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UPSC IFoS 2023 Syllabus

UPSC IFoS 2023 Prelims Syllabus

General Studies (Paper 1)

  • Current events of national and international importance.
  • History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic
  • Geography of India and the World.
  • Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  • Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity, and Climate Change
  • General Science.

CSAT (Paper 2)

  • Comprehension.
  • Interpersonal skills, including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability;
  • Decision-making and problem-solving;
  • General mental ability;
  • Basic numeracy,
  • Data interpretation
UPSC IFoS 2023 Mains Syllabus

General English:

  • Candidates will be required to write an essay in English.
  • Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of the workmanlike use of words.
  • Passages will usually be set for summary or precise.

General Knowledge:

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

  • The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India, and Geography of nature which the candidate should be able to answer without special study.

Optional Subjects:

The Union PSC Indian Forest Service Exam Optional Subjects consists of 14 Subjects they are as follows:

  • Agriculture:
    • It consists of 2 papers Paper 1 & Paper 2.
    • The detailed information regarding Paper 1 & Paper 2 is enclosed in the below pdf.
  • Agricultural Engineering:
    • It consists of two papers. In that Paper, I include two sections A & B. Paper II also consists of two sections, i.e., A & B.
    • The Detailed Information regarding Paper 1 & Paper 2 is enclosed in below pdf.
  • Paper 1 Section A consists of:
    • Soil and Water Conservation
    • Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing.
  • Paper 1 Section B Consists of:
    • Irrigation and Drainage
    • Agricultural Structures.
  • Paper 2 Section A Consists of:
    • Farm Power and Machinery
    • Agro-energy.
  • Paper 2 Section B Consists of:
    • Agricultural Process Engineering
    • Instrumentation and computer applications in Agricultural Engineering.

3. Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science:

Paper I Topics:

  • Animal Nutrition
    • Trends in protein nutrition
    • Minerals in animal diet
    • Vitamins, Hormones, and Growth Stimulating, substances
    • Advances in Ruminant Nutrition-Dairy Cattle
    • The Advances in Non-Ruminant Nutrition-Poultry
    • Advances in Non-Ruminant Nutrition
    • The Advances in Applied Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
    • Growth and Animal Production
    • Milk Production, Reproduction, and Digestion
    • Environmental Physiology
    • Semen quality
  • Livestock Production and Management
    • Commercial Dairy Farming
    • Commercial meat, egg, and wool production
    • Feeding and management of animals.
  • Genetics and Animal Breeding
    • Population Genetics Applied to Animal Breeding
    • Breeding Systems.

Paper II Topics:

  • Health and Hygiene
    • Histology and Histological Techniques
    • Embryology
    • Bovine Anatomy-Regional Anatomy
    • Anatomy of Fowl
    • Physiology of blood and its circulation, respiration; excretion, and Endocrine glands in health and disease
    • Blood constituents
    • Circulation
    • Respiration
    • Excretion
    • Endocrine glands
    • General knowledge of pharmacology and therapeutics of drugs
    • Veterinary Hygiene with reference to water, air, and habitation.
  • Animal Diseases
    • Veterinary Public Health
    • Zoonoses
    • Milk and Milk Products Technology
    • Epidemiology
    • Milk Technology
    • Veterinary Jurisprudence
    • Milk Products Technology.
  • Meat Hygiene and Technology
    • Byproducts
    • Meat Hygiene
    • Poultry Products Technology
    • Meat Technology
    • Rabbit/Fur Animal farming
    • Extension.
UPSC Indian Forest Service Syllabus Pdf – Botany:

Paper I:

  • Microbiology and Plant Pathology
  • Cryptogams
  • Phanerogams: Gymnosperms
  • Angiosperms
  • Plant Utility and Exploitation
  • Morphogenesis.

Paper II:

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics, Molecular Biology, and Evolution
  • Plant Breeding, Biotechnology, and Biostatistics
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Ecology and Plant Geography.

Paper – I:

  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding
  • Solid State
  • The gaseous state
  • Thermodynamics and statistical thermodynamics
  • Phase equilibria and solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Surface phenomena and catalysis
  • Bio-inorganic chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • General chemistry of ‘f’ block elements
  • Non-Aqueous Solvents.

Paper – II:

  • Delocalized covalent bonding
  • Reaction mechanisms
  • Reactive Intermediates
  • Substitution reactions
  • Elimination reactions
  • Addition reactions
  • Rearrangements
  • Pericyclic reactions
  • Chemistry and mechanism of reactions
  • Polymeric Systems
    • Physical chemistry of polymers
    • Preparation and properties of polymers
    • Biopolymers
  • Synthetic uses of reagents
  • Photochemistry
  • Principles of Spectroscopy and applications in Structure elucidation
    • Rotational spectra
    • Vibrational spectra
    • Electronic spectra
    • Nuclear magnetic resonance
    • Mass spectra
    • Electron spin resonance.

PAPER-I: Section A

  • Fluid and Particle Dynamics
  • Mass Transfer
  • Heat Transfer

Section B:

  • Noval Separation Processes
  • Process Equipment Design
  • Process Dynamics and Control.

Personality Test & Interview – Part C

  • The candidates interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers. The record of a candidate’s career will be present before the interviewers.
  • The object of the interview is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the Service. The candidate expected to have an all-around personality.
  • He/She should have an intelligent interest not only in his academics but also should be aware of his cultural, political and social surroundings.
  • He/She should be aware of current affairs, modern current of thoughts and new discoveries happening around him both within and outside his own State or country.
  • The technique of the interview will not be a strict cross-examination like a question and answer session.
  • It would be more like a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal the personal qualities of the candidate.
  • The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of observation and assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, initiative, tact, capacity for leadership; the ability for social cohesion, mental and physical energy and powers of practical application; integrity of character; and other qualities such as topographical sense, love for out-door life and the desire to explore unknown and out of way places.

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