Indian Economic/Statistical Services

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Indian Economic Services (IES) Exam and Indian Statistical Services (ISS) Exam to recruit Grade IV officers. Indian Economic/Statistical Services Exam is generally notified in June and conducted in the month of November. To attend these exams at least eligibility is required graduates in Economics and Statistics. Both ISS and IES position comes under central government services which are involved in economic planning and analysis through state boards, planning commission and other government owned bodies in the country.

Age Eligibility: 21-30 years on 1st January of the year of Examination. Certain categories of persons as specified in the notice are eligible for age relaxation.

Educational Qualifications: For Indian Economic Service : Post Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics. For Indian Statistical Service: Post Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics.

Physical Standards : Candidates must  be physically fit according to the Regulations given in Appendix – III of the Rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service exam 2010 published in the Gazette of India dated 05.06.2010

Candidates appearing in qualifying degree exams are also eligible provisionally subject to producing proof of passing along with Detailed Application Form.

Scheme of Examination
Part-I : Candidates are required to appear in the following papers of conventional type papers.
(i) For Indian Economic Service
(a) General English 100 Marks
(b) General Studies 100 Marks
(c) General Economics-I 200 Marks
(d) General Economics-II 200 Marks
(e) General Economics-III 200 Marks
(f) General Economics 200 Marks
(ii) For Indian Statistical Service
(a) General English 100 Marks
(b) General Studies 100 Marks
(c) Statistics-I 200 Marks
(d) Statistics-II 200 Marks
(e) Statistics-III 200 Marks
(f) Statistics-IV 200 Marks
Part II : Interview for Personality Test 200 Marks

Coming Examination : Indian Economic Indian Statistical Service Examination – 2011

Date of Notification / Last Date for receipt of Applications : 30.07.2011 / 29.08.2011 (MONDAY)

Date Of Commencement Of Examination and its duration : 03.12.2011 (SATURDAY) (3 days)

Minimum Academic Qualifications Prescribed : A post graduate degree in Economics / Applied Economics / Business Economics / Econometrics for the IES and a Post-Graduate degree in Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Applied Statistics for the ISS, from a recognised University or equivalent
Remarks : Candidates appearing at the Post-graduate degree or equivalent examination in the relevant disciplines also eligible to compete subject to certain conditions.

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