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.
The Indian Economic Service Examination (IES), 2020 will not be held due to NIL vacancy reported for the Indian Economic Service by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs). The Commission has released only the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) notification.
|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|
|Expected registrations||More than 2 lakh|
The official notification for the Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) was released on June 10, 2020. Candidates can apply online between June 10 and June 30, 2020. The written examination will be held from October 16, 2020, onwards.
|Indian Economic Service (IES)/ Indian Statistical Service (ISS) 2020
|IES/ISS 2020 notification||June 10, 2020|
|Starting date to apply||June 10, 2020|
|Last date to apply||June 30, 2020|
|IES/ISS admit card||September 2020 (tentative)|
|IES/ISS exam date||October 16, 2020 (3 days)|
|IES/ISS result 2019||November 2020|
|IES/ISS interview||December 2020|
|IES/ISS final result||January 2021|
According to the UPSC calendar, the IES/ISS official notification was released on June 10, 2020. 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 June 10 and 30.
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:
Note: 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness or Low Vision for Indian Statistical Service.
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, 2020, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1990, and not later than August 1, 1999.
The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable as mentioned for the below categories:
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.
The UPSC has released the Indian Statistical Service (ISS) exam 2020 notification on June 10. Interested candidates can apply online for the ISS exam until June 30, 2020.
This year, the Commission has released only the ISS exam notification. The Indian Economic Service (IES) notification was not released because of nil vacancy reported by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs).
The UPSC has delayed the release of notification due to COVID-19 outbreak. The official sources suggest that the ISS exam will be held for 3 days from October 16, 2020, onwards.10 June 2020
The UPSC has announced that the new exam dates for Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service (IES/ISS) Examination 2020. The written test will be conducted for 3 days from October 16, 2020.
The sources suggest that the IES/ISS Exam 2020 notification will be released on June 10. The online applications will be accepted until June 30, 2020.
Earlier, the Commission held a special meeting on June 5 and released the revised exam calendar 2020. The new exam dates were also announced for Civil Services (Prelims) 2020 and other exams. The recruitment exams were postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.6 June 2020
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced an important update regarding the Indian Economic Service/ Indian Statistical Service Examination 2020. The Commission has stated that the IES/ISS notification scheduled to be released on March 25, 2020, was postponed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Aspirants who are aspiring for the exam are advised to visit the official site to track the latest updates about the exam.
The official website reads, "IES/ISS Examination-2020, scheduled to be notified on 25-03-2020, has been deferred till further notice."
The UPSC scheduled to release the IES/ISS notification on March 25. The exam date is June 26, 2020.26 March 2020
The UPSC has released marks for non-recommended candidates in Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service 2019. Candidates can check their scores on the Commission's official site.
The scores are released for candidates who have opted for public disclosure of their marks. The Commission has released the marks 'with a view to provide a useful database to other employers to enable them to identify good employable candidates'.
The UPSC has declared the final scores on January 10, 2020. A total of 32 candidates were recommended for ISS and 32 were recommended for IES.7 February 2020
The UPSC has released the marks of recommended candidates IES/ISS 2019 exam. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination can check their marks online on the official website.
The IES/ISS 2020 exam date will be held from June 26, 2020 (3 days).24 January 2020