[RTI] Indian Forest Services (IFoS) Mains 2013- only 515 candidates wrote GK paper, only 714 filled up DAF

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This is courtesy of Mr.Alok Singh who appeared in this year’s IFoS mains exam and filed an RTI.

Some interesting facts:

  1. (perhaps you already know) From CSAT 2013 (common prelims), 1061 candidates had qualified for the IFoS (Forest services) mains examination.
  2. But out of those 1061 qualified candidates, only 714 candidates bothered to fill up the Mains application form (DAF) for IFoS.
  3. and out of those 714 candidates only 515 people wrote GK paper. And (According to the official notification for IFoS-2013) total vacancies are 85. So imagine the ‘low’ participation this year!
  4. Most unpopular subjects: Chemical engineering and statistics (5 candidates each)
  5. Most popular optional subjects: Geology and Forestry (~170 candidates each)

Here I’m copy pasting the text version of UPSC’s RTI reply.

From UPSC, speed post dispatched on 6th November 2013.

Subject:- Request for information under under RTI Act 2005- in respect of Indian Forest Service (Pre and Main) examination, 2013

Please refer to your online RTI request dt. 08-10-2013 and another application dated 27-10-2013 vide Regn. No, UPSC M/R/2013/61091 and 61311 (received in the Commission’s office on 11-10-2013 & 29-10-2013 respectively) under RTI Act, 2005 on the above mentioned subject. The point wise information is furnished as under

Point No. 01 and 02:

it is stated that E-Admit Card data for Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2013 is 714 for admitted candidates.

Point No. 03 & 04: The centre-wise candidates were appeared as under

No. of students in page appeared from a centre is cumulative. Means if a candidates has written all 6 papers then he is counted 6 times.

Center  codecandidates appeared

Attendance in Compulsory papers

code21. General English511
code22. General knowledge515

Attendance in Optional Subjects

(In ascending order of attendance in paper I)

No. of candidates appeared in
subject with subject codepaper Ipaper II
6. Chemical Engineering55
13. Statistics55
3. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science1211
2. Agricultural Engineering1818
7. Civil Engineering1818
11. Mechanical Engineering2019
5. Chemistry2423
14. Zoology3332
4. Botany5151
12. Physics6965
10. Mathematics7471
1. Agriculture7877
9. Geology168167
8. Forestry176175

Point No.05: Details of the IFoS(Pre) examination, 2013 are as under

Total number of appeared candidates63809
Total No. of qualified candidates1061

Ref copy of original RTI:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0DPgaYAtDgmZDkycnJxWDR3NEk/edit?usp=sharing

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151 Comments on “[RTI] Indian Forest Services (IFoS) Mains 2013- only 515 candidates wrote GK paper, only 714 filled up DAF”

  1. hello sir…
    can i have zoology and botany as my optional papers in IFos? also can i appear for both CSE and IFoS…. the new prelims pattern is very confusing

    1. @dolly…yes dear u can go with zool, botany…

    2. you can take it both are lengthy subjects so better choose one in between botany and zoology

  2. you can take it but both are lengthy subjects so better choose one in between botany and zoology

  3. plz share ifs interview experience…….

  4. hey Mrunal..do u have any idea about ifos 2013 final result time??…why it is getting hyper delayed???

  5. I am b.tec in cse can i appear for IFS exam

    1. Yes you can.

  6. is there any height requirement for ifs?

    1. can anyone suggest some idea about marks of general category qualified students?

  7. Another experiment UPSC is taking up in 2014, CAPF and CSP combined :-/

  8. Whether the book shown below i.e. IYB 2014 is the same about which there r lot of dicsn. Should i order it plz confirm.

  9. What abt the prelims marks of IFoS ? released or not?

  10. Hello Sir, I did graduation in microbiology. Am I eligible for Indian Forest Services?

  11. pls.. tell me, what was the mimimum marks in civil service pre 2013 to sit in Ifos main.

  12. I am doing mechanical engg . Am i eligible for the exam or i have to do some special course on the subjects mentioned ?

  13. Is there any height requirement for IFoS examination? The notification suggests to check in the gazette published on 31st May 2014. But I could find it in the egazette website. Please help me.

  14. I did B.E in Electrical Engineering and M.E in power electronics. I am interested in indian forest service. wheather I am elegible and do they accept me If I clear exam.

  15. Sir please tell me whether electrical engineer is eligible for ifos

  16. Sir please tell me whether electrical engineers are allowed for ifos.

  17. I want to prepare for IFoS examination. The major bottleneck is my eye-sight. It is myopia (-9 L, -10 R). Am I ineligible on medical grounds? Further, If so, can I claim for physically challenged category?

  18. sir am takiing geology as optional in IFoS mains.please tell me the list of books to be followed and websites to be referred

  19. sir, i have done my post-graduation in statistics & i’m good in this subject but i am confused to take or not this subject as aptional in ias as well as ifos?
    is this subject is scoring or not? and
    why very few student take this subject ?
    whats main problem with this subject?
    sir,any candidate cleard ias with this subject?

  20. Hello sir i m confused with subject combination for ifos mains weather any subject combination is necessary for science graduate ie PMC PMCSc PMS etc in his whole 3 year duration. Because i have PMM ie physics maths military science bt in final year my subjects are maths physics only.

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