UPSC IES/ISS Exam Pattern 2019

UPSC IES/ISS 2019 Exam Pattern

The candidates must know the exam pattern as it is one of the important part. Without the exam pattern, the candidates cannot be able to prepare for the exam. The exam pattern for IES/ISS 2019 shall be according to the following given below:

Part 1:

Indian Economic Services:

Serial no Subject Maximum marks Duration of the exam
1 General English 100 3 Hrs
2 General studies 100 3 Hrs
3 General economics I 200 3 Hrs
4 General economics II 200 3 Hrs
5 General economics III 200 3 Hrs
6 Indian economics 200 3 Hrs

Indian Statistical Service:

Serial no Subjects Maximum marks Duration of the exam
1 General English 100 3 Hrs
2 General studies 100 3 Hrs
3 Statistics I objective 200 2 Hrs
4 Statistics II objective 200 2 Hrs
5 Statistics III descriptive 200 3 Hrs
6 Statistics IV descriptive 200 3 Hrs

In part 1 statistical I and II will of objective type of 80 questions with maximum marks of 200 in each paper. It has to be attempted in 120 minutes.

Statistical III and IV paper will be of a descriptive type. It will have short answers/small problems questions of 50% and long answers and comprehension problem questions of 50%. At least one long answer and one short answer from each section will be compulsory.

In statistics IV the equal number of questions that is 50% weight age from all the subsections below and candidates has to choose any two sub-sections and have to answer them.

The general English and general studies paper, both are common to IES and ISS and it will be of the subjective type.

All other paper of IES will be of the subjective type. The question paper in all the subjects will be of essay/conventional type.

All the questions must be answered only in English. The question paper will also be set in English. There will be negative marks for each wrong answer.

Part 2:

Viva-voce- The candidate will be interviewed by the board of competent observers who will have the record of the candidate’s career before them. The object of the interview is mainly to see the candidate’s suitability for which post he has competed. The interview is just intended to supplement the written exam for testing the general and specialized knowledge and abilities of the candidate.

The candidates are likely to have taken a rational interest not only in his subjects of educational study but also in events happening around the candidate both outside the state and within the state or country.

The modus operandi of the interview is not only strict examination but of a natural, though directed and purposive conversation, intended to reveal the mental qualities and the candidates’ grasp of problems.

The interview board will pay special attention to assessing the critical powers of assimilation, leadership, integrity of character etc.

Preparation tips:

The candidates should know the right method to prepare for the exam of IES/ISS. The candidates should have a basic understanding of the exam pattern and idea of how to start preparing for the exam. The candidates should first have the syllabus and exam pattern for easier accessibility.

  • The candidates have to set the target for the study of specific topics for each day before starting the preparation. This will help the candidates to cover the whole syllabus before the exam.
  • The candidates should focus on the greater priority topics compared to the other topics.
  • Prepare the weaker areas first.
  • In general English, the candidate’s vocabulary and grammar will be tested. The candidates have to display strong language skills.
  • Day-to-day observation of the trending topics is required for general studies.
  • The candidates should know all the basic information about polity, geography, economy, history, and general science.
  • In the statistics paper I and II the candidates can do well if they are well versed in computer application and data processing.
  • Don’t ignore the statistical methods. As it will help in scoring more.
  • Read the official national and international statistical systems besides sector-wise statistics and national accounts.
  • Be Familiar with the linear models also.
  • Know the key departments of NSSO ( national sample survey office)
  • Take notes for future references.
  • Take a look at the previous year’s question paper.
  • Take mock tests often to know how much they have studied.