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UPSC IES and ISS Entrance Exam 2018 Dates, Application

UPSC Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service Exam 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for Indian Economic Service (I.E.S) / Indian Statistical Service (I.S.S.) Examination 2018.

UPSC IES & IIS Exam 2018

A Combined Competitive Examination for recruitment to Junior Time Scale of the Services mentioned in Para 2 below will be held by the UPSC commencing from 29th June 2018 in accordance with the Rules published by the Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation in the Gazette of India dated the 21st March 2018

The Exam will be held at the following centres - Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Allahabad, Jammu, Bangalore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Cuttak, Shillong, Delhi, Shimla, Dispur Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad

No. of Vacancies

Services to which recruitment is to be made on the results of this exam and the approx. number of vacancies in Junior Scale of the Services are given below
Indian Economic Service - 14 Seats
Indian Statistical Service - 32 Seats

Note:
1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PwBD (Deaf & Hard of Hearing) for Indian Statistical Service and 1 vacancy has been kept reserved for PwBD (Deaf and Hard of Hearing) for the Indian Economic Service by the Govt. through IES/ISS Exam 2018

Important Dates for UPSC IES ISS 2018 Exam

Application Form Issue Date: 21st March 2018
End Date for making Application: 16th April 2018
Date of availability of Admit Card: June 2018
Date of Entrance Exam: 29th June 2018 (Friday, Duration Exam 03 Days)
Date of Publication of Result of IES/ISS: July 2018
Date of Interview: August 2018
Final Result will be declared on: August 2018

Eligibility

  • A candidate may compete for anyone of the Service only viz. the Indian Economic Service or the Indian Statistical Service, for which he/she is eligible in terms of the Rules
  • A candidate must be either (a) a Citizen of India, (b) a subject of Nepal, (c) a subject of Bhutan, (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 01st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India or; (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) & (e) above shall be person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India

Age Limits

A candidate for admission to this exam must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 01st August 2018 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1988 and not later than 01st August 1997
The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:

  • Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belong to a SC/ST;
  • Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of candidate belonging to OBC who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates;
  • Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate has ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from the 01st Jan. 1981 to the 31st Dec. 1990;
  • Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country
  • Up to a maximum of 5 years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 01st August 2017
  • Up to a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically disabled persons

Educational Qualifications

For Indian Economic Service:

  • A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics 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 u/s 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Govt. from time to time

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For Indian Statistical Service:

  • 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 u/s 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Govt. from time to time

Note:

  • A candidate, who has appeared at an exam the passing of which would render them eligible to appear at this examination, but have not been informed of the result, may apply for admission to the exam. Candidates who intended to appear at such a qualifying exam may also apply; such candidates will be admitted to the exam, if otherwise eligible, but their admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce the proof of having passed the requisite qualifying exam along with the detailed application form which will be required to be submitted by the candidates who qualify on the results of the written part of the exam
  • 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 exam
  • 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 exam at the discretion of the Commission

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standard for admission to Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam 2018 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam

Fee Details

  • Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PH candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash or by using Net Banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

Exam Pattern for UPSC IES/ISS 2018

There will be six papers in IES exam including General Economics-I, General English and General Studies, General Economics-II, Indian Economics and General Economics-III.

There will six papers in ISS exam including General Studies and General English, Statics-I, II, III and IV.

Every paper will be of 200 marks excluding General Studies and General English which will of 100 marks.

Negative marking rule will be applicable. It means deduction of 1/3 marks will be done for every wrong entry.

The language mode of the exam will be English only.

UPSC IES ISS 2018 Admit Card

It will be only possible to download the IES ISS 2018 admit card through the official web portal of Union Public Service Commission
Do not expect your admit card in the Physical mode as it will be only downloaded from the official website www.upsconline.nic.in

Applications

  • Candidates are required to apply online using the www.upsconline.nic.in
  • Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website. The applicants are advised to submit only single application
  • The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID
  • All candidates, whether already in Govt. Service, or in Govt. owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should apply directly to the Commission
  • All the applicants are required to provide valid and active email id and mobile numbers while filling up online application forms as the Commission will be using electronic mode for communication

For more information visit the website: www.upsconline.nic.in