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In the Final List of Indian Forest Service 2017, we had two of our offline students in the Top 5 - Abhishek Surana ( IFS Rank 2 / IAS Rank 250 ) and Abhishek Chaurasiya ( IFS Rank 5 / IAS Rank 77 ). More than 30+ known candidates who made it to the final list in IFS 2016 were our Prelims Test Series Students.

We are inviting you for a talk with Abhishek Surana ( Rank 2, IAS and Rank 250 - IPS ) at the below venue :smile:

Venue:
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Date & Time : 16th Nov at 11AM.

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If you are preparing for IFS Mains 2017 or for IFS in the future 2018, you can join us at by registering below. Note that since most candidates prepare for IFS & IAS together, candidates usually do not put in dedicated preparation for IFS. ( Except this year when you have time ).

This makes it all the more important to know how to prepare for IFS in a time effective manner.

We are arranging this meet up so that those of you appearing later this month can benefit from the preparation guidelines. Come prepared with your queries.

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  • Can you please post the video of the session soon, thanq :)
  • As promised during the talk today at forumias here is the strategy for two optionals -

    Botany (Vidushi - AIR1) - Lookout for evolution classroom notes and stick to those. No one book that could/should be followed

    Agriculture engineering (Shanmukh - AIR29 and other toppers)- There are 3 books which should be followed for numericals in both papers - Principles of agricultural engineering by Michael volumes 1&2; Elements of agricultural engineering by Dr Jagadishwar Sahay . Practice all numericals from these books. Moreover byheart all relevant formula.

    There's a whatsapp group which has previous year toppers as members which you can join if you need more help with this optional - https://chat.whatsapp.com/HlayqKQylNGLZg2mlcDJjC

    Also for agri engineering here's repository of revision notes - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B25lONR5HAQsSTRhT09fWU0ybUk
    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
  • kabira said:

    As promised during the talk today at forumias here is the strategy for two optionals -

    Botany (Vidushi - AIR1) - Lookout for evolution classroom notes and stick to those. No one book that could/should be followed

    Agriculture engineering (Shanmukh - AIR29 and other toppers)- There are 3 books which should be followed for numericals in both papers - Principles of agricultural engineering by Michael volumes 1&2; Elements of agricultural engineering by Dr Jagadishwar Sahay . Practice all numericals from these books. Moreover byheart all relevant formula.

    There's a whatsapp group which has previous year toppers as members which you can join if you need more help with this optional - https://chat.whatsapp.com/HlayqKQylNGLZg2mlcDJjC

    Also for agri engineering here's repository of revision notes - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B25lONR5HAQsSTRhT09fWU0ybUk

    Sir any special inputs regarding English&Forestry?

    So you chose IFoS above IRS [I.T] ?


  • Sir any special inputs regarding English&Forestry?

    So you chose IFoS above IRS [I.T] ?

    English - Do as much practice as possible. Focus on grammar.

    Forestry - Limit your sources and focus on presentation.
    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
  • Requet
    kabira said:



    Sir any special inputs regarding English&Forestry?

    So you chose IFoS above IRS [I.T] ?

    English - Do as much practice as possible. Focus on grammar.

    Forestry - Limit your sources and focus on presentation.
    Sir Can you tell us sources for Forestry ? Thank you
  • Request Forum ias members to please post the video if possible . Thanks!
  • Shubh234 said:


    Sir Can you tell us sources for Forestry ? Thank you

    Manikanandan and Prabhu+Rishav sir's notes should suffice IMHO. And Internet search for any topics that are left out

    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
  • Shubh234 said:

    Request Forum ias members to please post the video if possible . Thanks!

    @Neyawn .. Please post video / minutes of session for online students.

  • ViSa said:

    Shubh234 said:

    Request Forum ias members to please post the video if possible . Thanks!

    @Neyawn .. Please post video / minutes of session for online students.

    +1
  • kabira said:

    As promised during the talk today at forumias here is the strategy for two optionals -

    Botany (Vidushi - AIR1) - Lookout for evolution classroom notes and stick to those. No one book that could/should be followed

    Agriculture engineering (Shanmukh - AIR29 and other toppers)- There are 3 books which should be followed for numericals in both papers - Principles of agricultural engineering by Michael volumes 1&2; Elements of agricultural engineering by Dr Jagadishwar Sahay . Practice all numericals from these books. Moreover byheart all relevant formula.

    There's a whatsapp group which has previous year toppers as members which you can join if you need more help with this optional - https://chat.whatsapp.com/HlayqKQylNGLZg2mlcDJjC

    Also for agri engineering here's repository of revision notes - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B25lONR5HAQsSTRhT09fWU0ybUk


    Haha, I always suspected you were the one :-)


    Glad to know your anonymous side :-)

    Saw your video , it was very much to the point.

    Thanks a ton, on behalf of everyone .

    P.S. I will see you tomorrow post lunch for DAF. Sorry couldn't make it today. :-)


    All People, video will come online.
    *No good deed goes unpunished*
  • Neyawn said:

    kabira said:

    As promised during the talk today at forumias here is the strategy for two optionals -

    Botany (Vidushi - AIR1) - Lookout for evolution classroom notes and stick to those. No one book that could/should be followed

    Agriculture engineering (Shanmukh - AIR29 and other toppers)- There are 3 books which should be followed for numericals in both papers - Principles of agricultural engineering by Michael volumes 1&2; Elements of agricultural engineering by Dr Jagadishwar Sahay . Practice all numericals from these books. Moreover byheart all relevant formula.

    There's a whatsapp group which has previous year toppers as members which you can join if you need more help with this optional - https://chat.whatsapp.com/HlayqKQylNGLZg2mlcDJjC

    Also for agri engineering here's repository of revision notes - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B25lONR5HAQsSTRhT09fWU0ybUk


    Haha, I always suspected you were the one :-)


    Glad to know your anonymous side :-)

    Saw your video , it was very much to the point.

    Thanks a ton, on behalf of everyone .

    P.S. I will see you tomorrow post lunch for DAF. Sorry couldn't make it today. :-)


    All People, video will come online.
    Kindly provide the link here,once you posted it, thanq :)
  • Neyawn said:

    kabira said:

    As promised during the talk today at forumias here is the strategy for two optionals -

    Botany (Vidushi - AIR1) - Lookout for evolution classroom notes and stick to those. No one book that could/should be followed

    Agriculture engineering (Shanmukh - AIR29 and other toppers)- There are 3 books which should be followed for numericals in both papers - Principles of agricultural engineering by Michael volumes 1&2; Elements of agricultural engineering by Dr Jagadishwar Sahay . Practice all numericals from these books. Moreover byheart all relevant formula.

    There's a whatsapp group which has previous year toppers as members which you can join if you need more help with this optional - https://chat.whatsapp.com/HlayqKQylNGLZg2mlcDJjC

    Also for agri engineering here's repository of revision notes - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B25lONR5HAQsSTRhT09fWU0ybUk


    Haha, I always suspected you were the one :-)


    Glad to know your anonymous side :-)

    Saw your video , it was very much to the point.

    Thanks a ton, on behalf of everyone .

    P.S. I will see you tomorrow post lunch for DAF. Sorry couldn't make it today. :-)


    All People, video will come online.
    Kindly provide the link here,once you posted it, thanq :)
    @Neyawn thanks man. It would be a saviour.
  • kabira said:

    Shubh234 said:


    Sir Can you tell us sources for Forestry ? Thank you

    Manikanandan and Prabhu+Rishav sir's notes should suffice IMHO. And Internet search for any topics that are left out

    Sir, Which one will you suggest among the following,for forestry?

    Attempting from section B for both papers [ very general] or Section A [Technical+Objective] ?

    How did you attempt?
  • kabira said:

    Shubh234 said:


    Sir Can you tell us sources for Forestry ? Thank you

    Manikanandan and Prabhu+Rishav sir's notes should suffice IMHO. And Internet search for any topics that are left out

    Sir, Which one will you suggest among the following,for forestry?

    Attempting from section B for both papers [ very general] or Section A [Technical+Objective] ?

    How did you attempt?
    Prefer Section B unless you can cram section A. I preferred section B
    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
  • @kabira Not an IFoS query. But could you suggest what would be the right time to join mains test series?
    What would be a good way to go about answer writing practice?

    Thanks
    At the end of the road, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets
  • Exile said:

    @kabira Not an IFoS query. But could you suggest what would be the right time to join mains test series?
    What would be a good way to go about answer writing practice?

    Thanks

    I think right time is either now - you have 2.5 months till February to devote full time to test series for mains. Or after prelims next year.

    Answer writing - if you have some idea about how to structure then, then give full length mock in 3 hours. That's the best way I believe.
    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
  • Can someone pls help- fire tender means sensitive/susceptible to fire [or] resistant&can withstand fire? Pls comment if someone is sure about this!

    I guess Tender means sensitive ,but google is showing fire tender as vehicles which puts the fire off.

    Confused :(
  • plz someone suggest me if i follow vision class lecture along with its class notes and monthly c.a. is it sufficient to clear prelims for ifos
  • has anyone been selected with zoology optional in 2016???......last year in civils also less marks were awarded to this optional so wanted to know if it is a good optional to choose for ifos or shd i skip to botany???
  • edited November 21
    neillll said:

    has anyone been selected with zoology optional in 2016???......last year in civils also less marks were awarded to this optional so wanted to know if it is a good optional to choose for ifos or shd i skip to botany???

    Yes. Rank 1 in 2016 had zoology. Her second optional was botany
    IFoS Rank 2 - 2016
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