UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is India’s central recruitment agency. It is authorized to conduct competitive examinations for various civil service vacancies in the Government of India. Every year the exam is conducted in three phases like UPSC prelims and UPSC mains, and Interview.It is considered to be one of the prestigious and toughest examinations with a 0.1% success rate. It is a national level competitive exam in India. It conducts the exam for all India services and Group A and B of the central services. UPSC is amongst the few institutions that function with both freedom and autonomy along with India’s higher judiciary.

UPSC IES / ISS 2019 – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the notification for the UPSC IES / ISS 2019 on March 20, 20149. Along with the notification, the application window will be open until April 16, 2019.  The candidates who have completed their Post graduation degree in Economics and is in the age bracket of 21 to 30 years can fill the form. The candidates have to submit the online application along with the application fee of Rs 200/-. The selection of the candidates for the Indian Economic Services (IES) and Indian Statistics Services (ISS) is based on the performance of the candidates in the main exam and interview. Get here all the details of UPSC IES/ ISS 2019.Latest: The application process of in UPSC IES / ISS 2019 will start from tomorrow. Scroll down to know more.


Last time only, for Indian Economic Service – 14, Indian Statistical Service – 32 vacancies were notified. After the releasing of notification, the number of vacancies will be clear.

UPSC IES / ISS 2019 Important Dates
Commencement of the application Submission 20 Mar 2019
Last dates for Application Submission 16 Apr 2019
Last date for submitting the application fee 16 Apr 2019
Issuance of the Admit card 2nd week of Jun 2019
Commencement of the examination 28 to 30 Jun 2019
Declaration of result Sep 2019
DAF commencement dates 4th week of Sep 2019
DAF filling the last date Oct 2019
Availability of admit card for Personality test 4th week of Oct 2019
Conduction of interview Nov 2019
Declaration of the final result Nov 2019
Releasing of ISS answer key for written examination Dec 2019

Eligibility Criteria of UPSC IES / ISS 2019

The candidate who meets the eligibility criteria laid down by the UPSC can apply for the UPSC IES/ ISS examination. The Eligibility Criteria as follows

Nationality:An Indian National is eligible to apply.And a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention to set permanently in India.  orA person with Indian origin, who have migrated from the following countries Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam.
Age Limit: The candidate must be in the age bracket of 21 t 30 years.
Age Relaxation: The candidates who belong to the reserve category are provided the relaxation in the upper age limit. the candidates can check the age relaxations form here.

  • For SC/ST category – 05 years.
  • For OBC category – 03 years.
  • For Ex-Serviceman – 05 years.
  • For the candidates who have ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir during the period of January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989, will get the relaxation of 05 years.
  • For the Defence personnel candidates who disabled during hostilities with other countries, or in a disturbed area.

Educational Qualification:The candidates who want to apply should have completed their Graduation/ post graduation with any following DisciplineFor IES

  • Economics/Applied
  • Economics/Business
  • Economics/Econometrics


  • Statistics
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Applied Statistics

Application Form of UPSC IES / ISS 2019

The application window for the Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Services will be open at The application form will be available on the official website. The candidates who are interested can fill the form before the deadline. For doing the registration the candidates have to pay the application fee.Application FeeThe application fee is Rs. 200/-. But the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PwBD, and female candidates are exempted to pay the application fee.Mode of PaymentThe payment mode is online as well as offline the candidates can use the Debit Card / Credit Card/ Net Banking for making the payment.In case the candidate wants to do the offline payment, he/she have to use the SBI Challan and deposits money in the nearest SBI Branch.

Admit Card of UPSC IES / ISS 2019

Once the application process of UPSC IES / ISS 2019 will over, all the candidates who will have filled the application form in time will be issued the admit card for the examination at The admit card will be issued 03 weeks prior to the examination. The candidates have to use the registration id/roll number and date of birth to download the admit card of UPSC IES / ISS 2019.For written examination and interview the admit card will be issued separately. Only the qualified candidates of written examination will be issued the admit card for the written exam.

Exam Pattern of UPSC IES / ISS 2019

The selection of the candidates is based on the written examination and Viva Voice. The candidates should note that the written examination is distinct for IES and ISS. But both of the candidates have to undergo the same procedure for selection.

Scheme of Written Exam for UPSC IES / ISS 2019

Mode of Exam: Offline
Nature of Exam: Descriptive Essay Type
The language of Paper: English, the answer should in English only.
Marking Scheme: As the type of exam is written hence there is no negative marking, but the marks will be deducted in case the handwriting of the candidate is not legible.

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

Scheme of Viva Voice for UPSC IES /ISS 2019The candidate will be interviewed by a Board of competent assigned for the selection. The panel will be of 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.

Syllabus for UPSC IES / ISS 2019

The candidates can check the detailed syllabus for the UPSC IES / ISS examination. The candidates can check the scheme of examination in the above section.

Examination Center for UPSC IES / ISS 2019

The examination of IES/ ISS 2019 will be held in the whole of India on the selected exam centers. The exact exam center will be notified on the admit card of candidates but at the time of filling the application form the candidates have to choose the examination center, and UPSC allocates the exam center on the First Cum First Serve Basis.Here is the list of cities where UPSC will conduct the examination

  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttak
  • Delhi
  • Dispur
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Thiruvananthapuram

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  1. I am commerce graduate am i eligible for ISS

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