The Union Public Service Commission has notified the competitive examination for filling the approximate number of vacancies in Junior Time Scale in the Government Sector & Department. Those candidates who applying for this UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) / Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam 2016 should ensure and 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. Candidates can check the complete details of UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2016 like application process, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.
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UPSC Indian Economic Service (IES) / Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Exam 2016
Those candidates who satisfy with the eligibility conditions mention below can apply only from the official website www.upsc.gov.in on or before the last date of application. Admit Card will be issued for the examination before few days of exam which will be held in the month of May 2016. Mere issue of e-Admit Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. The result for UPSC IES/ISS Exam will be declared after the examination.
- Indian Economic Service – 15
- Indian Statistical Service – 13
Note : 1 (one) vacancy has been kept reserved for PH category candidate for Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy for Indian Statistical Service by the Government through IES/ISS Exam, 2016 and two backlog vacancies have been kept reserved for the PH Category candidates (one for Hearing Impairment Category and one for Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy) in the Indian Economic Service through IES/ISS Exam, 2016.
Schedule for the UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2016 is given below.
|Online Application submission start from||16 Jan 2016|
|Last date for apply online application form||12 Feb 2016|
|Availablity of Admit card||04 Mar 2016|
|Last date for downloading admit card online||04 Apr 2016|
|Date of Examination||13 May 2016|
|Declaration of Written Exam Result||18 Jun 2016|
UPSC IES/ISS Eligibility Criteria
- A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by an Act 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.
- A 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.
A candidate must be either :
- A citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan Refugee Who came over to India before 01 Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- 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. 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 aller the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.
- A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have anameo the age of 30 years on 1 Aug 2016, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2 Aug 1986 and not later than 01 Aug 1995.
- The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable as follows:-
- upto a maximum of five years if a candidate be longs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
- upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
- upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 01 Jan 1980 to the 31 Dec 1989.
- upto 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: upto 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 01 Aug 2016 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2016) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
- upto 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 01 Aug 2016 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issue a certificate that they can apply for Civil employment and that they will be released on three month’s notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
- upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2016 published in Gazette of India dated 16 Jan 2016.
Scheme of Examination
The examination shall be conducted according to the following Plan:
Part I – Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the sublevels as shown below.
Part II – Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the Commission, carrying a maximum of 200 marks.
PART – I
The subjects of the written examination under Part I, the maximum marks allotted to each subject / paper and the time allowed shall be as follows.
A. Indian Economic Service
|SI.No.||Subject||Maximum marks||Time allowed|
|1||General English||100||3 hours|
|2||General Siudies||100||3 hours|
|3||General Economics·1||200||3 hours|
|4||General Economics-II||200||3 hours|
|5||General Economics·1II||200||3 hours|
|6||Indian Economics||200||3 hours|
B. Indian Statistical Service
|SI.No.||Subject||Maximum marks||Time allowed|
|1||General English||100||3 hours|
|2||General Studies||100||3 hours|
|3||Statistics-I (Objective)||200||3 hours|
|4||Statistics-II (Objective)||200||3 hours|
- Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120 minutes.
- Statistics III & 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, common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type.
- All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.
- The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are given in Section II below.
- The question papers in all subjects in Indian Economic Service Examination and in Indian Statistical Service Examination will be of Conventional (essay type except in Statistics Paper I and Statistics Paper II which are Objective Type Papers.
- All question papers must be answered in English : Question papers will be sent in English only.
Part II – Viva Voice
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 with in and out side 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.