UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam – is going to be conducted on June 29, 2018, by Union Public Service Commission. Union Public Service Commission conducts Indian Economic Service (IES) and Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Examination every year. The Admit Card for UPSC IES /ISS 2018 Admit Card has been released by UPSC on June 08, 2018. The examination will be held for two Services. UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam exam is divided into two parts, the first part is written exam and second part is a viva voice, examination. The candidates have to perform well in order to select in the examination.

The application forms were released by UPSC the interested candidates filled the application form and after that, they will be assigned their admit cards in order to appear in the examination. After completion of the written exam, candidates have to go through the interview-cum-viva voice exam. The candidates can check more details about UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam on this page like application form, admit card, result etc.

Latest: UPSC has released the  UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Admit Card. Click here to download the Admit Card.

UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam

UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission. The Services for 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 Indian Economic Service – 14, Indian Statistical Service – 32. For applying on time and getting admit card for the exams the candidates need to aware of the schedule oh the UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2018.

Event Dates
Commencement of the application Submission 21 Mar 2018
Last dates for application Submission 16 Apr 2018
Last date for submitting application fee 16 Apr 2018
Issuance of the Admit card 08 June 2018
Commencement of the examination 29 Jun to 01 Jul 2018
Duration of the examination For three days
Declaration of result August 2018

candidates are advised to check and follow this schedule strictly in order to get selected in the UPSC IES / ISS Exam.

Application Form

Union Public Service Commission has released the application form for UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam on the official website of UPSC at The candidates who were willing to apply for UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam must have checked the eligibility criteria set by the UPSC. The candidates could apply for UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam by visiting the official website or by clicking on the link provided on the “Application Form” page. The application procedure has two parts and the candidates have to complete all the parts in order to fill the form properly. And further part one has five steps to complete the application form filling. The candidates can get all the details related to application form on application form page.

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:  The candidate must be an Indian National. or must be subject of Nepal or subject of Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention to set permanently in India.  or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from these countries  Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limits: The candidate must be at 21 to 30 years before or on August 01, 2018. There is a provision of age relaxation for different categories.

  • For the candidates who belongs to  SC/ST category will get relaxation of minimum five years.
  • For the candidates who belongs to  OBC category will get relaxation of minimum three years.
  • For the candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from January 01, 1980 to  December 31, 1989, will get relaxation of minimum three years.
  • For the candidates who belongs to  Ex-Serviceman category will get relaxation of minimum five years.
  • In case any candidate who is Personnel Disabled in the operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area in Defence Services will get relaxation of maximum three years.

Educational Qualification

The candidate who is applying for Indian Economic Service must have a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a  recognized University or from any recognized Insitute.

And the candidate who is applying for Indian Statistical Service must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects or a Master’s degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a recognized University or an institute.

Physical Fitness Standard

The candidates who are applying for the UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam must meet the physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2018 as per Regulations set by the official authority.


  • The candidate who is going to appear or is appearing their final degree examinations is eligible to apply.
  • The candidate who has already appeared in their final degree examination and the result of the examination will help them to qualify the eligibility criteria are also eligible to apply.
  • In both cases described above the admission of the candidate for the examination is deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation.
  • In case the candidate fails to produce the proof of qualifying the final degree examination, the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled by the UPSC.
  • In case a candidate who is qualified but who has taken a degree from a Foreign
    University may also apply to the Commission and may be admitted to the
    examination at the discretion of the Commission.

Admit Card

UPSC will publish the admit card on the official website at The eligible candidates who will successfully submit the application form with the requisite amount of fee will be able to download the Admit Card for UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam. The admit card of UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam also known by e-Admission Certificate/e-Admit Card. The e-Admission Certificate/e-Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post or by any second method. The only mode to get e-Admission Certificate/e-Admit Card is online by downloading the admit card on official website or on this page. A direct link will be active on the “Admit Card” page when UPSC will release the admit card.

Exam Pattern

UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam has been divided into two parts. Part I is a Written examination carrying a maximum of 1000 marks and Part II is -Viva voice of such candidates as may be called by the Commission carrying a maximum of 200 marks.

The whole examination pattern of Part I is elaborated here to make it understandable to the candidates.

Examination Pattern for Indian Economic Service UPSC Exam

Subject Maximum Marks Time
General English 100 3 Hrs
General Studies 100 3 Hrs
General Economics-I 200 3 Hrs
General Economics-II 200 3 Hrs
General Economics-III 200 3 Hrs
Indian Economics 200 3 Hrs

Examination Pattern for Indian Statistical Service UPSC Exam

Subject Maximum Marks Time
General English 100 3 Hrs
General Studies 100 3 Hrs
Statistics-I (Objective) 200 2 hrs
Statistics-II (Objective) 200 2 hrs
Statistics-III (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs
Statistics-IV (Descriptive) 200 3 hrs

The question paper in all subjects in Indian Economic Service Examination and in  Indian Statistical Service Examination will be subjective essay type, except for Statistics-I and Statistics-II.

The question paper will be in only English language. And the candidates have to answer all the question in English only.

The Part II of the UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam is a Viva Voice examination. 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 Viva Voice examination is to assess the suitability of the candidate for the service which has competed by the candidate.

Marking Scheme

  • The marking scheme of the Indian Economic Service Examination will according to the handwriting of the candidate. If handwriting of the candidate is not easily legible, a deduction will be made on it.


The syllabus of UPSC IES / ISS Exam 2018  is given here.

Answer Key

UPSC will release the  UPSC IES / ISS Answer Key 2018 after the examination process on the official website at One point should be noted by the candidates who will appear for the examination. UPSC will release the Answer Keys of Statistics-I, Statistics- II, for Indian Statistical Service Examination. As rest of the exams are subjective or partially subjective. By comparing the answers in the key and that marked in the exam, you get some idea about Result of IES / ISS 2018. The candidates can get the answer keys on the official website of UPSC or candidates can check the same from the “Answer Key” Page


After successful conduction of exams, UPSC will release the result for the written exam. The result for UPSC IES / ISS 2018 Exam will be released on The candidates who will appear in the exam will be able to check the result on the official website or on the “Result” page by clicking on the Result in the quick link section. After successful conduction of the written examination, the selected candidates shall be asked for the submission of Detailed Application Form (DAF) online. The intimation to submit Detailed Application Form (DAF) online will be sent electronically.

Selection Process

The whole selection process for the Indian Economic Services and Indian Statical Services is comprised of two parts of the examination. First, part is Written examination, the second part is Interview-cum-viva voice examination.

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