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Exam Full Name:: Indian Economic/Statistical Services
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IES/ISS

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Indian Economic/Statistical services exam is conducted by UPSC every year. This is a good career opportunity for those who are interested in Indian economic policy, planning commission, Ministry of economic affairs and other government bodies in the country.

 

 

 

IES/ISS Important Dates
  • Date of Notification: 8 Feb 2017
  • Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 3 March 2017
  • Date of Examination: 12 May 2017
  • Duration of Examination: 3 days

Exam Level

National level exam

Contact Information

 

 

 Nationality:

A candidate must be either:

(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India. or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits:

 A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years.

Age Relaxation:
i. 5 years in case of SC/ST candidates
ii. 3 years for OBC candidates.
iii. Age is additionally relaxable by 5 years for those applicants who had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.
iv. 3 years for Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof).
v. 5 years in case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs.
vi. 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopedically handicapped persons.

Educational Qualification:

For Indian Economic Service: Candidates must have obtained a Post-graduate Degree in Economics/ Applied Economics/ Business Economics /Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament.


For Indian Statistical Service: Candidate must have obtained a Post-Graduate degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act Parliament.

PART-I

The subjects of the written examination under Part I, the maximum marks allotted to each subject/paper and the time allowed shall be as follows:-

A. INDIAN ECONOMIC SERVICE

S.No.

Subject

Max. marks

Time allowed

1

General English

100

3 hours

2

General Studies

100

3 hours

3

General Economics-I

200

3 hours

4

General Economics-II

200

3 hours

5

General Economics-III

200

3 hours

6

Indian Economics

200

3 hours

 

B. INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE

S.No.

Subject

Max. marks

Time allowed

1

General English

100

3 hours

2

General Studies

100

3 hours

3

Statistics-I

200

3 hours

4

Statistics-II

200

3 hours

5

Statistics-III

200

3 hours

6

Statistics-IV

200

3 hours

2. The question papers in all the subjects will be of Conventional (essay) type.

3. Question Papers will be set in English only and have to be answered in English.

4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers for them.

5. The Commission can fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

6. If a candidate’s handwriting is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on this account, from the total marks otherwise accruing to him/her.

7. Marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge.

8. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words.

9. In the question papers, wherever required, SI units will be used.

10. Candidates will be allowed the use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculator at the examination. Programmable type calculators will, however, not be allowed. Loaning or interchanging of calculators in the Examination Hall is not permitted.

11. Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.

PART-II

Viva voce (Interview) 

The candidate will be interviewed by a Board. The object of the interview is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the Service for which he/she has competed. 

The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialized knowledge and abilities of the candidate. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or country, as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well-educated youth.

The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal mental qualities of the candidate and his/her grasp of problems. The Board will pay special attention to assessing the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character, initiation and capacity of leadership.

 

 

Note I: A candidate who has appeared in an exam required as a qualification but has not received the result or are planning to appear in the exam may apply for admission to the examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination but their admission would be considered provisional and they will be required a proof of passing at a later stage.

 Note II : In exceptional cases, the UPSC may treat a candidate who has none of the foregoing qualifications as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examination conducted by other Institutions, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.

Note III: Candidates who have taken a degree from a foreign University may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.

 


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