IES/ISS Exam

Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Exam

What is IES/ISS Exam?

The Indian Economic Service along with Indian Statistical Service is the administrative inter-ministerial civil service under Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India.

The Indian Economic Service was introduced for formulating and implementing economic policies and programmes in India. With the initiation of large-scale economic reforms in 1991 and the proliferation of the regulatory role of the government, such analysis and advice within the domain of the service have increased manifold. For Indian Statistical Service, all statistical posts of different ministries and departments were pooled together in the initial constitution of service.

A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services will be held by the Union Public Service Commission in accordance with the rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India. 

Indian Economic Service (IES) & Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Highlights 

Exam Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS)
Conducted by  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency Once a year
Exam mode  Pen and paper-based (Offline) 
Number of attempts  6
Duration of the examination  3 days
Vacancies (approximately) IES – 32 & ISS – 33 
Test centres  19
Expected registrations  More than 2 lakh 
Official Website  www.upsc.gov.in 

IES/ ISS Exam 2022

The official notification for the Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) will be released on April 06, 2022. Candidates can apply online between April 06 to April 26, 2022. The written examination will be held from June 24 to 26 2022 (3 Days).

Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2022
IES/ISS 2022 notification  April 06, 2022
Starting date to apply  April 06, 2022
Last date to apply  April 26, 2022
IES/ISS admit card  June 2022 (tentative) 
IES/ISS exam date  June 24 to 26 2022 (3 days) 
IES/ISS result 2021 August 2022
IES/ISS interview  September 2022
IES/ISS final result  October 2022

IES/ ISS Notification 2022

According to the UPSC calendar, the IES/ISS official notification will be released on April 06, 2022. Candidates who are aspiring for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service can start their registration from the release of official notification. The official notification will also display the total number of vacancies. The online application window will be active between April 06 and till April 26, 2022.

IES/ ISS Number of Vacancies

Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this exam and the approx number of vacancies in Junior Scale of the Services are given below:

  • Indian Economic Service - Nil
  • Indian Statistical Service - 47 Seats

Note: 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness or Low Vision for Indian Statistical Service. 


Eligibility Criteria

  1. 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 January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Note:

    • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour 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
  2. Educational Qualification:

    1. For Indian Economic Service (IES):

       The candidates must have obtained a Post Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.

    2. For Indian Statistical Service (ISS):
     
       The candidates must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subject or else the candidates should hold a Master's degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognized university or a foreign university approved by the Central Government of India from time to time.

  3. Age Limit :

    The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years as on August 1, 2021, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1991, and not later than August 1, 2000.

    The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable as mentioned for the below categories:

    • Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe - 5 Years
    • Other Backward Classes - 3 Years
    • If a candidate has ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1990, - 5 Years
    • 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
    • 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 August 1, 2021
    • Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of (a) blindness & low vision, (b) deaf & 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

Roles and Responsibilities

IES is the gateway to the central service as Group A officers. Aspirants who successfully pass IES/ISS examination are placed in various cadre posts 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. 

The posts are primarily located in Ministries/ Departments dealing with economic and social sectors. Besides Cadre posts, IES officers go on deputation to serve in various domestic and international organizations such as UN bodies, foreign governments, state governments and regulatory bodies. Officers from the service are also appointed on deputation to posts in the Central Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme. 

The places of posting are usually in the State capitals or New Delhi. A candidate selected at a favorable age can expect to rise quite high in the career and touch the level of even Secretary to the Government of India, in any Ministry concerned with economic affairs.

UPSC IES/ISS Detailed Application Form 2021 Released

The UPSC has activated the Detailed Application Form 2021 link for Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) exam. Candidates can fill the DAF between September 15 and 28, 2021. 

16 September 2021
IES & ISS Result 2021 Declared

The UPSC has released the Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) written exam result 2021. Candidates need to check their result using the roll number. A total of 32 candidates were shortlisted for the IES exam. A total of 24 candidates were shortlisted for the ISS exam. 

The notice reads, "No request for change in the date and time of Personality Test intimated to the candidates will ordinarily be entertained under any circumstances."

10 September 2021
UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Marks Released

The UPSC has released the IES/ISS marks of recommended candidates. One can access the marks on the official website - upsc.gov.in. 

The Commission has conducted the exam from October 16 to 18, 2020. The final result was declared after the interview. The recruitment notice was released for 50 IES and 15 ISS vacancies. 

13 August 2021
UPSC Releases IES/ISS Admit Card 2021

The UPSC has released the Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) admit card 2021. The registered candidates can download IES/ISS admit card 2021 on the official website - www.upsc.gov.in. 

The Commission will conduct the written exam from July 16 to 18, 2021. The exam results will be released in August/September 2021. The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the interview round. 

30 June 2021
UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Time Table Released

The UPSC has released the time table for the Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination 2021. The UPSC IES/ISS will be held from July 16, 17 and 18, 2021. The admit card is likely to be released anytime soon. 

The written exam consists of 6 papers. The General English and General Studies are descriptive papers. The Statistics 1 and 2 paper are objective. 

24 June 2021
UPSC IES/ISS 2020 Interview Schedule Released
UPSC IES/ISS 2021: Last Day To Withdraw Applications
UPSC IES/ISS 2021 Application Withdrawal Window Activated
IES/ISS 2021: Last Day To Apply Online
UPSC Postpones IES/ISS Interview 2020
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