Notes for IFoS of Geology and Forestry optional
  • Which coaching notes are good for the above mentioned optional?
    Where can i find the notes for the same?
    Thanks in Advance !!
  • No body having any suggestions??
  • Searching for the same. Materials or book lists will help.
    2013 - Indian Forest Service - AIR 60s
    A blog by IFS-2014 batch: http://ifsportal.in/
  • indian forestry:a break through approach..check the syllabus,book penned by an officer

  • @quatru
    If you can please provide the link for the same.
    Thank you !!
  • kindly guide me any coaching for forestry n geology , n do they run crash course also??
    or how to finish these two bulky optional in such short span of time along with civil service mains subjects?
  • @all
    ive shared some geology notes of last year's topper in folder4ias.
    Thanked by 1Blackwater_Park
  • @Eric
    Thanks i saw it ..It is really very helpful.
    Anybody having any idea how to deal with forestry??
  • @quatru
    Thanks for the link ..
    The book as it appears covers most part of the syllabus and will be very helpful.
    Thanks once again. :)
  • this is the book list by Tushar Chavan (All India Rank 12 IFoS 2012)
    Optional :- Forestry
    Main Books
    1. Handbook of Forestry part I & II by Khanna and Chaturvedi (for basic understanding)
    2. Indian Forestry by K.Manikandan & S. Prabhu ( mug up each and every line in the book )
    3. IFS Forestry by Surendra Kumar (for supplementary reading not for answer writing)

    Detail Books
    i) Principle and Practices of Silviculture by L S Khanna
    ii) Theory and Practices of Silvicultural System by Ram Prakash and L S Khanna
    iii) Ecology and Environment by P D Sharma
    iv) Text book for Agroforestry by Chundawat Singh
    v) Forest tree Breeding - ICAR Publication (out of print so obtain old edition)
    vi) Forest Management by Ram Prakash
    vii) Forest Mensuration by Chaturvedi and Khanna
    viii) Handbook of Forest utilization by Tribhowan & Mehta
    ix) Forest Policy and Law by A.N. Chaturvedi
    x) Forest Protection by Khanna
    xi) Forest Surveying by Ramprakash
    xii) Forest Engineering by S.S. Negi
    xiii) An introduction to Forest Pathology by S.S.Negi
    xiv) Hand book of Social Forestry by S.S.Negi

    hope it helps
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  • @Eric
    I tried to find out the geology notes but could not find....can you please share geology notes here....

    TIA
  • yes, can anyone please provide any strategy or notes or book-list for geology. Thanks!
  • can anybdy provide any pdf material for geology optional??? i dnt hve any books and dunno whch one to refer to
    2013: flunked in prelims
    2014: through to mains
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