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Civil Service Exam Forest Ranger

The Indian Forest Service (IFS) is one of the Civil Services Examination conducted by Public Service Commission (PSC) for the recruitment officers at the All India level by the Government of India for the scientific management of its forests.

Indian Forest Service is one of the Civil Services of India and belongs to the apex All India Services group. IFS services are placed under various State cadres and joint cadres though they have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments. The main mandate of IFS service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance.

Forest Ranger Mains Syllabus

1st Paper General Studies I – 200 Marks

  • History of India and Independent India.
  • General Science and Environment.
  • Information and Communication Technology.
  • Geography of India.
  • General Geographical Awareness of World.
  • Geography, History, and Culture of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Current Events Knowledge.
  • Sports.
  • Geography, History, and Culture of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Polity and Economy of Madhya Pradesh.
  • General Mental Ability.
  • Indian Polity, and Economy.

2nd Paper General Studies II – 200 Marks

Culture, Literature, Music, Dance, Arts, and History of M.P
  • Culture.
  • Literature.
  • Music & Dance Tradition.
  • Arts.
  • Major Scheduled Tribes.
  • Programmes of State Government in the field of Culture.
  • Archaeological Heritage.
  • Historical Perspective of M.P.

3rd Paper General Studies III – 200 Marks

General Introduction of Madhya Pradesh
  • Geography.
  • Natural Resources of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Mineral Wealth.
  • Forest Wealth and Wild Life.
  • Agriculture and Live Stock.
  • Water Resources – Development of Irrigation and Irrigation Projects.
  • Human Resources.
  • Energy Resources.
  • Industries.
  • Environment.
  • Planning and Evaluation.
  • Administrative Structure of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Rural and Urban Administrative Structure.
  • Games and Sports.

4th Paper Elementary Mathematics – 200 Marks

  • Algebra
    • Additions.
    • Multiplication.
    • Subtraction.
    • Division.
    • Simple Formula and their use factors.
    • H.C.F. and L.C.M.
    • Fractions.
    • Simple Equations.
  • Trignometry
    • Circular Measure.
    • Simple Problems with Heights and Distance.
    • Definitions of Trigonometric Rations.
  • Geometry
    • Line and Angles.
    • Parallels.
    • Parallelograms.
    • Areas of Quadrilaterals.
    • Construction of Angles.
    • Construction of Triangles.
  • Arithmetic
    • Profit and Loss.
    • Average.
    • Simple and Compound Interest.
    • Time and Distance.
    • Percentage.
    • Area.
    • Time and Work.
    • Ration and Proportion.

5th General Hindi - 50 Marks

  • Comprehension of given passages.
  • Precis Writing.
  • Usage and Vocabulary.
  • Short Essay.
  • Translation from English to the Indian language.

6th General English – 50 Marks

  • Grammer.
  • Speech Vocabulary.
  • Direct and Indirect Speech.
  • Active and Passive Voice.
  • Transformation of Sentence.
  • Sentence Completion Questions.
  • Reading Comprehension.

7th Paper Science, Technology & Environment (Optional) – 100 Marks

  • Environment.
  • Biology.
  • Physics.
  • Technology.
  • Chemistry.

Interview/Personallity Test – 100 Marks

  • Candidate can give preference of the language in which they may like to be interviewed. MPPSC will make arrangement for the translators.

Note: Marks obtained by the candidates for all papers EXCEPT PAPER A & B will be counted for merit ranking. However, the Commission will have the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all papers of the examination Aspirants can log on to MPPSC’s official website ( to see the detailed notification.

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