(Notification) UPSC Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination (IES/ISS), 2020

Notification) UPSC Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020

No.12/2/2019-E.I(B) : A combined competitive examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Indian Statistical Service will be held by the Union Public Service Commission commencing from 16th October, 2020 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation in the Gazette of India dated the 10th June, 2020.

Post Details:

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 Statistical Service - 47

NOTE : 01 vacancy has been kept reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the category of Blindness or Low Vision. 

Minimum Educational Qualifications :

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 Statistical Service Examination, 2020 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2020 published in Gazette of India dated 10th June, 2020.

Age Limits :

(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2020 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1990 and not later than 1st August, 1999. 

Exam Syllabus:

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

Sr. No


Maximum Marks Time Allowed
1 General English 100 3 hrs.
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 General Economics-I 200 3 hrs.
4 General Economics-II 200 3 hrs.
5 General Economics-III 200 3 hrs.
6 Indian Economics 200 3 hrs.

B. Indian Statistical Service

Sr. No


Maximum Marks Time Allowed
1 General English 100 3 hrs.
2 General Studies 100 3 hrs
3 Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
4 Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
5 Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs.
6 Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs.

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 minutes.

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.

Exam Centre:

The examination will be held at the following centres :-


Application Fee:

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.

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