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UPSC IFS (Main) Exam Schedule 2023 Released - Check Dates & Download PDF

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UPSC IFS (Main) Exam Schedule 2023 Released - Check Dates & Download PDF

The schedule for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Main examination has been issued by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). According to the official schedule, the UPSC IFS Main Exam 2023 is scheduled to be conducted from 26 November to 3 December 2023 (except November 27, which is a rest day). 

Check the UPSC IFS Main Exam Schedule 2023 on the official website using the step-by-step guide given in this article. The detailed schedule is also provided below for the candidates' information.

UPSC IFS (Main) Exam Date 2023 Out

On the basis of the IFS Prelims Result 2023, the commission has now decided to conduct the IFS Main Examination from 26 November 2023. There will be two sessions for the exams: the Forenoon Session will be from 9 am to 12 pm, and the Afternoon Session will be from 2 pm to 5 pm. Check the official notice PDF by clicking on the link provided below:-

Indian Forest Service (MAIN) Examination, 2023 - Schedule PDF

Detailed Schedule of UPSC IFS (Main) Examination 2023

According to the UPSC IFS Schedule 2023, the IFS Mains exam is scheduled to be held from 26 November to 3 December 2023. Shortlisted candidates are advised to check the table below for the UPSC IFS Main exam timetable:


Date & Day

Forenoon Session (9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

Afternoon Session (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

26-11-2023 (Sunday)

General English

General Knowledge

27-11-2023 (Monday)

No paper ( Rest day )

No paper ( Rest day )

28-11-2023 (Tuesday

Mathematics Paper-I / Zoology Paper- I / Statistics Paper-I 

Mathematics Paper-II/ Statistics Paper-II / Zoology Paper-II

29-11-2023 (Wednesday

Physics Paper- I/ Botany Paper –I

Physics Paper- II/ Botany Paper –II

30-11-2023 (Thursday)

Agricultural Engineering Paper –I/ Geology Paper- I

Geology Paper –II / Agricultural Engineering Paper – II

1-12-2023 (Friday)

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper- I

/ Agriculture Paper- I 

Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science Paper- II

/ Agriculture Paper- II 

02-12-2023 (Saturday)

Forestry Paper- I

Forestry Paper –II

03-12-2023 (Sunday) 

Mechanical Engineering Paper –I/ Chemistry Paper- I

/ Civil Engineering Paper –I / Chemical Engineering Paper –I

Civil Engineering Paper- II/ Mechanical Engineering -Paper II / Chemical Engineering Paper –II/ Chemistry Paper- II

Main Exams for the Indian Forest Service will be conducted at the following centres/cities: 

  • Delhi
  • Bhopal
  • Shimla
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Lucknow
  • Kolkata
  • Nagpur
  • Port Blair and
  • Dispur (Guwahati)

How to Check the UPSC IFS (Main) Exam Schedule

The UPSC IFS Mains Exam 2023 Timetable can be downloaded from the official website of UPSC, by following the instructions given below:

Step 1: Visit upsc.gov.in, the official UPSC website.

Step 2: Select the link "Examination Time Table: Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination, 2023" from the What's New section.

Step 3: A PDF file will be displayed on the screen with the information on exam name, dates and times.

Step 4: Download the PDF and print a hard copy for your records.

UPSC IFS Main Admit Card 2023

The UPSC IFS Mains e-Admit Card for about 150 jobs will be available shortly and downloaded from the Commission's website. We will update the URL below as soon as the link is published on the website of UPSC, for your convenience. 

UPSC IFS (Main) Admit Card Download Link 2023 (Inactive)

Candidates are advised to visit the UPSC official website for more information and updates about the IFS exam.

FAQs on UPSC IFS Main Exam 2023


The UPSC IFS Main Exam is scheduled to take place from 26 November to 3 December 2023.

Those who have been shortlisted in the Indian Forest Services (Prelim) Examination, 2023 are eligible to appear in the UPSC IFS Main Exam 2023.

Candidates can check their IFS main exam schedule by visiting the official website of the UPSC.

The exam time for the Forenoon Session is 0900 to 1200 Hours, and for the Afternoon Session, it is 1400 to 1700 Hours.

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