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Union Public Service Commission has released notification for Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam.

Total no. of posts-44

(i)  Indian Economic Service - 15

(ii) Indian Statistical Service - 29

Exam Level

National level exam

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(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a recognised University.

(b) A candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognised University.


21-30 years as per on 1st august 2017

Age relaxation

SC/ST- 5 years

OBC-3 years

Ex - servicemen- 5 years

PwD-10 years


The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan-

Part I-Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the subjects as shown below.

Part II-Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

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

Subject              Time Allowed       Maximum Marks

General English                 3 hrs.                           100

General Studies               3 hrs.                            100       

General Economics-1      3 hrs                             200

General Economics-II      3 hrs.                            200

General Economics-III     3 hrs.                            200

Indian Economics            3 hrs.                            200

B. Indian Statistical Service

   Subject         Time Allowed     Maximum Marks      

General English            3 hrs.                            100

General Studies            3 hrs                             100

Statistics-I (Objective)   2 hrs                              200

Statistics-II (Objective)      2 hrs.                 200

Statistics-III (Descriptive)   3 hrs.                 200  

. Statistics-IV (Descriptive)  3 hrs.                 200

There are four alternatives for the answer to every question in objective type papers. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Viva voce—The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she has competed.

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