Monday, March 26, 2012

Indian Economic Service / Statistic Service at a Glance

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.
(A) Tentative Schedule
(i) Notification of Examination
(ii) Conduct of Examination

(C) Age - limits:
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.

(D) Educational Qualification
For Indian Economic ServicePost Graduate Degree from a recognised university in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics.
For Indian Statistical ServicePost Grade Degree from an Indian university in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Mathematical Statistics.
Candidates appearing in qualifying degree exams are also eligible provisionally subject to producing proof of passing along with Detailed Application Form.

Blank application forms and other particulars are published by UPSC in leading newspapers and Employment News generally in the month of June. A candidate seeking admission must apply to The Secretary, UPSC, New Delhi on prescribed application form. The application forms are available on payment from any of the designated post office throughout the country. Last date for submission of applications is generally in the month of July.

(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 English100 Marks
(b)    General Studies100 Marks
(c)    General Economics-I200 Marks
(d)    General Economics-II200 Marks
(e)    General Economics-III200 Marks
(f)      General Economics200 Marks
(ii) For Indian Statistical Service
(a)  General English100 Marks
(b)  General Studies100 Marks
(c)  Statistics-I200 Marks
(d)  Statistics-II200 Marks
(e)  Statistics-III200 Marks
(f)  Statistics-IV
               200 Marks
Part II : Interview for Personality Test
               200 Marks

  • Each Paper is of 3 hours duration
  • 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.

Examination Centres
Agartla, Ahmedabd, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi (Cochin), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Portblair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.