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Union Public Service Commission conduct written examination to recruit the Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service 2017. Eligible candidates wish to apply online can fill their UPSC IES ISS 2017 Application Form from the official website. Candidates are required to read the complete instructions before filling the Application form. All the candidates who wish to apply online can check the complete information like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, admit card, result etc through this page below.
UPSC IES ISS 2017
Total no. of vacancies – 44
- Indian Economic Service – 15
- 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.
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Age limit (as on 01.08.2017) – Between 21 years to 30 years.
Educational Qualifications – Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Economtrics and 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.
Selection Process – Selection will be made on the basis of Written Examination held by UPSC followed by Personal Interview / Personality Test.
Application fee – Rs. 200/- for all excepting Female/SC/ST/ PH who are exempted from payment of fee.
How to Apply – Application Form for UPSC IES ISS 2017 is available online at official website of UPSC.
|Online application start from||08 Feb 2017|
|Last date to fill the Application form||03 Mar 2017|
|Availability of Admit Card||13 Apr 2017|
|Date of Examination||12 May 2017|
|Declaration of Result||28 Jul 2017|
UPSC IES ISS 2017 Eligibility Criteria
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.
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 who has appeared at an examination the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this examination, but has not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the examination. A candidate who intends to appear at such a qualifying examination may also apply. Such a candidate will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but his/her admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if his/her does not produce the proof of having passed the requisite qualifying examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted by the candidate who qualify on the results of the written part of the examination.
- In exceptional cases, the Union Public Service Commission may treat a candidate, who has none of the foregoing qualification, as a qualified candidate provided that he/she has passed examinations conducted by other institutions the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.
- A candidate who is otherwise 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.
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.
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.
UPSC IES ISS 2017 Exam Pattern
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 :
- 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.
- 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.
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 questions paper must be answered in English, Question papers will be set in English only.
Viva voce—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 within and outside 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.
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the Centres, except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. Allotment of Centres will be on the “first-apply-first allot” basis, and once the capacity of a particular Centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a Centre of their Choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.
UPSC Selection Procedure consists of:
- Written Examination
- Interview/ Personality Test
All the candidates who have filled their Application form before the last date are eligible to appear in the Written examination held by UPSC. Candidates are required to qualify in the Written Examination.
Qualified candidates in the written examination will be called for Interview/Personality Test.
Candidates have to appear in all the rounds which is mention above. Qualified candidates in above round are to be called for the document verification round.
Document Verification: Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate is qualified for Interview/ Personality Test.