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UPSC IES/ISS Exam Notification Out 2023: Eligibility Criteria & Vacancy

The UPSC IES/ISS exam refers to the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in India. These are competitive examinations that are conducted annually to recruit candidates for various posts in the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service.

Here’s a brief overview of both:

Indian Economic Service (IES): This is a Group A service that falls under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The IES officers are responsible for economic planning, policy formulation, and implementation. They work in various government departments and ministries.

Indian Statistical Service (ISS): The ISS is also a Group A service under the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation, Government of India. ISS officers play a crucial role in statistical data collection, analysis, and interpretation. They work in various government departments and organizations where statistical expertise is required.

UPSC IES UPDATES 2023

Exam conducting body Union Public Service Commission
Post name Indian Economic ServiceIndian Statistical Service
Application dates19th April to 9th May 2023 till 18.00 Hours
Application mode Online 
Vacancy 51
Official websiteClick Here
Official notice Click Here
Apply link Click Here

CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION

All candidates (male/female/transgender) are requested to carefully read the Rules of Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination notified by the Government (Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation) and this Notice of Examination derived from these Rules. Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of an e-Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for the Interview/Personality Test. The Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for the Interview/Personality Test.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS : (I) Nationality A candidate must be either:— (a) a citizen of India; or (b) a subject of Nepal; or (c) a subject of Bhutan; or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India; or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India : Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limits :

A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2023 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August 1993 and not later than 1st August 2002. (b) 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; (iii) up to a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof ; (iv) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2023 and have been released : (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2023 otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account or misconduct or inefficiency; or (ii) on account of Physical disability attributable to Military Service; or (iii) on invalidment; (v) up to a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service as on 1st August, 2023 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for Civil employment and that they will be released on three months’ notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment; (vi) up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities viz; (a) blindness and low vision; (b) deaf and hard of hearing; (c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; (d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; (e) multiple disabilities from amongst person under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf blindness

UPSC IES Educational Qualification 

Post name Educational Qualification 
Indian Economic Service A candidate must have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects 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.
Indian Statistical ServiceA candidate 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.

UPSC IES APPLICATION PROCESS 2023

To apply online for the IES/ISS exam, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC and click on the Apply Online tab.
  2. Now click on “One Time Registration (OTR) for Examinations of UPSC” and fill out your credentials carefully to complete part 1 of the application form 
  3. After completing the process your login credentials will be sent to your registered email I’d..
  4. Log in with your registration number and date of birth to access Part II of the application form and complete it.
  5. Upload the required documents, such as your photograph and signature.
  6. Pay the application fee as per your category and mode of payment.
  7. Read and tick the declaration, confirming the accuracy of the information provided in the application form.
  8. Submit the UPSC IES/ISS online form and take a printout of the application form for your records.

Application Fee

Category Application Fee 
General/ OBC/ EWSINR 200/- 
Female/SC/ST/Persons with Benchmark Disability CandidatesExempted 

Note:- Application fee can be submitted either by remitting the money in any Branch of the State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using Internet Banking of any Bank.

UPSC IES SELECTION PROCESS

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 Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

UPSC IES EXAM PATTERN 2023

Part-1 

(a) Indian Economic Service 

SubjectMarksDuration
General English1003  hrs.
General Studies1003 hrs.
General Economics-12003 hrs.
General Economics-22003 hrs.
General Economics-32003 hrs.
Indian Economics2003 hrs.

(b) Indian Statistical Service

General English1003  hrs.
General Studies1003 hrs.
Statistics-1 (Objective)2002 hrs.
Statistics-2 (Objective)2002 hrs.
Statistics-3 (Descriptive)2003 hrs.
Statistics-4 (Descriptive)2003 hrs.

Part-2

Viva-Voce Candidates will be eligible for this after scoring 200+ marks in Part 1.

UPSC IES SYLLABUS 2023

Subject English 
GENERAL ENGLISH (COMM0N TO BOTH IES/ISS)Candidates will be required to write an essay in English. Other questions will be designed to test their understanding of English and workman like use of words. Passages will usually be set for summary or precis. 
GENERAL STUDIES (COMM0N TO BOTH IES/ISS)General knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on Indian Polity including the political system and the Constitution of India, History of India and the Geography of nature which a candidate should be able to answer without special study
GENERAL ECONOMICS – I (For IES only)PART A: 1. Theory of Consumer’s Demand2. Theory of Production 3. Theory of Value 4. Theory of Distribution5. Welfare EconomicsPART B: Quantitative Methods in Economics 1. Mathematical Methods in Economics2. Statistical and Econometric Methods
GENERAL ECONOMICS – II (For IES only)1. Economic Thought2. Concept of National Income and Social Accounting 3. Theory of employment, Output, Inflation, Money and Finance4. Financial and Capital Market 5. Economic Growth and Development6. International Economics7. Balance of Payments8. Global Institutions
GENERAL ECONOMICS – III (For IES only)1. Public Finance 2. Environmental Economics3. Industrial Economics4. State, Market and Planning
INDIAN ECONOMICS (For IES only)1. History of development and planning2. Federal Finance3. Budgeting and Fiscal Policy4. Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development5. Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies6. India’s experience with Urbanisation and Migration7. Industry8. Labour9. Foreign trade10. Money and Banking11. Inflation 
STATISTICS-I (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)1. Probability2. Statistical Methods3. Numerical AnalysisFinite differences of different ordersConcept of interpolation and extrapolationInverse interpolationNumerical differentiationSummation of SeriesNumerical solutions of differential equations4. Computer application and Data Processing: Basics of ComputerBasics of Programming 
STATISTICS- II (OBJECTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)1. Linear Models: Theory of linear estimation, Gauss- 2. Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing: Characteristics of good estimator. Hypothesis testing 3. Official Statistics National and International official statistical system Official StatisticsNational Statistical OrganizationNational Statistical CommissionIndex NumbersSector Wise StatisticsPopulation CensusNational AccountsPopulation Census
STATISTICS- III (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)1. Sampling Techniques2. Econometrics3. Applied Statistics  
STATISTICS-IV (DESCRIPTIVE TYPE) (For ISS only)1. Operations Research and Reliability2. Demography and Vital Statistics3. Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial4. Quality Control5. Multivariate Analysis6. Design and Analysis of Experiments 7. Computing with C and R

UPSC IES/ ISS EXAMINATION CENTRE 2023

AhmedabadDispurMumbai
BengaluruHyderabadPatna
BhopalJaipurPrayagraj
ChandigarhJammuShillong
ChennaiKolkataShimla
CuttackLucknowThiruvananthapuram
Delhi  

UPSC IES VACANCY 2023

Post name Vacancy 
Indian Economic Service18
Indian Statistical Service33
Total 51
  

What is the UPSC IES examination?

The UPSC IES examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit candidates for various posts in the Indian Economic Service (IES). It is a competitive examination that assesses the knowledge and skills of candidates in the field of economics.

What is the eligibility criteria for the UPSC IES exam?

Eligibility criteria may change from year to year, so it’s essential to refer to the latest official notification for detailed eligibility requirements. Typically, candidates should have a postgraduate degree in Economics or Applied Economics from a recognized university.

How can I apply for the UPSC IES exam?

Candidates can apply for the UPSC IES examination online through the UPSC official website when the notification is released. The application process involves filling out the online application form, payment of the application fee, and submission of required documents.

What is the exam pattern for the UPSC IES exam?

The UPSC IES examination consists of two parts: Part I (Written Examination) and Part II (Viva Voce/Interview). Part I includes six papers, and Part II is the interview stage.

What is the syllabus for the UPSC IES examination?

The syllabus for the UPSC IES examination covers various topics in economics and statistics. The detailed syllabus is provided in the official notification.

Is there negative marking in the UPSC IES exam?

Yes, there is a penalty for wrong answers in the objective type papers of the written examination. One-third of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted as a penalty for each incorrect answer.

What are the career prospects after clearing the UPSC IES exam?

Successful candidates are appointed to various posts in the Indian Economic Service (IES) and work in government departments and ministries, primarily in roles related to economic planning, policy formulation, and implementation.

Is coaching necessary for the UPSC IES exam?

Coaching is not mandatory, but many candidates opt for coaching to prepare for the UPSC IES examination, especially if they feel the need for structured guidance and preparation.

What is the maximum age limit for UPSC IES candidates?

The maximum age limit for UPSC IES candidates is typically 30 years as of 1st January of the examination year. However, age relaxation is provided for candidates belonging to certain categories.

Where can I find the official notification and updates for the UPSC IES exam?

The official notification, as well as any updates or changes regarding the UPSC IES examination, can be found on the UPSC’s official website (www.upsc.gov.in). It’s crucial to regularly check the website for the latest information.

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