Union Public Services Commission (SSC) conducts UPSC IES/ISS exam for the recruitment of Junior Time Scale in Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service. The selection process of UPSC IES/ISS is done in 2 stages- written exam followed by Viva voce or Interview. Candidates must be 21 to 30 years of age to be eligible to appear for UPSC IES/ISS exam. To apply for Junior Time Scale in Indian Economic Service, candidates must be post-graduate in Applied Economics/ Economtrics /Economics/ Business Economics/ from a University or Foreign University approved by the Central Government.
Candidates applying for Indian Statistical Service must have bachelor's degree or Master's degree with Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics/Statistics/ as one of the subjects from a University or equivalent. The written exam for Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service is conducted separately. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for Viva-voce. The allotment of various posts of IES/ISS will be done on the basis of candidates’ performance in written exam and Viva-voce/Interview.
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Candidates must check the eligibility criteria to be eligible to appear for UPSC IES/ISS.
Junior Time Scale in Indian Economic Service
Post Graduation degree in Applied Economics/ Economtrics /Economics/ Business Economics/ from a University or Foreign University approved by the Central Government
Junior Time Scale in Indian Statistical Service
Bachelor's degree or Master's degree with Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics/Statistics/ as one of the subject from a University or Foreign University approved by the Central Government
Candidates applying for UPSC IES/ISS must be
an Indian citizen, or Tibetan refugee ( before January 1962), or a subject to Nepal or Bhutan, or
Migrants from Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, with the intention of permanently settling in India with certificates of eligibility issued by Government of India.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the online application form of UPSC IES/ISS exam. Candidates have to fill the application form in 2 parts. The candidates have to fill the basic details like name, category, gender etc in Part 1 of application whereas in Part 2, candidates must select mode of payment, upload photograph, signature and select the exam centre. The application fee of UPSC IES/ISS is Rs. 200 for General and OBC candidates while Persons with Benchmark Disability/SC/Female/ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. Candidates can choose the mode of payment either online or offline through SBI challan or net banking or by using Debit Card/
Master/RuPay/Visa/ Credit card. Candidates also have to fill the details of any one photo identity proofs like Aadhar Card/Driving LicensePAN Card/Voter Card/Passport.
Steps to fill the UPSC IES/ISS Application form
To know the steps to fill the online application form of UPSC IES/ISS check the steps given below.
UPSC IES/ISS Registration – Part 1
Click on Part 1 of UPSC IES/ISS application form.
Fill the basic details like name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, nationality etc.
Click on ‘Submit’ button.
UPSC IES/ISS Registration – Part 2
Log in to part 2 of registration with registration id and password generated at part 1 of application form.
Select the exam centre as per preferences.
Pay the requisite application fee by choosing the mode of payment.
The payment method and payment gateway are given below.
Specification of payment and payment gateway
Mode of payment
Visa/RuPay Credit/Master/Debit Card or net banking
Upload the scanned photograph and signature. The dimension about the photograph and signature is given below
Specifications of Documents
3KB to 40KB
1KB to 40 KB
Active Email ID
One photo identity proof like Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License
UPSC IES/ISS Detailed Application Form
The Detailed Application Form (DAF) of UPSC IES/ISS will be filled by the candidates who qualify the prelims exam. Candidates first have to register themselves and fill details including their name, roll number, email ID, date of birth and submit the UPSC IES/ISS detailed application form. The login credential details will be sent to the email id provided by the candidates. To proceed further to fill the detailed application form, candidates will have to log in with the roll number and password generated and fill details including Personal, parental, educational, Employment information, and upload the documents submit the application form.
Documents to be uploaded along with UPSC IES/ISS Detailed Application Form
Category Certificate (for SC, ST, OBC candidates if applicable)
Certificate in support of claim for age/fee concession, where applicable
PH certificate (if applicable)
Union Public Service Commission has prescribed exam pattern for UPSC IES and ISS. As per the exam pattern of IES (Indian Economic Service), all the questions are subjective in nature. All the question for all each subject in IES and ISS will be of Conventional type except Statistics Paper 1 and Statistics Paper 2. These 2 papers will be objective in nature.
UPSC IES Exam Pattern
All the questions asked in IES is in subjective in nature. Candidates will have to answer each paper in 3 hours.
Type of questions
General Economics 1
General Economics 2
General Economics 3
UPSC ISS Exam pattern
As per the exam pattern of UPSC ISS, the questions asked in Statistics 1 and 2 will be of objective type. Each paper of UPSC IES will have 80 questions with maximum of 200 marks. The questions asked in Statistics 3 and 4 will be of the descriptive type with short answer and the long answer. It is compulsory for the candidates' short answer and one long answer question from each section. In Statistics paper 4, candidates have to choose any two sub-sections from the subsections available. All the subsection will have 50% weightage.
The admit card card of UPSC IES/ISS is released separately for written exam and Viva voce online. The admit card of written exam is issued to only those candidates who fill the application form successfully. UPSC ISS/IES admit card can be downloaded by entering the registration ID or roll number and date of birth. Candidates who do not receive the admit card must inform the commission three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The admit card contains details like exam centre, candidate’s name, signature, time, photograph, date and guidelines for the exam. Candidates who qualify written exam will be issued admit card for viva- voce.
Details printed on Admit card
UPSC IES/ISS admit card contains the following details:
Candidate’s roll number
Address of examination centre
Category of the candidate
Date of examination
UPSC releases the result of IES and ISS separately. The roll number of qualified candidates for written exam is released by the commission in pdf format. Only those candidates who qualify the written exam are eligible to appear for Viva-voce. The commission also releases the final result of the candidates who qualify the Viva-voce.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the cutoff separately for written exam and Viva-voce for IES and ISS. The commission will release the category-wise cutoff. The cutoff of UPSC IES/ISS will be released in 3 phases - minimum qualifying cutoff, cutoff for written exam and final cutoff.
UPSC IES Cutoff
As per previous year cutoff, candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks fixed by the commission which was 15% for OBC and General category candidates. The cutoff for the written exam was calculated out of 800 marks for 4 Economics Papers. UPSC IES cutoff for all the 6 papers was calculated out of 1000. The final cutoff was based on marks obtained by the last recommended candidate and calculated out of 1200 marks.
UPSC ISS Cutoff
On the basis of previous year cutoff, the candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks fixed by the commission. The minimum qualifying cutoff for General, OBC, ST and PH candidates were 10%. The marks of all four Statistics papers will be calculated out of 800 marks. For all 6 papers of ISS was calculated out of 1000 marks. The final cutoff of UPSC ISS was calculated out of 1200 marks.
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