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.
Educational Qualification: 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.
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.
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.
Plan of the examination: The examination comprises:
(i) Written Examination
(ii) 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:
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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