Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Examination

The Indian Economic Service and the Indian Statistical Service are Grade A central civil services under the Government of India. They are among the most sought after services for candidates who have a keen interest in Economics and Statistics. Being an officer in the Indian Economic Service /Indian Statistical Service gives an opportunity to undertake economic analysis, render advice for designing and formulating development policies, strengthening delivery systems, monitoring and evaluating public programmes, etc. 

This article would give you a quick over-view of the Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service examination.

Educational Qualification:

(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a postgraduate degree in Economics/ Applied Economics/ Business Economics/ Econometrics.

(b) A candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained 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.

Age limit: 

Candidates appearing for the examination should have attained at least 21 years of age. The maximum age limit for General, OBC and SC/ST category candidates is 30, 33 and 35 years respectively.

Plan of Examination:

The Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service examination consists of two stages:

PART I – Conventional (written) Papers 

PART II – Interview

Part I: Candidates are required to appear for the following papers in the written exam.

For Indian Economic Service:

(a) General English – 100 Marks, 3 Hours

(b) General Studies – 100 Marks, 3 Hours

(c) General Economics I – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(d) General Economics II – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(e) General Economics III – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(f) General Economics – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

For Indian Statistical Service:

(a)  General English – 100 Marks, 3 Hours

(b)  General Studies – 100 Marks, 3 Hours

(c)  Statistics I – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(d)  Statistics II – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(e)  Statistics III – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

(f)  Statistics IV – 200 Marks, 3 Hours

Part II: The Interview (Personality Test) is worth 200 Marks

At the Viva Voce/ Personal Interview stage, candidates who have successfully qualified the written exam are interviewed by a board of competent and unbiased observers in order to check if the candidate is suitable for the post that he/she is competing for.

Important Dates for Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service 2015:

Last Date for submission of Online Application: 20th March, 2015

Date of commencement of Examination: 23rd May 2015

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