Exam Dates for Indian Economic Services (IES) / Indian Statistical Service (ISS) released by UPSC.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the exam dates for the Indian Economic Services (IES) or Indian Statistical Service (ISS) examinations. As per the exam schedule, the exam will be held from October 16 to 18, 2020 in two shifts. The morning shift will be held from 9 am to 12 noon, and the afternoon shift from 2- 5 pm. Candidates can check the detailed schedule at the website- upsc.gov.in.

UPSC IES/ISS Exam Schedule 2020 

Date Paper  Time
October 16, 2020 General English (Descriptive) 9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
General Studies (Descriptive) 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M
October 17, 2020 General Economics-I (Descriptive) 9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
Statistics – I (Objective) 9.00 A.M to 11.00 A.M
General Economics-II (Descriptive) 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M
Statistics – II (Objective) 2.00 P.M to 4.00 P.M
October 18, 2020 General Economics-III (Descriptive) 9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
Statistics –III (Descriptive) 9.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
Indian Economics (Descriptive) 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M
Statistics – IV (Descriptive) 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M


Candidates will have to appear for a written exam carrying 1000 marks. Those who clear the written part will be called for viva voice for 200 marks. The papers on General English and General Studies will be common to both Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service.

Total of 62 vacancies have been announced this year under UPSC IES ISS recruitment notification. 15 vacancies are advertised for IES and 47 vacancies were advertised for the ISS.