(Notification) UPSC Indian Economic Service/Indian
Statistical Service Examination, 2017
No.12/5/2016-E.I(B) : A combined competitive examination for
recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services mentioned in Para 2 below will
be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from 12th May, 2017 in
accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme
Implementation in the Gazette of India dated the 8 th February, 2017.
The Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this
examination and the approximate number of vacancies in Junior Time Scale of the
Services are given below :-
(i) Indian Economic Service - 15
(ii) Indian Statistical Service - 29
NOTE : 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PH category candidates
(Visually Handicapped) for Indian Statistical Service by the Government through
IES/ISS Exam, 2017 and no vacancy has been kept reserved for the PH Category for
the Indian Economic Service.
Minimum Educational Qualifications :
(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have
obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business
Economics/Economtrics 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.
(b) 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.
Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical
standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service
Examination, 2017 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2017 published
in Gazette of India dated 8th February, 2017.
Age Limits :
A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained
the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2017 i.e he/she must have been born not
earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1996.
The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan—
Part I- Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks in the
subjects as shown below.
Part II- Viva voce of such candidates as may be called by the
Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.
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
B. Indian Statistical Service
Note-1 : Statistics I & II will be of Objective Type Questions (80
questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper) to be attempted in 120
Note-2 : 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.
Note-3 : The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are
given in Section-II below.
The examination will be held at the following centres :-
Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates 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 SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of
Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore
or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
How to Apply:
Candidates are required to apply online only by using the website
www.upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application
Form have been given in Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the
above mentioned website.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS : 03.03.2017