Group for IFos / Forest Service Preparation - Official Thread - Optional, Strategy + Guide - ForumIAS

Group for IFos / Forest Service Preparation - Official Thread - Optional, Strategy + Guide

Hello All,

This is the active thread for Forest Service Preparation. Those of you who are preparing for it can ask questions here and connect with co aspirants. I have also tried to compile a guide below with article written by various community members.

The guide is listed here

https://blog.forumias.com/ifs

Guidance Session for IFoS Mains 2020 by Shikhar Choudhary, AIR 9 (IFoS, 2019) & AIR 97 (IAS, 2019):


@root Can we announce this till the Forest mains Examination?

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Dear friends,

This is to inform you that ForumIAS will be conducting a LIVE Guidance Session for IFoS Mains Examination 2020 by Shikhar Choudhary, AIR 9 (IFoS, 2019) & AIR 97 (IAS, 2019). 

Date and Time : 1st February 2021 at 8 PM

You can also ask doubts which you want us to take up in the Live Session.

For registration, visit: https://go.forumias.com/285

Wishing you success,

Always,

ForumIAS Academy

 

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Adyasaid

@Neyawn Can you suggest one more(other than forestry) popular optional for engineering background aspirant


Agricultural Engineering ! It’s scoring !

Look for past 4 years all IFoS Rank 1 have been forum guys . All this info has been extracted and beautifully placed here 


https://blog.ForumIAS.com/ifs

Adya,
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@Neyawn Thank you so much


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@Neyawn Can you please guide me on choosing one optional for IFS? I have one optional sorted out but for second optional I am confused between Chemical Engineering and Forestry. 
Chemical engineering because I have done my under graduation in it but my concern is its relative performance compared to forestry.
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@Neyawn Can you please guide me on choosing one optional for IFS? I have one optional sorted out but for second optional I am confused between Chemical Engineering and Forestry. 
Chemical engineering because I have done my under graduation in it but my concern is its relative performance compared to forestry.

If you are not studying chemical engineering / chemistry  for Civils, why do it for forest ?

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@Neyawn Can you please guide me on choosing one optional for IFS? I have one optional sorted out but for second optional I am confused between Chemical Engineering and Forestry. 
Chemical engineering because I have done my under graduation in it but my concern is its relative performance compared to forestry.

Look the trick to crack a competitive exam with a vast syllabus is by making it easier for ourself to do well, and then actually do well. Don’t do things that increase you workload . You will

anyway have plenty to study .

mehuifs,
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Neyawnsaid

@Neyawn Can you please guide me on choosing one optional for IFS? I have one optional sorted out but for second optional I am confused between Chemical Engineering and Forestry. 
Chemical engineering because I have done my under graduation in it but my concern is its relative performance compared to forestry.

If you are not studying chemical engineering / chemistry  for Civils, why do it for forest ?

Actually, Chemical engineering is not included in the optional list for civil services. My optional for civil services is Mathematics in which I feel comfortable, so had the doubt regarding other optional for IFS.

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Neyawnsaid

@Neyawn Can you please guide me on choosing one optional for IFS? I have one optional sorted out but for second optional I am confused between Chemical Engineering and Forestry. 
Chemical engineering because I have done my under graduation in it but my concern is its relative performance compared to forestry.

If you are not studying chemical engineering / chemistry  for Civils, why do it for forest ?

Actually, Chemical engineering is not included in the optional list for civil services. My optional for civil services is Mathematics in which I feel comfortable, so had the doubt regarding other optional for IFS.

I guessed as much. Forestry is much easier to do. Unless you are a genius at those chemical things, KiSS, stick with forestry.

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@Neyawn Aye captain! thanks.


Look, you could do a four year degree course in agriculture from PUSA. But in the end, for selection, you will have to compete with Civils people only. They will top the exam anyway.

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Take Chemical Engineering as an optional when you are not going for CSE. Since last 2-3 years optional has become dicey.
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Adyasaid

@Neyawn Can you suggest one more(other than forestry) popular optional for engineering background aspirant


Agricultural Engineering ! It’s scoring !

Look for past 4 years all IFoS Rank 1 have been forum guys . All this info has been extracted and beautifully placed here 


https://blog.ForumIAS.com/ifs

Are there enough resources available for agri engineering optional?

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Can anyone post the Agriculture optional paper of IFoS 2020 mains here ?
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Can anyone please suggest between geology and agricultural engineering as an optional?

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its a little stupid ...but i dont exactly remember how many times i appeared for IFOS along with civil services prelims(i remember this). Though i am pretty sure that i am eligible and have not exhausted all my attempts but what do i write in the previous number of attempts column? if i write incorrectly could it create some issue in future?
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Take Chemical Engineering as an optional when you are not going for CSE. Since last 2-3 years optional has become dicey.

confused between chemical engg and mathematics. Thinking about 2022. Is Maths doable from scratch? Can you or anyone please give inputs on how much time will it take to cover either? Taking Forestry as other optional. Exhausted myself at CSE, one attempt left for IFoS.

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@Neyawn  I have a doubt.

I gave IFoS mains this year with my optionals as Agriculture and Civil Engg (my graduation subject). It was an ill-thought-out decision since I don't have CE as my optional in CSM & I did not take Forestry as the other paper. In whatever time I had between CSM and IFoSM, I did prepare decent notes of agriculture keeping IFoS in mind . Now for this year, if I take Forestry[as people suggest] as one of the papers, then I can't take Agri on which I have spent a good 20-25 days. What do you suggest? Should I go for Agriculture+Geology or Forestry+Geology?  

Thank You.

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@Neyawn  I have a doubt.

I gave IFoS mains this year with my optionals as Agriculture and Civil Engg (my graduation subject). It was an ill-thought-out decision since I don't have CE as my optional in CSM & I did not take Forestry as the other paper. In whatever time I had between CSM and IFoSM, I did prepare decent notes of agriculture keeping IFoS in mind . Now for this year, if I take Forestry[as people suggest] as one of the papers, then I can't take Agri on which I have spent a good 20-25 days. What do you suggest? Should I go for Agriculture+Geology or Forestry+Geology?  

Thank You.

Look, My knowledge with respect to IFoS is from the eight year history of Forum. Nearly everyone has told me that forestry is good because "you have to do only 1-2 books" and agri engineering because it is scoring. And I have been fed that year after year. Even 2 months back, there is a mentor who cleared IFS was guiding a student, I popped in and asked which optionals are best, she said the same. 

Last year the candidate who got Rank 1 ( prolly has Mathematics optional ), but said the same as far as I can remember.

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@Neyawn 

Can we prefer Agriculture Engineering as an optional over Geology. (with forestry being the other optional. I don't have any background in Agriculture) 
 

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RBIsaid

@Neyawn 

Can we prefer Agriculture Engineering as an optional over Geology. (with forestry being the other optional. I don't have any background in Agriculture) 
 

People have done that. 

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