INDIAN ECONOMIC SERVICE AND INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE
Every year UPSC conducts an all India level competitive examination to fill vacancies in the IES & ISS.
Mode of selection:
Selection done on the basis of
a) Written examination
b) Personal interview (for candidate who qualify for the examination)
For IES :A master degree in economics/applied economics/business economics/econometrics from recognized university.
For ISS: Master degree with statistical or mathematical statistics or applied statistics from a recognized university.
Age: Between 21-30 years as on 1st January of the year of applying. Relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 3 years for OBC.
The written examination carries a total of 900 marks And is completed in four days. The papers are
papers -1:General english : Marks-150
Papers -2 : General studies : Marks -150
Papers -3 :General economics I :Marks -200
Papers - 4 :General economics II :Marks-200
Papers -5 :Indian economics :Marks-200
The performance in written examination is the basis for selection for the interview(200 marks)
Papers -1 :General English :Marks-100
Papers-2 :General studies :Marks-100
Papers-3 :Statistics I :Marks-200
Papers -4 :Statistics II :Marks -200
Papers -5 :Statistics III :Marks -200
Papers -6 :Statistics IV :Marks - 200
Those who are qualify the written exam are invited for the final interview(200 marks)
Features of IES/ISS examination:
Each paper is of 3 hours duration Questions are of objective and essay type. The standard for general english and general studies is of the graduate level. The level of knowledge required in the subject paper
is of the post graduate level.