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The UPSC ISS and IES Exam is an important step for those planning a  career as an officer in statistics and economics in government service. This exam is a combined competitive examination conducted yearly as part of recruitment for Grade IV vacancies in the Indian Economics Service (IES) and the Indian Statistical Services (IES). Without the slightest doubt it is one of the most competitive examinations in the country as it aims at recruiting the best with no place for second bests. Selected candidates who clear the test are undoubtedly gifted with extensive knowledge and application that the job not only deserves but demands.

UPSC IES ISS 2019 Eligibility:-

Age Limits:-  

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

The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable as follows :—
 
(i)  up to a maximum of five years if a candidate belong to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe;
(ii)  up to a maximum of three years in the case of candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;

Minimum Educational Qualifications:-
     
(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service 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 or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.
             
(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 University incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act of  Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time.

NOTE 1.- A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such a candidate will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but his/her admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if his/her does not produce the proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form  which will be required to be submitted by the candidate who  qualify on the results of the written part of the examination.

NOTE 2.- In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Comm ission may treat a candidate, who has none of the foregoing qualification, as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.

NOTE 3.- A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has 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.

UPSC IES ISS Registration / Application Form

UPSC ISS IES 2019 Online Application Form/ Registration:-

Apply online at website:- http://upsconline.nic.in

Fee:- Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad /State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature. 

 

UPSC IES ISS Exam Dates

IES/ISS 2019 Date:-  

 
 
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination 2020 -
 
Date of Notification - 25.03.2020
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 13.04.2020
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 26.06.2020, Friday
 
Duration of Exam - 3 Days.
 
 
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination 2019 
 
UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2019 -
 
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 20-03-2019 to 16-04-2019
 
UPSC IES ISS 2019 Date - 28th June 2019.
 
Duration of Exam:- 3 DAYS.
 
 
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UPSC Exam 2020 Dates


UPSC IES ISS Syllabus

IES/ISS 2019 Syllabus:-

 

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Paper Pattern

IES/ISS 2019 Pattern:-

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 Commissi on carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

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 :

Indian Economic Service

Sl No.- Subject  - Maximum Marks - Time Allowed    
                        
1. General English - 100   - 3 hrs.   
2. General Studies - 100   - 3 hrs.   
3. General Economics-I  - 200  - 3 hrs.   
4. General Economics-II - 200  -  3 hrs.   
5. General Economics-III  - 200   - 3 hrs.   
6. Indian Economics  - 200   - 3 hrs.   

Indian Statistical Service

Sl No.- Subject  - Maximum Marks - Time Allowed    
   
1. General English - 100 -  3 hrs.   
2. General Studies - 100 - 3 hrs.   
3. Statistics-I (Objective) - 200 - 2 hrs.   
4. Statistics-II (Objective) -  200 - 2 hrs.   
5. Statistics-III (Subjective)  - 200  - 3 hrs.   
6. Statistics-IV (Subjective)  - 200  - 3 hrs.   


Note-1 :  Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.  

Note-2 :  Statistics III & IV will be of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%]. At least one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section is compulsory.  In Statistics-IV, equal number of questions i.e.50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates have to choose any two sub-sections and answer.  

Note 3:   The papers on General English and General Studies, common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type.  
 
Note 4: All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.  

PART - II 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. The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge and abilities for 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 the candidate's mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems. The Board will pay special attention to assess the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character initiative and capacity for leadership.

UPSC IES ISS Preparation

It is the exam that tests even the best as such planned and devout approach to study is required. There is no room for excuses in preparation. Each section is important and planing and studying well for them is equally  important.  It also recommendable to take up coaching from a good institute specially for various sections in economics and statistics. Be equally faithful in following both your personal study plan along with that of the class or institute.  Solving sample papers of yesteryears would offer a balance to preparations.

UPSC IES ISS Notification

IES/ISS 2019 Notification:-

 

I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination 2020 -
 
Date of Notification - 25.03.2020
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 13.04.2020
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 26.06.2020, Friday
 
Duration of Exam - 3 Days.
 
 
UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2019 -
 
 
Apply online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 20-03-2019 to 16-04-2019
 
UPSC IES ISS 2019 Date - 28th June 2019.
 
Duration of Exam:- 3 DAYS.
 
 
Click here for more details.
 
 
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