UPSC: IES/ISS Examination - Syllabus

(Syllabus) UPSC IES/ISS Examination



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 (Subjective) 200 3 hrs.
6 Statistics-IV (Subjective) 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. In Statistics-IV, equal number of questions i.e. 50% weightage from all the sub-sections below and candidates have to choose any two subsections and answer.
Note 3: The papers on General English and General Studies, common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service will be of subjective type.
Note 4: All other papers of Indian Economic Service will be of subjective type.
Note-5 : The details of standard and syllabi for the examination are given in Section-II below.


Section - II



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