Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Exam Notification - 2020


Indian Statistical Service (ISS) or Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination is a national level examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of Group A Officers in various cadre posts in the planning commission, planning board, ministry of economic affairs, national sample survey and other allied offices.


Indian Statistical Service 2020 Exam Date

Indian Statistical Service 2020 Exam Schedule
Indian Statistical Service Exam 2020 Dates
IES/ISS Notification Release 11 August 2020
Online Application Start 11 August 2020
Online Application End 01 September 2020 (Till 6 PM)
IES/ISS admit card  September 2020 (tentative) 
IES/ISS Exam Date  16 October 2020 (3 days) 
IES/ISS Result 2019  November 2020
IES/ISS Interview  December 2020
IES/ISS final result  January 2021
Indian Statistical Service 2019 Exam Schedule
Indian Statistical Service Exam 2019 Dates
Notification Release Date 20 March 2019
Online Application Start 20 March 20198
Online Application End 16 April 2019 (till 6 pm)
Exam Date 28 June 2019 (3 days)
Exam Result 04 October 2019
Final Result 10 January 2020
Indian Statistical Service 2018 Exam Schedule
Indian Statistical Service Exam 2018 Dates
Notification Release Date 21 March 2018
Online Application Start 21 March 2018
Online Application End 16 April 2018 (till 6 pm)
Examination Date 29 June 2018 (3 day)
Examination Result 11 September 2018
Interview Schedule 18 October 2018
Final Result 27 November 2018

The aspirants must apply online through the official website of UPSC: https://www.upsc.gov.in/ Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/‐ (Rupees Two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using any Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

Indian Statistical Service Examination Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications for ESE/ISS
candidate for the Indian Statistical Service 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.
Note 1: A candidate who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such a candidate will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but his/her admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if his/her does not produce the proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted by the candidate who qualify on the results of the written part of the examination. Such proof of passing the requisite examination should be dated earlier than the due date (closing date) of Detailed Application Form of the Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020.
Note 2: In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate, who has none of the foregoing qualification, as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.
Note 3: A candidate who is otherwise qualified but who has taken a degree from a Foreign University may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the examination at the discretion of the Commission.
IES/ISS Exam Age Limit
(a) andidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2020 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not later than 1st August, 1999.
Age Relaxation
Category Upper Age Limit
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 Years
Defence Services Personnel 3 Years
Ex-servicemen/ Commissioned Officers 5 Years
ECOs/SSCOs 5 Years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities 10 Years
Physical standards for IES/ISS
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020 published in Gazette of India dated 10th June, 2020.
Nationality Criteria
The candidate must be the citizen of India.
Or a subject of Nepal.
A subject of Bhutan.
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India..

Indian Statistical Service Examination Pattern

The Indian Statistical Service Examination is conducted in three stages preliminary exam, main exam and interview. candidates must qualify the written exam to participate in interview.

ISS/ IES Exam Pattern
Name of the Exam Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS)
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of Exam Pen paper mode (Offline)
Total Marks 1200
Number of Rounds two
Round 1 Written Exam (1000)
Round 2 Interview (200)
ISS/ IES Written Exam Pattern
(A) Indian Economic Service (IES)
Sl.No. Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 General English 100 3 Hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 Hrs
3 General Economics-I 200 3 Hrs
4 General Economics-II 200 3 Hrs
5 General Economics-III 200 3 Hrs
6 Indian Economics 200 3 Hrs
(B) Indian Statistical Service
1 General English 100 3 Hrs
2 General Studies 100 3 Hrs
3 Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 Hrs
4 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 Hrs
5 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 3 Hrs
6 Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 Hrs
ISS/ IES Interview
Viva voce—The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career. The object of the interview is to assess his/her suitability for the service for which he/she has competed. The interview is intended to supplement the written examination for testing the general and specialised knowledge and abilities for the candidate. The candidate will be expected to have taken an intelligent interest not only in his/her subjects of academic study but also in events which are happening around him/her both within and outside his/her own State or Country as well as in modern currents of thought and in new discoveries which should rouse the curiosity of well educated youth.
The technique of the interview is not that of a strict cross-examination, but of a natural, through directed and purposive conversation intended to reveal the candidate's mental qualities and his/her grasp of problems. The Board will pay special attention to assess the intellectual curiosity, critical powers of assimilation, balance of judgment and alertness of mind, the ability for social cohesion, integrity of character initiative and capacity for leadership.
  • Statistics I & II will be ofObjective Type Questions (80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.
  • Statistics III and IV will be of Descriptive Type having Short Answer/ Small Problems Questions (50%) and Long Answer and Comprehension problem questions (50%). At least one Short Answer and One Long Answer Question from each section is compulsory. In Statistics-IV, equal number of questions i.e. 50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates have to choose any two sub-sections and answer.
  • The papers on General English and General Studies will be of subjective type.
  • The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are given in Section-II below.

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination Syllabus

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam Syllabus
General English ndidates 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 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 Geography of a nature which a candidate should be able to answer without special study.
Statistics - I (Objective Paper) Probability
Statistical Methods
Numerical Analysis
Computer application and Data Processing
Statistics - II (Objective Paper) (i) Linear Models
(ii) Statistical Inference and Hypothesis Testing
(iii) Official Statistics
Statistics - I (Objective Paper) (i) Sampling Techniques
(ii) Econometrics
(iii) Applied Statistics
Statistics - IV (Descriptive Paper) (i) Operations Research and Reliability
(ii) Demography and Vital Statistics
(iii) Survival Analysis and Clinical Trial
(iv) Quality Control
(v) Multivariate Analysis
(vi) Design and Analysis of Experiments
(vii) Computing with C and R
Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination Syllabus
General English ndidates 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 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 Geography of a nature which a candidate should be able to answer without special study.
General Economics - I Theory of Consumer’s Demand
Theory of Production
Theory of Value
Theory of Distribution
Welfare Economics
Quantitative Methods in Economics
General Economics - II Economic Thought
Concept of National Income and Social Accounting
Theory of employment, Output, Inflation, Money and Finance
Financialand Capital Market
Economic Growth and Development
International Economics
Balance of Payments
Global Institutions
General Economics - III Public Finance
Environmental Economics
Industrial Economics
State, Market and Planning
Indian Economics History of development and planning
Federal Finance
Budgeting and Fiscal Policy
Poverty, Unemployment and Human Development
Agriculture and Rural Development Strategies
India’s experience with Urbanisation and Migration
Industry: Strategy of industrial development
Labour
Foreign trade
Money and Banking
Inflation

ISS/IES Examination 2020 Cut Off

Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination 2020 Cut Off
Category Minimum ISS Written Cut off (Out of 1000) Final ISS Cut off(Out of 1200)
General 435- 445 590- 600
EWS 410- 420 560- 570
OBC 395- 405 535- 545
SC 320- 330 465- 475
ST 200- 210 315- 325
PwBD-1 165- 175 370- 380
PwBD-3 205- 215 290- 300
Indian Economic Service (IES) Examination 2020 Cut Off

Category

Minimum marks in

each of the 6 subject /papers

Minimum of marks in all 6 papers (out of 1000 marks)

Minimum marks of the last candidate

Finally recommended for appointment

(out of 1200 marks)

UR

20%

447

608

SC

20%

359

538

ST

20%

374

536

PH

10%

200

290

OBC

20%

364

499


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