about Microbiology and Plant Pathology, Cryptogams, Phanerogams Gymnosperms, Angiosperms, Plant Utility and Exploitation, Morphogenesis, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Biostatistics, Physiology and Biochemistry, Ecology and Plant Geography.
Atomic structure, Chemical bonding, Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics, Photochemistry, Surface phenomena and catalysis, Bio-inorganic chemistry, Delocalized covalent bonding, Reactive intermediates, Polymeric Systems, Synthetic uses of reagents, Photochemistry, Principles of spectroscopy and applications in structure elucidation must be on the tips of the test takers at the time of test.
Chemical Engineering
Topics like Fluid and Particle Dynamics, Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Noval Separation Processes, Process Equipment Design, Process Dynamics and Control, Material and Energy Balances, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Chemical Technology, Environmental Engineering and Safety, Process Engineering Economics must be prepared well by the candidates.
Civil Engineering
To prepare for this, candidates must prepare Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials and Structural Analysis, Design of Structures, Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Open Channel Flow and Hydraulic Machines, Geo Technical Engineering, Construction Technology, Equipment, Planning and Management, Construction Equipment, Survey and Transportation Engineering, Hydrology, Water Resources and Engineering, Environmental Engineering.
Silviculture, its principles, Silviculture of trees, Silviculture - systems, Silviculture - Mangrove and Cold desert, Agroforestry, Social Forestry, Joint Forest Management and Tribology, Forest Soils, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Environmental Conservation and Biodiversity, Tree Improvement and Seed Technology, Forest Management and Management Systems, Forest Ecology and Ethnobotany, Forest Protection & Wildlife Biology, Forest Economics and Legislation are some topics to be prepared by the candidates before appearing for the test.
This section requires information about General Geology, Geomorphology and Remote Sensing, Structural geology, Paleontology, Stratigraphy and Geology of India, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Mineralogy, Igneous ad Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentology, Economic Geology, Mining Geology, Geochemistry and Environmental Geology.
Candidates must be clear with the basic concepts of Linear Algebra, Calculus, Analytic Geometry, Ordinary Differential Equations, Dynamics, Statics and Hydrostatics, Vector Analysis, Algebra, Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Linear Programming, Partial differential equations, Numerical Analysis and Computer programming, Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics.
Mechanical Engineering
Basics of topics like Theory of Machines, Mechanics of Solids, Engineering Materials, Manufacturing Science, Manufacturing management, Elements of Computation, Thermodynamics, I.C. Engines, Fuels and Combustion, Heat Transfer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Turbo-Machines and Power Plants must be crystal clear to the test taker.
This section includes study of Classical Mechanics, Special Relativity, Waves & Geometrical Optics, Physical Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Theory & Black Body Radiation, Thermal and Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics I, Quantum Mechanics II & Atomic Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics & Solid State Physics, Electronics.
Probability, Statistical Inference, Linear Inference and Multivariate Analysis, Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments, Industrial Statistics, Optimization Techniques, Quantitative Economics and Official Statistics, Demography and Psychometry must be prepared to crack this section.

Non-chordata and chordata, Ecology, Ethology, Economic, Zoology, Biostatistics, Instrumental methods, Cell Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Systematics, Biochemistry, Physiology, Developmental Biology should be prepared by the candidates to appear for the test.

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