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Indian Economic / Statistical Services Exam : Introduction, Eligibility, Scheme Of The Examination

Indian Economic / Statistical Services Exam

  1. Introduction
  2. Eligibility
  3. Scheme Of The Examination
  4. Syllabus
  1. Introduction

    Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit Grade IV officers for the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Indian Economic Service (IES). Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is generally conducted in the month of November.

    ISS and IES are central government services which are involved in economic planning and analysis through state boards, planning commission and other government owned bodies in the country.

    Out of several careers offered by the Government Sector, Indian Economic/Statistical Service offers a very attractive opening to graduates in Economics and Statistics. Selected candidates are placed in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, National sample survey and other allied offices where specialists in economics and statistics are required.

  2. Eligibility

    1. Age

      A candidate should have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 28 years on the 1st January of the year of examination.

      The upper age limit may be relaxed in respect of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and such other categories of persons as may from time to time be notified in this behalf by the Government of India to the extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of each category.

    2. Educational Qualifications

      A candidate for Indian Economic Service must have obtained a degree with Economics or Statistics as a subject and a candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have a degree with Statistics or Mathematics or Economics as a subject from any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as Universities under Section 3 of the Universities Grant Commission Act, 1956 or possess an equivalent qualification.

  3. Scheme Of The Examination

    The examination comprises:

    1. Written Examination
    2. Viva-Voca test of such candidates as may be called by the commission carrying a maximum of 250 marks.

    Written Examination

    The subjects of written examination, the marks allotted to each subject will be as under:

    Sl. No. Subject Max. Marks
    Indian Economic Service
    1 General English 150
    2 General Studies 150
    3 General Economics- I 200
    4 General Economics- II 200
    5 Indian Economics 200
    Indian Statistical Service
    1 General English 150
    2 General Studies 150
    3 Statistics- I 200
    4 Statistics- II 200
    5 Statistics- III 200

    1. Each Paper is of 3 hours duration
    2. All question papers will be of conventional (essay) type

    Standard of Papers

    The standard of papers in General English and General Studies will be that of a graduate of an Indian University. The standard of papers of other subjects will be that of the Masters degree examination.

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