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 commencing from June 29, 2018, in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India dated March 21, 2018.
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 - 14 Seats
Indian Statistical Service - 32 Seats
1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PwBD (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) for Indian Statistical Service and 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PwBD (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) for the Indian Economic Service by the Govt. through IES/ISS Exam 2018
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.
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.
The candidates must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years as on August 1, 2018, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988, and not later than August 1, 1997.
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable as mentioned for the below categories:
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the interview schedule for the Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) exam 2018. Candidates who are shortlisted should appear for the interview on the scheduled dates.
The interview schedule for the Indian Economic Service is scheduled between November 12 and 14, 2018. However, the interview schedule for the Indian Statistical Service is to be held between November 12 and 15, 2018. The commission has called the candidates for interview based on the number of posts.
UPSC released the recruitment notification in the month of May to fill up 14 IES posts and 32 ISS posts. The commission has conducted the examination for ISS/ IES on June 29, 2018. Aspirants who appeared for the examination in June can visit the official website of the UPSC to check the interview schedule.
Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Indian Economic Service (IES) is one amongst the Central Civil Services. The UPSC selects the candidates based on the All India Entrance Examination scores. Candidates who wish to apply for ISS must have obtained a bachelor's degree with statistics/mathematical statistics/applied statistics as one of the subjects or a master's degree in the same. To know about the IES eligibility criteria, click here.23 October 2018
UPSC has released the official notification on submission of Detailed Application Form for written qualified Candidates of Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2018.
Candidates can apply from Spetember 28, 2018 to October 11, 2018, till 06:00 PM. The candidate should also scan their relevant original documents in 200 dpi grey scale and convert to a single pdf file up to 2 mb, before filling in the online Detailed Application Form.
Duly signed copy of the online Detailed Application Form along with original certificates are required to be produced along with self-certified copies of all the documents at the time of the interview, which will be published in the Commission’s Website in due course.
Click here to read more about the instructions to keep in mind for the filing of the form.1 October 2018
From September 28, 2018, the Detailed Application Form (D.A.F.) for UPSC Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination 2018 will be made available on the Commission's Website i.e. http;//www.upsc.gov.in.
All those applicants who qualified the written test of the IES/ISS Examination 2018 conducted by UPSC should fill the same and submit the form by October 11, 2018, 6:00 pm. Important instructions regarding filling up of the DAF and submitting the same online to the Commission will also be made available on the website.
The candidates would be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability (where applicable) etc. at the time of the Personality Test.
Click here to check your roll numbers and procedure to apply.27 September 2018