UPSC IES and ISS Entrance Exam 2017 Notification and Dates

UPSC Indian Economic Service - Indian Statistical Service Exam 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for Indian Economic Service (I.E.S) / Indian Statistical Service (I.S.S.) Examination 2017. Eligible candidates may apply online from 03rd March 2017.

The rules for a competitive examination to be held by the Union Public Service Commission in 2017 for the purpose of filling vacancies in Junior Time Scale of the following services are published with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Economic Affairs for general information:
i) The Indian Economic Service; and
ii) The Indian Statistical Service

Total No. of Posts: 44

Name of the Post:
01. Indian Economic Service: 15 Posts
02. Indian Statistical Service: 29 Posts

Eligibility Conditions

UPSC IES/ISS Entrance Exam: 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

Eligibility Criteria

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 2017 i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 02nd August 1987 and not later than 01st August 1996
The upper age-limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
(i) Up to a maximum of 5 years if a candidate belong to a SC/ST;
(ii) 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;
(iii) 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. 1980 to the 31st Dec. 1989;
(iv) Up to a maximum of 3 years in the case of Defence Services Personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country
(v) 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 2016
(vi) 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

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 1: 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

Note 2: 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

Note 3: 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 2017 as per Regulations given in Appendix III of the rules for the Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam 2017 published in Gazette of India dated 08th February 2017

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

How to Apply

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. However, if due to any unavoidable situation, he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc

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

Important Dates for UPSC IES/ISS Exam 2017

Date of Notification: 08th February 2017

Date of Commencement of Exam: 12th May 2017

Duration of Examination: Three Days

Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 03rd March 2017 (06.00 pm)

Date of Upload 08th February 2017

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