[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  code candidates appeared
4 34
6 44
8 1594
10 169
12 517
13 100
26 56

Attendance in Compulsory papers

code21. General English 511
code22. General knowledge 515

Attendance in Optional Subjects

(In ascending order of attendance in paper I)

No. of candidates appeared in
subject with subject code paper I paper II
6. Chemical Engineering 5 5
13. Statistics 5 5
3. Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science 12 11
2. Agricultural Engineering 18 18
7. Civil Engineering 18 18
11. Mechanical Engineering 20 19
5. Chemistry 24 23
14. Zoology 33 32
4. Botany 51 51
12. Physics 69 65
10. Mathematics 74 71
1. Agriculture 78 77
9. Geology 168 167
8. Forestry 176 175

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

Total number of appeared candidates 63809
Total No. of qualified candidates 1061

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

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153 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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. Sir, is there any possibility of removing the optional subjects from IFoS. I would like to know if changes recommended by BASWAN COMMITTEE are applicable to IFoS also. More specifically I want to know that ifos is much about optional .so is there any possibility that optional itself will be removed .

  12. hello sir myself tanuj from haryana i want to know that can a student who did his gradution from bot. and zoo. choose other subjects for optional sub. or he have to go with the primery sub. he had in his graduation

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